Outdoor Dining is the New Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the Susquehanna River Valley each year to enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, hunting and fishing. Yet with a full year of lockdowns and restrictions, a new outdoor explorer is emerging...one who enjoys great food and drink while taking in the breathtaking views of our region!

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So take your dog for a walk on the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail and stop for a beer at a railside brewery or order takeout from a downtown restaurant and head to the town park for a picnic or join you friends on the patio of your favorite local eatery for drinks and dinner on a spring evening.

Susquehanna River Valley Restaurants, Breweries and Wineries are opening up their outside spaces for you to enjoy the new outdoor recreation – outdoor dining with a view!

Fine Dining with a View

Experience the flavors of the Susquehanna River Valley and take your palate on an adventure of discovery! Farm fresh produce and local meats combine to create cultural favorites and ethnic originals. Enjoy the new outdoor recreation on patios with expansive views of bucolic landscapes.

Outdoor Spaces plus Great Brews and Wines Mean Spring is Here!

  • Brendan's Towne Tavern
    Brendan's Towne Tavern

    Brendan's Towne Tavern is located in the historic district of downtown Lewisburg. With a warm, inviting atmosphere, it is a place to relax and enjoy delicious homestyle pub cooking. Known for burgers, soups, steaks and seafood, Brendan's features the best full-service bar and includes an outside patio.

  • Cherokee Tap Room
    Cherokee Tap Room

    Cherokee Tap Room offers 20+ craft beers on tap, refreshing unique cocktails and a large selection of bourbon. PA-crafted wines and spirits along with the finest options on the market are also featured. Join us for Comedy Night in the Beer Garden, Outdoor Entertainment - Great Music, Great Food, Great Beer and Great Friends!

  • Cherokee Tap Room
    Cherokee Tap Room

    Bloody Mary Brunches are perfect on the patio at Cherokee Tap Room.

  • Cherokee Tap Room
  • Forest House Hotel, Mifflinburg
    Forest House Hotel, Mifflinburg

    Enjoy weekend and nightly specials like one-dollar burgers, wing night and karaoke night. Gather at the Forest House for Great Drinks, Great Food, Community and Friendship! Anniversary Pig Roast May 22

  • Forest House Hotel, Mifflinburg
  • Jackass Brewing Company
    Jackass Brewing Company

    Jackass Brewing Company produces small batch craft beers in the mountainous countryside of Central Pennsylvania. Paired with locally sourced fresh food and a dog-friendly outdoors, it's your favorite new gathering place. Located adjacent to the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail.

  • Firepits are Lighting up the Patio at Jackass Brewing

  • Food and Brews are ready at Jackass Brewing

  • Cheers to Beers at Jackass Brewing

  • Nickle Plate Bar & Grill
    Nickle Plate Bar & Grill

    Nestled within picturesque Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Club, the Nickle Plate Bar & Grill appeals to both golfers and casual diners. Featuring a casual dining atmosphere, full-service bar, family dining area, outstanding service and a fantastic view of the golf course.

  • Jenga on the Patio at Nickle Plate Bar & Grill

  • Nickle Plate Bar & Grill
  • Nickle Plate Bar & Grill
    Nickle Plate Bar & Grill

    Head in from the Links for Brews and Dinner at the Nickle Plate

  • Rusty Rail Brewing Company
    Rusty Rail Brewing Company

    Rusty Rail Brewing Company creates a unique dining experience through fresh food and the finest craft beers. This commitment to quality ingredients, paired with a passion for excellent customer service, results in an unforgettable destination.

  • Rusty Rail Brewing Company
  • Rusty Rail Brewing Company
  • Shade Mountain Winery
    Shade Mountain Winery

    Text your besties and meet them on the deck at Shade Mountain Winery. Enjoy wine and wonderful vineyard views. Spring has Sprung and it's a perfect day for deck drinking! Sunday Fundays come for wine and live music! Shade Mountain is a family-owned and -operated 70-acre vineyard with more than 30 varieties of grapes from which all the award-winning wines are made.

  • Shade Mountain Winery
  • Shade Mountain Winery
  • Whispering Oaks Vineyard, Sunbury
    Whispering Oaks Vineyard, Sunbury

    We've got space to distance, we've got a view, all that's missing is YOU! Pick up some delicious grub from one of Sunbury's favorite restaurants, come grab a table in the shade and enjoy a bottle of Whispering Oaks wine or maybe one of our wine slushies! Cheers!

  • Patio Views of the Valley at Whispering Oaks Vineyard
  • Live Music at Whispering Oaks Vineyard
    Live Music at Whispering Oaks Vineyard

    Every Thursday night we will feature live, local music from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.

  • Union Cellars
    Union Cellars

    Union Cellars is a family-owned and -operated winery with a wide variety of wines - dry to sweet - and a large patio with beautiful views of the vineyard, as well as the rolling farmlands and mountains of Union County. sunny days are what spring dreams are made of and making us excited for the start of outdoor activities! We are looking forward to our first yoga event of the season. Share it with you friends and come join us for a relaxing morning of yoga among the vines, followed by a glass of wine of course! It’s a perfect patio day! Stop by for some wine, a beer, or a cherry limeade slushie!

  • Winery at Hunters Valley
    Winery at Hunters Valley

    The Winery at Hunters Valley offers a friendly, casual atmosphere where friends and family can gather to enjoy great times, great wines and a spectacular view overlooking the scenic Susquehanna River.

