There’s nothing quite like summer in Lancaster County. Whether it’s a clear, star-filled night or a beautiful sunny day sometimes it’s just too beautiful to eat indoors. Check out our list of the best outdoor restaurants in Lancaster County – enjoy good food, good friends, and great atmosphere.
Best Outdoor Restaurants in Lancaster
Cork & Cap
Cuisine: Seafood, upscale American comfort food and drinks
This eatery, located in the Cork Factory Hotel, serves Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food with a modern twist. Their “Summer at the Smoke Stack” event is running throughout the summer. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday starting at 4pm, they deviate from their standard cuisine and serve the special monthly menu with fresh flavors that include BBQ, tropical drinks and fare, and more.
Location: 480 New Holland Avenue, Suite 3000, Lancaster, PA 17602
Lancaster Brewing Company
A Lancaster County favorite, Lancaster Brewing Company is a great place to chill with friends and enjoy craft brews. Their outdoor patio is a summertime crowd-pleaser. Enjoy the benefit of living in a beautiful farmland area when you eat at LBC. Their dishes are made with fresh local food that comes straight from the farms of Lancaster County.
Location: 302 N Plum St, Lancaster, PA 17602
Be swept away by this family-friendly outdoor location. Loxley’s is a multi-story, mountain-themed American eatery at the Heritage Hotel, serving burgers, salads & more. One of the largest outdoor seating restaurants in the area – this two story building is meant to look like a larger than life tree house. Enjoy your evening on the patio or at one of the three different bars surrounding a tree in the middle, adding to the tree house theme.
Location: 500 Centerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub
In the heart of Lancaster city, Annie Bailey’s is an authentic Irish pub where you can bring your co-workers for happy hour as easily as you bring your family for Sunday brunch. A popular location for the young and the young at heart – this restaurant offers great food and a lively atmosphere.
Location: 28 East King Street, #30, Lancaster, PA 17602
Enjoy a dinner and a show as you watch the planes come in from the Flight Deck at Fiorentino. This outside bar and patio has a clear view of the Lancaster Airport runway. It includes giant shade sails, an open bar room, fire pit area, and live music on the weekends – making it a great outdoor location.
Location: 500 Airport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543
With a family-friendly menu and comfortable seating complete with overhead lights and firepits, Funcks provides the picture perfect summer atmosphere. Funcks hosts both music and trivia nights making it the perfect location to enjoy a beautiful evening outdoors.
Location: 365 W Main St, Leola, PA 17540
Mt. Gretna Hideaway
Tucked away in the trees of Mt. Gretna, this outdoor restaurant really does feel like a little hideaway. With live music on Wednesday and Saturday nights and trivia night on Thursday, this outdoor bar and patio is a great summertime experience.
Location: 40 Boulevard St Mount Gretna, PA 17064
Cuisine: Modern American
Pour is a local mainstay offering wine, draft beers, small sharing plates & brunch, and a cozy outdoor seating area. This cosmopolitan eatery on Gallery Row is a great way to enjoy a beautiful night in downtown Lancaster. With fresh seasonal flavors and a warm and artistic ambiance, Pour is the perfect summer night destination.
Location: 114 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Enjoy exciting summer nightlife on this new rooftop dining location. Self described as the place where “live music, art, eco-friendly living, and a good bit of Irish charm come together to have a beer,” Tellus360 is a wonderful date night choice. Rooftop dining includes a bar, an urban garden lining the perimeter, and great views of the city.
Location: 24 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602