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Walt Disney World Restaurants
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Walt Disney World Restaurants are amazing in their diversity and decor. Each restaurant in Disney World has something unique that defines it and this is especially true of the dining places. Disney does a great job overall feeding millions of people every year. But the restaurants are a lot more than just a place to eat. They are true dining experiences.

 

 

Even the counter service restaurants have a theme and a character. Just take a look at the intricate details that go in to every inch of each restaurant right down to the shelves in the food courts at the Value Resorts.

In the Deluxe ResortsIn the Moderate ResortsIn the Value ResortsIn the Parks

Disney World Restaurants

IN THE HOTELS

The Disney World hotels host some of the best Disney World restaurants in all of Disney World. Victoria and Albert's is one of the highest rated restaurants in Florida. Some of the most popular restaurants in Disney World are in the hotels, like 'Ohana and Chef Mickey's.

THE DELUXE RESORTS

Not only are the Deluxe Resorts the top resorts at Disney World, but they also have the top Disney World Restaurants.

Polynesian Resort

    Cooking over the fire pit at 'Ohana. Dad's favorite Disney World restaurants.
  • 'Ohana - Meat cooked over a pit and served from skewers. Dad's favorite restaurant.
  • Kona Cafe - An eclectic diner with an Asian flair. Serves a traditional American breakfast
  • Captain Cooks - quick service food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • The Spirit of Aloha - A spirited Hawaiian Luau with everything but the pig.

Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Towers

    Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary Resort is one of our favorite Disney World restaurants
  • California Grill - gormet dinners using the freshest ingredients available.
  • Chef Mickey's - character buffet starring the Mickey
  • The Contempo Cafe - quick service breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • The Wave - A unique and casual "organic" dining experience

The Grand Floridian Resort

  • Narcoossee's is one of the best located Disney World Restaurants
    Victoria and Albert's - the premier restaurant at Walt Disney World.
  • 1900 Park Fare - Mary Poppins buffet.
  • Citricos - enjoy Southern European cuisine
  • Grand Floridian Cafe - quick service restaurant
  • Narcoossee's - Experience Coastal sea food on the banks of Seven Seas Laagoon

Wilderness Lodge and Villas

  • whispering canyon cafe is a great disney world restaurant for a really filling meal
    Artist Point - an upscale restaurant for adults with some fine Northwestern US offerings
  • Roaring Fork - counter service restaurant with some Northwest specialties thrown in
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe - some good down home grub and some good down home fun.

Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas

  • Boma in the Animal Kingdom Lodge has some unique flavors for a Walt Disney World Restaurant
    Boma - Flavors of Africa - a buffet some African flavored dishes.
  • Jiko - The Cooking Place - delightful African, Mediterranean and Indian cuisine
  • Mara- the Fastfood Place - quick service restaurant for the Animal Kingdom
  • Sanaa - located in Kidani Village. Colors abound in the Indian flavored African cuisine.

Beach Club Resort and Villas

  • Cape May Cafe is a Disney World Restaurant where you can get all the seafood you can eat
    Beaches and Cream - All the ice cream you can imagine along with toppings and syrups
  • Beach Club Marketplace - quick service food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Cape May Cafe - breakfast and dinner buffets featuring Goofy at breakfast and Disney Characters and seafood at dinner.
  • Hurricane Hanna's Grill - the grill at Stormalong Bay (the pool between the Beach and Yacht Club).

On the Boardwalk (Boardwalk Inn and Villas)

  • Flying Fish on the Boardwalk is one of the most interesting Disney World Restaurants
    Big River Grille and Brewing Works - A microbrewery that serves pub food.
  • Boardwalk Bakery - sandwiches and lots of goodies
  • Boardwalk Pizza Window - Pizza on the Boardwalk.
  • ESPN Club - "bar" food served in the middle of big TV's
  • Flying Fish Cafe- get some really fresh fish.
  • Kouzzina - Mediterranean flavors with an Iron Chef flair.

Dolphin

  • Bluezoo at the Dolphin
    Fresh - breakfast and lunch with fresh ingredients
  • The Fountain - elegant "soda fountain" and burger shop.
  • Picabu Buffeteria - 24 hour buffet and art gallery.
  • Shula's Steakhouse - The steaks may be the best in Orlando.
  • Todd English's bluszoo - trendy, hip, adult dining experience.

Swan

  • The Swan at Walt Disney World
    Garden Grove Cafe - buffet themed after Central Park.
  • Il Mulino New York Trattoria - The New York version of the restaurant has been named the best Italian restaurant in NYC. That's saying something.
  • Kimonos Sushi Bar - the top Sushi bar in Orlando.
  • Splash Terrace and Splash Grill - grab some grub and relax around the pool.

Yacht Club Resort

  • The Yachtsman Steakhouse
    Captain's Grille - Captain's Grill is the quick service restaurant at the Yacht Club.
  • Hurricane Hanna's Grill - grab a bite to eat while enjoying the Stormalong Bay.
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse - World class steaks in a casually elegant dining room. Dress up for this fine meal.

