Our Fourth Annual Guide to Outdoor Dining 

Want to eat and drink in the sun? Our guide will tell you where.

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Baci Restaurant Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Fifteen storefront tables on quaint street with umbrellas and shady trees. 500 Main St., 925-600-0600.

Barone's Restaurant Continental; lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner every day; full bar. Tented redwood deck with heaters seats about fifty. Courtyard in back with gazebo and lawn for private parties. Live music Fri. and Sat. 475 Saint John St., 925-426-0987.

Blue Agave Club Mexican; lunch and dinner; full bar. Front garden patio holds about 35 tables under umbrellas, trees, and heat lamps. 625 Main St., 925-417-1224, BlueAgaveClub.com

Pleasanton Hotel American, BBQ; full bar; magnolia-shaded patio with large dance area will feature tenth season of Patio Blues concerts every Thursday evening. 855 Main St., 925-846-8106.

Red Smoke Grill American, barbecue; patio with five tables under umbrellas. 4501 Hopyard Rd., 925-734-0307.

Roderick's BBQ and Seafood Soul food, seafood, and BBQ; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Covered patio in front holds ten tables amid flora; live music on Thu. 5681 Gibraltar Dr., 925-251-0610, RodericksBBQ.com

Stacey's Cafe American; lunch and dinner; full bar. Front and side patio with eleven tables under umbrellas festooned with roses. 310 Main St., Suite A, 925-461-3113.


Warehouse Cafe American; full bar with more than four hundred beers from around the world. Patio and deck overlooking the Carquinez Strait, with a BBQ grill and live music on Sundays. 5 Canyon Lake Dr., 510-787-1827.


Salute Ristorante Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. An awning shades the nine tables on the wood patio in front; fountains, heat lamps, trellises with jasmine archway. 1900 Esplanade Dr., 510-215-0803.


The Burrito Shop Mexican; sidewalk tables. 699 Lewelling Blvd., 510-614-9777

Cornerstone Café Californian; sidewalk patio with umbrellas seats six. 600 Dutton Ave., 510-562-2535.

Horatio's American/seafood; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; full bar. Nine patio tables, some with umbrellas, semienclosed with glass, overhung with a trellis; heat lamps at night. Patio offers a sweeping view of the marina. 60 San Leandro Marina, 510-351-5556.

Joaquin Deli Eastern European deli food; patio with four tables shaded by umbrellas. 275 Joaquin Ave., 510-895-3234.

El Ojo de Agua Mexican; lunch, dinner, and late-night; seating at picnic tables. 8119 San Leandro St.


Sam's Super Burger American diner food; three sidewalk tables with umbrellas and a side patio with two tables. 18401 Hesperian Blvd., 510-278-6339.


Bighorn Grill Steakhouse; lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner every day; full bar. Courtyard with tables shaded under cloth umbrellas, candle-lit, with heat lamps in the evening. 2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd., 925-838-5678.

Kilohana Grill Hawaiian; front patio with umbrellas. 1061-A Market Pl., 925-830-1144.

McNamara's Steak and Chop House Steakhouse; dinner; full bar. Five tables on covered front patio with a fireplace and fountain. 7400 San Ramon Blvd., Dublin, 925-833-0995.

Mudd's Californian, all-organic; lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; full bar. Front, side, and back patios seating up to seventy; garden with cloth canopy. 10 Boardwalk, 925-837-9387.

Pedro's Taqueria Mexican; patio with four umbrella-shaded tables. 1389 E. 14th St., 510-895-0660.


Cafe Bellisimo Italian; sidewalk patio seats twenty; shaded with large umbrellas and greenery. 1688 Decoto Rd. (actually right off Union Sq., behind the strip mall), 510-324-1463.


Babushka Restaurant and Deli Eastern European; lunch, dinner, brunch; beer and wine. Garden patio seating upon request; music and dancing at night. 1475 Newell Ave., 925-210-0779, FoodbyBabushka.com

Le Bistro French; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Two sidewalk tables under an awning. 1606 N. Main St., 925-407-8000.

Breads of India Indian; 1358 N. Main St., 925-256-7684.

The Cantina Mexican; lunch, dinner, brunch; full bar. Ten tables on back patio with creekside dining, nine more in front; both with trellises and umbrellas. 1470 N. Broadway, 925-946-1010.

Il Fornaio Italian; lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; full bar. Popular front patio with heat lamps and umbrellas holds fourteen tables bedecked with flora. 1430 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-296-0100, IlFornaio.com

La Fogata Mexican Grill and Bar Mexican; lunch and dinner; full bar. Twelve tables in front of restaurant on a covered patio with shade and ceiling fans. 1315 N. Main St., 925-934-8121.

Genova Delicatessen Italian deli with sandwiches, pastries, espresso, pasta, and sauces. Ten to twelve tables on sidewalk at each location. 1105 S. California Blvd., 925-939-3838; 2064 Treat Blvd., 925-938-2888.

Kaiwa Sushi Japanese; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. A couple of patio tables in front. 1534 Locust St., 925-274-9496.

Kinari Thai Cuisine Thai; lunch and dinner. Patio with retractable awning seats fifteen. 2195 N. Broadway, 925-937-8800.

Lark Creek Classic and contemporary American; lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; full bar with sweeping wine list. Enclosed patios with retractable windows in front, plus a sidewalk patio. Heat lamps, glitzy lights, and a fountain nearby. 1360 Locust St., 925-256-1234.

Pomegranate Mediterranean; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Twelve storefront tables with umbrellas on a tree-lined patio; view of Main St. 1389-B N. Main St., 925-944-9292.

Prima Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Popular loggia with twelve tables overlooks the street; enclosed by glass doors, opened during good weather. 1522 N. Main St., 925-935-7780, PrimaRistorante.com

Pyramid Alehouse American; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Fifteen tables, benches, and bar seating in back with umbrellas and heat lamps; front patio seating for 24 under an awning. 1410 Locust St., 925-946-1520.

Rocco's Ristorante & Pizzeria Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Hand-thrown pizzas and a vintage mural inside; four sidewalk tables outside. 2909 Ygnacio Valley Rd., 925-947-6105, RoccosPizzeria.com

Skipolini's Pizza Pizza, salads; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Back patio seats up to 95 with a fountain and a covered kids' play area; patio features a mural and is surrounded by heaters, trees, and bushes. 1535 Giammona Dr., Walnut Creek, 925-280-1100.

Stanford's Californian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Three patios with eighteen tables under umbrellas, surrounded by flower-topped brick wall. 1300 S. Main St., 925-944-0895.

Taxi's Restaurant Hamburgers; sidewalk patio with seven tables shaded by overhang. 1560 Newell Ave., 925-939-8294.

Tin's Tea House Chinese; brunch, lunch, and dinner; full bar. Ten to fifteen tables in front patio covered by a trellis; outdoor dining upon request. 1829 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-287-8288.


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