The Best of the Best: Outdoor Dining in Youngstown, Ohio
Summer’s here, and what’s better than a great meal and cold drink in the fresh air? Nothing!
Downtown Youngstown and the surrounding areas are filled with restaurants and eateries where you can get brunch, dinner or just a cold beer while relaxing outside. So, here’s your list of the 20 best restaurants with outdoor seating in and around Youngstown!
Downtown Youngstown Outdoor Dining Options
Experience fine modern dining at Bistro 1907. Area restaurateur Mark Canzonetta opened his restaurant in the DoubleTree by Hilton, a refurbished, century old building oozing with charm, to give diners a taste of old-time bistro dishes with a modern Parisian twist.
Bistro 1907 offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, all of which can be enjoyed on their outdoor patio (allowing you to take in the hustle and bustle of historic Central Square while savoring a smooth glass of wine)!
West 34 is Downtown Youngstown’s newest restaurant and bar, located in the historic Wick Tower building. If you’re looking for modern fare with a friendly atmosphere, this is it! Grab a delicious entree or sip on one of their creative cocktails while enjoying the company of others on the spacious patio, located in the heart of the Phelps Street Gateway!
First opened in 1927, the MVR is a longtime dining tradition among Youngstown’s Italians and non-Italians alike. They have an extensive menu of classic selections as well as a variety of sandwiches and specials. Not only can you dine outdoors, but you can also enjoy a competitive game of bocce on the adjoining bocce courts!
V2 Wine Bar Trattoria
Since 2011, V2 Wine Bar Trattoria has been featuring beloved classics from Vernon’s Cafe (which is also owned by Vernon Cesta) and a variety of wines, cocktails and craft brews. Also located on the Phelps Street Gateway, V2 is a great place to enjoy the trendy outdoor atmosphere of the pedestrian-only area.
Gringo’s Tacos, Tequila, and Mezcal Bar
Forget fast food tacos, because Gringo’s is not your typical Mexican restaurant! Located on the newly opened Phelps Street Gateway in downtown Youngstown, Gringo’s boasts a wide selection of tacos and burritos, with the option to build your own, too. Have one of their cocktails in the outdoor seating area while enjoying the new pedestrian-only walkway.
Boardman Outdoor Dining Options
This upscale Italian restaurant is known for its high-quality, Roman-style Italian cuisine, delicious pizzas (straight from the wood-fired oven) and hand-crafted cocktails! The incredible food is only enhanced by Aqua Pazzo’s stunning patio. Its lighting and water features meld into a chic oasis, unlike any other outdoor patio in the area!
Double Bogey’s Bar & Grill
Double Bogey’s Bar & Grill is located in the newest addition to the Southern Park Mall, the new community event space known as DeBartolo Commons. It’s a family friendly space with American-style classics and bar snacks, along with an expansive indoor golf practice and training area.
The patio is where Double Bogey’s truly shines; their outdoor seating space is one of the largest in the area, with seating for dozens of guests, as well as four fire pits!
Stonebridge Grille & Tavern
Serving American-style cuisine in a comfortable bistro setting, Stonebridge serves up burgers, wraps, sandwiches, and hearty entrees. Their brick-lined outdoor patio is surrounded by trees, making it an unexpectedly private dining experience.
Magic Tree Pub & Eatery
With 41 beers on tap, in addition to their wide selection of cocktails and wine, Magic Tree’s outdoor patio is a fan favorite for locals and visitors alike! Their tavern-style menu will appeal to all diners – there are classics like pot roast, wraps and sandwiches, and vegetarian/vegan options too!
Live music and entertainment are staples, so be sure to check back regularly for a variety of experiences.
The Casual Pint
The Casual Pint, conveniently located in The Shops at Boardman Park, opened in 2017 and delivers a “fun yet upscale yet casual” atmosphere! Enjoy the family-friendly patio with loved ones or friends, where you can try upscale bar snacks like pretzel rolls with beer cheese, or share one or their delicious flatbreads. Don’t forget to grab a takeout six-pack or growler for home!
Canfield Outdoor Dining Options
Located at the popular Kennsington Golf Club, Kennsington Grille’s patio makes you feel like you’re dining at a private club! Warm, comfortable and inviting, you’ll love the large open space, inclusive of fire pits and panoramic views of the course.
Zenobia Cuisine & Bar
Zenobia is the stop for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food in Canfield! It has all the favorites like hummus, grape leaves and falafel, plus sandwiches and lamb or chicken entrees. Try these and more on their secluded patio that’s overflowing with flowers, trees and a variety of plants!
Napa Grocery Gourmet Market and Cafe
A recent addition to the Youngstown area restaurant scene, Napa Grocery is more than just an eatery – they have an excellent selection of specialty grocery items and even ice cream! Their menu boasts Italian-style sandwiches, and their unique pizzas set them apart from other pizzerias in the area. You won’t be disappointed in the food or the comfortable outdoor seats that surround the exterior.
Austintown Outdoor Dining Options
Barry Dyngles Restaurant & Pub
On Raccoon Rd. in Austintown, you’ll find Barry Dyngles, long known as the place with a funny name and fabulous food. They’re famous for barbecue, but their steaks, chicken, and burgers are not to be missed. The restaurant recently expanded their patio area and remodeled the entire building. Stop in and try it for yourself!
Mojo’s owners noticed that there wasn’t an American-style pub in the area, so they decided to open one! Grab a burger, sandwich, or one of their huge appetizers while enjoying their shaded outdoor seating.
North Lima Outdoor Dining Options
Steamers Stonewall Tavern
Steamers serves classic pasta dishes, burgers, and steakhouse favorites in a higher-end bar & grill setting. The DeNapoli family perfected their family recipes across the border in Pennsylvania before opening this location in North Lima. Don’t worry about the sun, their fully shaded patio has got you covered!
Just south of Boardman, Los Gallos serves up Mexican and Tex-Mex classics, as well as American favorites like burgers, wings, and ribs. Enjoy these creative dishes on their outdoor patio, but don’t forget to order a drink, too! You’ll be mesmerized by their menu of cocktails, mojitos, margaritas and more! Take a minute and browse their selection of fine tequilas – the finest variety in the area!
Poland and Struthers Outdoor Dining Options
Located in downtown Struthers in a historic building that once housed a bank, Selah is a self-proclaimed “hometown restaurant with a big-city flair!” Diners love Selah’s American dishes with a European and Mediterranean flair, a full cocktail menu, and a bakery with pies, cakes, and cupcakes!
Their generous outdoor seating area is topped with a pergola, further enhancing the Mediterranean atmosphere.
Inner Circle Pizza
Inner Circle Pizza in Poland has been serving up Italian favorites since 1972, and that doesn’t just mean pizza! In addition to their pizza, diners can enjoy the pasta and meatballs, “flatbreadz” and deli-style sandwiches out on their spacious covered patio.
Pour House Bar & Grill
Looking for some amazing trashcan nachos or pretzel sticks to go with your cold drink on a hot day? Pour House is your place! Their recently expanded outdoor patio has its own dedicated bar area, too.
Find Outdoor Seating for the Best Dine-Out(door) Experience!
Youngstown has an amazing variety of places to eat (no matter the time of year), but the area’s many outdoor dining options take all that great cuisine to the next level. With so many spots offering a patio and outdoor seating, you can make the most of summer months in Ohio!
Get out and have a good time while the weather is beautiful! And don’t forget to keep your eyes on Youngstown Live for all the info you’ll ever need when it comes to fun activities, events and food in and around Youngstown!