4 good reasons to dine outdoors now in Atlanta

Dine outdoors now because patios are pollen-free.

Before that yellowy stuff swirls around in your drink or coats your favorite dish (unless, of course, you like that sort of thing), head to the following four restaurants, which are good reasons to eat, drink and delight in the spring-like weather. Separately, if you feel like taking your furry friend out for some fresh air while you dine, check out this list of pet-friendly places .

Republic Social House: Should you want to overlook Oakland Cemetery during dinner, this Grant Park spot is one good bet. If you want to look at something else, say, sports, you can do that too since multiple televisions are perfectly perched on the patio. Of course, if you're in the mood for an al fresco brunch with a bottle of bubbly, this is your place too.

437-C Memorial Dr. S.E., Atlanta. 404-577-3997. www.therepublicsocialhouse.com.

Tacos and Tequilas: Whether it's warm or cool, this restaurant with locations in midtown and Buckhead, has you covered. On cool evenings, the outdoor patio is heated; during warmer days, catch a cool breeze. Either way, delight in an array of zesty enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas and tacos plus drink faves like margaritas and daiquiris.

Midtown: 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 678-705-5955. www.tandtatlanta.com.

Treehouse Pub: The great outdoors is in Buckhead. This easy-vibe eatery offers a lush patio that's ideal for dining with your bestie or beau. Here's a dining incentive too: every Monday and Tuesday night steamed, stuffed, and lobster pasta are offered.

7 Kings Cir. N.E., Atlanta. 404-266-2732. www.treehouseatlanta.com.

Common Quarter: The patio space here is more like a lean-to, but the gigantic windows open up to let in the fresh pollen-free air. While kicking back in rocking wicker chair (how awesome is that?), delight in everything from sweet potato gnocchi to confit pork tacos.

1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678-809-4040.www.commonquarter.com

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