Every dining location in Walt Disney World offers up amazing menu options and experiences that guests are sure to love thanks to the immense amount of detail that goes into every aspect of each location. While the theming and menus at many of the dining locations across the property are amazing, some restaurants in particular can boast absolutely spectacular views that make the experience even more unforgettable. These amazing views feature everything from aerial panoramas of favorite Disney Parks to front row seats for nightly entertainment and more. Each one of the restaurants on this list offers up a spectacular view, which in turn makes the location extremely popular with guests. Due to this, guests who want to enjoy these experiences are smart to book Advanced Dining Reservations as far ahead of time as possible to ensure that they can enjoy both the food and the scenery. Here are nine restaurants with the best views to enjoy a meal at while in Walt Disney World.
1. Toledo – Tapas, Steak, & Seafood
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has been experiencing great changes over the last year as construction has led to the brand new addition of the Gran Destino Tower. This new location will feature a rooftop eatery that will offer up sweeping views of the surrounding Disney Resort area that guests can enjoy combined with a 1930’s avant-garde theme inspired by surrealist art. Toledo – Tapas, Steak, and Seafood will feature a menu inspired by the ingredients and flavors of Spain and will be open daily for dinner only. While the restaurant does not open until July, guests can anticipate delicious menu offerings such as Manhattan Filet, Rib-Eye for Two, Scallops, Hanger Steak, Golden Tilefish, and Red Wine-Braised Chicken.
2. New Space Restaurant
Mission: SPACE in Epcot’s Future World is a popular attraction with many guests as it allows them to enter into the International Space Training Center and become astronauts preparing for various missions. The pavilion will soon welcome an incredible new restaurant that will allow guests to continue the space theme and dine in a large area that serves up delicious food paired with incredible views. The currently unnamed restaurant will feature massive feature windows that will look out into space as guests dine making it a completely unforgettable and out of this world experience.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of the most beautiful locations in all of Walt Disney World thanks to the immense attention to detail that went into literally every corner of the park. Discovery Island is home to a dining location that offers up the perfect combination of delicious food, wonderful details, and an outstanding view that guests love. Flame Tree Barbecue is a quick service restaurant that specializes in barbecue options such as St. Louis Rib Dinner, Smokehouse Chicken Salad, and Robs and Chicken Combo. After ordering up their meals, guests can proceed to a back patio where they can enjoy their delicious cuisine paired with a beautiful views of the water and Expedition Everest looming across the way.
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4. California Grill
One of the most beautiful areas in all of Walt Disney World is Seven Seas Lagoon situated directly in front of the Magic Kingdom. Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to an incredibly popular restaurant that offers amazing views not only of Seven Seas Lagoon, but also the Magic Kingdom. California Grill is located at the top of the Disney Resort and features floor to ceiling windows and an outdoor walkway that offer up uninterrupted views of the surrounding area. Guests will love dining on cuisine inspired by the Pacific Coast such as Alaskan Halibut, Pacific Seabass, Ramp Tagliatelle, and Oak-Fired Filet of Beef while enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding area and Happily Ever After each night.
5. The Boathouse
Many guests who enjoy a Walt Disney World vacation love to spend time exploring Disney Springs and indulging in the wonderful shopping and dining options offered there. One popular eatery is The Boathouse which is situated right on the water and offers up beautiful views throughout each day that pair perfectly with a menu inspired by classic steak and seafood options. Open daily for lunch and dinner, The Boathouse features an extensive menu including options such as Grilled Wild Mahi Mahi Tacos, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Maine Lobster & Pasta Skillet, Filet Mignon, and New England Lobster Roll which all pair perfectly with the stunning water views.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort brings guests to the tranquil South Seas with pristine white sand beaches, tropical theming, and wonderful dining options including a popular full service restaurant with wonderful views. ‘Ohana is open daily for breakfast and dinner and is located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House which allows for simply wonderful views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom in the distance. The menu at ‘Ohana is inspired by the flavors of the islands, and guests can soak in the view while indulging in options such as Mickey Waffles, Hua Paka, Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings, Szechuan Sirloin Steak, Teriyaki Noodles, and Sweet-n-Sour Chicken.
Also located on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon is Disney’s Grad Floridian Resort, the flagship Disney Resort which brings Victorian elegance and opulence to life through charming details, lush décor, and incredible dining options. Narcoossee’s is a wonderful full service dining location open daily for dinner only that is situated over the waters of Seven Seas Lagoon and offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. With a focus on coastal cuisine, guests who dine at Narcoossee’s can indulge in menu options such as Steamed Maine Lobster, Black Angus New York Strip, Surf & Turf, and Grilled Grass Fed Filet Mignon while taking in the scenery and perfect views of Happily Ever After and the Electrical Water Pageant.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is slightly off the beaten path, but home to an incredible savanna where animals such as giraffes and zebras serenely roam throughout each day. The Disney Resort is also home to a wonderful restaurant where guests can enjoy a quick-service Sanaa Kuamsha Breakfast or the table-service lunch and dinner that focuses on flavors from many different African countries and offers a beautiful view. Sanaa is themed to feel like an East African-inspired eatery and features large windows that look out onto the savanna where guests can watch animals freely roam while enjoying their meals. Some dinner options at Sanaa include Berbere-braised Lamb Shank, Grilled New York Strip, African-inspired Biryani, and South African Braaivleis.
A full service dining location in the Morocco Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase offers up delicious cuisine highlighting the flavors and fresh ingredients of the Mediterranean that perfectly pair with an unforgettable view. Spice Road Table is located right on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon and features both an outdoor patio and inside dining area that offer panoramic views of other World Showcase Pavilions and Spaceship Earth in the distance. Open each day for lunch and dinner, guests who stop by Spice Road Table can enjoy menu offerings such as NY Strip Steak, Mix Grill Skewers, Three Lamb Sliders, and Yellowfin Tuna. While the lunch view from Spice Road Table is amazing, the nighttime view of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth and the upcoming new nightly show are unforgettable.