Orlando Restaurants Reopening for Dine In and Takeout

By Arlene Laboy and Stephanie Patterson

Florida’s Phase 1 reopening means some of our favorite Orlando restaurants are reopening their doors for dine-in at 25% capacity. Another perk of living in Florida is that many of our local restaurants have spacious outdoor patios if you just don’t feel quite ready to dine indoors. Whether you feel safe enough to venture out or not is completely up to you. If you do decide to leave home for your next date night, we’ve rounded up a list of local Orlando restaurants reopening for dine-in service. Many are also offering takeout and curbside pickup if that’s more your speed.

Note: In order to help local restaurants accommodate more guests, several cities, including Orlando, have allowed for expanded outdoor seating without requiring additional permits. Clermont and Melbourne have both waived permit fees to restaurants adding temporary outdoor seating. Last weekend, Winter Park closed Park Avenue from Friday to Sunday to allow restaurants to make the most of Mother’s Day weekend, and we’re interested to see if they’ll continue it temporarily.

Many restaurants throughout historic downtown Winter Garden have also expanded patio seating options. To ensure a safe and spacious outdoor dining experience, dine al fresco at spaces that have expanded outdoor seating into adjacent parking spaces and public areas.

Downtown/Curry Ford

World of Beer Downtown Orlando

American, Bar
Open for limited dine-in and patio seating; takeout and delivery available

World of Beer’s Downtown Orlando locations boasts a huge patio overlooking Lake Eola Park, dozens of beers from around the world and tasty bar bites. It’s the perfect spot for a Sunday Funday brunch (try the beermosa and the tots) or to embark in a few rounds of trivia. Limited dine-in and patio seating are now available at 25% capacity, or you can order ahead for takeout and delivery.

Image credit: World of Beer Downtown Orlando

DoveCote

American, French-inspired
Open for dine-in and patio seating daily 11:30am-8pm; takeout and delivery available

Located on the bottom floor of the Bank of America building downtown, DoveCote is a French-inspired brasserie serving up lunch, dinner and brunch each week. We’re kind of obsessed with the creative cocktails, robust happy hour, and the delectable fine herb omelet available during lunch and brunch. The restaurant has reopened with multiple dining areas to choose from, including the Grand Hall, main dining room and the huge outdoor courtyard. Take advantage of weekly specials for lunch as well as a rotating dinner for two available for dine-in and takeout. Reservations are encouraged.

DoveCote

Pizza Bruno
Pizza, Italian
Limited patio seating with full menu available. Pickup also available.
Open daily 4:30-10pm

Ace Cafe
Diners, Bars
Dine-in will be available starting Tuesday, June 2 at 11am. Takeout and delivery is also available via their new online ordering system.
Open Monday – Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 11am-7pm.

Craft & Common
Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch, Cafe
Limited seating inside and outside, as well as takeout available.
Open daily 7am-6pm

Deeply Coffee
Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches
Open daily 8am-4pm

Elize
Modern European
Limited dining room and outside seating available. Happy Hour will be 3pm-7pm, with specials on Oysters, Champagne, Gin-Tonics and more.
Tuesday-Friday 11.30am-8.30pm and every Saturday 4pm- 8.30pm

Reyes Mezcaleria
Mexican, Bar
Limited dining room and patio seating available; walk-in only. Curbside pickup is also available.
Open 11am-10pm

Fresh Kitchen
Vegetarian, New American, Gluten-Free
Limited dining room and patio seating, as well as takeout available.
Open daily 11am-8:30pm

Thornton Park

Maxine’s on Shine
New American, Wine Bar, Breakfast & Brunch
The restaurant’s Phase 1 kicks off Thursday May 14th, and will allow customers to enjoy their takeout on the patio while receiving beverage service. Hours for this weekend are Thursday-Sunday 10am-2pm for brunch and 4-8pm for dinner. Maxine’s Market will continue to be available Thursday-Sunday for carryout orders and you can get delivery via the new Maxine’s on Demand service.

