Dine at the Top-Rated Patios in York Region This Summer

The temperature is rising and everyone is beginning to flock outside to embrace the summer heat and soak up the sun—and what better way to do so than to enjoy some delectable food and sip on some ice-cold bevvies while relishing the great outdoors. Patio season has finally rolled around and we have put together a list of the best, top-rated outdoor dining spots in York Region for you to enjoy this summer. So, make the most of the sunshine and head on over to one of these amazing outdoor patios!

1. Il Postino

Set in a picture-perfect converted house with a stunning front patio and located in the heart of the historic Unionville, Il Postino offers a unique menu of traditional Italian creations using only the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a warm fine dining atmosphere while indulging in upscale Italian dishes, including house-made pastas, made-to-order pizzas, delicious seafood and much more!

Location: 186 Main Street, Unionville
Cuisines: Italian
Dining Style: Casual elegance

2. The Summerhill Restaurant

The Summerhill Restaurant is an innovative and unique eatery that is passionate about providing their guests with a responsibly sourced culinary experience—emphasizing sustainability, animal welfare and integrity with every dish they serve. When dining at this restaurant, you can be sure to enjoy a meal in which all proteins and produce are sourced from farmers and suppliers that share this same love and respect for the environment.

Location: 13775 Highway 27 North of 15 Side road, Schomberg
Cuisines: International
Dining Style: Casual dining

3. 3 Brewers Richmond Hill

This pub and brew house prides itself on keeping Richmond Hill’s rich farming history alive and bringing the community back to its roots. 3 Brewers is a French microbrewery/restaurant that offers a large selection of beer crafted and brewed on site, and serves up lip-smacking food inspired by traditional recipes. Enjoy dishes such as pulled pork poutine and gourmet burgers, made only with the freshest ingredients!

Location: 125 York Blvd., Richmond Hill
Cuisines: French, Canadian, Brewery
Dining Style: Casual dining

4. The Sociable Pub

The Sociable Pub prides itself on being an authentic Maritime pub specializing in hearty East Coast cuisine. Serving up traditional, mouth-watering comfort foods, their menu is overflowing with dishes that are strongly influenced by Scottish, English, Irish and Acadian cuisine.

Location: 17380 Yonge St., Newmarket
Cuisines: Canadian, Bar, Pub
Dining Style: Casual dining

5. Fishbone by the Lake

Recognized as one of the best patios in the GTA, Fishbone by the Lake offers guests tasty cocktails and delectable food with a stunning, one-of-a-kind view of Musselman’s Lake. Indulge in the vibrant flavours of Portugal and dig in to dishes such as shucked oysters, seared arctic char, and grilled octopus, while basking in the afternoon sun on the full outdoor patio.

Location: 155 Cedarvale Blvd., Musselman’s Lake, Stouffville
Cuisine: Seafood, Portuguese, Bar
Dining Style: Casual dining

6. Filly & Co.

Filly & Co. is a fun and modern neighbourhood pub that offers an inviting and warm dining experience. From the outdoor garden patio to their delicious drinks and mouth-watering comfort foods, this eatery is the perfect summer spot to dine and drink at with your family and friends!

Location: 14888 Yonge Street, Aurora
Cuisine: Bar, Pub, Canadian
Dining Style: Casual dining

7. Orchard Beach Lakefront Bar & Grill

Located on the sunny shores of the beautiful Lake Simcoe, this restaurant not only serves up bold and vibrant flavours but also offers an exquisite outdoor dining experience and relaxing atmosphere. The Orchard Beach Lakefront Bar & Grill is known for its made-from-scratch recipes that combine comfort cuisine and urban grill. Whether you want to lounge on the patio and take in the stunning view, watch the game and sip on a cold beer, or enjoy a delicious meal, the Orchard Beach Lakefront Bar & Grill is the summer go to spot in Keswick!

Location: 221 Lake Dr. N, Keswick
Cuisine: Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
Dining Style: Casual dining

8. The Smoke

The Smoke serves up a selection of award-winning, traditional BBQ dishes that will be sure to make you lick your plate clean. This finger-licking eatery offers dishes such as smoked ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, and smoked trout. Treat your taste buds to an explosion of flavour and try their wild boar bacon, Montreal smoked meat, smoked banana ice-cream, and much more! All the food on their menu is made from scratch, so be sure to head on over to The Smoke and try some unique dishes.

Location: 3560 Major Mackenzie Dr. W, Vaughan
Cuisine: Barbecue
Dining Style: Casual dining

9. Jacx

Jacx bar and grill serves up a unique blend of Italian and Canadian ingredients and flavours that you can’t get anywhere else! Their menu incorporates a diversity of dishes from across the globe, including real and authentic Italian cuisine. Overflowing with a large selection of delicious options, this restaurant uses only the finest and freshest produce, naturally sourced fish and shellfish, and naturally raised, organic meat. Don’t forget to check out their one-of-a-kind wine list from across the globe which focuses on small vintners who practice sustainable viticulture!

Location: 20215 Woodbine Avenue, Queensville, East Gwillimbury
Cuisine: Bar, Pub, Canadian
Dining Style: Casual dining