With the Atlantic and Gulf at least an hour from the city beautiful, you'd think Orlando restaurants near the water would be tough to find, but luckily the city has plenty of lakes, giving restaurants prime real estate for outdoor seating. Here are a few of our favorite waterfront restaurants in Orlando with patios and aquatic views.
The Waterfront Orlando
There's not a bad seat in this restaurant by the water in the Sodo District. Sit inside or outside, you'll have a view of Jennie Jewel Lake either way. The perfectly named South Orlando waterfront restaurant serves burgers, sandwiches and poke bowls, plus an extensive beer list and one of the best brunches in Orlando every Saturday and Sunday.
Outdoor seating is the only option at this Orlando patio bar. Located on the walking path at Lake Eola, it's the perfect place to sip a beverage and people watch as folks stroll past.
Hillstone Winter Park
Book a reservation here for sunset and you won't be disappointed. The sunsets over Lake Killarney, offering stunning vistas while you savor an upscale meal.
World of Beer | Downtown Orlando
Another one located on Lake Eola, the large patio offers plenty of outdoor seats for guests to relax with the famous Lake Eola fountain in the backdrop. If you're a beer drinker, this place offers waterfront dining in Downtown Orlando and more than 500 brews, plus bar-type food such as tacos, burgers, and sandwiches.
Talk about dining on the water, at The Boathouse you'll dine on a dock. There's a patio bar on this dock and more than 200 seats for devouring your upscale seafood meal.
Colibri Mexican Cuisine | Baldwin Park
This restaurant is small on the inside, by the outdoor patio offers plenty of seating overlooking Lake Baldwin. Sip a Marg and enjoy the view!
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Grills Lakeside Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar
Grills Lakeside just opened its newest location in Orlando on Lake Fairview. This patio bar and grill will have you feeling like you're vacationing on the beach with its laid-back island-like feel and fresh seafood.
Canvas Restaurant and Market
Located on the lakefront at Laureate Park Village Center in Lake Nona, sit inside and the floor to ceiling windows offer beautiful views of the water. But outside on the patio is really where you'll feel the happiest. The menu is a delightful mix of southern, Latin and American cuisine.