A Complete List of Walt Disney World Restaurants With Outdoor Seating Options

A Complete List of Walt Disney World Restaurants With Outdoor Seating Options
Disney Parks Snacking Around the World

Last updated: June 25, 2020

As Walt Disney World re-opens following the COVID-19 related closures, we’re starting to think about how our park-going experience will change.

The following is a complete list of all Walt Disney World dining locations with outdoor seating available. In the case of table service dining, outdoor seating will need to be requested upon check-in and not guaranteed. Please also note that not all locations will be open/available during the re-opening period (and beyond), so be sure to check the latest official information and make sure you have a backup plan!

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Why Outdoor Dining?

Enjoying the great weather while dining at The BOATHOUSE

When the weather and temperature cooperate, al fresco (translating to “fresh air”) dining can be a fun way to enjoy your meal. One of our favorite parts about going to a Disney park is the food and being able to sit, remove your mask, and enjoy a nice meal…. but in a world where Coronavirus still lingers, we want to take make sure we’re taking some extra precautions. That’s why we plan to seek out dining locations with outdoor seating.

According to one study, “droplet transmission [is] prompted by air-conditioned ventilation”. As a precaution, the CDC recommends that “when possible, sit outside at tables spaced at least 6 feet apart from other people” and to “wear a cloth face covering when less than 6 feet apart from other people or indoors”. So, clearly we’re concerned about being indoors for prolonged periods of time, especially during mealtime when our are facemasks are off and we’re ingesting things. Therefore, fresh air dining will be our choice for the foreseeable future.

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom Table Service Locations With Outdoor Seating

  • Tony’s Town Square: This is the only Magic Kingdom restaurant offering both table service and an outdoor strip of patio space overlooking Town Square.

Magic Kingdom Quick Service Locations With No Outdoor Seating

Since most counter service locations in Disney are situated outdoors or allow you the option of taking your food to-go, we’re actually going to list the quick service ones to avoid since they do not offer any outdoor seating options.

The Tomorrowland Terrace features an open-air… terrace!

Epcot

Epcot Table Service Locations with Outdoor Seating

  • Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room: Outdoor seating can be found at the far end of the restaurant offering a great view of fireworks (if they ever come back).
  • Spice Road TableThis restaurant offers a huge outdoor seating area along the shores of the World Showcase Lagoon.
  • Via NapoliThere is outdoor seating to the right of the entrance of the restaurant in addition to a long strip of indoor seats that have floor to ceiling sliding doors, creating an open-air atmosphere.

Epcot Quick Service Locations With No Outdoor Seating

Since most counter service locations in Disney are situated outdoors or allow you the option of taking your food to-go, we’re actually going to list the quick service ones to avoid since they do not offer any outdoor seating options.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios Table Service Locations With Outdoor Seating

  • Hollywood Brown Derby LoungeUnfortunately, this location is the only one in the park where you can sit down to waiter/waitress service in the open air. The lounge offers a small tapas-style menu as well as a full bar.

Hollywood Studios Quick Service Locations With No Outdoor Seating

Hurray for Hollywood! All counter service locations in Hollywood Studios offer outdoor seating areas! The only exception might be Trolley Car Cafe (Starbucks) which offers no seating at all.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Table Service Locations With Outdoor Seating

  • The vegan slider at Nomad Lounge

    Nomad Lounge: This lounge attached to Tiffins is the only full-service restaurant in Animal Kingdom offering outdoor seating. This spot has cozy couches lining a wraparound porch with views of the river. Order from a  decent sized menu of small plate items and a full bar.

Animal Kingdom Quick Service Locations With No Outdoor Seating

Hakuna Matata! All counter service locations in Animal Kingdom offer outdoor seating areas! The only exception would be Creature Comforts Coffee Shop (Starbucks) which offers no seating at all.

Disney Springs

Disney Springs Table Service Locations With Outdoor Seating

  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’: Homecomin’s newly opened Shine Bar + Social offers guests open-air dining paired with famous moonshine cocktails.
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House: One of Disney Spring’s newest restaurants has limited outdoor seating along the front side of the building.
  • Frontera Cocina: Chef Rick Bayless’ spot has a rather large covered patio in the rear of the restaurant.
  • Jaleo by José Andrés: Find multiple outdoor seating areas here.
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar: The backside of this lounge offers outdoor seating.
  • Morimoto Asia: The restaurant’s second floor offers a balcony with limited outdoor seating.
  • Paddlefish: Paddlefish has multiple levels of outdoor options including a rooftop bar offering great views of Disney Springs.
  • Paradiso 37: Limited outdoor seating can be found on the lake side of the building.
  • Planet Hollywood: The second floor has a small outdoor area. The first floor’s Stargazers Bar is outdoors but offers a limited food menu.
  • Raglan Road: Additional outdoor seating has been added near a stage offering live music.
  • Rainforest Cafe: The restaurant’s Lava Lounge offers outdoor seating and access to the restaurant’s full menu.
  • Splitsville Luxury LanesPlenty of outdoor seating here on both the ground floor and the second floor.
  • STK Orlando: This restaurant has an outdoor seating area at the entrance in addition to their existing posh rooftop.
  • Terralina Crafted Italian: Find an outdoor patio in this restaurant with rustic Italian decor.
  • The BOATHOUSE: “Waterfront dining” is abundant here as plenty of outdoor seating can be found along the lake.
  • Wine Bar George: George has a small outdoor patio area on the second floor.
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill: Outdoor seating options exist to the left of the building.

Disney Springs Quick Service Locations With No Outdoor Seating

Since most counter service locations in Disney are situated outdoors or allow you the option of taking your food to-go, we’re actually going to list the quick service ones to avoid since they do not offer any outdoor seating options.

Some of the outdoor seating at Polite Pig

Disney Resort Hotels

Disney Resort Table Service Locations With Outdoor Seating

Disney Resort Quick Service Locations With No Outdoor Seating

Since most quick-service locations in Disney are situated outdoors or allow you the option of taking your food to-go, we’re actually going to list the quick service ones to avoid since they do not offer any outdoor seating options.

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