20+ Patio Dining Options

posted on Friday, September 8, 2023

20+ Patio Dining Options in Cedar Falls, Iowa

The Stuffed Olive, Main Street

It's time to enjoy coffee and pastries or dinner and a cocktail on the patio. Cedar Falls has a plethora of options for dining outside.

Downtown District

Brown Bottle
1111 Center Street
Choose a unique appetizer, soup and salad, traditional entrees and pasta, sandwiches, pizza or a vegetarian or gluten-free option. Did you know they have a Take-Home menu?

Cottonwood Canyon “The House”
419 Washington Street
Breakfast and Lunch
Enjoy a gourmet grilled cheese, salad, vegetarian option, wrap or specialty item. You can also order a Lunch Box to go!

Cup of Joe
102 Main Street
Snacks and beverages
Every day you’ll find a unique choice of pastries to enjoy with a variety of coffee and tea options. Inside, there’s local art displayed for sale.

George's Local
108 E. 4th Street
Lunch and supper; Brunch Saturday and Sunday
Casual, comfortable place offering an open patio of outdoor seating on the corner of 4th and Main Street.


Los Cabos Family Restaurant
114 E Main Street
Lunch and supper
Family-friendly Mexican restaurant has covered outdoor seating along Main street.

Maid-Rite Shop
116 E. 4th Street
Breakfast and lunch
Family owned cafe serving signature ground-beef sandwiches, sides, and shakes since 1947.

222 Main Street
It’s about good food and casual sophistication. Dining outside at Montage means unique, elegant, rooftop dining.

Pablo’s Mexican Grill
310 Main Street
Lunch and supper
Seven days/week, enjoy fresh-made tacos, burritos, salads and quesadillas.

* Pump Haus Pub & Grill
311 Main Street
Lunch and supper
Brick-lined tavern open seven days/week, try one of their signature appetizers, wraps, burgers or pub fare.

* Sarah's Espresso Cafe
419 Main Street
Breakfast & Brunch
Serving unique seasonal lattes and energy brews along with breakfast and lunch items.

* Second State Brewing
203 State Street
Enjoy one of their craft beers and dinner from Concept Kitchen outside. The patio is a great place to enjoy live music events taking place at the River Place Plaza!

* SingleSpeed Brewing
128 Main Street
Dine inside or enjoy your craft beer and dinner on their patio located along Main Street.

Tea Cellar
209 State Street
Snacks and beverages
The Tea Cellar has added outdoor seating so that you can enjoy a glass of iced tea while enjoying the sunshine. 

The Brass Tap
421 Main Street
Lunch and supper
Select one of over 200 craft beers to enjoy on the patio along 5th Street.

The Stuffed Olive
314 Main Street
You’re sure to a find a cocktail to love on their vast martini menu and you'll enjoy their selection of appetizer-sized portions of globally influenced food creations.

The Wine Shop
305 Main Street
Light supper
Offering fine wines, globally inspired small plates and charcuterie boards.

Tony’s La Pizzeria
407 Main Street
Lunch and supper
Outdoor patio is comfortable and elegant. Their seating is a lovely way to enjoy fine food and a cocktail.

Urban Pie
200 State Street
Lunch and supper
Their outdoor patio is adjacent to the Cedar Valley Trails and the River Place Plaza, features a metropolitan view of the new construction along State and Second Streets. Enjoy fast, brick-oven baked pizza under umbrellas on their beautiful patio.

Whiskey Road
402 Main Street
Lunch and supper
Locally owned and operated, Whiskey Road Tavern and Grill offers a wide range of dining options and offers over 200 whiskies to choose from, and American Fusion menu and local beers on tap.


Yummy Kook Kook
111 W 2nd Street
Lunch and supper
You’ll find seating for two to four people outside this cute and popular restaurant. For a small restaurant, they deliver great options and big flavor.

20+ Patio Dining Options in Cedar Falls, Iowa
Los Cabos, photo courtesy Community Main Street

Industrial Park

401 Viking Plaza Drive
Lunch and supper
Enjoy the sunshine while enjoying lunch or supper on the patio in this quickly-growing part of Cedar Falls.

The Garden Grille and Garden Patio Bar
7213 Nordic Drive
Breakfast and lunch
Take breakfast or lunch out to their exterior patio and in the evening enjoy a cocktail by the light of one of their fire pits.

206 Brandilynn Boulevard
Lunch and supper
Enjoy a burger, wrap, salad, fries and a cold beer in their fenced-in patio.

College Square

Blue Barn BBQ
623 E 18th Street
Lunch and supper
Carry out or dine at picnic tables in front of Cedar Falls’ newest BBQ restaurant.

Buffalo Wild Wings
6406 University Avenue
Lunch and supper
Sports bar and restaurant has large outdoor patio for enjoying a cold beer and buffalo-style chicken wings.

Mulligan’s Brick Oven Pub & Grill
205 East 18th Street
Lunch and supper
Enjoy a unique selection of pizzas, pub fare and a craft beer on a patio that’s adjacent Cedar Valley Trails.

Panera Bread
6403 University Avenue
Breakfast, lunch and supper
Next door to College Square Mall, enjoy soup, salad and sandwiches on the patio.

Cindy Lou's BBQ
6607 University Ave
Lunch and supper
BBQ at its finest right here in the Cedar Valley!

College Hill

* Greenhouse Kitchen
917 W 23rd Street
Lunch and supper
Fresh culinary options with Burritos, Salads, Rice Bowls, Wraps, and Soups.

Sidecar Coffee 
2215 College Street
Breakfast sandwiches, snacks and beverages
They feature a full coffee shop with an array of fresh-baked treats, sandwiches, and rotating Single Speed Brewing craft beer on tap.

* Sub City 
2224 College Street
Lunch and supper
Enjoy one of their popular sub sandwiches at a single table and chairs set at the corner of their shop and adjacent a small garden. 


Other Place (OP)
4214 University Avenue
Lunch and supper
Enjoy a pizza, pub fare and a cold beer while you watch the game on the TVs in their fenced-in patio.

Wild Hare American Bar & Grill
2512 White Tail Drive, Suite 400
Lunch and supper
Enjoy a pub fare and a cold beer in their fenced-in patio.

* Restaurants that don't have a permanent patio need to set out tables and chairs daily and may not do so if it's raining or too cold. Examples are Second State Brewing, Sidecar Coffee, Greenhouse Kitchen and SingleSpeed Brewing. 

Because the amount of outdoor dining space varies greatly between establishments, be sure to check ahead with your restaurant of choice about available seating if you have a group that would like to dine outside.

Want to find more Things to DoPlaces to Eat & Drink and Places to Stay while you’re in Cedar Falls? Visit or call the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 319-268-4462 or at 6510 Hudson Road. The visitor center is staffed M-F from 9 to 5.

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Cup of Joe, photo courtesy Community Main Street

20+ Patio Dining Options in Cedar Falls, Iowa

  1. blue barn bbq
  2. brown bottle
  3. buffalo wild wings
  4. cottonwood canyon
  5. culver's
  6. cup of joe
  7. dining out
  8. ginger thai cuisine
  9. greenhouse kitchen
  10. los cabos
  11. montage
  12. mulligan's
  13. other place
  14. pablos
  15. panera bread
  16. patio
  17. patio
  18. places to eat & drink
  19. scratch cupcakery
  20. second state brewing
  21. sidecar coffee
  22. singlespeed brewing
  23. sub city
  24. the brass tap
  25. the garden grille and bar
  26. tony's la pizzeria
  27. urban pie
  28. wild hare
  29. zsavooz

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