Summer is here, which means it is officially patio season. Sandy Springs has plenty of outdoor dining options that will please anyone’s appetite for al fresco dining and give you more room to properly distance from others. For the best in beautiful views, live music and impressive menus, these options offer a taste of the great outdoors in Sandy Springs throughout summer and fall.

Flower Child

This Instagram-friendly eatery has colorful dishes and a relaxed airy patio. Flower Child is located in City Springs and is just steps away from City Green and the sculpture garden. Guests can grab healthy vegetarian-friendly meals while enjoying the hustle and bustle around the heart of Sandy Springs. In addition to their salads and grain bowls, their flavored ice teas are a must-try on a hot summer day!

Ray’s on the River 

Often found on restaurant best-of lists, Ray’s on the River is a not-to-be-missed spot for outdoor dining. The scenic patio overlooking the Chattahoochee River is perfect for enjoying delectable gourmet bites from Ray’s extensive food and drink menus. The award-winning Sunday brunch buffet features more than 80 items, including a carving station with prime rib, an omelet station, and homemade desserts.

Big B’s Fish Joint 

Big B’s has a colorful and charming patio that’s the perfect setting to enjoy their fresh seafood and craft cocktails. Unwind in the afternoon with their daily happy hour, which includes $5 drinks, $1 oysters and $5 appetizers from 4-7pm while lounging in under giant umbrellas. If you are looking for a casual restaurant to relax and refuel at during the hot summer days, Big B’s is the spot for you.

Under the Cork Tree 

Located in the The Prado shopping complex, Under the Cork Tree is a modern spot for Mediterranean tapas and entrees. The global wine list is a must-try on the restaurant’s outdoor, partially covered patio with couches and heat lamps, a great space for day or night. Under The Cork Tree is a great spot for a romantic evening or a girl’s night out.

Mojave

With a large Latin-inspired menu, regular live music, and a daily happy hour, Mojave’s patio is the perfect place to unwind with friends in the evening or on the weekend. Enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner overlooking water on their spacious patio. They also offer a Rose and Crown menu that features classic English dishes like fish and chips and Shepherd’s Pie. Everyone is sure to find something on their menu that they will love.

Southern Bistro

For a casual and cozy meal that the whole family will love, head to Southern Bistro. This neighborhood favorite features a pet-friendly patio and even offers a special “Doggie Dining” menu. Spend an afternoon outdoors enjoying the restaurant’s menu of fresh salads, sandwiches and “fork and knife” entrees. The homemade banana pudding is also a must-try.

Savor Kitchen and Bar

Located at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, Savor Bar & Kitchen specializes in dishes influenced by the Bayou, Gulf Coast, and Low Country. Diners at the restaurant’s partially shaded patio can sit at rustic tables or lounge on modern couches overlooking the lake. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the menu delights with Southern classics like shrimp and grits, fried chicken, and more!