17 restaurants, bars with outdoor seating in Ogden, Layton, Farmington, more
Even Stevens Sandwiches has upgraded its business with a new back patio for customers to enjoy.
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17 Northern Utah restaurants with outdoor seating, gorgeous views

It’s finally warming up in Northern Utah, and 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.

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

KNEADERS BAKERY & CAFE

Address: 480 W. Antelope Drive, Layton; 1324 W. 200 North, Kaysville; 1953 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays

Outdoor Dining: Both the Layton and Kaysville locations offer uncovered patio seating, and the Ogden location offers a large area covered by a wooden trellis. These options compliment Kneaders’ casual atmosphere, where you can enjoy your salads and sandwiches in the warmth of the sun or shaded by an umbrella.

THE PIE PIZZERIA

Fire pits are one of the features at the Pie Pizzeria in South Ogden.
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Address: 4300 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

Outdoor Dining: The pizzeria has a large area for covered, open-air dining with TVs in place and a fire pit in the center of the tables to keep the patio warm on chilly nights.

LUCKY SLICE PIZZA

Address: 200 Historic 25th St., Ogden

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday

Outdoor Dining: Considering the limited amount of seating available inside the Ogden location of Lucky Slice Pizza, the outdoor dining is a great option. The seating is shaded by umbrellas and relatively protected by the building from the commotion of the street to make for a quiet, casual meal in the heart of the city.

THE BICKERING SISTERS

A patio in the rear provides a cozy spot for outdoor dining at The Bickering Sisters.
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Address: 2487 Grant Ave., Ogden

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Outdoor Dining: Also located in the center of Ogden’s downtown, The Bickering Sisters offers outdoor seating in a secluded courtyard behind the restaurant. The string lights, surrounding brick and trees make for a cute, atmospheric place to enjoy the fresh air while also enjoying some great food.

EVEN STEVENS SANDWICHES

Address: 2214 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

Outdoor Dining: Enclosed by a fence of plants and clad with string lights overhead, Even Stevens’ outdoor seating is casual enough for a relaxed breakfast or lunch, but also charming enough for a low-key dinner date.

NEW SUN ASIAN CUISINE

Address: 2327 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 3 p.m. to 10 p.m Sunday

Outdoor Dining: New Sun is a restaurant relatively new to Ogden that serves a variety of Asian dishes, which can be enjoyed inside the restaurant as well as outside in an area covered to shade from the sun.

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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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

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. 

TAGGART’S GRILL

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

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

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

The patio at Bella’s Fresh Mexican Grill has the feel of a courtyard in Mexico.
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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

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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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

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

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

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. 

Former Standard-Examiner digital producer Makenzie Koch contributed to this report.