Outdoor Restaurants in Huntington Beach

Explore the many Huntington Beach patio dining options while breathing in the open air, refreshing ocean breezes of the Pacific Coast, and lively surroundings. You can enjoy delicious food and drinks at award-winning downtown Huntington Beach restaurants and breweries, relax under a shaded covered patio, and catch up with friends over great food. 

Whether you're looking for a romantic evening with your special someone, searching for dog-friendly restaurants, or want to bring along some friends to enjoy the Huntington Beach nightlife at one of the oceanview restaurants in Huntington Beach, there are plenty of outdoor dining experiences that will impress.

Downtown Huntington Beach Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Huntington Beach is a prime area to visit any time of the year, so eating at one of the many downtown Huntington Beach restaurants with outdoor dining is a must when visiting Surf City USA®.  Nothing pairs better with warm weather than eating a delicious meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner next to the famous SoCal beaches. From casual eateries and upscale dining to live music and events, downtown Huntington Beach restaurants offer an array of outdoor seating options and delectable menu features that are sure to satisfy any craving. 

For those looking for a casual bite to eat, downtown Huntington Beach has a variety of quick dining options, including Jay Bird's Chicken  or Wahoo's Fish Tacos, both featuring quaint, partially-covered outdoor patios. For a sit-down meal, there are plenty of options from fine dining establishments like Sandy's  and Fred's Mexican Café , where you can enjoy the heated outdoor patio located near the pier , overlooking the beautiful beach

Those seeking live entertainment can head over to Hurricane's Bar & Grill , Cruiser's , and 25 Degrees . Each night you'll find live entertainment featuring the hottest DJs and bands.

Best Places to Eat With Outdoor Seating in Huntington Beach 

When you are researching a new place to eat, it can be hard to know where to start. We've got you covered! Here are our recommendations for some of the best outdoor dining options in Huntington Beach: 


Watertable  is located at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa  and offers visitors a menu featuring rustic American Fare that pairs nicely with their selection of vintage wine, unique cocktails, and local craft beers. Enjoy dishes like pork belly pickled pear tarts and juniper-spiced venison on a beautiful outdoor patio. 

Henry’s Coastal Cuisine

Henry's Coastal Cusine , located within The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel , offers an elevated dining experience with an open-air patio. Wind down and enjoy their high-end wine selection, craft cocktails, elegant culinary dishes, weekend brunch, and stunning ocean views. Enjoy the gorgeous ocean views and savor mouth-watering dishes. Enjoy regional flavors from Southern California and South American shores with dishes centered around seafood with an emphasis on seasonal and local farm-to-table ingredients for a fresh, elegant, and sophisticated outdoor dining experience. 


Tanner's is currently closed for renovations. Make way for a new restaurant concept coming to Paséa Hotel & Spa in Spring 2024.

Tanner's, the restaurant at Paséa Hotel & Spa , features fresh, coastal cuisine blended with flavors found in renowned surf cultures from around the world. Paying homage to famous surf spots like Pe'ahi and Honolua Bay, and Hawaiian flavors are found with Tuna Poke Nachos, a nod to Uluwatus surf is found with Balinese satay-spiced BBQ Chicken Skewers, and Australian Wagya Filet Mignon honors Bells Beach and surfing Down Under. 

Pacific Hideaway

Pacific Hideaway, located inside Kimpton Shorebreak Resort , makes its presence known with a striking design, highlighted by a colorful, floral mural on brick known as Frida. "Hideaway" in the title is an apt description - tucked unassumingly above bustling The Strand , it's the little secret you hope not too many people find out about, yet you can't stop talking about. Enjoy live music and specialty cocktails on the terrace overlooking the beach at Pacific Hideaway every Thursday from 5-9 PM.