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Jun 18

Manhattan Outdoor Dining Options

Posted on June 18, 2020 at 3:16 PM by Tarra Rotstein

Summer is here, which means the outdoors is here to enjoy. Manhattan is home to more than 60 unique dining options, many that offer outdoor seating. Find your next place to enjoy a meal or drink outside below.

Aggieville Dining
Grab something to eat in Aggieville and enjoy outdoor seating at Taco Lucha with a great covered area or gain a bird’s eye view from the rooftop of Gordo’s. Rock a Belly Deli also has outdoor seating behind their building that is well covered. Coco Bolos will keep you cool on their covered patio with great drinks, misters and fans. Don’t forget about Porter’s where you can enjoy the classics on their shaded patio.

Aggieville Bars

Enjoy a fun outdoors time at bars like Johnny Kaw Yard Bar. Or sip something sweet at Tubby’s on their patio behind the bar. Grab your friends and enjoy the outdoor patio at O’Malleys Alley.


Head to Downtown Manhattan for additional patio options. At Tallgrass Tap House, enjoy roof top seating with a view of downtown. At El Patron enjoy their back patio seating that is partially covered to keep you cool. Grab a slice at AJ NY Pizzeria and head to their patio, be sure to snap a selfie with the mural titled Bicicleta Sem Freio.

Coffee Shops

Tis the season for iced coffee. Enjoy your cold brew, iced latter or blended drink on the patio of many local coffee shops. Bluestem Bistro in Aggieville boasts a large patio area. All of Radina’s off campus locations have a patio ranging in sizes and shade coverage. Don’t forget about Arrow Coffee Company near the K-State Campus that offers outdoor seating as well.

All Over Town

Grab a Burger, shake and fries all at Ana’s Burger Shack with outdoor seating. Head over to Houlihan’s for great drinks and food and enjoy dinner outside. Don’t forget about The Little Grill near Tuttle Creek Lake with its unique cuisine and outdoor patio. R.C. McGraw’s has your classic American favorites along with an outdoor patio with yard games.

West side of Manhattan

The west side of Manhattan has some great outside dining options. Enjoy views of Flint Hills Landscape at Colbert Hills Bar & Grill and Liquid Art Winery. Bring the family out to Powercat Sports Grill and enjoy outdoor seating with games like Tic Tac Toe and Soccer Pool. The Grand Mere Village has two dining options with outdoor seating, head to Mr. K’s for a fresh unique menu and don’t miss Old Chicago with their classic Italian options.


Sitting outside, sipping on something smooth and eating your favorite food and a Kansas breeze rolls through, what gets better than that? Where is your favorite place to dine outside?


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