Don’t Miss These Must-try Restaurants at Disney World
Disney World boasts magic brought to life at its theme parks and resorts. It's fun for the whole family, a place where everybody can meet their favorite Disney movie characters, go on thrill rides and stay in themed hotel rooms or villas — the park really has it all.
Known for impeccable attention to detail, even the restaurants at Disney are experiences in themselves. Not only do they offer that authentic Disney feeling, but the food is equally impressive.
Cinderella's Royal Table in Magic Kingdom
At Cinderella's Royal Table in Magic Kingdom, you're transported to a medieval-style room to get the full fairy-tale experience. You need to call in advance to make reservations and enjoy the menu packed with a range of American dishes.
Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot
Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot is located in the Canada section of the park and is a crowd favorite. Themed as a château in a wine cellar-like space, this restaurant offers both steak and seafood plates. It's located underneath the Canada Pavilion in the World Showcase.
Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom
Aloha Isle is located in the Adventureland section of Magic Kingdom and offers guests delicious desserts. That beloved Disney treat — yes, the famous Dole Pineapple Whip — is here! You can have it by itself or as a float complete with pineapple juice. It's a crowd favorite, so be prepared to wait in line.
The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney's Hollywood Studios
The Hollywood Brown Derby is a replica of the famous Brown Derby in Los Angeles, California, and it’s designed to give you a taste of glamorous old Hollywood. As you might expect, the food served at this restaurant is classic American for both lunch and dinner.
50’s Prime Time Cafe in Disney's Hollywood Studios
This restaurant is themed like Mom's kitchen and gives guests the feel of eating a typical American meal — in the 1950s. The theme is complete with a fully immersive interior: think old televisions everywhere airing black and white sitcoms, checkered diner flooring and vinyl galore.
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in Magic Kingdom
At this space-themed cafe, you can find Angus bacon cheeseburgers, foot-long hot dogs, Greek salads and even plant-based sloppy joes for vegetarians. Kids can order macaroni and cheese or chicken nuggets, among other options. Located in the Tomorrowland section of Magic Kingdom, this cafe is popular for guests looking for a fast, American-style lunch or dinner.
Pinocchio Village Haus in Magic Kingdom
Pinocchio Village Haus is another quick-service restaurant in Magic Kingdom that's open for both lunch and dinner. Located in Fantasyland, guests who dine here can view the popular "It's a Small World" attraction from the windows.
Tiffins Restaurant in Animal Kingdom
Tiffins Restaurant is a real culinary treat. Located in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Discovery Island, the menu features international cuisines from Africa, India and South America. Guests can dine here for either lunch or dinner, surrounded by sculptures and other carved decorations.
Tony's Town Square Restaurant in Magic Kingdom
Tony's Town Square Restaurant sits right on Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom and is a picturesque Italian trattoria. It's where Lady and the Tramp shared their famous spaghetti meal, so it’s really a must-visit spot. The restaurant features a fountain and French doors that’ll have you feeling like you were dropped straight into the 1955 film.
The Diamond Horseshoe in Magic Kingdom
The Diamond Horseshoe is a Wild West-themed restaurant featuring American cuisine in the Liberty Square area of the Magic Kingdom park. Open for both lunch and dinner, this eatery used to offer an all-inclusive buffet, but dishes are now available to enjoy a la carte. However, traditional Southern favorites are usually available and include options like BBQ pulled pork, beef brisket, sausage and other classics.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is a Norwegian-themed restaurant located in the Epcot World Showcase. This is where you can find the Disney Princesses to entertain you while you and your family dine on dishes such as pizza and Norwegian meatballs.
Columbia Harbour House in Magic Kingdom
Another favorite restaurant offering quick service is Columbia Harbour House, which you can find in Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom. Seafood lovers should schedule this into their park visits, either for lunch or dinner, to enjoy the charming nautical setting.
Tusker House in Animal Kingdom
At Tusker House you'll find an open-air marketplace eatery serving a buffet-style mix of both African and American cuisines. During breakfast and lunch, you and your party will also enjoy entertainment from various Disney characters in their safari outfits.
Teppan Edo in Epcot
Teppan Edo is a hibachi-style restaurant in the Japan Pavilion of the Epcot World Showcase. Chefs prepare your meal in front of you at tableside grills and provide full entertainment with their knife skills. Anticipate plenty of lighthearted banter for you and your party to enjoy.
Woody’s Lunch Box in Disney's Hollywood Studios
This eatery is located in the Toy Story Land section of Disney's Hollywood Studios. It features quick-service takes on American favorites like s'mores french toast and banana split yogurt parfaits for breakfast. Lunch and dinner have heartier options like a BBQ brisket melt, a three-cheese grilled sandwich and the perennial favorite macaroni and cheese. If you only need a refreshment, why not order an old-fashioned soda float?
