15 Best ACNH Diner Indoor & Outdoor Island Ideas

After a long gameplay session in New Horizons, I couldn’t help but notice this neon sign towards one of the edges of my base: “We’re Open.” As I wandered about the map, I saw this same neon sign used for all sorts of different stores. But with its massive size, it’s an eye-catcher that players can easily customize to make their own unique shops.

1/15. ACNH Arcade Starlight

ACNH Arcade Starlight
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Your business needs to be scalable. Scalability is one of the most important characteristics of a successful startup and is also an essential characteristic in most things that are successful. It is much better to fail at one thing than to fail at a hundred different things. To do this you should start with the smallest scale first, such as a party or event, then once you begin to receive good feedback expand it.

If you’re constantly running out of star fragments, then you’ll need to plan ahead and buy the things you’ll need. You can find star fragments and bells in the town area or at an amiibo kiosk, but if you have a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL, you can just tap a few amiibo figures to gather bells and star fragments. Here are 10 amiibo characters that will help Mario and friends save the day!

2/15. ACNH Theater Drive-In

ACNH Theater Drive-In
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I’m a big fan of this idea because I find it funny that these two locations — a diner and a movie theatre — are interchangeable. The key items here are the popcorn machines, because you can’t have movies without popcorn. And also something about how you can’t not have popcorn at the movies. I’m not sure why that’s funny, but I think people will laugh at it.

3/15. ACNH Restaurant Dim Sum

ACNH Restaurant Dim Sum
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The only place you can find this eye-catching Japanese restaurant is in Tokyo. The ornate furniture in the restaurant is imperial palace, which requires a special type of bamboo to make. They act as functional hand carts for carrying plates.

Consider picking up a koi for your boba shop — it will pay for itself in the long run! Koi aren’t mandatory, of course, but investing in one will create that authentic Japanese aesthetic you’ve been striving for. You’ve already got the Japanese aesthetic down pat with the Japanese snacks and green tea drinks; a koi will only help to reinforce that atmosphere.

4/15. ACNH Sweets Shop

ACNH Sweets Shop
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You’ve seen that one diner in town where the lighting is perfect for instagramming and you walk out without spending too much money. Well, what if you could replicate that experience at home? You can with this new startup idea. By simply purchasing the typical accessories you see in diner setups (chairs, tables, sofas, etc.) and styling them with beautiful pastel dessert items, you can create an Instagram-worthy dinning experience on a budget!

Unfortunately, you’ll only get the ability to buy birthday cakes and cupcakes on your birthday, but it’s well worth the wait. In fact, the only reason the specialty candy dispensers are available any time is because the owner doesn’t have time to wait for customers’ birthdays.

5/15. ACNH Basement Diner & Bar

ACNH Basement Diner & Bar
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The basement bar is literally the Holy Grail of gaming, in every sense. It is made up from the very best of all previous ideas; although its easy to recreate, it is not so easy to achieve. It’s a gaming experience that looks like a dream come true.

Nothing beats an evening spent at the Basement Bar. Just when you think you’ve played everything on Steam, there’s the Basement Bar.

6/15. ACNH Restaurant Seafood

ACNH Restaurant Seafood
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The diner is a small restaurant that mostly serves the local community. It’s one of the most popular places to grab a bite, but don’t expect any frills — just good ol’ food. The diner has three different flag designs to choose from, with bright yellow and blue decor and walls. If you’re hungry for some good ol’ grub, this is your best bet.

7/15. ACNH Café Kitty Cat

ACNH Café Kitty Cat
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Five out of 10 cats agree that this is the best diner in town. Now, if you’re not a cat person, I don’t know what to tell you. Perhaps you could stop by and try it anyway? Those are probably the only seats left, but if the cat statue isn’t up your alley… well, I can totally see where you’re coming from .

The level of detail that sells me on this design is the fact that it was able to display a photo of your cat. The creator must truly know you as well as your cat to have gotten the picture. We humans wear suits and hats because we don’t like being naked — I suspect that cats feel the same way.

