2012 Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction Pocket Guide
206.2.5 Restaurants and Cafeterias. In restaurants and cafeterias, an accessible route shall be provided to all dining areas, including raised or sunken dining areas, and outdoor dining areas.
Notwithstanding the requirements and exceptions of this section, section 201.1.1 shall apply.
Advisory 206.2.5 Restaurants and Cafeterias Exceptions. Exceptions 1 – 3 are preempted by Florida vertical accessibility requirements of s.553.509, F.S., as incorporated in section 201.1.1. Florida requirements may be waived down to the ADA Standards requirements.
Note: The following advisory on Exception 2 to 206.2.5 is maintained for consideration when waiving Florida Vertical Accessibility requirements down to ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Advisory 206.2.5 Restaurants and Cafeterias Exception 2. Examples of "same services" include, but are not limited to, bar service, rooms having smoking and non-smoking sections, lotto and other table games, carry-out, and buffet service. Examples of "same decor" include, but are not limited to, seating at or near windows and railings with views, areas designed with a certain theme, party and banquet rooms, and rooms where entertainment is provided.