When warm weather strikes, there’s nothing more refreshing than dining on the patio.
Here’s a list of Murfreesboro restaurants that offer outdoor seating:
OFF THE SQUARE:
The Alley on Main
223 W. Main St.
Enjoy your steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches and full bar with homemade desserts in the relaxed, outdoor courtyard at The Alley.
215 N. Church St.
Southern comfort food for lunch on weekdays, plus outside seating and Sunday brunch.
114 E. College St.
Specializing in Northern Italian cuisine, Milano II is open for lunch Tues.–Sun. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner Tues.–Sat. from 5 to 9 p.m. Rumor has it, they also grill a mean burger upon request. Patrons can dine out and enjoy BYOB on Milano’s beautiful, covered front porch. They also accept reservations and can seat parties with up to 75 people in their special events room upstairs.
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant
114 N. Church St.
Puckett’s has built a name on hosting live, local musical acts and serving Southern staples. Authentic comfort food — classics like the meat-and-three and slow-smoked BBQ — in a laid-back and down-home atmosphere.
Blue Coast Burrito
1122 Memorial Blvd.
Blue Coast serves up burritos, tacos and other Mexicali-style eats, made to order. Head out to the open-air patio to enjoy your creation.
1301 Memorial Blvd.
Fat Mo’s serves up jumbo burgers and sandwiches, plus shakes & sides in a low-key setting.
OLD FORT PARKWAY:
Coconut Bay Cafe
210 Stones River Mall Blvd.
Their motto is “Work hard, play harder.” Enjoy the casual, beach-like atmosphere on the patio at Coconut Bay. They also offer a kids zone.
Mi Patria Mexican Restaurant
230 Stones River Mall Blvd.
Mi Patria offers an extensive Mexican menu featuring fajitas, enchiladas and more. Enjoy complimentary cheese dip with your meal while you dine on their covered patio.
Sam’s Sports Grill
1720 Old Fort Pkwy.
Sam’s is a Tennessee-based chain that offers first-come, first-serve seating in its covered patio area where patrons can enjoy their pub grub while viewing sports on plenty of outdoor televisions. Smoking is permitted.
1970 Old Fort Pkwy.
Pick up your pastry, sandwich or salad at the counter and head outdoors for some fresh air on the Panera patio. Panera is known for its delicious bread and free Wi-Fi.
Ahart’s Pizza Garden
2476 Old Fort Pkwy.
This easygoing spot offers specialty pies, pastas, sandwiches and draft beer, along with secret patio seating out back.
1962 S. Church St.
Enjoy steak, seafood and other Greek specialties in an upscale atmosphere, indoors or out, when you visit Parthenon.
2993 S. Rutherford Blvd., 2411 Medical Center Pkwy.
Famous for their Midwest beef burgers and frozen-custard creations, there’s a lot to enjoy at Culver’s, both inside their MTSU-themed dining room or outdoors on the patio.
Nacho’s Mexican Bar & Grill
2962 S. Rutherford Blvd.
Nachos, tacos, burritos, fajitas, chicken, steak, seafood . . . Nacho’s offers Mexican fare done right. Enjoy a tall pitcher of margaritas, with some chips and queso on the covered patio. The Pulse recommends going on a Thursday evening to catch local artist Ivan LaFever.
2910 S. Rutherford Blvd.
“Grill & Chill” indoors or out at this well-known fast-food chain.
2955 S. Rutherford Blvd.
This funky, art-filled chain features craft beers and creative pizzas and calzones. Enjoy your meal outdoors at an umbrella-covered table.
MAIN STREET/MTSU AREA:
La Siesta Mexican Restaurant
1111 Greenland Dr.; 1608 NW Broad St.
La Siesta on Greenland has been a long-time favorite of MTSU students and locals alike. Margaritas on the patio? Yes, please.
The Boulevard Bar & Grill
2154 Middle Tennessee Blvd.
With their large draft brew selection and eclectic eats, this sports bar and restaurant quickly established itself as a popular hangout, and they offer patio seating.
The Boro Bar & Grill
1211 Greenland Dr.
What can you say about the Boro? This no-frills bar features over 200 beers, cocktails, traditional pub grub and frequent live music. You can’t call yourself True Blue if you’ve never been to the Boro.
903 Gunnerson Ave.
“Is beer a food?” If you answer “yes” to that question, then Campus Pub is the place to be. Their outdoor deck is smoker-friendly.
1916 E. Main St.
Jefferson’s specializes in wings, burgers, oysters and beer served up in a relaxed setting, indoors or out.
105 Lasseter Dr., 301 NW Broad St.; 3205 S Church St.
When it comes to great Mexican food, Camino is a Middle Tennessee staple, and a couple of their Murfreesboro locations offer patio seating.
THE AVENUE / MEDICAL CENTER PARKWAY:
2615 Medical Center Pkwy. #2395
This upbeat grill chain located at The Avenue serves up all-American fare both indoors and out: burgers and fries, martinis, micro brews and happy-hour deals.
1500 Medical Center Pkwy.
Burger Republic, a Nashville-based restaurant and bar concept, brought its gourmet Angus burgers, craft beers and hand-spun milkshakes to Murfreesboro in 2017, and offers outdoor seating at its Fountains at the Gateway location.
2018 Medical Center Pkwy.
This counter-service chain offers made-to-order hot and cold subs, and tree-shaded outdoor seating too.
Freebirds World Burrito
2222 Medical Center Pkwy.
A fast, casual burrito joint that makes it just the way you like it.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
1500 Medical Center Pkwy.
Enjoy your Baja tacos and margarita, nachos and soft drink or breakfast burrito and coffee (depending on your preference) on the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop patio if you like.
2357 Medical Center Pkwy.
The newest concept in the Demos Family Restaurants offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar, happy hour, catering and a gluten free menu in a trendy, causal atmosphere.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
2535 Medical Center Pkwy.
This lively Italian chain serves up creative dishes like Baked Prosciutto & Mozarella, Fig Marsala Pork Chop, Lobster Ravioli and Truffle Mac & Cheese. Watch the magic happen in the open kitchen inside, or enjoy dinner outside on the covered porch.
451 N. Thompson Ln.
This counter-serve chain offers their signature smashed burgers made with Angus beef, along with delicious garlic fries and cool shakes. Feel free to enjoy your meal outdoors at one of the umbrella-covered tables.
2355 Adwell St.
Located at Henley Station, The Goat specializes in elevated pub fare, creative cocktails, live music and volleyball. Yes, volleyball! You can enjoy the game and your food outdoors.
1970 Medical Center Pkwy.
What’s on your pie? This pizza establishment lets diners can choose their dough, sauce and toppings. They also offer a variety of chopped salads, cool gelato and microbrews. Enjoy your dining experience at Your Pie from their side patio.
206 W. Northfield Blvd.
Enjoy homemade Mexican fare in Carmen’s updated dining room or covered patio area.
352 W. Northfield Blvd.
The Hoof smokes beef, chicken and pork barbecue, and serves up a variety of other home-style Southern options.
Don Ramon Mexican Restaurant
2069 Lascassas Pk.
Enjoy classic Mexican favorites and margaritas served in a colorful setting with a covered outdoor patio.
2630 S. Church St., 1650 Middle Tennessee Blvd., 1918 Memorial Blvd., 2083 Lascassas Pk.
1311 NW Broad St., 215 Cason Ln.
Drive in to this fast-food chain and order out. Dine in your car or on the classic Sonic patio.
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