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Summer House on the Lake - Disney Springs, Orlando, FL

Summer House on the Lake - Disney Springs

4.5
4.5
958 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Offering sweeping views of Lake Buena Vista, Summer House on the Lake offers a chance to unwind with a summer state of mind at Disney Springs in Orlando, FL. Led by Chef Ben Goodnick, the California-inspired menu is made with simple, sustainable ingredients and includes artisanal pizzas, pasta, fresh salads, sandwiches, and more. The space boasts three bars with fresh seasonal cocktails and the California region's best wine alongside the restaurant’s signature Summer House Rosé. Summer House on the Lake also features expansive outdoor seating with direct views of the lake. Making the biggest statement upon entry is The Cookie Bar, a vibrant and nostalgic market area that serves Summer House’s famous cookies, bars, and sweet treats alongside a variety of fun, branded merchandise and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to-go. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the place where summer never ends!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 489 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (407) 598-8645
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Josh Williams
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Buena Vista
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 958 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked

  • Orlando

    Most Booked

958 Reviews
  1. Ryan

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chris our server was excellent as was the food. The tables are a little close together and it can be quite loud inside

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time..absolutely loved it! Will be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. I’m Gluten Free and there were so many delicious options

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  4. Momof3spartans

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What caught my eye about this restaurant was the vibe. It almost has a coastal feel. It’s very comfortable and inviting, and not too dimly lit. While I absolutely loved my turkey sandwich, when I asked to switch out the fries for something else, my waitress suggested the brussels sprouts and I eagerly agreed. However, she failed to mention that there was a $2.95 up charge. Normally I don’t have a problem, but I do like to know before I get the bill. With that being said, the brussels sprouts are probably the best I’ve ever had. My husband ordered the Pomodoro spaghetti pasta, and while it had wonderful flavor, it was a VERY small portion, and there was no bread included or anything else. Just a small plate of spaghetti for nearly $20. I would say that one of the best parts of this restaurant was our server, Sarah. She was warm, welcoming, and accommodating. We really enjoyed a wonderful conversation with her. To me, she was the best part of our dining experience at Sommer House.

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  5. AimeeC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I had heard a lot about this place as we were researching our upcoming vacation to Orlando so we decided to make this our last dinner in Disney Springs. We arrived and receded at a high top for a group of four. It was OK but a little cozy for our family. But we may do even after we watched groups of two sit at larger tables around us. Waitress was friendly, but not overly invested in our table. We ordered guacamole and deviled eggs as an appetizer and then ordered our main courses. The guac was nothing to write home about the deviled eggs were pretty good. Then our main course came out my younger daughter got pizza, once again OK. My husband got rigatoni also OK. I ordered a side of brussels sprouts because I felt we had so much food already. I didn’t need a whole meal. All this came out, and then my older daughter’s meal arrived approximately eight minutes after everyone else’s food had come out. So that was a little bit irritating. Our waitress failed to come over and check on us more than once. We sat around, waiting for a bill for about 10 minutes after we were finished. Then waited an additional five minutes for a cookie to be brought over from the pastry section to our table to go. Overall a very disappointing experience. 

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great! The dessert was my favorite! Definitely recommend the carne asada tacos & butter lemon cake!!

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  7. apickyeater1

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, service was not. Server seemed miserable, had to be prompted to fill waters, house salad came as last item to table and had to be reminded about drink ordered at start of meal, halfway through meal. Minus the poor service, would definitely eat again.

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  8. MichelleD

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was out first visit to this restaurant. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. I must say that after one visit, Summer House on the Lake has moved to a favorite restaurant category for our annual visit to Walt Disney World. We had a delicious meal with attentive service in a lovely atmosphere.

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  9. dinefine

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time at Summer House! Our waitress was exceptional and such a pleasure! We loved the food and the selections were creative and delicious! Price point very reasonable!! Loved the decor and over all ambience!! We will be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and great service. It was a little chilly sitting outside, so our server brought over an outdoor heating and all was well!

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  11. Nathan

    Charlotte

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Allie B was a fantastic server - will definitely come back

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  12. RosieK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just found out about this place thru Disney magazine. Gave it a try. Good food selection a little on the pricey side but could be Disney pricing. Had fish tacos and they were great. Would have liked a side but those are all ala carte. Enjoyed the cookie for dessert. Even bought some to take home would go again. Alyssa was our waitress and she was wonderful. Took very good care of us and we talked with her and enjoyed the conversation. Keep her.

