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Outdoor Dining Guide

Where to get your grub on, under the sun.


This list is as comprehensive as possible, but there are undoubtedly some restaurants and cafes that we've missed. Please send updates to Editor@EastBayExpress.com, or via postal mail to Outdoor Dining, c/o Ellen Cushing, East Bay Express, 620 3rd St., Oakland, CA 94607.


Abigail's Café Moroccan; lunch and dinner. Seating for 16-18 people in front of the restaurant, with a view of the Bay. 1132 Ballena Blvd., 510-523-5500.

Angela's Bistro and Bar Mediterranean; lunch and dinner. Patio with seating for 30-36 people with umbrellas and heat lamps. 2301 Central Ave., 510-522-5822, AngelasBistroandBar.com

Asena California/Mediterranean; lunch and dinner; full bar. About twenty tables on a side patio with flowers. 2508 Santa Clara Ave., 510-521-4100, AsenaRestaurant.com

The Beanery Cafe; breakfast and lunch. Four dog-friendly sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 1650 Park St., 510-521-8800.

Blue Dot Cafe and Coffee Bar Cafe; breakfast and lunch. Five sidewalk tables. 1910 Encinal Ave., 510-523-2583, BlueDotCafeandCoffeeBar.com

BurgerMeister American/deli; brunch, lunch, and dinner. Dog-friendly patio with seven tables shaded by umbrellas. 2319 Central Ave., 510-865-3032, BurgerMeisterSF.com

Cafe Central Cafe; breakfast and lunch. Sidewalk and side patio seating. 2300 Central Ave., 510-864-0360.

Cafe Fudgelato Cafe; lunch and dinner. Gated, dog-friendly front patio with four tables and umbrellas. 2353 Santa Clara Ave., 510-748-9697, CafeFudgelato.com

Café Jolie Café; breakfast and brunch; beer and wine. Enclosed outdoor patio with four tables and umbrellas.1500 Webster Ave., 510-523-4500

Café Q New American; lunch and dinner. Front patio with four two-person tables. 2302 Encinal Ave., 510-521-8848.

C'era Una Volta Italian/wine bar; brunch, lunch, and dinner. Dog-friendly patio with umbrellas, potted plants, heat lamps, occasional live music, and space for about twenty people. 1332 Park St., 510-769-4828, CeraUnaVolta.us

Chipotle Mexican Grill Mexican; lunch and dinner. Semi-enclosed patio with seven tables, umbrellas, and heat lamps. 2314 South Shore Center Dr., 510-337-1592, Chipotle.com

Croll's Pizza Italian; dinner; beer and wine. Two small tables for two outside. 705 Central Ave., 510-864-2828, CrollsPizza.com

Daphne's Greek; lunch and dinner. Front patio with four tables and umbrellas. 2308 South Shore Center Dr., 510-769-1483, DaphnesGreekCafe.com

Doggy-Style Hot dogs/Asian fusion; lunch and dinner. Two tables in front. 1234 Park St., 510-521-5555. Dragon Rouge Vietnamese; lunch and dinner; full bar. Expansive patio with umbrellas, a view of the Park Street Bridge, and seating for at least one hundred. 2337 Blanding Ave., 510-521-1800, DragonRougeRestaurant.com

FruittiYogi Cafe/dessert. Two sidewalk tables. 2321 Santa Clara Ave., 510-814-8899, FruittiYogi.com

Habanas Cuban Cuisine Cuban; lunch and dinner; full bar. Partially covered outdoor patio seats roughly sixteen. 1518 Park St., 510-521-0130. HabanasAlameda.com

Jim's on the Course American; breakfast and lunch. Dog-friendly courtyard with umbrellas and fifteen tables. 1 Club House Memorial Rd., 510-337-9950.

Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden Cafe; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Patio with benches, shrubbery, and a heat lamp. 1223 Park St., 510-865-2385, JuliesTea.com

Linguini's Restaurant Italian; lunch and dinner, beer and wine. Small sidewalk patio, partially covered. 1508 Park St., 510-521-2141, LinguinisRestaurant.com

Little House Café New American; breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Small outdoor patio with umbrellas. 2300 Blanding Ave., 510-864-4044, LittleHouseCafe.com

McGee's Black Skillet Grill New America; lunch and dinner; full bar. Six tables on the small back patio, with smoking allowed. 1645 Park St., 510-522-3470, McGeesBarandGrill.com

Otaez Mexican; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; full bar. Tiled patio in front with eight tables and umbrellas. 1619 Webster St., 510-521-9090, OtaezRestaurant.com

Pappo California cuisine/Mediterranean; brunch, lunch, and dinner. Small covered patio with seating for eight people. 2320 Central Ave., 510-337-9100, PappoRestaurant.com

Sandwich Board Deli; lunch. Five tables in front. 2412 Webb St., 510-521-3366.

Scolari's Good Eats American/Italian; lunch and dinner. Five small sidewalk tables. 1303 Park St., 510-521-2400.

Speisekammer German; lunch and dinner; full bar. Umbrella-shaded beer garden with picnic tables and seating for about sixty people. 2424 Lincoln Ave., 510-522-1300, Speisekammer.com

Sumiko Vietnamese; lunch and dinner. Small sidewalk patio with umbrellas. 1118 Lincoln Ave., 510-337-1262.

Sushi House Japanese; lunch and dinner. Glass-enclosed patio with seating for 53 people. 2375 Shoreline Dr., 510-865-0999, E-SushiHouse.com

Tomatina Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Rear patio with seven umbrella-shaded tables. 1338 Park St., 510-521-1000, Tomatina.com

Troy Greek; lunch and dinner. Three sidewalk tables. 2318 Central Ave., 510-522-2800.

Tucker's Ice Cream Dessert/cafe; lunch, dinner, and late-night. Rear patio with seating for roughly 25. 1349 Park St., 510-522-4960. TuckersIceCream.com

Waterfront Deli Sandwiches; lunch. Seating for 25 plus. 1070 Marina Village Pkwy., 510-769-0240. WaterfrontDeli.com

Wescafe Cafe; breakfast and lunch. Four tables in front with umbrellas and an awning. 1536 Webster Ave., 510-522-7200. TheWescafe.com


Bua Luang Thai; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk tables. 1166 Solano Ave., 510-527-8288, BuaLuangAlbany.com

Cafe Raj Indian/Pakistani; lunch, dinner, and late-night; beer and wine. Sidewalk tables under an awning. 1158 Solano Ave., 510-524-5667, CafeRajOnline.com

Cafeina Cafe; breakfast and lunch. Three sidewalk tables. 1389 Solano Ave., 510-526-6069, CafeCafeina.com

Christopher's Nothing Fancy Cafe Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Six patio tables near a fountain. 1019 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-1185.

Cugini Italian; dinner; full bar. Five patio tables with umbrellas. 1556 Solano Ave., 510-558-9000, CuginiRestaurant.com

Fonda Solana Tapas; dinner and late-night; full bar. Sidewalk patio with three tables and an awning. 1501 Solano Ave., 510-559-9006, FondaSolana.com

Hamro Aangan Indian/Nepalese; lunch and dinner. Several tables on an umbrella-shaded courtyard with seating for about twenty. 856 San Pablo Ave., 510-524-2220.

Jodie's Restaurant American/Southern; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Four sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 902 Masonic Ave., 510-526-1109, JodiesRestaurant.com

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