The weather is finally getting slightly more tolerable in Orlando, and many of us prefer to dine outdoors right now. If you have plans to explore Disney Springs you’ve got lots of choices for outdoor dining. Here’s our picks for the best places with outdoor dining at Disney Springs.
I have to admit bias here. I just love Homecomin’. It is a Florida-based restaurant run by a Florida Native celebrity chef. But don’t take my word for it, our readers have rated Homecomin’ in number 6 out of 103 dining options at Walt Disney World, and given it a 94% thumbs up rating. The outdoor patio and Shine Bar make for a relaxing meal.
Personally, this wine-centric restaurant is in my top 3 for Disney dining. And our readers rank Wine Bar George as 7 out of 103 Walt Disney World restaurants. Offering small bites that pair perfectly with wine, as well as family-style wine country entrees that are delectable, you’re in for a treat here. Sit upstairs at the outdoor area and enjoy lovely views of The Landing.
It is hard to pick a better restaurant for seafood at Disney Springs than The Boathouse. From over 500,000+ reader surveys over the past few years, The BOATHOUSE has a 91% thumbs up rating, ranking number 18 out of 103 dining options at Walt Disney World. The outdoor dining and outdoor bar are divine. A pier juts out into the lake, affording diners not only the joy of dining along the water, but being surrounded by it. If you don’t desire a full meal, you can grab a spot at the Dockside Bar and enjoy handcrafted cocktails and fresh seafood appetizers, all while watching those curiously cool amphicars.
Another great option for seafood at Disney Springs is Paddlefish. Located inside the iconic riverboat shaped building, on the water at Disney Springs Marketplace, Paddlefish has a great selection of fresh seafood, as well as steak and other options. Outdoor dining can be enjoyed on the wrap-around deck with great views of the Marketplace, the lake, and Disney’s Saratoga Springs resort. Paddlefish is not as highly rated by our readers as The BOATHOUSE with a 76% thumbs up rating, and a ranking of 91 out of 103 dining options at Walt Disney World.
House of Blues – Courtyard
An iconic venue, House of Blues at Disney Springs offers a bluesy, funky atmosphere and good food too. House of Blue is ranked middle of the road by our readers. But, the outdoor courtyard area is fantastic for casual food, drinks, and live music on most nights. If you crave BBQ or Southern fare, and a frosty beverage, all while enjoying the outdoor ambiance of Disney Springs, this is a great choice.
Here we have one of the few chain restaurants at Disney Springs. Blaze Pizza is a casual build-your-own fresh-made pizza place that has a strong following. This unique Disney Springs location has a lovely outdoor area overlooking the pretend spring water that is the centerpiece of Disney Springs. Blaze Pizza is another highly rated dining option based on reader feedback. It has a 93% thumbs up rating and is ranked 18 out of 103 Disney dining locations.
This Disney owned and operated burger joints specializes in gourmet burgers and classic sides and shakes. D-Luxe Burger is located near Homecomin’ and Blaze Pizza, overlooking the same sparkling spring water. This casual burger spot has earned 90% thumbs up rating from our readers and is ranked 28 out of 103 dining options at Walt Disney World.
Enjoy the wonderful Asian fusion flavors that only Chef Morimoto can create, but with a casual twist. Inspired by the many street food markets, Morimoto Asia Street Food is just outside the Morimoto Asia restaurant. It is not as highly rated as the full service restaurant, but has a 88% thumbs up rating and ranks 45 out of 103 options. The seating is all outdoors, and covered, but is limited.
Ask any Orlando local to list some of their favorite restaurants in the area, and most likely Ravenous Pig in Winter Park will be a part of that list. Polite Pig is the casual concept from the same restaurateurs as Ravenous Pig. A twist on BBQ and Southern fare, with craft beer and cocktails to pair, Polite Pig is a favorite. Their outdoor dining and outdoor bar welcome you if you arrive to Disney Springs via the Lime Garage. Best of all our readers give Polite Pig a 94% thumbs up rating and it ranks as number 9 out of 103 Disney restaurants.
Tips and Information
- Reservations are recommended for most of the full-service restaurants in this guide. Be sure to make note of your desire to sit outside when making your reservation.
- Use our Reservation Finder for help with making reservations at popular Disney restaurants.
- Arrive early for outdoor seating as it is often desired by many guests.
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Where’s your favorite place to dine al fresco at Disney Springs?