Patio Season in #BurlON

Posted July 25, 2019by Kelly Harris
Emma's patio beside Lake Ontario

It’s that time of year again! Who doesn’t love a beautiful patio on a warm summer day or night? Well, here in Burlington, we offer countless different patio views with excellent food & drinks. Highlighted below are only a few of Burlington’s favourite patios.

Spencer’s at the Waterfront

1340 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON L7S 1B1

      Located directly at Burlington’s waterfront, Spencer’s patio offers a breathtaking view of Spencer Smith Park and Lake Ontairo. This is definitely the restaurant to visit if you’re celebrating a special occasion, or event for a casual drink. Whether you’re planning a wedding or event, or just looking for a place to hangout for lunch, Spencer’s will not let you down. It’s beautiful glass-walled dining room and heated patio overlooks a tranquil reflection pond in Discovery Landing. The menu features a wide variety of seafood, steak and more. Also, make sure to check out their Sunday brunch menu.

Emma’s Back Porch

Address:  2084 Old Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON L7R 1A3

      Similar to Spencers, Emma’s is also located directly on the waterfront. It features a large casual patio that makes is well off the street and on a hot summer day makes you feel like you are in the tropics. Play jenga with their large wooden jenga game. They offer excellent live music on weekends throughout the summer. They also host a yoga session on the patio from 8:30am-10am on Saturday mornings. Be sure you register in advance. It is $20 per session which includes a complimentary light breakfast after the workout. At Emma’s, you can also rent private party rooms and choose a specific group function menu. Be sure to ask your server for their daily food & drink specials. Their menu includes a list of favourite food items including fajitas, lobster & crab mac n cheese, fish n chips, fish tacos & Water Street prime rib.

The Queen’s Head Pub

400 Brant Street, Burlington, L7R 2G2

Enjoy a pint or casual meal at this authentic British pub in beautiful downtown Burlington. It offers traditional fare, but also some non-traditional fare that is definitely worth trying. 20 different beers on tap so grab one of the 120 seats on the patio and enjoy. Live music on Fridays, Saturdays and on sunny summer Sundays on the patio.

Industria Pizzeria & Bar

1860 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON L7L 0B7

       Industria is a new restaurant located in north Burlington with a large, beautiful patio. With tables/chairs and comfy couches it’s the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a meal after a busy day. The patio offers a bocce ball court for customers to enjoy; perfect for a night out! They offer a gluten free menu as well as a variety of pasta dishes, delicious pizzas cooked in their pizza oven, an excellent sfizi/appetizer selection plus other classic entrée dishes.


5111 New St, Burlington, ON L7L 1V2

         Loondocks offers a casual fine dining experience, with an excessive wine list and unique cocktail menu. Something interesting about Loondocks is it doesn’t have only one patio, but it features TWO patios with fireplaces and amazing views of the sunset. Sit back on a Muskoka chair on their rooftop patio and enjoy a craft beer from Muskoka Brewery. Loondocks can promise you great service with superb food quality at reasonable prices considering it is fine dining. They also offer a brunch menu.

Turtle Jacks

1900 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON L7L 0B7

Turtle Jack's Patio

 Turtle Jack’s has two locations in Burlington Mall and one on Appleby Line, just south of Upper Middle Road. It offers a large menu selection with something for everyone. The side patio is a good size offering a variety of tables/chairs and comfy couches and beautiful flowers. Enjoy some “Turtle time” Monday-Friday 4-6pm and every night of the week 9pm-close with $5 beer, wine and mixed drinks. Check out the other drink specials throughout the week. There’s always something going on so a great place to meet up with friends.

Martini House

437 Elizabeth St, Burlington, ON L7R 2L8

Photo taken by Laura Gammon

Plan a visit to the lovely martini house after work for one of their signature martinis, perfect for sipping on their cozy downtown patio. Tapas Tuesdays is a very popular night with half price appetizers from 3 pm – close. Be sure to check out their other daily specials such as ½ price wine on Sundays and $12 pizza or pasta on Mondays. The fig prosciutto pizza is a must try! Whether it’s date night, family night or girls night – The Martini House is your spot!

These are just a few of the patios here in #BurlON. Lots of other great ones to try so get out and enjoy while patio season is on!

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