Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
Back to Blog


a group of people sitting at a table
By: Chris Andrews

Discover these 12 outdoor dining spots in Downtown Mobile that all offer an excellent dining experience with great views! You’ll find family-friendly places, fine dining, and even a patio to enjoy a Mardi Gras parade. So, grab your friends and family, and experience the best that Mobile’s culinary scene has to offer, al fresco style. Here’s our list of 12 must-visit outdoor dining spots in Downtown Mobile that you don’t want to miss.

Heroes Sports Bar & Grille
Heroes offers the perfect atmosphere perfect for sports enthusiasts who enjoy watching the big game while enjoying a menu of great burgers, wings, sandwiches. The spacious outdoor patio also provides a great place to catch up with friends over a cold brew or two while enjoying views from Cathedral Square and Dauphin Street.

Squid Ink Eclectic Eats & Drinks

Everybody loves the swings at Squid Ink! Owned by local celebrity chef Panini Pete, the menu is diverse, with options like sandwiches, burgers, and salads, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Squid Ink is also known for its creative cocktails and rotating craft beer selection and a favorite on the Bienville Bites LoDa Stroll Tour.

The Blind Mule
The Blind Mule, located just steps from Dauphin Street and Cathedral Square, is a local favorite known for its burgers, sandwiches, and wraps. Relax on the charming outdoor patio, with some drinks, appetizers, or daily specials. Pro tip: Get the shrimp and grits!


a group of people sitting at a table

While not technically outdoor seating, Dauphin’s provides an opportunity for some of the best views you will ever find at a restaurant. Located on the 34th floor of the RSA Trustmark Building, Dauphin’s is fine dining with views overlooking the Mobile River, Mobile Bay, and Downtown Mobile. Enjoy their fantastic Happy Hour or get the full experience for lunch or dinner.

Bob’s Downtown Restaurant
Bob’s Downtown Restaurant is a classic Southern diner, serving up comfort food and a fantastic breakfast! Their outdoor seating area provides a great vantage point to enjoy downtown Mobile’s historic charm while feasting on a scrumptious breakfast or lunch.

The Cheese Cottage

a group of people sitting at a table with wine glasses
Cheese lovers, rejoice! The Cheese Cottage offers a vast selection of artisan cheeses, charcuterie, and gourmet pantry items. Enjoy a delightful cheese board on their cozy patio, paired with a glass of wine from their curated list or a beer from the Wingman Brewing located next door.

Greer’s St. Louis Market
Greer’s St. Louis Market is a lot more than just a grocery store! The rooftop outdoor seating area is a must-see in Mobile. It’s perfect for enjoying their famous sandwiches, daily hot bar, fried chicken and some of the best French fries in town!

Front Yard Tacos
For a unique and laid-back dining experience, look no further than Front Yard Tacos. This food truck serves up innovative tacos and dishes in a fun, relaxed outdoor setting outside Nova Espresso. Nova was recently featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives on the Food Network!

Ruby Slipper Cafe

a group of people sitting at a table with an umbrella

Satisfy your brunch cravings at the Ruby Slipper Cafe! You’ll experience a true Gulf Coast dining experience from the menu at Ruby Slipper. The charming outdoor patio is found in the backdrop of one of Mobile’s oldest buildings and is the perfect spot to enjoy their famous Eggs Benedict, Bananas Foster Pain Perdu, or Fried Green Tomatoes, and is a favorite start to the Bienville Bites LoDa Stroll tour.

The Royal Scam
Located in the heart of downtown Mobile, Royal Scam is an upscale dining experience with a delightful outdoor patio. This restaurant is known for its delicious seafood and steak dishes, all made with fresh, local ingredients. The extensive wine list and creative cocktails are perfect for unwinding after a day of sightseeing or day at work.

Grace on Dauphin
The rooftop dining experience at Grace on Dauphin is a hidden gem in Downtown Mobile! Enjoy elevated Southern food from their creative menu that celebates the region’s culinary tradition in their menu. The rooftop has a bar area to enjoy a cocktail, or old fashioned while admiring the views of downtown.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que

a group of people posing for a photo
Moe’s Original Bar B Que is a must-visit to satisfy that BBQ craving in Mobile. Their outdoor patio offers a great space to dig into some slow-smoked meats, classic Southern sides, and maybe a Bushwacker while enjoying Mobile’s warm weather. It’s also located right on the Mardi Gras parade route, perfect to enjoy some food and drink before a parade.


These 12 outdoor dining spots in Downtown Mobile showcase the best of the city’s food scene while enjoying our beautiful warm climate. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, be sure to check out these fantastic restaurants and indulge in some delicious food while enjoying the beautiful Mobile weather.