By Erin McNelis

The recently-closed Golden Pheasant Inn (Photo by Michelle Reese)

Warm weather beckons us to eat outside! And Bucks County doesn’t want for great places to dine al fresco. Breathtaking views combine with history and a sense of community to make for some of the best outdoor dining venues around. The following list is just a sample of what the area has to offer.

Logan Inn – 2019 Happening List Finalist for Outdoor Dining

10 W. Ferry Road, New Hope

The Logan Inn is one of the oldest continually operating inns in the United States, so you can soak up the history of the place while enjoying the patio seating overlooking Main Street. The patio boasts a fire pit where you can roast marshmallows, live music, and of course, the seasonal menu.

Tip: Logan Inn was voted 2019 Happening List Winner for Best Place for People Watching.

Washington Crossing Inn – 2019 Happening List Finalist for Outdoor Dining

1295 General Washington Memorial Blvd., Washington Crossing

Another inn steeped in history, the Secret Garden patio and bar has lush gardens and shade provided by umbrellas and the towering trees.

Washington Crossing Inn (Photo from Facebook)

Tony’s Place Bar and Grill – 2019 Happening List Finalist for Outdoor Dining

1297 Greeley Avenue, Ivyland

Gourmet dining with small plates, sandwiches, salads, entrees and a world class bar can be had on the brand-new patio. The patio features cushioned benches and wrought iron tables, a stone fireplace, and live entertainment.

Tony's Place Bar & Grille (Photo from Facebook)

The Landing Restaurant – 2019 Happening List Finalist for Outdoor Dining

22 N. Main Street, New Hope

In the heart of New Hope, The Landing offers outdoor dining with plenty of seating and great views of the banks of the Delaware River on the Riverside Terrace.

The Landing Restaurant (Photo from Facebook)

King George Inn

102 Radcliffe Street, Bristol

You can enjoy casual food and drinks under brightlycolored umbrellas and overlooking the Delaware River at the oldest inn in the country. Friendly dogs are welcome.

King George Inn (Photo from Facebook)

Canal Street Grille

27 East Aftron Avenue, Yardley

This Greek and American restaurant offers healthy comfort food as well as a tranquil view of the Delaware Canal and historic downtown Yardley.

La Stalla

18 Swamp Road, Newtown

This trattoria serves homemade Italian cuisine in a converted barn. The courtyard for playing Bocce, the Italian lawn bowling game, overlooks the remains of an old feeding trough. The outdoor tables are surrounded by shrubbery, flowers, hanging baskets and larger-than-life sculptures.

La Stalla (Photo from Facebook)

TJ Smith’s

1585 Easton Road, Warrington

This restaurant is named after the owner’s son and boasts an extensive menu, local beer, and a seasonal drink menu. When it is warm, you can sit at the roomy tables under the large pergola.

T.J. Smith's Bar & Grill (Photo from Facebook)

The Golden Pheasant Inn – 2019 Happening List Winner for Outdoor Dining

763 River Road, Erwinna

Located at the tow path entrance between the Delaware River and the canal, the historic inn made from fieldstone was built on land belonging to Arthur Erwin. Erwin is famous for helping George Washington cross the river in 1776. You can enjoy the scenery in the cozy wicker seating on the patio.

Note: On May 22, The Golden Pheasant Inn announced on Facebook that after 35 years, they will be closing the restaurant on June 2, 2019 to focus on time with family. Make reservations NOW to experience this Bucks County favorite before its last night.

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