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The patio at Porto
The patio at Porto
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These 170+ Patios Are Officially Open for 2017

Go forth and dine al fresco

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The patio at Porto
| Ken Rivard for Porto

As patios debut for the 2017 season, we'll be tracking them right here, so let us know if something's missing.

Go forth and dine al fresco.

(Want to figure out the Boston-area patio you should visit by using a sortable table that lets you easily track down patios that meet various needs, such as dog-friendly or heated? Go here.)

Map points are listed alphabetically, not ranked. This map was originally published on April 10, 2017. Date of most recent update appears above. For more patio dining information and recommendations, check The Boston Outdoor Dining Guide.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Alba's Restaurant

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1486 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 376-2522
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This roof deck has a bar (with televisions) and live music. Dollar oysters from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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2. American Fresh Beer Garden

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301 Canal St
Somerville, MA 02145
(800) 428-1150
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1,800-square-foot beer garden at Assembly Row with a huge collection of board games. Stroller-friendly; very family-friendly during the day. Dog-friendly; three leashed dogs allowed on the pavilion at a time. Heated; propane heaters throughout the pavilion. There's one television that's on for major sporting events. Group reservations available; contact reservations@slumbrew.com. The beer garden only closes for downpours; check Facebook for weather updates.

3. Anthem Kitchen & Bar

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101 S Market St.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 720-5570
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Located right by Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, Anthem's 40-seat patio is open for lunch and dinner daily, as long as weather permits. There are some umbrellas to help with shade, and it's heated.

4. Area Four

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500 Technology Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 758-4444
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Dog-friendly, stroller-friendly patio located adjacent to the Technology Square courtyard. Large lawn area with Adirondack chairs and space for kids to run around. Plenty of sun, but there's a portion shaded by the restaurant's overhang roof. Check Instagram or Twitter for updates on weather-related closures.

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5. Ashmont Grill

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555 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124
(617) 825-4300
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Popular Dorchester patio with dollar oysters, littlenecks, and shrimp cocktail on Thursdays from 5 p.m. until they run out. Fenced-in space with lots of greenery and decorations.

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6. Audubon Boston

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838 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-1910
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This uncovered patio is nestled behind the restaurant. While it doesn't accept normal reservations, it can be rented for private events. Televisions will be installed in May. Keep an eye on Instagram for patio events throughout the season, including occasional dollar oysters, wine tastings, brunches with patio games, and more.

7. B&G Oysters

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550 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-0550
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This sunken patio is hidden behind the restaurant and features plenty of greenery. It has sunny and shady spots. It's stroller-friendly if you can get the stroller down the flight of stairs. Heated with lamps when needed.

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8. Bar Mezzana

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360 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 530-1770
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This sunny, floral sidewalk patio is heated (heat lamps) and has umbrellas. Dog-friendly (they must stay on the outer boundary) and stroller-friendly. No official reservations, but they'll honor requests when possible. In addition to the front patio for dining, there's a small side patio on Traveler Street just for drinks (the "Spritz Corral"). Check social media for weather updates.

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9. Barcelona Wine Bar (Brookline)

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1700 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 264-8900
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This sunny, heated patio is located in front of the restaurant. No room for strollers on the patio itself, but they can be stored.

Barcelona Wine Bar patio (Brookline) Tom McGovern for Barcelona Wine Bar

10. Barcelona Wine Bar (South End)

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525 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-2600
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The patio is covered, so it's an option even in the rain. It's also heated. It's not stroller-friendly, but your stroller can be stored inside the restaurant.

Barcelona Wine Bar patio (South End) Tom McGovern for Barcelona Wine Bar

11. Barlow's Restaurant

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241 A St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 338-2142
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This stroller-friendly patio has weekday dollar oysters — Mondays from 3 p.m. until they run out and Tuesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

12. Battery Park Bar & Lounge

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33 Batterymarch St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 350-7275
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This dog-friendly, stroller-friendly patio features table games such as Jenga and checkers as well as cornhole. It's a popular spot for the after-work crowd. Reservations accepted for groups; email events@prestigewwhg.com. Televisions can be rented for events on the patio. When weather permits, Sunday reggae brunch takes place on the patio and includes a big build-your-own bloody mary bar.

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13. Beat Brasserie

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13 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 499-0001
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Small patio (eight seats). Stroller-friendly. Reservations accepted online or by phone.

14. Belly Wine Bar

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One Kendall Square, Binney St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 494-0968
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Sunken brick patio that gets sunny during the day and shady in the early evenings. Retractable awnings. Dog-friendly and stroller-friendly. Play "3 Blind Wines" on Mondays. Check Instagram for updates.

