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Dine on a Patio in Henderson, Kentucky

If you’re needing fresh air for lunch or an after-work wind-down, Henderson, Kentucky is home to many places to enjoy a meal under the sun. These Henderson hot spots make for a great afternoon or evening out when the weather is sublime, with social distancing at the forefront with patio dining. Remember to wear your mask until you’re seated, wash your hands frequently, and practice recommendations for social distancing. Delve into these hole-in-the-wall places to sidewalk, patio, and deck dine in Henderson! 


Downtown + East End:

  • Meeting up with friends for lunch or dinner is only topped by getting to enjoy the sunshine, too. On Deck Bar & Grill, Hometown Roots, the Dariette Grill, Brown Bag Burgers, John Earl’s Icehouse and Fine Foods, Metzger’s Tavern, Tacoholics, and downtown’s newest restaurant, Cafe on Water Street, are all located in or near downtown Henderson and offer outdoor seating.

A Little Spice:

  • If you’re looking for a little spice in your meal, Tacoholics, Cancun Mexican Restaurant, Los Toribios Mexican Restaurant, and Agaves Mexican Grill all offer shaded patio dining and delicious food. 


  • Two things that go together like peanut butter and jelly are Friday nights and pizza. Farmer & Frenchman Winery, Rockhouse on the River, and Mr. B’s Pizza and Wings are local hot spots that offer outside seating, great pizza, and fantastic service. 

Picnic at The Perch:

  • This great new pocket-park addition to Henderson’s downtown is a great place to get a grab-and-go bite to eat while enjoying the outdoors and local art. Just next door to The Perch is 2nd Street Treats, offering custom sandwiches and salads and a fabulous variety of ice cream and frozen yogurt with all of the toppings. Across the street is Sidewalk Cafe, Henderson’s go-to sandwich shop. Don’t leave without a piece of strawberry cake! Here’s a list of some nearby carry-out dining places that would be great for picnicking at The Perch!