Disney Dining Guide: Walt Disney World Theme Parks

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When you are vacationing at Walt Disney World, it can be intimidating planning out every aspect of your trip to make it the best experience for you and your family. This includes where you’d like to eat.


Here is a complete list of restaurants in all 4 parks at Walt Disney World to help you navigate which options are best for you. I also took the liberty of listing these in order of my most favorite to least favorite in terms of overall experience, price and service. I hope this helps you with your vacation planning!

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom has an excellent array of dining for every taste. Not to mention some of the most “magical” theming.

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen

Located in the middle of Adventureland, this quirky and adventurous restaurant has an excellent menu with Asian, African and Latin cuisine. Including one of my favorite dishes, Perkins Thai Noodles. This Casual themed Dining spot has quite the backstory and all kinds of references to The Jungle Cruise-including skippers serving your food with a side of witty banter. Skipper Canteen is a much more laid back casual dining experience being quieter than other restaurants in the park.

They Serve lunch and dinner and the prices range from $15.00-$35.00 per person.

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Be Our Guest

This themed dining experience, sitting in Fantasyland, is a gorgeous nod to the classic Disney Animated film “Beauty And The Beast.” I am a huge fan of the film and Belle is my favorite princess, so naturally I love it here. Be Our Guest is a larger dining hall with multiple rooms themed to scenes in the movie. My absolute favorite spot is the “West Wing” where the Beast’s Rose is sitting in it’s glass cloche magically dropping it’s petals. This location is very much recommended if you have little princesses or princes that love the film, as it’s like stepping into the film itself, especially the grand ballroom. The Cast Members here are very accommodating and they light up whenever they see a little Princess or knights walk in to dine.

They serve lunch and dinner with a prix fixe 3-course menu featuring French-inspired dishes and a bonus? They serve the grey stuff, it is in fact, delicious! The cost is a bit more pricey at $60.00 for adults and $37.00 for children.

You Can View The Menu Here

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Liberty Tree Tavern

Right in Liberty Square, Liberty Tree Tavern is a totally overlooked option for your family! This is a wonderful dining location with delicious American family style menu items. I love the Cast Members here, they are very welcoming and friendly, and the service is prompt. The Tavern is an amazing choice for those wanting comfort food and to sit in a relaxed environment.

They serve both lunch and dinner with prices ranging from $35.00 – $59.00 per person, but the amount of food you get for the price is excellent.

You Can View The Menu Here

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Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Another underrated restaurant at Magic Kingdom is right in Town Square! Tony’s serves Italian and American cuisine with a beautifully decorated dining room referencing the film “Lady And The Tramp” this includes a beautiful fountain featuring the furry couple. The food here is amazing. It isn’t my favorite location as far as ambience, it can get very loud, maybe due to it being right at the front of the park. The Fettuccini Alfredo and Tiramisu are among my favorites on the menu here.

The cost is $15.00-$35.00 per person and they serve Lunch and Dinner!

You Can View The Menu Here

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Cinderella’s Royal Table

This restaurant is the be all end all for theming and location. Dining in the castle is one of those things you should do if you have the kids with you. It is just fancy enough that you feel like you are fine dining, but with fairytale flair. The items on the menu are pretty good, but the cost is quite a bit higher than what the food is worth, this is a perfect example of paying for an experience. There isn’t a character dining experience here for now, but it is still indeed a castle, so your royal family will have a once in a lifetime experience here.

At $69.00 for adults and $37.00 for children, this fine dining experience will cost you, but worth saying you have dined in the castle, if it’s in your budget.

You Can View The Menu Here

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The Plaza Restaurant 

The Plaza is often overlooked. The food is well made, it’s a good choice for sit down dining if you aren’t wanting anything too out of the box. They serve all American food in a turn of the century dining room. The location is nestled between Main Street and the side entrance to Tomorrowland.

They serve lunch and dinner at $15-$35.00 per person.

You Can View The Menu Here 

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Crystal Palace

I have put Crystal Palace on the bottom of my list, because I myself have not been here since 2015, so my recommendation may not be as authentic. This was once a character dining experience with Pooh and Friends. Hopefully it will be again, because who doesn’t love that silly old Bear? The setting is a Victorian greenhouse, between Main Street and Adventureland. In recent years they have redone the menu and now they are no longer doing a buffet, instead it is a family style service with some great looking dishes on the menu including a bone in brown sugar glazed pork chop. This is probably going to be a dining review in the near future, I love this menu.

Cost for lunch and dinner is $23.00 for children and $39.00 for adults.

You Can View The Menu Here

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Wrapping up dining at Magic Kingdom, there are so many options to choose from, but don’t over-analyze. The menu selection and cost for your family are tale telling, as well as location in relation to where you intend to spend most of your afternoon or evening. 