Orlando restaurants - Maxine's on Shine in Thornton Park
Maxine’s on Shine

The Stubborn Mule
New American, Breakfast & Brunch
Limited dining room, patio seating and takeout available.
Open daily 2-9pm

Graffiti Junktion Thornton Park
American, Burgers, Sports Bar
Open daily 12-8pm

Soco Thornton Park
Southern, New American, Cocktail Bar
Limited dining room and patio seating. Curbside pickup still available.
Dinner: Tuesday – Sunday 5- 9pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am- 3pm

Menagerie Eatery & Bar
New American, Cocktail Bar
Open Tuesday-Saturday 4-8pm

Dr. Phillips

Pharmacy Orlando

New American, Craft Cocktails
Open daily 6-9:30pm. Takeout and delivery also available.

A cozy speakeasy situated in the heart of Restaurant Row, Pharmacy features an assortment of hearty dishes from Chef Loren Falsone paired with an eclectic craft cocktail menu. Dine on the romantic, European-inspired patio out back or inside the stylish dining room which will transport you to Prohibition times. Don’t skip dessert; Chef Loren’s creations are out of this world. Extensive outdoor dining is currently available.

Photo credit: Pharmacy

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Steakhouse
Opening May 15; takeout available

If you’d like to celebrate your first meal away from home in serious style, all three Orlando-area Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations will be reopening their doors for limited dine-in beginning May 15. Takeout will still be available, including the date night-approved prix fixe menu starting at $40/person. 

Image credit: Stephanie Patterson

Le Cafe de Paris
Coffee & Tea, Cafes, Breakfast & Brunch
Dining room seating available.
Open daily 9am-3pm

Seito Sushi Sand Lake
Sushi
Limited dine-in seating as well as delivery and takeout.

The Melting Pot Orlando
Fondue
Open for limited dine-in and patio seating.

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
Sushi
Open for limited dine-in and patio seating.
Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm
Friday-Saturday 5-10pm

I-Drive Area

Tapa Toro

Spanish, Tapas
Open for limited dine-in Monday-Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 11am-8pm; delivery and curbside pickup available.

Known for lively nightly Flamenco dancing shows, shareable tapas and spectacular paella, Tapa Toro is one of our favorite spots for a date night around ICON Park. The restaurant has reopened its doors for limited dine in and while reservations are recommended, walk-ins will be accommodated based on capacity. Want to do some good during date night? The restaurant is also selling t-shirts with proceeds benefiting the restaurant and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Orlando restaurants reopening - Tapa Toro in ICON Park
Image credit: Tapa Toro

Mia’s Italian Kitchen + Café Tu Tu Tango

Italian, Spanish
Mia’s: Limited dine-in menu from Mia’s Italian Kitchen is available at Cafe Tu Tu Tango Monday-Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 11am-8pm.
Café Tu Tu Tango: Open for dine-in, takeout and delivery

Sister restaurants Mia’s Italian Kitchen and Café Tu Tu Tango have teamed up to share a kitchen and resume operations. Café Tu Tu Tango is now open for limited dine-in and patio seating in addition to takeout and delivery. Extra safety measures are in place including temperature checks for employees, employees wearing masks and gloves, revised table spacing and more. Dine in on Wednesdays for 50% off select bottles of wine all day. Mia’s will be operating out the Cafe Tu Tu Tango kitchen featuring a special takeout and delivery-only menu. The restaurant is not yet open for dine-in. 

Fettucine al Funghi from Mia’s Italian Kitchen

ICEBAR Orlando

Bar/Lounge (new food menu available in the Fire Lounge)
Open for dine-in beginning May 14 Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-midnight

With summer temperatures just around the corner, you can cool off, literally, inside of ICEBAR Orlando. Before entering the unique bar made completely of ice at your designated time, dine indoors at the Fire Lounge or share starters, sliders and flatbread in the outdoor dining space. The rental gloves and jackets required to enter ICEBAR will undergo an enhanced sanitization process and you’ll have the option of wearing latex gloves underneath the cloth gloves if requested.

Orlando restaurants reopening - ICEBAR Orlando
Image credit: ICEBAR Orlando

Tabla Indian Restaurant
Indian, Thai, Chinese
Limited inside and outdoor seating available. Online ordering, takeout and curbside pickup is also available, as well as free delivery within 3 miles. Mention Code TOGO05 to receive 10% off a purchase of $20 or more, and 20% OFF $50 or more for carryout/delivery​. Open Sunday – Thursday 11:30am-9pm and Friday & Saturday 11:30am-10pm. 

