Ten Great Patios For Your Summer Bucket List!

The below blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is designed to be used as inspiration for a future trip to Windsor Essex. Due to current circumstances, some of the locations listed in the blog may currently not be open, or may not be offering full services at this time.

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The last few weeks of summer are already upon us but it’s certainly not too late to spend some time on one of these ten amazing and unique patios across Windsor Essex Pelee Island. With amazing views, delicious food and drinks to whet your whistle, make sure to add these to your summer bucket list of places to try.  So whether you are looking to enjoy an afternoon drink in the sunshine or dinner under the strung Edison lights, there is no shortage of unique patios for you to park yourself on before pumpkin spice lattes fall upon us!

Spago Trattoria & Pizzeria

Savour this unique patio experience on Windsor’s only water-misted patio serving up good drinks, good food, and good times.   With fresh ingredients and authentic family recipes, you can enjoy the taste of Italy without leaving Essex County! Dine under the adorable red umbrella’s and make sure to finish with an espresso and gelato for the full Italian dining experience.

 

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Sandbar Waterfront Grill

If enjoying a meal al fresco, along the waterfront isn’t enough to tempt you, the cool breeze and the gorgeous sunsets along Lake St. Clair may just convince you that dinner on the Sandbar patio is a must-do before summer wraps up.

 

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Walkerville Brewery Biergarten

Missing your trip to Europe this summer? Make sure to visit the new outdoor Walkerville Biergarten located at 500 Argyle Rd (adjacent to Walkerville Brewery).  Enjoy a refreshing beverage along with bites available from The Grand Cantina & Slices Walkerville while you sip your favourite craft beer or cider.

 

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Cured Craft Brewing

Love local? Sip on something cold and delicious from the area’s newest craft brewery whose patio in a park-like setting is in the heart of Uptown Leamington.  Their menu is chalk full of quality local ingredients from the beer to the food!

 

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Pressure Drop

Enjoy the fresh air in a parkette style setting right in the heart of Ford City!  Fill your belly with delicious eats from Grand Cantina and Slices Walkerville, washed down with cold craft brews, and enjoy some live tunes along to boot!

 

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The GOAT Tap & Eatery

Looking for some extra elbow room??  Have you seen the extended parking lot patio at The GOAT Tap & Eatery Lasalle?! Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and late night dining with too many mouth-watering dishes to choose a favourite – though the nachos are a definite front runner! 

 

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Muscedere Estate Vineyard

Friendly goats, wood-fired pizza, award-winning wine and a delightful vineyard breeze – is there really anything more you can ask for?  Soak in the last of the summer sunshine and spend an afternoon visiting the winery where petting the vineyard goats is just part of the experience!

 

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Burger Sixty-Seven

Eats in the Streets! No matter how you top your burger, it will be even harder to top this urban, street-scene patio in the heart of downtown Amherstburg.  Serving up some of the best burgers in town you will most definitely have fun while you are there and leave with your belly full!

 

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India 47

If you are looking for an authentic food experience, India 47 is where you want to head to! With a side patio tucked around the corner of the building and shaded from traffic, it is the perfect spot to park yourself and chill out with their Mango Colada – a refreshing spin on the traditional colada.

 

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Elite Restaurant

With a birds-eye view unlike any other in Windsor Essex, spend some time sipping a handcrafted cocktail on the roof-top patio of Elite Restaurant along Main Street in Kingsville!  Delight in their mouth-watering steak or seafood dishes all while dining in the sky.

 

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So for those of you who want to make the most of the remaining warm weeks and park yourself on a patio, these ten spots are a great place to start! For a detailed list of all the great patio and dining options across Windsor Essex, make sure to check out our Patio & Take Out Guide.


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