The Sims 4 Dine Out

Guides, Additions and Features: Own and Manage Restaurants!

The Sims 4 Dine Out Pack
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The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack released June 7, 2016 for PC and Mac. The new game pack adds restaurants to the game. Not just restaurants that Sims can visit, but restaurants that your Sims can own, operate, and design. Here's are my guides to The Sims 4 Dine Out, along with its trailer should you desire to see it in action:

Dine Out Guides

Dine Out Release Trailer

Given EA's track record on game packs thus far, this is likely worth the $20 price tag to anyone who finds running and customizing restaurants appealing. It's probably not worth it if you'd only want to visit them or do not find the objects appealing, but that feature will be there for when players are in a game where they're not operating a restaurant.

Dine Out Screenshots

Right now, the main source of screenshots is the trailer. I've mainly acquired them from there so that people on mobile with low data caps can check out some of the images from the trailer. This gives you a chance to glance at new objects and decorations without pausing the trailer over and over.

Sims can visit restaurants in groups to share a meal in the Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
Own and manage a restaurant. The Dine Out game pack will have some classy establishments, but you could also make a diner
A Sim greets a group coming to a restaurant to Dine Out
The Sims 4 Dine Out Waiters with flair
Sims' uniforms will be customizable in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
The Sims looks awfully tired, probably from dealing with needy guests at the restaurant
Hiring and firing chefs may be a possibility if Dine Out gives us full control over restaurant operation

Dine Out Gameplay Features

  • Restaurants are the main feature of the Dine Out game pack (it's not a full-blown expansion but definitely offers value). Sims are of course able to visit restaurants in town and order food, but it's more interesting to own them from a gameplay standpoint. Thankfully, we can do both. The pack ships with several pre-built restaurants, and the gallery will undoubtedly populate with great creations from Simmers around the world. Pre-built restaurants your Sim can visit for a date, as part of a club with Get Together or for family night.
  • Own and Run Restaurants - The Sims 4 Dine Out will allow us to own and run restaurants. The whole system is fleshed out, giving us control over every aspect whether we have Sims present or not. That's right, we can schedule them to open at any time no matter where we are, and this results in being able to run a chain of restaurants and amass great wealth. You can own a small diner, a five-star restaurant that serves expensive food or both!
  • Fully Customizable Restaurants - the layout is up to you, you're required only to place a few stations. The decor, lighting, mood and floor plan are all fully customizable just as with building a house. Of course, you'll be able to share your creations through the gallery.
  • Manage Staff - Three new positions exist aside from you (manager) - host, waiter, and chef. Obviously your host will greet an seat guests, while the waiters take orders and clean up. Chefs will cook food for the guests, and all three of these positions have required skills to make them better at their jobs. Training employees will improve their ability to please your customers. They will, of course, develop skills naturally over time, but you can fork over cash to help them improve faster.
  • Please your Guests - Your service, the menu, pricing, it all factors into how your guests will view your restaurant. You can rank from 1 to 5 stars, and higher ranking establishments will see more guests arrive at any time of day. Of course, there are hours they are more likely to visit!
  • Customize Menu - Select from hundreds (literally) of drinks, appetizers, desserts, and main courses to define your restaurant's menu. You're not restricted and can choose your own style, along with the amount of profit you expect from each meal through a markup.
  • Customize Staff Uniforms - it's not yet clear if we can select the uniforms exactly, but Sims in the trailer use anything from flair vest to classy uniforms when serving food.
  • Choose Restaurant Perks - with success come perk points, which you can use to give boosts to the restaurant - both temporary and permanent. They range from adding extra waiters to making customers tip you or reducing ingredient costs.
  • Fine-dining Themed Objects - The trailer features some objects that are new, and it's obvious we can probably design restaurants from simple diners, to expensive fine-dining establishments. This is an exciting development for people who use the gallery, as I'm sure some amazing themed restaurants will pop up.




New Create-a-Sim Additions

New Create-a-Sim (CAS) hair and clothing in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack Pictures of New clothing for boys and men in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack Pictures of New clothing for girls and women in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
Click to Enlarge. New clothing and hair for males and females in Dine Out

New Build Mode Objects

new items in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack 5 new pre-styled rooms in the game pack 5 new pre-styled rooms in the game pack 5 new pre-styled rooms in the game pack
Click to Enlarge. This is just a selection of the new items players get when they buy Dine Out. There are also 7 pre-designed rooms available for your use.
Pictures of New Build Mode Objects in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack Second batch of build mode objects in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack Third screenshot of object additions in The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack
Click to Enlarge. New Build Mode items to decorate restaurants (and home) in the Dine Out Pack.