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15. Ben & Jerry's

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174 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5456
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Eat ice cream outside with a side of Newbury Street people-watching.

16. Bistro du Midi

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272 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-7878
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Covered sidewalk patio that looks onto Boston Common. Stroller-friendly.

17. Blackmoor Bar + Kitchen

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1 Chelsea Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 580-8166
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Reservations accepted by phone for this stroller-friendly, shady patio. It's also dog-friendly, but check in with the manager upon arrival.

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18. Bloc 11 Cafe

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11 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-0000
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Spacious patio to the side of the cafe, set back from the sidewalk. There's a mix of picnic tables and smaller tables. Somewhat dog-friendly, but they have to be tied outside the bounds of the patio on the front sidewalk.

19. Boston Chops

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1375 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 227-5011
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This sidewalk patio is stroller-friendly and dog-friendly, as long as the dog is kept on the outside of the gated area. The patio is covered by an awning and heated by permanent heating fixtures below the awning. Dollar oysters from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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20. Boston Public Market

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100 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02108

This dog-friendly, stroller-friendly patio is a sunny open space on "The Plaza" outside of BPM's Siena Farms and Bon Me entrance, across from the Greenway. It features 10 communal, colorful picnic tables that seat about eight people each. Dollar oysters from market vendor Red's Best on the first Sunday of each month (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) — buy inside and enjoy outside.

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21. Branch Line

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321 Arsenal St
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 420-1900
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Branch Line's shady 60-seat patio stays open most of the year as the bulk of it is heated and covered. (Sides can be rolled up or down depending on the weather.) The adjacent regulation bocce court is open when weather permits. When making a reservation, request the patio, and they'll accommodate when possible. Full buyouts are available for events. Somewhat dog-friendly; they must be tied to the outer edge of the patio, not on the actual patio. Stroller-friendly.

22. Brasserie Jo

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120 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 425-3240
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This sunny patio is located on the front sidewalk of the restaurant. It's heated, stroller-friendly, and dog-friendly (they must be tied to the other edge of the patio.) Reservations accepted.

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23. Brewer's Fork

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7 Moulton St
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 337-5703
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The 40-seat patio is a very sunny enclosed space set back from the street. Stroller-friendly. It's not heated yet, but it will be.

24. Brine Oyster Bar

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25 State St
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 358-8479
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This patio is dog-friendly and stroller-friendly. Dollar oysters on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

25. Burro Bar

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1665 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 277-0427
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Dog-friendly, stroller-friendly patio with 25 seats. It will soon be covered by an awning and surrounded by sidewalk partitions.

26. Cafe Fixe

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1642 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 879-2500
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A couple of small sidewalk tables right in front of the cafe.

27. Cambridge Brewing Company

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1 Kendall Square, Building 100
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 494-1994
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Sunny patio tucked away in a corner of the One Kendall Square complex, surrounded by planters and bedecked with garden string lights. New this year, there's a beer garden separate from the regular patio tables for those who just want to have a drink. The patio can be covered in poor weather conditions. Check Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for any changes due to weather. Dog-friendly, stroller-friendly, and heated (heat lamps). No reservations.

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28. Cambridge Common

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1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-1228
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Sunny, dog-friendly patio on the front sidewalk of the restaurant. Check Twitter for weather updates.

29. Canary Square

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435 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 524-2500
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Surrounded by greenery.

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30. Captain Fishbones

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332 Victory Rd
Quincy, MA 02171
(617) 471-3511
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Large deck with its own bar. Umbrellas and water views. No outdoor seating for groups larger than eight.

31. Cask 'n Flagon (Fenway)

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62 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-4840
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Located in the heart of Fenway, right by all the Fenway Park action. No dogs; no reservations; not heated. Stroller-friendly.

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32. Cask 'n Flagon (Marshfield)

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804 Plain St
Marshfield, MA 02050
(781) 834-2275
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Large patio with lounge and table seating. It's stroller-friendly and heated (fire pit), and there are two televisions on the patio. Reservations accepted.

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33. Ceia Kitchen + Bar

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38 State St
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 358-8112
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This cozy sidewalk patio accepts reservations and is dog-friendly and stroller-friendly. Dollar oysters from 4 p.m. until they're gone on Wednesdays.

34. Charlie's Kitchen

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10 Eliot St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-9646
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There's a sidewalk patio out front as well as a beer garden nestled in the back; the latter opens throughout the year whenever weather permits and has a beer stand and 18 beers on draft. The full menu is available. Dog-friendly; stroller-friendly.

