Picturesque Patios and Picnic Tables Await!

Sunshine on your skin, lazy afternoons stretching out before you – summer’s siren song is hard to resist. And what better way to answer its call than with an outdoor dining experience in the charming tapestry of Hunterdon County?

Forget the stuffy indoors! Here, vibrant towns boast a bounty of patios, cafes, and eateries yearning to welcome you. Whether you crave a casual bite on a flower-bedecked bakery patio, a romantic dinner bathed in twinkling lights, or a lively gathering with friends over local brews, Hunterdon County has something to tantalize every taste bud and social desire.


Scouts Coffee Bar Outdoor High BridgeFuel Your Day Under the Open Sky: Cafes & Bakeries

  • Clinton: Kick-start your day at The Stone Bean. Sip a steaming cup of joe (or tea!), savor a decadent pastry, and watch the Clinton River flow by from their delightful patio.
  • Frenchtown: Craving a breakfast view with a side of bridge? Head to Bridge Cafe in Frenchtown and enjoy a delicious meal on their outdoor patio, all while gazing at the Delaware River and its Pennsylvania counterpart.
  • High Bridge: Scout’s Coffee Bar & Mercantile is your one-stop shop for a delightful outdoor experience. Freshly brewed coffee, house-baked pastries, and homemade fare await, all on a charming patio perfect for people-watching cyclists and yogis.

Savor the Flavor: Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

  • Lambertville: Under the Moon Cafe offers a lively escape with a European flair. Savor a leisurely brunch, lunch, or dinner on their charming brick patio, and soak up the sights and sounds of Lambertville.
  • Flemington: Upscale American cuisine meets a vibrant, plant-lined patio at Matt’s Red Rooster Grill. Here, fresh, seasonal ingredients take center stage, creating a delightful outdoor dining experience.
  • Clinton:
    • Italian fare with a view? Look no further than The River Mill View. This local favorite offers a beautiful spot to relax by the river and savor a delicious lunch or dinner on their outdoor patio.
    • Romance is in the air (and on the string lights!) at Dora’s Restaurant. Unwind with a glass of wine and classic Italian dishes on their intimate patio, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
    • History buffs and foodies rejoice! The Clinton House, a Clinton staple since 1743, boasts a beautifully decorated outdoor patio and a menu guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds.
  • Frenchtown:
    • People-watching and Asian-inspired pub fare go hand-in-hand at the National Hotel. Grab a seat on their spacious outdoor patio and soak up the lively atmosphere.
    • Spice up your life with authentic Mexican cuisine at Cocina Del Sol. Their expansive menu of classics is sure to satisfy, and their quaint patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a taco (or two) and a margarita al fresco.

Breweries & Wineries: Raise a Glass to the Great Outdoors

  • Flemington: Lone Eagle Brewing boasts a spacious outdoor beer garden, the perfect place to gather with friends and family. Sample their innovative craft beers, unwind at picnic tables, and catch live music or a food truck during the summer months.
  • Pittstown: Beneduce Vineyards invites you to unwind and savor their wines with a variety of outdoor seating options. From picnic tables to a scenic terrace, this vineyard offers a lively atmosphere, perfect for “Sunday Picnics” and other events.

So, ditch the four walls and embrace the sunshine! Hunterdon County awaits with its charming towns, delectable fare, and a welcoming outdoor dining scene that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds and quench your thirst for adventure (and maybe a cold beer)!