EPCOT

Epcot has the most amazing assortment of dining options. These locations are each unique in their own way and offer an eclectic assortment of of cuisine from around the globe.

Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

Via Napoli in the Italy Pavilion, is at the top of my list for Epcot dining. The food here is  Italian cuisine and everything I have ordered has been excellent. But even more lovely is the service, they have extensive knowledge of their menu and every time we come is a wonderful experience. The Italy pavilion itself is one of my favorite places at Epcot to enjoy. The other thing about Via Napoli? They have pizza…and it is great! The Pizzas here are huge and meant to indulge with your whole family. They are cooked in wood-burning ovens named after the 3 active volcanoes in Italy—Mount Etna, Mount Vesuvius and Stromboli. It is also worth noting, they are the same restaurant group (Patina) responsible for Enzo’s Hideaway, Maria And Enzo’s, Morimoto and The Edison all located at Disney Springs-as well as Space 220 coming to Epcot later this year..

Spending $15.00-$35.00 per person, though it seems a bit crazy for pizza, is worth it.

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Coral Reef 

Many people forget this restaurant is at Epcot, which is surprising because this menu is awesome. Located in future world, right beside The Seas With Nemo And Friends, is a beautiful and relaxing ambience for an early lunch or dinner to end your evening at the park. One of it’s prettiest features is the large scale aquarium surrounding the dining hall giving you a glimpse into their living reef and the over 60 aquatic species that reside there. The Mahi Mahi and Shrimp and grits are my favorite dishes to get here. The menu is a bit seafood heavy, but they do offer some land items as well.

Money well spent here at $15.00-$35.00 a head.

You Can View The Menu Here

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Garden Grill 

The Garden Grill, inside The Land upstairs, is a rotating restaurant overlooking parts of the ride, Living With The Land. This location is a “modified” character dining experience with Chip & Dale and friends! This means that the characters cannot approach your table, but they do indeed come out to everyone and say quick hellos and waves! As far as food goes, they have a family-style menu and the restaurant views are ever changing as you slowly rotate around during your “All American” meal. Definitely a great choice for comfort food!

This modified character dining experience is set at $35.00-$59.00 a head.

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San Angel Inn Restaurante

While the newer sit-down dining on the waterfront is the most sought after, I prefer this sit down dining INSIDE the Mexico pavilion. With views of the boats beside you as well as the stunning twilight affect surrounding you, it truly is a lovely environment in this 17th-century hacienda at the base of a mayan ruin. Every dish I have experienced here left me satisfied and the Cast Members are very hospitable.

The Prices range from $15.00-$35.00 which is paying for not only a delicious meal but a beautiful ambience as well.

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Le Cellier Steakhouse

A wonderful sit down dining (most especially for a date night) is Le Cellier. This restaurant is particularly perfect for those who love a great steak and wine pairing. Also, if you love the dessert wine, Icewine, they have 4 of them and you really can’t find this kind of assortment anywhere else. At least, not in Orlando.

The cost of this signature dining is $60.00 per adult and $35.00 for children.

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Biergarten Restaurant

The Biergarten is a restaurant serving traditional German cuisine in the Germany Pavilion. While it is never my first choice for a meal, they have some noteworthy dishes to enjoy. Their Pretzel Rolls are amazing as well as their Bratwurst. The real star for me is the Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce. This is another family style dining experience.

They serve lunch and dinner at $35.00-$60.00 per person.

You Can View The Menu Here

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Tutto Italia Ristorante

This location isn’t my first choice in the Italy pavilion, but it’s definitely a contender for the World Showcase as a whole. Tutto Italia and it’s sister wine cellar- Tutto Gusto are home to over 200 bottles of wine so, if you love wine and pairing your meals at dinner, this is an incredible option for a nice dinner out. Indoor and Outdoor dining are available at this location, which I love because the Italy Pavilion, in particular towards the end of the night, is a very romantic setting.

Your dinner out at this beautiful old world Italian ristorante will run you $15.00-$35.00

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Teppan Edo

While I haven’t been able to make it to this location, Teppan Edo is authentic Japanese cuisine with communal Teppan-yaki-style cooking. Top notch chefs chop and stir-fry dishes on grills at your table. It’s an interactive and interesting dining experience.

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Chefs de France

This is another restaurant I haven’t had the pleasure if experiencing myself but it is in one of the most beautiful settings in the World Showcase. Serving French cuisine, this dining experience will transport you to the heart of Paris in a “charming café.” High ceilings and mosaic flooring cover the space and large windows lining the outer edge of the restaurant overlook the France pavilion’s promenade.

