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Three months of direct sunlight, a population with an 85% rate of vitamin D deficiency, hundreds of thousands of bared legs begging for more color.

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Outdoor Dining: More, More, More

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Three months of direct sunlight, a population with an 85% rate of vitamin D deficiency, hundreds of thousands of bared legs begging for more color. Clearly, my list of 30 restaurants with patios in this week's Summer Guide is just a sampler. No one here wants to sit indoors between June and September, and I can easily think of a half-dozen places that survive based on the money they bank during the summer months.

Double that number to 60 by clipping Maggie's guide to outdoor drinking. Half of her drink spots are just as good for eating (yeah, not you, Chupacabra). The two of us arm-wrestled for the right to claim certain spots on our respective lists, and let's just say only one of us has Michelle Obama arms. (Yet another reason I don't own a tank top.)

Here are a few more outdoor destinations:

BOKA

Both Ways Cafe

Cactus (Madison Valley)

Chandler's Crabhouse

Copacabana

Duke's Chowderhouse (Green Lake, Alki, and Lake Union)

Eastlake Bar & Grill

Ivar's on Lake Union

Ivar's Acres of Clams

Kushibar

La Cosina del Puerco

Le Pichet

Marco's Supperclub

Maximilien (may I recommend the happy hour in particular?)

Nijo

Pegasus Pizza (Alki)

Perche' No Pasta & Vino

Redhook Woodinville Brewery

Rosebud

Santorini Greek Grill

The Slip

Spud Fish & Chips

Thoa's

There are hundreds more listed in our online restaurant guide. In the gray box at the top of the listings, select "Patio/Sidewalk Dining" from the "Features" pull-down menu. Using the pull-down menus to the left of that, you can narrow down your search by neighborhood, cuisine, and price.

Where else do you eat al fresco?

 
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