Cozy Up to the Best Fireside Dining in Montgomery County

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With the summer heat far in the background and unlikely to return, it’s ideal weather for alfresco dining, especially at locations with fire features.

Here are some restaurants in Montgomery Country with fire pits and fireplaces where diners can cozy up for drinks, conversation, and ideal fall Instagram pictures.

Taphouse 23

266 East 4th Street, Bridgeport

Diners don’t have to jockey for position or wait for others to leave the hearth side, since Taphouse 23 in Bridgeport has multiple tables that surround fire pits. 

The beautiful outdoor seating area at Taphouse 23 offers protection from the elements and comfort with outdoor space heaters. 

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Menu highlights: Cheesesteak egg rolls, 23 Burger, wood-fired pizza.

What to drink: There are 23 craft beers on constant rotation.

Redstone American Grill

512 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 Redstone American Grill’s patio is filled with a mix of an after-work crowd, shoppers, and those craving its signature buffalo shrimp. The outdoor patio has a variety of seating, and the cozy fire to keeps things toasty.

Menu highlights: Buffalo shrimp, cornbread, rotisserie chicken.

Blue Bell Inn

601 West Skippack Pike, Blue Bell

Blue Bell Inn is rooted in history and has adapted to become one of the top dining destinations in Montgomery County. The popular outdoor patio has a fire pit, relaxing waterfall, and flower boxes. Blue Bell Inn also hosts live music. Check the website for who is playing.

Menu highlights: Blue Bell Caesar salad, braised short rib, lobster roll.

P.J. Whelihan’s

799 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell

P.J. Whelihan’s in Blue Bell has been a gridiron game day (and post-game) destination in Montgomery County since 2003. As fans cheer for the Eagles — of course! — they commonly enjoy award-winning wings and a huge selection of beer. 

Outside, however, is a quieter fire pit, at which to recover from the action. It’s a relaxing spot to unwind, catch up with friends, or enjoy drinks, especially after a late-afternoon tee off time at Blue Bell Country Club. 

Menu highlights: Wings, P.J’s famous fries, beer.

Panache Woodfire Grill

602 West Skippack Pike, Blue Bell

Panache Woodfire Grill has regularly been voted the best outdoor dining spot in Blue Bell. And with a flame in its logo, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that fire pits on its outdoor patio are big attractions.

Menu highlights: Wood-fired pizza, brunch.

Dettera Restaurant and Wine Bar 

129 East Butler Ave., Ambler

Dettera Restaurant and Wine Bar is known for good food, wine, and atmosphere in the heart of Ambler. Chef Jeffrey Power sources the menu with all-natural meats and fresh seafood, fruits, and vegetables from local farms and they even grow some in a garden on-site. Dettera has a side patio with a fireplace. 

Menu highlights: Cocktails like a Blood Orange Blossom and Red Wine Sangria; oysters, handmade pasta.

Read more here from the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board on seasonal outdoor experiences.

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