Walt Disney World Restaurants

Welcome to Dad’s Simple Guide to Walt Disney World Restaurants. We’ve got everything you need to know right here about eating/dining at Walt Disney World. Pretty cool right? First, we’ll look at all the restaurants. We’ll start in the hotels, then move to the theme parks and even Disney Springs.

Disney World Restaurants Guide

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Resort Hotel Restaurants:

In-Park Restaurants:

Disney Springs:

You probably will want to know about making Advance Dining Reservations:

Disney World Resort Hotel Restaurants

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.

Disney World Deluxe Resorts

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

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay Lake Tower

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Villas

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas

Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Villas

Disney’s BoardWalk

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

Disney World Moderate Resorts Restaurants

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.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort (Both French Quarter and Riverside)

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Disney World Value Resort Restaurants

While there aren’t any fancy Disney World restaurants at the Value Resorts. The only choice 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:

In-Park Restaurant Options

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 Restaurants

The Magic Kingdom has some great (and some not-so-great) restaurants. But each one has a great theme. Cinderella’s Royal Table is not to be missed. The Magic Kingdom isn’t the best place for great food, but you can get good food in some interesting locations.

EPCOT Restaurants

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 make 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 Restaurants

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 lunch counter in a larger-than-life lunch box. Check them out.

Quick Service

  • ABC Commissary – a menu with American classics in an art deco setting.
  • Backlot Express – fast lunch and dinner in Eacho Lake.
  • BaseLine Tap House – a grown-up lounge with light snacks.
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – grab some intergalactic grub
  • PizzeRizzo – a pizza restaurant based on the Muppets and especially the character Rizzo the Rat.
  • Sunset Ranch Market – there are several quick service offerings along Sunset Boulevard with a variety of foods and outdoor seating.
  • The Trolley Car Café – this is the place for your Starbucks fix.
  • Woody’s Lunch Box – see what the toys snack on from Andy’s leftovers.

Table Service

  • 50’s Prime Time Cafe – take a trip back to a slower time where families dined together right in the kitchen.
  • Hollywood & Vine – character dining buffet starring Disney Junior characters or Minnie and friends.
  • The 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. *signature dining location
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano – get some interesting Italian food with a Hollywood flair.
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant – jump in a 6-seater and watch old time Sci Fi movies under the stars.

There are lots of snack carts selling popcorn, slushes, ice cream, coffee, and pretzels throughout the park as well as a few cute walk-up windows with ever changing menus – Oasis Canteen, Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner, and Dinosaur Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Restaurants

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.

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 Springs Restaurants

Disney Springs is home to some of the newest, most innovative, and flat good places to eat. Check out the menus from some of the best-known chefs in the world.

Marketplace

The Landing

Town Center

West Side

Advance Dining Reservations

Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) are very, very important when it comes to eating in Walt Disney World restaurants. Very important. All the (sit down) Table Service Restaurants recommend that you make Advanced Dining Reservations. For some, it’s a necessity. You won’t get in without one.

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.