ADA Accessible Outdoor Restaurant Table Tops

What is an ADA restaurant table? 

For an establishment to be ADA compliant, the following areas must be considered: parking, building entrance, doors, establishment layout, restrooms and seats, tables and counters. California is leading the way in compliance, and other states are sure to follow

Do restaurants need to have ADA compliant tables?

Yes! And, it is also good customer service to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for all. If it is not readily achievable to provide the minimal number of accessible tables in all areas where fixed tables are provided, then the services must be provided in another accessible location.

So, what is an ADA compliant table? 

An accessible table has a surface height of no more than 34 inches and no less than 28 inches above the floor. At least 27 inches of knee clearance must be provided between the floor and the underside of the table. An accessible route provides access to each accessible table and a clear floor area 30 inches by 48 inches is provided at each accessible seating location. This clear floor area extends 19 inches under the table to provide leg and knee clearance.

If tables are provided, such as in restaurants and snack bars, and the tables are attached to the wall or floor (fixed), then 5% of the tables or at least one (if less than 20 are provided) must be accessible, if doing so is readily achievable. Accessible seating must be provided, if doing so is readily achievable, at each accessible table to accommodate people using wheelchairs. Movable chairs can be used for these tables and the movable chairs can be removed when customers using wheelchairs use the table(s).

ADA Accessible Tables Options