By Betsy Natter

One of the best parts of summer is the opportunity to be outside – even to eat! MontCo has no shortage of great spots to relax with a drink and well-prepared food while enjoying beautiful vistas, great music or magical moments with friends. Check out our picks for top spots for Outdoor Dining featuring our 2019 Happening List Winner and Finalists as well as some other local favorites.

Creekside Sports Bar and Grill – Happening List Winner
765 N Lewis Rd, Limerick, PA 19468
(610) 495-6945

Located on the grounds of the Landis Creek Golf Club, the Creekside was voted the winner for the best outdoor dining in MontCo. Summertime means the patio will be hopping as patrons enjoy beer from the 14 taps and the restaurant’s extensive pub menu. Enjoy specialty sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, burgers and unique pub fare like Landshark “Fins and Fries” or Fireball Whiskey Glazed Ham. And there’s always something fun going on too – from poker and trivia nights to live entertainment and cornhole tournaments. Join in the food and fun at the Creekside, open daily beginning at 10 a.m.

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Trappe Tavern – Happening List Finalist (Winner for Best Sports Bar and Best Happy Hour)
416 West Main St, Trappe, Pa 19426
(610) 489-8686

The Trappe Tavern is a family run business operating in one of PA’s oldest towns. Enjoy your summer days and nights at one of their three separate bar areas, on the huge outdoor covered deck bar and beach, or in the game room with a pool table. Try their all-you-can-eat U-peel shrimp, or go for one of their weekly specials like 50 Cent Wings & Clams, All You can Eat Crab Legs, Lobster Night or Rib Night.

Trappe Tavern (Photo from Facebook)

Village Tavern – Happening List Finalist
511 Stump Rd, North Wales, PA 19454
(215) 393-7953

Village Tavern has been a community favorite for over 25 years serving great food with an extensive beer list and special cocktail menu. Enjoy outdoor dining on the shaded patio or select a drink at the Patio bar crafted by their own mixologist. The tavern also has their own Smokehouse, so weekly menu specials feature juicy delicacies like brisket, pulled pork and short ribs. They are open daily from 11 a.m to 2 a.m.

Dettera Restaurant & Wine Bar – Happening List Finalist
129 E. Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002
(215) 643-0111

Deterra is the happening place for sophisticated dining in the heart of downtown Ambler. The restaurant combines New American cuisine with a premier collection of fine wines. Enjoy starters such as the House Oyster, Spanish Octopus or a traditional salad. Savor artisanal cheeses, wood-fired pizzas and House made pasta before moving on to a varied menu of entrees. In addition to the street-side seating outdoors, there is a side patio with a fireplace.


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Chadwick’s Restaurant and Bar – Happening List Finalist
2750 Egypt Rd, Audubon, PA 19403
(610) 382-9301

Located on the grounds of the beautiful golf course at The Club at Shannondell, you’ll love the view from the patio as you enjoy traditional American fare. Elegant, yet casual, the restaurant has become a local favorite. Enjoy appetizer plates for one or to share.  Selection from soups, salads and a range of entrees including beef, pork, chicken and fish. Weekly specials and Sunday Brunch menu make Chadwick’s a must visit.

Chadwick’s (Photo from Facebook)

Justin’s Carriage House
3911 Skippack Pk, Skippack Pa 19446
(610) 584-5005

Justin’s offers three different patio options in the heart of Skippack Village. The Garden Patio allows you to dine in the open air or sit under the umbrellas amidst beautiful plantings on the brick patio. Also available for outdoor parties, the venue seats up to 100 people. The menu features flatbread pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, selections from the BBQ pit, and a wide variety of entrees. Open daily. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights try the Parrot Bar, a beach inspired get away for summer relaxing.

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Taphouse 23
266 E 4th St, Bridgeport, PA 19405
(610) 277-2323

Take in an amazing patio dining experience at Taphouse 23 in the heart of Bridgeport. Although located in a quaint town, the spacious and modern patio features cozy seating, a waterfall and fire pits as well as a full bar. Menu items include wood fired pizzas, salads, beer infused mussels, burgers and a variety of entrees. Taphouse 23 has 23 beers on tap which rotate continually so there is always something new to try. Serving daily and open late until 2 am on Friday and Saturday night.


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148 W Germantown Pk, East Norriton, PA 19401
(484) 681-9636

Roots is a family owned eatery that serves up great food and features locally crafted beer and spirits. Offering a selection of salads, pub plates, burgers and seafood entrees, there is something for everyone. Eat indoors or outdoors on the elevated patio while playing cornhole! Open daily for lunch and dinner and Sunday Brunch starting at 10 am.

Coyote Crossing
800 Spring Mill Ave, Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 825-3000

Coyote Crossing will transport you to a Mexican paradise inside the heart of Conshohocken as you dine on their magical tree lit patio. Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine and choose from a large selection of Mezcal drinks at the bar. The agave-based liquors are served in addition to signature cocktails and a variety of imported Mexican beers. Starters, soups, salads and traditional Mexican entrees in beef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian combinations will please everyone.


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Jesse’s Barbeque and Local Market
98 N County Line Rd, Souderton, PA 18964
(215) 723-4600

For a casual and country meal, visit Jesse’s Barbeque in Souderton. Jesse’s is a family owned & operated business featuring slow-smoked meats, cooked on their three outdoor smokers. Enjoy pulled pork, brisket, chicken or ribs. Favorite sides include baked beans, collard greens, sweet potato fries and corn fritters. Enjoy your meal outdoors at the picnic tables for the complete BBQ experience. Come early as on the weekends meat choices often sell out. Also, shop the market for specialty products featuring local producers. Open Tuesday through Saturday.


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