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Five Bakersfield hot spots to enjoy a meal outdoors this summer

Bakersfield greets warm summer days with a variety of outdoor dining venues. The menu options are varied from traditional breakfast favorites to scrumptious sandwiches, salads, burgers and more. Check out our five top picks for alfresco dining.

Uricchio’s Trattoria

Since 1995, Uricchio’s has been serving traditional Italian favorites like pizza, pasta and salad plus a wine list to please any palate — all served at streetside tables along a quiet avenue.

1400 17th St., Bakersfield, California, 661.326.8870, Uricchios.com

Eureka!

Located on Bakersfield’s west side, Eureka serves American classics with a modern twist. Start with the osso buco riblets, then order the Fresno Fig burger (melted goat, cheese, bacon, tomato, red onion, arugula and spicy porter mustard). Wash it all down with a whiskey from Eureka’s extensive “whiskey book.”

10520 W. Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, California, 661.241.5999, EurekaRestaurantGroup.com

Village Grill

This American Cafe is considered a primo breakfast (served all day) and lunch joint. Dine on the spacious patio complete with shady trees and greenery, and choose from big-as-your-face seafood omelets, piled-high sandwiches, fresh salads and more.

2805 F St., Bakersfield, California, 661.325.1219

Sonder

Sonder is a welcome addition to Bakersfield’s dining and nightlife scene, with its laidback patio complete with lawn games and its extensive menu of American favorites. Choose from a variety of burgers, sandwiches, specialty entrees and bruschetta — and don’t skip the poutine appetizer.

9500 Brimhall Road, Bakersfield, California, (661) 247-0000, SonderBakersfield.com

Moo Creamery

Moo Creamery offers a long list of gourmet burgers plus sandwiches, salads, breakfast items, and, of course, ice cream and milkshakes. Enjoy your meal on the covered (and dog-friendly) patio under the string lights. Moo Creamery also serves beer, fresh-pressed juices and customer-favorite basil lemonade.

4885 Truxton Ave., Suite B, Bakersfield, California, 661.861.1130