Best Outdoor Dining Destinations: Part 1

Denton is no stranger to outdoor activities, including fine-dining. Denton has provided a lot of restaurants that offer rooftops, decks, and patios perfect for dining and drinking while enjoying a fresh breeze. Here are 5 of the best outdoor dining destinations to get you ready for that enjoyable autumn weather.


What? You thought just because LSA is the most visible outdoor spot we would leave it out? Nah. LSA Burger Co is downtown Denton’s first rooftop patio/bar making it a pretty special experience especially for those new to town; this is a trademark spot. Being a gourmet burger joint in Texas that capitalizes off how much we love us, the entire restaurant serves to honor musical legends of our state - this place never gets boring. Enjoy live music and a refreshing cocktail from a inventive list while chowing down on a Texas style burger and those garlic fries with a an amazing view of the historic Denton courthouse. 


Margs, tacos, and a sweet pet-friendly patio join forces at Rusty Taco. Rusty has TVs to enjoy your favorite sports game, and whether it’s hot or cold, you can still enjoy Loco Hour specials on drinks and sides in their climate-controlled patio.


Support local! East Side brings a refined focus to your favorite drinks. With about 100 tap beers and over 130 different kinds of liquor, you will never run out of options. Their expansive outdoor deck, patio, and beer garden is the evening home space for many Dentonites. Complimenting these spaces are tasty offerings from the varied food trucks on site - you can enjoy some of the best food trucks in Denton! 

BOCA 31 

This colorful house attracts people from all over. Customers get to experience the unique Latin cuisine from the patio. Dinner includes options like tacos, agua frescas, and their famous empanadas. Don’t forget to try their Paletas to make your outdoor lunch cooler.


A hidden gem in the heart of Denton, Juicy Pig serves adventurous variety of BBQ options. With outside seating and a great atmosphere, you can enjoy their various sauces and different add-ons for their sandwiches, like the deviled eggs. Don’t forget to take a picture against their amazing mural too! It’s Insta-worthy! 

Photos by Stephanie Martinez

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