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9 Patio Dining Options in Cedar Rapids

Does anything beat enjoying Mother Nature while having a meal and a cold beverage?

Patio dining options in Cedar Rapids are expanding each year. Here are 9 tried and true patios for an afternoon or evening out.


1. Parlor City Pub & Eatery

 Possibly the most happening place in the area, at Parlor City you will always find a fun crowd of folks enjoying great food, a huge selection of craft beer, and live music on the large patio space.

Bright restaurant eating

2. Iowa Brewing Co.

At this hip beer garden hangout you are likely to experience bicyclist, giant Jenga, live music and food trucks but you will ALWAYS experience national award-winning craft beer!

Group eating on a picnic bench

3. Cedar Ridge Distillery & Winery

Everything you would expect from a winery and nothing you would expect to find in Iowa. There are so many outdoor seating options, all of which offer stunning views of their vineyards and none of which are far from their tasting room. Check out there newly expanded bar and cocktail offerings!

large outdoor gathering

4. Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Bocce ball, twinkly lights strung above an ode to Czech historic decor, great food, and oh yeah…gold medal award-winning craft beer!


outdoor corn hole game

5. Popoli Ristorante

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the downtown Cedar Rapids riverfront on Popoli's patio.

empty restaurant patio

6. The Local Craft Ale House

This is a great stop for bicyclists along the Cedar Valley Nature Trail and spacious for all!

a restaurant parking lot

7. Local Pour Street Food 

Check out their great patio that is open throughout the year with igloos to keep you warm in the colder months.

side patio of a restaurant

8. Black Sheep Social Club

The spacious patio is a great place to relax, enjoy and soak in the season.

sandwich with sweet potato fries

9. Rodina

Enjoy a beautiful meal and glass of wine on this patio in the Czech Village.

wine with glasses on a table

And that's not all! Here are other area restaurants with great seasonal patios:

Blind Pig
Bricks Bar & Grill
Butcher Block Steakhouse
Casa Las Glorias
Clock House Brewing
Cobble Hill
Dry Creek Brew at 100 Main
Edith & Lucille's
Farmer's Daughter's Market
Goldfinch Tap + Eatery
Lebowski's Bar & Grill
Lucky's on 16th
Lu's Deli
The Map Room
Mas Margaritas
Moco Game Room & Hot Dog Bar
Nelson's Meat Market
NewBo City Market Inc.
Old Neighborhood Pub
Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant
Paradise Indian Grill
Pita's Mediterranean American Cuisine
Pizza World
Quinton's Deli
Sag Wagon Deli & Brew
Saucy Foccacia
The Starlite Room
Tornado's Grub & Pub
Urban Pie
Villa's Patio
West End Diner

Photo credits: @billylightning, @stewgetsbuckets, @lizzabel

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