Outdoor dining on International Drive in Orlando is truly a contender for great dining and date night experiences. International Drive (or I-Drive) has earned its fame as a major artery of things to do and see. From hotels and premium shopping to tourist attractions and dining experiences, International Drive stands out as a true showcase of the Orlando area. 

With all the goings-on, dining al fresco on I-Drive is a fun way to enjoy a meal with plenty of visual interest. Check out some of our favorite patios, courtyards, and terraces for your next date!

And for an even more comprehensive list, check out our guide to 75+ Orlando Restaurants with Outdoor Dining.

Updated March 2024 by Meghan Roth.

International Drive Restaurants with Outdoor Dining

Let's start with three International Drive Restaurants with outdoor dining that stand on their own. Then we'll cover two International Drive destinations that offer multiple restaurants, The Pointe Orlando and ICON Park.

Café Tu Tu Tango

8625 International Drive, Orlando, (407) 248-2222

This art-themed spot features some of the very best Spanish-inspired tapas around. The outdoor dining is somewhat small, especially the outdoor portion of the bar. Still, the energy and unique views of International Drive are all right there.

Bottomless brunch on the weekends and Happy Hour all week. Don’t miss the live entertainment on select nights!

Image credit: Café Tu Tu Tango

Cooper’s Hawk Winery

8005 International Drive, Orlando, (407) 956-3400

Handcrafted wines, modern cuisine, and a great wine club. Cooper’s Hawk offers tastings and plenty of variety in vintages and food.

Related post: Best Wine Bars in Orlando

Mia’s Italian Kitchen

8717 International Drive, Orlando, (407) 601-7130,

Mangia! at this authentic Italian kitchen, with a Sicilian leaning menu. Fresh pasta, and pizzas baked to order are just some of the gems at this cozy spot, where all guests are family. Take advantage of weeknight Happy Hours, and bottomless brunch on Saturday and Sunday. 

Related post: Bottomless Mimosas in Orlando

Restaurants at The Pointe Orlando with Outdoor Dining

This outdoor retail complex on International Drive is a great destination for date nights. Several outdoor dining venues serve up delicious dinners with great views and people-watching. And, The Pointe Orlando experienced a recent refresh adding new energy to this iconic Orlando destination.

Cuba Libre Rum Bar

9101 International Drive, Orlando, (407) 226-1600

Contemporary Cuban cuisine is served in a tropical ambiance with upbeat Latin music. The outdoor dining here puts you in the heart of Pointe Orlando. Happy Hour, late-night menus, and live entertainment are all on the menu!

Outdoor Dining at The Pointe Orlando – image provided by The Pointe Orlando

The Pub Orlando

9101 International Drive, Suite 1003, Orlando, (407) 352-2305

Get your fish and chips on at The Pub. The popular pub is right next to Cuba Libre. The outdoor seating is limited here but does put you in the center of it all.

Weekday Happy Hours, as well as all your favorite British and pub specialties, await.

JoJo's Shake BAR

9101 International Dr, Suite 1208, Orlando, FL 32819, (321) 463-5656

Shake things up at the newest spot at The Pointe Orlando. JoJo's Shake BAR features fun 80's and 90's nostalgia with cocktails, mocktails, shareable eats, and mind-blowing milk shakes. Outdoor seating at JoJo's offers views of The Pointe Orlando while still carrying on the fun vibes and fun music.

Outdoor Dining at JoJo's Shake BAR Orlando features turquoise colored tables and chairs
Outdoor Dining at JoJo's Shake BAR Orlando – Jodi Caballero

Hampton Social

9101 International Dr, Orlando, (689) 800-6760

Come out to chill in coastal style, with plenty of cozy outdoor seating, fresh seafood, and cocktails. Open late Thursday and Friday, and for brunch til 3PM on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t forget the signature frosé and Hampton Social's mantra of “Rosé All Day!”

The Oceanaire

9101 International Blvd, Suite 1002, Orlando, (407) 363-4801

Voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country, The Oceanaire is your choice for a romantic date night, full of fresh seafood, excellent wine, and specialty cocktails. Enjoy your meal in their cozy sidewalk seating.

Besides having romantic outdoor seating, The Oceanaire is one of our favorite seafood restaurants in Orlando.

Blue Martini

9101 International Dr #1182, Orlando, FL 32819, (407) 447-2583

The place to see and be seen at Pointe Orlando is Blue Martini. The lounge is legendary and has one of the coolest outdoor lounge areas in town. This nightlife hot spot is equally popular with visitors and locals alike. And the outdoor seating area is large with lots of opportunities to soak up the vibes.

