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Disney World has now been opened for two weeks following the longest closure in the company’s history as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney World is much different from it used to be, but by all accounts still magical.

One of the biggest differences is evident in the changes made to dining experiences.

Many restaurants are still closed, and others have added or expanded outdoor dining. Because of this, many guests are asking about outdoor dining including what locations offer it and what they can get!

Note: While many of the dining locations listed here don’t offer official outdoor seating, crowds are low and it’s easy to find seating at the outdoor tables located around the parks.  Also, some locations may not be open, or open consistently.

Let’s take a look at the best Disney World dining locations for dining al fresco!

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom was one of the first parks to open, and there are still plenty of quick-, counter-service dining locations that offer great food and outdoor seating!

Located in Adventureland, Aloha Isle serves up your favorite frozen WDW snack: Dole Whip! Look for shaded seating to the left side of this counter-service restaurant.

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland serves a variety of ice cream treats including milkshakes, cones, and novelties.

Casey’s Corner is currently closed, but when it does reopen, there is plenty of outdoor seating around the Castle Hub. This is arguably the best place to get a hotdog in Disney World! Do check it out when it reopens!

Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe is a great dining choice in Magic Kingdom because of its large menu and availability of outdoor seating.
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is a great dining choice in Magic Kingdom because of its large menu and availability of outdoor seating.

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café is a great option because it has a full menu including burgers, chicken, sandwiches, and even allergy-friendly foods. The restaurant is massive with lots of indoor seating as well as plentiful outdoor, shaded seating.

Main Street Bakery serves up your Starbucks favorites. You won’t be able to walk and sip at the same time, but you can grab a seat outside nearby and enjoy your beverage and pastries.

Pinocchio Village Haus in Fantasyland serves Italian quick-service including flatbreads, salad, and gelato. The indoor dining at this location is available and you can also eat your food outside to the right of the restaurant.

Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square is famous for their waffle sandwiches.

Storybook Treats in Fantasyland is a great place to pick up some cool ice cream!

Sunshine Tree Terrace is located in Adventureland. It serves Citrus Swirl treats made with Dole Whip!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios was part of the parks’ first reopening phase.

Anaheim Produce is a fruit stand on Sunset Boulevard. You can grab whole or cut fruit here for a healthy snack option!

Backlot Express has plenty of outdoor seating even in a socially distanced setting.
Backlot Express has plenty of outdoor seating even in a socially distanced setting.

Backlot Express is located right next door to Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular in Echo Lake and offers a complete menu with burgers, sandwiches, desserts, and drinks. There is also lots of outdoor seating available at this restaurant, but it is shaded and surprisingly cool even if Florida heat!

Baseline Tap House is located on Grand Avenue, and it’s a great place to grab snacks, small bites, and beer flights.

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is a quick-service dining location in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The restaurant offers a full menu all day and plant-based options.

PizzeRizzo on Grand Avenue serves pizza, meatball subs, and antipasto salad with plenty of outdoor seating on a comfortable patio and balcony.

Ronto Roasters in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge offers a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options with other-worldly flavors.

Rosie’s All-American Café on Sunset Boulevard serves American classics including cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, fries, and coleslaw.

The Trolley Car Café is Hollywood Studios’ Starbucks location. Stop by for your favorite Starbucks beverage and pastries with a Disney twist.

Epcot

Because Epcot consists of both Future World and World Showcase, there are more dining options in this park than any other.

Choza de Margarita in Mexico serves margaritas, beer, tacos, guacamole, and more Mexican favorites.

Crepes des Chefs de France in France makes excellent French crepes alone or ala mode plus espresso and cappuccino.

Fife and Drum Tavern in the American Adventure pavilion sells the crowd favorite popcorn buckets plus other snacks like pretzels, hotdogs, ice cream, and even turkey legs!

Gelati in Italy is a great spot for Italian Gelato, Italian wine, espresso, and more.

Joy of Tea in China sells a variety of tea beverages.

Kabuki Café in Japan serves otsumami-style sushi, edamame, kakigori, and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including hot and cold sake.

