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If embracing the great outdoors sometimes means sipping your favorite drink with a delicious meal in front of you on a restaurant patio, we have a selection of the area’s best for you to try. Alfresco season is here and LaGrange has sublime outdoor dining spots to satisfy all your patio-craving needs.

Nutwood Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

The newest offering from award-winning vintners at Nutwood Winery, this downtown location offers all of the charm of the original winery, plus a full-service restaurant. A beautiful outdoor space sets the stage for a wonderful afternoon or evening tasting some of the area’s best wines.

The outdoor courtyard and dining area at the Nutwood Winery downtown location in LaGrange, Georgia.
The exterior porch of Nutwood Winery's downtown location in LaGrange, Georgia.

Mare Sol

Located in downtown LaGrange, and within walking distance of most attractions, Mare Sol features a laid back atmosphere that feels like an intimate garden party in the brick courtyard. You’ll notice the patio is lined with pots of fresh herbs. The expert mixologist uses them to craft some great cocktails so be sure to try one. The menu is chock full of delicious, flavorful food sure to please everyone, from flatbreads and tapas to gourmet entrees, plus there’s a healthy wine and beer selection to whet your whistle.

A family dines outdoors at Mare Sol in LaGrange, Georgia.
A beer and burger served outdoors at Mare Sol in LaGrange, Georgia.

Nutwood Winery

Located a short drive from downtown, Nutwood Winery boasts a diverse selection of classic, seasonal and frozen wine creations. Relax in the spacious tasting room or on the covered porch as you sip and savor delectable southern flavors. On the menu, you’ll find items like chicken salad, pimento cheese, quiche and more! Make plans to stay late and enjoy live music under twinkling lights.


Your Pie

This is another easily walkable downtown LaGrange spot where you can grab a beer and indulge in authentic brick oven pizza. Your Pie specializes in personal-size pizza, customized to your tastes so go ahead and pile on the toppings you like. The bar is well stocked with a variety of local draft on tap. The screened-in patio has fans for your comfort and the vibe is cool as well. It sports an Instagram-worthy mural and plenty of people watching. Somehow, Your Pie manages to strike that perfect balance of hangout spot and family favorite, where both adults and kids are comfortable. You’re just as likely to run into someone you know as a Little League team celebrating a win.


Brickhouse Grille

When you’re craving a burger or wings, head to Brickhouse Grille, a homey neighborhood haunt in LaGrange with a sports bar ambiance. With the large, garage-style doors open, it feels like the covered patio goes on forever and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Plus, with a variety of theme nights and music to set the mood, you’ll get a different dose of fun every time you drop by.

Beacon Brewing Co.

Located just a few minutes’ drive from Great Wolf Lodge is our choice for a great date night. Beacon Brewing Co. is an eclectic dining spot in the Hillside community. The inside flows right into the outdoor beer garden but it still all feels intimate and cozy, thanks to the fire pit and string of Edison lights. Foodies will appreciate the creative Asian-Southern fusion menu that offers everything from tacos to sliders to soba noodles and kimchi. Order a flight of beers to try all their brews. Inside, the walls are filled with custom artwork. Outside, there’s the artsy lock fence – reminiscent of the famous Paris lock bridge – to serve as your conversation starter. There’s music on the weekends to entertain as well.


Hillside Neighborhood

Steps from the cold beer and fusion cuisine of Beacon, a beautiful outdoor porch is shared by a number of local restaurants. Rock Salt Milk Bar serves delicious ice cream made with the freshest ingredients possible (plus a massive ice cream sandwich). The Oink Joint is known for their competition-style pit barbeque and generous helpings of Brunswick stew. Their newest neighbor, Cooter’s Catfish, offers freshly-fried Southern favorites, with the star of the show being their signature catfish! Cooter’s is also one of the best places in Hillside to grab a hot breakfast (shrimp and grits anyone?) and take in the sounds of LaGrange coming to life.

The porch connecting multiple Hillside neighborhood restaurants including Rock Salt Milk Bar and Oink Joint.

Trios Cantina

Located in a restored filling station, Trios Cantina has a lively cantina atmosphere and fresh, fast, and delicious food. Their outdoor dining area occupies a beautiful corner of downtown LaGrange and is a great spot for enjoying a margarita paired with some flavorful Tex-Mex cuisine.

The exterior of Trios Cantina, a Mexican restaurant with an outdoor dining area in LaGrange, Georgia.

Local Groundz

With a spacious porch overlooking The Thread, Local Groundz has become one of the hottest spots to get a cup of coffee in LaGrange! Accessible by The Thread and less than a mile from downtown, head inside or place an order at the outdoor window, then enjoy the sights.


Cafe Brûlée & Dessert Bar

In the heart of downtown LaGrange, Cafe Brûlée & Dessert Bar blends characteristics of an old-world, European coffee shop with a new-world American bakery and dessert bar. Enjoy your baked goods and freshly brewed coffee while you take in the sounds of our lively Southern city.

A group enjoys coffee outdoors at Cafe Brûlée & Dessert Bar.

Wild Leap Brew Co. & Midnyt Burger

You may be wondering how Wild Leap made our lineup since it doesn’t actually serve food. However, their plaza is absolutely one of the best outdoor dining spots in LaGrange. It’s a welcoming, kid-friendly and dog-friendly location with great music playing, so you can’t help but want to spend lots of time there. Feel free to bring your own dinner, or grab a bite from Midnyt Burger, a smash burger joint offering late night eats, all day long!

Settle in with the perfect craft brew or vodka cocktail and enjoy a game or two of cornhole after dinner.

A smash burger from Midnyt Burger in LaGrange, Georgia.