New Summer House on the Lake brings laid-back California dining to Disney Springs

Dec 14, 2023 in "Summer House on the Lake"

Summer House on the Lake dining room, food and drink
Posted: Thursday December 14, 2023 2:25pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Summer House on the Lake is now open to guests at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World.

This new table-service eatery features three bars, outdoor patios, lake views, and an airy, natural, light-filled main dining room with a California beach-style ambiance.

Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, the restaurant's menu features a variety of garden-fresh salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and summer comfort food. View full menu.

Summer House on the Lake also boasts an extensive beverage selection, including a variety of wines, beers, handcrafted cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks. Rosé fans will appreciate the signature Rosé Cart, presenting a diverse selection of rosé wines.

For those on the go, The Cookie Bar—a market within the restaurant—provides a selection of baked goods, beverages, and snacks for takeaway, perfect for enjoying while exploring Disney Springs.

Summer House on the Lake is located on the West Side of Disney Springs, with reservations available now via OpenTable.

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TayoboyJan 08, 2024

Quick Cookie Bar Review: Made a stop over at the Cookie bar on 1/4, and from my very quick stop I was impressed. For a rather busy, end of the holiday season rush at Springs, we waited only a minute until we were able to choose our cookies, compared to the much longer line we saw at Gideon's. I ordered the Birthday Cake cookie and my girlfriend ordered the Double Chocolate Cloud and they were both really good, mine tasted like a larger Publix cookie (which isn't an insult at all), and hers was basically a big brownie. With the fast service and amazing tasting cookies, I highly recommend anyone give it a try when at Springs. Definitely makes me want to eat at the restaurant even more!

EricsBiscuitDec 18, 2023

Went here last night. For a first week experience it actually wasn’t too bad. You could tell they still have their sea legs but we were done in about an hour and 10 minutes. I had the chicken breast with mashed potatoes which was good. They seasoned it well and it was a large piece of chicken. The mashed potatoes however were absolutely stupendous. 10/10. We also tried the guacamole and chips, which was made fresh and very good, just had to add a little salt. They ran out of chocolate chip cookies, so I ordered a peanut butter cookie with ice cream on top. It was fantastic! Easily the best cookies at WDW. I look forward to eventually trying the chocolate chip. As for the prices, for a vacation destination, it is not bad. I certainly expect some adjustments to the menu after they see what’s popular and what’s not. They were also out of cheese puffs, corn bread, and steak tips I believe.

HakunamatataDec 14, 2023

Can you pm me your recommendations on zero proof cocktails. Im having to make the switch to zero proof bevs.

MichWolvDec 14, 2023

The look and the menu (including prices) are very similar to the location in Chicago. This adds to the list of Disney Springs restaurants that also have a Chicago location (Jaleo, Art Smith, Frontera, Boathouse , STK). I liked the atmosphere and food at Summer House in Chicago -- nothing spectacular, but good all around. The prime beef meatballs, carmelized brussels sprouts, and skirt steak will all very good. Fish and chips was fine, but not as good as the rest. Zero proof cocktails were also quite good. And the atmosphere is probably exactly what they are going for at Disney Springs.

HakunamatataDec 14, 2023

Will prolly eat there just to say I did but the interior and menu do nothing for me.

UNCgolfDec 14, 2023

The interior looks nice, and the entree prices don't seem crazy to me. Don't know that I'll ever eat there, though, with too many other places in DS I already like (and I don't go very often).

RoyWalleyDec 14, 2023

Thanks for the updates, appreciate it. Made my reservation for 12/22, can't wait to try it out.

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MisterPenguinDec 14, 2023

LAKid53Dec 14, 2023

Since when do penguins eat sandwiches?

MisterPenguinDec 14, 2023

Nearly $30 for tacos? Thanks, but no thanks. I'll continue to eat at Earl of Sandwich. ;)

LAKid53Dec 14, 2023

Nearly $18 for a veggie burrito? Thanks, but no thanks. I'll continue to eat at Frontera.

DCBakerDec 13, 2023

Reservations at Summer House on the Lake are now open for December 14 and beyond via OpenTable.