Just because summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean outdoor dining is going with it! No fear, dining outdoors is here to stay. There are several spots in Hunterdon County to take in a view paired with a delicious meal and drink. Check out our spots below!

The Fox and Hound Tavern at The Lebanon Hotel

69 Main Street, Lebanon, Nj 08833


There is nothing like dining outdoors than with our 2022 Happening List winner! When you enter, you will be greeted by a large Chicago-style bar, hi-top tables, and a comforting fireplace. Through the pub, is the garden patio where you can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and delicious bites, such as crab cakes, calamari, burgers, salads, and more.

Outdoor Patio and Bar Goers at the Tavern

Photo Credit: Fox and Hound Tavern

Harper’s Table

1316 Route 31, North Annandale, Nj 08801


Food is about bringing people together and that is at the core of Harper’s Table’s purpose. The restaurant offers delicious American cuisine along with a full bar and great outdoor space. Be sure to try their traditional wings, Thai Brussels, Tuscan chicken sandwich, their jawn pie, pb&j burger, and many other delicious eats for lunch and dinner. They also offer brunch on Sundays!

Outdoor patio at Harper’s Table, along with a specialty cocktail of Pineapple Sangria and their Taco Tuesday pairing.

Photo Credit: Harper’s Table

The Pattenburg House

512 Co Road 614, Asbury, Nj 08802


The Pattenburg House’s roots run deep, opening in 1872 when the town was named Calvin’s Mills. Now, they’re serving in their 150th year, bringing American tavern fare with a twist and a classic cocktail menu for foodies alike. Just going for drinks and small bites? No problem. Try their truffle mac-n-cheese bites or pulled pork nachos. Sit down meal? Make sure to have their cheeseburger pie, truffle burger, or vegetable risotto.

Put Some Lovin’ in Ya

Lovin’ Oven

62 A Trenton Avenue, Frenchtown, Nj 08825


Enjoy a farm-to-table brunch by Lovin’ Oven, nestled in near the Delaware River. All foodies are invited to have brunch, lunch, or dinner, as they offer dishes for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free eaters. Try their spicy Nashville chicken sandwich, avocado BLT, maple oat pancakes, huevos rancheros, and more!

Lovin’ Oven’s Panzanella Toast and Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

Photo Credit: Lovin’ Oven

Pizza Pie Please

Marinelli’s Pizza

505 NJ-12, Flemington, NJ 08822


Serving pies since 1988, Marinelli’s is a runner for best Italian in Hunterdon and you won’t want to miss their dishes. Their cheesy garlic bread is a must, along with chicken piccata, stuffed shells, belly buster calzone, and any of their homemade pizza pies!

Dine on the Delaware

Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn

11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530


Come dine and stay right on the Delaware River in Lambertville! The Inn offers Pergola canal side dining to be easily paired with any of their favorite dishes such as a burrata & watermelon salad, quinoa crunch sandwich, jambalaya, french dip cheesesteak, and more!

Outdoor Canal Side Dining at Lambertville Station, along with a Turkey BLT to devour.

Photo Credit: Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn

Date Night Destination

Hamilton’s Grill Room

8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, Nj 08530


You will find Hamilton’s Grill Room nestled near the canal and Delaware River while also surrounded by antique shops, galleries, and restaurants in the quaint town of Lambertville. This BYOB open-air garden dining spot offers seasonal specialties on their daily changing menu. It’s perfect for a date night with its magical lighting above with big windows, displaying views of the canal and courtyard. Dine here for a magical evening!

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