Disney Dining Review The Plaza Restaurant

Disney Dining Review The Plaza Restaurant

Near Magic Kingdom’s central hub at the end of Main Street U.S.A. sits The Plaza Restaurant. The building is in the theme with the rest of Main Street U.S.A., harkening back to Victorian America and the turn of the twentieth century. Inside, the restaurant is very small, using decorated mirrors to make the space seem larger. The small dining room limits the number of guests the restaurant can serve, so don’t expect to walk up and be seated, especially during peak lunch and dinner hours.

We had a reservation and ended up waiting around five to ten minutes to be seated. Since the restaurant is so small it was a little loud inside, but this could have been attributed to the very large party near us that have several young children. The chandeliers and detailed molding fit the theme of the restaurant well, giving it a look of wealth.

The menu here is a little limited, but there is definitely something for everyone. We were all starving and quick to order our entrees. First up is the Plaza Club, which is made up of ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise all on sourdough bread. My dining companion ordered his with extra bacon and no tomato. He found the turkey to be nice and moist, and there was definitely extra bacon as requested! It was a delicious, and very large, deli style sandwich that hit the mark.

Another tablemate ordered the grilled chicken sandwich. This sandwich is comprised of a grilled chicken breast, ham, and Swiss cheese on a Kaiser roll. It came with lettuce and onions on the side, so you have the choice of adding those as well. He found the chicken to be a little on the dry side, but overall enjoyed his selection.

The cheese steak sandwich was also ordered. It came with peppers, onions, and mushrooms, but can be ordered without any of these things if you aren’t a fan. The sandwich was greasy, cheesy, and very yummy after a tiring morning! The meat wasn’t tough or chewy, and was chopped up well so that there were no large pieces.

For my meal I ordered the strawberry chicken salad. The salad had a mix of greens, long strips of cucumber, fresh strawberries, house made croutons, and grilled chicken. It also comes with gorgonzola, but I’m not huge fan of blue cheese so I ordered mine on the side. The dressing, a white zinfandel vinaigrette, was refreshing with a hint of sweetness to the vinegar. This salad is absolutely enormous! It was by far the largest dish portion wise on the table. The salad was light, crisp, and refreshing, a perfect option to keep you energized for the afternoon without being heavy and weighing you down.

Given that right next door is the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, we couldn’t resist ordering dessert! We decided on the brownie sundae, a classic combination of brownie and vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a few cherries. The two large brownies were dense and chocolaty, but could’ve been a little moister for my tastes. Of course, you can’t beat hand-scooped ice cream from the Plaza, and this was no exception.

The Plaza isn’t spectacular or innovative, but it is a good deal for the price and a break from the chaos of the parks. If you need a relaxing meal during your day at Magic Kingdom I suggest eating here for the prices and convenience.

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Food – Overall good, but nothing stands out as amazing or a must have. I recommend the strawberry chicken salad if you like sweet and savory dishes. There is something for everyone here.

Atmosphere – The theming here is understated, but it matches the rest of Main Street U.S.A. It can be loud at times given the small size of the dining room.

Service – Our service was a little on the slow side, but our waitress was accommodating.

Tips – If you want the rest a table service meal offers without paying much more than a quick service location dine here. I’d suggest having a reservation during bust times, or waits can get lengthy.

About MichelleB

A lifelong Disney fan, Michelle has been frequenting Disney World since she was three. She currently lives in the suburbs of Tampa and is studying mathematics at Florida Southern College. She aspires to be an industrial engineer for the Walt Disney Company and to visit every Disney park across the globe.