Grabbing some food & drinks with company is obviously THE best way to enjoy some much needed holiday time (no argument!) and, when the Kansas weather is cooperating, finding a patio to enjoy is always a bonus! Here are some guaranteed places to enjoy patio time:
J. Wilson’s – With J. Wilson’s giving us fine dining vibes already, they had the nerve to give us some patio space to enjoy it too! Located off of 6th and Wakarusa, this patio area is unexpected. There is no better place to enjoy a Mimosa Flight, yes 3 entire mimosas of any flavor you choose *insert heart eyes here*, in a quiet patio area of an upscale establishment with a staff who all exhibit that down-home personality LK is known for.
Cielito Lindo – Don’t we all love Mexican food? Scratch that- We all love Mexican food! But Mexican food on the patio at Cielito Lindo is a whole ‘nother level! The gated area has a ton of tables, and the patio is definitely one that keeps a crowd. While Cielito Lindo is up with huge portions of mouth watering food, (one portion size fits all, people!) with so many options to choose from, you cannot pass up the giant margs of all flavors! (yes, I know its typical, but I love a good Margarita) Right in downtown LK, this patio is the perfect space for a ‘noon or night out!
Bon Bon! – This wrap around patio is spacious, and out of the downtown “spotlight”. Picture a family/friend gathering in your own back yard. Laid back vibes with some “oldies but goodies” music coming through the speakers in the background. Great Queso, Thai Wings & other one-of-a-kind eats to munch on while drinking one of their signature drinks, or even morning coffee. If you haven’t checked it out, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! I mean it’s Bon Bon!
Ladybird Diner – Ladybird Diner & staff give you a very classic 40’s-50’s style diner feel plus a nice quaint patio right out front. Their donuts, pies, huevos rancheros, biscuits & gravy-Well ANYTHING from Lady Bird Diner is in high demand right along with the quality of their service! And to think Lady Bird Diner does it all while providing a safe space for everyone! Niiice! There is no better way to start your day than eating “the best pancakes in Lawrence” (according to my son Kid Flash) on this Mass street patio!
Milton’s – Love Milton’s Patio! (If I could have put heart emoji’s there I would have had at least 3!) Patio space here always carries a large breakfast & brunch crowd of all types, but rightfully so! The food is always awesome, but you don’t get the full Milton’s experience if you aren’t on the patio, umbrella open or closed, having the best French toast ever (no argument), watching the people of LK stroll downtown, laughing with company/family/other patrons, or even the owner who is always walking around seating & greeting. You always leave Milton’s patio happier than you came with FULL intentions on returning!
DeBarre with a capital B. Favorite toast: Good eats, Good drinks & good people! LFK representer. Raising a future world changer. Trying to be a Jackie of all trades & live out ALL of my dreams! With that said, I’m coming for you Guy Fieri!