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Allysays...
WinkWinkWinkWink soo cool!
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Zoesays...
It would be so cool to make the worst restaurant ever with cruddy food. It sounds so fun.
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Ingridsays...
So can you build a restaurant? I love interior design and stuff so this would be amazing!
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Carlsays...
Yep you can build your own restaurants from scratch.
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Emilysays...
What time does it come out
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kris slacksays...
Sims 4 dine out comes out in the USA on the 7th and AUSTRALIA on the 8th
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Larissasays...
For Austraila. I live in Sydney well apparently it's either 3am or 10am or later today. Hopefully at 3am I've been hanging for this to come out.
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Zoesays...
When does this pack come out in stores?? Eager to get it!Wink
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Kristi smithsays...
When dose sims 4 bundle dine out come out in walmart l?
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Yasmin Gomezsays...
When is it going to be released? I need to save my coins up Grin
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Chelssays...
Next Tuesday!!
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buraksays...
When to be announced new expansion pack?
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MrsFlynnsays...
There hasn't been any word on when a new expansion will be out. As soon as we know we'll announce it here on the guide and forum.
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buraksays...
I'm waiting
Thanks.
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JaSminesays...
Laugh Im so happy that the game pack will be coming out in 2 days! I cant waitLaugh
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Kyleigjsays...
So excited! Can we play as employees?
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Madisonsays...
No, we won't be able to. It will be a lot like Get To Work, we are able to manage the employees and the restaurant, but we can't actually play as them. The Sims did an official live stream here (https://www.twitch.tv/thesims/v/70329065) and that has most of the features on it.
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Skysays...
Any idea on how much it will be??
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Alliesays...
It will be $19.99
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Jordansays...
Any idea on if it will be coming out in stores the 7th too, or just on origin??
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Caseysays...
One of the SimGurus stated that there won't be any physical copies, other than the expected bundle (I think with Movie Hangout and Romantic Garden stuff). You can buy a code through Gamestop (and probably Amazon before too long) if you don't want to buy direct from Origin.
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Caseysays...
Do you happen to know when the bundle will come out?
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Tatiasays...
Any idea what time it will be in netherland when released??
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Juliasays...
I believe around 8 PM, but I'm not sure.
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Yvette ibarrasays...
How much will it cost
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Carlsays...
$20 in the US
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Susan Kingsays...
Will there be a new town?
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Playalotsays...
No new town.
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justpassingbysays...
The most important question is:
Will we be able to not only build a restaurant but also treat it as a home? Like... below is a restaurant and the floor above is where the owner of the "restaurant house" goes to after a hard day's work?
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Melissasays...
You could move into a empty lot then once your restaurant is created you could add the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen etc. Once you have done that just go to your restaurant and don't go back to the empty lot. You can then stay there and run your restaurant whenever you like! Laugh This is what i like to do when i own a retail store, hope this helps!
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Carlsays...
This is correct. It wouldn't count as your home lot I don't think, but you can just buy a really cheap home lot and then the restaurant lot. Might want to make a BIT of money first though, camp out in the yard and paint or something, because it is quite expensive to get a restaurant running, let alone the things you need for a home.
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Hollysays...
Anybody know what time it will be released in the UK? I am currently waiting and it's 12pm.
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rosemarysays...
I would guess at about 6pm if it's coming out at 1pm est in the us
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Libbysays...
Someone please tell me when it come out in the UK?
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Zulmisays...
where can I buy the game pack? I have searched everywhere and there is no sings of the game anywhere Sad
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Annesays...
They are releasing it at 1 pm est or ten pt
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Zulmisays...
Wow that late!!Shocked Let play the waiting game then Huh
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Playalotsays...
You will be able to purchase it on Origin.
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Annesays...
Why so darn late? I have to work later. I ran to the computer to get it and it wasn't available. I have to wait and waste playing time. I think it should be available in the morning!
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Carlsays...
I agree with you and prefer midnight releases. For some reason for these packs, they come out roughly 10 in the morning pacific time US. 3 hours from my post now. Someone said it comes out as late as the 8th in Australia. But they are ahead of us so it's nearly the same time I think.
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Emilysays...
So excited!
Anyone know how much it will approximately cost in the UK?
Thank youSmile
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Melissasays...
i think it may be around £15, as the other game packs are £15. However that is not guaranteed as it is new.
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Michaelasays...
When does it come out in the UK because i cant find anything to buy it :(
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Chantellesays...
I'm in AustraliaGrin and the game is being realised today (8th) we are ahead of the US. which sucks but at least i got today and tomorrow off haha but sucks its soon late, will be worth the wait tho XP
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Norma AKA Twinmumsays...
I'm in Australia too... have just downloaded it and have my first sims having a meal.
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Michaelasays...
ive been looking forward to it coming out for ages, just wish it would hurry up lol yeah it will be worth the wait in the end, im in the uk the 7th. Just excited haha GrinGrinGrinGrin
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Brittsays...
I heard that the next one will be a kid themed pack!
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Playalotsays...
Correct, gurus have confirmed that a stuff pack themed around children will be released later this month.
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Justinesays...
I live in Canada and it is Tuesday June 7th, I cannot find the new game pack anywhere. I clicked on your link and it isn't listed Sad and I don't know why. Could you have the date wrong?
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Justinesays...
Sorry I found my answer. I didn't see the 1pm time. Thanks
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Melissasays...
I was wondering if anybody knows when dine out will come out in the UK, as i have tried to find it on Origin to download it but i can find it on there. Thank you.
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Playalotsays...
If you search 'The Sims 4' you'll see it listed and has 'Game Pack on the Way' written underneath the game pack art. Once it is released you will then be able to purchase it. Smile
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Melissasays...
Thankyou very much Smile
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Sondresays...
It's the 7. Now and I can't find e it on origin !!!

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MrsFlynnsays...
Use the link below to purchase the game pack
Sims 4 DineOut


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