The sun is shining. It’s Patio Season. Now is the perfect time to head to a nearby Boston patio or take a short road trip for food, beverages and water views. Take in the Boston Harbor, the Charles River, or a South Shore lighthouse or two. This list of places to savor open-air dining is not exhaustive. We’ve included patios operating in Boston proper, The Seaport, the South Shore, and more.
200 Atlantic Ave., Boston Harbor
Daily 11:30 a.m.—9 p.m.
The Chart House Patio
The Chart House, formerly the John Hancock Counting House, is Long Wharf’s oldest surviving structure. It was built in 1763. John Hancock’s original wall safe is still set in the red brick wall of the second floor dining room. You may open and close the safe’s doors and touch the metal.
First come, first serve seating. Call for information.
60 Long Wharf, Boston Harbor
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Sunday: 4 – 9:00 p.m.
Monday: 4 – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 4 – 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 4 – 9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 4 – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 4 – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4 – 10:30 p.m.
The Landing at Long Wharf
1 Long Wharf, Boston Harbor
11 a.m.—9 p.m.
Seating is first come, first serve.
Seats 100; up to 6 diners per table.
The Boston Sail Loft
80 Atlantic Ave., Commercial Wharf (North End/Waterfront)
11:30 a.m.—2 a.m. daily
Chowder, lobster mac, lobsters
Mastro’s Ocean Club
25 Fan Pier Boulevard (Seaport)
4—9 p.m. daily; Reservations required. Pandemic sweatpants discouraged.
Steak and seafood
75 on Liberty Wharf
220 Northern Ave. (Seaport)
Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. —12 a.m.
Friday 11:30 a.m.—2 a.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. —2 a.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturdays 10:30 a.m.—3 p.m.
Sundays 10 a.m.—3 p.m.
Patio seats 60. Reservations available via OpenTable.
PEI mussels, summer harvest ravioli, porterhouse pork chop
1 Marina Park Dr., Seaport District, Fan Pier
12—9 p.m. daily
Their Prix Fixe lunch is $20 for 3 courses.
Reservations required. Call, reserve on Strega’s website, or use OpenTable.
1 8th St., Charlestown Navy Yard
Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Heavy on the seafood and nautical themes. Lunch and dinner reservations available (and strongly recommended) via Resy. Tables will be allowed an hour and a half to two hours to eat, depending on party size. The restaurant is steps from the oldest commissioned naval ship in the world, the USS Constitution.
500 Ocean Ave., Revere
M-F, 3—11 p.m.
Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m. —11 p.m. Only serving the Dinner menu.
Atlantic tuna poke bowl, sausage macaroni
The 100-seat patio has tables spaced at least eight feet apart. Dryft will add an outdoor bar area later in the summer.
The Barking Crab
88 Sleeper St., Seaport District
12—4 p.m. daily; no reservations
Newly expanded menu of summer seafood dishes
The patio will reopen on June 11. The waterfront tent will reopen at a later date.
Snug Harbor Fish Company
459 Washington Street, Duxbury (South Shore)
Sun.—Wed. 11 a.m.—7 p.m.
Thurs.—Sat. 11 a.m.—8 p.m.
Chowder, crab cakes, calamari, barbecue salmon sandwich
As of this writing, the 5 or 6 tables located just outside the shop aren’t open, but you can get takeout and eat it at a bench at the Marina right next door.
23 Shipyard Dr., Hingham Harbor (South Shore)
Mon.—Sun. 11 a.m.—9 p.m.
Small plates and raw bar: Fish tacos, oyster po’boy, charcuterie board
Olde Salt House
44 Border St., Cohasset Harbor (South Shore)
Wednesday and Thursday 4—8 p.m.
Friday—Sunday 12—8 p.m.
Seating is on a walk-in basis only.
Dayboat sea scallops, lobster, corn hush puppies
194 Front St., Scituate Harbor (South Shore)
11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
A no-frills, old school place to get Irish pub grub. Enter though the iron gate to the patio. First come, first serve.
23 Mill Wharf Plaza, Scituate Harbor (South Shore)
11:30 a.m.—9 p.m.
The site of an original mill. Quintessential New England spot to watch fishing boats. Patio seats 100 and is open for lunch and dinner daily; reservations required. Bring a sweater.
1253 Horseneck Rd., Westport
Wednesday—Friday 12—7:30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.—7:30 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.—7:30 p.m.
Worth the hour drive from the city for the friendly, family-owned spot known for its lobster rolls, homemade pies, fish and chips, and codfish and scallops straight from New Bedford waters. Orders take about 20 minutes.
Located in the south end of Westport, MA, you can enjoy the spectacular view across the Massachusetts Audubon’s Allen’s Pond Sanctuary, Buzzard’s Bay and the Elizabeth Islands.
1 Hull Shore Dr., Hull (South Shore)
11 a.m.—10 p.m.
Eat on a third-floor roof deck overlooking Nantasket Beach.
Clams, oysters, duck confit poutine