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Here at StyleBlueprint, we continue to be asked about places that offer heated open-air patios, so we decided to round up the local options where you can find just that. These Memphis restaurants are getting creative in their quest to keep us toasty AND well-fed. We arranged things by neighborhood, and we chose places that are specifically open-air with heaters or that offer enclosed spaces that are available on an individual party basis (igloos, for example).
Grab a coat and bring your appetite; here are some heated restaurant patios in Memphis where you can enjoy your next meal!
21 Heated Restaurant Patios in Memphis (Open-Air and Individual Party Enclosures)
Aldo’s Pizza Pies
100 S Main St., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 577-7743
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pizza pies and wine, oh my! Aldo’s Pizza also has tasty sandwiches and appetizers. You’ll want the entire menu. Plus, their patio is enclosed with liftable windows, making it a safe and cozy space.
Blind Bear Speakeasy
119 S. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 417-8435
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Blind Bear Speakeasy on Main Street is a secretive spot that is a favorite among locals. Grab brunch on a cozy Sunday or stop by for a late-night snack. Their outdoor patio is all open-air with large heaters by each table. So bundle up on a chilly night!
80 Monroe Ave. Ste. L1, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 523-0877
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The patio at Felicia Suzanne’s is one of our favorite spots in town. The large and spacious courtyard dining is filled with heaters spaced throughout. SB TIP: Order a dozen oysters and a Pomegranate Paloma, and thank us later.
7 W. Carolina Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 290-1140
Hours: Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
In the heart of downtown, Loflin Yard is a place like no other. Its laid-back fare includes po’ boys, wings, and even large family-style plates made for sharing. Plus, the patio is spacious enough to spread out that has lots of chairs and fire pits to keep warm.
855 Kentucky St., Memphis, TN 38106 • (901) 207-5111
Hours: Daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Located at Highway 55, Momma’s Bar is a downtown hotspot known for its tasty breakfast food, live music and late-night snacks. Once you head into the restaurant, keep walking towards the back and you’ll see a spot full of picnic tables and windows that can be adjusted. Plus, if you’re there on the weekends, the live bands are a must-see.
94 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 672-7902
Hours: Lunch — Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch — Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sage, a chic and urban dining experience, is full of soul and Memphis love. Both the salmon benedict and French toast are to die for. Located on South Main, you get a nice view of all things Downtown while staying warm with the big heaters located along the patio area.
183 Beale St., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 522-9596
Hours: Monday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday noon to 9 p.m.
When we say there’s no place like Silky O’Sullivan’s, we mean it. With its massive outdoor heated space equipped with live music, festive libations and amazing Irish food, it feels like St. Patrick’s Day year-round.
Babalu (Overton Square)
2115 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 274-0100
Hours: (At both locations): Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Overton Square has one of the coolest patio scenes — especially Babalu. The best part? The tableside-prepared guacamole (and yes, add the bacon). Next time you are in the mood for margaritas or some tapas, this is the place to go. Be sure to check out the East Memphis location as well. It has the same type of heated patio with tons of space. Don’t worry about getting chilly, each table has their own personal heater.
The Beauty Shop
966 Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 272-7111
Hours: Lunch — Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner — Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.; Brunch — Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Beauty Shop, a super hip and trendy spot in Cooper-Young, just got a lot trendier. With these fun greenhouses outside of the restaurant, you can enjoy your favorite meal with one or two of your friends or family members. They also offer heated igloos. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time!
903 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN, 38104 • (901) 274-5151
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
If you’re craving authentic Irish food, look no further than Celtic Crossing. Our recommendation? The shepherd’s pie or the corned beef sliders. They also offer a mean brunch on the weekends with Bloody Mary and mimosa specials. On their heated patio, there are lots of TVs, so it’s perfect for the sports lover.
Ecco on Overton Park
1585 Overton Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 410-8200
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Ecco on Overton Park is an intimate bistro that is largely influenced by European culinary culture. They offer delicious salads, homemade soups and gourmet sandwiches. Following Mediterranean tradition, the fabulous dinner menu includes cheese plates, housemade pasta, carefully braised meats, and boutique wine and beer. Plus, you can grab a drink on their outdoor patio with their happy hour that lasts all evening long.
The Second Line
2144 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 590-2829
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located just off Overton Square, The Second Line is the casual cousin to Chef Kelly English’s renowned Restaurant Iris. The heated patio is spacious and cozy, and all you need to top off the perfect evening is a drink and an appetizer. The Cajun fries are a must. (Note: The restaurant is currently closed for indoor dining.)
Slider Inn (Midtown)
2117 Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 725-1155
Hours: Midtown — Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Downtown location — Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Two words: Jameson Slushie. Slider Inn has two great locations (Downtown and Midtown), but they share the same tasty menu. It’s the perfect spot for a lazy weekend. Their patio offers plenty of room with picnic table seating.
East Memphis & Suburbs
690 South Perkins, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 818-2273
Hours; Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Located in East Memphis, ACRE is a charming home that’s been renovated into a chic and sophisticated restaurant. The open outdoor patio is a great place to relax after a long workday or enjoy lunch or dinner on the weekends.
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
712 W. Brookhaven Circle, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 347-3569
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Happy Hour — Tuesday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The beautiful outdoor oasis of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen turns into a warm environment in the chilly seasons. You can dine under the stars with your favorite date while staying warm next to the fireplace.
Brookhaven Pub & Grill
695 W. Brookhaven Cir., Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 680-8118
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Brookhaven Pub & Grill has everything you could ever want. They’ve got live music and oh-so-tasty appetizers and meals. Plus, the patio is big enough for patrons to space out. Head there to watch a game or just to enjoy some entertainment. Did we mention they have heated floors, too?
Cheffie’s Cafe (High Point)
483 High Point Terrace, Memphis, TN 38122 • (901) 343-0488
Hours: The High Point location is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Shelby Farms location is open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; The Collierville location is open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Be your own chef at Cheffie’s Cafe! If you live near the High Point location, you can take a jog or ride your bike down the Greenline to grab a snack and drink. There are three locations now in Memphis, including High Point, Shelby Farms Park and Collierville. All of their patios are open-air concepts with heaters, so bring a scarf and jacket!
2249 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 272-9377
Hours; The Poplar location is open daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Midtown and Summer locations are open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The downtown location is open daily, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
We highly recommend Central BBQ if you’re searching for Southern-style food — especially delicious mac ‘n’ cheese. Plus, all locations have heated patios that are enclosed by windows!
1927 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 726-4372
Hours: At all locations — 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (with the exception of Southaven, which is open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.)
A cold beer, a burger and cheese tots … what could be better? Huey’s outdoor heated patios have live music on select nights and happy hour Monday through Friday. Did we mention you can adjust the windows by your table for your body’s temperature control?
5871 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119 • (901) 683-9305
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
If you’re in the mood for a modern bistro, right off the interstate at Poplar Avenue and I-240 is River Oaks. Offering specialty cocktails and a special of the day, you’re sure to find something you love. Each table has its own heater, so you don’t have to worry about getting cold.
Swanky’s Taco Shop
4770 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 730-0763
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at all locations.
It’s always summertime at Swanky’s Taco Shop! It’s easy to love its Tex-Mex food and vibrant atmosphere (especially when you can enjoy it outside on a heated patio.) Plus, on Tuesdays, they offer two-for-one margaritas.
Stay safe and stay warm with these heated patios in Memphis!
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