Al fresco dining options in and around Morris County

Who's ready to get out and enjoy some outdoor dining???

By West Morris Macaroni Kid June 11, 2020

Although there are varying  levels of excitement about the opening of outdoor dining at area restaurants on June 15th (and we TOTALLY respect individual opinions), we are VERY anxious to get out and about again, and we are definitely on board with being able to support local restaurants who have had a real struggle these past few months.  To that avail, we asked local moms to let us know of their favorite local dining spots with outdoor seating. Here are a few options we felt were worth mentioning:

Stone Water

125 State Route 181
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Paying tribute to Lake Hopatcong’s Lenape Indian roots, Stone Water is the region’s premier lakefront dining experience. Featuring warm woods and cool rustic decor, the restaurant serves the finest, modern new-age American Cuisine created by Executive Chef Domenick Torlucci. Our expansive, covered deck can accommodate 100 guests for outdoor dining.

Chef Fredy’s Table

78 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

At Chef Fredy’s Table you’ll experience the food and service of a fine dining restaurant with just enough touch of casual.

From the moment you step through our doors, the titillating aroma drifting from our kitchen will seduce you towards a seat at one of our tables. The methodically designed interior that surrounds you will add the memorable touch to any special occasion­­­­ be it a first date, rehearsal dinner, or 50th anniversary.

For years Chef Fredy’s Table has received spectacular reviews by prestigious publications like The New York Times, The Star Ledger, The Daily Record, and NJ Monthly. Thanks to the highly wrought menu created by our wonderful Chef Fredy Umanzor, we are able to present beautifully constructed dishes with elaborate sauces and garnishes that make every bite better than the last.


SubUrban Bar & Kitchen

500 Route 10 West
Randolph, NJ, 07869

Friendly neighborhood bar and kitchen specializing in creative comfort food. Craft burgers, pizza, taco's, and more. Offering plenty of outdoor patio seating and expanded patio as of June 15!

Our goal is to bring a unique touch to every guest experience through simple yet creative bites, sips, and service.   Why drive to the city when you can hang in 'The 'Burbs'...Stay Local. 

The Windlass

45 Nolan's Point Park Road
Lake Hopatcong NJ

The Windlass offers a New American and Italian menu. We are currently open for take-out with curbside/dockside pickup or delivery and starting June 15th we will be offering reservation only outdoor dining on our pavilion. More information can be found here:

The Draught House

268 Rt. 31 N
Washington, NJ

Good food, cold drinks, great atmosphere!

Bells Mansion

11 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ

Historic 1800s mansion offering a diverse menu. Two outdoor garden patios, full outside bar, orchard seating + picnic options.

Chesapeake Tavern

One West Mill Road
Long Valley NJ

Welcome to Chesapeake Tavern, located in the historic building in the center of Long Valley, NJ. We are excited to be back with a fresh twist on the old local favorite, Chesapeake Bay Seafood Co.

Not only are we the place for fresh seafood, but we also have many land to table options. Our seafood is delivered daily to ensure the freshest quality food for our customers. We use a modern approach to our menu, without neglecting the old favorite standbys- crab cakes, king legs, fish and chips, steamers…the list goes on and on!

We are confident you will enjoy our creative and unique daily specials. Our bar stays open late, and offers Happy Hour food in the afternoon. We also offer a well-crafted selection of beer, wine and innovative seasonal cocktails.

Whether this is your first time dining with us, or your hundredth, you’re sure to have an amazing meal with quality ingredients and exceptional hospitality. And we're casual, so come in your comfortable clothes!



141 Schooleys Mountain Rd
Long Valley NJ

Now offering car hop service!