6 Restaurant Umbrellas Your Customers will Love

restaurant umbrellasUpgrade your restaurant patio with commercial grade aluminum umbrellas

Your restaurant patio may be more important than you realize. Almost a quarter of Americans say outdoor dining is an important factor when they’re deciding on a restaurant. Not only does an outdoor dining area sway potential customers who are deciding where to eat out, but it also allows you to seat more guests and can even attract hungry passers-by. 

The restaurant patio furniture you choose can have a huge impact on whether diners are interested in eating outside with you, so it’s important to choose wisely. A restaurant umbrella is an often overlooked component of your restaurant furniture plan. Few people enjoy eating lunch while they’re being blinded from the sun or sitting at a table where the ‘feels like’ temperature reaches 90℉.

Phat Tommy’s umbrella collection includes 8 sizes, 2 shapes, and 3 styles, so it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. We’ve gathered up some of our favorites below. 

6 Restaurant Umbrella Options For Outdoor Diners

Every space of your outdoor dining area has unique needs to ensure customers are best served. From your outdoor firepit to your large group dining tables, these patio umbrella ideas have you covered. Literally.

1. 9 ft. Tilting Patio Umbrella

For restaurant patios that get a lot of sun, this tilting umbrella is about to be your best friend. With the crank open feature and manual tilt option, you can reposition your umbrella throughout the day to keep diners comfortable from breakfast to dinner time. A bronze frame adds a classic look to the umbrella. 

The canopy is made from Suncrylic fabric— specially manufactured to ensure that your umbrella won’t fade after spending time in the sun. 9 vibrant fabric colors give you plenty of options to choose from, including a classic navy, cheery yellow, and subtle canvas. Match your patio umbrella to your outdoor furniture or opt for a splash of color to create a unique accent– it’ll look great either way!

9 ft. tilting patio umbrella

Crank open and close system is easy to use

2. 7.5 ft. Patio Market Umbrella

Constructed with a commercial grade aluminum frame, this beautiful outdoor umbrella is ideal for your restaurant patio. Its smaller size means that it’ll pair perfectly with a four-top table. The umbrella comes in 10 gorgeous colors to choose from, so you can easily coordinate it with the rest of your restaurant patio furniture. If you’re looking for something especially eye-catching, try the tuscan orange or cool spa shade.

The pulley lift system with push pin is easy to use, allowing for quick setup & storage! 

7.5 ft. outdoor patio umbrella

Perfect patio furniture for restaurants

3. 9 ft. Patio Market Umbrella

A silver anodized commercial aluminum frame and fiberglass ribs mean that this restaurant umbrella is built to last— and a 4-year Pacifica warranty guarantees its replacement if it doesn't.

The pulley lift system with a push pin makes it a breeze to open up each umbrella. After all, you have enough to do without spending hours preparing your restaurant patio each day. Choosing commercial umbrellas for restaurant patios can be an overwhelming process. Let Phat Tommy take the stress away from your decision with our heavy-duty patio umbrellas!

9 ft restaurant umbrellas

Pair your restaurant umbrella with a durable steel base

4. 11 ft. Patio Market Umbrella

A larger version of our 7.5-foot and 9-foot patio umbrellas, this spacious umbrella features a commercial grade aluminum frame that makes it a star in commercial settings. It’s made to withstand the elements for years, but if you want to store it, the removable two-piece pole means you won’t be battling for space or hauling it across town to a large storage unit. 

With an 11-foot circumference, this is the perfect restaurant umbrella for 6 or even 8-top tables. 

11 ft restaurant umbrella

Create a picture-perfect patio with commercial grade Phat Tommy umbrellas

5. 9 ft. Auto Tilt Patio Umbrella

If you serve a lot of late-night diners, this 9-foot auto tilt umbrella is exactly what you need! 

80 amber LED lights line the ribs of the umbrella and add a cozy ambiance to your restaurant patio. The lights are rated for 15,000 hours of use and are designed to be insect resistant so they’ll last you for years to come. 

During the heat of the day, this tilting umbrella provides ideal shade coverage for tables up to 54”. The classic black frame will look good with any restaurant patio furniture, and the canopy is made from UV resistant Sunbrella fabric to prevent fading and discoloration.

9 ft auto tilt umbrella with LED lights

This auto tilt umbrella also doubles as excellent poolside furniture

6. Cantilever Umbrellas

Our cantilever umbrellas are the perfect addition to the bar area or firepit seating of your restaurant patio. Thanks to their offset design you can keep guests comfortably shaded without interfering with their line of vision.

The 9 ft. cantilever umbrella model features an aluminum frame in a gorgeous bronze finish that’s accompanied by a coordinating base. The Olefin waterproof canopy and rust-resistant frame mean you can leave it outside 24/7 without stressing about the weather. With a crank feature, 360° rotation, and tilt ability, the 9 foot cantilever umbrella is incredibly easy to use. Your guests will be ordering drinks and appetizers all afternoon long!

The 11 ft cantilever umbrella also features a strong aluminum frame and a circular fillable base with resin shell. A retractable base with wheels allows for 360° movement around your patio, so you can easily reposition the umbrella as needed. With a heavy-duty frame and Sunbrella fabric, this large cantilever umbrella is built to last the long haul– and the warranty guarantees it. You’ll get a 2-year warranty on the frame and 5-year warranty on the fabric. 

11 ft cantilever offset umbrella
Residential or commercial patio furniture - no matter the use, you'll love this large offset patio umbrella

If you need restaurant patio furniture to accompany your umbrellas, Phat Tommy has you covered. Our outdoor poly furniture is designed to stay outside year-round without ever cracking, fading, or rotting. As a bonus, every piece comes with a 10-year warranty. 

For your patio bar area we love the outdoor pub table set, which includes 3 tall adirondack chairs and a round pub table that’s pre-drilled for an umbrella. To seat diners, we recommend the 4-piece outdoor dining set. The comfortable chairs feature contoured backs and round arm rests so you can provide the absolute best experience to anyone who eats with you. 

To furnish every area of your restaurant patio, check out our complete line of commercial outdoor furniture. Need to place a bulk order? Financing is available.