As summer kicks off in Milledgeville, the city boasts a variety of locales to celebrate patio season while the weather’s warm and blue skies reign. Lucky for us, Milledgeville’s diverse dining scene offers a vibe for all patio passionate foodies! So, whether you’re in search of the bustle of downtown, a shady spot under the trees or lakeside views, here are some of our favorite picks to grab a bite and a cocktail al fresco.

Bollywood Spring 2023 patio

Order delicious tacos at Bollywood and enjoy them outside at their tables for two. It is the perfect place for you and your friend to grab a quick and delicious meal! Its fusion of Mexican and Indian flavors create a savory explosion that has quickly become a local favorite. The Peach Country is a classic taco you have to try!

Little Tokyo Patio

Dining al Fresco is easy on a shaded patio with some sushi at Little Tokyo! You can indulge in everything from sushi, miso soup, edamame, and hibachi dishes. If you want the Chef to put on the hibachi style show, then you must succumb to dining indoors. 

Velvet Elvis patio

Dine outside at a patio hidden from the streetside in downtown Milledgeville at Velvet Elvis! This outdoor setup even has a full-size bar, perfect for trying a new drink while enjoying your meal. “ Velvet” as it is called locally, is known for its excellent burgers and quesadillas.

Downtown outdoor dining

A trendy favorite of both visitors and college students alike, Blackbird Coffee has been a local staple in the heart of downtown Milledgeville since it’s debut in 2004. With coffee that is roasted fresh on-site, smoothies, tea, baked goods, sandwiches and salads, Blackbird is the perfect place to start your morning, grab an afternoon pick me up or finish studying for that upcoming exam!

Taylor's Cove

Since opening in July of 2021, Taylor’s Cove has become a community favorite in Milledgeville with a mouth-watering selection of seafood, burgers, wings, and more. Located on Lake Sinclair, Taylor’s Cove has a beautiful porch overlooking the water, enclosed dining room, an outdoor and indoor bar, a full service lounge area, and a private room for groups with reservations. Need plans for the weekend? Taylor’s Cove has live music every Friday and Saturday night, starting at 8 p.m. Relax on their beautiful open patio overlooking the lake, while listening to talented artists and bands perform. 

Pickle Barrel Cafe patio

The PBC is a fantastic place to meet up with friends, grab a bite to eat, and relax. The outdoor seating patio and laid back environment is perfect for enjoying a burger or wings on those hot summer nights. Pickle Barrel Cafe’s diverse menu offers fun options such as soups, sandwiches, and seafood so you are bound to find something you will love!  Don’t forget to order the signature fried pickles, a favorite appetizer among locals and visitors alike.

Cravings outdoor

Cravings has the cutest green tables and chairs for you to sit in while sipping on some Bubble Tea and enjoying a light meal. This family owned restaurant serves fresh salads, sandwiches and soups with a Taiwanese twist. If you have never had bubble tea, now is your chance to be blown away with this sweet and eccentric drink! Try the mango flavor if you aren’t sure which one to pick!

Local Yolkal

Have the perfect start to your day at The Local Yolkal while enjoying your breakfast in the fresh Georgia air. Stop by every Friday for half off French Toast! Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, or lunch, you will walk away with your taste buds satisfied and your bellies filled. 

El Amigo

If you are looking for traditional Mexican cuisine, make sure to check out El Amigo. Sit back, relax, and enjoy queso or guacamole with your chips and pair it with a cold margarita to create the perfect summer combo. El Amigo’s shaded porch area is the perfect place to escape the Georgia heat and enjoy a burrito or quesadilla.  

Metropolis patio dining

Metropolis provides a terrific back porch experience with the best Mediterranean food in Middle Georgia. Spicy Masala, Gyros, Greek salad, hummus sides and more give you a tasty look into Mediterranean culture. Stop by on Thursday’s for Indian Food Night and try their delicious homemade curry and naan, all the while enjoying the fresh air and outside dining experience. 

Amici downtown

Amici has tall bar tables along the front of their restaurant exterior for customers who want to eat their Italian-inspired meal outside. Sizzling pizza, savory wings and fresh stacked subs are the most popular items on the menu. The Pineapple Express is the perfect Summer style pizza for you if you love pineapple!

Aubri Lanes at The Club

For fine wine and dining, look no further than Aubri Lanes! This restaurant features a beautiful wrap-around porch area that overlooks a spectacular view of the golf course and Lake Sinclair. The space is perfect for enjoying dinner and a glass of wine with friends in the evening or admiring a beautiful Milledgeville sunset over one of the many delicious menu options, like shrimp and grits.