Summer's on it's way and we know you want to spend it outside.

If you're looking for a place to enjoy the outdoors while you indulge in a quality meal, your search needn't extend beyond the Greater Cleveland area.

From taco joints on the water to a place where burgers and lakefront views go hand-in-hand, there's surely a spot for you to relish the warmer weather.

Check out our guide to 20 places to dine outdoors in the Greater Cleveland area.

Alley Cat

The rooftop happy hour is an ideal setting for drinks as you overlook the river from the East Bank of the Flats. Stare at the sunset while you indulge in some top-notch seafood.

Beautiful summer day! 🌤 Hanging out on the rooftop overlooking The Flats! 🍻 #theflats #cleveland #citylife #summer #beer #lovemylife #girlboss #lifeisgood

A post shared by Kimberly (@kimberlygirlboss) on

Where: 1056 Old River Road, Cleveland


The views don't get much better than this. Azure Rooftop Lounge at The Nine provides an Instagram-worthy view overlooking the heart of downtown Cleveland. Top it off with crab cakes and cocktails to create the perfect Cleveland experience.

@clevelandscene named #AzureCLE as one of the "16 Spots to Get the Best Views in Cleveland" - You'll have to come out and see for yourself. #Spring2017 #BestRooftopLounge

A post shared by Azure Rooftop Lounge (@azure_cle) on

Where: The 9 - Level 12, 2017 E. 9th St., Cleveland


Barrio's Tremont location is basically the go-to spot to smash some customized tacos and margaritas. Don't forget about the happy hour specials!

my face when it's a holiday basically dedicated to tacos and margs 🌮 #felizcincodemayo • • • • 📸: @hgerbsss

A post shared by Nicole Marie (@nicoleemariee6) on

Where: 806 Literary Road, Tremont

Coastal Taco

Eat tacos on the water. Enjoy. Repeat.

Marg. Taco. Repeat.✌

A post shared by Nicole Novotny (@nicolelnovotny) on

Where: 1146 Old River Road, Cleveland

Collision Bend Brewing Co.

Collision Bend is brand new to Cleveland's East Bank. The result of a partnership between Luke Purcell and Zack Bruell, the brewery and restaurant has a spacious deck and outdoor bar overlooking the Cuyahoga River.

Not a bad view from this new Cleveland Brewery! #CLE #theflats

A post shared by Madison Wright Morris (@mad.morris) on

Where: 1250 Old River Road, Cleveland

E. 55th on the Lake

Run by the Metro Parks, E. 55th is the more casual sister to Merwin's Wharf. The patio sits near a sand volleyball court with views of the water. It's an ideal place to eat some bar food and kick back.

16 oz domestics are 5 for $10 at E55 Marina! Also, to whoever stole the tent spikes out of court 2...I will find you.

A post shared by Jarrod Alan (@jarrodkaton90) on

Where: 5555 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland


Edison's outdoor space is essentially like eating pizza in someone's backyard. You can hang out at a table and eat some of Cleveland's best pizza without feeling too fussy. Plus, you can bring your pup.

Hashtag other people's dogs 🐕

A post shared by Hattie Mahatma Kotz (@hattiemahatma) on

Where: 2373 Professor Ave., Tremont

The Harp

Brunch time at The Harp is a must for any Clevelander. The menu mixes Irish-inspired eats with more contemporary cuisine, and the drink offerings are ideal for all tastes. Or, swing by in the evening and listen to some live bands while you overlook the Shoreway.

Dinner views! 😎 #TheHarp #cleveland #Views

A post shared by Joe Marcus 🙏🏾 (@jfmarcus18) on

Where: 4408 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

Humble Wine Bar

No, we're not referring to the Kendrick Lamar song, though you will want to sit down here. Humble's got a wine list to accommodate both aficionados and amateurs, so sit outside and watch the people wandering through downtown Lakewood.

sunday date day.

A post shared by kayla grace. (@kgwaitro) on

Where: 15400 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

Jekyll's Kitchen

Overlook the Chagrin Falls as you enjoy Jekyll's Kitchen's bar and cabana. You'll have an inimitable view of the falls and a diverse menu with options like sushi, pizza and burgers. Don't forget the cocktails.

