logo ×

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Visitors who make their way to Arizona want to take advantage of the warm and dry climate for some fun and exciting outdoor dining. Many of the restaurants in Scottsdale and Sedona offer outdoor dining so you can do just that. Take a look at the best outdoor dining in Scottsdale and Sedona in the summer:

Book our Sedona Summer Rentals Here!


Scottsdale Summer Outdoor Dining

Olive & Ivy

Outdoor dining is always at its best when it has plenty to see around you. Olive & Ivy offers just that and so much more inside the Scottsdale Waterfront. This local favorite restaurant serves up delicious Californian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine inside a stylish setting. The outdoor dining area is what most locals come for as the bustling Waterfront is full of people exploring the area. The menu never skips out on flavor and offers elegant dishes that look just as good as they taste. Enjoy a glass of sangria as the sun slowly sets overhead. Or try out Olive & Ivy on the weekend for morning brunch. You will find your own personal French Riviera when you dine with Olive & Ivy here in Scottsdale.

Craft 64

There is no better combination than craft beer and pizza so make sure to visit Craft 64 here in Scottsdale. This local venue is known for the extended selection of craft beers with 64 beers to choose from to be exact! Their selection includes their own personal beers crafted for their locations around the Valley. The Scottsdale location is the original spot and is also known for its incredible pizza. The wood fire oven bakes your pizza to perfection so you can enjoy it on their spacious outdoor patio. There is plenty of shade with the outdoor umbrellas to hide you from the summer sun. Additional items on the menu also include salads, bruschetta, cocktails, and so much more.

Café Monarch

For outdoor fine dining, there is no place more special than Café Monarch. This local restaurant is known for its chandelier-lit interior space and New American cuisine. The outdoor dining area will have you feeling like you are on the patio of a private Italian villa. This local favorite is located in Old Town Scottsdale and has a sommelier to help you find the perfect wine for dinner. The five-star cuisine will be something that you have never tasted before. Make sure to look up reservations well in advance for this fine dining experience. We recommend checking out our Paradise Valley vacation rentals to help round out your fine dining journey.

Check out our Scottsdale Travel Trips Here!


Sedona Summer Outdoor Dining

Hideaway House

If you have ever wanted to feel like you are dining outdoors inside of a treehouse you have to make a stop by Hideaway House. This Sedona restaurant is a relaxed eatery that focuses on pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. You will have direct views of a scenic creek as you enjoy your outdoor meal. The covered patios make it easy to hide from the direct sunlight while still enjoying the beautiful weather Sedona is known for. For tasty Italian food and beautiful views of the Red Rocks, you simply cannot beat Hideaway House.

Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill

There are plenty of spots around Sedona where you can find fine dining including Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill. This upscale restaurant features South American-inspired cuisine that is paired perfectly with the stunning views of the Red Rocks from their outdoor patio. Many of the ingredients for the entrees are grown from the restaurant garden located on the property. All organic vegetables are obtained directly from Arizona while the beef and seafood come from the best purveyors in the industry. Booking a reservation well in advance is highly encouraged for one of the finest upscale restaurants in Sedona.

Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen

Some restaurants go all out with the incredible décor while others keep it minimal with low-key space. This is how you can describe local favorite Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen. The no-fuss design lets you focus on the delicious food that includes a variety of Neapolitan pizzas and authentic Italian dishes. The wood fire oven bakes each dish including pizza and lasagna to perfection. While you may not have any sweeping views of the valley you will have plenty of room on their outdoor patio. Each item on the menu is made from scratch to ensure a tasty bite. Do not skip out on a visit to Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen this summer.

Book our Scottsdale Weekly Rentals Here!


Your Time to Book Scottsdale or Sedona

Now that you know where to find the best meals outdoors in Scottsdale and Sedona you can start planning for your summer getaway. Our Sedona AZ vacation rentals offer luxury features and amenities for the most comfortable stay in the city. Make sure to book these properties in advance as they are sure to go quickly for the summer!

