Outdoor dining in Howard County is a great way to enjoy a meal. From fine dining, to tossing a beer back with your friends, to enjoying a nice cup of tea, there's plenty of places to sit outdoors here. 

In Ellicott City, enjoy a nice afternoon breeze and a glass of wine at Pure Wine Cafe, or grab a crepe from Syriana Cafe and relax on their cozy patio. If you're dining with a group, head over to La Palapa Grill and Cantina  for some festive Mexican food, and then make your way back to Matcha Time Cafe for a cup of green tea in one of their outdoor chairs! Don't forget to stop by Ellicott City amazing cafes Old Mill Cafe and French Market Cafe.

Over in Maple Lawn, enjoy some coastal delights such as fresh shucked oysters at Hudson Coastal. If you're looking for something new, try Royal Indian Cuisine on Ananda's outdoor patio. Steelfire Kicthen's outdoor patio is the ideal way to enjoy one of their signature burgers. At Savage, Rams Head Tavern offers a unique outdoor dining experience in Historic Savage Mill, so grab a beer and admire the historic atmosphere. 

If you find yourself in the Columbia area, head over to The Ale House Columbia. Enjoy their pet friendly deck while enjoying one of their 50+ craft beers. Looking for vegan fare with great outdoor seating? Great Sage is the perfect place to get fresh vegan and vegetarian cuisine. If you're looking for something hearty and comforting, Lupa Roman Trattoria serves up homemade Italian, which you can enjoy on their outdoor terrace! For a fun night out, check out Union Jack's British Pub, which features live music and drink specials most weekend nights--plus they have a big outdoor patio, so you can take the party outside.

With HoCo's diverse outdoor dining options, it's easy to see why foodies come here for outdoor dining. Bon appetit!