Tips for Designing a Restaurant Deck

Tips for Designing a Restaurant Deck

United Fence & Deck can build you a beautiful new restaurant deck on the Eastern Shore!

In 2020-2021, restaurant owners have seen how crucial it can be to have outdoor dining space to continue providing fantastic cuisine and service. Apart from allowing diners space and fresh air, outdoor dining space is a great asset for any type of restaurant. If you are interested in designing a restaurant deck, here are some important tips to keep in mind.

Decking Material

First, consider your deck material options. Natural wood is one option; one can use cedar, redwood, pressure-treated pine, or an exotic wood species. Each of these gives a different feel and style. Pressure-treated pine is the most affordable and needs the highest upkeep, but cedar, redwood, and exotic woods are probably more fitting for restaurants for their durability. 

Other options include vinyl and composite. Vinyl is a PVC plastic, and composite consists of resin, plastic, and recycled wood fibers. If you want a more durable, low-maintenance option, either of these deck materials could work well. 

Restaurant Deck Design

Designing a restaurant deck is a custom job. You will want to consider the layout of your restaurant, the land, and where you want the outdooring dining to be located. For example, you might want it to be along a waterfront view, facing a street where passersby can witness the amazing dishes, or at the back, where guests can enjoy more privacy. 

The style and color of the deck should flow with the design of the restaurant itself. Recurring themes, lines, patterns, and colors inside the restaurants could be repeated in the outdoor dining area as well.


One of the greatest ways to attract customers is to have a clean, tidy, well-maintained environment. Your restaurant deck needs regular cleaning just like the interior does, and you will also need to train staff on how to maintain inventory like chairs, tables, cutlery, and space heaters. Also have a commercial deck maintenance company on hand like United Fence & Deck that you can call for important repairs and inspections.

Keeping the Codes

Building a commercial deck has different requirements than building a residential one. One must adhere to specific deck building codes for proper safety. United Fence & Deck is the expert in building commercial decks and can design and install a code-compliant restaurant deck for you.

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If you’re ready to see just how great a fence or deck can make your home look, you can rely on United Fence & Deck to meet them. We’ve got a reputation as a family-owned business for providing great service and prices throughout the Eastern Shore. We proudly provide our fence and deck services to Easton, St. Michaels, Cambridge, Talbot County, Dorchester County, and Queen Anne’s County. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 476-7073 for more information. For updates about our company, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.

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