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Patios Downtown Burlington
Posted: Sep 6, 2020

Warm fall days and cool fall evenings are the perfect time to dine al fresco!  So throw on your favorite sweater and your new cozy scarf and head Downtown Burlington.  Patios are still in full swing and with many restaurants offering heated sections and overhead tented areas to protect you from the elements on their outdoor spaces. Click on the latest news for patio extensions & dates from our City Council here.

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399 Elizabeth Street | boonburger.ca

Canada’s first all vegan burger café. Located at Elizabeth Street and Lakeshore Road, you can feel the cool breeze off the lake as you indulge on their patio. 100% plant-based, this is comfort food without the guilt. Oh, and it’s not just burgers: poutine, ice cream, peace-za, sausages…you won’t believe something healthy can taste so good.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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455 Brant Street | brantpump.com

Bite into Burlington’s best wings (2018) at the Brant Pump. One of Burlington’s newest restaurants, featuring authentic stone oven pizzas, gourmet house-made burgers, as well as a daily chef-inspired feature menu.  Located just steps away from the waterfront, their patio is a popular spot for those visiting Burlington’s beautiful downtown. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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480 Brant Street | burrotacos.com

Taco-bout a fresh twist on your favourite flavours from way down south. Their tacos range from classic Mexican to weird-and-wild-you’ve-gotta-try-this, and are always made with love. Better yet, all of their food is 100% gluten-free, and we serve up a variety of fare that will delight your vegetarian and vegan side.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We are open for lunch (Friday/Saturday only) starting today! 12pm for all your taco lunch break needs 😘 call to reserve your spot on the patio: 289-337-5154 #burlont #burlonteats #burromakestacos

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2101 Old Lakeshore Road | carriagehouse.ca

An upscale restaurant with charm. The Carriage House offers a large selection of the finest meats‚ seafood, and game meats. With assistance from their sommelier, choose the perfect wine from their extensive wine list – kick back on the patio and enjoy.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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527 Brant Street | culaccino.ca

An Italian inspired restaurant worthy of Nonna’s approval.  What was once a bank is now home to the school of thought where “beer is beautiful”. There are over 50 brews on the menu as well as Chef-inspired “from scratch” foods including pizza, handmade pasta, and muscles.

1455 Lakeshore Road | dimarios.com

Between Chef Nicky’s Italian creations and wine director Marco’s recommendations from the expansive Italian-focused wine list, it’s a dash of Little Italy with a great view of downtown.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Our patio is now open! Don’t wait to book your tables, they fill up fast. Reservations are recommended. We are pleased to be able to serve the community of Burlington once again! It was a late start but now that we’re here we are in full throttle. We have gone through the checklist and have ensured we are following all necessary protocols to continue to protect the community from the spread of covid-19. Our staff are all well trained and educated on the procedures that are required to follow to protect each other. We expect the same in return and encourage all to follow the standard procedures when dinning out. Maintain a safe social distance from guests and staff. Wash or sanitize your hands often. Please stay home if your not feeling well. And above all respect your server as they are putting themselves out there to provide a service for you to enjoy. While our patio is open we will continue to offer takeout for those not wanting to dine out just yet. To place your orders please call in. Thank you for the continued support while we battle through the year 2020. #dimariostrattoria #dimarios #downtownburlington #dimariosdoestakeout #italianfood #italianwine

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423 Elizabeth Street | thedickens.ca

Weekend brunch, live music, beer paddle samplers – the Dicken’s has it all. Known for their handmade meat pies and desserts, classic pub fish and chips, weekend breakfasts, and Prime Rib dinners. See you at happy hour!

441 Elizabeth Street | downtownbistro.ca

Relax in a casual elegance and linger over great food and fine wines; all in the centre of downtown Burlington. Their patio is sunny from spring to fall and offers views of the sunset.

446 Pearl Street | elevatorbistro.ca

A restaurant where the ingredients tell a story. Italian inspired, Japanese influenced, with French technique all wrapped up in an intimate setting. We can’t explain how they do it – but they’re experts. Their summer take-out menu features pizza and beer, and really, what more do you need?

 

 
 
 
 
 
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MARGHERiTA | FRoMAGGI | VeRONA | BiANCA e NeRO

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531 Brant Street | joedogs.com

Belly up to the tiki bar. At Joe Dog’s, everyone is welcome. Their Hawaiian themed patio, live music, and all-American fare make them a favourite destination for visitors and locals alike. Escape the City in the heart of the City and have some fun in the sun.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Open and ready to serve you. Your table awaits. #joedogs #saturdaynightvibes

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399 John Street | lettucelovecafe.com

You don’t have to be vegan to appreciate the art of Lettuce Love. Their meals are plant-based and crafted to perfection. 100% gluten-free plant-based created from organic, local, farm-to-table, sustainable, fair-trade ingredients – there really isn’t a box they don’t tick. Sit on their adorable patio and bite into food that not only tastes great – but makes you feel good.

