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Summer House on the Lake Opens at Disney Springs

The newest addition to the Disney Springs dining scene, Summer House on the Lake brings a taste of perpetual summer to Central Florida. This California-inspired restaurant, a creation of the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group, infuses sunshine and relaxation into every aspect of the guest experience.

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Tantalizing Food and Drink Menu

Led by Chef Ben Goodnick, the menu at Summer House spotlights fresh, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. Guests can expect a variety of garden-fresh salads, artisanal wood-fired pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, and other California comfort food. Menu highlights include:

  • Signature Guacamole – Hass avocado, serrano chiles, cilantro, lime, served with house-made tortilla chips
  • Ahi Tuna Tostadas – sashimi-grade tuna, sliced avocado, spicy aioli, crispy wontons
  • Baja Fish Tacos – beer battered cod, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle aioli
  • Chicken Paillard – arugula, blistered cherry tomato salad, lemon vinaigrette
  • Rigatoni alla Vodka – spicy tomato cream sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil
  • Wood-Fired Pizzas – choose from classic Margherita, spicy soppressata, wild mushroom white pie, and more

In addition to the food, Summer House has an extensive beverage program perfect for pairing. Guests can choose from a variety of wines, beers, handcrafted cocktails, and non-alcoholic options. A signature item is the Rosé Cart, which presents a rotating selection of rosé wines. For those looking for a special treat, visit The Cookie Bar at the entrance and choose from over 15 varieties of fresh-baked oversized cookies and bars.

Bright, Airy Ambiance

Stepping into Summer House on the Lake feels like entering an endless summer day, thanks to the gorgeous design and decor. Renowned architecture and design firm Rockwell Group brought their magic touch to create a seamless indoor/outdoor environment. The main dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the space with natural light. Pops of greenery and breezy fabrics complement the neutral palette. The iconic bright blue “YES” sign reflects the team’s commitment to providing extraordinary guest experiences. Multiple dining areas allow for both intimate and lively gatherings. Out on the patio, the spectacular views of Lake Buena Vista enhance the laidback vibes.

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Lively Events and Entertainment

In addition to daily lunch and dinner service, Summer House has quickly become one of the hottest brunch spots at Disney Springs. Offered Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm, the brunch menu puts a California twist on breakfast favorites. Indulge in Mexican Hash browns, Breakfast Burritos, Sweet Corn Waffles, and endless mimosas and bloody marys. Families will appreciate the extensive kids’ menu with pancakes, omelets, and more. On select nights, Summer House brings in local musicians to perform, encouraging guests to kick back with a cocktail in hand. Whether you’re looking for a place to gather with friends or a special date night destination, Summer House on the Lake sets the stage for good times in Disney Springs.

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What to Expect at Summer House on the Lake

Since opening in December 2023, Summer House on the Lake has fast become a beloved addition to the Disney Springs dining and entertainment district. Here’s an insider look at what you can expect during your visit:

Arriving and Waiting

Summer House is located on the West Side of Disney Springs, across from the AMC movie theater. If you have a reservation, head to the host stand just inside the entrance. Otherwise, you can put your name on the waiting list. While you wait, pop into the Cookie Bar and order one of their famous oversized cookies or a cocktail to enjoy by the water.

Seating

The host will guide you to your table when ready. The main dining room features a bright, airy layout with floor-to-ceiling windows. If the weather is nice, request patio seating to take in the views of Lake Buena Vista. Parties of all sizes can be accommodated.

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Ordering

Your server will arrive with menus and take drink orders first. Peruse the food menu showcasing California-inspired dishes like tacos, salads, pizzas and more. Remember to save room for cookies afterward!

Service

The friendly, energetic staff aim to make every visit exceptional. They’re happy to offer recommendations if you’re unsure what to order. Don’t hesitate to ask for substitutions or other customizations.

Paying

You can pay your check via cash, credit card or Disney gift card. Gratuity is not included automatically. If you’re an Annual Passholder or DVC Member, be sure to ask about discounts or other perks offered.

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After your meal, be sure to take a walk around Disney Springs. Summer House is situated alongside the water with plenty of entertainment nearby. It’s the perfect place to continue soaking up the perpetual summer vibes!

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Why Summer House on the Lake is a Must-Do at Disney Springs

Since its debut last December, Summer House on the Lake has fast become a standout dining and entertainment venue at Disney Springs. Here are just a few reasons it’s an absolute must on your Disney itinerary:

California-Inspired Menu – Using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, Summer House’s menu spotlights garden salads, tacos, artisanal pizzas and other West Coast comfort food. The dishes burst with vibrant, sunny flavors.

Dreamy Ambiance – Designed in partnership with Rockwell Group, the indoor/outdoor space exudes breezy, beach house vibes with neutral tones, lush greenery, and spectacular lake views.

Lively Events – In addition to daily service, Summer House hosts a boozy brunch on weekends and brings in local musicians for an energized atmosphere perfect for gatherings with friends.

The Cookie Bar – Satisfy your sweet tooth with over 15 varieties of fresh-baked, oversized cookies available for dine-in or takeaway at the signature Cookie Bar.

Extensive Beverages – Quench your thirst with the Rosé Cart’s selection of rosés, plus handcrafted cocktails, diverse wines and beers, and non-alcoholic choices.

With tantalizing food, Instagram-worthy decor, and an endless summer vibe, Summer House on the Lake is a must-do on your Disney Springs itinerary!