8/15. ACNH Bamboo Bakery Outdoor

ACNH Bamboo Bakery Outdoor
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Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of bamboo with this eclectic, rustic and chic garden design! Bamboo is an interesting plant that has been used to create some of the most beautiful furniture, accessories and interior designs. This idea takes these aesthetics and lets you incorporate them into your outdoor area by building a ‘diner’ out of bamboo plants. With this design, you’ll be able to surround yourself with bamboo whenever you want.

The artwork is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also gives the sense that someone was here before you. The bamboo lunchboxes may have come from previous customers. It really brings together the atmosphere of enjoying delicious food with a stunning view of nature.

9/15. ACNH Diner Magical Mushroom

ACNH Diner Magical Mushroom
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One of the more interesting additions to The Sims 4 Get Famous expansion pack is the new store, Studio Town. This provides an outlet for Sims who are looking to get a little more creative with their life. One of the most talked-about items from this store is Mushibooms, a brand new eat-out restaurant that you can create – and let me tell you, it’s pretty cool.

10/15. ACNH Diner Classic 50

ACNH Diner Classic 50
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The 50’s diner is a throw-back to the days of yore, the kind of establishment you see in black and white movies. There’s a certain charm about these places that cannot be denied — and fortunately, there are quite a few things you can do to replicate this look in Animal Crossing: New Leaf!

This is a super cool idea because it gives you one big booth that can be used for any party size. It’s perfect for larger groups, or even just two people looking to chat without being interrupted. While this idea may seem a little old school, it’ll make your customers feel like they’re sitting in an old-timey diner.

11/15. ACNH Joint Fast Food

ACNH Joint Fast Food
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It’s not healthy to eat fast food. However there are times that one just needs to grab a bite to keep their stomach from growling for hours. This design shows typical diner furniture, fixtures, and tile work in red to match the desired restaurant’s color scheme. The red two-toned ceramic tile wall also helps clients identify with fast food restaurants and feeling hungry should they visit this establishment.

Your business is essentially a product of your imagination. When you’re creating your startup, it can be hard to think outside the box. But if you’re able to find a niche for your product, you’ll be able to create something that users actually want.

12/15. ACNH Luau Seaside Bar

ACNH Luau Seaside Bar
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A seaside diner with a unique view and decor — what could be better? This eatery is one of a kind, and unlike any other. Aside from the standard plate and utensil kits, the chairs take on an underwater theme, and the tables have a beautiful tropical design that matches the scenery outside!

The inclusion of palm trees is a must for adding the perfect tropical tones to your seaside bar. A fun decoration with a bit of a cheeky edge, such as the pictured seashell bowl, can help add some fun flair to your bar. Just make sure you don’t get caught drinking coconut juice out of it before too long; you might otherwise be labeled as a tourist!

13/15. ACNH Hot Spot Honeycomb

ACNH Hot Spot Honeycomb
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The honeycomb-themed diner is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Bright yellow and meticulously designed, it’s a truly immersive atmosphere that feels like you’ve entered a beehive — in the best possible way. The hot dog on the menu is served in a genuine, handcrafted wax paper roll, and you can top it off with an assortment of fruits sourced locally from the nearby forest.

The décor of your coffee shop really shines when the whole place is yellow! I mean, maybe it’s a bit too much on the eyes, but I can’t ignore the soft and cheerful lighting that makes it look like you’re promoting something. Plus, the bright lights give a nice touch to any dull day.

14/15. ACNH Spot Valentine Day

ACNH Spot Valentine Day
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This is easily a two person job. The diner is a great place to share your love with someone else. On the most romantic day of the year, make an appointment for your loved one and you. Take them to a diner and make sure you book it out for the whole day. If your loved one isn’t easily impressed, show them how much you love them by making this unique date spot just for the both of you.

15/15. ACNH Diner Pizza Shop

ACNH Diner Pizza Shop
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This build would be a great addition to any pizzeria, but it would also fit right in at an Italian restaurant. It’s got a lot of room for a small number of guests, as well as a classy design that makes customers feel like they’ve come to the right place! If you want, you can add other photos of your pizzeria to help it stand out.

If you’ve always wanted to create a brick oven right in your home, but didn’t know how, this is the perfect machine for DIY pizza-makers! This 100% automated brick oven takes the hassle out of creating perfectly cooked pizzas every time. Your friends and family will be dying (pun intended) to come over and try your new baked creations.

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