When most guests think of Walt Disney World, they automatically imagine the four theme parks and the amazing attractions that exist there. Found in each of the theme parks as well as the Disney Resorts and in Disney Springs are dozens of amazing dining locations which each feature unique menus, themes, and décor. With so many dining options to choose from, guests might find it hard to decide where to dine throughout their Walt Disney World vacations. While there are plenty of quick service dining locations to grab easy food for the go, there are plenty of amazing full service locations which offer wonderful sit down meals for guests to indulge in. Here are the top ten mind blowing experiences about full service dining at Walt Disney World.
10. Le Cellier Steakhouse
One of the most popular dining locations in Epcot can be found in the Canada Pavilion in World Showcase. Le Cellier Steakhouse invites guests into a cozy dining room that is designed to feel like a wine cellar tucked away in Canada. Guests who dine at the restaurant for lunch or dinner can enjoy the rich atmosphere in addition to amazing menu options like Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Le Cellier Filet Mignon, Angus New York Strip, and Maple Crème Brulee.
9. California Grill
Nestled on the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of the most popular full service dining locations in all of Walt Disney World. The California Grill invites guests to dine in a beautiful dining room that features floor to ceiling windows overlooking Seven Seas Lagoon and the nearby Magic Kingdom. Guests can enjoy the gorgeous views while dining on California inspired menu options including the Dragon Roll, Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli, Seared Hokkaido Scallops, and Warm Homemade Fritters. Guests who dine at California Grill for dinner each evening can also enjoy amazing views of Wishes Nighttime Spectacular in the Magic Kingdom.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is home to an amazing restaurant which serves up family style cuisine in a family friendly setting. ‘Ohana is located in the Great Ceremonial House and is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Guests who dine at the restaurant for breakfast can enjoy a character meal with Lilo and Stitch and dine on a variety of breakfast options. Dinner at ‘Ohana is served family style and features all you can eat items like Pork Dumplings, Szechuan Sirloin Steak, and ‘Ohana Bread Pudding.
7. Victoria & Albert’s
One of the most beloved and fanciest restaurants in Walt Disney World can be found at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Victoria & Albert’s is open daily for dinner only and has been awarded the Five Diamond Award from AAA every year since 2000. The seven course delicious meal served nightly at Victoria & Albert’s features options like Seared Tuna with Mango and Avocado, Long Island Duck, and Lamb Loin and Belly with Cannellini Beans.
6. Be Our Guest Restaurant
Guests who are fans of the Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast can step directly into the Beast’s castle and dine like a Disney Princess. The Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland features three different rooms where guests may feel as though they are about to run into Belle. Breakfast and lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant are quick service meals, but dinner is a full service affair featuring menu options like Grilled Strip Steak, Roasted Lamb Chop, and Layered Ratatouille.
5. Tusker House Restaurant
Guests who are looking to enjoy a character meal with amazing and unique dining options should head over to the village of Harambe in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Tusker House Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers guests the chance to meet Mickey and friends who are decked out in their safari gear. The menu at Tusker House Restaurant is a combination of African flavors including options like Beef Bobotie, Moroccan Multigrain Bread, Roasted Pork Shoulder, and Taboulleh.
4. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
Authentic Italian food can be found in several full service restaurants in Walt Disney World including one nestled on the backlot in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano invites guests into a warm and kitschy dining room adorned with twinkle lights, hanging meats and garlic, and lots of Hollywood memorabilia. Guests who dine at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano for lunch or dinner can enjoy delicious menu offerings including Shrimp Campanelle, Saltimbocca, Penne alla Vodka, and Tiramisu.
3. Whispering Canyon Café
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge brings guests directly to the splendor and beauty of the country’s National Parks and features a full service restaurant that is as entertaining as it is delicious. The rustic Whispering Canyon Café features servers who showcase a particular type of humor that is sure to leave guests in stitches. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, guests who dine at Whispering Canyon Café can enjoy amazing options like Farmer Mike’s Ham and Cheese Omelet, All You Care To Enjoy Skillet, Dusty Trails Braised Pork Shank, and Mason Jar Cheesecake.
2. Coral Reef Restaurant
The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World features a massive aquarium that is home to thousands of sea creatures that can be observed from many different locations including a full service restaurant. The Coral Reef Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and makes guests feel as though they are under the water with floor to ceiling windows that look into the aquarium. Guests can enjoy options like Crispy Rhode Island Calamari, Seared Mahi Mahi, Shrimp and Grits, and Grilled New York Strop Steak while watching fish, turtles, sharks, and sting rays swim by.
1. San Angel Inn Restaurante
The Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to several restaurants including one full service option which brings guests into a charming open air courtyard in a small town. The San Angel Inn Restaurante can be found in the rear of the pavilion and is nestled next to a flowing river upon which the boats from The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros float by. The full service dining location is open for lunch and dinner daily and serves up traditional Mexican options like Tacos de Vegetales, Pollo a las Rajas, Enchiladas Verde con Pollo, and Mousee de Chocolate.