Top Al Fresco Dining Spots in Aspen

Aspen has so much to offer during the summer season! Not only does the town have the Food & Wine ClassicJazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS), and plenty of outdoor activities for all ages – Aspen’s Central Core also has many fabulous restaurants to choose from.  Start your day by hiking up Smuggler Mountain or paddle boarding in Stillwater on the Roaring Fork River, then you find yourself craving some lunch in town on a beautiful day.  Head to one of the Summer time lunch spots in town, such as Jerome Patio or White House Tavern.

Here is a list of some of our favorite outdoor dining spots in Aspen:

Jerome Patio

Check out the new Jerome patio with friends and family!  Take in the beautiful views of Aspen Mountain while soaking in the sun or relaxing in the shade, and try one of their famous cocktails and mouthwatering appetizers!

Jimmy’s American

No wonder why this is one of Aspen locals’ favorite spots to dine — it has been around since 1997! This year-round fine-dining dinner joint has one of the best rooftop patios located right on restaurant row.


Soak up the sun on the Mill Street Mall at Maru! Now one of the local favorite places to eat, Maru is known for its traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine. From sashimi to lobster ramen, you will not be disappointed!


This American contemporary restaurant is known to be the hidden gem right in the Downtown Core located on Hyman Mall. Serving some of the best food in town, this is a fabulous spot to enjoy with your friends or loved one!


Known as a ‘New World Cuisine’ restaurant, Executive Chef/Owner Barclay Dodge is originally from Aspen and has traveled around the globe studying different cuisines for the last 30 years.

White House Tavern

The hottest lunch spot in town year-round!  White House is known for the best Crispy Chicken Sandwich, and trust me, you will want to go back for lunch the following day.

Meat and Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop

Located right under our office on restaurant row, Meat and Cheese offers a seasonal farm-to-table menu. They have the finest selection of cheeses from America and the best butchered meats from Western Colorado!

Cache Cache

Open nightly for dinner, this French cuisine restaurant is one of the hot spots to go to year-round! Order from over 5000 bottles of wine and enjoy over 30 years of impeccable food and service at one of the town’s favorites!

Campo De Fiori

This Italian style restaurant is located right next to Cache Cache and is known for its Espresso Martinis! If you are craving a dessert cocktail, this is the place to go.

Mi Chola

Craving Mexican cuisine? Stop by Mi Chola located right off Main Street and order tacos and margaritas on the patio for lunch or dinner. This is a great restaurant for family or friend get-together’s!

Hops Culture

With over 300 beers to choose from, this is by far a beer lovers paradise!  Located right on the Hyman Mall, this is a perfect place to grab a couple of appetizers and some beers with your friends and family!


There are many more outdoor dining spots in Aspen, but those are just a few of our favorites! Contact us to let us know your go-to al fresco restaurants.