ACNH’s Best Real-Life Restaurant Designs

Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have gotten so good with the game’s customization options that now creatively express their hunger with their islands. While some fans of the Nintendo Switch title chose to model their villages after a movie or book, others took the path less traveled and built actual restaurants. And yet animal crossingThe art style of is very distinct, some of these restaurant builds are so precise they are hard to distinguish from the real thing.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons emphasized player creativity more than other entries in the series. It does this primarily by allowing players to place furniture and decorative items outdoors. Whereas New Horizons doesn’t actually allow fans of the game to build buildings of other residents’ homes, players have found ways to use stalls and bookcases to build – of all things – replicas of actual restaurants.

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Creative use and repurposing of furniture can lead to all sorts of authentic creations for everyone, but some fans go the extra mile, mastering creating custom patterns to mimic famous restaurant chain logos on room dividers. Whether the restaurant is built inside a house or off the island, here are some of the best Animal Crossing: New Horizons actual restaurant designs.

Animal Crossing Allows Diner-Style Fast Food Restaurants

In effect, Animal Crossing: New HorizonsPlayers’ creative use of objects will trick viewers into believing that the desks are a checkout counter at McDonald’s, like on Redditor Josefugly’s island. With a touch of plush, restaurant-style bench seating and all the options one could hope for, this is a animal crossing a fast food fan’s dream come true.

This Taco Bell in Animal Crossing has a drive-thru

Reddit user Ruthiepee nailed her take on a Taco Bell in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They used bookcases on different levels to create a sense of depth and height in the establishment that reflects the sleeker, more modern look the fast food chain has taken on in recent years. Additionally, booths were used to create a faux canopy under which customers could enjoy their tacos. But perhaps the best feature is the drive-thru that surrounds the building with a menu and a pick-up point to start. Ruthiepee also uses the simple panels supplied with the Animal Crossing: New Horizons version 2.0 update. This versatile item can be used with custom designs to become almost anything. In ruthiepee’s Taco Bell, it’s actually the store windows!

Pizza Hut in Animal Crossing looks cozy and tasty

Reddit user Think_Machine_5954’s Pizza Hut in Animal Crossing: New Horizons feels like a cozy trip to the 90s. They modeled the restaurant specifically after that era, a theme well captured by the custom checkerboard panels. The entire restaurant is actually filled with custom branding, adding an extra air of authenticity.

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Think_Machine_5954 also made sure to include fresh food to make the pizzeria feel lively. Slices of steaming pizza and cups of coffee sit on the classic checkerboard tables of Pizza Hut. Such appeals to the senses can make food almost feel like it’s real.

This Animal Crossing In and Out comes straight from California

lcyPatient789’s In and Out Restaurant is one of the smartest designed restaurants in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. First, they used a mix of plain panels and stalls to create the facade of a drive-thru. The bushes in front also give the impression that the drive-thru is both closed and located in a sunny region like California, where In and Out is based.

But what makes lcyPatient789’s design even better is that they built the interior of the restaurant one level above the drive-thru. It’s a smart move that makes the inside of the building much easier to see and navigate since the single panels don’t get in the way. Also the single panels are higher than the level allowing them to cover some of the furniture inside the In and Out interior giving the illusion of a building real, making it one of the best-designed restaurants in real life. Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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Source: Think_Machine_5954 / Reddit, ruthiepee / Reddit, lcyPatient789 / Reddit, Josefugly / Reddit