Looking for a Way to Enjoy the Nice Weather?
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Finally, it’s that time of year in Mountaineer Country when the irresistible combination of fresh air, mouth-watering dishes, and refreshing drinks are ready and waiting for us to celebrate. Sitting under a canopy, by the water, or on a terrace makes for the perfect day in Mountaineer Country!
As you make your way through the Morgantown outdoor dining selection, don’t forget to redeem their Mountaineer Deals! The majority of the businesses listed offer great discounts for visitors and locals to take advantage of so you can save while you spend! If you’re interested in becoming a Mountaineer Deal partner, read more about it here!
Brunch outside? Yes please! Located in the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place,?Bourbon Prime Restaurant and Bar?offers a seasonal menu of rustic and refined entrees inspired by local ingredients. Over 21? Pair each dish with a pour from the best bourbon selection in West Virginia, or try their signature “Almost Heaven” cocktail for a smokey mix of cherry, bitters, and “Country Roads” Bourbon. Enjoy alfresco dining on the patio as you overlook the calm waters of the Monongahela River.
River Birch Cafe & Rooftop Biergarten
Head to the newly opened Rooftop Biergarten at ?River Birch Cafe ?for an ice-cold brew with a view! Enjoy small-plate-style dining as you sample from a list of locally crafted brews and mocktails. Let the setting sun create your perfect backdrop as you look out over the Wharf District in downtown Morgantown. Open to the public with reservations for public and private events available.
Pies & Pints
Enter this chill, relaxed atmosphere and enjoy covered patio seating in the rain or shine. This pizza chain offers an array of craft beers, specialty pizzas, and salad or sandwiches. Located only five minutes from downtown campus and just a mile away from Milan Puskar Football Stadium, Pies & Pints Morgantown is the best place for lunch or dinner any time of the year!
For the most serene place in downtown Morgantown, head to?Chaang Thai’s?rooftop patio. Overlooking High Street, the patio has been nicknamed the Thai Garden thanks to lush greenery and enchanting string lights. Guests can choose from authentic cuisine with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options or pick from the wine and beer list at the rooftop bar.
Gibbie’s Pub and Eatery
On High Street, in Morgantown, you’ll find a variety of nightlife activities. You’ll also find?Gibbie’s Pub and Eatery, a staple for locals who enjoy live music and trivia weekly. Just outside this classic joint, along High Street, you can enjoy the evening breeze and city happenings on their newly added outdoor dining.
Morgantown Brewing Company
A staple in the heart of downtown Morgantown,?Morgantown Brewing Company?is a go-to hangout spot for locals and West Virginia University students. Enjoy a brew on the mood-lit patio while you browse a selection of brew-pub appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and more.
Enjoy classic American entrees hot off the grill. Choose from an extensive menu of surf and turf favorites to enjoy on the water at Cheat Lake when you visit?Dockside Grille. Pair any entree with a cocktail, beer, or frozen drink to help you cool off after a hot day. The Grille is open year-round, seven days a week, with an exclusive brunch menu, served every Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Crab Shack Caribba
Take a break from your Suncrest Towne Centre shopping spree with fresh seafood and signature drinks at?Crab Shack Caribba. The covered patio features garage-style doors that open to let the sunshine and cool breezes flow into the entire restaurant. Air conditioning, TVs, and all-day menu options complete this well-rounded dining experience.
Mario’s Fishbowl –?Downtown? and Suncrest
All true Mountaineers have experienced Mario’s Fishbowl a time or two. Known for its iconic fishbowl adult beverages, Mario’s provides a blast-from-the-past experience for West Virginia University alumni and a unique setting for visitors. Make sure you bring a pen! Fishbowl’s walls are decorated with handwritten notes on dollars, paper plates, napkins, and more from its long history of customers.
Preston County Inn
Head to Kingwood, W.Va., to the historic?Preston County Inn, built during the Civil War and restored to its original glory. Today, the Inn features a full-service kitchen and restaurant, open to overnight guests, locals, and visitors to the area. The porch offers outdoor dining surrounded by the greenery of the backyard. Guests can dine shaded by trees and table-top umbrellas.
Morgantown Flour and Feed
Where rustic meets decadent—Morgantown Flour and Feed?offers plentiful dishes that satisfy both the love of home-cooking and the most refined palette. Located just steps away from the Mon River Rail Trail, diners can watch runners and boats go by from their table on the outdoor deck. Full covering, overhead fans, and string lights keep guests out of the sun, but they can still enjoy the sunshine. Open weekends from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended.
