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Alfresco Eats: Patio Dining in Vacaville, California

Find your favorite alfresco spot to eat in Vacaville. With summertime warmth comes the perfect opportunity to take in fresh air and sunshine with your meal. Take your pick of Vacaville’s outdoor (and often, pet-friendly as well) spots to sit, sip, and savor.


A stroll along Main street and throughout Downtown reveals plenty of opportunities to grab a meal outdoors. Enjoy a casual combo of drinks with shrimp and guac tostadas, served with chips and fresh salsa (ask your server about all their salsa flavors, the tomatillo salsa is especially delicious!) at Los Reyes. Or head to Foster’s Freeze, a longtime Vacaville favorite, for a mammoth banana split or freshly made milkshake to cool off on a warm, summery evening. Everything from covered patios to outdoor tables and dinner to dessert is on the menu, and you can’t go wrong at any of these local favorites:

Cultivé Yogurt Foster’s Freeze
Fuso Italian Restaurant Heritage House Café
Jungle Yogurt La Borgata Italian Deli
Los Reyes Mary’s Pizza Shack
Merchant And Main Pure Grain Bakery and Café
Que Onda Vasquez Deli


The Nut Tree shopping center offers patio seating at most of its many dining options. Sip on an iced Americano or Matcha Latte on the patio at Peet’s Coffee, then wander the shopping center and take a ride on the Nut Tree train before settling in for a meal at any of the outdoor-friendly dining choices. Sample epic enchiladas or a crispy, crunchy chimichanga at Villa Corona, a local hot spot for delicious Mexican fare, or enjoy some old fashioned cookout cuisine at Buckhorn BBQ, known for perfectly cooked pork, chicken, and sausage and their amazing, crispy-thin roadhouse onions.

Buckhorn BBQ Cheese Steak Shop
Fenton’s Creamery Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Jamba Juice Panera Bread
Peet’s Coffee Villa Corona


Our journey around town continues with even more alfresco options. Local favorites include beer cheese and pretzels at Brass Tap, toasted almond or lavender lattes at Journey Coffee, or a double-double and animal style fries at In-N-Out (a must-visit, especially for our visitors from the East coast!) Take a cruise around the city and enjoy all the outdoor dining possibilities!

Brass Tap City Sports Bar & Grill
Digger’s Deli In-N-Out
Journey Coffee Co. Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop
University of Beer

Share your outdoor dining adventures with us using the #ilovevacaville or #dineinvaca hashtags and don’t forget to tell us where your alfresco spot to eat is!


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