Our Favorite Go-To Places To Dine Outdoors from Westport to Greenwich

Celebrate National Eat Outside Day in {Town} Aug. 31!

By Stephanie Freeman and Catherine Siroka August 19, 2023

Hey there, my fellow foodies and nature enthusiasts! Mark your calendars for August 31 because it's National Eat Outside Day! Want ideas on where to go? Read on for Macaroni KID Westport to Greenwich favorite local restaurants with outdoor dining, to our favorite spots for picnics:

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Local eateries with outdoor seating and spectacular views

We are lucky to have a variety of restaurants and cafes that provide charming patio spaces where we can savor our favorite meals outdoors. Here are three of my family's favorite new restaurants with outdoor seating. Check them out if you haven't already, but be sure to call ahead.

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My favorite picnic spots

Grab and Go to the Park! National Eat Outside Day is the perfect excuse to pack up a picnic and head to the nearest park or beach for an outdoor feast! 

Three of the best spots for a picnic? My family loves:

Tod's Point, Greenwich

Non-residents need to purchase a parking and day pass, but it's worth it! Great concession stand, or you can pick up food at Balducci's or Aux Delices. There's also a wonderful boat ride called the Cruise to Nowhere, pack a picnic and enjoy! 

Harbor Point, Stamford

Tons of great new restaurants, water taxi, outdoor yoga, walking path. Check out Sign of the Whale or Mexicue

Compo Beach, Westport

Try the lobster rolls at Hook'd, the new concession, or Granola Bar.

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Take it to the backyard

Rather eat at home? Order takeout and take that picnic right outside on your front stoop, or back lawn! For an at-home outdoor dining feast, my family loves to get takeout from the new taco place Tacombi in Westport, or Stew Leonards, Aux Delices, Garlic & Herbs, or Balduccis. 

If time is tight? A simple PBJ on the porch will do the trick just fine!

No matter how you do it, celebrate National Eat Outside Day this year! If you take part, make sure to tag Macaroni KID Westport to Greenwich social media posts so we can see how you celebrated. Please also share some of your favorites. 

Bon appétit!