Before the chill hits the air, be sure to hit these five great spots to dine al fresco in Providence and beyond.

The Aviary

Enjoy drinks on comfy furniture on the lawn, while waiting to dine on the beautiful outdoor patio in a lovely garden setting.

Boat House

Voted one of the “Best 100 Al Fresco Restaurants in America” and the spot to see one of the most beautiful sunsets in RI. Need we say more?

Finn’s Harborside


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Watch the boat’s come in while eating authentic Rhode Island seafood dishes. Clam cakes, “chowda” and “steamas," anyone?

Matunuck Oyster Bar

Sit at an outside bar or on the deck, while freshly harvested oysters are brought in to the restaurant for you to enjoy immediately.



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Voted “King of the Hill” at the Federal Hill Stroll three years in a row, enjoy authentic Italian food on their secluded back patio. You may forget that you’re in a city.

Be sure to check out all of the amazing restaurants in and around Providence on our restaurants page.