Winter weather means crisp cool or cold nights. But if you still want to dine outside, we have a list of Orange County, NC restaurants offering outdoor seating with heaters. Come be toasty warm and comfortable at a heater or at a sidewalk or patio fire pit while you enjoy your dinner or drinks. 

Bundle up, delight in the ambience of a soft glow and enjoy your evening out. Find 30 venues listed below, but a full list is at the bottom.

Stay cozy warm.


401 Main

Acme Food & Beverage Co


Grata Diner

Iza Whiskey & Eats

Heated Outdoor Dining at Iza Whiskey and Eats

Luna Rotisserie Empanadas



Thai Station

Thai Station Heater Blog

Venable Bistro


Carolina Brewery

Carolina Brewery Heater Blog

Coco Espresso, Bistro & Bar

Crossroads at the Carolina Inn

Dead Mule Club


Hawthorne and Wood

Il Palio


Kipos Heater Blog

La Residence

Market and Moss

NoDa Brewing Tapas

Osteria Georgi

Que Chula

Que Chula Heater Blog

Town Hall Grill

Vimala’s Curryblossom Café


Botanist & Barrel

Botanist and Barrel Igloo


The Colonial Inn

Radius Pizzeria & Pub 

Yonder Southern Cocktails & Brew

For a list of more dining experiences with heaters and fire pits, visit . Circumstances are always changing, so call the restaurant first to confirm the availability of outdoor space with heaters. 

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(Image credits - Botanist and Barrel Igloo Facebook, Thai Station Facebook, header photo is Radius Pizzeria & Pub)