September 22, 2017

It's finally patio season in Orlando; here's where to get the most out of dining outdoors

Arguably the best thing about the fall in Orlando is that you can actually eat outside without sweating into your lunch. As the weather starts to cool (theoretically), here are a few of the best patios in the Orlando area to grab a meal outdoors.

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Armando’s
463 W New England Ave, Winter Park, 407-951-8930
Fine dining with a European feel, right here in the Orlando area. Make sure to bring your vespa and a copy of Sartre. 
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Armando’s

463 W New England Ave, Winter Park, 407-951-8930
Fine dining with a European feel, right here in the Orlando area. Make sure to bring your vespa and a copy of Sartre.

Photo via estillwaggon/Instagram
310 Nona
10785 Narcoossee Rd, 407-203-1120
Lakeside and thriving, 310 is in. And you should be in it. Make sure to stop by after December 3rd for $15 bottomless Mimosas. 
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310 Nona

10785 Narcoossee Rd, 407-203-1120
Lakeside and thriving, 310 is in. And you should be in it. Make sure to stop by after December 3rd for $15 bottomless Mimosas.

Photo via nadiacharys/Instagram
Yellow Dog Eats
1236 Hempel Avenue, Gotha, 407-296-0609
You’ll find a lot more than dog chow at this East Orlando location. For starters, you’ll find its super cool back patio, complete with a pupper’s number 1 number-1 spot, a fire hydrant. That yellow is from the paint, right? Doors open at 11 a.m. Bring your furry friend along for a special treat from the chef. 
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Yellow Dog Eats

1236 Hempel Avenue, Gotha, 407-296-0609
You’ll find a lot more than dog chow at this East Orlando location. For starters, you’ll find its super cool back patio, complete with a pupper’s number 1 number-1 spot, a fire hydrant. That yellow is from the paint, right? Doors open at 11 a.m. Bring your furry friend along for a special treat from the chef.

Photo via Jill G/Yelp
Ember
42 W. Central Blvd, 407-849-5200
This popular downtown restaurant and bar is sure to impress your company. Just grab a drink and take a seat in its beautiful, terracotta courtyard. 
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Ember

42 W. Central Blvd, 407-849-5200
This popular downtown restaurant and bar is sure to impress your company. Just grab a drink and take a seat in its beautiful, terracotta courtyard.

Photo via emberorlando/Instagram
Pepe’s Cantina
433 W New England Ave, Winter Park, 321-972-4881
Featuring outdoor seating and classic Mexican fare with a twist, Pepe’s Cantina offers good food for the whole family. Doors open at 11:30. 
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Pepe’s Cantina

433 W New England Ave, Winter Park, 321-972-4881
Featuring outdoor seating and classic Mexican fare with a twist, Pepe’s Cantina offers good food for the whole family. Doors open at 11:30.

Photo via bellezadeoro/Instagram
Cocina 214
151 Welbourne Avenue East, Winter Park, 407-790-7997
Cocina 214 is a nice refuge from Park Ave. The diner’s patio is more protected than others, meaning you won’t get rained out if you want to experience nature’s autumn air-conditioning. Also, they host Chihuahua races.
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Cocina 214

151 Welbourne Avenue East, Winter Park, 407-790-7997
Cocina 214 is a nice refuge from Park Ave. The diner’s patio is more protected than others, meaning you won’t get rained out if you want to experience nature’s autumn air-conditioning. Also, they host Chihuahua races.

Photo via Cocina 214/Facebook
Eleven at Reunion Grande Resort
7593 Gathering St., Kissimmee, 407-662-1170
Pool by day, luxury rooftop restaurant by night, the eleventh floor of the Reunion Grande Resort has an alter ego that offers some of the highest and farthest views of any Orlando eatery. Just don’t let your Spinach Artichoke Fondue go over the side. 
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Eleven at Reunion Grande Resort

7593 Gathering St., Kissimmee, 407-662-1170
Pool by day, luxury rooftop restaurant by night, the eleventh floor of the Reunion Grande Resort has an alter ego that offers some of the highest and farthest views of any Orlando eatery. Just don’t let your Spinach Artichoke Fondue go over the side.

Photo via lorielownds/Instagram
Hamilton’s Kitchen
300 E New England Ave, Winter Park, 407-998-8089 
Bearing the name of the 8th president of Rollins College, Hamilton Holt, Hamilton’s Kitchen is steeped in the history of Central Florida. Take a seat out on its patio for a night of fine dining in the open air. 
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Hamilton’s Kitchen

300 E New England Ave, Winter Park, 407-998-8089
Bearing the name of the 8th president of Rollins College, Hamilton Holt, Hamilton’s Kitchen is steeped in the history of Central Florida. Take a seat out on its patio for a night of fine dining in the open air.

Photo via hamiltonskitchen/Instagram
The Hammered Lamb
1235 North Orange Ave, 407-704-3200
This lamb may be hammered, but that hasn’t stopped it from picking a picturesque, sunset-facing spot on Lake Ivanhoe. Not to mention staying open till 2 a.m. so you can satisfy your cravings before the witching hour. 
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The Hammered Lamb

1235 North Orange Ave, 407-704-3200
This lamb may be hammered, but that hasn’t stopped it from picking a picturesque, sunset-facing spot on Lake Ivanhoe. Not to mention staying open till 2 a.m. so you can satisfy your cravings before the witching hour.

Photo via wanderkammer/Instagram
Hillstone
215 South Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, 407-740-4005
The upscale of the outdoors. Hillstone is a cornerstone of Orlando’s fancier fare, and with its own private, miniature pier, this restaurant’s seating isn’t so much lake front as lake-on-top-of. No fishing allowed, indoor seating also available. 
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Hillstone

215 South Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, 407-740-4005
The upscale of the outdoors. Hillstone is a cornerstone of Orlando’s fancier fare, and with its own private, miniature pier, this restaurant’s seating isn’t so much lake front as lake-on-top-of. No fishing allowed, indoor seating also available.

Photo via rebekahc/Insta