Celebrate the arrival of spring on a patio with friends and family, sharing delicious drinks, food and conversation.
They say there are only two seasons in Canada: winter and patio season. With many restaurants continuing to take advantage of the Town’s patio program, downtown Oakville is brimming with options to share drinks, food, and conversation safely. Join us on a patio-crawl to some of downtown Oakville’s trendy spots and casual places where you can relax, sip, nibble, and people-watch.
Last summer, Bru teamed up with its sister restaurant Seasons to create one of downtown Oakville’s largest patios, extending across three storefronts and into an alleyway. Please sit back, relax and enjoy craft beers, cocktails and wine with food from their combined menu.
Address: 142 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-844-0676
Paradiso offers a taste of the Mediterranean, and a meal on their patio will make you feel like you’re there. For a quieter dining experience, dine on the Navy Street patio with views of Centennial Square. If you prefer a more lively scene, request a table on Lakeshore.
Address: 125 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-338-1594 or book online
Check out Oliver’s Instagram-worthy patio, decorated with greenery, sleek black furnishings, and white tablecloths. Focusing on quality, consistency, and genuine hospitality, enjoy some of Oakville’s finest steak and gourmet cuisine in style.
Address: 141 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-845-9391 or book online
The Works Craft Burger & Beer
Sink your teeth into a juicy burger or mouth-watering poutine while soaking up the sun on the Works’ patio. The Works also offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-friendly options like the Beyond Sexy burger and the Waldork salad. YUM!
Address: 149 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-337-9675
Enjoy 151 Social’s creative, fresh, rotating menu offering everything from oysters and charcuterie to charcoal crust pizza and truffle parm fries. You can dine on the sun-filled street patio or in the alleyway leading up to the front entrance.
Address: 151 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-339-1151
Jonathans of Oakville
Voted Oakville’s Best Restaurant for two decades in a row, you owe it to yourself to enjoy award-winning bistro fare on its patio at the corner of Thomas and Church. Jonathans of Oakville seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine but a memorable experience.
Address: 109 Thomas St.
Reservations: Call 905-842-4200 or book online
Buca di Bacco
Escape to Italy while indulging in fresh pasta, pizza, or salad on Buca di Bacco’s outdoor patio oasis. With plenty of shade provided by the surrounding trees during the day and fairy lights adding a warm glow to the evening, the patio is a perfect backdrop for a memorable dining experience.
Address: 130 Thomas St.
Reservations: Call 905-845-7396
The Italian word “piazza” means a public square or marketplace, a fitting name for this popular Italian eatery located in Towne Square, known for its pizza, cappuccinos, gelato, and laid-back setting.
Address: 94 George St.
Reservations: Call 905-618-0255
Soontorn Bahn Thai
Soontorn Bahn Thai, Oakville’s only Thai restaurant, offers an intimate and friendly atmosphere that compliments the authentic Thai cuisine, which is freshly prepared using the finest ingredients.
Address: 210 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-815-8488
Located in historic downtown Oakville, Hexagon is a modern, upscale French restaurant offering multicourse dinners and wine pairings amid chic decor. Get the full experience by dining on the stylish Towne Square patio this summer.
Address: 210 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-844-1286 or book online
7 Enoteca’s two-story patio includes seating at ground level and on the upper-level balcony with views overlooking Towne Square. Hit up 7 Enoteca to try exclusive Italian wines at your leisure while sampling seasonally inspired dishes.
Address: 216 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-842-4777
Miso Sushi & Tapas
Last summer, Miso Sushi & Tapas opened its patio for the first time ever. Back by popular demand, the outdoor patio is located on Lakeshore between George Street and Dunn Street, right near Towne Square. The menu features a wide assortment of Japanese dishes, such as maki rolls, tempura, sushi, noodles, and stone bowls, all made with fresh ingredients.
Address: 221 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-842-1196
Colossus Greek Taverna
Known for its classic menu with a variety of Greek cuisines on offer, Colossus Greek Taverna provides tastefully-made dishes in the heart of downtown Oakville.
Address: 221 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-849-8175
Mo’s Kitchen & Tavern
In Downtown Oakville, you’ll find a place bustling with energy where great food is served alongside martinis and cocktails. If you’re looking for a more laid-back environment, head to Mo’s Kitchen & Tavern where you can enjoy comfort food while sitting on the patio near the corner of Lakeshore and Dunn.
Address: 234 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-844-0234
The Crêpe Kitchen
Enjoy sweet and savoury crepes and French press coffee with views on The Crêpe Kitchen’s café patio. Family-owned since 2009, everything at The Crêpe Kitchen is made to order. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, or lunch, there’s something for everyone to indulge in while hanging out on the patio.
Address: 88 Dunn St.
Reservations: Call 905-849-4999
The Queen’s Head
The Queen’s Head in the heart of Downtown Oakville is a neighbourhood gem. With unmatched hospitality and an extremely welcoming and cozy vibe, this English-style hangout serves classic pub grub and is the perfect spot to catch up with friends and loved ones.
Address: 118 Dunn St.
Reservations: Call 905-842-3070
Borgo Antico offers a taste of Italy to diners in Downtown Oakville. The menu offers a variety of sharable appetizers, homemade pasta, and locally sourced seafood and meat. Dine and drink on Borgo Antico’s romantic patio, hidden away from the busy downtown strip.
Address: 266 Lakeshore Rd E
Reservations: Call 905-845-6565
Boasting a from-scratch kitchen and a wide selection of wines, the patio at Sotto Sotto is the perfect spot to catch up with friends and loved ones. Located outside of the Randall Residences at Trafalgar and Randall, this Italian restaurant is a must-visit spot.
Address: 139 Trafalgar Rd.
The King’s Arms
The King’s Arms is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day, catch a game in the evening or on the weekends, or join a group of friends on the patio for apps. The Kings Arms offers great beer, cocktails, and atmosphere and its delicious menu is second to none. The patio is located in the courtyard of a historic building, transporting you to the village pubs of old England. Seating is also available on the Church Street side of the building.
As your favourite restaurants begin reopening for patio season downtown Oakville, be sure to continue practicing safe physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and following the guidelines put in place to keep everyone safe. We also recommend checking individual restaurant websites for updates on patio availability, capacity limits, and reservation options.