Group-Friendly Outdoor Dining Spots in Orlando

July 21, 2021

With temperate weather year-round, an event at an Orlando restaurant is best served outdoors. Wind down with a mimosa-filled brunch on restaurant patios, host a swanky big business soirée at outdoor venues, or have a laidback group meal after a long day of theme park fun.

If you need a few ideas on where to wine and dine outside in Orlando, you‘ll find a few ideas here! From small to large events, you’ll find an Orlando dining space to meet your needs. Once you pick your dining space for your event, you’ll also need to consider the best way for all of your diners to get there. Sure, having everyone drive themselves is an easy solution, but large dining event organizers may want to consider a different option. This is where Falcon Charter Bus comes in! The minibus rentals in our network include comfortable models to shuttle your group to dining spaces anywhere in Orlando. Don’t sweat needing to call a rideshare or having a DD after a long night of food and drinks, your private shuttle bus rental will have a driver to handle the road.

Even if you have a massive event like a company happy hour or charity organization fundraiser at a local outdoor venue, Falcon Charter Bus has charter bus rental services to keep your occasion running smoothly. Call 407-274-9808 to discuss your transportation needs with a Falcon Charter Bus rental expert today!

A customer buying food from a food truck in an outdoor space

A La Carte

Best for: laidback meetups with friends and family

Address: 609 Irvington Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: (407) 776-4693

A La Carte is unique in that it’s an outdoor food court with rotating local food trucks. Outdoor food court may sound a bit weird, but A La Carte’s setup feels like the perfect backyard spot to sample a variety of local street foods and have a few brews with friends or coworkers. You’ll find everything from empanadas and Brazilian steaks to poke bowls and Swedish meatballs.

Charter bus rental parking: A La Carte is located in the trendy Milk District. On-site parking right at the food court is limited but you’ll find private paid parking lots throughout the district and additional parking at Festival Park.

Eden Bar at Enzian Theater

Best for: company happy hours and community organization events

Address: 1300 Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

Phone: (407) 629-0054

This garden-style bar serves up tasty new American fare under the shade of massive oak trees and the quaint Enzian Theater art house. The bar has happy hour specials every day and serves up casual bites like flatbreads, burgers, and tacos. You can also rent out the theater and bar for special events with up to 200 guests. Groups of 8 or more must contact the Enzian events team at or (407) 629-1088 ext. 234.

Charter bus rental parking: The Enzian has a spacious private parking lot. If you have a large group attending during normal business hours (and not a private event) you’ll want to inquire about parking options for a minibus rental.

A group of friends having brunch

The Stubborn Mule

Best for: company holiday parties and happy hours

Address: 100 S Eola Dr Suite 103, Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 730-3400

The Stubborn Mule is located just down the street from Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando and is known for its wide selection of mule cocktails. It’s a popular weekend brunch spot for mimosas and tropical mules paired with grilled shrimp and grits or decadent french toast. The Stubborn Mule also offers private event space rentals (except brunch) including the spacious patio that can accommodate up to 100 guests.

Charter bus rental parking: Due to its downtown location, The Stubborn Mule doesn’t have a private parking lot. Most parking in the area can be found in nearby garages and along the street.

World of Beer Orlando

Best for: bachelor and bachelorette parties, company social events, and groups of sports fans.

Address: 431 E Central Blvd Ste B, Orlando, FL 32801

Phone:  (407) 270-5541

World of Beer may be a national chain but the Orlando location is hard to beat for lovely downtown views on Lake Eola. The spacious patio is perfect for groups that want to sample brew flights, chat with friends, and enjoy gastropub bites like pretzels with beer cheese and crispy chicken sandwiches. This location is also a big spot for Orlando sports fans to catch big games on the restaurant’s multiple large TVs.

Charter bus rental parking: Parking around Lake Eola Park can be a challenge. A parking garage is located across the street for personal vehicles, but oversize vehicles like minibus us or charter bus rentals will need to find street parking in Downtown Orlando.

A rooftop bar in the evening


Best for: friends nights out and casual private parties

Address: 3 W Church St 3rd Floor, Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 649-4270

Looking for a fun rooftop bar in Downtown Orlando? Latitudes is the largest rooftop bar in the city and is a great dive for casual drinks and dancing with friends. Although Latitudes does serve food like classic burgers and fries, it’s primarily a bar and doesn’t take group reservations. However, the bar can be rented out as an event space for private events. Dance the night away with your friends under the towering buildings of Downtown Orlando.

Charter bus rental parking: Street parking can be found on Church Street, Orange Avenue, and nearby roads.

The Hammered Lamb

Best for: group birthday celebrations

Address: 1235 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: (407) 704-3200

Located in the Ivanhoe Village neighborhood of Orlando, The Hammered Lamb is an LGBTQ-friendly spot for boozy brunches and late-night bites. Sit out on the covered patio with bloody marys and mimosas paired with chicken & waffle sliders and avocado toast. True to the restaurant’s name, they also serve up items like lamb quesadillas, lamb gyros, and roasted lamb flatbread.  Reservations for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 407-704-3200 ext. 5.

Charter bus rental parking: Parking in the area can get difficult since The Hammered Lamb does not have a private lot. Street parking can be found on Orange Avenue but spots are often full. Your charter bus driver will likely have to drop your group off before parking farther away.

Hillstone Restaurant

Best for: big birthday celebrations, family dinners, and other private group events

Address: 215 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone: (407) 740-4005

Hillstone is the perfect spot for an upscale bite to eat in Orlando’s quaint neighboring city of Winter Park.  The restaurant’s tasty New American selection includes house-smoked salmon, roasted prime rib, and housemade veggie burgers. The spacious covered patio overlooks Winter Park’s Lake Killarney and is a wonderful spot to watch the sunset over a tasty meal. Normally, Hillstone can accommodate groups but keep in mind that dine-in options are limited for large groups during the ongoing health crisis.

Charter bus rental parking: Hillstone has a private parking lot but it can get full on busy days. Additional street parking can be found on Beachview Avenue.

A group of friends toasting drinks over lunch under a patio umbrella

The Waterfront

Best for: casual food and drinks with friends and family

Address: 4201 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806

Phone: (407) 866-0468

If you’re looking for seafood and a laidback lakefront atmosphere you’ll love The Waterfront’s covered deck and breezy patio tables. Order seafood plates like crab cake sliders, jumbo-fried shrimp, and poke bowls while enjoying the cool air rolling off of Lake Jennie Jewel. It’s a popular spot for groups to dine after paddleboarding on the lake. Break a sweat on the lake then stop for a refreshing drink and bite to eat at The Waterfront.

Charter bus rental parking: The Waterfront’s parking lot is often filled to capacity on busy days like weekends. You’ll want to call ahead to ensure there will be parking available.

Dine At Orlando’s Best Patios with a Group

Plan your Orlando dining experience without worrying about how your guests will get to and from your restaurant of choice. Leave the transportation up to Falcon Charter bus for your company holiday party, girls’ night out, bachelor party, or big family reunion dinner. Call the Falcon Charter Bus rental team 247 at 407-274-9808 for a free quote!