Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern’s on Aug. 5. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Federal Way residents Kevin Jochim, left, and Steve Reichel enjoy drinks on the new patio area at JP’s Tavern’s on Aug. 5. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Outdoor, patio dining options in Federal Way

Enjoy al fresco dining and drinking while still respecting public health guidelines.

If you’re looking to take advantage of the warmer weather and respect public health guidelines, try out some of the Federal Way restaurants with outdoor and patio dining options.

Gov. Jay Inslee tightened restrictions on indoor activities, such as restaurant operations, in late July.

For restaurants, indoor dining will be limited to members of the same household and alcohol service must end at 10 p.m. Bars, taverns, breweries, wineries and distilleries must close all indoor service, regardless of whether food is served, the Mirror previously reported.

JP’s Tavern, located at 32925 1st Avenue South, opened a six-table patio area earlier this week to welcome customers amid the summer heat wave. Abbe Vineyard Winery, Federal Way’s only winery, is located at 530 S. 373rd Street and offers possibly the largest space for patio and outdoor drinking within city limits.

The winery has implemented individual cabanas for the safety of customers and also has a spacious veranda. Combined, the winery’s options are suitable to safely welcome about 60 people at a time.

Several other restaurants in the area have opened up the sunshades to allow customers to enjoy their meals outdoors.

Enjoy al fresco dining (and drinking) at these Federal Way locations:

Abbe Vineyard Winery: Open Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., located at 530 South 373rd Street in Federal Way.

Burger Express: Open seven days a week 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., located at 32805 Pacific Highway South #6407.

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Open seven days a week from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., located at 31827 Pacific Highway South, suite A.

East India Grill: Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., located at 31845 Gateway Center Boulevard South.

JP’s Tavern: Open Sunday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Monday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., located at 32925 1st Avenue South.

Marlene’s Market & Deli: Temporarily altered hours open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., located at 2565 South Gateway Center Place.

Mod Pizza: Open Sunday-Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., located 2104 South 320th Street.

Panera Bread: Open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., located at 2107 S. 320th Street.

Pimienta Bistro and Bar: (Customers must call ahead to check availablity) open Tuesday-Thursday 4-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 4-10 p.m.; Sunday 5-9 p.m.; closed Mondays, located at 34029 Hoyt Road SW, Suite C. Call 253-838-2398.

Pizza, Pasta, & Co.: Outdoor dining available Thursday-Saturday only, open Sunday-Thursday 3-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 3-10 p.m., located at 4624 SW 320th Street.

Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant: Open Sunday-Thrusday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., located at 2002 SW Campus Drive.

The Rock Wood Fired Pizza: Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., located at 34817 Enchanted Parkway South.

Verrazano’s Italian Restaurant: Open noon to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday; Friday-Saturday noon to 9:15 p.m.; Monday 4-8:30 p.m., located at 28835 Pacific Highway South South.

Cold Stone Creamery: Open seven days a week 12:30-9 p.m., located at 2430 S. 319th Place.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Open Sunday-Thursday noon- 9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday noon-10 p.m., located at 1409 S. 348th Street Suite D101.

Is this list missing your favorite restaurant offering outdoor dining?

If so, let us know by emailing editor@fedwaymirror.com and we’ll add it to our online list.


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Abbe Vineyard Winery now offers cabana-style seating for customers. Photo courtesy of Dainis Svarcs

Abbe Vineyard Winery now offers cabana-style seating for customers. Photo courtesy of Dainis Svarcs

Customers enjoy drinks and dinner on JP’s Tavern’s patio on Aug. 5. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Customers enjoy drinks and dinner on JP’s Tavern’s patio on Aug. 5. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

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