12 covered patios to check out in St. Louis and beyond
With the coronavirus still circulating around us, alfresco meals remain one of the hottest dining trends of the year. If you liked our roundup of 10 St. Louis patios to enjoy some socially distanced summer fun, take your patio game to the next level with this group of spots that offer a bit more protection from the elements. All 12 of these spaces offer both covered and uncovered seating, so call ahead to reserve a covered area if the weather is a concern when you plan to go.
This popular spot from the Gianino Family of Restaurants in downtown Kirkwood offers a shady, tropical vibe on the patio.
131 W. Argonne Drive, Kirkwood, 314.984.8000, billygskirkwood.com
A beautiful waterfall provides an excellent backdrop for your meal before your shopping adventure in Chesterfield Valley.
16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, 636.536.9404, bishopspost.com
Watch the paddle-boaters cruise the lake as you dine in Forest Park. Or fuel up with a burger or a hot dog and then go boating yourself.
6101 Government Drive, St. Louis, 314.366.1555, boathousestl.com
Broadway Oyster Bar
The little slice of New Orleans in downtown St. Louis offers covered outdoor dining as needed, as well as enclosed patio space when the weather gets colder. It’s important to be comfortable while perusing their massive menu of Cajun-inspired cuisine.
736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.621.8811, broadwayoysterbar.com
Don't be off-put by the strip mall address; there's a lovely fountain within view, along with a wonderful selection of French delights, from salade Nicoise and filet Béarnaise to Coquilles Saint-Jacques (scallops poached in white wine and cream) and beignets de crabe.
427 S. Kirkwood Road #6119, Kirkwood, 314.822.5440, cafeprovencal.com
Corner Pub & Grill
With a pretty wall of ivy and plenty of covered tables, this restaurant is a great option if you're dining outside St. Louis County. An outdoor bar and TVs make this a nice place to camp out for a bit.
2921 State Hwy. K, O'Fallon, 636.294.1072, cornerpubandgrill.com
This gem in Old Town Florissant has a beautiful water feature, along with a few covered dining areas.
599 Rue, St Denis St., Florissant, 314.837.2304, hendelsrestaurant.com
This Fox Park spot has created a beautiful patio dining experience across the street from the restaurant, complete with an outdoor bar, full menu and plenty of fresh air.
2800 Shenandoah Ave., St. Louis, 314.553.9456, littlefoxstl.com
Fiesta your way to the Landing in downtown St. Louis to eat amid the cobblestone streets.
708 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.877.1700, mastequilacantina.com
The West County fave is almost always poppin' and features plenty of outdoor dining space, which is good, because you’ll want to bring the entire gang to enjoy the excellent happy hour.
12796 Manchester Road, Des Peres, 314.621.2700, rosalitascantina.com
This spacious patio in the Grove is full of eclectic Old World charm. The incredible cocktail list is worth the visit alone, and the nice tapas menu, with dishes like tostones, piquillos rellenos and bacon-wrapped dates will keep you sated all night.
4198 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.535.9700, sanctuariastl.com
This one isn't technically covered by a roof, but the umbrellas offer enough coverage that it feels like it. We love their breakfast sandwiches and fresh pastries (the goat cheese cookie is mind-blowing).
7213 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.725.7559, winslowstable.com