From mid-may through mid-October, Ogden enjoys six months of beautiful weather and delicious outdoor dining. Options abound, but we’ve picked six of our favorites.
One of Ogden’s newest restaurants has rapidly become one of its favorite restaurants. Table 25 serves up modern American cuisine in their sleek interior as well as outside with shaded, sidewalk dining on Historic 25th Street seven days a week. This family-owned eatery uses locally sourced, fresh ingredients and is a great place to watch the world stroll by. Their weekend brunch is especially delightful.
Slackwater is the first restaurant you’ll see when you roll into town off the 24th Street exit, but it’s popularity is only partially due to its convenient geography. Slackwater boasts the largest beer selection in town and some of the best grub anywhere. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but their artisan pizzas are what have made them an Ogden legend. Located just short walk from all of Ogden’s downtown hotels, and across the street from Lindquist Field, it’s the perfect place to grab a beer and a bite before or after an Ogden Raptors game. Excellent choice for Sunday brunch as well. They offer abundant outdoor dining along either 24th Street or Grant Ave. Live music Thursday through Sunday.
Speaking of the Ogden Raptors, you’ll want to check out the back patio at UTOG Brewing Co. on Grant Ave. It sits against the outfield fence of Lindquist Field. On game nights, patio tables can be reserved for a nominal fee and you can take in the whole game from your dinner table while gently razzing the right fielder from the visiting team. It’s a great place to dine on non-game nights as well with the shaded patio offering a kid’s playground, corn hole, and more. Sample tried and true UTOG brews as well as seasonal offerings alongside elevated pub-style food. Everything on the Sunday Brunch menu is fantastic, but don’t sleep on the chef’s French toast. It’s different every Sunday and never disappoints.
The original, 25th Streetlocation of Roosters Brewing Co. has great outdoor dining nestled between historic buildings with full-coverage shade sails, and is the place for families. However, Roosters B-Street 21-and-over taproom is the place to go for the best views of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Make sure you have your ID. Dogs are welcome on the patio, no ID required. This is the place to sample the latest beers from Roosters…since they’re made just a few feet away, behind the bar. Play some Jenga or a board game, listen to live music on Thursdays, and soak in the alpenglow as the Sun sets over the Great Salt Lake and the mountains begin to glow. And always order your fries “naughty” style.
If you’re looking for the convenience of downtown without passers-by judging your menu selection, try the garden/patio at Rovali’s Ristorante Italiano on Historic 25th Street. The patio is quietly tucked behind the restaurant and you’ll feel transported. It’s easy to fill up on their hearty Italian entrees, but save some room for the delectable treats from their bakery as well.
Ogden’s newest family-friendly brewpub boasts one of the area’s greatest outdoor dining locations. Ogden Beer Company, located on the shady banks of the Ogden River, offers al fresco dining on two levels. Take a stroll up or down the Ogden River Parkway before or after your meal in order to justify all of the delicious calories you’ll consume. Order up a flight and sample all of the new beer creations from head brewer, Jacquie King Wright. Jacquie recently moved over to the new Ogden Beer Company from Roosters. Here’s a bit of the previous chapter in her story.
While these are our top picks, you can click here for an A-to-Z list and pics of every independently owned Ogden-area restaurant with outdoor dining availability.