While summer patio dining certainly has its advantages, to us it’s even better in the fall, when you don’t have to time your meal to avoid the heat of the day. Most days in the fall you can hit the decks any time of the day or night and be comfortable. We have some great outdoor dining experiences in Mooresville, including some that are waterfront for awesome lake views.
Havana 33 and Eddies on Lake Norman share the same parking lot and the same waterfront view of Lake Norman. Havana 33 serves modern Cuban cuisine and tasty variations on the margarita, while Eddies specializes in casual seafood, Italian and American classics. The lakeside deck bar at Eddies is popular with locals and visitors alike, and you can even arrive by boat or other watercraft, as they have a sandy beach where you can dock your boat.
The Blue Parrot Grill is quite the bustling scene on summer weekends, and while they are seasonal and close in the colder months, the warm days of fall are perfect for drinks and lunch or dinner on their waterfront deck. Bartenders serve up cold drinks from the tiki bar, and the giant beach chair is a popular spot for taking photos. Their sister restaurant, Toucan’s, is right next door, with a seafood centric menu and a large deck for lakeside dining.
For true outdoor dining, grab a meal from a food truck at one of our local breweries. Our newest brewery, Hoptown Brewing, has a large patio with a louvered roof that can be opened or closed depending on weather. You can order food for delivery from one of the nearby restaurants. King Canary Brewing has a large and welcoming patio area with umbrellas and picnic tables. They usually have a food truck parked on site, or you can grab light snacks at the bar while you sip your craft beer, cider, or wine. Beer Lab has an outdoor covered patio with picnic tables for enjoying their experimental beers, which change weekly and sometimes daily, and food and snacks available from their kitchen. Ghostface Brewing is popular with the lunch and dinner crowd as they partner with Davidson Pizza Company, located in the same space, to serve specialty pizzas and the most amazing wings. Dogs are welcome on the patios at all of the breweries!