The Golden Isles is undoubtedly known for incredible landscapes, scenic vistas, and breathtaking beaches. With such beautiful scenery, it's no wonder visitors and locals alike enjoy spending time outdoors as much as possible. Fortunately, there's no need to head indoors to enjoy a delicious and filling meal! Grab a table on a sunny patio or beneath a shady oak tree while you delight in one of these Golden Isles restaurants with outdoor seating.
Outdoor Dining on St. Simons Island
Located in the heart of the St. Simons Pier Village, Barbara Jean's has been a longtime favorite for anyone who's had the pleasure of walking through their doors. Barbara Jean's is known for their hearty Southern menu and especially for their sumptuous crab cakes and she crab soup. Enjoy your meal outdoors in one of the tables lining the sidewalk along Beachview Drive before heading out for a stroll along Neptune Park or hunting for the St. Simons Tree Spirits.
Golden Isles Olive Oil
Whether you're looking for a shady outdoor lunch, happy hour, or dinner spot, Golden Isles Olive Oil should be at the top of your list. With salads and sandwiches made with fresh ingredients and incredible charcuterie boards, the friendly staff at Golden Isles Olive Oil will even help you pair the perfect wine to accompany your meal. Sample dozens of olive oils and vinegars inside the shop, and take some home to commemorate your trip.
The name says it all! Although you'll find some indoor seating, Porch's outdoor dining space comes with two options: tables on their spacious screened-in porch or family-style tables on their patio. Families with young kids especially love dining at Porch with their yard games and menu for even the pickiest of eaters. Choose from meals like traditional Nashville hot chicken, shrimp tacos, and fried catfish. For those 21 and up, a glass of frosé is a must.
Dining outdoors at Tramici is a great option any time of the year! The fully shaded patio and ceiling fans provide the ultimate comfort during the summer months, while heaters and plush blankets provide a cozy outdoor dining experience during the cooler winter months. Regardless of which season you dine at Tramici, you're sure to be treated to the menu's traditional Italian favorites like freshly made pasta, thin-crust pizza, and local seafood.
Outdoor Dining on Jekyll Island
You'll find Beach House nestled between Holiday Inn Resort and Beachview Club Hotel on Jekyll Island. Enjoy an ice cold seasonal beer (they have nearly two dozen on tap!) as you soak up the sunshine outside. Beach House's patio even looks out onto the Atlantic Ocean, making this a great Jekyll Island restaurant to enjoy great food and beautiful scenery.
The Pool House
Part of the Jekyll Island Club Resort, The Pool House is open to the public seasonally during the spring and summer months. This casual, family-friendly restaurant solely features outdoor tables along the pool deck and serves sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Kids love the frozen treats and parents enjoy handcrafted cocktails.
Handcrafted margaritas, Baja Mexican food, and sweeping views of Jekyll Island's Great Dunes Beach await you at Tortuga Jack's, Jekyll Island's only oceanfront restaurant. Soak in the ocean breezes under the shade of the colorful tiki hut and relax to the sounds of live music on the weekends. Best of all, Tortuga Jack's is also pet-friendly!
A spacious deck along the Jekyll River makes The Wharf one of the most spectacular outdoor dining restaurants in the Golden Isles. At lunchtime, you can watch boats cruising along the waterway and during dinnertime, you're treated to breathtaking sunsets over the water. The Wharf serves fresh, local seafood and even has live music Wednesday through Saturday evenings.
Outdoor Dining in Brunswick
Can't make it to Jekyll Island? Lucky for you Tortuga Jack's also has a location in Brunswick! Stop by for tasty Mexican cuisine, and you have the option to sit inside or outside. We recommend the fish tacos, but you won't be disappointed with anything on their menu. Don't miss their weekday happy hour!
Silver Bluff Brewing Company
Go for a flight or your favorite pint at Silver Bluff Brewing Company, the only brewery in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Taproom favorites and seasonal releases are brewed onsite and can be enjoyed in the beer garden, taproom or at home. Live music and rotating local food trucks make Silver Bluff a can't-miss experience when you're in the Golden Isles.
No visit to Historic Downtown Brunswick is complete without lunch or dinner at Tipsy McSway's. Located right along Newcastle Street, this fun and inventive restaurant is known for its welcoming atmosphere, live music, and delicious menu. Outdoor tables at Tipsy McSway's are especially enjoyable during monthly First Fridays.
There are even more restaurants throughout the Golden Isles with outdoor seating available. Don't worry - even if your favorite restaurant doesn't have outdoor tables, you can always order your meal to-go and enjoy an alfresco picnic at one of our many parks and picnic areas.