Looking for your next great patio brunch?

Try one of these Northern Virginia spots for an al fresco dining experience to remember. Each one has some sort of outdoor dining setup that's just perfect now that the weather has taken a turn and the summer's heat is behind us.

Vola's Dockside Grill

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If you're heading to Old Town Alexandria, have your next weekend brunch at Vola's. Their patio is perfectly situated on the waterfront, and their seafood-heavy menu is full of raw bar classics and Southern specialties. You've got to try a bucket of oysters with a bloody mary to wash them down.

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This Shirlington eatery is the perfect place to watch the world go by. You'll be treated to a front row seat to the bustling shopping area of this picturesque Arlington neighborhood. Fresh waffles, chilaquiles, and craft cocktails? Don't mind if I do!

Believe it or not, you can have a bottomless brunch for just $26.92 per person if the entire table goes all in. Sample everything on the set menu and make sure you wear your stretchy pants.

Trattoria Villagio


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When the leaves start turning, there's no better place to be than Clifton. This neighborhood favorite draws visitors from near and far with their from-scratch Italian favorites and their beautiful patio seating.

If you're not into typical brunch dishes, then try their housemade pasta or wood-fired pizzas. Don't forget to try their giant chocolate cake!

Third Base Pizza and Frozen Custard Parlor


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Kid-friendly historic Occoquan is a wonderful place to start your weekend. Head to Third Base for their signature pizzas and creamy, dreamy frozen custard creations. Burn off the calories with a walk around town and take a family photo in front of the "Love" sign.

Blackwall Hitch

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With cocktails like the Massive Mary, Blackwall Hitch is a must-try option for a waterfront brunch. They make a fantastic plate of chicken and waffles, the next time you're in the mood. Just head to the Torpedo Factory and keep walking toward the water.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant

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Classic American pub fare is what they do best at Joe Theismann's Restaurant. Everything is elevated with the freshest ingredients and a gourmet touch. If you're meeting someone who doesn't have a car, the King Street Metro station is right across the street.

The next time you're looking for a patio brunch in Northern Virginia, try one of these spots. You'll be glad you did!

Do you have a go-to restaurant for an outdoor weekend brunch? What are some of your favorite dishes? Let us know in the comments!