35. Cheers (Faneuil Hall)

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2 Faneuil Hall Market Pl
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 227-0150
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The Cheers patio, located in the heart of the Faneuil Hall marketplace, is dog-friendly (they must be tied on the outer edge) and heated (heat lamps). There's no room for strollers on the patio, but they'll store them for you and provide high chairs. No televisions outside, but you can see ones inside from the patio. Mostly covered. Large, moveable umbrellas available for shade in the uncovered section. Check Facebook for updates.

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36. Chiara

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569 High St
Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 461-8118
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Stroller-friendly, heated patio. Occasional wine tasting events. Check Facebook, Twitter, and the Chiara app for updates. Mention the patio when you make a reservation, and they'll try to accommodate.

37. Christopher's Restaurant & Bar

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1920 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 876-9180
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Sunny, dog-friendly front sidewalk patio with umbrellas for shade. Check Twitter for weather updates.

38. Cinquecento

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500 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 338-9500
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This South End patio includes a 12-seat bar built into a repurposed shipping container. Reservations accepted; book online or call. Dog-friendly, stroller-friendly, and heated (heat lamps). Dollar oysters daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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39. Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar

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1310 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 450-9000
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36-seat shady patio in the Fenway neighborhood (popular during Sox games). No dogs; no room for strollers. Standing heaters available. Opens at 5 p.m. daily (11 a.m. for Sunday brunch); check for weather-related updates on Facebook or Twitter. Call ahead to inquire about availability, but no reservations taken.

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40. City Tap House

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10 Boston Wharf Rd
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 904-2748
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This very sunny patio seats more than 60 and is decorated with twinkling lights and oversized umbrellas for shade. It's stroller-friendly and heated (there are four fire pits as well as free-standing heaters that can be moved around.) During special events, there are games to play.

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41. Common Ground (Allston)

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85 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 783-2071
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Enclosed patio hidden behind the building. Stroller-friendly.

42. Common Ground (Arlington)

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319 Broadway
Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 728-0060
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Dog-friendly, stroller-friendly patio in the heart of Arlington.

43. Copper House Tavern

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380 Winter St
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 890-8989
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Stroller-friendly patio.

44. Coppersmith

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40 W 3rd St
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 658-3452
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Coppersmith has two outdoor dining spaces, the Air Deck and the front porch. Both feature new furniture for 2017 (not pictured here). The Air Deck features a bar made from a vintage Airstream trailer. Look for Cheerwine slushies and new seasonal cocktails. Both spaces open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends. Reservations accepted on the Air Deck only by pre-ordering a Radio Flyer wagon platter; front porch is walk-ins only. Stroller-friendly. Television and cornhole on the Air Deck.

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45. Dante

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40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 497-4200
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Reservations accepted online or by phone for this dog-friendly, stroller-friendly patio. There's a television at the bar, and you can play Giant Jenga and Connect Four.

46. Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

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604 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 536-1100
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Reservations accepted. The patio is stroller-friendly, but be warned that it's a bit narrow. Patio diners can order half-priced appetizers weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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47. Dbar

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1236 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 265-4490
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Fenced-in patio with plenty of greenery. Stroller-friendly.

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48. Deep Ellum

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477 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-2337
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An Allston hidden gem, the patio is a private back deck behind the restaurant, surrounded by plenty of greenery. No reservations.

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49. Deuxave

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371 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 517-5915
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This street-level Back Bay patio is stroller-friendly and dog-friendly, as long as the dog is kept on the outside of the gated area. It's heated (portable heaters).

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50. Devlin's Restaurant

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332 Washington St
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 779-8822
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The Devlin's patio is hidden down an alleyway next to the restaurant. Some covered seating available, and the uncovered section has scattered umbrellas. It is stroller-friendly and occasionally heated. There are three televisions at the outdoor bar (showing sports). Dollar oysters from 4 p.m. until the kitchen closes on Tuesdays.

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51. Dillon's

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955 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 421-1818
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This wide open, sunny patio accepts reservations (request patio seating via OpenTable) and is stroller-friendly. It's heated (electric heaters), and while it doesn't currently have televisions, it might soon.

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52. Dorchester Brewing Company

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1246 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA

This dog-friendly, stroller-friendly patio welcomes the whole family (and laptops). Drink beer while your kids play tons of board games. There's Cards Against Humanity, too, but maybe save that one for the adults. Also: cornhole, Giant Jenga, and more. There are typically food trucks onsite Friday through Sunday; check the website for the schedule and Facebook or Twitter for weather updates.

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