Just because summer is coming to an end, doesn't mean outdoor dining is going with it! No fear, dining outdoors is here to stay. There are several spots in Bucks County to take in a view paired with a delicious meal and drink. Check out our spots below!

Historical Outdoor Dining Spot

The Washington Crossing Inn

1295 General Washington Memorial Blvd, Washington Crossing, pa 18977


There is no outdoor space more historical than the Washington Crossing Inn, our 2022 Happening List winner for outdoor dining. You will fall in love and back in time with its traditional colonial structure — an 1817 home turned restaurant. Dine outside in their garden or patio, tasting their seasonal menus prepared with fresh local ingredients. Enjoy apps and drinks from Caprese flatbread and oysters to their extensive wine list.

Tuna Tartare Outside Dining

Photo Credit: Washington Crossing Inn

Dine with the Delaware

River House at Odette’s

274 River Road, New Hope, Pa 18938


The luxury lifestyle hotel River House at Odette’s is one of the top spots to enjoy a top-notch meal with a beautiful riverside view. Treat yourself to a well-prepared and delicious meal from their extensive dinner menu, such as their iron skillet baked cornbread, crab dip, scallops, filet mignon, pappardelle, and more. Pair your meal with one of their summer cocktails or extensive wine list. Top off the meal with a dessert (you deserve it!) from a warm chocolate cookie to a key lime meringue tart. 

Breakfast Spread with a View

Photo Credit: River House at Odette's

Canal Side Dining

The Riegelsville Inn

10 Delaware Road, Riegelsville, Pa 18077


Enjoy a delicious meal along the quaint canal at The Riegelsville Inn for American cuisine influenced by French techniques. The historic inn was built in 1838 and still stands today with a bright yellow facade. Dine for dinner, lunch, or brunch seven days a week!

The Riegelsville Inn Exterior View

Photo Credit: The Riegelsville Inn

Outdoor Bar and Patio, Please

Tony's Place

1297 Greeley Ave., Ivyland, Pa 18974


Tony is inviting you to the new patio and outdoor bar, waiting to serve you on any occasion. Enjoy live music along with favorites on the menu such as cheesesteak spring rolls, pretzel bites, sesame grilled tuna steak, crab penne, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Whatever you are craving, Tony has it!

Outdoor Patio

Photo Credit: Tony's Place

An Old Tavern Time

The Pineville Tavern

1098 Durham Road, Pineville, Pa 18946


Since 1742, The Pineville Tavern has been serving classic dishes in the Bucks County area as one of the country's oldest operating taverns. Enjoy their outdoor seating with umbrellas and fairy lights stringed above you for a nice ambiance. Dig into their homemade ravioli, bacon-wrapped shrimp, steak frites, and of course, you have to finish off with their homemade rice pudding.

Outdoor Pineville Scene

Photo Credit: Pineville Tavern

Riverside Dining

Stella of New Hope

50 South Main Street, New Hope, Pa 18938


Stella is a staple dining spot of New Hope with its outdoor dining right along the Delaware River. Enjoy the picturesque view while indulging in brunch or dinner. Feast your eyes on their lemon ricotta pancakes, buttermilk biscuit benedict, spaghetti pie, hay smoked berks county pekin duck, and more! Also, splurge on one of their many tasty cocktails from the desert dove to the morning after drink.

Stella's Heirloom Tomato Salad with the View

Photo Credit: Stella

Dine on Yardley Main

Vault Brewing Company

10 South Main Street, Yardley, Pa 19067


Enjoy the cool air on the patio of the Vault while on Main Street of Yardley. Be sure to check which nights there will be live jazz! Split the hummus board or Brussel sprouts to start — two of their star appetizers. For your main, try their new tofu bahn mi and chicken tacos, or you cannot go wrong with any of their pies from the duck and apple to the brown sugar buffalo.

Pork Belly Bahn Mi

Photo Credit: Vault Brewing

Railway Side Dining

Steam Pub

606 Second Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966

(215) 942-6468

The former train station also offers a deck for guests to enjoy fall weather outdoor dining. Don't miss the weekends for live music to accompany the outdoor atmosphere. Try their comfort foods such as breaded mozzarella, pork & spinach ravioli, french onion soup, or chili to pair with the cooler weather!

Outdoor Deck

Photo Credit: Steam Pub

Rooftop Over the River

River House at Odette's

274 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

(215) 682-2022

Rooftop dining is here to stay for the fall season at the River House at Odette's! Ride the elevator to the roof where you will be greeted by a 1970s-inspired bar and lounge overlooking the Delaware River. It's a perfect location to dine with friends and family over a delicious meal including their curried butternut squash, halibut sandwich, new york strip steak, and anything from their raw bar!

Riverside Dining

Photo Credit: River House at Odette's

The Plum Patio

The Plumsteadville Inn

5902 Easton Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947

(215) 766-7500

The historic 1751 Inn continues to offer outdoor dining with umbrellas, Adirondack chairs, and fire pits to add to the outdoor atmosphere! Enjoy the fall weather with friends and family while accompanied by some of the Inn's favorite dishes such as their lettuce wraps, plum pretzels, french dip, chicken pot pie, and black bean burger.