Barrel Aged Falls Manhattan 👌🏼🍸#chagrinfalls #dinnerwithaview

A post shared by Marty Mackowski (@martymac9) on

Where: 17 River St., Chagrin Falls

The Lockview

Lockview's rooftop patio is one of Akron's best outdoor dining spots if you're in search of a low-key, secluded area. It's perfect for dinner and drinks beneath the stars.

I love this patio. ❤️ . . #thelockview #lockview #akron #lock3 #patiodrinking #doubledate #ohio

A post shared by Courtney D. (@courtneybduncan) on

Where: 207 S. Main St., Akron

Merry Arts

Merry Arts' back patio is a gem if you're seeking a spot to carry some conversation as you watch some soccer. Taco Night on Mondays and Thursday is highly recommended.

The crew out for today's win over Southampton which included new friends from Portland Gooners and New York City Gooners! #afcvsfc #COYG #bplonnbc

A post shared by Cleveland Gooners (@cle_gooners) on

Where: 15607 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

Merwin's Wharf

Merwin's Wharf is owned and operated by Cleveland Metroparks. It's got a stellar view of the Cuyahoga River, so you can watch the huge cargo ships roll by as you dine.

A post shared by jimmy (@jimmyescalante413) on

Where: 1785 Merwin Ave., Cleveland

On Tap

Portage Lakes' On Tap puts you right on the water, so you can spend a summer evening watching people dock their boats before grabbing dinner and listening to some live music.

What a beautiful day today at the classic boat show hosted by On Tap Bar and Grill. Got to check out some awesome antique boats and take some pictures while promoting my RV and Boat Detailing business before heading out onto the water myself. Overall a great day🌞 #water #boat #boating #boats #summer #classic #boatshow #antique #chriscraft #dock #lake #getoutside #roamohio #letsroamohio

A post shared by Joe Michael Murray (@illustriousexposures) on

Where: 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron


Porco's is a fun place to pretend you're at a friend's backyard party. The fenced-in patio is low-key with plastic flamingos and a tiny waterfall, making it the perfect hipster tiki party setting to try some of Porco's tropical cocktails.

Pain killers

A post shared by Carrie Nagy Swain (@carrienswain) on

Where: 2527 W. 25th St., Ohio City

Rocky River Wine Bar

Enjoy the evening air as you fill up on moscato and flatbreads. Wine Bar is a mellow, secluded joint, perfect for classier conversation.

It's here 😍 #patioseason #winebar #westside #cle #thisiscle #clevelandthatilove #roseallday @brig429

A post shared by LHL (@laurelladeville) on

Where: 1313 Linda St., Rocky River

Sunset Harbor

The name of this place speaks for itself. Watch the sunset over Fairport Harbor while you dine on some fresh fish. Stop by on weekend evenings for live entertainment, and don't forget the Bloody Mary bar on Sundays.

I never want to leave.

A post shared by Cassandra Lynne (@aimiyasu) on

Where: 625 Prospect St., Fairport Harbor


Eat local and watch the Indians game. Town Hall has outdoor seating out front and in back. Have some brunch before heading over to the West Side Market to do your grocery shopping.

Brunch so hard.

A post shared by Jamie Lee (@casualincleveland) on

Where: 1909 W. 25th St., Ohio City

Tremont Taphouse

Sit outside, drink beer and eat some pork belly nachos. 'Nuff said.

Yappy Hour is going great! Tribe...not so much. #dogsinbars #yappyinCLE

A post shared by Jessica Femec (@jfemec) on

Where: 2572 Scranton Road, Tremont

Whiskey Island

Whiskey Island is the ideal spot for those who are family-friendly and no-frills. Packed with rows of picnic tables, the outdoor spot sits along the marina for stellar views. You can order some standard bar food, meaning it'll make perfect sense to wash it down with a Corona.

Birthday shenanigans! Happiest birthday to Amanda!!

A post shared by GrayCleveLand (@graycleveland1) on

Where: 2800 Whiskey Island, Cleveland