The 10 Spot: Prime Patios in El Dorado County and Foothills
1 Renwood Winery has a serene patio (with a separate one for “member’s only”) that’s also dog-friendly and offers comfortable seating, lush landscaping and good times. Delight in the antipasto plate that’s designed to complement their popular wines.
2 Grab a seat under a big red umbrella at Sweetie Pie’s and dig into their olallieberry pancakes or green chile omelette. This cute little bakery is always a favorite summer stop.
3 New Haven Pub and Grill’s patio is idyllic in setting, and the mountain air will instantly cool you off. Rustic and dog-friendly, this is the place to go for a take-and-bake pizza.
4 Ample seating under a shady tree is available at Main Street Melters, with views of bustling Downtown Placerville to boot. The Standard (under the “Massive Melters” portion of the menu) is sure to melt your woes away with its black forest ham, turkey, Vermont cheddar and hot pepper spread.
5 Quaint and romantic, Smith Flat House used to be an old mine. Now you can sit out on the shaded patio, listening to live music as you make your way through their grilled tenderloin medallion salad.
6 Taste of Europe never fails to please and when the weather’s right, it’s time to indulge in some schnitzel and spaetzle out on the patio, basking in the warm sun and friendly service.
7 The Independent Restaurant and Bar has a private garden patio that goes well with its modern setting in the foothills, and their decadent truffle mac and cheese will have your taste buds singing under the summer sky.
8 Placerville Brewing Company is a prime spot to be for a relaxing, good time. Their vanilla stout and strong blonde are winners and can cool the hottest of days.
9 Relish Burger Bar claims the view from their patio is the best—and they might be right. The hills are a sight to behold and the perfect accompaniment to The Hills Bacon Cheeseburger.
10 One reason to visit 36 Handles Pub and Eatery is for their—you guessed it—36 beers from across the U.S. and Europe. Another reason? Their great patio that makes for a perfect place to soak up the sun.