Guide to Orlando’s Best Patios

Orlando's Best Patios Maxine's on Shine

Cooler temperatures make maximizing your time outside a must. It’s time to check out Orlando’s best patios on your next date night or day. Here are some local spots that have great patios for you to relax on, enjoy great food, soak up some sun and take in the stellar views. 

Updated November 2019

GOOD EATS

The Old Jailhouse
903 S. Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806
This newcomer to Historic Downtown Sanford specializes in delectable cuisine and top-notch cocktails, all served up in the former home of Sanford’s Old Jailhouse. You can literally dine behind bars as the owners have kept the buildings charm intact. And, for an added dose of magic, the restaurant boasts a secluded outdoor dining space complete with string lights, perfect for your next fancy night out. 

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Pharmacy Orlando
8060 Via Dellagio Way
Orlando, FL 32819

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
6967 Lake Nona Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827

Reyes Mezcaleria
821 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801

Cocina 214
151 E Welbourne Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

Photo credit: Pharmacy

HANGOUT SPOTS

Teak Neighborhood Grill
6400 Times Square Ave.
Orlando, FL 32835

This MetroWest hangout has all of the elements of a solid neighborhood hangout: a rotating craft beer list, a famous burgers list (OMG! the “glazed donut burger”) and a great outdoor seating area. On cold evenings, the outdoor area has heaters scattered to keep customers warm and there are plenty of televisions to entertain sports lovers.

Also try…

Tony Roma’s
8560 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819

East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr
Orlando, FL 32803

Á La Cart 
609 Irvington Ave
Orlando, FL 32803

Vanbarry’s Public House
4120 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32806

Tap Room at Dubsdread
549 W Par St
Orlando, FL 32804

Café Tu Tu Tango
8625 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819

East End Market Saturday sessions
East End Market | Image credit: Arlene Laboy

COZY GARDENS AND COURTYARDS

DoveCote
390 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
This stylish French brasserie boasts a vibrant interior, seasonal cocktails, a delectable menu prepared by Chef Clay Miller (the omelet!!) and the best creme brûlée in town. The huge outdoor courtyard has been reimagined as Courtyard 390 with an outdoor bar, plush patio seating, tables and chairs. Check it out during the weekly Wine Down Wednesday, a lively ticketed event complete with free garage parking, bottomless wine pours, bottomless house made sangria, bottomless craft beer, and an endless apps buffet.

Also try…

Yellow Dog Eats
1236 Hempel Avenue
Gotha, FL 34786

K Restaurant
1710 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804

Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen
118 S Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar
400 S Orlando Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

Imperial Wine Bar & Beer Garden
1800 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801

Eden Bar at Enzian Theater
1300 S Orlando Ave
Maitland, FL 32751

Hamilton’s Kitchen
300 E New England Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

Valentine's Day movies at Enzian Theater
Image credit: Enzian Theater

GREAT FOR PEOPLE WATCHING

Dandelion Communitea Café
618 N. Thornton Ave.
Orlando FL 32803
Tranquility, good vibes and community—these are the things that come to mind when thinking of Dandelion Communitea Café, a local café and tea shop. The café is a “local, organic and eco-friendly eatery,” as described on its website, and the menu reflects it. Not only do they have plenty of healthy food options and teas galore, but they have a nice little patio area to drink your ice tea and eat your bowl of chili. You’ll find outdoor seating on the patio as well as the medicinal community herb garden. Keep an eye out for open mic nights on the patio every Tuesday. The eclectic, big green house is a staple of charm and community in the Mills 50 area.

Also try…

Soco
629 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801

Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe
205 E 1st St.
Sanford, FL 32771

Briarpatch Restaurant
252 N Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

The Stubborn Mule
100 S Eola Dr #103
Orlando, FL 32801

Soco

CURBSIDE SPOTS

Maxine’s on Shine
337 N. Shine Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
There’s a reason Maxine’s on Shine has won numerous awards, including Orlando Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award: it’s one of the best urban places to hang out with friends for a good time, food and live music. Open in the evenings Tuesday through Friday and open for brunch and dinner Saturdays and Sundays, Maxine’s is known for showcasing local live music and wonderful, whimsical fare. The streetside patio is such a sweet little spot to reconnect.

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Santiago’s Bodega
802 Virginia Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

Armando’s
463 W New England Ave
Winter Park, FL

Menagerie Eatery & Bar
101 S Eola Dr
Orlando, FL 32801

Shari Sushi Lounge
621 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801

Santiago's Bodega Orlando
Image credit: Santiago’s Bodega

WATERSIDE DINING

The Waterfront
4201 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806
The Waterfront (formerly Julie’s Waterfront) is a lakeside paradise escape in the middle of our busy city. Many people come to The Waterfront for the outdoor view and great food. The entire patio offers amazing views of Lake Jennie Jewel, with the option of sitting on the patio deck or on the patio area literally on the lakeshore. This is a great local restaurant to grab a glass of beer (or a cocktail) and top-notch food on a sunny fall day.

Also try…

Grills Lakeside Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar
4301 N Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32804

Shake Shack
119 N Orlando Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

World of Beer – Downtown Orlando 
431 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801

The Boathouse
Disney Springs Marketplace
1620 E Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

SUNSET VIEWS

Hillstone
215 S Orlando Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

Canvas
13615 Sachs Avenue
Orlando, FL 32827

Eleven
7593 Gathering Dr
Kissimmee, FL 34747

Paddlefish (rooftop deck)
Disney Springs
1670 Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Hillstone Winter Park
Hillstone restaurant in Winter Park by Kristen Manieri

Check out our list of restaurants with sunset views for more ideas.

 

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