Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

When the sun’s shining, the humidity is low, and the temps are warm, there’s nothing like a good lunch or dinner on an outdoor patio. Luckily for all those traveling to Owensboro, we’ve got tons of great restaurants that offer outdoor seating. 


Since everyone loves a waterfront location, we’ll start with some of the best outdoor seating options in downtown Owensboro – many of which give you amazing views of the Ohio River and the amazing entertainment venues located along it. 


Lure Seafood and Grille has one of the biggest and best outdoor seating venues in Owensboro. Located one street over from the river, you can enjoy crab legs, pasta, and tons of home-cooked seafood and steak while dining on Lure’s expansive outdoor patio area. Make sure to check their Facebook page for live music as well! 


Also located downtown, Burger Theory has every kind of gourmet burger you could possibly imagine (as well as a great Bloody Mary for brunch). You can see the Ohio River in all its beauty from Burger Theory’s outdoor patio and, even better, there’s lots of seating options available.


The Miller House offers southern cuisine and one of the largest collections of bourbon in the country, but you can really live the southern experience by dining on the restaurant’s enormous porch. The Miller House also offers a beautiful outdoor patio for dining. 


Don Mario’s Mexican Restaurant provides enough outdoor seating to wrap around the entire building! Located in downtown Owensboro on 2nd Street, you can sip a cold margarita in the warm sunshine as you take in all the hustle and bustle of downtown Owensboro. 


Fetta Specialty Pizza offers pizza by the slice, and you can hang out for hours on their back patio, where live music is often performed. Mellow Mushroom Owensboro also serves an array of unique, delicious pizza, and you can enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Owensboro as you sip a craft beer at one of their outdoor tables. 


Other great places that offer outdoor seating in Owensboro include SIP Wine Room (with excellent views of the Ohio River), Pub on Second, The Famous Bistro, Legends Sports Bar & Grill, Drake’s Owensboro and Colby’s.