This Dining Experience is listed at $15-$35.00 per person

You Can View The Menu Here

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La Hacienda de San Angel

This particular restaurant has made it’s way to the bottom of my list, as I haven’t had that quality Disney dining experience here myself, but it does seem to be a favorite amongst others. This is another Authentic Mexican Cuisine location, but I prefer the indoor dining at the Mexico pavilion over this one. The food is ok and the views are spectacular…but not every table.

Pricing here is decent, as you are paying for the location at $15.00-$35.00 average for adults and they are only open for dinner.

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Finishing up with Epcot dining availability, COMING SOON is Space 220, an immersive dining experience located next to Mission Space in Future World!


Hollywood Studios

This park has so many charming places to sit and enjoy a meal with your family. From upscale dining to silly and quirky, there’s much fun to be had. Even the return of one of my favorite character dining locations.

50s Prime Time Cafe

This Cafe is a 50s throwback with a theming around a 1950’s kitchen. But not just any kitchen, your mom’s kitchen. Your server will make sure you mind your manners and will tell you when you aren’t using proper etiquette such as elbows on the table or not eating all your vegetables. It a real blast dining here. The food is darn good too! “All American Comfort Food” is the best way to describe it. Get the fried chicken when you go!

They are open for lunch and dinner and pricing is $15.00-$35.00 per adult

You Can View The Menu Here

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The Hollywood Brown Derby

This signature dining location is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. The Cobb Salad is one of their most popular, and for good reason. I love this location as it has a good menu, a very chill environment and the service here is perfect for a more formal dining experience during a casual day in the parks.

This is a pricier option as the cost will run you $35.00-$60.00 a head.

You Can View The Menu Here 

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Hollywood & Vine

I placed the Hollywood & Vine right in the middle of my list for Studios Dining. The great news, just recently they announced the return of a “modified” Character dining experience for breakfast with favorite Disney Junior characters!

This is a family style dining for breakfast, lunch And dinner. Pricing for this character dining experience is $35.00-$60.00 a person.

You Can View The Menu Here 

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Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

This theme dining experience is so fun! It is themed after a 1950’s drive in movie theatre, and shows movie clips on a giant screen. You can sit in a classic car and have a good old American drive-in meal with your family, how neat is that? They even have house made candy bars for dessert.

This fun find is located right off commissary Lane! Your dine-in movie cost is $15.00-$35.00 per person.

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Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

This casual Italian eatery is last on my list due to my love for the other Italian options around the corner at Epcot or Disney Springs. I will say that this restaurant is a lot quieter than the rest of the park and gives your family a nice reset. Though the food isn’t my favorite, it is a nice option for those needing to remove themselves from the hustle and bustle of the park.

They are located right down the pathway from PizzaRizzo! Your meal here will run at $15.00-$35.00 per person.

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At the end of the day, here at Hollywood Studios there is a great collection of themed sit down dining depending on mood and taste.


Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom doesn’t have as many options as the rest of the parks, but there is one here I favor over some of the other Disney dining we have talked about

Yak & Yeti

Enjoy a fun and creative Pan-Asian cuisine at one of my favorite restaurants on Disney property. I love this location, right at the heart of Asia, and the service is always wonderful here. I really enjoy everything I have tried here, in particular their firecracker shrimp and the selections from the WOK.  The theming is really cool, a villager’s home transformed into a restaurant. There’s collections from travels across Asia all around and of course some gentle nods to the Yeti. Which is appropriate because just beyond this location is Expedition Everest!  They serve lunch only at this time.

The cost is $15.00-$35.00 per person, which in my opinion is the best option for sit down dining in Animal Kingdom, as the serving sizes are a good size, filling and excellent quality.

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Tiffins

Tiffins is a signature dining spot that has a most interesting menu. With dishes inspired by African, Asian and Latin cultures. The appetizers like the bread service and spiced falafel are among my favorites here!

Tiffins is located right at the bridge to Pandora and is themed after an adventures club inspired by Imagineers and animal experts who built Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. The cost of this experience is $35.00-$60.00 a head.

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Rainforest Cafe 

The Rainforest Cafe is a great option for less adventurous eaters, they serve American cuisine in a fun and exotic environment, including rainstorms and animal noises all throughout your experience. Plenty of “tame” animals for your little Safari goers to see and enjoy.

Rainforest isn’t a first choice in my book, as there are so many delicious options (including quick service), but again, if you just want something familiar and dependable, Rainforest is a solid option for a late lunch leaving the park! The cost is $15.00-$35.00 per person.

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Wrapping up dining in Animal Kingdom, the majority of these sit down options can be a bit adventurous. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try something new!


To conclude this massive collection of dining options, the most important thing is to enjoy time with your family and have fun and relax on your vacation, my best advice is to not be afraid to try something new, know what your budget is and plan accordingly with reserving your dining experiences as soon as you are able. I would also suggest trying to book the earliest times for lunch and the latest times for dinner to get the most out of your day at the parks!

That’s all for now, Insiders!