 

 

1455 Lakeshore Road loch-side.ca

Featuring some of the best views of Lake Ontario and Spencer Smith Park. Grab an elegant cocktail on Loch Side’s perfect patio illuminated with strings of lights. Or explore their menu, designed with fresh, locally sourced food.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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It’s a BEAUTIFUL evening – come on down for a drink & a bite to eat 🍻🍽🍸🥂

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437 Elizabeth Street | martinihouse.ca

A premier destination for cocktails (with a name like Martini House, you can’t go wrong). Their martinis are famous and their patio elegant. Not to mention, the grub: oysters, small plates & grilled meats.

2041 Pine Street | paradisorestaurant.com

A cozy wrap-around patio on the edge of Village Square, nestled in a picturesque brickwork alley. Paradiso is the perfect place for a date night dinner. Currently offering a prix-fixe menu, you really can’t go wrong.

1455 Lakeshore Road | pepperwood.on.ca

Pepperwood Bistro is a local hot spot in Burlington serving contemporary bistro fare and a huge variety of beers on tap including several craft breweries. Located right across from Spencer Smith Park, relax on their outdoor shaded patio with a cool drink or enjoy something from their Italian inspired menu.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cheers🍻! Great pic from the @pepperwood.downtown patio from @j0shsphotos #PatioVibes #summertime #cheers

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2020 Lakeshore Road | waterfronthotelburlington.com

Located in the Waterfront Hotel, b&b Taps and Grill, previously known as Beaver and Bulldog, has one of the best views in the city. With a patio overlooking Burlington’s waterfront, it’s a perfect spot to catch a breeze off the lake on a hot summer day. Enjoy colourful cocktails and great wings.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We’re pleased to announce our patio will be open starting tomorrow! Come celebrate the opening weekend with us. #bythepierside #b&b

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399 Elizabeth Street | pintoh.ca

Dive into a new experience with thai food! Located on Elizabeth street near the Lakeshore, your just steps away from beautiful Lake Ontario. Try their famous Pad Thai or explore other options on their diverse menu.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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What are your #longweeekend plans? Sticking around #BurlOn? Why not try @pintohcuisine for lunch, dinner or #takeout today!

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436 Pearl Street | thepoacher.ca

Housed in a quaint, ivy-decked building, this English-style alehouse serves superb beer alongside superb food aimed to be shared with superb company. A mainstay and frequented by friends for generations, your summer patio tour isn’t complete without a visit to the Poacher.

420 Pearl Street | rayhooneatry.com

Follow any of the winding cobblestone pathways of Burlington’s Village Square and you will find your way to Rayhoon Persian Eatery nestled at the centre. Enjoy your stay in their exotic interior or al fresco on the courtyard patio.

390 Brant Street | sbprime.com

It’s always cocktail hour at SB Prime! From delicious surf’ n turf burger to mushroom asparagus risotto, this patio is a wonderful place to catch up with friends while listening to live music.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Oyster Night! Come sit on the Patio and enjoy Half Price Oysters while quantities last. 4pm-close. #sbprime #dtburlington #ginbar #patio

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2049 Pine Street | heypeachy.com

You gotta eat here – John Catucci did. At Son of a Peach, their pizza is everything. With everything homemade and locally sourced, their food is created with passion and creativity. You’ll enjoy the light-hearted named they selected for items on their menu – but more than anything, you’ll enjoy the pizza.

1340 Lakeshore Road | spencers.ca

Unarguably, the best views of Lake Ontario. Spencer’s atmosphere can’t be beat. With heaters on their patio, chilly summer nights are warmed to perfection. Featuring market fresh fish, exceptional seafood, and mouth-watering Craft Cut Steak. Guests can enjoy the sparkling lake view along with fabulous food.

1477 Lakeshore Road | expressrestaurant.com

An Italian restaurant that represents the fusion of northern, central, and southern Italian cuisine. If you want pasta, this is the place to find it. With a full bar and adorable patio, we recommend indulging yourself in a romantic date night.

400 Brant Street | thequeenshead.ca

Can you believe the building is ten years older than Canada itself? Situated on the corner of Brant and Elgin streets, this spot is perfect for people watching, a pint and a meal.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The sun is shining and the patio is open! Join us for drinks & food at the Queen’s Head! #qhpub #thequeenshead #queensheadburlington #patioseason #downtownburlington #dtburlington #BurlON

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380 Brant Street | wendelclarks.com

Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill & Bar is for all sports and food fans who want to enjoy a game and be treated to delicious food offerings and specialty drinks. Join them for their daily happy hour with 1/2 price appetizers & $5 Pints (dine-in only 3-6pm & after 9pm)

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