Walt Disney World Dining

Disney Dining

I can’t think of a destination other than Disney World where dining is just as big of a factor as attractions and hotels. So big, in fact, that Walt Disney World opens its dining reservation window for table service restaurants 180 days before your arrival. Yes, that’s a whopping six months in advance! And, yes, it seems a little silly trying to figure out where you want to eat lunch on summer vacation when you’re just putting away the Christmas decorations, but there are thousands of other Disney vacationers out there trying to beat you for that coveted seat at Be Our Guest. So, in your quest for the perfect meal, I offer our experiences and reviews of the meals we’ve (woken up at 6:00 A.M. CST to reserve and) enjoyed at the Disney parks and resorts. And just for fun, I threw in a couple Disneyland restaurants, too!

While you’re here, don’t forget to take a peek at the Disney Dining Plans and some tips for dining with food allergies.

Character Dining | Table Service and Themed Dining | Signature Dining | Nightlife | Disney Dining Plans | Food Allergies

Character Dining

 

1900 Park Fare

1900 Park Fare

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Enjoy a happily ever after evening with Cinderella and her royal family or a breakfast with the UK’s favorite characters at this super fun Grand Floridian restaurant!

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Epcot
Join Disney royalty for three meals a day at this character buffet located in Norway in Epcot’s World Showcase.

Cape May Cafe

Cape May Cafe

Beach Club
Surf’s up at this character breakfast buffet that turns into a clam bake for dinner.

Chef Mickey's

Chef Mickey's

Contemporary
Dine with Mickey and his pals for breakfast and dinner at this all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet.

Cinderella's Royal Table

Cinderella's Royal Table

Magic Kingdom
Cinderella Castle is home to one of the most coveted dining reservations in all of Disney World.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Magic Kingdom
Join the Hundred Acre crew for breakfast, lunch or dinner at this charming character buffet.

Garden Grill

Garden Grill

Epcot
Take a spin around this fun and relaxing character dinner.

Hollywood and Vine

Hollywood and Vine

Hollywood Studios
Play ‘n Dine with your favorite Disney Junior pals at this all-you-can eat buffet.

'Ohana

'Ohana

Polynesian
Say Aloha to your Disney ‘Ohana at this all-you-can-eat breakfast or dinner.

Tusker House

Tusker House

Animal Kingdom
Fuel up before or after your safari at this Animal Kingdom buffet.

Table Service & Themed Dining

50s Prime Time Cafe

50s Prime Time Cafe

Hollywood Studios
Feel like a part of the family when you grab a bite to eat in mom’s kitchen!

Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest

Magic Kingdom
New Fantasyland features a new restaurant, too! Step into a tale as old as time when you enjoy a meal in the Beast’s castle.

Beaches and Cream

Beaches and Cream

Beach Club
This sweet little soda shop is a great place to grab a mid-afternoon snack or satisfy your sweet tooth on a hot day!

Biergarten

Biergarten

Epcot
Oktoberfest right in the middle of Epcot! Take a look at this lively German restaurant.

Big River Grille & Brewing Works

Big River Grille & Brewing Works

Boardwalk
See if this casual option on the Boardwalk should be on your itinerary.

Boma

Boma

Animal Kingdom Lodge
Go exotic with a wide variety at this buffet in Animal Kingdom Lodge.  Be sure to read both reviews (1, 2)!

Mama Melrose

Mama Melrose

Hollywood Studios
This ristorante Italiano, tucked away in an unassuming corner of Hollywood Studios, is a mellow place to relax after a day in the park.

Via Napoli

Via Napoli

Epcot
Immerse yourself in Italian atmosphere at this sweet sidewalk (and sidewalk adjacent) cafe in the World Showcase.

Whispering Canyon Cafe

Whispering Canyon Cafe

Wilderness Lodge
Saddle up for fun and food with a western flair.

Yak & Yeti

Yak & Yeti

Animal Kingdom
Step into another world at this gorgeous Animal Kingdom restaurant.

 

Signature Dining

California Grill

California Grill

Contemporary
Indulge your palate (and your wallet) at this award-winning restaurant atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Yachtsman Steakhouse

Yachtsman Steakhouse

Yacht Club
Drop anchor at this signature restaurant if you’re setting sail for a steak in the Epcot resort area.

Nightlife

Jellyrolls & Atlantic Dance Hall

Jellyrolls & Atlantic Dance Hall

Boardwalk
No edible delectables at these spots, but if you’re looking for a night out on your Disney World vacation, consider these venues for some liquid yummies and entertainment.

Disneyland Dining

Goofy's Kitchen

Goofy's Kitchen

Disneyland Hotel
Character lovers will delight in this character restaurant located in the historic Disneyland Hotel.

Plaza Inn

Plaza Inn

Disneyland Park
Dine with Minnie and Friends right on Main Street USA.