Many guests who enjoy a vacation at Walt Disney World might expect to be eating only stereotypical theme park foods like burgers, chicken nuggets, and fries throughout their stay. However, this is totally wrong! While those options can occasionally be found throughout Walt Disney World, the vacation destination features a wide array of amazing dining options for guests to enjoy. While enjoying a vacation, guests can dine on everything from snacks to signature meals and purchase food at various locations including snack carts, quick service restaurants, and full service restaurants. The full service restaurants in Walt Disney World are each uniquely themed and feature their own amazing menus that guests love to enjoy. The combination of amazing atmosphere and delicious food makes many full service dining locations very popular with guests, and some are so amazing that every guest needs to dine there at least once. Here are ten restaurants that guests can’t get enough of at Walt Disney World.
New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom is home to one of the most popular restaurants in Walt Disney World that offers guests the chance to enter into the world of Beauty and the Beast. Be Our Guest Restaurant lets guests dine inside the Beast’s castle and enjoy traditional French cuisine in iconic rooms. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the West Wing, Castle Gallery, or Grand Ballroom and even have the chance to bump into the Beast himself. With menu offerings like Croque Madame, Feast A La Gaston, Tuna Nicoise Salad, Grilled Strip Steak, and Roasted Rack of Lamb, it is no wonder why guests love to dine at Be Our Guest Restaurant.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is home to a favorite restaurant of many guests. ‘Ohana is located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House and is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast features a delicious buffet hosted by Lilo and Stitch and includes offerings like Mickey Waffles, Pork, and Island Style Potatoes. Dinner is a family style meal where guests can enjoy all you can eat portions of Sweet-n-Sour Chicken, Szechuan Sirloin Steak, and Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings. With delicious food and an inviting tropical atmosphere, guests love to dine at ‘Ohana.
8. Le Cellier Steakhouse
The Canada Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to a delicious full service restaurant that transports guests to a cozy wine cellar. Le Cellier Steakhouse is open daily for lunch and dinner and offers up hearty steakhouse favorites with Canadian touches. Guests who enjoy a meal there can order menu options like Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Le Cellier Filet Mignon, Porterhouse Steak for Two, and several different types of poutine.
7. Yak & Yeti Restaurant
The Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to a full service dining location that features a wonderful backstory and theme. The Yak & Yeti Restaurant was started by a family who traveled through Southeast Asia collecting recipes and artifacts. Guests who dine at Yak & Yeti Restaurant for lunch or dinner can enjoy amazing menu options like Pork Egg Rolls, Shrimp Lo Mein, Seared Miso Salmon, Crispy Honey Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, and delicious Fried Wontons. With a beautiful atmosphere filled with wonderful artifacts and foods, Yak & Yeti Restaurant can’t be missed.
6. The Garden Grill
The Land Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to the very popular Soarin’ Around the World as well as a wonderful full service dining location. The Garden Grill is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers guests the chance to dine on wonderful food while meeting Farmer Mickey, Pluto, Chip, and Dale. The Garden Grill is unique in that it slowly rotates, offering guests different views while they dine on fresh food often grown right there in The Land. Fresh menu options include Chip’s Sticky Bun Bake, Harvest-Inspired Farmer’s Salad, Home-Style Pot Roast, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, and Short Cake.
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to a full service dining location that brings guests to a nighttime drive-in theater no matter what time of day. The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant features tables that are classic cars which all face a massive movie screen that plays sci-fi clips from the 1950s. Open each day for lunch and dinner, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant offers up amazing menu options like Fried Dill Pickles, Chili-Lime-Grilled Chicken Fajita Salad, Drive-In BBQ Burger, Caprese Sandwich, Flame-Broiled New York Strip Steak, and House-Smoked St. Louis-Style Pork Ribs. Delicious food and a totally unique atmosphere make the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant a must do!
4. Victoria & Albert’s
The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa celebrates the elegance and charm of the Victorian era through beautiful details and wonderful restaurants. The location is home to Victoria & Albert’s, a fine dining experience that has been awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award every year since 2000. Guests who dine at Victoria & Albert’s are required to follow a dress code and can enjoy a seven course menu featuring options like Galilee Ostera Caviar, Wild Turbot, Mojo Berkshire Pork with Chipotle Black Bean Soup, Lamb Loin and Belly with Cannellini Beans, and Roasted White Chocolate Gelato.
3. California Grill
Disney’s Contemporary Resort is also home to several full service dining locations including one that combines amazing views with decadent cuisine. The California Grill is located on the top floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and offers sweeping views of the Magic Kingdom, Seven Seas Lagoon, Bay Lake, and the surrounding Disney Resorts. Open daily for dinner and Sundays for brunch, the California Grill serves up amazing cuisine including offerings like Hardwood-Smoked Salmon, Shrimp and Grits, Amish Farms Chicken Breast, Seared Hokkaido Scallops, Oak-Fired Choice Angus Filet of Beef, and Pork Tenderloin. Guests who time their reservations right at the California Grill can also enjoy breathtaking views of the nightly fireworks in the Magic Kingdom.
2. Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen
A favorite Magic Kingdom attraction for many guests is the Jungle Cruise in Adventureland thanks to its hysterical and corny skippers. The skippers also have a nearby restaurant that combines their spirit of adventure with their hilarious humor for a wonderful dining experience. The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen is open daily for lunch and dinner and invites guests to indulge in unique eats from exotic global destinations. Guests can enjoy the skipper’s entertainment while dining on options like Dr. Falls’ Signature Grilled Steak, Trader Sam’s Head-On Shrimp, “Tastes Like Chicken” – Because It Is!, Nile Nellie’s Noodle Bowl with Duck, and “A Lot at Steak” Salad.
1. Hollywood Brown Derby
Disney’s Hollywood Studios pay homage to classic Hollywood including a restaurant that mimics its counterpart in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Brown Derby bring guests into an elegant and classic setting with dozens of sketches of Hollywood’s most famous on the walls. Open each day for lunch and dinner, guests who dine at The Hollywood Brown Derby can enjoy options like Charred Filet of Beed, Our Famous Cobb Salad, Pan-Seared Black Grouper, Duck Two Ways, Andouille-Crusted Chicken Breast, and Grilled Wagyu Beef Burger.