Yard House
American, Vegetarian, Bar
Limited seating available, as well as takeout and delivery through GrubHub.
Open daily 11am-10:30pm

Taverna Opa
Greek
Limited dine-in and patio seating, delivery and curbside pickup available
Open daily 1-10pm

The Pub Orlando
Gastropub
Limited dine-in and patio seating; curbside pickup including cocktails and growlers to go available.
Open daily 12-8pm

Rodizio Grill
Brazilian Steakhouse
Limited dine-in and patio seating, with patio tables outfitted with table extensions so that restaurant’s meat carvers can cut and plate your meats without close contact.
Open Monday-Thursday at 5pm and Friday-Sunday at noon

Oceanaire Seafood Room
Seafood
Limited dine-in and patio seating.
Open daily 4-10pm

Maggiano’s Little Italy
Italian
Limited dine-in and patio seating across two separate patio spaces. For curbside call 407-241-8660.
Open daily 11:30am-9pm. 

Image credit: Maggiano’s Little Italy Pointe Orlando

Other Pointe Orlando, ICON Park and I-Drive area restaurants open for date night include The Capital Grille, Sugar Factory, and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Refer to IDrive2Go.com for a full list of I-Drive restaurants that are currently open for takeout and curbside pickup.

Colonial/Mills 50 Area

The Sanctum Cafe
Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch, Acai Bowls
Limited patio seating and takeout available.
Open daily 8am-8pm

Image credit: The Sanctum Cafe

Black Bean Deli
Cuban, Sandwiches
Limited patio seating and takeout available.
Open Monday-Saturday 11am-8pm

Hawkers Asian Street Fare
Tapas/Small Plates, Asian Fusion, Ramen
Limited dining room and patio seating available with a limited menu. Card & contactless payments are available at all locations (no cash is being accepted at the moment).
Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm and Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm.

East End Market:
Farm & Haus
New American
Takeout/Delivery or you can eat in the courtyard.
Open daily 8am-2pm

Domu
Ramen, Asian Fusion, Cocktail Bar
(East End • Dr Phillips • Jax):
Lunch (12-5pm • takeout only)
Dinner (5-10pm • takeout/outdoor dining)
Domu Chibi (Waterford Lakes) hours: 11am-9pm (takeout only)

Hinckley’s Fancy Meats
Butcher, Sandwiches
Open daily 10am-4pm

The Strand
American
*Reopen for takeout only; Tuesday-Saturday 4:30-8:30pm

Winter Park

Proper and Wild
Vegan, Vegetarian, Coffee & Tea
Dine-in and takeout available.
Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-4pm

The Ravenous Pig
New American, Gastropub
Limited seating beginning Wednesday, May 13th at 5pm. Dinner reservations can be made through Resy. Curbside pickup is also available.
Open daily 3-10pm.

VINIA Wine & Kitchen
Wine Bar
Tuesday-Thursday 5-10pm, Friday-Saturday 5-11pm

Eden Bar
Bar, American (Traditional)
Open daily from 11AM-10PM, with last call for food and drinks at 9PM

Enzian Theater Date Night
Image credit: Enzian Theater

George’s Gourmet Cookies & Catering
Bakery, Cafe
Limited dining room and patio seating.
Open daily 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cafe de France
French
Limited dining room seating, outdoor seating and curbside pickup available.
Open Tuesday-Saturday 5-9pm

Black Bean Deli
Cuban, Sandwiches
Limited patio seating and takeout available.
Open Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm

Sixty Vines
Wine Bar, Pizza, New American
Limited dining room seating available, reservations are required.
Open Monday-Friday 4pm-9pm and Saturday-Sunday 11am-9pm.

New General
Coffee & Tea
Limited seating both inside and outside with a limited menu.
Open Tuesday-Saturday 8am-3pm and Sunday 9am-1pm.

Antonella’s Pizzeria
Pizza, Italian
Curbside pickup and delivery available, as well as essential items such as toilet paper, paper towels, and sanitizer. Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm, and Sunday 5-9pm.

