The weather is warming up and after a season of stay home orders and seclusion from friends and family, we’re all enjoying an extra dose of the great outdoors.

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Sedona is famous for its spectacular beauty, towering red rocks, colorful desert landscapes, fresh air and outdoor activities, but the appeal of Sedona does not end there. Sedona boasts an abundance of top-notch restaurants, charming courtyards, rooftop cantinas and scenic outdoor patios with spectacular views and quintessential Southwest charm. Dining alfresco under Sedona’s magical dark skies may be the highlight of your Sedona vacation.

Foothills Vacation Rentals takes you on a culinary journey of the best outdoor patios with a view in Sedona. Celebrate your vacation in Sedona with tasty cuisine, colorful cocktails and scenic red rock backdrops on the best patios in and around Sedona.  


Creekside American Bistro: Creekside Bistro overlooks the scenic Oak Creek Canyon with spectacular red rock views from the outdoor patio. This casual upscale eatery has an award-winning menu and is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour. Creekside Bistro is super pet-friendly with a pet menu of Doggy Deck favorites!

Hideaway House: Voted one of the “Top Ten Jaw Dropping Views in Arizona”, Hideaway House serves creative Italian-American food and pizzas in the most scenic setting. Set over two levels, Hideaway House has two dining rooms, pet-friendly patios, an open air balcony and spectacular views from every seat in the house! Open daily with happy hour Monday to Friday 3pm-6pm, Hideaway House is in an idyllic and popular Sedona restaurant for lunch, dinner or cocktails during the golden hour glow.

Sound Bites Grill: Sound Bites Grill is a fun restaurant and music venue located at the shops at The Hyatt. The outdoor patio overlooks the main street of Uptown Sedona with views of the majestic red rock mesas or dine in the new pet-friendly and social distancing friendly courtyard. Sound Bites is open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner with wine tasting Wednesdays and a Sunday Jazz Brunch. Enjoy classic American fare like the Johnny Cash burger or order from the plant-based menu.

Canyon Breeze: Canyon Breeze Restaurant & Bar boasts one of the best patio views in Sedona from a perfect perch in Uptown Sedona. This casual open-air food court offers a selection of over 70 items from breakfast smoothies, fresh coffee and pastries to brick-fired oven pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and Mexican specialties. There is a full bar for sunset cocktails, a spacious patio with heaters and viewing telescopes and unmatched views of Sedona’s scenic landscapes.

Open Range Grill And Tavern:  This relaxed lunch spot serves contemporary American cuisine and Cantina favorites with a southwest twist in the heart of Sedona. Open Range offers indoor dining with gorgeous views and a temperature controlled (and pet-friendly) patio for year-round outdoor dining overlooking the scenic vistas of Sedona.

Elote Cafe: For Mexican and Margaritas, look no further than Elote! Elote is a Sedona favorite overlooking the scenic red rocks from the intimate patio. The award-winning cuisine is bold, unique and unforgettable. Elote is only open for dinner with no reservations so arrive early, order the best prickly pear margarita in town and sample some of the best food and views in Sedona.

Cress on Oak Creek: Located in the heart of Sedona at the luxurious L’Auberge de Sedona Resort and Spa, Cress on Oak Creek is one of Sedona’s top fine dining experiences in a magical setting on the banks of Oak Creek. Indulge in the prix-fixe seven-course candlelit dinner with a European inspired menu and delicious dishes from Spain, Italy and France. Fine-dining Creekside in Sedona!

SaltRock Southwest Kitchen: SaltRock Southwest Kitchen takes Sedona outdoor patio dining with a view to another level. Located on the banks of Oak Creek at the Amara Resort, SaltRock is a high-end Mexican and Southwestern restaurant with a creative cocktail and mocktail menu, front-row seats to views of Snoopy Rock by day and fairy lights and fire pits by night. SaltRock is open daily for breakfast lunch and dinner.


Javelina Cantina: For tasty southwestern cuisine, beautiful Sedona views and a laid-back atmosphere, grab a table on the pet-friendly patio at Javelina Cantina. Enjoy a lazy lunch, sunset dinner or daily happy hour from 3-6pm!

The Hudson: The Hudson is an industrial-chic, yet casual eatery with roomy booths, a welcoming bar and outdoor patio with a firepit, quiet seating, a community table for large groups and beautiful views of the Sedona landscapes. Sample their famous spicy corn chowder, craft cocktails, local draft beers and a wide selection of wines. Reservations for outdoor dining essential.


Mesa Grill: Mesa Grill is a top Sedona restaurant located on Airport Mesa, just a short walk from the Sedona Airport Overlook and a must-do on your Sedona vacation. The scenic pet-friendly patio overlooks the runway and is a top spot in Sedona to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sedona’s finest alfresco dining with a view. For the best sundowners and sunset views in Sedona, Mesa Grill is a must!

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Mariposa: Named as one of the most scenic restaurants in America, Mariposa is set in beautiful grounds atop a scenic bluff with sweeping panoramic red rock views from every table! This stylish Sedona restaurant is another Lisa Dahl creation with a Latin inspired grill menu, award-winning wine list and a scenic outdoor patio with fire pits, flowers and the best patio views in Sedona.

The Spot Restaurant & Bar: The Spot is located in a spectacular and secluded setting at the Seven Canyons Golf Club in Boynton Canyon. The extensive patios with outdoor firepits invite you to gather with friends, soak up the most spectacular Sedona landscapes and enjoy Southwest-inspired fare in one of Sedona’s most scenic settings.  

Enchantment Resort: The scenic Enchantment Resort nestled in Boynton Canyon offers a unique fine-dining experience with Sedona views. Dine alfresco around the firepit at Tii Gavo or indulge in a distinctive fine dining experience on the outdoor patio at the exclusive Che Ah Chi.


Indian Gardens Cafe: If you’re heading out Oak Creek Canyon, this vintage café and market is a must! The charming garden patio at Indian Gardens Café is nestled at the base of the red rocks, surrounded by towering oaks and pines, the perfect stop for a hearty breakfast or lunch before or after hitting the Sedona trails. Indian Gardens is a favorite with locals and visitors to Sedona.

Stay up to date with local Sedona travel advisories, make your outdoor dining reservations in advance and book the best place to stay in Sedona with Foothills Vacation Rentals.