Outdoor Lounge at Blue Martini Orlando – @pointeorlando

In fact, Blue Martini's outdoor patio has a really cool fountain with a firepit in the middle. The spot is especially lovely during sunset.

Read more: Orlando Restaurants with Firepits 

Blue Martini Orlando at sunset at the outdoor firepit
Blue Martini outdoor firepit – image by Dani Meyering

Rodizio Grill

9101 International Drive, Suite 1220, Orlando, (407) 593-4422

Come hungry to this Brazilian Steakhouse, serving succulent cuts of the best rotisserie meats straight from the sword. The salad bar and Brazilian sides are always favorites, too!

Taverna Opa

9101 International Drive, #2440, Orlando, (407) 351-8660

Authentic Greek and Mediterranean dishes with both gluten free and vegetarian considerations are up for your enjoyment at Taverna Opa. The nightly belly dancing just adds a level to the experience.

Inside is definitely a party, and the outdoor seating offers some reprieve without missing out on the Mediterranean party atmosphere.

Kavas Tacos and Tequila

9101 International Dr #1198, Orlando, FL 32819

Head to this Mexican restaurant for good food and vibes with outdoor dining on International Drive.

Their diverse menu is full of Tex-Mex flavors and playful takes on Mexican street fare, carefully curated by the same team behind Taverna Opa Orlando. You’ll find classic favorites such as Guacamole, Esquites, Queso Fundido as well as a wide array of Mexican-inspired cocktails.

Outdoor Dining at Kavas Tacos and Tequila pointe orlando
Outdoor Dining at Kavas Tacos and Tequila – Dani Meyering

The outdoor dining is located along the side of Kavas, allowing you to people watch and soak up the energy of Pointe Orlando.

ICON Park Dining on International Drive

ICON Park itself is an outdoor wonderland, known as Orlando’s Hometown Playground, so it only makes sense that it would serve as home base to some of the most fun al fresco dining opportunities in the area. Choose from unique menus, great entertainment, and beautiful scenery, all in view of The Wheel, ICON Park's dazzling centerpiece.

Make it an iconic date night with our guide to Things to Do at ICON Park for Adults.

Sugar Factory

8371 International Drive, Suite 70, Orlando (407) 270-7082

Satisfy your sweet tooth (and then some), with the dreamy confections and fanciful cocktails on the patio at the Sugar Factory! There are plenty of choices for entrees, but the real attractions are the signature Goblets, smoking with dry ice, extreme milkshakes and sundaes for two!

Helena Modern Riviera

8441 International Drive, Suite #260, Orlando, (407) 226-2929

Helena pays homage to the contemporary Riviera restaurants flourishing along the Mediterranean coast with a laid-back atmosphere infused with coastal Balinese vibes; we offer a fusion of Mediterranean and American cuisine. Their menu is an ode to freshness and flavor, featuring handcrafted cocktails that will tantalize your taste buds. join us and savor the best of both worlds as we blend Mediterranean traditions with American innovation.

They offer “social hour” in the bar until 6pm on weekdays, entertainment Thursday – Saturday evenings, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm.

Uncle Julio’s Mexican From Scratch

8409 International Dr, Orlando, (321) 430-0600

Margarita of the month, anyone? Yes, please! Head to the courtyard at Uncle Julio’s for Taco Tuesday, Fajita Friday, and Happy Hour to partake of traditional Mexican specialties, while people-watching.

Sloppy Joe’s Orlando

8371 International Dr, Orlando,

Sloppy Joe’s is the world-famous Key West Bar and Restaurant, best known as author Ernest Hemingway’s regular hangout. Also known for dazzling tropical drinks, live island music, and great food selections. They have an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy a tropical drink and take in the sights and sounds of ICON Park.

Ole Red Orlando

8417 International Drive, Orlando, (321) 430-1200

Blake Shelton’s entertainment complex in ICON Park offers delectable takes on Southern cuisine, served up with live music onstage. Dining outside isn’t a problem as tunes are piped through to enhance your experience!

October events in Orlando - Ole Red and Crooked Can Beer Dinner
Image credit: Ole Red Orlando

Tin Roof Orlando

8371 International Drive, Orlando, (407) 270-7926

Bar bites, brunch, and Happy Hour at this combo restaurant and bar with live music served up throughout the week. The outdoor bar and dining area puts you at the center of ICON Park where you can see it all.

Yard House

8367 International Dr., Orlando, (407) 351-8220

You’ll find one of the largest selections of draft beer at the ICON Park location of the Yard House. In addition, the huge menu covers the gamut, including apps, salads, pizza, sandwiches, and even provides a large selection of gluten free and vegetarian options. There’s something for everyone, and it’s best served on the terrace!