7 Premier Dallas Restaurants With Heated Terraces For Outdoor Winter Dining

The advantage of Texas winters is that it is not (usually) too cold here. But when they do, you can usually still enjoy dining on the terrace, especially with these heated terraces.

Despite the closure of several restaurants due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, some restaurants in Dallas remain operational as they are able to cater to diners who wish to dine out. If you’re looking to dine outside without freezing winter temperatures, there are several restaurants open in Dallas with heaters guaranteed to warm you up. If you’re looking to eat out without worrying too much about the potential risk of COVID, look no further! Here are some of the best restaurants in Dallas with patios that will keep your stomach full and your heart warm.

Shady’s Burgers & Brewhaha

As well as having an alfresco dining patio with heaters, The Shady’s Burgers and Brewhaha serve a variety of burgers, salads, and milkshakes. They have two locations in Dallas, one on Custer Parkway in Richardson and the other on Audelia Road near Lake Highlands.

Terry Black’s BBQ

If barbecuing is what you’re craving, you’ll be pleased to know that Terry Black’s BBQ in Deep Ellum is open and ready to serve you. It has a two-level patio – one with a rooftop view. Here you can find beef briskets, sandwiches, and even chilled meats. There’s a reason it has a 4.7 and over 2,100 reviews on Google Maps. Check them out at Deep Ellum at 3025 Main, Dallas, TX 75226.

Jaxon Texas Kitchen and Beer Garden

Renowned for their live music and wide selection of regional craft beers and, not to mention, their mouth-watering Southern dishes, the Jaxon Texas Kitchen and Beer Garden will remain open. Don’t forget to make a reservation.

Palmer’s Hot Chicken

Head to Palmer’s Hot Chicken if you’re craving authentic Nashville hot chicken at 6465 E Mockingbird Ln #316, Dallas, TX 75214.

Malay cuisine

Or if you’re looking to eat Thai and Vietnamese food, the Malai Kitchen in Uptown has you covered. They also have a location near University Park and another in Southlake.

Postino wine cafe

Looking to enjoy a glass of wine in good company in the breeze with heaters Postino’s Deep Ellum location is the place for you. You can find them at 2639 Main #130, Dallas, TX 75226.


If you’re craving delicious Guadalajara-inspired cuisine, this local favorite is the place for you. José recently installed four 240 volt heaters for added warmth and comfort. You can find them at 4931 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209.

Whichever terrace of the first restaurant in Dallas you choose this winter, it will surely be a winner! Impossible to resist.

Don’t see your first favorite Dallas restaurant with a terrace? Comment your suggestions below!

Editor’s Note: This is not an exhaustive list or in any particular order, nor do we claim they are “the best”.

Featured image credit: (left) Jose Instagram, (right) Jaxon Beer Garden Instagram (both embedded)

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