Best patios with a view of the lake in Toronto

The shores of Lake Ontario are lined with great patios and restaurants that are offering not only a great view of the lake, but delicious food and great drinks too! These patios are hotspots during the summer, when the breeze off the lake takes the edge off the humid city air. Here are the best lakeside patios in Toronto.

Bluffer's Park Marina

7 Brimley Rd S, Scarborough, ON M1M 1C1

Surrounded by Scarborough Bluff’s Marina, this 360-degree patio is not only massive, but has a spectacular view of Lake Ontario. Bluffers Park Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner where you can dine on the best International cuisine created by award-winning chefs.

The Keating Channel Pub & Grill

2 Villiers St, Toronto, ON M5A 1B1

A pub located at Cherry Street and Lakeshore, Keating Channel Pub has a stunning view of the lake and the city’s skyline. The patio seats 275 and is now open late seven days a week. The menu is filled with classic pub fare like wings and sandwiches.

The Rectory Cafe

102 Lakeshore Ave, Toronto, ON M5J 1X9

Located on Ward’s Island, the patio at Rectory Café is right on the water. The sun-soaked patio is the perfect spot to relax and take in the view. The garden patio is open seven days a week.

Amsterdam Brewhouse

245 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2K9

You’ll definitely find a great view of the lake at Amsterdam BrewHouse’s two-story patio. And, they don’t mess around when it comes to their patio - it seats an astonishing 300 people! Try the famous Korean pork tacos or the Smoke House burgers.

Sunnyside Pavilion Cafe

1755 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6S 5A3

The Sunnyside Pavilion Café opens its patio for business mid-May. While the site is available for private events and weddings, the Sunnyside Café is open to the public too, so you can enjoy a great view of the lake. The menu is filled with seasonal options like strawberry pecan salad, lobster tacos and more.

Eden Trattoria

58 Marine Parade Dr, Toronto, ON M8V 4G1

Open for more than 20 years, Eden Trattoria serves classic Italian cuisine to the Etobicoke neighbourhood. The street-side patio has a clear view of the lake and the Toronto skyline, where diners can enjoy their meal brunch through dessert.

Murphy's Law Irish Pub

1702 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1G6

Not exactly lakeside, but Murphy’s Law does have a rooftop patio with a pictureseque view of the lake.

Cabana Pool Bar

11 Polson St, Toronto, ON M5A 1A4

One of the largest patios in Toronto, Cabana Pool Bar transports you to the club scene of Miami. A trip to Cabana Pool Bar feels like a massive pool party and all the cool kids are in attendance.

Against The Grain Urban Tavern - Harbourfront

25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5

One of the best views of the lake in the city, Against the Grain’s patio is situated in a prime spot near Sugar Beach. It serves classic pub food like rustic brick-oven pizzas, classic triple-decker clubhouse and fish and chips. Against the Grain also has daily craft-beer specials.

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