by Nikki Metzgar - 206 Reviews - 77 List
While locales farther north get mountains of snow, Houston is lucky to have weather that allows for outdoor dining most of the year. Though many Houston restaurants have patios, not all are created equal. Here are our picks for the best patios in Housting, judged for their views, charming shrubbery and entertainment offerings. (Photo: Hobbit Cafe)
Updated: June 22, 2011
The patio is covered, which is a blessing since Mary?z sits on the Richmond strip, so it isn't exactly the place to bond with nature. But it's enough to just feel an occasional outdoor breeze while smoking nutty hookah flavors and noshing on hummus.