Outdoor dining is possible even as temperatures drop! Relish in the delight of patio seating at these Seattle area spots with heated decks (note: call ahead to ensure patio or deck is open!).
Doc's Marina Grill | Multiple locations
A scenic reward awaits those who are willing to travel beyond city limits. Hop a ferry across the sound to Bainbridge Island or press onward to Port Townsend for a meal on either of Doc’s waterside decks. In Bainbridge, look out onto Eagle Harbor while enjoying a bowl of cioppino or a basket of fish and chips -- or head to Port Townsend for clam chowder and cocktails around the outdoor fire pit.
Bastille | 5307 Ballard Ave NW | 206-453-5014
This Ballard spot’s covered patio provides a happy medium of outdoor dining and flexible comfort. Stay dry while enjoying a slice of sky! Bastille’s daily happy hour comes highly recommended, so head in between 4:30 and 6 for specials on cocktails and favorite small bites such as pommes frites, falafel, Croque Madame, and a mouthwatering lamb burger.
Duke's Chowder House | Multiple locations
The Lake Union location of Duke’s Chowder House opens its patio on a case-by-case basis, but if you stop by on a lucky day, grab a lakefront seat under the outdoor heaters. Order a round of beers and dig into Duke’s famous chowder at daily happy hour from 3 to 6 or 9 to close.
Poquitos | 1000 E Pike St | 206-453-4216
Not ready to give up al fresco dining for the fall and winter? Poquitos has you covered -- literally. The outdoor patio shelter features radiant heat, two fireplaces, and a 12-seat bar (plus private dining availability for groups of 12 to 100).