Walt Disney World Restaurants
Reviews, Tips, Menus and More
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.
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.
'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.
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
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
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
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 - 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
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
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
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.
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 food is pretty good, and breakfast is really good. Here are the food courts for each resort -
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.
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.
Hollywood Brown Derby - take a trip back in time to a more elegant age when movie stars roamed Hollywood Boulevard and the Cobb Salad was a thing of legend.
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.
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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