We waited a long time for warmer weather to arrive in the metro and it took approximately zero days for local restaurants and pubs to raise their umbrellas and roll out the awnings for full enjoyment of their patios. As much as Omahans are foodies, we also place a high priority on enjoying our outdoor spaces.

Patios add a special vibe to a gathering of friends, extending a feeling of energy and freedom outside office walls. After a day in the office, it’s exactly what is needed to recharge.

Mark’s Bistro in Dundee is a popular pick among Nebraska Realty agents. Brian Carlin, Justine Skipton and Chrissy Cameron all touted Mark’s as the best patio in the metro. Chrissy described it as, “I always feel like I'm in a special corner of the city and reminds me of my years living in Chicago.” One of the best things about Omaha is the big city vibe with the small town hospitality.

Benson’s 1912 received rave reviews as the perfect place to experience the Benson vibe. This revitalized neighborhood is pretty special and several Nebraska Realty agents have a soft spot for supporting 1912’s efforts to create a fun patio hangout.

It’s no secret that Midtown is booming with restaurants, unique shops, and plenty of outdoor space that is maximized during the warmer months. Cantina Laredo is a favored patio as it offers fantastic views of the park at Midtown affording the opportunity to see all the activity and all the people-watching you would want. Andy Alloway and Katrina Fosmer count Cantina Laredo among their favorite patios in Omaha.

Honorable mentions for best patios around Omaha include Pitch West, Baby Blue, Bella Vita, Upstream Brewery, and Blatt. It’s safe to say that no matter what part of the city you find yourself in, the patio selection is abundant and offers something special by way of views, people, and vibes.