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Best Restaurants for Waterfront Dining in Orlando to Enjoy this Weekend

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Just because we can’t eat oceanside, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we can’t have the luxury of feasting with a view!

We’ve scoped out the best of the best to help you choose where to find the best restaurants for authentic Orlando waterfront dining! With so many restaurants nestled on the different lakes around Central Florida that have some pretty spectacular waterfront views.

So whether you’re there for lunch, happy hour, or sunset, we’ve gathered the perfect list of the best restaurants for waterfront dining for you to enjoy in Orlando this weekend!

The iconic Boathouse Restaurant at Disney Springs is first on our list to enjoy incredible waterfront views! Named the number one restaurant on Disney property, the Boathouse serves fresh seafood, oysters, steaks and has three full bars.

Not only can you enjoy gorgeous views, but you can also take a ride on one of their famous Amphicar boats or from their classic Dream Boat collection! After a cruise on the water, be sure to stop by the floating Dock Bar to catch the sunset.

Monday | 11AM–11PM
Tuesday| 11AM–11PM
Wednesday | 11AM-11PM
Thursday| 11AM–11PM
Friday| 11AM–11:30PM
Saturday| 10AM–11:30PM
Sunday | 10AM–11PM

📍1620 E. Buena Vista Dr. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Celebrate the season of waterfront dining at Seasons 52 Orlando! Located on restaurant row in Doctor Phillips, this restaurant offers incredible views of Little Sand Lake while also serving local produce, quality seafood and meats, and 52 wines by the glass.

Did we mention they have happy hour? The best time to enjoy the waterfront dining is during happy house with a $6 glass of wine on Mondays–Thursdays from 3 PM–6 PM. You can also enjoy their rosé all day this summer!

Monday | 11:30AM–10PM
Tuesday| 11:30AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11:30AM-10PM
Thursday| 11:30AM–10PM
Friday| 11:30AM–11PM
Saturday| 11:30AM–11PM
Sunday | 11:30AM–10PM

📍770 W. Sandlake Road Orlando, FL 32819

Perfect for date night, birthdays, or any other reason to celebrate, Hillstone Winter Park is the perfect restaurant for waterfront dining on the picturesque Lake Killarney. For over 14 years, this flagship location has been serving lunch, dinner, and fine wines to Orlando.

Enjoy their famous chilled jumbo shrimp or grilled artichokes to start, and then make your way to snapper, trout, ribs, or prime filet. Dinner on the water isn’t complete without a drink, so try their Hillstone negroni, classic Manhattan, or red and white wines from Napa Valley.

Monday | 11:30AM–9:30PM
Tuesday| 11:30AM–9:30PM
Wednesday | 11:30AM-9:30PM
Thursday| 11:30AM–9:30PM
Friday| 11:30AM–10PM
Saturday| 11:30AM–10PM
Sunday | 11:30AM–9:30PM

📍215 S. Orlando Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

Beach vibes without the drive! That’s what you’ll find at the Waterfront Orlando! Located on beautiful Lake Jennie Jewell in the heart of Orlando, the Waterfront is a lakeside restaurant that serves modern American comfort food, craft beer, cocktails and has scenic lakefront views with outdoor seating.

Voted Orlando’s best Al Fresco dining by USA Today, this hidden gem also has brunch on the weekends with bottomless mimosas! So come join the fun with food, brews, and gorgeous views.

Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday| 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM-10PM
Thursday| 11AM–10PM
Friday| 11AM–11PM
Saturday| 11AM–11PM
Sunday | 11AM–10PM

📍4201 South Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32806

Come out to Lake Fairview to enjoy Grills Lakeside Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar! Located just north of downtown, Grills Lakeside has two other locations around Florida and was started directly out of a fishing industry, so you know their seafood is fresh and local.

Grills Lakeside has amazing views for waterfront dining in Orlando from their rooftop deck and tiki bar, as well as offers breakfast every day from 7AM-11AM. Come by car or boat, listen to live music, and watch the rowing club boats head out from the dock!

Monday | 7AM–10PM
Tuesday| 7AM–10PM
Wednesday | 7AM–10PM
Thursday| 7AM–10PM
Friday| 7AM–11PM
Saturday| 7AM–11PM
Sunday | 7AM–10PM

📍4301 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32804

All-you-can-eat Korean BBQ, sushi, and waterfront dining? Sign us up! Izziban Sushi and BBQ offers traditional and modern Japanese cuisine like fresh nigiri, sushi, sashimi, and yakiniku, while also offering an all-you-can-eat style buffet on Korean BBQ tables.

Located on Lake Barton by the Executive airport, this hoppin’ spot is known for its spacious dining areas, upbeat music, and lakeside views. Be sure to enjoy their happy hour at the bar from 5PM-7PM or late night from 10PM-12PM for a real good time!

Monday | 11:30AM–1AM
Tuesday| 11:30AM–1AM
Wednesday | 11:30AM–1AM
Thursday| 11:30AM–1AM
Friday| 11:30AM–1AM
Saturday| 11:30AM–1AM
Sunday | 11:30AM–1AM

📍5310 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32807

Need a place to relax? How about checking out Relax Grill at Lake Eola!? Relax Grill is Orlando’s most beautiful and relaxing spot. Enjoy watching people make their way around the lake or paddle on swan boats as you sip a refreshing drink on the deck.

