1. El Meson


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Why: Thanks to food and cocktails that transport you to Central America, South America and/or the Caribbean, festive decorations, heaters and weather panels  it always feels like the tropics on El Meson’s main patio — even in the winter. You are not in the Buckeye State when you are on either of this eatery’s patios. ( www.elmeson.net  | 937 859 8229 )
When: Lunch served Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner served Monday - Thursday 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Closed Sunday
Where: 903 E Dixie Dr Dayton OH 


2. Peach’s Bar & Grill


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Why: Peach’s Bar & Grill is a great spot to put back on those pounds you took off on the nearby Greene County bike path. Good food, great people watching and a fantastic beer selection, also helps. ( www.peachsgrill.com | 937 767 4850 )
When: Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 2:30am, Kitchen open 11:00am - 9:00pm
Where: 104 Xenia Ave Yellow Springs, OH


3. The Trolley Stop


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Why: The Trolley Stop patio is a number of things, depending on the day and time you visit. It's a hidden garden in the middle of the city where you can read a book over lunch, a chill place to catch up with friends or a place to be seen by anyone who wants to look. ( www.trolleystopdayton.com | 937 461 1101 )
When: Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 2:00am
Where: 530 E Fifth St Dayton OH


4. Lily's Bistro


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Why: Lily’s has 3 patios with personality, including 2 that face Fifth St. The restaurant’s beautifully landscaped back patio is a not-so-secret oasis, that can accommodate up to 500 people! ( lilysbistro.com | 937 723 7637 )
When: Lunch served Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch served Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner served Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Closed Monday
Where: 329 E Fifth St Dayton OH 


5. Basil's Downtown


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Why: Few things are better than beautiful and delicious, drink and food on the 2,200-square-foot patio overlooking the river and its fountains.
( http://www.basilsonmarket.com/basils-dayton.php | 937 818 4390 )
When: Monday - Friday 11:00am - 9:00pm, Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm (Sunday Brunch only)
Where: 312 N Patterson Blvd Dayton OH


6. TJ Chumps


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Why: With spacious dining spaces, TVs at nearly every angle and a huge variety of food and drink offerings, TJ Chumps patios at its four Dayton area locations make it easy to enjoy the covered cozy tables. ( www.tjchumps.com )
When: Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 12:30am, Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Where: 12 E Linden Ave Miamisburg OH (937 859 4000), 559 S Main St Englewood OH (937 836 4300), 1100 E Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd Fairborn OH (937 318 1250), 7050 Executive Blvd Huber Heights OH (937 610 3900)