  • Winery at Hunters Valley
    Winery at Hunters Valley

    Pack your picnic basket, pick a bottle of Hunters Valley wine and enjoy the lawn and the views on a beautiful spring day.

  • Winery at Hunters Valley
    Winery at Hunters Valley

    Warm up with wine at the fire pit with a stunning view of Hunters Valley.

  • Buddy Boy Winery
    Buddy Boy Winery

    Visit the backwoods hometown hospitality at Buddy Boy Winery. Experience award-winning wines and plenty of laughter. Now serving artisan wood-fired pizza and stromboli, as well as wood-fired 3/4 lb. angus burgers and fresh cut fries and rib eye steaks. From hillbilly family roots to the roots of the vines in the vineyards, the fun starts at Buddy Boy Winery! Come for Acoustic Friday and Saturday Nights!

  • Eclipse Craft Brewing
    Eclipse Craft Brewing

    Eclipse produces quality small batch craft beers at their in-house brewery and features locally-sourced and handmade food in the pub.

  • Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewery
    Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewery

    Brewpub offers a mix of Italian and American fare. Enjoy brick-oven pies plus house lagers and ales.

  • Nomad Distilling Co.
    Nomad Distilling Co.

    Located nine miles outside of Williamsport, Nomad Distilling Co. provides tastings, cocktails, wine by the glass, local beer, snacks, curated retail, live music, bingo and themed quizzo nights!

  • Nomad Distilling Co.
  • Pineknotter Brewing Company
    Pineknotter Brewing Company

    Located in the heart of Northumberland, Pineknotter Brewing Company offers a wide variety of carefully handcrafted brews using only all-natural ingredients. They also carry a nice selection of locally-made wines, spirits and sodas. The fifty-four seat tap room is equipped with a panoramic glass-style garage door and outdoor seating on the deck.

  • Pineknotter Brewing Company
  • Pineknotter Brewing Company

It's time to unwind. Your favorite breweries, wineries, distilleries, taverns and bars are ready for live entertainment, good food, ice cold brews, and a bottle of wine plus wide open spaces to kick back and relax.

Check the calendar for live entertainment at local venues!

Enjoy Seasonal Dining Riverside!*

Delicious food tastes even better with a riverfront view.

The Fence Drive-In was established in the 1950's and still operates as a car hop restaurant from mid-April until early October on Route 405 south of Lewisburg. They serve hand-breaded fish, shrimp, scallops, and fresh cut french fries plus thick & delicious milkshakes perfect for any sunny day alongside the river. You can drive-in or if you are paddling on the Susquehanna River, you can float up to the river’s edge for a perfect lunch spot!

Skeeter’s Pit BBQ offers great food and drinks, a relaxed atmosphere, and a stunning view of the river from a bluff overlooking the confluence of the West and North branches of the Susquehanna River near Sunbury. Come enjoy drinks, stellar craft beers, delicious BBQ and outside seating area that overlooks the river. Twice a month on Sundays enjoy live entertainment on the patio with the best bands of the Valley! The perfect place to enjoy your afternoon or evening.

*Please check restaurant website for seasonal dining hours.

Fresh from the Farm Goodness


Ard's Farm Restaurant is located on the family farm in Lewisburg. In their kitchen, you will find experienced chefs crafting beautiful plates from the freshest ingredients found on local farms. Shade Mountain wine and local beer is available. Outdoor dining spaces include a covered patio area, an open-air courtyard as well as family friendly picnic spaces on the farm. Let the kids run on the playground while you sip some wine in the shade.

Ponduce Farm Restaurant, Market and Deli invites you to enjoy farm-fresh, home-cooked meals including comfort foods like chicken and fish and buffet favorites including mac & cheese and soups. Sit on the porch in view of the beautiful pond or Grab a hoagie from the deli to eat on a pondside picnic table. Save room for a scratch made dessert straight from the bakery. You’ll find a large variety of homemade pies, cakes, cookies & seasonal favorites! Stop in the Farm Market for fresh produce in season and staple fruits & veggies year-round.

Anthracite Outdoor Adventures and Outdoor Dining Team Up in Shamokin!

  • Ale House Bar and Grill
    Ale House Bar and Grill

    Ale House Bar & Grill is an industrial-style bar and grill featuring 19 craft beers on tap and a unique menu from appetizers to pretzel melts, wings, burgers and salads.

  • Bamse Coffee & Roasters
    Bamse Coffee & Roasters

    Bamse Coffee is a dog-friendly coffee shop and bookstore committed to Do Only Good.

  • Heritage Restaurant
    Heritage Restaurant

    Heritage Restaurant is locally owned, community minded, and customer focused. Serving refined comfort food, using regionally sourced ingredients.

  • Heritage Restaurant
  • Wayside Inn
    Wayside Inn

    The Wayside Inn is a restaurant and sports bar with lodging available. Come for the food...stay for the game.

  • Wayside Inn

Spend the day off-roading at Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area. Then ride your ATV through the AOAA portal into downtown Shamokin for great food and drinks. The garage doors will be open and the patio will be rocking at the beautifully restored Heritage Restaurant.

Ale House Bar & Grill and the Wayside Inn are also favorite local watering holes with great beer plus unique regional and traditional menu items.

For coffee, drinks, baked goods and lite fare, Bamse Coffee and Roasters is a totally cool dog-friendly coffee shop and bookstore located in a historic old church.