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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WinkWinkWinkWink soo cool!
28th May 2016 9:48pm
It would be so cool to make the worst restaurant ever with cruddy food. It sounds so fun.
3rd June 2016 10:45am
So can you build a restaurant? I love interior design and stuff so this would be amazing!
3rd June 2016 1:59pm
Yep you can build your own restaurants from scratch.
3rd June 2016 5:12pm
What time does it come out
7th June 2016 12:13am
kris slack
Sims 4 dine out comes out in the USA on the 7th and AUSTRALIA on the 8th
7th June 2016 12:59am
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.
7th June 2016 11:57am
When does this pack come out in stores?? Eager to get it!Wink
21st June 2016 1:03am
Kristi smith
When dose sims 4 bundle dine out come out in walmart l?
27th June 2016 7:57pm
Yasmin Gomez
When is it going to be released? I need to save my coins up Grin
3rd June 2016 6:48pm
Next Tuesday!!
3rd June 2016 8:38pm
When to be announced new expansion pack?
4th June 2016 5:07am
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.
4th June 2016 7:59pm
I'm waiting
5th June 2016 3:50am
Laugh Im so happy that the game pack will be coming out in 2 days! I cant waitLaugh
5th June 2016 7:30am
So excited! Can we play as employees?
5th June 2016 3:45pm
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 ( and that has most of the features on it.
5th June 2016 6:44pm
Any idea on how much it will be??
6th June 2016 10:04am
It will be $19.99
6th June 2016 10:09am
Any idea on if it will be coming out in stores the 7th too, or just on origin??
6th June 2016 1:25pm
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.
6th June 2016 3:36pm
Do you happen to know when the bundle will come out?
9th June 2016 7:36pm
Any idea what time it will be in netherland when released??
6th June 2016 4:13pm
I believe around 8 PM, but I'm not sure.
7th June 2016 10:51am
Yvette ibarra
How much will it cost
6th June 2016 6:54pm
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