Best Patios In Cambridge Ontario

James Harris
Designer at SlideawayMedia. Blogger, photographer and Dad. Purveyor of big ideas. It's alright here, let's make it amazing here.

With the warmer weather nearly upon us, the mind starts to daydream about good times spent on the patio. Well us here at Cbridge.ca love patios, so we thought we’d give a complete breakdown of all the patio experiences to be found in Cambridge, Ontario.

Our rating system is broken down into 3 crieteria, Sun, Noise and Atmosphere. Sun is rated on the amount of sun exposure you’d find, from 1 (Lots of shade) to 5 (Tons of sun). Noise is rated on the amount of road noise, from 1 (Nice and quiet) to 5 (Very noisy). Atmosphere is rated on the ambiance (neighbourhood it’s located, proximity to traffic, things to see, hip factor etc.), 1 (Poor) to 5 (Excellent). This focuses just on the patios, so I won’t be rating the cuisine for each. I will be adding more rated restaurants soon.

Top Patios In Cambridge Ontario

The Old Marina Restaurant

1947 McClintock Drive, Cambridge, ON N3C 2V4

5 Stars
        
3 Stars
        
5 Stars

Situated on an elevated deck above Puslinch Lake, the view really can't be beat anywhere in town. Lots of sun later in the day and getting to watch a sunset over the lake is really something you should experience.

Milestones

510 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 7R9

1 Stars
        
2 Stars
        
5 Stars

An open air patio that is totally covered by a roof, so doesn't get a ton of full sun. Tucked away to the side of the building it's protected from the hustle bustle of Hespeler Road. Lots of different style seating gives you options of where to hang out.

Café 13

13 Main St, Cambridge, ON N1R 1V5

5 Stars
        
4 Stars
        
4 Stars

Sidewalk patio in the heart of Downtown Galt. On this patio there's lots of foot traffic coming and going down Main Street. Lots of sun exposure with available umbrellas. Not a huge patio area, so could easily be full on a busy summer day.

Black Badger

55 Water St N, Cambridge, ON N1R 3B1

3 Stars
        
3 Stars
        
4 Stars

Located along Water Street, and tucked right up beside the restaurant it offers a nice mix of sun and shade with a trellace overhang. This patio gets a good amount of afternoon sun exposure making it a good choice to soak up some post work rays.

Ernie's Roadhouse

7 Queen St W, Cambridge, ON N3C 1G2

3 Stars
        
2 Stars
        
2 Stars

Ernie's kinda stretches the definition of patio, being as it's really the back part of the restaurant that they have big, garage door style windows they open in the summer. This area gets lots of afternoon sun as it sets behind the restaurant.

Fiddle & Firkin

fiddle-and-firkin-patio707 King St E, Cambridge, ON N3H 3N8

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars

Open air, streetside patio in Downtown Preston. Lots of afternoon and early evening sun. It doesn't have a huge area, with seating for 5 tables.

The Argyle Arms

210 King St E, Cambridge, ON N3H 3M6

2 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars

Open air patio with a little bit of privacy from busy King Street. The sun sets behind the building, so lots of afternoon shade.

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

Cambridge Smart Centre, 44 Pinebush Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 8K5

1 Stars
        
1 Stars
        
5 Stars

Located under a full overhang, there isn't a ton of sun to be had here. A bonus they do have is an outdoor fireplace, so for those cool Summer and Fall evenings you can still enjoy the patio experience. Since it's located in the Smart Centre parking lot there isn't a lot of road noise nearby.

Crabby Joe's Hespeler Road

440 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 6J7

4 Stars
        
5 Stars
        
3 Stars

Located right near busy Hespeler Road, this patio is very open and uncovered so it's pretty noisy with a 6 lane road right beside it. The sun sets behind the restaurant, so you won't get much evening sun, but full exposure during the day.

Q BBQ

164 Beverly St, Cambridge, ON N1R 3Z5

2 Stars
        
4 Stars
        
3 Stars

Located right beside the street at the corner of Dundas and Beverly, this patio is pretty noisy. Though with some nice greenery and fences that surround the patio, it is reasonably private. The sun sets behind the building, so this patio gets tons of shade in the afternoon.

Symposium Cafe

500 Can-Amera Pkwy, Cambridge, ON N1T 2H3

4 Stars
        
4 Stars
        
2 Stars

Open air patio located right beside the busy Can-Amera Parkway. This is a pretty gigantic patio, so if you've got a bigger group, they could definitely accomodate. It gets afternoon and early evening sun.

The Duke & Duchess

900 Jamieson Pkwy, Cambridge, ON N3C 4N6

1 Stars
        
4 Stars
        
2 Stars

Open air patio located in the back corner of a parking lot, so it's tucked away a bit from the road, aside from the 401 a couple hundred metres away. Lots of seating. The sun sets behind the restaurant, so it's pretty shady most of the day.

Lone Star Texas Grill

38 Pinebush Rd, Cambridge, ON N1R 8K5

4 Stars
        
3 Stars
        
3 Stars

Open air patio in the middle of the SmartCentres parking lot. Can be very sunny during the afternoon/early evening. It isn't real close to the main arteries of the shopping centre, so not an overt amount of road noise.

Elixir Bistro

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/6f/12/9c/6f129c744f01b148774e8cfbbf68bb58.jpg34 Main St, Cambridge, ON N1R 1V4

4 Stars
        
4 Stars
        
5 Stars

Open air patio that feels reminicent of the European patios you'd see in the movies. Can often see gorgeous sunsets down Main Street in the evenings. Close to the hustle and bustle of Main Street, can be noisy.

More Patio options in Cambridge

State & Main
Applebee's
Gator's Tail
Junior's Sports Bar
Beertown
Crabby Joe's Dundas Street
East Side Mario's
The Bruce
Boston Pizza Pinebush
Boston Pizza Franklin
O'Briens
Montanas
The Temple Bar

The Loose Grape

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