The Best Patios in Ottawa for the Entire Family

Ottawa Patios

Think your patio days are over now that you have a stroller in tow and little ones needing to be fed? Think again! There are many family friendly patios in Ottawa and the Capital Region where you can enjoy your hard lemonade, iced coffee, and great food all while kids are welcomed for a joyful outing! Take advantage of the summer weather in Ottawa and get out to enjoy some local patios.

The Best Patios in Ottawa for Kids & the Entire Family


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The Grand Pizzeria

Located in the Byward Market this patio offers a great outdoor space where you will  find half priced wood fired pizzas, $20 sangria pitchers, and $5 pints from Sunday to Thursday 3-6p.m. The Grand Pizzeria offers up Italian fare that is not only delicious but is one of our top picks for a family friendly patio in Ottawa.

Lone Star Texas Bar & Grill

Pour those margarita’s and enjoy this casual atmosphere with food that will please everybody in your family, even the picky eaters!  The kids will be given some fun dough to play with while they wait for their food and with unlimited tortilla chips and salsa you don’t need to worry about hearing “I’m hungry” while you are waiting for your meal. With many Lone Star locations across Ottawa you can find one in a neighbourhood close to you!

Village Dunnd’s

Located in Old Chelsea, just 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, you can enjoy the Bistro-Bar with your favourite drink while the kids run and play on the jumbo trampoline and playground. With mini putt on site as well what else could the kids ask for?! Note that the play areas are an additional price but you will get your moneys worth if you are planning on relaxing here for a couple hours.

 Tavern On the Falls

Looking for some live music on a Sunday afternoon? Tavern on the Falls offers live music numerous days a week but it starts at 2p.m. on Sunday’s which makes it a family accessible outing. With hot dogs and tacos on the menu you can enjoy a bite to eat that the kids won’t fuss about and enjoy one of their house signature cocktails.


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Chocolat Favoris

On the hunt for a yummy ice cream treat and lots of patio space to relax while you enjoy your treat? Chocolat Favoris has locations in Orleans, Aylmer, Kanata, Nepean and Gatineau which makes it a close by ice cream treat for many. Try the new Blitz, enjoy a classic cone dipped in delicious dark chocolate or a “chocolate poutine” made with funnel like fries.

Cafe Latte Cino

If you are craving a great iced coffee look no further than Cafe Latte Cino in Orleans. Grab a fresh made crepe or waffle with some gelato for the kids (make sure you sneak a bite or two!) and hit this local patio on a warm sunny day.


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Local Public Eatery

Head to Lansdowne for hours of fun at the play and skateboard park followed by bocce ball on the patio at Local where you will find delicious eats, great drinks and kids are always welcomed. In the centre of Ottawa this place is a fun and lively environment and is also close by to local attractions should you wish to catch an Atletico or Redblacks game or enjoy a bike ride along the canal.


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