Where to Dine Outdoors


Posted: June 10, 2018

Patio season is upon us, and Central Mass has plenty of spots for you to soak up the sun. Check out our favorite local options for outdoor dining.

Volturno & Wormtown Brewery

If you want pizza on the patio, look no farther than Volturno. Honoring a 200 year old Neapolitan tradition, Volturno brings you perfect pies cooked in wood burning ovens heated at 900 degrees. Make the most of the two-for-one pizza deal on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Funghi is perfect for springtime, made with wild mushrooms, mozzarella, arugula, truffle crema and goat cheese. And if you are looking to wash it down with an ice-cold beer, get your pizza to go and walk next door to Wormtown Brewery to try their local brews on the outdoor patio. 


Hardwick Vineyard & Winery

If you are looking to enjoy a picnic and a delicious bottle of wine with a friend, take a drive to Hardwick Vineyard & Winery. Begin your experience by participating in a tasting where you can sample an amazing collection of their award winning locally grown/bottled wines. Once you pick your favorites you can purchase a glass, a flight or a bottle and enjoy it in the barn, out on the deck, or on the grounds. From their beautiful outdoor deck, you can breathe in the fresh air while taking in mountain views and looking over the vineyard. Pack yourself some cheese and crackers, fruit and chocolate to make the experience an unforgettable delight. 


Mezcal Tequila Cantina

For large groups hoping to sit outside, Mezcal in downtown Worcester ensures ample seating and Margaritas served by the pitcher. There’s a guacamole variety to suit every customer; choose from: Mediterranean, Cool Ranch Bacon, Thai Rooster, Tropical, and Buffalo Chicken.


Food Truck Row

Every Monday - Friday from 11 AM - 2 PM at 40 Highland Street Worcester (with free parking) you can dine grab lunch from one of your favorite local food trucks. No matter what type of food you're craving, you will all be able to find something at this destination.


Salem Cross Inn

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and embrace the beautiful landscapes of the countryside, Salem Cross Inn is the perfect choice. Nestled on 600 acres of farmland/land, this beautiful historic 18th century farmhouse serves an expansive menu, with food that is prepared fresh daily with local herbs and vegetables, many of which are grown on site. A beautiful sunny day is the best time to sit outdoors and soak in Vitamin D and beautiful vistas while enjoying a delicious home-made meal!


Cedar Street Grille

As the newest addition to the Table 3 Restaurant Group, Cedar Street Cafe focuses on breakfast and lunch. They make everything fresh daily with locally sourced ingredients. Sit out on their beautiful patio and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or a delicious 100% fruit smoothie with your salad or sandwich. 


Flying Rhino Cafe & Watering Hole

If you find yourself on Shrewsbury Street, stop by the Flying Rhino Cafe & Watering Hole and enjoy your meal outside. Their Spring/Summer menu has old favorites and new creations such as the Cantina Chicken, Fried Green Tomato Caprese, Chile Lime Salmon, and a returning favorite, the BBQ Pork Mac & Cheese! Pair these delicious eats with a Rhi Tai, Psycha-dill-ic or a pitcher of Safari Sangria to finish off a great meal!


Lock 50 

Outdoor dining at Lock 50 on Water Street offers a pristine view of a mural created by noted American painter, Spencer Keeton Cunningham. Lock 50 frequently hosts live music on the patio featuring an impressive raw bar. The eclectic, food friendly beverage selection will satisfy even the most exacting drinker.


Funky Murphy's

If you're craving casual pub food in a sports bar vibe and one of the best plates of nachos in town, you'll find it at Funky Murphy's on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester. In the warm weather you can dine al frescoon the high booths inside or outside at the tables while you watch the hustle and bustle of Worcester's restaurant row go by.


Meadowbrook Farm and Orchard

The Farmstore and Bakery is nestled amidst apple trees overlooking the hills of Central Massachusetts. Lunch is served seven days a week. We serve fresh soups and great sandwiches, with daily hot specials. Outdoor and indoor dining available. 


Nick's Bar

Nick’s Bar and Restaurant was not just the centerpiece of an Oscar nominated film, it is also home to one of Worcester’s most flourishing patios. Nick’s promises live entertainment every night, but in between sets, we recommend that you order a grilled bratwurst served with onion and spicy mustard and find a seat out back.


Grill on the Hill

After playing a round of golf head to Grill on the Hill to re energize. Start your meal off with the Greek Sampler and finish with either the Chicken Scampi or Open-faced Stripped Sirloin. Enjoy a special cocktail as you watch the sunset over the beautiful Green Hill Park golf course. 

REGION
Worcester
TOWNS
Worcester