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SouthPark Patio Guide

Fresh air, fresher dishes.

Charlotte's best patio spaces are in SouthPark. Home to nearly 50 restaurants and cafes offering al fresco experiences, the district is the perfect place to welcome warmer weather. Explore some of the neighborhood's favorite patios where you can sip, savor, and spend time together.


Al Fresco American

The Cowfish

Get the best of both worlds in the fun, inviting environment at The Cowfish, where you’ll find burgers, sushi, and their famous fusion burgushi. Stay cool on their shaded patio with a milkshake (adults can make it boozy!), and be sure to snap a pic at the Cowfish statue at the entrance.

Southern Pecan

Discover the flavors of the Gulf Coast at Southern Pecan, where you can find made-from-scratch, regionally sourced Southern favorites, like gumbo, oysters, catfish, and bountiful brunch options in a fun and casual patio setting. 


Enjoy a progressive menu of locally sourced small and large plates, a worldly wine list, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks on Peppervine's intimate patio, the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, go on date night, or gather with the girls.


Located in the Specialty Shops, this upscale chain features a menu dedicated entirely to sushi, so you can enjoy a dragon roll or shrimp tempura as an appetizer before savoring pan-roasted salmon or deluxe BBQ ribs. 

The Fox & Falcon by David Burke

With a modern steakhouse menu that reflects classic and new American cuisine, The Fox & Falcon brings prime cuts of beef to the patio overlooking Sharon Corners fountain. Choose from Raw Oysters, Rack of Lamb, or Roasted Duck Breast, or stick to traditional favorites like Prime Ribeye or a Tomahawk for Two.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

Take the white tablecloth experience outside at Del Frisco's, where you can select the perfect cut of steak and wine straight from their in-house cellar. 

Snooze A.M. Eatery

Mimosas on the patio, need we say more? Snooze A.M. Eatery has all the makings for a perfect brunch. Enjoy a signature pancake flight, a classic breakfast sandwich, or a big breakfast burrito, best sluiced down with a mimosa or coffee drink. 

Summit Coffee

Sidewalk Cafes

Greco Fresh Grille

Greco is the perfect spot for a quick outdoor lunch break or casual dinner. The Greek restaurant offers authentic gyros, souvlaki, and salads that are best followed by a slice of homemade baklava. 

Renaissance Patisserie

Renaissance Patisserie is an oasis for croissant-lovers. Patrons of this sidewalk cafe can enjoy authentic French bistro staples on the patio that overlooks the fountain in the center of the Specialty Shops.

Cafe Monte

Cafe Monte is a SouthPark staple for a reason. This French-inspired bistro between Whole Foods and the high-end retailers at Phillips Place is complete with sidewalk seating, perfect for people watching and crepe eating. 

Chez Marie Pâtisserie

Don't miss the unmatched sandwiches, sweet treats, and sidewalk views at SouthPark's Chez Marie Pâtisserie. The extensive espresso list includes everything from Americanos to Matcha Lattes, and those with a Parisian palette can select from different baguette-for-bread sandwiches before delighting Pain Au Chocolat and assorted French macrons. 

Summit Coffee

Sip on something refreshing under the bright blue umbrellas at coffee house, where java junkies can choose from basics like drip coffee and espresso, while those who prefer coffee-free options can select from Matcha Lattes, Hibiscus Berry Lemonade, and more.

DTR SouthPark

European Inspired

Leo's Italian Social

Leo's has everything an Italian-food-lover could want, and their large outdoor patio space, complete with string lights and greenery, is a refuge for those who wish to spend their summer nights on the Amalfi Coast.


You don't have to hop on a plane to be transported to the Greek islands. From Santorini to SouthPark, Limani serves up some of the freshest seafood around on an elegant, shaded patio.

Bentley’s Restaurant 

Boasting exquisite steak and seafood with a French influence, Bentley’s Restaurant is praised by diners for combining upscale dishes with a sophisticated atmosphere complemented by an intimate outdoor space that’s ideal for date nights and catch-ups over cocktails. 

Toscana Ristorante

Toscana is designed to evoke an authentic Tuscan setting and Italian charm, with terracotta tiles, wrought iron, and Mediterranean plants reflecting classicDiners will savor classic antipasti, and their generous handmade pasta list features double-digit options for both lunch and dinner.

