These Louisville local restaurants await your company in their superb outdoor seating venues. All of these were highly recommended by LouFamFun readers.
KingFish on Upper River Road Did you know the first KingFish restaurant opened in Louisville on Derby Day in 1948? They have a longstanding tradition of good food, service, and atmosphere. This location offers family fun outdoors with their mini golf and other entertainment.
The Irish Rover This staple on Frankfort Avenue is a lovely place to people watch the traffic up and down historic Frankfort Ave. I have been here a handful of times both with family and with just my husband and have absolutely loved the atmosphere and the food.
The Grape Leaf My husband and I recently dined here for the first time for an anniversary celebration. We have definitely put it on our "to do again" list. Dine outside and feel like you've been transported to a romantic, quaint city faraway.
Captain's Quarters This is going on my summer bucket list to try. I have always heard of this restaurant but have yet to try it. Their seafood menu is loaded, they offer a reasonably priced kid's menu, and have a Sunday brunch.
Corbett's A great patio awaits you at this little gem near the Old Brownsboro Crossing shopping center. Step away from the hustle and bustle of all the shopping from Cabela's and The Summit and dine in peace.
Village Anchor A great brunch spot tucked away in quaint Anchorage. She our review here.
The Cafe Just discovered this jewel on the eastern side of downtown. Check out their Facebook page for updates-they have a patio that cannot be passed up!
August Moon This Chinese Bistro serving up contemporary and Southeast Asian inspired cuisine looks like a fantastic choice for a date night.
Johnny Brusco's NY Style Pizza Located in Norton Commons in Prospect, this locally owned franchise has great outdoor seating and delicious pizza. They really cater to families with their $1 cheese slice nights on Mondays and kids night Tuesdays where kids get a free cheese slice with a paying adult.
Cunningham's Creekside Enjoy your meal a bit more relaxed, right on the creek! Have a good ole'fashioned fish sandwich this summer - I've heard it's one of the tastiest around.
(El Toro Mexican Restaurante, Selena's in Anchorage, Buckhead, Tumbleweed at Waterfront Park)
By guest contributor: Erin