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Patio Dining: Metro Detroit's Top 10

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Meet Metro Detroit's Top 10 Restaurant Patios. Now that the sun is out on almost a daily basis and the nights are staying balmy, it's time to eat and drink outside as much as possible. We asked you about the very best places to enjoy the breeze, the sunshine, or the evening view in Detroit and Metro Detroit, and these are the 10 to try, as chosen by Eater Detroit's readers.

Is the map missing your favorite outdoor spot? Leave a message in the comments and we might just include it in a future version of the map.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Republica

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1999 Coolidge Hwy
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 268-3175
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Republica hasn't been around too long, but the Berkley restaurant already has many loyal fans, one of whom simply said:"Best patio dining". [Photo]

2. Local Kitchen & Bar

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344 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 291-5650
"Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale has the best atmosphere, amazing staff, delicious food and best of all, an outdoor sitting area."-Anonymous [Photo]

3. Anita's Kitchen

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22651 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 548-0680
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"Fantastic ambience on the patio. Evening sun hits the patio just right."-Anonymous [Photo]

4. La Dolce Vita

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17546 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 865-0331
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"This is an iconic restaurant, the best "table-side" ceasar salad, and live music in the bar on weekends!"-Skate "Outdoor dining???...La Dolce Vita!!! of course!"-SP [Photo]

5. Small Plates

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1521 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-0702
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With a true city patio in the center of Downtown, small plates is the perfect place to grab a bite on a busy summer night. [Photo]

6. Cuisine

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670 Lothrop Rd
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 872-5110
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Looking for great food and a great outdoor dining experience? "Check out the patio at Cuisine Restaurant in the urban setting of the heart of Detroit."-Anonymous [Photo]

7. Seva

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66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 974-6661
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"Seva Detroit has a large patio with a lot of seating...it's a great place to have a drink and eat outside!"-Anonymous [Photo]

8. Detroit Beer Company

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1529 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-1529
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Location, Location, Location. Oh, and beer. Walking distance from any major downtown venue, it's a great place to eat and savor a few beers. [Photo]

9. The Rattlesnake Club

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300 River Place Dr
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 567-4400
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The Rattlesnake is the ultimate patio dining, perfect for splurging and enjoying the good life on a calm summer night. [Photo]

10. El Barzon Restaurante

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3710 Junction St
Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 894-2070
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The secluded patio is an oasis, with the best of both worlds: white tablecloths and margaritas. [Photo]

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1. Republica

1999 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, MI 48072
Republica hasn't been around too long, but the Berkley restaurant already has many loyal fans, one of whom simply said:"Best patio dining". [Photo]
1999 Coolidge Hwy
Berkley, MI 48072

2. Local Kitchen & Bar

344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
"Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale has the best atmosphere, amazing staff, delicious food and best of all, an outdoor sitting area."-Anonymous [Photo]
344 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

3. Anita's Kitchen

22651 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
"Fantastic ambience on the patio. Evening sun hits the patio just right."-Anonymous [Photo]
22651 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

4. La Dolce Vita

17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203
"This is an iconic restaurant, the best "table-side" ceasar salad, and live music in the bar on weekends!"-Skate "Outdoor dining???...La Dolce Vita!!! of course!"-SP [Photo]
17546 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203

5. Small Plates

1521 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226
With a true city patio in the center of Downtown, small plates is the perfect place to grab a bite on a busy summer night. [Photo]
1521 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Cuisine

670 Lothrop Rd, Detroit, MI 48202
Looking for great food and a great outdoor dining experience? "Check out the patio at Cuisine Restaurant in the urban setting of the heart of Detroit."-Anonymous [Photo]
670 Lothrop Rd
Detroit, MI 48202

7. Seva

66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
"Seva Detroit has a large patio with a lot of seating...it's a great place to have a drink and eat outside!"-Anonymous [Photo]
66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

8. Detroit Beer Company

1529 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226
Location, Location, Location. Oh, and beer. Walking distance from any major downtown venue, it's a great place to eat and savor a few beers. [Photo]
1529 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

9. The Rattlesnake Club

300 River Place Dr, Detroit, MI 48207
The Rattlesnake is the ultimate patio dining, perfect for splurging and enjoying the good life on a calm summer night. [Photo]
300 River Place Dr
Detroit, MI 48207

10. El Barzon Restaurante

3710 Junction St, Detroit, MI 48210
The secluded patio is an oasis, with the best of both worlds: white tablecloths and margaritas. [Photo]
3710 Junction St
Detroit, MI 48210

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