It’s summer time and we’re looking for all the reasons to leave our house and be outdoors. With great weather comes exceptional views. From picture perfect patios to rooftop restaurants, we found the best places to enjoy summer dining while social distancing.

photo: Market Salamander

Virginia

Market Salamander

This unique restaurant and market reminds us why Middleburg is so adorable!  Market Salamander prides itself on fresh homegrown ingredients and exclusive recipes. The outdoor patio provides a charming experience for breakfast, lunch or dinner. After you’re done dining, the family should go and explore the Middleburg village.

200 W Washington St
Middleburg, VA 20118
(540) 687-8011
Online: marketsalamander.com

Jackson 20
This beautiful restaurant in Old Town Alexandria is actually located in The Alexandrian hotel. It has a beautiful courtyard that is currently featuring a special summer BBQ, albeit a bit sophisticated, but still with many summer classics. Its a must visit for the summer time to take in the twinkling of the stars with an old town feel.

480 King St,
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-549-6080
Online: jackson20.com

Barrel & Bushel
This Tyson’s rooftop spot, is perfect for taking in beautiful views of Tysons Corner ever changing skyline and giving the kiddos room to play and explore, as there’s plenty of space to roam and even a playground near by!

Tysons Corner Center Mall Rooftop
Tysons Corner, VA
703-848-6340
Online: barrelandbushel.com

Red’s Table

Overlooking Lake Thoreau in Reston, Red Table is casual outdoor dining at its best. The patio resembles sitting on the deck at home, but you don’t have to worry about doing the dishes when you’re done!

11150 South Lakes Drive
Reston, VA 20191
(571) 375-7755
Online: redstableva.com

photo: Alma R. via Yelp 

 

Maryland

Tagliata

An upscale Italian restaurant with a charming outdoor patio. Throw in an array of pastas to keep the kids bellies full and how can you go wrong? While adults must adhere to a dress code, accompanying children can come as they are.

1012 Fleet Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-244-5830
Online: tagliatarestaurant.com/

Pusser’s Caribbean Grill

Located along the Annapolis waterfront, Pusser’s is quintessential summer dining! Your family can’t help, but stay a while to watch the boats sail by and enjoy the lazy days of summer while taking in Caribbean delights!

80 Compromise Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-626-0004
Online: pussersannapolis.com

 

photo: Rick A. via Yelp

DC

Farmers Fishers & Bakers

Located in Georgetown along the Washington Harbour, this sister restaurant to Founding Farmers is surely to keep the little ones minds occupied with a view of the Potomac and the bustle of boats and people out on a stroll to enjoy the summer sun.

3000 K Street NW
Georgetown Waterfront
(202)-298–8783
Online: farmersfishersbakers.com/

 

—Veronica Hughes

featured photo: iStock

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