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Wichita's Best Patio Dining

When the sky is blue and the sun is shining, it's hard to stay inside. If you're making your dining plans and you want to take to take advantage of the weather, Wichita offers a variety of patio dining options. Whether you're looking for scenic views, a great place to people watch, or a place you can enjoy with your dog, you'll find what your looking for. Check out the options below. 

Chester's Chophouse & Wine Bar

Chester's Chophouse & Wine Bar

Located on the Waterfront, Chester’s Chophouse and Wine Bar highlights a patio with a picturesque view of the water. If you're looking for an outdoor dining experience that offers incredible lake views, Chester's is a great option. In addition to the covered patio, the restaurant offers two dining rooms, including a Lake Room that is available for private functions.

Chester's is Wichita's classic American steak house. Featuring fresh ingredients, fine wines, and an elegant dining experience, Chester’s is sure to impress! Guests can enjoy seafood that is “Flown in Daily,”  or steaks that are rated the best in the Midwest. Chester's Chophouse and Wine Bar has been the recipient of The Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence” for five year. The restaurant opens daily at 4:30 p.m.

Newport Grill

Newport Grill

Newport Grill offers a large patio featuring plenty of seating. The patio offers not only a view of the water, but also a view of water features like a fountain and a waterfall! Located in Bradley Fair, Newport Grill highlights seafood that is among the freshest in Wichita. The restaurant highlights an upscale seaside dining experience event to guests who opt to dine inside. The restaurant's design highlights several elements that will sweep guests away to the beach.

In addition to seafood, Newport Grill offers menu options like prime ribeye, braised beef short ribs and more. Featuring an extensive wine list, Newport offers the best prices in town. Options are available catering, events and private parties.

IL Vicino

Il Vicino

IL Vicino has two locations in Wichita, one at Bradley Fair and the other at College Hill. Each location offers a great patio dining experience. The  contemporary Italian Trattoria, IL Vicino, serves a variety of wood-oven pizzas, unique salads, panini sandwiches and more. The restaurant offers causal dining that's quick and easy. Featuring over a dozen variations on their pizzas and calzones, IL vicino has something for everyone.

If you're looking for a great drink to go with your meal, IL Vicino's got you covered. The restaurant offers Italian and California wines, by the glass or bottled. If you need a little guidance, the staff can offer pairing suggestions!


Old Chicago

Old Chicago

Old Chicago is a favorite among sports fans, but it offers a lot more than a place to watch the game. Old Chicago's casual patio dining offers a perfect way to enjoy great weather, great food and good times! Known for its Chicago-style pizza with made-from-scratch-dough,  the restaurant's menu also highlights items like pastas, calzones, salads, burgers, sandwiches and more.

With over 110 beers from around the world and a full bar to choose from, you'll never be thirsty at Old Chicago! The restaurant is open daily until 2 a.m. If you're in a hurry, Old Chicago offers an  all-you-can eat pizza and calzone lunch buffet complete with soup or salad and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies!

Heroes Sports Bar and Grill

Heroes Sports Bar and Grill
Located in the heart of Wichita's downtown in Historic Old Town, Heroes Sports Bar and Grill offers a large patio that's perfect for enjoying the downtown atmosphere while you enjoy your meal. This is a great place to people watch, as downtown is filled with hustle and bustle at any time of day (or night.)
Voted "Wichita's Best Sports Bar & Grill," Heroes is a place where people of all ages gather to catch the game. The fully renovated restaurant offers hand-formed burgers that are grilled smash-style to allow for optimum juiciness! Heroes is famous for its Sweet Pepper Bacon Cheeseburger, so give it a try when you visit! Heroes is open to all ages during the week for lunch, dinner, and evening dining. Heroes is 21+ after 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. It will then feature drink specials, live music, DJ's, dancing and more.


Red Rock Canyon Grill

Red Rock Canyon Grill

Bradley Fair's Red Rock Canyon Grill is a great perfect place to enjoy a meal on the patio. This patio is enclosed, separating you from the world outside and allowing you to enjoy the company of you dining companions without distraction.

Red Rock Canyon Grill offers a variety of entrees, including Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken, Ribeye Steak, Beef Tenderloin, and Short Smoked Atlantic Salmon. With options like these and more, you're sure to find something you love at Red Rock! Compliment your meal with a white or red wine, or enjoy a specialty martini cocktail. Reservations are recommended for parties of 8 or more. Red Rock Canyon Grill is an ideal place for casual upscale dining.

Stearman Field Bar & Grill

Stearman Field Bar and Grill offers a truly unique patio dining experience. Positioned right on the Stearman Field runway, guests can actually watch as planes land and take off right from the patio! Pretty cool, huh? Stearman Field Bar and Grill offers a cool atmosphere for pilots and those of us who wish that we were. 

Located Just 20 minutes away from most of the Wichita metro area at 14789 SW 30th, this one's  little ways off the beaten path, but it's totally worth it. At Stearman, all of the food is fresh and made in-house from local ingredients. The restaurant also serves local craft beers from Walnut River Brewing in El Dorado and wine from Grace Hill Winery. Guests can enjoy burgers, pizza,chicken and more!

The Monarch

Photo by the Monarch's Facebook page.

If you've ever driven east on Douglas through Delano, you're probably familiar with the Monarch. Located right by the clocktower at the roundabout, the Monarch features a large, partially covered patio that faces Douglas. This patio has truly become a staple of the Delano District, and you can find Wichitans taking advantage of ut almost any time you drive by.

A truly unique feature of The Monarch's patio is that it is not uncommon to see it occupied by dogs and their owners. The dog friendly location even offers a water bowl to the furrry friends that visit! If you're looking for a place to take your pup, the Monarch is the place to go! 

Ziggy's Pizza


Photo by Ziggy's Pizza Facebook page.

Located in Clifton Square, Ziggy's Pizza is known for two things: A great, rectangle-shaped pizza, and a great patio to dine on.

Ziggy's patio features both wooden picnic tables and metal tables. You'll feel right at home as you dine in front of the restaurant that actually resembles a house! The patio adds to the homey feel with a white picket fence and hanging lights. 

Ziggy's sits at 3700 E Douglas, and is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.



Photo by Felipe's Wichita Facebook page.

Located in West Wichita at 119th and Maple, Felipe's offers beautiful water views from its patio. Guests will be able to enjoy the fountain on the lake while they eat. The large patio features tables equipped with umbrellas for blocking the sun on hot days. Felipe's takes advantage of the beautiful scenery around it by offering indoor seating that overlooks the water, too, so if you like the view but prefer to dine inside, Felipe's can accommodate your request.

 Felipe's has been open since  1967, and is a Wichita tradition. The original owners still run the Felipe's location at 3434 W Central.


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