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9 Ways to Enjoy Outdoor and Patio Dining in Greater Lima

As summer continues to grace us with its presence, we can't help but crave every last drop of its warmth and beauty. And what better way to savor this season than by indulging in a delectable feast accompanied by a refreshing beverage, all while basking in the great outdoors? Look no further, for we have curated a delightful selection of outdoor dining destinations that will surely satisfy your culinary desires.

Outdoor Dining in Downtown Lima

Downtown Lima, Ohio boasts an array of delightful patio dining options that are simply unparalleled.

Photo of sandwich from 318 Restaurant & Bar
318 Restaurant & Bar

Welcome to our first destination, 318 Restaurant & Bar, situated at 318 N. Main St. Brace yourself for an extraordinary experience at their patio, boasting 15 tables and a remarkable bar that stretches across the top, ensuring ample seating for all. 318 Restaurant pays tribute to Lima's history of locomotives and has a train theme throughout the restaurant. If you find yourself yearning for delectable American cuisine, look no further! 318 is your ultimate culinary haven. Prepare your taste buds for a tantalizing selection of distinctive burgers, mouthwatering flatbreads, refreshing salads, delectable appetizers, and, of course, the pièce de résistance – desserts that will leave you craving for more

The Met restaurant patio with view of Allen County courthouse
The Met Patio

If you stroll a few steps away, you'll stumble upon The Met. Nestled in the charming Metropolitan Building on 306 N. Main St, this gem offers the perfect blend of sophistication and relaxation. Indulge in a refreshing cocktail while marveling at the breathtaking view of the historic courthouse building or simply soak in the lively atmosphere of Downtown Lima. The Met is your go-to destination for delectable American cuisine, boasting an array of mouthwatering sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, and tantalizing seafood dishes. Moreover, their extensive selection of wines, craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails will surely cater to your discerning taste buds.

Dish and signature cocktail from The Hollander on Main on the patio
The Hollander on Main

Step into a world of botanical bliss at The Hollander on Main at 140 N. Main in Lima. The Green Wall is adorned with a variety of plants and herbs that are used in their mouthwatering dishes. The serene ambiance is further enhanced by the soothing sounds of a cascading waterfall and the gentle glow of up lighting, creating the perfect setting for an unforgettable outdoor dining experience. The Hollander's menu is a culinary masterpiece, showcasing a medley of woodfired pizzas, juicy burgers, tantalizing pastas, and an impressive selection of signature cocktails.

Patio Dining in Lima and Beyond!

Not about the hustle and bustle of downtown? We've got you covered with a list of delightful al fresco dining spots in Lima, as well as the charming towns and villages nestled within Allen County.

Meal at Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill
Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill

Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill is a popular local spot known for its delicious pizza. You can enjoy their tasty slices on the cozy patio while enjoying live music. If pizza isn't your thing, they also offer a variety of appetizers, oven-baked subs, chicken wings, and more. With three locations in Lima, at 2755 Harding Highway, 1840 S. Dixie Highway, and 2625 W. Market Street, Beer Barrel is conveniently accessible.

Patio view at Old Barn Restaurant & Grill
Old Barn Restaurant & Grill

Old Barn Restaurant & Grill, formerly known as Old Barn Out Back, has been a family friendly restaurant well known and loved throughout the community. The patio has a very calm, country feel. Enjoy your meal and cold drink while listening to live music. There is something for everyone on the buffet, or order a delicious sandwich or entrée to your liking. Check out Old Barn at 3175 W Elm St in Lima!

Patio view of Canary Bar & Grill with guitarist playing live music
Canary Bar & Grill

Canary Bar & Grill is an exceptional destination for outdoor dining enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the harmonious melodies of live music while relishing a delectable culinary journey. From delicious chicken wings and tantalizing appetizers to refreshing salads, satisfying sandwiches, and mouthwatering meat platters, Canary Bar offers a diverse menu that caters to every palate. Located at 6590 Bellefontaine Rd, Lima, this haven is waiting to be discovered by discerning patio diners seeking a perfect spot to indulge in a truly memorable dining experience.

Patio view of Outskirts Brew Co.
Outskirts Brew Co. & Dive

Outskirts Brew Co. & Dive is another must-experience patio! Nestled on the outskirts of town, this hidden gem of a cocktail bar and brewery is an absolute must-visit! Get ready to soak up the serene vibes on their chill patio, where you might even catch some live tunes to groove to. And let's not forget about the mouthwatering menu, featuring all your beloved comfort food classics! Make sure to mark your calendar and head over to 2412 Cable Court, Lima

View of patio at Landeck Tavern in Delphos, Ohio
Landeck Tavern

Embark on a delightful journey to the quaint town of Delphos, Ohio. Nestled amidst the serene countryside, lies the charming S&K's Landeck Tavern. Indulge in the rustic ambiance and unwind on their inviting patio, perfect for those seeking a taste of rural charm. Immerse yourself in the lively tunes of their talented live musicians while relishing in the delectable American cuisine offered on their carefully crafted menu. Landeck Tavern is located at 14620 Landeck Rd in Delphos

Patio view at Kira's Flipside Grill
Kira's Flipside Grill

On the other side of Allen County is Bluffton, Ohio. Here you will find Kira's Flipside Grill. Whether you're in the mood for a delightful lunch or a delectable dinner, Kira's is the place to be. Immerse yourself in the warm rays of the sun on the patio while relishing a revitalizing salad or indulging in one of their tantalizing entrées. Conveniently located at 133 N. Main St, Bluffton, Kira's promises an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you craving for more.

Visit Greater Lima

Lima and Allen County boast an impressive selection of dining establishments and eateries that will surely tantalize your taste buds. Indulging in a delectable meal while savoring the fleeting moments of summer is an experience like no other. Whether you are a visitor seeking a remarkable dining spot in our vicinity or simply craving a fresh culinary adventure, our website is your ultimate guide. Explore the extensive range of gastronomic delights available in our area and embark on a journey of flavors that will leave you utterly satisfied.

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