As summer comes into effect, the search for the perfect hangout also begins. We asked our followers where to find the best patio seating in Mt. Pleasant and they delivered! Here are the top four patio seating restaurants according to our followers. Don’t see your favorite? Tell us what it is in the comments! 

To help with social distancing, Mt. Pleasant has closed Broadway Street from Main to University. This allowed local businesses to expand outdoor seating and provide an area for customers to enjoy local favorites!

Hunter’s Ale House
Location: 4855 E. Bluegrass Road

Hunter’s Ale House offers a wide range of food and drink options including its Handmade Brewery Beers. Unique to Hunter’s Ale House is a hop-growing patio option for customers to dine. Throughout the summer, entertainment such as live music and trivia is hosted at Hunters Ale House.  

For updated information on hours and services, follow Hunter’s Ale House on Facebook.  

Ponder Coffee Company
Location: 110 E. Broadway Street

Ponder Coffee Co. offers a wide range of delicious coffee, tea, sandwiches and waffles. Staying true to its values of curiosity and storytelling through coffee, Ponder has become a popular place in Mt. Pleasant. 

Ponder also offers patio seating right on Broadway downtown. This allows customers to enjoy both friends and coffee with a beautiful view. 

For updated information on hours and services, follow Ponder Coffee Co. on Facebook.  

Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge
Location: 105 E. Broadway Street


Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge is known for its handcrafted cocktails and fresh seafood options. When entering Midori you will walk past an assortment of fresh seasonal flowers and orchids. When it comes to dining, Midori offers a beautiful outdoor patio dining option. 

If you are looking for exclusivity, choose Midori. With an amazing menu and beautiful patio seating, Midori is the perfect place for a summer night. 

For updated information on hours and services, follow Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge on Facebook.

Max and Emily’s
Location: 125 E. Broadway Street

A popular lunch destination in downtown Mt. Pleasant is Max & Emily’s. This iconic restaurant serves nearly 80combinations of delicious sandwiches, soups and much more! (Pro tip: you MUST try its famous Tim’s Turkey sandwich). With a friendly staff and delicious menu, Max and Emily’s leaves customers wanting more. 

This makes it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and dine on the patio this summer. Located on Broadway, Max and Emily’s offers prime patio dining and the chance to enjoy beautiful downtown Mt. Pleasant. 

For updated information on hours and services, follow Max and Emily’s Eatery on Facebook. 

Mt. Pleasant has multiple other restaurants that offer a patio seating option. Some of the other favorite patio dining restaurants include: 

Ready to hit up a patio spot? Check out our list of restaurants in the Mt. Pleasant area now offering takeout and curbside pickup!

When dining out in our community, be sure to snap a photo of your meal and use #meetmtp to help us share the Mt. Pleasant experience and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

*Max and Emily’s photo is featured from Instagrammer @stephgalli