Old Florida is that laid-back and beachy vibe, with small, family-owned businesses, friendly people, and an unhurried pace…like a Jimmy Buffet song. Lucky for us, that ambiance is alive and well in Englewood, Cape Haze, and Placida, especially in the restaurants.

Englewood outdoor dining means a variety of cuisines, tasty drinks, and striking views, so take your time and enjoy every easygoing second when it’s time to leave the beach or put down the fishing pole for a meal.

Check out some of our favorite Englewood restaurants offering relaxed outside dining:

Landy's Restaurant outdoor dining patio with tables, chairs, canopy cover, and greeneryLandy's Restaurant

The tropical paradise that is the outdoor dining patio at Landy’s is almost incentive enough to visit, but their fresh and flavorful food is the real draw. From stellar steaks and seafood to salads, sandwiches, and vegan options, you may find yourself returning again and again to try everything…and to enjoy the ambiance of that patio.

Farlow's on the Water

Outdoor dining at Farlow’s is a singular experience. Everything encourages diners to relax and enjoy, from the beautiful greenery-lined waterfront patio and boardwalk to the aromatic herb garden that enhances their super-fresh Caribbean cuisine (with a southern twist). Add in weekly live music and creative cocktails, and you’re living the dream.

Big Bamboo Asian Fusion

With a roomy covered patio for outdoor dining, a friendly atmosphere, and an extensive menu that includes everything from vegan (and “regular") sushi to Korean BBQ to Chinese doughnuts, Big Bamboo is the perfect place to satisfy any number of food cravings.

Ken & Barb's Grove City Kitchen

Ken & Barb’s on Oyster Creek boasts several fun outdoor spaces: enjoy your meal at the bar overlooking the lagoon or settle into a comfy couch under the tin roof. When you’re done, try a game of bocce ball out front. Wherever you decide to dine, the food will be fresh and tasty. Features a kid’s menu for the under-12 crowd.

Lock 'N' Key Restaurant & Pub

Lock ‘N Key takes pride in providing fresh and tasty meals in a bright and welcoming atmosphere. Their beautiful outdoor patio is just across the street from Englewood Beach, which means splendid views and refreshing sea breezes. Add in their friendly staff and scrumptious menu, and you’ve got a definite destination dining spot.

Paradaiso Mexican Grille and Bar

Paradaiso is, as their motto proclaims, “A taste of Mexican Paradise in Englewood,” which is proven by their authentic menu. Savor your meal and a monster margarita on the enclosed and shaded patio to enjoy live music and a convivial atmosphere.

Smokin' Jerry's Tiki Hut

Smokin’ Jerry’s is in Gasparilla Marina, so it’s a great place to boat-watch. Outside dining at Smokin' Jerry's Tiki Bar & GrillThey’re known for their wide variety of smoked meats, so you’re sure to find something mouthwatering, and with a varied kid’s menu, even the pickiest little one should be happy. Dining outside under the tiki is a wonderful way to hang loose and refresh for your next adventure.

The next time you're hungry, consider treating yourself to an outdoor dining Englewood, FL experience!