Each restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort boasts its own immersive theming and unique menu with options including everything from contemporary American cuisine to an array of international flavors. There are also several table service restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort that boast incredible water views to go along with their delicious menus, and Guests love soaking in sweeping vistas of Seven Seas Lagoon, Crescent Lake and more. Let’s check out the various bodies of water at the Walt Disney World Resort and the incredible table service restaurants that offer up stunning views of them!
Seven Seas Lagoon
Seven Seas Lagoon is a beautiful body of water surrounded by the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and the Transportation and Ticket Center. Not only does it offer up picturesque views of the Magic Kingdom, it also features lots of kinetic energy thanks to the monorail loop, ferry boat, and smaller boats that service the Disney Resorts.
California Grill can be found at the very top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and is open for dinner only featuring a special prix fixe menu of flavors and ingredients from the Pacific Coast celebrating the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary. In addition to delicious menu options such as Braised Beef Short Rib Wontons, Oak-Fired Filet of Beef, and Wild Alaskan Halibut, California Grill offers sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon through massive windows and outdoor observation decks.
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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa brings the elegance and romance of Victorian theming to life and features several table service restaurants including Narcoossee’s which is housed inside of its own building that extends over the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. Narcoossee’s features a coastal menu of seafood favorites that Guests can enjoy while gazing out through large windows at the water and Cinderella Castle in the distance. There is also a small outdoor deck with select seating that Guests can spend time on soaking in the breeze.
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Adjacent to Seven Seas Lagoon is Bay Lake which can be found behind Disney’s Contemporary Resort and right in front of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This calmer body of water pairs perfectly with the rustic and nature-based theme of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and makes Guests feel as though they are miles away from the bustling crowds of the Magic Kingdom.
Geyser Point Bar & Grill
Geyser Point Bar & Grill is a table service and lounge Disney dining location at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge that features an open air seating area right on the shores of Bay Lake. Guests can enjoy comfortable seating and delicious menu options such as Teriyaki Chicken Wings, Handcrafted Crab Cake, and Bison Cheeseburger while soaking in the beautiful views, gentle breezes, and up close viewing of the Electrical Water Pageant each evening.
Crescent Lake is a popular and scenic body of water at the Walt Disney World Resort that is just steps from EPCOT’s International Gateway and home to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. Guests can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk around the entirety of Crescent Lake which is even more beautiful at night when a gentle glow is cast from string lights above.
The only restaurant to offer up water views of Crescent Lake is Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. This table service location is open nightly for dinner and features a menu of indulgent New England steak and seafood favorites such as Lobster Bisque, 8-oz Filet Mignon, and Seafood Cioppino served up in an elegant and nautical setting. While enjoying their dinners, Guests can also gaze out windows offering up views of Stormalong Bay, the boardwalk, and Crescent Lake.
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Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a sprawling Moderate Level Disney Resort that is home to many spread out Guest rooms as well as the stunning Gran Destino Tower, all laid out around the beautiful Lago Dorado. This large lake features a curved shape, allowing Guests to stroll along its shores and lose themselves in the beauty of the water and landscaping that feels far, far away from Central Florida.
Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago
Located right in the center of Lago Dorado at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago, a table service restaurant open for dinner that features an open air dining patio offering up three hundred and sixty degree views of the stunning water and Disney Resort. The menu at Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago focuses on Spanish-American cuisine and Guests can enjoy the beautiful views of Lago Dorado while dining on options such as Warm Manchego Cheese and Oaxaca Cheese Dip, Braised Pork Tacos, Harissa Lamb Chops, and Poke Bowl.
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Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood
The other table service restaurant that offers up stunning views of Lago Dorado is Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood which can be found at the top of the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Open nightly for dinner, the restaurant is inspired by Spanish surrealist art of the 1930s and serves up a menu of Spanish cuisine with options including Braised Lamb Shank, Marinated Hangar Steak, and Scallops that pair perfectly with views of Lago Dorado and the entirety of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
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World Showcase Lagoon
EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to eleven different pavilions that each celebrate a country from around the world all surrounding World Showcase Lagoon. This massive body of water offers up stunning views from every angle and is also home to the nightly showing of Harmonious which lights up the skies and water.
