11 restaurants, bars with outdoor patios in Ogden, Layton, Farmington, more
From left, Anika Ballard and her mother, LeeAnn, as well as Kari Olsen and her daughter, Trista, have dinner June 14, 2016, on the outdoor patio at The Greenery Restaurant.
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11 Northern Utah restaurants with relaxing outdoor dining and gorgeous views

After a long, snowy winter, it’s finally warming up in Northern Utah. That means it’s time to get outside and soak up the sun — and that includes when you’re dining out. 

Don’t waste a perfect opportunity to enjoy the warm breeze, eat some delicious food and take in the gorgeous views.

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In no particular order, here are 11 restaurants with outdoor dining spaces that you’re going to want to try this summer.

SLACKWATER PUB & PIZZERIA

A gorgeous view of the Ogden River can be seen from the patio at Slackwater Pub & Pizzeria in Ogden.
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Yelp Rating: 4 stars with 284 reviews

Address: 1895 Washington Blvd., Ogden

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Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday

Outdoor Dining: Covered by shady trees and umbrellas, Slackwater’s patio runs along the bank of the Ogden River so you can enjoy the relaxing sound of running water while you enjoy a slice or two (or three) of pizza. 

MAD MOOSE CAFE

Yelp Rating: 4.5 stars with 39 reviews

Address: 2429 State Road 158, Eden

Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

Outdoor Dining: No matter where you sit outside Mad Moose Cafe in Eden, you’ll have gorgeous views of green fields and the mountains. 

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TAGGART’S GRILL

Yelp Rating: 4.5 stars with 106 reviews

Address: 1105 Taggart Lane, Morgan

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday

Outdoor Dining: If you’re looking for dinner and some entertainment, Taggart’s patio is the place to go. The restaurant is nestled into the side of a mountain to provide some beautiful views. Oh, and did we mention a peacock often wonders around outside the fenced-in patio? 

THE OAKS RESTAURANT

Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars with 71 reviews

Address: 750 Ogden Canyon, Ogden

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Tuesday

Outdoor Dining: The Oaks is another perfect choice if you love being near the water. The patio is right up against the mountainside, with the Ogden River running below. 

ROOSTERS BREWING COMPANY

Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars with 232 reviews

Address: 253 25th St., Ogden; 748 W. Heritage Park Blvd., Layton

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Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday

Outdoor Dining: It doesn’t matter which Roosters location you choose, both have outdoor dining. The Ogden location’s patio is nestled on 25th Street, where you can be surrounded by all the downtown action. The Layton location has a handful of umbrella-covered tables outside to enjoy the fresh air. 

BELLA’S FRESH MEXICAN GRILL

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Yelp Rating: 3.5 stars with 34 reviews

Address: 2650 N. 1850 West, Farr West

Hours: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday

Outdoor Dining: Surrounded by an old stone wall, the patio at Bella’s Fresh Mexican Grill is filled with gorgeous flowers and plants during the spring and summer.

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TONA SUSHI

Yelp Rating: 4.5 stars with 220 reviews

Address: 210 25th St., Ogden

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday

Outdoor Dining: Located behind the restaurant, away from the hustle and bustle of 25th Street, lights are strung up around Tona’s patio to give it a relaxing, romantic ambiance.  

THE GREENERY AT RAINBOW GARDENS

From left, Anika Ballard and her mother, LeeAnn, as well as Kari Olsen and her daughter, Trista, have dinner June 14, 2016, on the outdoor patio at The Greenery Restaurant.
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Yelp Rating: 2.5 stars with 35 reviews

Address: 1851 Valley Drive, Ogden

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday

Outdoor Dining: If all the plants and flowers inside aren’t enough for you, the Greenery’s outdoor dining space provides great close-up views of the mountains. 

CAFFE TORINO

Yelp Rating: 4.5 stars with 36 reviews

Address: Station Park, 125 E. Promontory, Farmington

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Outdoor Dining: After a long day of shopping at Station Park, a tasty meal on Caffe Torino’s patio — right next to the shopping area’s dancing water fountain — is a great way to end the day. 

SONORA GRILL

Yelp Rating: 4 stars with 251 reviews

Address: 2310 Kiesel Ave., Ogden

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday

Outdoor Dining: Enjoy some delicious Mexican food on Sonora Grill’s patio, located right next to the Junction’s plaza, where you can often listen to live music or people watch. 

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ROVALI’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO

Yelp Rating: 4 stars with 123 reviews

Address: 174 25th St., Ogden

Hours: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday

Outdoor Dining: Whether you want to enjoy a full meal or just relax, Rovali’s patio has plenty of seating, live music on the weekends and a fire pit to keep you warm when the sun goes down. 

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