You can find fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, homemade hummus, tzatziki, and other Mediterranean-inspired dishes, or enjoy traditional American fare as well. They also have a great happy hour menu from 4 PM–7 PM on weekdays!

Monday | 11:30AM–9:30PM
Tuesday| 11:30AM–9:30PM
Wednesday | 11:30AM–9:30PM
Thursday| 11:30AM–9:30PM
Friday| 11:30AM–10:30PM
Saturday| 11:30AM–10:30PM
Sunday | 11:30AM–9:30PM

📍211 Eola Pkwy. Orlandom FL 32801

Another iconic spot on Lake Eola is World of Beer! Just on the other side of the lake, you’ll find 45+ rotating taps, 400 craft beers, a tavern fare, and craft spirits right in the heart of downtown Orlando. Here you can also enjoy amazing views of the lake while dining.

This World of Beer location is always hosting something fun like trivia, tap takeovers, live music, and local events like Wine Walk and the Lake Eola Farmers Market. Be sure to keep up with their social media to see what’s coming up next!

Monday | 11AM–12AM
Tuesday| 11AM–12AM
Wednesday | 11AM–12AM
Thursday| 11AM–12AM
Friday| 11AM–1AM
Saturday| 11AM–1AM
Sunday | 11AM–12AM

📍431 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801

We can’t think of anything better than fresh seafood, all-day happy hour, live music weekends, and panoramic lakefront views, can you? Crabby Bills St. Cloud is nestled on the beautiful Lake Toho in the Lakefront Park Marina and even has a pet-friendly deck!

You can’t go wrong with their classic alligator bites, baked oysters, or Florida hogfish. But if seafood isn’t your thing, they also have ribs, NY strip, chicken, and other land favorites. Check them out next time you’re in St. Cloud and looking for a great time!

Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday| 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday| 11AM–10PM
Friday| 11AM–11PM
Saturday| 11AM–11PM
Sunday | 11AM–10PM

📍1104 Lakeshore Blvd. St. Cloud, FL 34769

If you’re willing to drive out the coast, Coconuts on the Beach offers some amazing ocean views, beach bar vibes, and awesome service. Coconuts on the Beach is the only true beach bar in Cocoa Beach with delicious coconut shrimp, Mahi sandwiches, poke nachos, or even shrimp and grits.

While enjoying your meal, don’t forget to order a vitamin sea-rita, creamy coco-rita, or a shark bite with pineapple vodka. Of course, they also have plenty of beer and wine to choose from!

Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday| 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday| 11AM–10PM
Friday| 11AM–11PM
Saturday| 11AM–11PM
Sunday | 11AM–10PM

📍2 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Canvas Restaurant & Market is located at the Laureate Park Village Center in the heart of Lake Nona, serving up amazing American cuisine and is one of our favorite spots for waterfront dining in Orlando. The chef focuses on seasonal, regional, and fresh meats and produces for the perfect lakeside meal.

Start your day here with coffee and breakfast, or maybe even try one of their brunch skillets or Meyer lemon pancakes. For lunch, you can enjoy their chimichurri Steak Frites, the sweet tea crispy chicken, and end your day with a whole roasted snapper for dinner.

Monday | 8AM–10PM
Tuesday| 8AM–10PM
Wednesday | 8AM–10PM
Thursday| 8AM–10PM
Friday| 8AM–11PM
Saturday| 8AM–11PM
Sunday | 8AM–9PM

📍13615 Sachs Ave. Orlando, FL 32827

Situated on the beautiful Lake Baldwin, Colibri Mexican Cuisine offers authentic Mexican dishes, awesome margaritas, and happy hour specials! At Colibri, they know that taste, texture, and ambiance matter. Good thing they have all three!

Enjoy tacos, fajitas, burritos, and their famous ceviche, and be sure to wash it down with a coco watermelon margarita. Happy hour specials are weekdays from 3PM-6PM, and they also have daily specials from 5PM-close. It’s always time to fiesta at Colibri!

Monday | 11AM–10PM
Tuesday| 11AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11AM–10PM
Thursday| 11AM–10PM
Friday| 11AM–10:30PM
Saturday| 11AM–10:30PM
Sunday | 11:30AM–9:30PM

📍4963 New Broad St. Orlando, FL 32814

Not only can you ride on an airboat and view live bird and gator exhibits, but you can also dine on the iconic Lake Jesup at the Black Hammock Adventures and Airboat Rides! Nothing is more Florida than riding an airboat and coming back to enjoy fried gator tail at the restaurant and then partying at the Lazy Gator Tiki Bar.

Black Hammock is an award-winning restaurant that is famous for their fried gator, catfish, and homemade desserts while offering beautiful views of the lake and airboat dock. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday| 11AM–8:30PM
Wednesday | 11AM–8:30PM
Thursday| 11AM–8:30PM
Friday| 11AM–9PM
Saturday| 11AM–9PM
Sunday | 11AM–8:30PM

📍2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Rd. Oviedo, FL 32765

Best Orlando Waterfront Dining

Thinking of dining lakeside this weekend? Be sure to follow us @StuffToDoInOrlando and tag us in your waterfront pictures!

Adriana Rodrigues Oswald

Adriana Rodrigues Oswald

Adriana is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on Instagram and Facebook.

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