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Outdoor Eating in Downtown Cape Girardeau

Sometimes a day is just too perfect to let one minute of it slip away indoors. Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about that too much in Downtown Cape Girardeau, especially when it comes to meal time! We’ve compiled a list of downtown eats with outdoor seating so you can enjoy your day to the fullest!

Imo’s Pizza

Enjoy some delicious, traditional Imo’s style pizza on the patio next to the restaurant. It’s a perfect spot for Saturday tailgates at Houck Stadium or a well-deserved lunch break.

El Sol

This covered patio that’s accessible only from inside El Sol offers privacy along with the leisure of an outdoor meal. There are few problems that a beautiful day and an ice-cold margarita can’t fix!


While it's not technically in the downtown district, we can't overlook the awesome view of downtown you get when you enjoy drinks and appetizers on the balcony at Keller's at the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau. Plus, it's hard to beat the fireside view of the Mississippi!


Did someone say dirty fries and sunshine? Enjoy both on Burrito-Ville’s pet-friendly patio right at their front doors!

Stevie’s Steakburgers

Dining-in at Stevie’s is exclusively outdoors, and we’re totally fine with that! Relax on one of the many patio tables and enjoy the heart of Downtown Cape around you.

Katy O’Ferrells

The small circular patio tables outside of the restaurant are perfect for grabbing a drink or two after a long day of work. Maybe throw in some planks and chips as well? We won’t judge.

Dynamite Coffee

Tucked in tight on Independence, Dynamite Coffee sets out a cozy sidewalk seating arrangement on nice days. Take your seasonal morning brew to the streets!

Port Cape Girardeau

So you can't take your pig chips outside, but why not end (or start)  your meal by enjoying an ice cream cone on the river? The walk-up ice cream window is perfect for a treat while enjoying the downtown scenery.

Bella Italia

Get a small slice of Little Italy out on the covered patio at Bella Italia. Fresh air, good wine and delicious pasta, what could be better?

Minglewood Brewery

Ever wondered where that iron gate on Spanish Street leads? It's the newly opened outdoor eating space for enjoying locally brewed beer and awesome pizza.

Cup ‘N’ Cork

When we say check out The Coffee Grounds, we don’t mean the stuff you put in the filters! The garden/patio area outside of Cup ‘N’ Cork is what coffee shop dreams are made of.

Spanish Street Mercantile

Take a trip back in time at the old fashioned ice cream shop attached to Spanish Street Mercantile antique store. Enjoy the homemade ice cream on the patio tables outside or continue your downtown adventure with the deliciousness in tow!

Main Street Station

Despite limited outdoor seating, Main Street Station is still the perfect outdoor meal destination with its walk-up order window and welcoming twinkle lights.

What’s another great aspect of grabbing some grub from all these wonderful places, and more? You can always get that order to go and enjoy your meal picnic-style just about anywhere downtown! Grab a spot on the Courthouse hill that overlooks downtown and the riverfront. Enjoy an ice cream cone or basket of fries while watching the world go by on one of the many benches lining the streets of downtown. Or, you could head down to the riverfront itself and share your meal with the barges and waves on the Mighty Mississippi. A picnic is always a good idea, as long as you have good food and even better company.

Go out and seize a day of food and fun in Downtown Cape Girardeau!

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