Lunch on the patio - On the Waterfront

In the spring, lunch just begs to be eaten outside. Sure, you could pack a sandwich and head over to the Town Common for a picnic. Or you can dine at a Greenville restaurant with a patio.This week's Lunch on the Patio choice is Crossbones Tavern

Crossbones Tavern in downtown Greenville, owned by Mark Munoz and his family, has a lovely courtyard-style patio and a menu of Southern-style dishes with a contemporary twist. The bar menu includes a substantial selection of craft beers and signature cocktails, many with a pirate theme.

The brick patio is nestled beside the restaurant and another brick building and is accessed by a couple of steps. Enter from Fifth Street through a brick archway or through the restaurant. There's seating for about 30 people at black wrought iron tables and chairs. And the patio is pet friendly.

The patio is softened with plants in brick planters and a shady tree. The ambience is enhanced with strings of purple and gold light bulbs overhead (come back at night to see them in action). Music from the outdoor speakers at lunch was a combination of reggae and rock.

Crossbones Tavern

114 E. 5th Street, Greenville, NC


Lunch hours - 11a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays