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Five Ways to Eat Outdoors in Woodstock

From steak and seafood, to pizza and tacos, downtown Woodstock has plenty of patio eatery options no matter what you’re in the mood for. Whether you’re looking for a family dinner, a place to take your date, or somewhere to celebrate, there are plenty of great choices nearby. With rooftop and curbside outdoor seating at several popular restaurants, going out to eat can be the perfect way to enjoy the weather.

Fire Stone

Strings of lights hang above the concrete patio at Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill in downtown Woodstock, creating an intimate and cool ambiance for those who choose to eat in the outdoor seating area. With trees nearby and a view of the brick fireplace, this large patio is a fantastic option for those wanting to sit outside.

The popular restaurant has a varied menu that features gourmet wood fired pizzas– and much, much more. Menu items cover a wide range of foods, all with a hint of Southern charm. Calamari Pimiento, Lamb & Filet Sliders, Spinach & Artichoke Bake, Smoked Chicken Wings, and several options for salads, soups, sandwiches and pizzas await diners at Fire Stone. The restaurant is open Monday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, vissit the restaurant’s Facebook site or website.


Looking for the perfect place to celebrate with friends, have an authentic Mexican food meal, or grab a drink? Pure Taqueria has a fantastic rooftop patio in the heart of downtown Woodstock, and boasts a long list of Mexican dishes and cocktails.

With items like grilled citrus-garlic shrimp with habanero-avocado mayo, and classics like ceviche, queso dip, guacamole, and a wide assortment of tacos, sandwiches, and other Mexican entrees and desserts, Pure Taqueria is sure to please any true Mexican-food lover. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Pure serves breakfast, brunch and dinner. For more information or to see a menu, visit the restaurant’s website.


Freight Kitchen & Tap in downtown Woodstock boasts classic libations and Southern fare, prepared with many local ingredients and artisan foods. The restaurant has the feel of an old train depot and hugs the railroad tracks that run through the city. With a covered deck overlooking the busy Main Street strip, this is a great restaurant option for those who want to relax while watching the the hustle and bustle of downtown Woodstock.

Open daily for lunch and dinner, Freight offers a spectrum of Southern classics. From shrimp & grits and BLTs, to the Main St. Burger and fried green tomatoes, Freight is a great place for locals and visitors to get a taste of Cherokee County’s delicious Southern pride. The restaurant is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information or to see the full menu, visit the Frieght Kitchen & Tap website.


Another awesome option for outdoor eating in Woodstock is Reel Seafood on Main Street in downtown. Crab and goat cheese fritters, grilled jerk shrimp skewers, East coast oysters, seafood gumbo and tons of other delicious seafood options await those who visit Reel Seafood.

Offering “real, quality seafood in Woodstock” is what Reel Seafood was created for according to owner and chef David Silverman. With a full bar and and a few options for anyone looking for something that’s not from the ocean, Reel Seafood has a nice patio area just off from the sidewalk on Main. Open for Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Sunday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., or Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Reel is a great option for fans of seafood. For more on the restaurant and to see a menu, visit the Reel Seafood website.

Century House

One of the most popular outdoor eateries in the area, Century House Tavern offers lunch and dinner options, along with drinks and desserts. Set atop a small tree-covered hill in the middle of downtown Woodstock, Century House offers a beautiful natural setting for anyone wanting to enjoy the outdoors while eating some delicious food.

Seered scallops, tenderloin, roasted Scottish salmon, pan seared Halibut, and more, await diners at this restuarant, built in the historic 1894 home of a longtime Woodstock family. The restuarant is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. and 5 to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. For more information or to view the full menu, visit the restuarant’s website.

More outdoor eateries in downtown

The list of awesome places to eat outside in Woodstock may be endless, with other options like the Salt Factory Pub, Ice Martini & Sushi Bar, Canyons Burger Company, and many more.


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