Rosemary’s Thyme Mexican Restaurant
Step off the green and onto the deck at?Rosemary’s Thyme Mexican Restaurant,?open to visitors of the Preston Country Club. Rosemary’s offers traditional Mexican dishes and a fully stocked cantina. Enjoy a margarita under table-top umbrellas and do all you can to resist ordering a second round before your next tee time.
The Greene Turtle
Don’t forget your mug! National favorite,?Greene Turtle?has found its home in Mountaineer Country, just a short drive from the I-79 exit for Star City. Seated on a hilltop, the outdoor patio offers views of the surrounding skyline from every table. Enjoy an umbrella drink under your own umbrella and watch the clouds go by.
Oliverio’s Ristorante on the Wharf
Oliverio’s is a family owned and operated Italian American seafood and steak restaurant with a great atmosphere and river-front views. This local gem offers outdoor seating that’s perfect for date night or large groups. You can even walk the Caperton Trail as you wait for the text or call that your table is ready!
Take two steps off the Mon River Rail Trail, and you’ll find?Table 9, where modern tastes meet culinary craftsmanship. Located in the Wharf District of Morgantown, W.Va., guests can enjoy patio seating right on top of the Monongahela River. Watch as boats dock and depart from the marina below as you choose from their rotating menu of artisan burgers, eggplant parmesan, fresh fish, and pork belly tacos. Top everything off with a cold drink from their fully stocked bar.
Do you want to enjoy outdoor dining like a local? Check out Kegler’s! This festive tavern is the premier location to watch sporting events, not just because of their large selection of TV’s. They’re best known for their award-winning wings, but you’ll find a variety of food choices that won’t disappoint. Their outdoor patio is adjacent to Suburban Lanes Bowling Center so it’s the perfect place to stop before or after a game of bowling.
Mountain State Brewing Company
Go above and beyond with?Mountain State Brewing Company’s two-story outdoor deck. Doors stay open during good weather, meaning guests can enjoy a cross-breeze of warmth from the stone pizza oven inside, mixed with cool air coming from the Monongahela River below. Pair artisan pizza with good tunes, and you’ve got a recipe for good times!
Enjoy a freshly baked pastry and live music on the waterfront at?Terra Cafe?in Star City, W.Va. Grab a seat in the covered patio and have your pick from an all-natural, made-from-scratch menu that features vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Overhead fans and string lights create the perfect breezy atmosphere for a morning coffee or afternoon bite with friends.
All hands on deck—as well as food, drinks, and good times!?Tropics?of Morgantown, W.Va. offers a unique Hawaiian-themed dining experience with outdoor seating under the many pavilions and private decks. Grab a seat at the outdoor bar, where it’s always happy hour, and enjoy a game of cornhole on the lawn. Want the island experience? Stop by on Wednesdays for Crab Fest, or have Hawaiian-style pulled pork any day of the week.
Tygart Lake Marina
Take a break from your lake-side hike with grab-and-go meal options from Tygart Lake Marina in Grafton, W.Va. The Marina offers full concessions that can be enjoyed at nearby seating or on the water. Food and drinks are available from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. every day, so you don’t have to worry about bringing enough food.
Black Bear Evansdale
Black Bear Evansdale offers delicious international flavors that bring out the incredible diversity of simple ingredients. Take in the nightly air of Morgantown as you enjoy one on of Black Bear’s weekly specials on their outdoor patio. Offering an array of Mexican eats and draft micro-brews, this spacious atmosphere is the perfect place to hang out with friends or family. Join them for dining on the weekend for a change to hear local artists perform live!
Los Mariachis offers four locations all with outdoor seating, so the options are endless! Stop by one and munch on traditional Mexican food while sipping one of their popular margarita towers. Taco about a great time!
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe
Escape to Mediterranean paradise in just one bite of?Taziki’s?cuisine in Morgantown, W.Va. Order your favorite gyro, quinoa bowl, or split a plate hummus with fresh pita before snagging a table for two on the patio. Lined with lights and nestled under the Suncrest Towne Centre’s walkthrough, this spot provides shade, coverage, and the perfect ambiance for your next night out.
Alpine Lake Restaurant and Lounge
Look out over the golf course as you enjoy classic pub-fare from the Alpine Lake Restaurant and Lounge at?Alpine Lake Resort?in Terra Alta, WV. Choose between a fish-and-chips basket, a melty mushroom swiss burger, or an order of mozzarella moons with a cold West Virginia craft beer. Restaurant hours vary, so check online and the Alpine Lake Resort?Facebook page?for updated information.