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Best Restaurants With Outdoor Dining in College Park, MD

Restaurants with outdoor dining are a favorite during the spring and summer months. With fresh air, a natural soundscape and sunshine that nourish the soul, Mother Nature provides a laid-back, festive ambiance that simply cannot be duplicated inside. Guests at The Hotel at the University of Maryland will be thrilled to find plenty of outdoor dining options in the area. From casual student favorites to upscale dining, check out our list of the best restaurants with outdoor seating in College Park, Maryland.

Outdoor Dining in College Park, MD

The Hall CP

4656 Hotel Drive, College Park, MD
Monday – Thursday: 4 – 10 PM
Friday:  11 a.m. – 11 PM
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 PM
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 PM

This open-air space with a modern warehouse vibe is one of our favorite restaurants with outdoor dining. But it’s more than just a place to grab a bite. It’s an experience. Part restaurant, part bar, and part entertainment venue, The Hall CP is the ideal spot for drinks, food and fun. Watch the big game at one of the community tables or sit on the patio and watch the sunset with your sweetheart.

Try a crafty cocktail with names as fun as the drinks are delicious (Lavender Lemonade anyone?) before digging into some of the best food College Park has to offer. The eclectic menu includes unique options such as Beef Birria Pizza and Turkey Chorizo Tacos, as well as everyday favorites like the Old-Fashioned Burger and Big Bag O’ Fries. No matter how you choose to spend your time at The Hall CP, you’re sure to agree that it offers some of the best outdoor dining in Maryland.

Loony’s Pub

8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD
Monday – Wednesday: 11 AM. – 12 AM
Thursday – Sunday: 11 AM – 2 AM

In terms of restaurants with outdoor seating in Maryland, Looney’s is a favorite, and their College Park location is the perfect place to enjoy a few brews (or classic Orange Crushes) with friends. The outdoor seating offers a relaxed vibe, and the menu is full of Maryland favorites, like the Crab Club, Bangin’ Shrimp Tacos and the Loony Burger. You’ll also be delighted by the happy hour specials and Sunday brunch offerings.

 

The Board and Brew

8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 11 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 11 PM
Sunday: 9 AM – 9 PM

You won’t find another restaurant like the Board and Brew! With specialty coffee, premium milkshakes, craft beer and scratch-made meals, there is something for everyone at this College Park restaurant with outdoor seating. Not only does this one-of-a-kind establishment deliver great food and service, but they also have an extensive library of board games available to patrons. Once you’ve ordered your food, grab a game, park yourself on the patio, and let the good times roll.

Hard Times Café

4738 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD
Sunday – Thursday: 11 AM – 9 PM
Friday – Saturday: 11 AM – 10 PM

Hard Times Cafe opened in 1980, but its story begins over 120 years ago when a trail drive cowboy by the name of Ira Goodfellow learned how to make chili from a chuck wagon cook in Texas. Today you can sit on the patio in College Park and enjoy any number of menu items that include chili just like Ira’s. Chili not your thing? Hard Times has you covered. With a classic pub-style menu, there’s always something to hit the spot.

Burtons Grill & Bar

4440 Van Buren Street, Riverdale Park, MD
Monday – Thursday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday – Saturday 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM – 9 PM

This Maryland restaurant with New England roots is the perfect place to enjoy a spectacular meal on a beautiful summer day. Picture fresh seafood, high-quality meats, loads of seasonal veggies and killer craft cocktails served on a brick patio brimming with greenery and dotted with café lights. If you’re looking for upscale restaurants with outdoor dining, Burtons Grill & Bar won’t disappoint.

 

Book Your Stay in College Park, MD

In addition to the many restaurants with outdoor dining in College Park, there are many indoor dining options to visit while staying at The Hotel at The University of Maryland. Our Lobby Bar serves delicious small plates that pair with expertly crafted cocktails and local brews. Potomac Pizza’s unique creations will thrill adventurous foodies and pizza purists alike. And Bagels ‘n Grinds offers authentic New York bagels, classic breakfast and deli sandwiches and specialty salads, all perfect for a quick bite anytime. Book your stay today! Your tastebuds will thank you.

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