The Best Outdoor Dining & Patios in Kelowna

Indoor and outdoor dining room and patio with lake in the background at Quails Gate Estate Winery

Looking for the best outdoor dining in Kelowna? From patios with epic lake or vineyard views to backyard beauties… it’s all here from Wicked Tours.

When it’s summertime and living’s easy, get to these patios in Kelowna. Embrace the sunny season as you taste your way through our local wines and bites. 

This one is for those who consider themselves “outdoorsy” when sitting in the sun with some fizz. 

You’re our kind of person!

If you live in Okanagan, you may find a new patio in Kelowna this weekend. 

If you’re visiting our gorgeous wine country, come #getwicked with us on one of our award-winning Wicked Tours, and we’ll take you to some of these best patios in Kelowna and the whole Lake Country area.

Our taste in epic views, exceptional experiences, and wicked wines is unparalleled. So check out all our favourite recommendations below!

If your weather luck runs out and you need to head indoors, check out our favourite restaurants in Kelowna for a broader range of options year-round.

For now, drool over these outdoor dining options in Kelowna (and nearby)…

The Lookout at Gray Monk

Head to Lake Country, and you’ll be rewarded with stellar winery views from The Lookout Restaurant at Gray Monk Estate Winery.

Panoramic vistas include unbeatable rows of vines and on toward Okanagan Lake.

As far as Kelowna outdoor patios go, The Lookout offers the works. Think: retractable awnings and heaters to extend the summer vibes as long into autumn as possible.

Exterior and vineyards at Gray Monk Estate Winery in Canada
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Earls Kitchen + Bar (Earls On Top)

Located in downtown Kelowna, Earls Kitchen + Bar is a local favourite. You can’t make reservations for the patio (it’s just first-come, first served), but get there early, and you can enjoy Happy Hour starting at 2 pm.

Earls is next to City Park, so you’ll enjoy incredible views from the rooftop overlooking the lake and the Sails (the white fountain statue you’ll spot).

You can look forward to great food, Instagrammable cocktails, and a wine list featuring local favourites.

Old Vines at Quail’s Gate

The vineyards at Quail’s Gate Estate Winery are the perfect backdrop for outdoor dining at Old Vines Restaurant. This historic property oozes elegance, so go ahead and fancy yourself a celebrity with your whole crew.

The wine list is fantastic, and the locally-sourced food always features some of our favourite menu options in the Kelowna area.

Quail’s Gate is on the Westside Wine Trail, which features some of Lake Country’s oldest and most well-established wineries. Its neighbours include The Hatch and Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery, which we also love to visit.

Girls cheersing glasses on a Wicked Wine Tour with vineyard in background

DunnEnzies Pizza Co.

Listen up if you want to feel like a local when visiting Okanagan. Head to DunnEnzies (Mission location).

There’s a HUGE old tree in the back, live music is usually jamming, plus you’ll get all the pizza, tacos, and tasty drinks you can fit. It feels like your best friend’s house party with dramatically better food and service…and better tunes than that tired old playlist.

DunnEnzies has been a local favourite in Okanagan for years, growing from a downtown Kelowna location to the airport and Lower Mission. We love it and want everyone to get over there to enjoy it, too.

Hot tip: Happy Hour is 3-5 pm. Don’t miss it.

Lakeside Restaurant at the Hotel Eldorado 

Hotel Eldorado is one of our favourite places for drinks in Kelowna, and its patio is ample reason!

This 19th-century classic lakeside spot is one of the oldest buildings in Kelowna. Boasting boat views and old-school charm, the hotel makes you feel like you stepped back into a ritzier era.

Of course, we’re here for the food and drinks – plus the patio views! The Lakeside Restaurant combines all of that for an epic spot in Kelowna.

People-watching is always spot-on at Hotel Eldorado, even though you’ll be away from Downtown Kelowna for a quiet reprieve.

Couple dining lakeside at Hotel Eldorado in Kelowna
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Central Kitchen + Bar

If you’re into people-watching, tasty grub, and awesome vibes, Central Kitchen + Bar is your place in Kelowna. 

We highlight Central again and again because they never disappoint. Their food is reliably fantastic, and their service is top-notch. 

Their recent renovations added a perfect patio space (along with overall expansion across the entire restaurant), so now you can enjoy the superb weather and the good eats simultaneously.

Central is also one of Kelowna’s best breakfast and brunch spots, so hit them up all day for outdoor dining and drinks!

Co-owners Jared and Devon have roots at Earl’s, so seeing their continued focus and dedication to their venture makes sense.

Whether you’re looking for pizza and burgers or vegan and veggie options, there hasn’t been a thing we haven’t liked on Central’s menu. Their Huevos Rancheros might be the best damn plate around.

