Outdoor dining returns to downtown York City this weekend

Noel Miller
York Dispatch

Warm weather brings many outdoor activities, and this week Downtown Inc is bringing back a favorite as outdoor dining returns on North George Street.

From Friday to the end of October, The Handsome Cab, Tutoni's, Rockfish Public House, The Left Bank and Gift Horse Brewing Co. are offering outdoor dining, available on Fridays and Saturdays, according to Downtown Inc.

“We know that with the increased foot traffic brought on by the recently reopened Yorktowne Hotel, the continuation of the N. George Street outdoor dining experience will only further our community’s reputation as a desirable destination,” Jonathan Desmarais, the director of Downtown Inc, said in a news release.

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Except for First Fridays, North George Street will be closed from Philadelphia Street to Gas Avenue for outdoor dining from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and from 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturdays.

Danielle Miller, left, of Springettsbury Township, and Ashley Gray, of Frederick, Md., relax as they experience outdoor dining at The Handsome Cab in York City, Saturday, May 1, 2021. Miller and Gray were dressed for a Kentucky Derby event they attended earlier in the day. Beginning April 30 through Sept. 26, North George Street will be closed to traffic to allow outdoor dining for patrons of restaurants on Restaurant Row on Fridays 5:30-11p.m., Saturdays 1-11p.m. and Sundays 12-11p.m. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Each restaurant will post its hours of operation and standards for service on social media or company websites, and all reservations for outside seating will be handled individually, according to Downtown Inc.

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Twenty-five other restaurants around York City will be offering outdoor seating this year; find a full list of them at

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