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These Patios Are Officially Open for the Season

It's time to eat (and drink) outdoors.

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| Katie Chudy for Eater

As perfect patio days increase in frequency, more restaurants are opening up outdoor dining options for the season. All of the patios on this map have officially opened (although if the weather is iffy, call first before heading over). Updates will be added as spring and summer progress. (Most recent update: May 14, 2015.)

On a related note, several readers have inquired about dog-friendly patio options. Share your intel here.

Note: Patios are listed alphabetically, not ranked.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. American Fresh Taproom

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300 Grand Union Blvd
Somerville, MA
(800) 428-1150
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The tent has been removed for the season, and now Somerville Brewing Company's beer garden is really a beer garden. Live music Fridays and Saturdays, trivia nights, and more. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Area Four

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500 Technology Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 758-4444
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Pizza on a wide sidewalk on the edge of grassy Technology Square. [Photo: Provided]

3. Atwood’s Tavern

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877 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 864-2792
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A hidden, plant-filled oasis in East Cambridge. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Audubon Boston

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838 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-1910
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Party behind Audubon on the bamboo-bedecked patio. [Photo: Provided]

5. B&G Oysters

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550 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 423-0550
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One of the most romantic patios in the South End. [Photo: Susie Cushner for B&G Oysters]

6. Back Bay Harry's

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142 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-6711
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Sidewalk dining under bright umbrellas. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Barcelona Wine Bar - South End

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525 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-2600
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Brand new, pleasant plant-lined patio in the South End. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Battery Park Bar & Lounge

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33 Batterymarch St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 350-7275
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Battery Park's 100-person patio has heat lamps and a bar of its own. Available 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, guests can ask their servers for a variety of board games, including Giant Jenga and Colossal Connect Four. Every other Thursday from May 21 to August 27, 2015, $2 Island Creek oysters will be available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (or while supplies last). On Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., try the "Weekend Warrior" special for $35 — a bucket of beer and a 16-piece appetizer combo, including boneless Buffalo tenders, mac & cheese bites, "dirty" pretzels, and more. [Photo: Provided]

9. Belly

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One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 494-0968
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A lovely sunken patio with twinkling lights. [Photo: Facebook]

10. Besito

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199 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 527-1155
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It's the first season for this hedge-enclosed 28-seater, which features a fireplace and heating lamps. Chilly at night? They'll give you a sarape to wear. [Photo: Provided]

11. Bistro du Midi

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272 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-7878
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A narrow strip of cozy sidewalk with views of the Public Garden. [Photo: Facebook]

12. Bloc 11 Cafe

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11 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-0000
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Ivy, sunshine, and coffee: the "blocyard" is open. [Photo: Facebook]

13. Boston Chops

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1375 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 227-5011
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Sidewalk steak in the bustling South End. [Photo: Facebook]

14. Brewer's Fork

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7 Moulton St
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 337-5703
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Wood-fired pizzas and an epic beer list on a quiet, brand new Charlestown patio. Lights, heaters, etc. will be added as the season progresses, but the patio is open and waiting for you. [Photo: Provided]

15. Bronwyn

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255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9900
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Cozy and lively, the Bronwyn biergarten is the perfect place for a beer and a pretzel. Or a full meal. [Photo: Facebook]

16. Burger Dive

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702 Assembly Square Drive
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 628-3300
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Burgers and milkshakes on an umbrella-bedecked patio on the edge of Assembly Row. [Photo: Facebook]

17. Canary Square

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453 S Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 524-2500
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With large garage doors leading out to this Jamaica Plain patio, there are seating options for fresh air under shelter and in the great outdoors. [Photo: Provided by Canary Square]

18. Cask 'n Flagon

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62 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-4840
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Outdoor dining and drinking, right in the heart of Fenway. [Photo: Provided]

19. Catalyst Restaurant

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300 Technology Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 576-3000
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There's a special menu available only on the patio, featuring pitchers of punch and shareable small plates. [Photo: Provided]

20. Dante

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40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 497-4200
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A spacious patio with great views of the Charles. [Photo: Facebook]

21. dbar

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1236 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 265-4490
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A secluded, walled-in patio with plenty of greenery and comfy seats. [Photo: Facebook]

22. Deep Ellum

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477 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-2337
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One of Allston's best hidden patios to grab a beer or more. [Photo: Facebook]

23. Deuxave

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371 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 517-5915
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A lovely patio at the junction of Commonwealth Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. [Photo: Provided]

24. Devlin's Restaurant

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332 Washington St
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 779-8822
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Lots of space on this Brighton patio, including some high-tops and umbrellas. [Photo: Facebook]

25. Dosa Factory

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571 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 868-3672
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Get your fill of dosa — and plenty of Central Square activity — on this sidewalk patio. [Photo: Facebook]

26. Earls Kitchen + Bar

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698 Assembly Row
Somerville, MA
(617) 666-1790
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Big umbrellas and an overhanging roof protect diners from the elements. [Photo: Facebook]

27. El Potro

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61 Union Sq
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 666-4200
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Sidewalk dining right in the heart of Union Square. [Photo: Facebook]

28. Fairsted Kitchen

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1704 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 396-8752
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The pleasant Brookline patio is now open, and there's a focus on refreshing draft cocktails, courtesy of "spirit whisperer" Will Izasa, recently promoted from head bartender. [Photo: Provided]

29. Five Horses Tavern

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400 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 764-1655
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Just a few tables on the sidewalk, but lively nonetheless. [Photo: Facebook]

30. Five Horses Tavern

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535 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 936-3930
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A sunny piece of sidewalk in the South End. [Photo: Facebook]

31. Grafton Street Pub

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1230 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 497-0400
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A wide stretch of Harvard Square sidewalk, flanked by mini trees. [Photo: Provided]

32. Haru

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55 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 536-0770
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Huntington Avenue sidewalk dining beneath the Prudential. [Photo: Provided]

33. Kika Tapas

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5 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge, MA 02142
(781) 894-1805
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Bright colors, plenty of space, and a breeze from the water. [Photo: Facebook]

34. Kinsale

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2 Center Plz
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-5577
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Get a front-seat view of the Government Center construction on this downtown sidewalk patio. [Photo: Facebook]

35. Legal Crossing

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558 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 692-8888
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This narrow sidewalk patio is perfect for parties of two. [Photo: Provided]

36. Legal Harborside

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270 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 477-2900
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There are multiple patios and a roof deck, featuring varying levels of fanciness. [Photo: Provided]

37. Legal on the Mystic

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301 Great River Rd
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 337-4088
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36 seats, one giant umbrella, and river views. [Photo: Provided]

38. Legal Sea Foods - Charles Square

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20 University Rd
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 491-9400
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Raw bar and more on the Charles Hotel terrace. [Photo: Provided]

39. Legal Test Kitchen

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225 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 330-7430
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The covered sidewalk patio is suitable for all weather. [Photo: Provided]

40. Loyal Nine

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660 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 945-2576
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One of Cambridge's newest restaurants boasts a cafe with a wide-open garage door leading out to ample sidewalk space, tucked away from the main street. The patio is open during cafe hours (until 4 p.m.) as well as dinner hours (starting at 5:30 p.m.), and on weekends, daytime bloody marys are available. [Photo: Provided]

41. MAST'

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45 Province St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 936-3800
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A second-story Downtown Crossing patio, serving up Neapolitan-style pizza and more. [Photo: Facebook]