Patio season is here and restaurants across the region are ready to serve up some great grub! As our patios start to open up for outdoor dining, patio life is the hot spot to be this summer.
Our local food purveyors have been planning and creating some excellent patio experiences for you to enjoy this summer. They deserve all the recognition and support in the world while navigating toward a season full of local flavours. But where to start? Whether you are a local or on a road trip this summer, we’ve put together a list of ten patios throughout the Orillia and Lake Country region that you don’t want to miss this summer.
Rustica Pizza Vino – Orillia
Located in the heart of Orillia’s historic downtown, the European-style patio’s atmosphere is an inviting oasis of colourful plants and hanging lights. Take it all in while enjoying one of the restaurant’s many wood-fired Neapolitan pizza options and a wide selection of wines.
The Common Stove – Orillia
Hiding in a little nook off of Orillia’s Mississaga Street, The Common Stove’s “Swinton’s Speakeasy” patio is sure to charm. With its relaxed vibe and a focus on locally sourced meats and vegetables, this patio will have you in good spirits. Speaking of which, there is a long list to choose from. This wood-fired dining experience is one you surely won’t forget.
Horseshoe Resort – Oro-Medonte
With a 50,000-square-foot patio on the grounds, it is hard to beat the view at Horseshoe Resort. Surrounded by the greenery of rolling hills, take in the fresh air while enjoying a tasty lunch cooked over a BBQ and a cold drink from the Crazy Horse Sports Bar & Grill. Pair this patio meal with some of Horseshoe’s great outdoor adventures, from tree-top trekking to a round on the golf course.
FARE Restaurant – Orillia
A delicious meal with a side of historical intrigue. Located on the Leacock Museum grounds – a National Historic Site – FARE Restaurant boasts the only waterfront patio in the Sunshine City, and the views are certainly worth the buzz. Pair a famous FARE cocktail with your choice of gourmet appetizers and relax under the twinkling patio lights on the shores of Old Brewery Bay. If you’re stopping for lunch, don’t forget to explore the beautiful waterfront trails and take a tour of the historic home for yourself.
Studabakers Beachside – Orillia
With its signature lighthouse structure near the Port of Orillia, Studabakers Beachside patio is one of the largest in the region with beautiful lake views. Conveniently located near Couchiching Beach in Orillia, enjoy a meal any time of day, from early bird breakfasts to a late-night drink.
Riverside Hideaway – Severn
A hearty home-cooked meal of ribs, pasta, fish and chips, and burgers is made even better by a waterfront view of the tranquil Coldwater River. The riverside patio is a real draw when the weather is fine. Guests can enjoy a coffee or meal outdoors and relax beside the river.
Pier One Resort Bistro – Ramara
A summer getaway staple on the shores of Lake Simcoe, it’s no surprise Pier One Resort boats a beautiful waterfront patio. From sunrise to sunset, this restaurant patio offers a view unlike any other of lake country’s horizons. Family-friendly and inviting, Lagoon City is the perfect place to experience a delicious summer on the patio.
The Sunken Ship Tropical Bar and Tiki Lounge – Orillia
It’s always a vacation at The Sunken Ship! This late-night tropical bar features a gorgeous cabana patio so you can dine in private and in style. Stay tuned for select nights where luau events take place, along with live music, trivia, and special offers on your tropical drinks.
The Ktchn – Oro-Medonte
Situated within the clubhouse at Braestone Club, The Ktchn features menus as lively as the views of the valley that extend beyond its bar and dining room. Inspired by the remarkable location, but open to creative interpretations and flavours, The Ktchn’s well-crafted cuisine is characterized by an eclectic perspective expressed through diverse dishes and fare.
Quayle’s Brewery – Oro-Medonte
Get a taste of farm life on the patio at Quayle’s Brewery. Nestled in the rolling hills of Oro-Medonte, this farm brewery is full of rich history, fresh air, and peaceful surroundings. Enjoy their large, spacious patio, or check out the twinkling lights in their stunning beer garden. Wherever you choose, a delicious flight of specialty brews and hearty treats are ready for you to dig into.
These are just a few of the many amazing patios available throughout our region this summer. Check our listings for restaurants with takeout and patios available.
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