As the days begin to cool and being outside gets more and more enjoyable again, it’s time to seek out great food that you can eat outdoors. There are so many al fresco restaurants in Raleigh, but we’ve cherry picked a few to highlight here.

Solas Restaurant Lounge and Roof: Solas is one of Raleigh’s premiere fine dining venues where you can enjoy a delicious gourmet meal on the first floor deck or sip on decadent cocktails on one of the most luxurious rooftop spaces in the city.

The Raleigh Times: A staple in the downtown restaurant scene, the Raleigh Times is always a popular outdoor hangout when the weather is nice. If you’re lucky enough to snag a table during their peak hours, you’ll enjoy great food that is matched with a bustling street scene.

Humble Pie: This charming small-plates restaurant has around 20 tables on a deck in the Warehouse District just waiting for you to come and relax.

Boylan Bridge Brewpub: This casual local brewery and pub has a view of the city that will take your breath away. Bring a book, board game or a group of friends and plant yourself at a picnic table for as long as you feel like drinking or eating.

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