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Memo's Cocina Mexicana Mexican; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; beer, wine, margaritas. Garden patio. 2118 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-691-6200
La Tapatia Mexican; breakfast, lunch, dinner; full bar with assorted tequilas. Terracotta patio with flower pots and adjustable awning. 1802 Willow Pass Rd., 925-685-1985.
The Dead Fish Seafood, steaks, pasta, salads; lunch and dinner; full bar. Patio on bar side has a view of the Carquinez Bridge and Strait, restaurant patio has umbrellas and heaters. 20050 San Pablo Ave., 510-787-3323.
Nantucket Fresh seafood; lunch and dinner; full bar. Twelve to fourteen picnic tables, some open, some shaded with umbrellas and awning. At the foot of Port St. on the marina; waterfront dining, also with a magnificent view of the new bridge. 510-787-2233.
Pasta Roma Italian; sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 1975 Diamond Blvd. B-140, 925-674-0400.
Blackhawk Grille California fusion; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; full bar. Double-tiered patio with seventeen tables, flowers, waterfalls, and a duck pond. 3540 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, 925-736-4295.
Bridges East-West; dinner; full bar. Fourteen grapevine-arbor-trellised tables beside a garden and large stone fountain; quiet, peaceful, and heated. 44 Church St., 925-820-7200.
Danville Prime Rib and Steak Restaurant A carnivore's paradise; dinner; full bar. Enclosed patio. 301 Hartz Ave., Ste. 103, 925-820-6996.
Don Jose's Mexican; lunch and dinner; full bar. Side garden patio seats sixty. 3168 Danville Blvd., 925-743-8997.
Father Nature's Shed Californian; patio with 25 tables shaded by large umbrellas. 172 E. Prospect Ave., 925-820-3160.
Faz Restaurant and Bar Mediterranean; lunch and dinner; full bar. Patio nestled in redwoods, with umbrellas, heaters, and a waterfall. Live music Thu.-Sat. 600 Hartz Ave., 925-838-1320.
Louka Contemporary American; back patio shaded with umbrellas seats fifteen. 267 Hartz Ave., 925-743-9180, LoukaRestaurant.com
Marcello's Italian; candle-lit patio with wrought-iron gates, shrubbery, and stained-glass windows. 515 San Ramon Valley Blvd., 925-838-8144.
Masala Indian Fusion Indian; side patio with umbrellas and heaters seats about twenty. 499 San Ramon Valley Blvd., 925-362-4900.
Patrick David's East-West; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; full bar. Covered patio with heat lamps, shaded by roof, umbrellas, and foliage. In Danville Livery Mercantile, 416 Sycamore Valley Rd., 925-838-7611.
Piatti Mediterranean; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; full bar. Patio seats sixty under heat lamps, umbrellas, and awning. 100 Sycamore Valley Rd., 925-838-2082.
La Ultima Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Eight tables on front porch and patio. 455 Hartz Ave., 925-838-9705.
The Englander Sports Pub and Restaurant American pub cuisine; beer, wine, and top-shelf liquor. Patio with eight tables shaded by beach umbrellas. 7294 San Ramon Rd., Dublin, 925-357-3571.
Tandoori Chicken USA Indian fast food; lunch, dinner, and late-night. Seats fifteen to twenty on front patio. 3850 San Pablo Dam Rd., 510-222-4737.
Asqew Grill Californian; lunch, dinner, and snacks; beer and wine. Seating for up to thirty under giant umbrellas on a front patio. 5614 Bay St., 510-595-7471.
Bucci's Californian-Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Garden patio. Outdoor dining at lunch and at dinner in warm weather. 6121 Hollis St., 510-547-4725.
Buckhorn Grill American; terrace patio with retractable awning seats 25. 5614 Bay St., Ste. 238, 510-654-2996.
California Pizza Kitchen Pizza; patio with heat lamps and eight tables enclosed by a guard rail. 5614 Bay St., Suite 244, 510-654-0750.
Cold Stone Creamery Ice cream; terrace patio with umbrellas seats 25. 5609 Bay St., 510-428-9655.
Fuddrucker's Burgers; patio with heat lamps seats about forty. 5614 Bay St., Ste. 232, 510-655-5902.
Manzanita Hearty vegetarian and vegan cuisine; patio with three tables under big green umbrellas. 1050 40th St., 510-985-8386.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro Chinese; patio with heaters and four tables. 5633 Bay St., 510-879-0990.
Pasta Pomodoro Pasta; terrace patio with twenty tables. 5614 Shellmound St., 510-923-1123.
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill Mexican; terrace patio with fourteen tables. 5614 Bay St., Ste. 233, 510-420-0450, Rubios.com
Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe American; thirty seats on a sidewalk patio shaded by umbrellas, plus a stylish waitstaff. 4081 Hollis St., 510-594-1221.
Townhouse Bar and Grill American; lunch and dinner Mon-Fri., dinner only Sat.; full bar. Wooden-walled patio with fountain seats about fifty. 5862 Doyle St., 510-652-6151, TownhouseBarandGrill.com
Zao Noodle Bar Chinese; terrace patio with heat lamps and eight tables. 5614 Bay St., Ste. 234, 510-595-2888, ZaoNoodle.com
Casa Robles Mexican Restaurant Mexican; sidewalk patio seats thirty. 494 Mowry Ave., 510-796-4750.
Chaat Cafe Indian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Shared patio with Starbucks under umbrellas offers ample seating. 3954 Mowry Ave., 510-796-3408, ChaatCafe.com
City Beach American grill; patio with umbrellas next to bocce ball courts. 4020 Technology Place, 510-651-1660.
Classic Diner American; sidewalk patio with umbrellas seats twenty. 39403 Fremont Blvd. 510-651-7241
Pearl's Cafe Asian/European; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Semienclosed patio, with an overhang and garden area, seats about sixty. 4096 Bay St., 510-490-2190.
Buffalo Bill's Brewery American pub food. 1082 B St., 510-883-9823.
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Coffeehouse menu with wraps, smoothies, and panini; wireless Internet. Orange and lime-green interior with orange daisies painted on tables. Four sidewalk tables under umbrellas. 24375 Southland Dr., 510-783-8801.
Irth Cafe Italian-Californian gourmet sandwiches; three sidewalk tables and a side patio shaded by umbrellas. 855 B St., Hayward, 510-538-IRTH.
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