Al Fresco Dining on International Drive

Thursday, January 9, 2020
We don’t mean to brag, but if al fresco dining is right up your alley - Orlando is the best place to be. All year round we’re lucky to be able to enjoy our favorite delicious meals in an outdoor setting that is unlike what you’ll find anywhere else! With the summer heat behind us, the weather during this time of the year is flawless, so it’s no surprise that on I-Drive, you’ll find that some of your favorite restaurants offer outdoor seating options that amaze! Next time you’re looking to enjoy a delicious meal in paradise, here are 5 spots that you owe it to yourself to check out!
      1. Marlow’s Tavern at Pointe Orlando
With clear blue skies and crisp air, at one point or another you’ll find yourself strolling through Pointe Orlando, and when it comes to enjoying a good meal… you won’t have to go far! Marlow’s Tavern at Pointe Orlando is known for serving up your favorite American tavern fare, taking classic dishes and elevating them to a gourmet level! The atmosphere at Marlow’s is warm and inviting while also offering a modern feel, making it the perfect spot to enjoy happy hour with friends after a long day, dig into a delicious meal with family, or indulge in a memorable meal with co-workers or business associates.
      2. BJ’s Brewhouse
If you’re not really sure what you’re in the mood for, and are just hoping to enjoy a great meal in a beautiful outdoor setting, BJ’s Brewhouse is the stop for you! Their menu boasts over 140 items, and 50 craft beers… so needless to say, you’ll find something that will hit the spot!
Find your seat next to one of their outdoor patio heaters, and get ready to enjoy a spectacular meal in their cozy outdoor seating area!Dining at BJ’s Brewhouse is always a good experience!
Tip: Don’t forget about dessert! BJ’s Brewhouse is notorious for their delicious dessert Pizookies, and with over 10 different flavors, there is a perfect Pizookie for everyone!
      3. Saltgrass Steak House
Nothing sets the mood like fine dining under the beautiful Orlando night sky… and at Saltgrass Steak House, you don’t have to enjoy your exceptional meal in a stuffy indoor setting, because their outdoor seating is put simply, stunning!
Bite into homemade beer bread bought right to your table as you select a high quality, chef prepared meal from their menu. Oh, and did we mention that in addition to a luxurious wrap around patio with lounge seating and tables, that there is also an outside bar. If you’re looking for an irresistible meal in a stunning outdoor setting, Saltgrass Steak House is the stop for you!
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      4. ICON Park
ICON Park is home to various restaurants that offer outdoor seating, so you can find the perfect dining spot for any occasion or craving; that offers both one-of-a-kind fare, and a view of the beloved Wheel. If you’re looking for breakfast or lunch and a fresh cup of joe, ICafe De Paris is a great option. Whipping up tasty omelettes and for those who have a sweet tooth, fresh-baked pastries that are available every day! Or, if you’re looking to indulge in some authentic tacos, Uncle Julio’s also offers outdoor seating for you and friends to enjoy while you’re sipping on a salted rim cocktail in the Florida sunshine.
For the beer lovers, Yard House offers 100-250 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales & lagers. There’s nothing quite like sipping on an ice cold beer in the heart of all the action at ICON Park, while enjoying the sunshine and a nice breeze! Furthermore, Yardhouse is known for its large menu that boasts bold flavors and unique shareable appetizers, so bring a friend, sit back and relax! Finally, ICON Park is home to Outback Steakhouse which also offers great outdoor seating options for those times when you just want to be able to enjoy your favorite bloomin' onion in the beautiful Florida weather!
P.S. If you’re strolling through ICON Park and want to enjoy a different dining experience, checkout The Wheelhouse Market, a food court-esque dining room where you can find a variety of options ranging from juicy sausages to fresh sushi! Grab your meal from the Wheelhouse to go and enjoy a picnic style dining experience on the courtyard in front of Orlando’s favorite landmark, The Wheel!
      5. Bahama Breeze
Nothing says, “No worries, Be happy” like enjoying a refreshing signature cocktail and a flavorful Caribbean inspired dish in paradise. Now with two locations on I-Drive, you’re never far from a delightful outdoor dining experience at Bahama Breeze! Whether it's for lunch, dinner, or just a drink, you'll feel like you've escaped to the islands.
Finding spectacular outdoor dining options on I-Drive is a breeze! Next time you’re looking to enjoy a meal on a beautiful Orlando day, check out one of these 5 top al fresco dining spots for a dining experience to remember!
Happy Dining.