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If there’s anything we’ve realized over the last seven months, it’s that outside is the place to be. Soaking up the sunshine, taking in the fresh air, and yes, even enjoying your favorite restaurant meal on the patio. We’re diving into the four best outdoor patio places to eat near Irvine, California. Get ready for alfresco dining.

North Italia

Get your italian fix at North Italia, where the pizza is tasty and the pasta is handmade and authentic. The vibrant energy has been carried through to their now fully operating dining area – the outdoor patio. Classics like Chicken Parmesan and Spaghetti and Meatballs grace the menu, along with unique plates like Squid Ink Mafaldine and Burrata Tortelloni.

Wood Ranch

This inviting chain is known for its burgers and amazing happy hour deals. Wood Ranch has a lovely outdoor seating area where you can enjoy a delicious dinner and a handcrafted cocktail. Their signature barbecue dishes like the Smoked Brisket and Baby Back Ribs do not disappoint. And their sandwiches are finger-licking good, like their America's Best BBQ Tri Tip Sandwich.

The Stand

The Stand stands for all of the good things – aka juicy hotdogs, crispy fries, an excellent drink selection, and delicious burgers. Their slogan holds true – “American Classics Redefined”. Not your typical burger joint, they’ve put a twist on the usual spread, offering fully-loaded dogs and fries, wraps, salads, and more. Their outdoor dining area offers plenty of picnic tables and umbrellas for shady comfort. It’s the perfect spot for an end-of-the-day brew and dinner on the patio.

Bar Louie

An upbeat grill chain with American grub, martinis, and microbrews, along with some amazing happy hour deals, Bar Louie is located in The District. They have a lovely outdoor dining area, complete with comfortable lounge seating. This gastrobar offers flavorful bar bites like Flash-Fried Calamari, Loaded Tots, and flavorful Wings. Their salads are fresh, and sandwiches are scratch-built. And their happy hour will leave you full and, well, happy.

What kind of food are your taste buds calling tonight? Whatever it is you choose, you’ll find good vibes and good food at one of these four outdoor patio places to eat in Irvine. Check out our blog for more must-try local hotspots.


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