Family dining outside
  • On Apr 29, 2021
    Melanie from MI Asked

    Hello! We’d like to do outdoor dining only this summer. Is there a place to find a list of restaurants that offer this and can we request to have a table outdoors when we make dining reservations? Thanks!

    Hi, Melanie!

    Taking a break to enjoy a delicious meal during a busy day at Walt Disney World Resort is one of my favorite things to work into our schedule. While there's no easy way to link you to a list of restaurants that offer outdoor dining, I'm happy to list them or you! I'll list Table Service options, as well as Quick/Counter Service. (There are also lots of snack options that are grab and go, but I'll mostly cover dining locations where you can sit down outdoors for a meal.)

    Let's begin with Walt Disney World's four theme parks:

    Magic Kingdom

    Table Service: Tony's Town Square Restaurant has a few tables on the outdoor patio.
    Quick/Counter Service: Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe, The Friar's Nook, The Lunching Pad, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Sleepy Hollow, Tomorrowland Terrace


    Table Service: Rose and Crown Dining Room (UK Pavilion), Spice Road Table (Morocco Pavilion), Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Italy Pavilion)
    Quick/Counter Service: Too many to list here, especially if you visit during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival (July 15th - November 20th, 2021), which features over 20+ Global Marketplace Kiosks. You'll want to avoid Sunshine Seasons in the Land Pavilion, as all seating is indoors.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Table Service: The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge - the outdoor patio has Walk-Up seating and features delicious libations. At this time, their tapas-style menu has yet to return - only drinks for now.
    Quick Service: ALL quick service locations offer some form of outdoor seating, either connected or close by. 

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

    Table Service: Nomad Lounge - this wraparound porch outside of Tiffin's, with Walk-Up seating, features a menu of small plates and Specialty Cocktails
    Quick Service: ALL quick service locations offer outdoor seating, either connected or close by. 

    Now, get ready for the BIG list...
    Disney Springs

    Table Service: Chef Art Smith's Homecomin', City Works Eatery & Pour House, Frontera Cocina, Jaleo by Jose Andres, Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, Morimoto Asia, Paddlefish, Paradiso 37, Planet Hollywood, Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, Rainforest Cafe, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, STK Orlando, Terralina Crafted Italian, The BOATHOUSE, Wine Bar George, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
    Quick Service: Nearly all quick service locations have outdoor seating, except for Starbucks and Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC.

    There isn't currently a way to request outdoor seating when making an Advance Dining Reservation, but you are welcome to do so when you check in with the host/hostess when you arrive.

    Happy Dining!
    Diane W. 
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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