The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom
At this all-you-can-eat buffet located on Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom, you can enjoy casual American cuisine along with entertainment from Winnie the Pooh and his friends. This crowd-pleasing restaurant has become an icon in the park. It features a Victorian-style design with a glass dome and large glass windows. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in this well-lit space.
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen is a jungle cruise-themed restaurant in the Adventureland section of Magic Kingdom. Offering African, Asian and Latin American cuisines, this spot also boasts three distinctly decorated spaces: the crew’s colonial-era Mess Hall, the Jungle Room and the Society of Explorers and Adventurers Room.
Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot
This cute little cafe is located in the France Pavilion of the Epcot World Showcase and is the perfect place to grab a snack. The French bakery offers delicious pastries like pain au chocolat, brioche chocolat and frangipane. Have a bigger appetite? You can also try the baguettes served with meats and cheeses.
Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom
When you dine at Be Our Guest Restaurant, you're in for a Beauty and the Beast-themed treat. Either stop by for a quick lunch or sit down in one of the three different dining rooms with the whole family to enjoy a more formal meal. Every room resembles a different part of Beast's gothic-style castle.
Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Animal Kingdom
The Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Animal Kingdom is a Nepalese-style spot serving American and Asian cuisines. It's located next to the popular Expedition Everest attraction and is decorated with so many Southeast Asian artifacts you'll feel like you've been transported to Kathmandu.
Biergarten in Epcot
Another guest-favorite restaurant, Biergarten, is located in the Germany Pavilion of the World Showcase in Epcot. The fully Bavarian village-themed eatery offers a buffet-style lunch and dinner. You’ll dine at communal tables surrounded by cobblestones, and in the evenings you'll even enjoy entertainment from a Bavarian oompah band.
Pongu Pongu in Animal Kingdom
Pongu Pongu is a quick-service drink stand in Pandora — The World of Avatar located in Animal Kingdom. The name translates to "party party" in Na'vi, which is the language of the inhabitants of Pandora. While you're busy exploring this section of Animal Kingdom that opened in 2017, stop by here for a drink or quick snack.
Sci-Fi Dine-In at Disney's Hollywood Studios
At the Sci-Fi Dine-In theater restaurant located in Disney's Hollywood Studios, you can order all your favorite classic American dishes — think burgers, delicious cheesesteak sandwiches and pasta. Start your meal with shrimp-and-crab fondue or some fried dill pickles, and complete it with a warm glazed doughnut or a traditional hot fudge sundae.
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano in Disney's Hollywood Studios
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is a classic Italian cafe located on Grand Avenue in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Offering both lunch and dinner, the focus is on serving food an Italian grandmother would make. While here, you’ll dine in a cozy room complete with checked curtains and string lights.
Garden Grill in Epcot
The Garden Grill is located in the Future World area of Epcot and is a favorite spot for many park visitors. It complements the nearby Living with the Land attraction by providing farm-fresh, buffet-style American meals.
Hollywood & Vine in Disney's Hollywood Studios
Another fan-favorite restaurant is Hollywood & Vine, located at Echo Lake in Disney's Hollywood Studios. American cuisine is served here in breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. The setting is a classic diner where you'll find seafood, iconic Mickey waffles, carved meats, seasonal fish, salads and more. The tomato soup is well known, so be sure to scoop some up.
Blaze Pizza in Disney Springs
Blaze Pizza isn’t located in an actual theme park but rather at the Town Center of the nearby Disney Springs. This pizzeria allows you to customize an 11-inch pie with a variety of fresh toppings. Combine your pie with a salad and a fresh lemonade to round out the meal.
Restaurant Marrakesh in Epcot
Restaurant Marrakesh is located in the Morocco Pavilion of the World Showcase in Epcot. Embark on a culinary adventure here in this Arabic-themed eatery that serves both lunch and dinner. In the evenings you'll be entertained with live music and belly dancers, but keep in mind that reservations are highly recommended.
La Cava del Tequila in Epcot
La Cava del Tequila is located in the Mexico Pavilion in the World Showcase of Epcot. This cozy lounge that resembles a hacienda is a must for cocktail and tequila lovers. With over 200 different tequilas, mezcal, beers and wines to taste, visitors over age 21 are in for a real treat.
Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom
The popular themed restaurant chain Rainforest Cafe sits at the entrance to Animal Kingdom. The restaurant offers guests an unforgettable dining experience set in a tropical rainforest. Inside the restaurant, there's also a shop where guests can buy various jungle-themed souvenirs.