Old Key West

  • Olivia's at Old Key West a great Walt Disney World Restaurant
    Good's Food to Go - fast food with a pretty basic menu. Grab a burger and relax at the pool.
  • Olivia's Cafe - Kona Cafe has banana stuffed French Toast, not to be outdone, Olivia's Cafe has banana bread French Toast. Yum, yum. Grab a breakfast, lunch or dinner full of Caribbean spiced specialities.

Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

  • The sign at the Turf Club Disney World Restaurant in Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
    Artist's Palate - unlike Artist Point in the Wilderness Lodge this artist retreat is full of hustle and bustle. This is the fast food and gift shop area of Saratoga Springs.
  • Turf Club Bar and Grill - sit down to an quiet (not really) meal featuring American cuisine from sandwiches to seafood. Not only can you get a bite, you can play a little pool. After dark yo u can enjoy the lights from Downtown Disney. It also overlooks Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. FORE!

THE MODERATE RESORTS

The Disney World Restaurants at the Moderate Resorts are a mixture of food courts and Table Service restaurants. There are some interesting offerings at the Moderate Resorts.

Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Old Port Royal at Caribbean Beach Resort
    Old Port Royal - Old Port Royal was Disney's first food court. The original is sometimes the best (and sometimes you learn from your mistakes). This is a little of both.
  • Shutters - is a bright and colorful place to sit down and eat a Caribbean inspired meal or even to get a tropical drink or two. There's even Prime Rib (Dad's favorite).

Coronado Springs Resort

  • Disney World Restaurants Pepper Market
    Pepper Market - a new fangled food court that is part quick service, part table service. (A 10% service charge is added to each meal.) Southwest favorites are on display.
  • Maya Grill - mixes traditional American Fare with Neuveo Latino cuisine. Seafood, chicken and steak top this diverse menu.
  • Cafe Rix - has a wide selection of baked goods. In the morning it's pasteries and the rest of the day sandwiches.

Port Orleans Resort

  • The Port Orleans has some good Disney World Restaurants
    Boatwright's - Louisiana favorites served in an old boat factory. Now that's something different. Located in the Riverside section this table service restaurant features favorites from Prime Rib to Jambalaya.
  • Riverside Mill Foodcourt - The Riverside Mill is the foodcourt in the Riverside section of the Port Orleans (imagine that).
  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory - the food court in the French Quarter section.

Fort Wilderness Campground

  • Vegetables from the Hoop Dee Doo Review a really good Disney World Restaurant and show
    The Hoop Dee Doo Review - Dinner and a show. What could be better. While not technically a Disney World restaurant, this patriotic show is fun and has some really good food.
  • Mickey's Backyard BBQ - dance and sing with Mickey and friends and get some really great food.
  • Trails Inn - buffet restaurant and general store all rolled into one.

THE VALUE RESORTS

While there aren't any fancy Disney World restaurants at the Value Resorts. The only choise is the food courts. Each has the same food stations, and basically the same menus. (Everything Pop has some Pop Century specific offerings.)

 

The End Zone Food Court at the AlL Star Sports resort one of the Disney World restuarants
The food is pretty good, and breakfast is really good. Here are the food courts for each resort -

IN THE PARKS

There are some really wonderful Walt Disney World Restaurants in the Parks. There are some very average restaurants in the parks. So, Dad, which is which? Check it out ...

Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom has some great, and some not so great Disney World restaurants, but every one has a great theme. Cinderella's Royal Table is not to be missed. Enjoy.

The Magic Kingdom isn't the best place for great food, but you can get good food in some interesting locations.

Dad's Magic Kingdom Dining page

Epcot

Epcot has some of the best restaurants in Disney World. The Disney World Restaurant menus for the World Showcase restaurants are as varied as the pavilions. Future World isn't a great place for great food. But, the Disney restaurants in the World Showcase makes up for the lack of eating places in Future World.

Epcot Dining Events

You can find just about anything you'd like to eat in Epcot.

Disney Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios is home to some of the most uniquely themed Disney World Restaurants. Here you'll find a drive in movie restaurant and a pizza restaurant complete with a large arcade. Check them out.

Animal Kingdom

There is not a lot of variety, or selection in the Animal Kingdom restaurants. The park closes at 5:00 on most days, so dinner isn't really an option. Check out what's available.

  • Tusker House - "Awaken the Day" at Donald's Safari Breakfast buffet. You can also get a unique lunch and dinner buffet here

The Theme Parks are where most guests eat most meals. The Disney World Restaurants in the parks specialize in feeding hoards of people really fast.

Disney World Dining

For information about the how to make reservations, when to make reservations, and just about anything else you might need to know, check out Dad's Disney World Dining page. It's full of information about the Disney Dining Plan, Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR's), Signature Dining and lots more.

Dad's Disney World Dining page

Dad's Bottom Line

Each of the Walt Disney World Restaurants has a unique theme. Some just have to be experienced. Character meals have become really big and must be reserved early. Make sure to get together as a family and decide which of the Disney restaurants you want to try out.

 

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