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Enjoy the best dining Pittsburgh has to offer while basking in the outdoor culture of the city.
Trust us, when you see a giant mural saying "Welcome to Pittsburgh," you're on the right street for outdoor dining options. The sixth street corridor is a restaurant hub, with more than a dozen dining options lining both sides of the street and featuring cuisines from around the world.
In 2022, these restaurants expanded their outdoor dining into new, enlarged patio spaces, along with aesthetic improvements to the entire street, making it one of the most picturesque places to dine outdoors in the city. Sally Ann's, Alihan's and Alihan's Coffee and Breakfast, Braddock's Rebellion, Cafe Milano, Christos, täkō, Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, Olive or Twist, Sultan Doner Gyro, gi-jin and Giovanni's Pizza & Pasta are all located in this incredible dining corridor.
There's plenty of other spots to eat outdoors around the city, too. Featured below are just a few options at different neighborhoods offering amazing food across Pittsburgh:
Location: 1507 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Tucked away behind Carson Street Deli is a lovely patio (with heaters to keep you warm in the winter) just begging for visitors to come and enjoy a beer and a hearty sandwich. If you have trouble deciding on a sandwich from their enormous menu, the staff is usually happy to let you turn any sandwich into a slider so that you can order a few to try out. Be sure to check their schedule as the owner loves to offer free beer tastings throughout the month.
Location: 221 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
It doesn't get more scenic than Schenley Park on a sunny day. The outdoor seating at Porch offers a beautiful view of the park and the opportunity to enjoy some of the great food offered by Porch. On colder days, The Porch keeps warm with heaters for its guests, and if you play your cards right, you may even get the chance to check out the rooftop garden where they keep their own bees and grow produce used by the restaurant.
Location: 620 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Biergarten offers a unique city view as their gorgeous rooftop bar is sandwiched between some of the city’s larger buildings. Although they offer a limited German beer hall-style menu on the roof, you can also go right downstairs to the Commoner for a more formal dining experience.
Location: 1107 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Cafe Du Jour offers a very intimate dining experience in the historic South Side of Pittsburgh. Once you are tucked away in the garden, it becomes easy to forget that you are in the heart of the city. With a high-end menu that changes seasonally, heaters in the winter, and a great sense of value when you take advantage of the BYOB policy, Cafe Du Jour is the place to dine.
Location: 5321 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Pusadee's Garden is the absolute crown gem of the Pittsburgh outdoor dining scene. In addition to the fantastic Thai food and serene garden setting, restaurant-goers are permitted to bring their own beverages to enjoy in the garden. Be sure to call ahead to reserve an outdoor table, heated in the winter, at Pusadee's for a beautiful evening.
Location: 2339 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
The Double Wide Grill has been a long-standing staple of the Pittsburgh community due to its excellent outdoor seating and fun atmosphere. They offer an extensive array of vegan and vegetarian options, so even the dietary conscious can get down on the BBQ scene.
Location: 146 Sixth St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Gaucho Parilla has a new home on Sixth Street in Downtown and is just as tasty as ever. As you sit on their lovely rooftop space, you can enjoy the rich, thick smell of burning oak wood used in the Argentinian tradition to cook all of the fantastic dishes served by Guacho. Visiting in winter? Gaucho has heaters to keep you warm while you dine outdoors.
Location: 942 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
On top of the city’s popular three-tiered restaurant sits the rooftop beer garden, Il Tetto. Offering 36 drafts, wine, and cocktails, this bar is complete with various appetizers and a retractable glass roof, allowing people to enjoy the unique Pittsburgh views year-round!
Location: 3759 Library Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 | 1000 Washington Ave, Carnegie, PA 15106
Experience an authentic farm-to-table meal made with fresh, local ingredients at Mindful Brewing! Relax and enjoy the outdoors while sipping on a pint (or a few) with friends on the spacious outdoor patio. Visiting in the winter? Mindful Brewing has outdoor heaters to keep you warm. From their beer to their food, Mindful Brewing is committed to using local ingredients whenever possible.
Location: 4635 Butler St #2906, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Inside the city’s unique neighborhood of Lawrenceville sits a renovated funeral home with multiple bars, a coffee shop, a restaurant, and one of the city’s largest outdoor patios. Whether you head there for a coffee at 7 a.m. or a cocktail at night, you can enjoy The Abbey’s sizeable outdoor seating space, complete with heaters in the winter, surrounding a stunning swan fountain.
Location: 200 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
This unique food hall serves a variety of different cuisines and actually helps chefs start up their own restaurant. Four different chefs work within the Federal Galley, so there are options for everyone. Bring your friends and family and enjoy brunch, dinner, or cocktail hour outside on the gorgeous (heated in winter) patio.
Location: 1904 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Overlooking the bustling Penn Avenue is the patio deck of Roland’s Seafood Grill! A part of the city’s historic Strip District for over 60 years, this Italian restaurant doesn’t stop at pasta. They offer a wide variety of seafood, surf and turf, wood-fired pizzas, and of course, a breathtaking view of the city from their patio. Dining outside in winter? Roland's patio is equipped with outdoor heaters to make your meal enjoyable.
Location: 10 Virginia Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
This kitchen and alehouse is relatively new to the Mount Washington neighborhood and already attracting families and young crowds. With their gorgeous, heated patio overlooking the city, delicious drinks, and fun events, Coughlin's Law is a must. Check out their website for menus, events, and more!
Location: 930 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, Bridges & Bourbon provides an experience that is both interactive and social. Focusing on modernistic cocktails that are visually stunning & food that is engages your senses, you are sure to enjoy your unique dining experience in their outdoor domes. Reservations for outdoor seating is required!
Location: 214 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
We've already mentioned it above, but täkō is so good, it's worth mentioning again. Japanese/Mexican fusion meets street food in this one-of-a-kind menu, with unique flavors like their bistec, maitake mushroom and Korean tacos, even one piled high with grilled octopus. Their outdoor swivel stools are my favorite place to sit and eat on all of 6th Street, but they also have outdoor tables available.
Location: 2305 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If you're a gamer, or just love amazing fried chicken, Coop De Ville is the perfect stop to cap off your visit to the Strip District any time of day. Plenty of outdoor seating is available as you sip coffee from their coffee bar, inspired cocktails or enjoy their K-town, Nashville and other signature sandwiches. Stick around for duckpin bowling, a gigantic arcade with classic machines and pinball and billiards tables.