Outdoor Dining Guide 

Our annual guide to the East Bay's outdoor dining options.


Alameda Wine Co. Tapas; dinner. Enclosed patio with seating for 12, dog friendly. 2315 Central Ave., 510-523-4963. AlamedaWineCo.com

Angela's Bistro and Bar Mediterranean; lunch and dinner. Patio that seats 30-36 people enclosed by railing with umbrellas and heat lamps. 2301 Central Ave., 510-522-5822. AngelasBistroandBar.com


Aroma Restaurant & Catering American; lunch and dinner. Patio overlooking the water with seating for 50 under a canopy, dog friendly. 2337 Blanding Ave., 510-8654-4484. Aroma-CA.com

Asena Californian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Six tables seat twenty on side patio with flowers. 2508 Santa Clara Ave., 510-521-4100. AsenaRestaurant.com

BarCeluna Tapas; dinner. Enclosed patio with seating for 12 people. 2319 Santa Clara Ave., 510-521-5862. BarCelunaAlameda.com

The Beanery Pastries, bagels; breakfast and lunch. Four sidewalk tables with big umbrellas, dog friendly. 1650 Park St., 510-521-8800.

Blue Dot Cafe and Coffee Bar Sandwiches, pastries; breakfast and lunch. Sidewalk tables. 1910 Encinal Ave., 510-523-2583. BlueDotCafeandCoffeeBar.com

BurgerMeister Burgers, hot dogs; Patio with seven tables shaded by umbrellas. Dog friendly. 2319 Central Ave., 510-865-3032. BurgerMeisterSF.com

Cafe Central Pastries; breakfast and lunch. Sidewalk seating. 2300 Central Ave., 510-864-0360.

C'era Una Volta Italian; coffee, brunch, lunch. Patio seating accommodates around 20 diners; umbrellas and potted plants; occasional live music. 1332 Park St., 510-769-4828. CeraUnaVolta.us

Chipotle Mexican Grill Mexican; lunch and dinner. Semi-enclosed patio with 10 tables, umbrellas, and heat lamps. 2314 South Shore Center Dr., 510-337-1592. Chipotle.com

Croll's Pizza Pizza; lunch and dinner. Back patio with 4-5 tables and umbrellas. 705 Central Ave., 510-865-6662. CrollsPizza.com

Daphne's Greek Cafe Greek; lunch and dinner. Patio with 7 tables and umbrellas. 2308 South Shore Center Dr., 510-769-1483. Daphnes.biz

Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge Hawaiian; dinner, cocktails. Tropical Lanaii seating for 20-25 with plants and thatch umbrellas, dog friendly. 1304 Lincoln Ave, 510-749-0332. ForbiddenIslandAlameda.com

FruittiYogi Frozen yogurt, noodles, tea, smoothies. Two sidewalk tables under an awning. 2321 Santa Clara Ave., 510-814-8899. FruittiYogi.com

Fudgelato Sandwiches, salad, ice cream; lunch and dinner. Enclosed patio with four tables and umbrellas. 2353 Santa Clara Ave., 510-748-9697.

Java Rama Coffee House Pastries, smoothies; breakfast, lunch. Several sidewalk tables. 1333 Park St., 510-523-2116.

Jim's on the Course American; breakfast and lunch. Courtyard with 15 tables, umbrellas, dog friendly. 1 Club House Memorial Rd., 510-337-9950.

Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden Coffeehouse plus pizza and pastries, soups and salads; lunch and dinner. Patio with benches and tables, flowers, herbs, and shrubbery. 1223 Park St., 510-865-2385. JuliesTea.com

Linguini's Restaurant Italian. Small sidewalk patio, partially covered. 1506 Park St., 510-521-2141. LinguinisRestaurant.com

Lost Weekend Lounge Bar popular with rockabilly types. Covered patio with benches and tables. 2320 Santa Clara Ave., 510-523-4700. LostWeekendLounge.com

Lucky 13 Bar with big covered patio decorated with murals of Johnny Cash. 1301 Park St., 510-523-2118.

The New Zealander Pub cuisine; full bar with beer and wine from Australia and New Zealand; lunch, dinner, late-night. Brick garden patio with cement tables and benches, shaded by umbrellas. 1400 Webster St., 510-769-8555.

Troy Greek; lunch and dinner. Three sidewalk tables. 2318 Central Ave., 510-522-2800.

Otaez Mexican; breakfast, lunch, dinner; bar. Tile patio in front with eight tables and umbrellas. 1619 Webster St., 510-521-9090. OtaezRestaurant.com

Pappo Mediterranean; brunch, lunch, dinner. Small patio with seating for 8 people. 2320 Central Ave., 510-337-9100. PappoRestaurant.com

Sandwich Board Deli; lunch. One bench, one table, and one chair in front with awning. 2412 Webb St., 510-521-3366.

Speisekammer German; brunch, lunch, and dinner; full bar with German beers on tap. Biergarten with picnic tables shaded by umbrellas. 2424 Lincoln Ave., 510-522-1300. Speisekammer.com

Sushi House Japanese, sushi; lunch and dinner. Glass enclosed patio with seating for 53 people. 2375 Shoreline Dr., 510-865-0999. E-SushiHouse.com

Tomatina Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. A rear patio features six tables with umbrellas for shade. 1338 Park St., 510-521-1000. Tomatina.com

Tucker's Ice Cream Opened in 1941, now serves more than 33 ice cream flavors; cake, fudge, pastries and coffee. Rear patio with greenery and a jacaranda tree seats around 25 people. 1349 Park St., 510-522-4960. TuckersIceCream.com

Wescafe Bagels, pastries; breakfast and lunch. Eight tables in front and at side of café. 1536 Webster Ave., 510-522-7200. TheWescafe.com

Yojimbo Japanese, sushi; lunch and dinner. One sidewalk table. 1221 Park St., 510-523-4120. YojimboSushi.com

Zeytini Mediterranean; lunch and dinner. Patio with 7 to 8 tables and umbrellas in shopping plaza. 2213 South Shore Center, 510-337-9844. ZeytiniRestaurant.com


Don Jose's Mexican; lunch and dinner; full bar. Side garden patio seats about fifty. 3168 Danville Blvd., 925-743-8997.

Cherubini Coffee House Sandwiches, salads, soups, pastries, and bagels; breakfast and lunch; beer, wine; coffees. Large porch, back deck, and a wooden patio for creek-side dining. 37 Alamo Square, #A, 925-743-0824.

Xenia! Bistro California cuisine; breakfast lunch and dinner; full bar. Around eight tables with umbrellas. 115 Alamo Plaza, 925-855-9000. XeniaBistro.com

Lawrence's Walnut Creek Meats American; sandwiches, burgers, steaks; lunch and early dinner. Outdoor grill with meats barbecued on the patio to 2:30 p.m. everyday. 225-B Alamo Plaza, 925-838-0505.

The Peasant's Courtyard American; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Patio with 14 tables, umbrellas, and heat lamps. 3195 Danville Blvd., 925-362-0088.

Yellow Wood Coffee & Tea American; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Patio with seating for 45 and umbrellas. 215 Alamo Plaza, 925-837-1234. Yellow-Wood.net


Bua Luang Thai; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk tables. 1166 Solano Ave., 510-527-8288.

Cafe Raj Indian and Pakistani cuisine; lunch, dinner, late-night; beer and wine. Sidewalk tables under an awning. 1158 Solano Ave., 510-524-5667. CafeRajOnline.com


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