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Al Fresco Dining Delights: 10 of the Best Restaurants With Outdoor Seating In & Near Glens Falls

When the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than enjoying a meal outdoors. If you’re looking for the best restaurants with outdoor seating in and near Glens Falls, NY, we’ve got you covered.

There are a lot of great places to choose from, including upscale options for special celebrations and more casual establishments that are family-friendly.

Fine Dining Options

Park & Elm

Indulge in seasonal dishes and craft cocktails at this downtown Glens Falls gem. As the name suggests, it’s located at the corner of Park & Elm streets and has outdoor seating available for warm days.

The establishment has a number of options including an elevated dining room and a more casual market & delicatessen. Park & Elm's dining room features a full bar and offers classics like steak and seafood as well as more vegetable-forward dishes.

Of note, the delicatessen has its own in-house butcher and offers a variety of breakfast specials, lunch sandwiches, baked goods, and some gourmet pantry staples.

Morgan & Co.

Morgan & Co. is a great year-round option for outdoor dining in Glens Falls. The restaurant describes its menu as “comfort food with a Mediterranean-Bohemian flair.”

Situated in a late 19th century building called the McEchron House, the restaurant is owned by an inventive local chef couple. The menu features dishes such as Moroccan cigars (lamb and beef spring rolls) and candied garlic spare ribs.

And, they have a full wine, beer, and cocktail menu that complements their food offerings.

Park 26 at The Queensbury Hotel

Relax under the signature red umbrellas and enjoy a full food and drink menu at The Queensbury Hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Park 26. During the summer you can enjoy live music on the patio as you overlook Glens Falls City Park.

The menu features breakfast options including espresso drinks as well as lunch and dinner favorites. If you visit later in the day, don’t miss their woodfired pizzas and extensive steak selection.


Focusing on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, Mint is one-of-a-kind in the Glens Falls area. For the perfect combination of outdoor dining and mouthwatering food, the buck stops here.

Indulge in brunch dishes like eggs Benedict or visit for the small plates and shareables on the dinner menu. In addition to food, Mint offers plentiful happy hour specials like ‘buy one drink, get one free.’

Mint also has craft cocktails and a separate zero proof drink menu for anyone preferring a mocktail.

Laid Back Bites

Adirondack Winery - Queensbury Tasting Room

The new Queensbury headquarters of Adirondack Winery has an impressive outdoor dining space featuring cozy fire pits and lots of seating. The venue’s vibe is a combination of rustic and industrial with two oak barrel-style bars.

If you’re thirsty, you can choose from 2-ounce tastings, wine by the glass, or fun options like wine slushies. They also have beer, cider, and cocktails if those are more your style.

Make sure to try out one of their fun charcuterie or dessert boards for a unique take on dining. Some of their charcuterie board offerings include:

  • The Happy Snacker
  • The “Get Salty” Pretzel Board
  • The Bread Board
  • The ADK Charcuterie Board
  • The Garlicky Cheese Board

Common Roots Brewing Company

red Adirondack chairs near picnic tables and a brewpub

This South Glens Falls spot features Common Roots’ brewing production facility as well as a full service restaurant and casual Biergarten with window ordering. For the ultimate outdoor dining experience, grab a beer and relax in one of the Adirondack chairs on the patio or warm up around a fire pit.

In addition to over 30 rotating drafts, Common Roots provides salads, sandwiches, burgers, and an impressive pizza menu with gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Raul’s Mexican Restaurant

left image of tables and chairs by Raul's Restaurant, right image of an open taco

Enjoy the backdrop of this restaurant’s bustling Glens Falls location as you kick back with a cold drink and some crunchy chips. With seasonal outdoor dining and the best margaritas in town, you can’t go wrong with Raul’s.

The Mexican favorite has a popular happy hour every day from 2pm-6pm and a full menu that can meet any craving. Whether you want a filling burrito, a unique take on tacos (check out the Oaxacan version!), or an impressive kids’ menu, you’ll find it here.

Family Friendly Favorites

Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

With both a kid and dog menu, you know that Davidson Brothers Restaurant is going to be chill. The brewpub features an extensive outdoor dining plaza complete with shade umbrellas and twinkle lights.

And definitely bring your furry friend; dogs are welcome in the outdoor space. The on-site brewery produces a number of ales and they also keep some other local favorites on tap.

Their food menu is casual and includes hearty salads, burger options, and classic comfort food favorites like mac ‘n cheese.

The Docksider

Whether you arrive by boat or car, The Docksider is a classic spot for outdoor dining in nearby Lake George. Relax on the patio, which overlooks Glen Lake, and take in the sights as you enjoy comfort food classics.

The Docksider has summer favorites like burgers and hot dogs on its menu, but if you’re looking for something a bit more hearty, don’t miss their seafood offerings like lemon butter-baked haddock, Cajun grilled salmon, or stuffed filet of sole.

Plus, they have a full drink menu and offerings for the kids. While The Docksider’s outdoor dining shines in warmer weather, they also have a cozy indoor space with large windows.

Cooper’s Cave Ale Company

tables and chairs underneath a covered patio

If you want four-season outdoor dining in Glens Falls, head to the deck at Cooper’s Cave Ale Company. It’s covered and heated, so you can stay comfy no matter the weather.

The brewing company makes their own beer, but they also produce a number of sodas that the whole family can enjoy. Favorites include:

  • Root Beer
  • Birch Beer
  • Orange Cream
  • Wild Cherry Cream
  • Sarsaparilla
  • And more!

Cooper’s Cave Ale Company specializes in American-style dishes like sandwiches and pizzas, an extensive kids’ menu, and their very popular ice cream.

On the next sunny day, plan a meal out in the Glens Falls region!

Note: The outdoor dining season generally spans late spring to early fall, but some restaurants incorporate heaters and awnings that can extend the season.

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