Butte County’s Must-Try Outdoor Dining Destinations
Shorts and sandals weather means it's time to take advantage of Butte County's great outdoors and satisfy your cravings at the same time. From casual to upscale dining experiences, there are plenty of great restaurants in the area that offer outdoor seating. Here are some of the best spots to eat outdoors in Butte County.
With a prime location on the Skyway, the patio at Nic’s is a Paradise Ridge favorite most days, but is especially sought after as an excellent spot to watch local parades and other events throughout the year. Nic’s delicious charcuterie boards, flatbreads, paninis, and wines taste that much better when enjoyed outside.
Rock House Dining & Espresso
Dine al fresco at hand-built rock walls, made with rocks from local riverbeds, or on an expanded and renovated outdoor patio at Rock House Dining & Espresso. The original building was destroyed in the Camp Fire, but the original rock walls remain, creating a unique dining experience for diner favorites, beer, wine, espresso and coffee drinks, and smoothies.
Tucked in the back of its historic building in Downtown Oroville, the patio at Provisions feels a little like a secret garden. With tall buildings on either side, Provisions' patio gets more shade throughout the day, which is great for when you still want to be outside enjoying a meal on those especially sunny days.
Union Patio Bar Grill
With a prime location in the heart of Downtown Oroville, Union Patio Bar Grill is a local favorite. Its expansive patio has a stage for frequent live music performance, an outdoor bar, and plenty of shade and misters to keep you cool in the summer.
The Allies Pub
With an intimate and shaded patio (complete with an ivy-covered brick wall) and a somewhat hidden location in Downtown Chico, The Allies Pub is a local favorite for outdoor dining. Savor authentic and elevated English pub fare and distinctive British beers in a secluded and shady spot.
Farmers Brewing Restaurant and Taproom
Beer lovers should head to Farmers Brewing Restaurant and Taproom at Meriam Park to savor a pint (or flight) on its extensive patio. With corn hole and other games, misters for those especially hot Chico days, and a full menu to enjoy, it’s easy to spend a few hours on the patio at Farmers Brewing.
The Rawbar Restaurant & Sushi
A contemporary and vibrant sushi bar, The Rawbar Restaurant & Sushi serves some of the best sushi in town—plus an unbeatable patio dining experience. With a prime location right across the street from the City Plaza, Rawbar is the place to see and be seen (and of course, enjoy fresh rolls and cold drinks).
The upscale Red Tavern is known for its fine dining experience and excellent wine selection. Its intimate outdoor patio—featuring a bocce court, mature trees, and twinkling lights—is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a special occasion while enjoying New American cuisine.
A north Chico favorite, Wine Time boasts an inviting and intimate patio perfect for enjoying a glass of wine with friends. The adjacent scenic garden, complete with running water, adds to the cozy atmosphere, which only enhances the delicious flavors of their seasonally changing menu (which always features fantastic vegan options).