Great Places to Eat Outdoors in Fairfield
Want to go out to eat but don’t feel comfortable with enclosed spaces?
With covid precautions loosening in Iowa, it is normal to feel apprehensive about going out again. A great way to get outside while maintaining a safe distance from others is to enjoy your favorite food outdoors! Here are some delicious local restaurants that all feature outdoor seating.
At Taco Dreams they serve artisan street tacos and more for take-out and contactless pickup in Fairfield. Located in the “Old Harper Brush” Building at 400 N 2nd Street. Have you tried their Lucky Bunny Salad? Pictured here with the Organic Chicken Tinga and Green Goddess Dressing.
Their hours are Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.
You can go to www.tacodreams.com to place your order online!
Arandas is a restaurant that features delicious Mexican cuisine and a full bar with traditional margaritas. Arandas is within walking distance from the square in Fairfield and has an outdoor seating area with tables that are six feet apart. Located at 203 W Broadway Ave.
Their hours are Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Shokai has a variety of fresh and cooked sushi rolls that are a work of art to look at and enjoy eating. They have a smaller outdoor seating area so if you want to sit outdoors you better grab a chair fast! They are located conveniently right on the square at 101 W Broadway Ave.
Their Summers hours are; Mon-Thur 11am-2pm lunch 5pm-9pm dinner. Friday 11-2p lunch, 5-10pm dinner.
Another great option for eating outdoors is the Cider House, where you can try their award-winning burgers made with local beef. The Cider House is also a Taproom and features their locally made Fishback & Stephenson hard cider. “Our food pairs perfectly with our wide range of hard ciders that are available on tap. Our ciders range in flavor from dry and tart to sweet and fruity, guaranteed to please any pallet.”
Live music performances can also be enjoyed outside at the Cider House, their summer hours are; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00 pm -8:00 pm, Friday & Sat 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm and Sunday 10:00 am -2:00 pm. They are located at 1949 Pleasant Plain Road.
Located at 403 N Fourth Street Fairfield, Iowa, the Lunchbox serves New American comfort food with innovative twists. They offer sandwiches, burgers, salads, and soups that are expertly crafted. They take traditional comfort food and layer in their experience, talent, and skills to create something familiar but beyond. Their lunch hours are Monday through Friday 11″30 am – 2:30 pm. They are now open for dinner as well on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
You could also take your favorite food to go and sit at the newly constructed outdoor seating area across the street from the civic center!
Craving a refreshing juice or smoothie?
Any’s Juice Joint is a New York-style juice bar, with smoothies, juices, and other natural goodies. Whether you’re ordering a superfood smoothie or a fresh cold-pressed juice, all of the ingredients are certified organic. Everything in this joint is also plant-based and Andy provides a variety of vegan (dairy-free) options. Check him out in the food truck on the backside of the Civic Center, 200 N Main Street. His hours are Monday through Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
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