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  13. AnnaS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed our lunch. Restaurant is beautiful. I’m from So Cal, so I felt like I was back home. Food was great. Our server Erin was very attentive. I’ll be back. Oh, the ice coffee and cookies was also amazing.

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  14. PriscillaH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional- food was great! Great restaurant design

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff friendly,food was alright nothing special didn’t think it was that great plus my experience wasn’t the best so probably a one and done kinda of restaurant to me. Kinda disappointed considering I was excited to eat here

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  16. TaraP

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance, food and service were amazing! Will definitely be back and highly recommend.

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  17. IanG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very loud !! Huge amounts of food , expensive for what it is mediocre food

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  18. AliciaC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are visiting from VT and decided to try this place. We watch a lot of vloggers and they recommended this place. EXCELLENT place to eat!

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  19. jodyd

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere is beautiful and staff was good Food was mediocre- chicken was dry Portion was small and price was high Place was very noisy My husband said he wouldn’t go back.

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  20. DawnW

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was excellent. I love the music they play however, it may be too loud as I noticed people were yelling at their tables over the music which was very annoying

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  21. ElizabethC

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was terrible for the price. Fried chicken was burnt. Salmon was dry. Very disappointed as we expected better food. Service was great.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was excellent and Steven(host) is always extremely friendly !

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  23. None

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall food does not taste good at all. Herb chicken and margarita pizza were both bad. Server was not attentive at all. The restaurant looks nice though but that's about the only thing it has going for it.

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  24. RDB2

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, generous serving size. Great variety.

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  25. SusanS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Margarita - refreshing Fish Tacos - delicious & beautiful presentation Blondie Cookie Bar - scrumdiliumptious!

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  26. LindsayW

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing server, Diane. She was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. Food was wonderful and the ambiance was great for a girls night out. I’ll definitely be coming back!

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  27. swillie

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience it was, to dine at the Summer House on the Lake. The interiors reflect the feeling of the environment and the vibe of this establishment. The service was excellent. Not overbearing, just attentative. And the food was excellent. After you dine, make your way to the bakery and buy some cookies for later!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious salad and glass of Rosé - cookie for dessert and amazing, courteous and attentive service from Kyle - we will be back!

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  29. Candy11

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat on the patio which was very nice. We got the guacamole, chips & 3 salsas that was very good. My husband got the chicken basket which was “chicken tenders” not what he was expecting, I got the carne asada tacos, good but lacking carne asada, very disappointed in that. We would go back tho & try something else.

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  30. ChrisF

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately the food is very Over priced for what you receive. The tacos had very little meat, truly it was difficult to see any chicken or beef. We personally will NEVER return.

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  31. ConnieP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The guacamole was fresh and flavorful. The bbq salmon was amazing. Salmon edges had a slight crisp to it and the bbq flavor was not thick and overwhelming. Also had the rigatoni with peas in vodka sauce, the pasta had a great firmness to it and the sauce was tasty. Our server Brittany J was fabulous-she had great suggestions, and she was very upbeat and energetic without being "too" much.

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  32. KeithR

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice atmosphere and decor. Food was tasty and plentiful. Added this to our list of favorites at Disney Springs.

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  33. MichelleS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely experience. We got there early and the staff had no problem accommodating us and getting us sat right away. The team was so friendly and attentive and the food was too notch (highly recommend the shaved brussel sprout salad). We will be back!

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  34. LynnW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful place to having a relaxing meal with family and friends.

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  35. crystalh

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was just okay, value of food was too pricey. Service good, nice ambiance.

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  36. Orlando

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was amazing ! She answered every question and was very knowledgeable

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful and our server was delightful! We will go back.

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  38. MelissaC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely new addition to Disney Springs! Food was delicious and our server, Isa great!

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  39. Scottie68

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting selections, well- prepared food, presentation above average. Lovely, fresh decor. Will go there again.

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  40. SusanG

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved our waiter Chris on the Front Porch. He was delightful. We were all very happy with our food. We especially loved the grilled avocado that we shared. Would definitely recommend this place.

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FAQs

Summer House on the Lake - Disney Springs is rated 4.5 stars by 958 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 489 times today
Google Map for Summer House on the Lake - Disney Springs

1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lake Buena Vista
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Josh Williams
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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