Beautiful weather, kids off from school, days getting longer… what better reasons are there to stay outside as much as possible, including for meals? Luckily, Queens being as diverse as it is, there are a variety of places that have outdoor patio or garden seating for you to enjoy. Here are the top ten places in Queens with family friendly outdoor dining.
Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
If you haven’t been to this beer garden, put it on top of your to do list. Celebrating over 100 years in existence, the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden is a great place to spend a leisurely afternoon.
29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria
This restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, and dinner menus, and has a backyard patio for your enjoyment. As the name suggests, it is on the smaller side, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in atmosphere.
46-10 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside
This laid back, casual restaurant also has breakfast, brunch, and dinner menus, but not the type you’re used to seeing. Get ready for some outrageous choices, like the “meaty situation.” It does get crowded, so you may want to incorporate some waiting time in your schedule.
25-01 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
In the mood for some Italian food? Be sure to stop by this eatery, known for their fantastic paninis and crostinis.
34-08 31st Avenue, Astoria
Looking for a great breakfast or brunch spot? LIC Market is the place, with a gourmet menu that is sure to please, and a relaxed vibe so you can really enjoy your meal outside.
21-52 44th Drive, Long Island City
Igloo Ice Cream Café
Don’t let the name fool you: they do much more than just ice cream. It’s actually more like a diner, set up like a café, with an outdoor seating area in the back. And yes, who wouldn’t like some ice cream to cap off a meal?
22-26 31st Street, Astoria
What looks to be a typical Irish pub and restaurant is really hiding a garden out back, and an extensive menu.
71-15 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
California Pizza Kitchen
If you’re looking for something a little quicker, but still want to enjoy your meal al fresco, head over to California Pizza Kitchen at the Shops at Atlas Park. The same menu you’ll find in other locations, except with outdoor seating.
71-03 80th Street, Glendale
Hellgate on the Park
Traditional Italian food is yours for the eating at this restaurant, which boasts two outdoor eating sections, and is dog friendly. The menu is limited, but everything is made from scratch.
19-19 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
Austin’s Steak and Ale House
It has a great garden area out back so you can relax and enjoy your meal without feeling rushed.
82-70 Austin Street, Kew Gardens