The Plum Patio

Photo Credit: The Plumsteadville Inn

Playhouse Drinks & Eats

Playhouse Deck

70 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938

(267) 397-6866

Behind the Bucks County Playhouse lies a picturesque spot for drinks and eats pre or post-show! Sit riverside and enjoy a menu full of upgraded salads, homemade plates of pasta, and more Mediterranean business with a Northern California influence. Try their Tuscan kale caesar, arancini, squid ink spaccatelli, branzino, brownie tiramisu, and more!

Views & Eats at Playhouse Deck

Photo Credit: Lex Nemchenko

Take a Trip to the City for More Great Outdoor Food & Drink!

Philadelphia's Parks on Tap

When: August 31- October 2

Where: Rotating locations (listed below)

Philly’s traveling beer garden that gives back is on the move again! Parks on Tap shift out of the park and into drive as its journey back to its original format for the first time since COVID-19. Parks on Tap will travel to a new park every week! It will begin every Wednesday – Sunday, starting at Penn Treaty Park, Clark Park, Columbus Square, and Matthias Baldwin, and ending at Schuylkill Banks. Come for local brews, fresh bites, and a variety of seating to enjoy at this family-friendly event.

Northern Liberties Night Market

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: N. 2nd Street between Fairmount and Poplar streets

The organizers of 2nd Street Festival present the second annual fall Northern Liberties Night Market. This inaugural series of outdoor food festivals is rolling into the single fastest-growing neighborhood in Philadelphia! This is the third Northern Liberties Night Market, following up the debut last September and the spring edition this last May that drew over 5,000+ people. Browse the dozens of food trucks, food vendors, shopping vendors, sidewalk cafes, entertainment, family fun, music, street performers, and enjoy other fun surprises. The festival is free to attend and food/drink are pay-as-you-go.

Morgan's Pier Fall Fest

When: Thursday, September 22 to Saturday, October 29

Where: Morgan's Pier

221 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19123

Morgan’s Pier, one Philadelphia’s best beer garden and outdoor restaurants, gets transformed for their 8th annual Fall Fest from September 22th to October 29th. For over 5 weeks, Morgan’s Pier will deck itself in quintessential fall décor including haystacks, seasonal flowers, foliage, and of course pumpkins! Guests are invited to pick their perfect pumpkin from the Pier’s Pumpkin Patch for only $5/$10, with carving kits provided for an ideal Fall afternoon on the riverfront. Morgan's will operate Fall Fest for seven days a week this year, for even more fall vibes to go around! Reservations are recommended for table service; walk-ins are welcome for all bar areas. Reservations can be made by using the Resy app or visiting www.morganspier.com.  Meter and free street parking are located nearby along Columbus Boulevard and in the nearby neighborhoods.

Fishtown Fall Feastivale

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022, 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Frankford Ave from Girard to Columbia Ave and side streets (Master St from Front to Frankford, Thompson from Front to Frankford)

Fishtown Feastivale is back for 2022 with a new name & new focus on all things eats! Now called the Fishtown Fall Feastivale, this outdoor end-of-summer food festival & celebration features local foods including burgers, brisket, and Bavarian pretzels, paired with Fishtown's favorite cocktails & beer, and over 50 local artists and retail vendors.  The Lutheran Settlement House Dunk Tank will feature Fishtown “Celebs” to ensure everyone has a swimmingly good time, as festival goers play carnival games and local DJs play, encouraging visitors to dance the night away.  This event is family and fido friendly, 21 and up to drink with identification.

14th Annual South Street Oktoberfest

When: Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: 700 Block of South Street

For the 14th year in a row, South Street Oktoberfest will be held on the 700 block of South Street. This year, it will anchor the South Street Fall Festival! With 10 different German beers available on draft, a wealth of German food, live Oompah music by Die Heimatklänge, German dancing by the United German Hungarians, flower crowns, Liter Lift, games, and more. It is one of the fall’s most exciting food-and-drink events and a do-not-miss celebration for beer lovers! This event is family-friendly and free to attend (pay as you go). There is something for everyone at this event! VIP PASSES are available and are $120. The passes include: Entrance to our Brauer Bund Bierhall, a special buffet from 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Liter mug, 7 Bier/Merchandise Tokens, 2022 Oktoberfest Tee Shirt, Haus Swag, and private bathrooms – VIP PASSES are limited and must be purchased in advance.

Old City Fest

When: Sunday, October 9, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: 3rd and Arch along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th)

Old City District presents the seventh annual Old City Fest — a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile. This event highlights the region’s premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history, and architecture. Returning after a three-year hiatus, activities will include a festival stage with live music, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances, and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft, and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go.

Carving Pumpkins at Morgan's Pier Fall Fest!

Photo Credit: Morgan's Pier

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