This is a local favourite, so make your reservations early and don’t miss out.

19 Bistro @ Fitz

So this outdoor dining is outside Kelowna in Peachland, but – trust us – it’s one you absolutely can’t miss.

Who could refuse a place with the tagline “Effervescent Experiences and Delicious Local Dining” – not us!

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards offers a view you won’t get anywhere else in the valley. Tucked between Okanagan Lake and the Okanagan mountains, this unique spot produces fabulous climate wines despite the soaring summer temperatures.

Between these views and their diverse wine range, we’re huge fans of the Fitz. Add in the fantastic food at 19 Bistro, and you’ve got a freaking gem of a place.

Check out our Summerland wine tour if you want to explore their sparking wine range and see the traditional production method first-hand.

Three girls with wine glasses on wine tour in Kelowna with lake behind them

Whether you live here or are visiting, we hope you check out all these perfect patios and outdoor dining options in Kelowna (and nearby). We regularly see most of these spots on our Wicked Tours and as local foodies and wine lovers.

Do you want to join? Come #getwicked with us!

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West Kelowna Wine Tour

We believe in pushing the boundaries and challenging the norm, so get ready for a wine tour that's anything but ordinary. Indulge your senses as you journey through the Westside Wine Trail, where spectacular views and delicious wines await. Picture yourself amidst rolling volcanic hills, soaking up the sun-soaked vineyards that give birth to exceptional wines.

Our West Kelowna Wine Tour takes you on an adventure through intimate boutique wineries and iconic legacy establishments. Each winery has its quirks and unique attention to detail in the winemaking process. You'll discover names that have made their mark on the British Columbia wine scene, including the playful Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery, the imaginative Jason Parkes properties, and the innovative Frind Estate Winery. Prepare to be captivated by their craftsmanship and passion.

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Lake Country Wine Tour

Join us on the Lake Country Scenic Sip Wine Trail and indulge in the stunning beauty of Okanagan Lake Country. Picture rolling hills, epic views, and vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. It's the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wine adventure. We'll introduce you to the tastiest wines that British Columbia has to offer, showcasing the region's unique terroir.

Our carefully curated Lake Country Wine Tour takes you to four award-winning wineries, where you'll be treated to delightful wine tastings. Whether you're a fan of reds or whites, our mixed portfolio of wines will satisfy all palates. Along the way, you'll have the chance to stroll through picturesque vineyards and experience the ambiance of the barrel rooms, immersing yourself in the art of winemaking.

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West Kelowna Wine Tour + Lunch

Unleash your inner wine enthusiast with Wicked Tours in the stunning Okanagan Valley. Leave the city behind and explore the Westside Wine Trail, where breathtaking views and exceptional wines await. Our authentic and playful approach guarantees an unforgettable wine tour experience.

Discover intimate, boutique-style wineries nestled among rolling hills and endless vineyards. These hidden gems may be small, but their impact on the British Columbia wine scene is colossal. We're all about supporting the underdogs and celebrating their unique quirks and attention to detail.

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East Kelowna Wine Tour

Kelowna's Southeast area is our playground, filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Join us on a guided East Kelowna Wine Tour through this vibrant region just minutes from downtown Kelowna, where breathtaking views and unique wineries await. Prepare for an adventure beyond the expected as we uncover family-run, limited-production East Kelowna wineries with a chic bohemian vibe. These hidden gems will leave you with unforgettable memories and Instagram-worthy posts.

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Lake Country Wine Tour + Lunch

Step into the wild world of Wicked Tours, where we keep it real and playful and never hold back. Prepare for a wine adventure as we take you on a journey through Okanagan Lake Country. We're not here to pretend or put on airs – we're authentic, confident, and unapologetically ourselves. So buckle up, wine lovers, and get ready to unleash your inner outlaw.

Join us on a lake country wine tour that will make you say, "Wow!" The legendary Scenic Sip Wine Trail in Lake Country is just a stone's throw from the Kelowna airport. Prepare to be blown away by the rolling hills, epic views, and vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. We've handpicked British Columbia's tastiest wines, so indulge your taste buds and experience the flavours that put this region on the map.

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Summerland Wineries

Get ready to embark on an authentic adventure through the captivating Summerland wine country with Wicked Tours. We're not ones to hold back, so let's dive into the heart of Bottleneck Drive and discover the incredible world of award-winning Summerland wineries.

On our Summerland Wine Tours, you'll be treated to an array of remarkable wineries, each with its own unique personality. From bold reds to impressive whites, there's something to satisfy every palate. And let's not forget about the stunning landscapes that surround us. Picture yourself amidst lush vineyards and hills, soaking up the beauty that defines Summerland's Bottleneck Drive.

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