One of the best parts of spring is when the restaurants start opening up their patios for dining again.
Festival Country Indiana, located just south of Indy, is fortunate enough to have plenty of places that combine tasty food with the ambiance of outdoor seating.
In Greenwood, some of our favorites include Vino Villa (pictured), which is known for its small plates and extensive wine selection. As a bonus, the restaurant also has live music on the patio on select days.
Another Greenwood establishment that is a quintessential summer hangouts is The Suds (a traditional drive-in restaurant).
Other Greenwood favorites with outdoor dining include Main Street Grille, Revery Restaurant & BaRev, Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza, Stacked Pickle, Luca Pizza di Roma, LaTrattoria Italian Restaurant, Tried & True Alehouse and Oaken Barrel Brewing Company.
In Franklin, you can walk around the downtown area and find numerous al fresco dining options, including The Willard, which is home to the pork tenderloin sandwich that has won plenty of awards.
Other downtown spots with outdoor seating include Ann's Restaurant, BoJak's Bar & Grille, Court Street Café, 1823 Bakehouse, Benjamin's Coffeehouse, Jefferson Street Pub, The Grill Bar, Richard's Brick Oven Pizza, and Shale Creek Brewing (which has a retractable roof). It's also worth venturing outside of the downtown to visit these Franklin favorites: El Pueblo Mexican Restaurant (pictured, with a musician playing) and Big Woods Franklin.
Last but not least, two establishments in Bargersville have gotten statewide acclaim for their offerings.
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