The Coop
Southern, Soul Food, Breakfast & Brunch
Limited patio seating available, as well as curbside pickup.
Open daily 11am-8pm

Bulla Gastrobar
Gastropubs, Spanish, Tapas Bars
Limited dining room and patio seating available.
Open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 10am-8pm.

Boca
New American, Bar
Limited dining room and outdoor seating available; reservations are strongly encouraged.
Open 5-10pm.

Luma on Park
New American 
Limited dining room and outdoor seating as well as curbside pickup available.
Open daily 4pm-10pm.

The New Standard
American (Traditional)
Limited dining room and outdoor seating as well as takeout available.
Open daily 11am-10pm

Winter Garden

Plant Street Market
Limited inside and outdoor seating available. Crooked Can Brewing is open.
Open daily 11am-7pm

Chef’s Table at the Edgewater
American (New)
Opening May 29

Market To Table 
American (Traditional)
Open 5-9pm beginning May 14

Orlando restaurants
Image credit: Market to table

Matthew’s Steakhouse
Steakhouse
Open Tuesday-Sunday 5-10pm

Rosallie Le French Cafe
Salad, Sandwiches, Coffee & Tea
Limited patio seating and takeout available. Takeout and delivery also available.
Open daily 7am-3pm

Image credit: City of Winter Garden

Axum Coffee
Coffee & Tea
Limited indoor and outdoor seating available. Takeout and delivery also available.
Open daily 7am-6pm

Melts on Main
Sandwiches, Coffee & Tea, Cafe
Limited dining room and patio seating available. Takeout is also available.
Open daily 11:30am-5pm

The Whole Enchilada
Tex-Mex, Bar
Limited indoor and patio seating (two outdoor dining areas) and takeout available, as well as delivery through UberEats.
Open Sunday 11am-11pm, Monday 11am-12am, Tuesday 11am-1am, Wednesday-Thursday 11am-12am and Friday-Saturday 11am-1am.

Note: BurgerFi, Fat Mike’s Hot Chicken, Harrell’s Hot Dogs & Cold Cones, Moon Cricket Grille, NY Bagel & Deli, Pammie’s Sammies, Pilar’s Martini, Savoree, Scoop’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Sweet Dee’s Cupcakery, Thai Blossom Restaurant, The Attic Door, The Bulk Pantry, The Deli Downtown, Urban Flats, Way Chocolate & Coffee and Winter Garden Pizza Company are also open for business.

Disney Springs – Select restaurants are reopening May 22nd

The restaurants are implementing a new “Dine Safe: Commitment to Care” program, which is a set of re-engineered operating procedures to minimize contact risk and bolster hygiene.
Note: To enhance health and safety measures, guests will be required to wear face coverings at all times except while eating and drinking.

Vivoli il Gelato: Open daily from 10am-10pm
Morimoto Asia: main dining room dinner service
Open daily from 4:30-9pm
Morimoto Asia Street Food: Outdoor dining, lunch & dinner Service
Open from 11:30am-9pm
Pizza Ponte: Indoor/Outdoor Dining Lunch & Dinner Service
Open from 12-8pm
Cooke’s of Dublin: Will reopen June 3: quick-service.
Open 12-10pm daily.
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant: Will reopen June 10; limited dine-in service and compact menu, featuring authentic live Irish music and dance entertainment.
Open 4-10pm daily

Universal CityWalk

Starting May 14th, select Universal CityWalk venues will open from 4-10pm. Reservations recommended. Keep an eye on Universal Orlando Resort’s Facebook page for updates on additional openings. 

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.™ Restaurant and Market: open daily 4–9 pm
Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville® (outside & Lone Palm)
Red Oven Pizza Bakery™: mobile ordering available
Voodoo Doughnut: mobile ordering available  

Altamonte

The Sanctum Coffee & Juice Bar
Cafe, Juice Bar
Limited seating and takeout available.
Open daily 8am-6pm

Santiago’s Bodega Altamonte
Spanish, Tapas, Lounge
Limited patio seating available. Reservations recommended.
Open daily 11am-10pm

Disclosure: Some, but not all of the restaurants mentioned in this post are our valued advertising partners.

Feature image credit: Mia’s Italian Kitchen


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