Great Spots for Outdoor Dining in Festival Country Indiana

Posted by: Kenneth Kosky on July 17, 2020

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 Campbell's Highland GrilleMain Street Grille, Revery Restaurant & BaRevJockamo Upper Crust PizzaLuca 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.

Two unique spots are Blue Cactus Tacos & Tequila Bar and Shale Creek Brewing, where you can dine under a retractable roof.

Other downtown spots with outdoor seating include Ann's RestaurantBoJak's Bar & GrilleCourt Street CafĂ©, 1823 BakehouseBenjamin's Coffeehouse,  Jefferson Street Pub, The Grill Bar, Old Towne Beer Hall & Brewing CompanyRichard's Brick Oven Pizza and RFD Franklin. 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.


In Whiteland, you'll find outdoor dining at Nailers Brewing Company, which is nestled right off U.S. 31. Not only do they offer signature brews and dishes, there is also live music on select evenings.


Last but not least, two establishments in Bargersville have gotten statewide acclaim for their offerings.

Taxman Brewing Company (pictured) has a huge following for its Belgian brews, while Johnson's BBQ Shack makes the best barbecue around.

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