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5 Places You Should and 5 You Shouldn’t Dine in Walt Disney World

 

Walt Disney World is an amazing vacation destination for guests of all ages thanks to its countless experiences that include attractions, dining, shopping, entertainment, recreation, and more. Throughout Walt Disney World, there are literally hundreds of dining locations that include everything from snack carts and quick service locations to character meals and signature dining experiences. While on the go meals and snacks have convenience, many guests love to enjoy at least one full service meal during their Walt Disney World vacation. Each full service restaurant features its own unique theme, décor, and menu, and guests are sure to find the perfect location for their tastes. While there are some absolutely amazing full service locations that guests should not miss, there are also some that are pretty overrated and can definitely be skipped. Knowing head of time which full service restaurants are worth the time and money is a great way to ensure that guests will have a wonderful mea. Here are five full services restaurants that guests should dine at in Walt Disney World and five that they should skip.

10) You Should Dine at — Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to a wonderfully themed area that brings the beautiful diversity, culture, and detail of Asia to life. Found there is a full service restaurant that spans two floors and is filled with amazing décor and delicious cuisine. Yak & Yeti Restaurant serves up pan-Asian cuisine and was founded by a family who traveled extensively throughout southeast Asia collecting flavors, recipes, and amazing artifacts. The two floor restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and every piece of art, décor, and more is authentic from the Southeast Asian region. The menu is extensive and features delicious options including Pork Pot Stickers, Ahi Tuna Nachos, Le Mein Chicken, Malaysian Seafood Curry, Seared Miso Salmon, Sriracha Seafood Mac & Cheese, Crispy Honey Chicken, and Korean BBQ Ribs. With such a beautiful décor, wonderful service, and delicious food, guests are sure to absolutely love any meal at Yak & Yeti Restaurant. (Photo credit: Disney)

9) You Should Dine at — Be Our Guest Restaurant

The Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland is home to some of the most classic and beloved experiences in all of Walt Disney World including a unique dining location that guests absolutely love. Be Our Guest Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and invites guests to dine inside the Beast’s Castle and feel as though they have entered the world of Beauty and the Beast. The restaurant is unique in that breakfast and lunch are quick service meals and dinner is a full service meal, but all food served is inspired by French cuisine. Guests can enjoy dining on option such as Scrambled Egg Whites Vegetable Quiche, French Dip Sandwich, Tuna Nicoise Salad, French Onion Soup, Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops, Layered Ratatouille, Roasted Lamb, and Grilled Strip. In addition to the amazing décor and menu, guests can also enjoy the Grey Stuff which is one hundred percent delicious!

8) You Should Dine at — The BOATHOUSE: Great Food, Waterfront Dining, Dream Boats

Disney Springs is home to many beautiful areas that guests can enjoy while shopping, dining, and watching entertainment. The Landing is home to The BOATHOUSE: Great Food, Waterfront Dining, Dream Cars which is a wonderful full service location that guests love to dine at. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant features a nautical and open theme with beautiful views of the water and unique amphcars that go from driving on land to floating on water. The menu features a mix of American classics and seafood is so extensive that there is sure to be something for every guest to enjoy. Menu options include Wild Pacific Shrimp, Broiled Atlantic Swordfish Steak, Maine Lobster & Pappardelle Pasta, New England Lobster Roll, NY Steak & Fries, and Filet Mignon. With beautiful views, delicious food, and an amazing atmosphere, guests can’t go wrong with enjoying lunch or dinner at The BOATHOUSE!

7) You Should Dine at — ‘Ohana

One of the most popular dining locations in Walt Disney World is located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort across Seven Seas Lagoon from the Magic Kingdom. ‘Ohana is located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House and serves up the flavors of the South Seas and islands through delicious family style and buffet meals. Breakfast in ‘Ohana is a character meal with Lilo and Stitch and guests can enjoy an all you can eat buffet featuring items such as Mickey Waffles, Pineapple-Coconut Breakfast Bread, Scrambled Eggs, and more. Dinner is a family style affair that is also all you can eat. Guests can devour delicious options such as Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings, Szechuan Sirloin Steak, Sweet-n-Sour Chicken, and Spicy Grilled Peel-n-Eat Shrimp. While the food at ‘Ohana is amazing, guests are also sure to love the open air concept, tropical décor, and amazing views of Cinderella Castle and Happily Ever After across Seven Seas Lagoon.

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About Caitlin Corsello

Caitlin Corsello first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.