There is no better time of year to explore Scottsdale than the winter. This season is often less busy, and you get to experience the incredible winter temps. Restaurants around Scottsdale offer unbelievable meals than you need to experience to believe. Here are some places to grab a hot winter meal here in Scottsdale:

Grassroots Kitchen & Tap – Scottsdale

You can find a little bit of everything when you enjoy a meal at Grassroots Kitchen & Tap. This local chain features a vast menu full of American classics and some unique dishes, all using locally sourced ingredients. Some popular entrees here include the Angus Burger, Shrimp Po’ Boy, Shrimp and Grits, and BBQ brisket. The full-service bar can whip up your favorite cocktail or get you a pint of craft or domestic beer. You can find the Scottsdale location of Grassroots Kitchen & Tap located at 8120 N Hayden Rd. The restaurant is open daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM for lunch and dinner.

Cook and Craft – A Local Eatery

Another great spot to find Modern American fare is nearby at Cook and Craft, a local eatery. The menu features a variety of dishes, some familiar and some new. Entrees include a variety of salads and soups, filet mignon, crafted grill cheese, wrapped meatballs, and so much more. Locals love to visit Cook and Craft during Happy Hour from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM daily for $2 off all pints of beer. You will find a variety of local craft beer and all types of wine, and your favorite cocktails all available to order. You can enjoy all of this and more at Cook and Craft located at 7306 E Shea Blvd and is also open daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Culinary Dropout

A local favorite found right by the Scottsdale Waterfront is Culinary Dropout, a unique gastropub that features trendy drinks and delicious food. This spacious venue includes dishes such as the Spicy Korean Skirt Steak, Fried Chicken, Spicy Vegan Curry, and Roasted Salmon. Order the Antipasti Party for a huge charcuterie board that can feed 6. The drink selection includes a variety of Arizona brewed beers along with trendy cocktails such as the Paloma Spritz. The Scottsdale location of Culinary Dropout can be found at 7135 E Camelback Rd. Stop by anytime during the week from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM; brunch is available on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

The Mission Old Town

Being in Arizona you can expect plenty of Scottsdale restaurants to offer delicious Mexican and Latin cuisine. You can find that and so much more when you visit The Mission Old Town. This upscale restaurant features a dimly lit interior that is perfect for a romantic outing. The tableside guacamole is made right in front of you and is made from scratch. Order their Peruvian dish Almejas al Vapor for a delicious smoked pork shoulder. The Mission can be found in the Old Town neighborhood located at 3815 N Brown Ave. The Mission is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM and open until 10:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.

Craft 64

Scottsdale is full of trendy restaurants that offer exciting dishes along with plenty of adult beverages. Craft 64 has been around for several years, offering one of the biggest selections of craft beer in the city—64 to be exact. Stop in for incredible wood fired pizza that uses fresh toppings for classic pies and some unique offerings. Bring your pup and relax on the back patio as you enjoy the beautiful winter weather here in Scottsdale. Craft 64 can be found 6922 E Main St and is open daily from noon until 9:00 PM; Craft 64 is open late until 10:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.

Barrio Queen

Another great place to find delicious Mexican cuisine is at local favorite Barrio Queen. This hip eatery is street influenced and has incredible Day of the Dead décor inside the restaurant. Popular items on the menu include the vast selection of tacos. Choose from a variety of protein options including carnitas, al pastor, chorizo, pork chile verde, and vegetarian. There is also plenty of burritos, tortas, and enchiladas to choose from too. Taco Tuesdays offer all of the delicious tacos at a discount along with a daily Happy Hour you cannot beat for trendy cocktails and draft beer. You can find Barrio Queen at 7114 E Stetson Dr Suite 105 and is open daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

More to Eat in Scottsdale

As you can see, Scottsdale has an incredible selection of restaurants where you can find a hot meal and some tasty drinks. Contact us for your stay today and book one of our rental properties right here in the city!