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Disney Springs Summer House on the Lake

Photo Update on Disney Springs’ Newest Restaurant

2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year at Walt Disney World Resort. With new 2023 experiences on the way and more Disney excitement we hope to see return, don’t wait to make 2023 Disney vacation plans.

While we’ve seen dining experiences such as Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park welcome back characters, the return of buffet-style dining at Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and the refresh of Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort… Disney foodies are thrilled to enjoy new and old bites and sips around Walt Disney World.

Summer House on the Lake Art Rendering
Credit: Disney

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We’re especially thrilled about Disney Springs’ newest restaurant, Summer House on the Lake, a restaurant owned by an independent, family-owned restaurant group known as Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants.

Summer House on the Lake will feature a California-inspired menu with “simple, sustainable ingredients.” The restaurant has proven to be a success with its flagship locations in Chicago, Illinois, and North Bethesda, Maryland.

Summer House on the Lake food and drinks
Credit: Summer House

Known for its “breezy, beach house environment,” this table-service restaurant will also feature an in-house bakery, as well as the all-important extensive wine and handcrafted cocktail list. 

That “breezy, beach house” feel will easily be brought to life at Disney Springs as the restaurant is perfectly located on the Disney Springs waterfront in the West Side portion of the shopping, dining, and entertainment district.

Located directly across from the new Salt & Straw ice cream shop (near the AMC Dine-In Theater), nestled between the Disney Food Truck District and the enticing Jaleo by José Andrés Restaurant, Summer House on the Lake will be in an ideal Disney Springs location.

Summer House on the Lake
Credit: Summer House

Now, we’re seeing the latest construction update on the new Disney Springs restaurant.

@bioreconstruct took to social media to share an aerial photo from December 18, 2022, of Summer House on the Lake’s construction progress at Disney Springs:

Summer House on the Lake Construction
Credit: @bioreconstruct

It looks like the large restaurant is still in the very early stages of development. We do, however, believe construction will move along quickly as Summer House on the Lake is scheduled to open in 2023.

As always, we will be sure to keep Disney Dining readers updated as we learn more about Summer House on the Lake’s opening date and menu options. In the meantime, happy dining around Walt Disney World Resort!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.