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Ed's Mudville Grill American; lunch, dinner, appetizers; beer and wine. Patio with trees, heatlamps, and a birdhouse. 6200 Center St., 925-673-0333.
La Veranda Cafe Italian; lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; beer and extensive wine selection. Large front patio holds three to four tables and faces downtown. Creek around back. 6201 Center St., 925-524-0011.
DJ's Bistro Czech and German; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Sidewalk tables under an awning. 1825 Sutter St., 925-825-3277.
Hot Basil Cafe Indian and Thai; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Storefront patio with palm trees. 790 Oak Grove Rd., 925-288-0000.
Luna Ristorante Italian; lunch and dinner. Two sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 2118 Willow Pass Rd., 100-B, 925-691-4080.
Memo's Cocina Mexicana Mexican; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; beer, wine, margaritas. Garden patio. 2118 Mount 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.
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.
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; breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. 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.
Marcello's Italian; lunch and dinner. Candlelit patio with four to five tables, shrubbery, and stained-glass windows. 515 San Ramon Valley Blvd., 925-838-8144.
Masala Indian Fusion Indian; lunch and dinner. 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 heatlamps shaded by roof, umbrellas, and foliage. In Danville Livery Mercantile, 416 Sycamore Valley Rd., 925-838-7611.
Piatti Mediterranean; lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; full bar. Patio seats sixty under heatlamps, umbrellas, and awning. 100 Sycamore Valley Rd., 925-838-2082.
Tandoori Chicken USA Indian fast food; lunch, dinner, and late-night. Seats twenty on front patio. 3850 San Pablo Dam Rd., 510-222-4737.
Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria Baked goods and lunch. Covered patio with four small tables and two open-air benches. Live music on Saturdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. through September 1. 4301 San Pablo Ave., 510-547-0550.Arizmendi-Bakery.org
Asqew Grill Californian; lunch, dinner, and snacks; beer and wine. Seating for up to thirty under giant umbrellas on front patio. 5614 Bay St., 510-595-7471.
Bucci's Californian-Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Garden patio. Outdoor dining in warm weather. 6121 Hollis St., 510-547-4725.
Buckhorn Grill American; lunch and dinner. Terrace patio with retractable awning seats 25. 5614 Bay St., Ste. 238, 510-654-2996.
California Pizza Kitchen Pizza; lunch, dinner, brunch. Patio with heatlamps and eight tables enclosed by a guard rail. 5614 Bay St., Suite 244, 510-654-0750.
Manzanita Vegetarian and vegan; lunch and dinner. Patio with three tables under big green umbrellas. 1050 40th St., 510-985-8386.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro Chinese; lunch and dinner. Patio with heaters and four tables. 5633 Bay St., 510-879-0990.
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill Mexican; lunch and dinner. Terrace patio with fourteen tables. 5614 Bay St., Ste. 233, 510-420-0450, Rubios.com
Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe American; breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night ($1 domestic beers after 9 p.m.). Thirty seats on a sidewalk patio shaded by umbrellas, plus a stylish waitstaff. 4081 Hollis St., 510-594-1221. RudysCantFailCafe.com
Semifreddi's Baked goods and light lunches, including sandwiches and chili. About a half-dozen tables under umbrellas. 4242 Hollis St., 510-596-9934. Semifreddis.com
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; lunch and dinner. Small terrace patio with heatlamps and eight tables. 5614 Bay St., Ste. 234, 510-595-2888, ZaoNoodle.com
Casa Robles Mexican Restaurant Mexican; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk patio seats thirty. 494 Mowry Ave., 510-796-4750.
City Beach American grill; lunch and dinner. Patio with umbrellas. 4020 Technology Pl., 510-651-1660.
Classic Diner American; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sidewalk patio with umbrellas seats twenty. 39403 Fremont Blvd., 510-651-7241.
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