by Paige McKay
As the weather warms up, people will begin to flock to restaurants with patios and decks so they can enjoy happy hour drinks or a bite to eat outside to enjoy the spring air. Here are some of our favorite outdoor dining spots in our state!
Babalu - Jackson
Known for their tableside guacamole and delicious cocktails, Babalu in Fondren has a great patio that's perfect for happy hour or dinner with friends. Whether you're at a high top table or lounging on one of their couches, Babalu's patio is perfect for spring and summertime dining.
10 South Rooftop Bar & Grill - Vicksburg
Popular for their rooftop dining and beautiful views of the Mississippi River, 10 South in Vicksburg is the perfect date night spot in an open air, rooftop environment. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and delicious food in this Vicksburg hotspot that people travel near and far to visit. The seasoned pretzels they serve as a pre-meal treat are reason enough to visit, but the views and atmosphere elevate it that much more.
Boure - Oxford
A favorite of Ole Miss students and Oxford residents alike, the Boure balcony is the place to be during the spring and summer months. Enjoy a pickle martini and a cheese board on the patio while taking in beautiful views of the Oxford square.
Bin 612 - Starkville
As soon as the temperature hits above 70 degrees, Mississippi State students flock to the patio of the Bin in Starkville's Cotton District. Nestled in the center of the District, Bin 612 is a Starkville staple and loved by all who visit, and their patio dining is a favorite pastime of Mississippi State graduates. Whether it's for a midday treat or a filling dinner, the patio at the Bin is sure to full of hungry students enjoying cheese fries, pizza, and, of course, cocktails. The patio is even dog friendly, so you can bring your furry friends, too.
Shaggy's - Biloxi
Shaggy's has several locations throughout our state, and their Biloxi location is a great spot to enjoy beachfront dining. Their food is great, and the views make it even better. Enjoy oysters, fish tacos, burgers, and all kinds of tasty cocktails on their beachside deck.