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My favorite outdoor dining spots in the Augusta area don’t just stop at one restaurant.

From mid-June to about late September, eating outside in the Augusta area is hardly ever a personal choice.  Every now and then you’ll catch a cool down while a pop-up storm is rolling through, or a weird couple of nights like this year when there’s been little to no humidity.  In those circumstances, it’s bearable to eat outside.  Every time we’ve eaten outside at a restaurant in the summer months, I’m basically continuously adding salt to my Margarita from the sweat rolling off of my brow and into my beverage.  It’s always quite tasty.  Now that we’re getting into late August and school has started back, the whispers of fall have begun.  This makes me very excited to visit some of my favorite outdoor dining spots.

When making this list, I only considered dining.  I didn’t consider watching sports or grabbing a drink.  It’s almost football season and I would basically do that at any bar anywhere no matter what the outside looked like.  It’s football, it’s fall, beer me, please.

This is just a quick handful of my favorite spots to grab good food with some great outside atmosphere in the Augusta area.  My favorite sushi restaurant that’s in Surrey Center didn’t make the list, unfortunately.  Tako Sushi in Surrey Center created an amazing patio area that covered two front parking spots during COVID.  Due to city regulations, they had to recently remove it.  Again, great sushi!  Just not much of an outside dining area.

Fall will be here very soon and the nights will be cooler.  A quick list of my favorite outdoor dining spots in the Augusta area is below.  They’re all family-friendly local or regional restaurants in different areas of the community.

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