Katsura Grill in Japan is a table-service restaurant serving up teriyaki, chicken cutlet curry, salads, and a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages including sake and plum wine.

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Norway offers some Norwegian favorites. The bakery itself is pretty small, but there is a nice patio with outdoor seating just outside.

L’Artisan des Glaces in France serves ice cream and sorbet.

La Cantina de San Angel in Mexico serves a variety of Mexican food including tacos, empanadas, guac, churros, margaritas, and traditional fruit popsicles.

There is plenty of outdoor dining in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase!
There is plenty of outdoor dining in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase!

La Hacienda de San Angel is a table-service restaurant in the Mexico pavilion. It offers one of the best seating locations in all of World Showcase with views of World Showcase Lagoon.

Refreshment Outpost in located in the African Outpost offers soft drinks and slushies. Remember that you can’t walk and sip, but you can find a bench or table nearby and enjoy!

Refreshment Port serves a variety of beverages and Dole Whip!

Regal Eagle Smokehouse in the American Adventure pavilion is a new restaurant with American BBQ classics including a complete allergy-friendly menu, and a variety of drinks and cocktails.

Rose & Crown Dining Room located in the United Kingdom pavilion is a dining room and pub offering waterfront, table-service dining.

Spice Road Table in Morocco is unique/themed, table-service dining also offering waterfront dining. Enjoy Mediterranean small plates, entrees, desserts, and a variety of beverages.

Tangierine Café in Morocco offers Mediterranean dishes including Shawarma platters, pastries, specialty coffees, and even American classics for kids!

Yorkshire County Fish Shop is temporarily unavailable, but when it reopens, be sure to grab some fish and chips and enjoy nearby!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom was part of the second phase of park reopenings. Animal Kingdom is well-known to be one of the hottest parks in Disney World because of its emphasis on the outdoors. However, this has turned out to be a benefit in the current situation.

Anandapur Ice Cream Truck is located in the Asia section of Animal Kingdom. You’ll find a variety of ice cream novelties at this location.

Creature Comforts is Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Starbucks location. Unlike Starbucks in other parks, Creature Comforts offers a good amount of outdoor seating nearby.

Dawa Bar in Africa is temporarily closed probably because it offers exclusively beverages and no food. It does have excellent outdoor seating, though, so check it out when it does reopen!

Dino-Bite Snacks located in DinoLand USA serves up a variety of ice cream treats. There are a few picnic tables located around this location, and with crowds low, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a seat!

Flame Tree Barbecue has plenty of outdoor seating in a beautifully shades oasis!
Flame Tree Barbecue has plenty of outdoor seating in a beautifully shaded oasis!

Flame Tree Barbecue is one of my favorite restaurants in Disney World. It serves tasty barbecue and has a variety of outdoor seating. You can dine by a pretty pond or waterfront. This is one of the best dining options available in Animal Kingdom at any time but especially right now.

Harambe Fruit Market in Harambe Village is a great option for fresh fruit whether whole or cut, but they also have pretzels, chips, Babybel cheese, and corn on the cob!

Isle of Java on Discovery Island is a great stop for snacks including a breakfast biscuit, pretzels, and a variety of pastries and beverages.

Nomad Lounge on Discovery Island is a lounge with a focus on specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. However, you can also get small plates like Tiffins Bread Service and Impossible Sliders.

Pongu Pongu in Pandora – The World of Avatar serves several breakfast items plus some snacks for lunch and dinner and a variety of fun, themed non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages throughout the day.

Restaurantosaurus in DinoLand USA offers a full menu of American cuisine for lunch and dinner and has plenty of outdoor seating.

Satu’li Canteen in Pandora – The World of Avatar is known for Bao Buns and bowls.

Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Harambe Village serves Dole Whip and inspired treats including the Simba Sunset.

Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks in Asia offers grab ‘n’ go snacks including hummus with veggies and pita, popcorn, and sweets.

Trilo-Bites in DinoLand USA is a snack stop serving up Buffalo Chicken Chips, ice cream, milkshakes, and floats.

Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafés has one of the best menus on this list serving up Asian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Your favorite outdoor dining location in Disney World?  Will you eat outdoors more often now?