Bulla Gastrobar

Featuring extensive all day selections, Bulla Gastrobar offers a covered, enclosed patio where you can enjoy Spanish cuisine. Diners can select two courses for just $16.50 at lunch and choose from a variety of larger plates by night with refreshing signature cocktails.

Dilworth Tasting Room

Reminiscent of the wine bars of Europe, DTR SouthPark offers an open air patio oasis where you can enjoy small plates or more "serious stuff," like Braised Short Rib and Seared Salmon. Plus you can find half-priced bottles of rosé every Thursday during the spring and summer.

Mano Bella SouthPark

Mano Bella  brings authentic Italian specialties to SouthPark, and the husband and wife ownership team is dedicated to fostering relationships with local food producers to showcase all that the region has to offer. After all, that's the true Italian way. Check out their upcoming farm to table foodie events, and be sure to visit their apertivio hour every first and third Thursday for wine tastings.  

Mal Pan

Salted Rims 

Paco's Tacos & Tequila

Spicy or classic, frozen or shaken, salt or tajin rim, no matter your margarita preferences, Paco's Tacos has something that will cool you off on any summer day. The Tex-Mex spot is home to 100+ tequila varieties and offers a menu developed by James Beard awarded chef and author Rob Walsh.

Mal Pan

What says summer more than tacos and margaritas on the patio? Enjoy a modern Mexican dining experience at the colorful picnic tables in the front of the restaurant or in shaded seating along the sidewalk. Guests can also take advantage of several dishes under $4 every Tuesday-Friday from 3-5 p.m.

Legion Brewing

Brewery Hoppin'

Suffolk Punch Brewing

Grab a coffee, munch on the globally inspired menu, or find adult beverages at Suffolk Punch Brewing, where you can sink into Adirondack chairs on the lawn or hang out in the shaded semi-enclosed space with garage-style windows.

Legion Brewing

Grab beers with the boys, have a girls’ day out, or enjoy an afternoon with the family at Legion Brewing, where you can enjoy burgers, sandwiches, and pizza that pair perfectly with seasonal ales or house-infused cocktails.

Village Tavern

Casual Corners

Village Tavern

The spacious patio at SouthPark’s Village Tavern is a breath of fresh air. With exceptional spacing between tables, you can dine on classic American dishes outside with plenty of elbow room.

Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse

The casual atmosphere and spacious outdoor seating at Duckworth’s will take your outdoor feast to the next level, and it's the perfect spot to pre-game before a Charlotte FC game. Enjoy family-recipe wings, loaded nachos, and BYO burgers with craft cocktails and a massive beer list.


Featuring a two story patio complete with umbrellas and padded seats, SouthPark-ers have been enjoying the famous chicken tenders, BBQ, and other comfort classics at Harper's since 1992. 


You don't need to break the bank to have an enjoyable night out. Find classic, scratch made American dishes like aged steaks and fresh seafood served under umbrellas on the Firebirds patio nestled in SouthPark's Morrison Shops.

Rhino Market

Rhino Market SouthPark has one of the largest patio spaces in the neighborhood, with plenty of shade, tree coverage, and string lights. Enjoy all day soups, salads, and sandwiches, or check out their list of draft and canned beers and wine. The SouthPark locations hosts trivia every Monday, and live music every weekend. 

Reid’s Fine Foods

Reid's patio is accentuated by their classic green and white umbrellas and woven chairs. Build your own salad or sandwich, select something from their kitchen menu, or grab a hot meal from the ready-made bar. Reid's is the perfect place for wine lovers, and they host live music every weekend. 

JINYA Ramen Bar

You can get your ramen fix any time of day at Jinya, home to an outdoor dining area with slatted wood tables and potted plants. Check out the rotating chef's specials, and outside of classic ramen dishes, you can enjoy Edamame, Pork Gyoza, Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Tuna Tacos, and more in the restaurant located outside of SouthPark Mall. 

800 Degrees Wood Fired Pizza

800 degrees Carolinas is one of SouthPark’s best dining spots, and their shaded front patio offers ample outdoor seating where you can indulge in wood fired specialties. Plus, those seeking bites on a budget can explore their $10 daily pizza specials from 12-3 p.m. or take advantage of half-priced bottles of wine every Wednesday.

See the full list of outdoor dining spots, or check out SouthPark's rooftop bars and restaurants.