Spice Road Table
Spice Road Table in the Morocco Pavilion features both a small indoor seating area as well as a large open air covered patio that is situated right on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon. Guests can enjoy the breeze and views while sipping on an assortment of beer, wine, and specialty cocktails and dining on a variety of Mediterranean Small Plates including House-made Hummus Fries, Spicy Shrimp, Fried Calamari, and Grilled Lamb Kefta.
La Hacienda de San Angel
Across World Showcase Lagoon in the Mexico Pavilion is La Hacienda de San Angel which features a beautiful dining room themed to feel like an old world hacienda in the heart of Mexico. The table service restaurant is open nightly for dinner and features massive windows overlooking the water that Guests can enjoy while dining on menu items such as Pollo Poblano Tacos de Langosta, and Tacos de Camarones.
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Rose & Crown Dining Room
The final table service restaurant in EPCOT’s World Showcase that offers up views of World Showcase Lagoon is the Rose & Crown Dining Room in the UK Pavilion. Themed to feel like a charming British pub, the restaurant serves up favorites like Fish and Chips and the Welsh Burger Patty that can be enjoyed inside or from an outdoor patio right on the water’s edge.
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Another beautiful body of water at the Walt Disney World Resort is Barefoot Bay which can be found nestled between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Riviera Resort. Featuring tropical vegetation and brightly colored buildings on one end and the charm and beauty of the Riviera on the other as well as views of the Disney Skyliner, Barefoot Bay offers up a calming atmosphere as well as some amazing scenic walking paths that Guests can stroll along.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is home to Sebastian’s Bistro, a table service restaurant inspired by Ariel’s trusty friend that is open for dinner each night. Guests can enjoy a family-style feast of Caribbean-inspired cuisine in a bright and beachy interior complete with large windows looking out at Barefoot Bay.
Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
At the very top of Disney’s Riviera Resort is Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, a very popular table service location that is open daily for breakfast and dinner and features both a vibrant indoor dining room as well as an outdoor patio with beautiful views of Barefoot Bay and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Each meal at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera has a unique menu with breakfast featuring character interactions and American favorites and dinner focusing on French and Italian specialties, but both offer up unforgettable views of the water.
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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort is home to Riverside which focuses on Southern charm and atmosphere and French Quarter which evokes the celebratory spirit of Mardi Gras in New Orleans and both halves are situated along the banks of the Sassagoula River. This calm and impressive river features walking paths for Guests to stroll along, water transportation, and even connections to Disney Springs, making it as functional as it is beautiful.
Boatwright’s Dining Hall
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside is home to the only table service restaurant at the Disney Resort which is open for dinner each night. Boatwright’s Dining Hall features a rustic interior themed to feel like a ship building shop complete with views out the windows overlooking the Sassagoula River and Guests are sure to love delicious bayou-inspired menu options such as Boudin Balls, Boatwright’s Jambalaya, General Fulton’s Prime Rib, and Blackened Salmon.
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Lake Buena Vista
The final body of water at the Walt Disney World Resort is Lake Buena Vista which is situated between Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Disney Springs. This sprawling lake is constantly busy with boats transporting Guests from nearby Disney Resorts to Disney Springs and lights up beautifully at night with reflections from Disney Springs once the sun has set.
The most unique views of Lake Buena Vista can be found from Paddlefish, a table service restaurant housed inside of a large and beautiful ship docked right on the water. Well known for its delicious and fresh seafood, Paddlefish offers up indulgent menu items such as Crab Ceviche, Salmon, Scallops, Stuffed Cod, and more that can be enjoyed from inside the dining room or from outdoor decks where Guests can enjoy the breeze and uninterrupted views.
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The Boathouse in Disney Springs is one of the most popular restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort and features a large, nautically themed indoor dining area and several outdoor decks on the shore of Lake Buena Vista. Open for lunch and dinner, The Boathouse features an extensive menu of land and sea favorites including Oysters on the Half Shell, Coriander-seared Ahi Tuna, Dockside Shrimp Boil, Filet Mignon Sliders, and NY Steak & Fries.
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Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas is a table service restaurant that celebrates the vast array of culinary styles and ingredients found in North, Central, and South America through an extensive menu served for lunch and dinner. While enjoying menu options such as Peruvian Salchipapas, Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, Colombian Burger, and Authentic Nola Shrimp Po’Boy, Guests can enjoy views of Lake Buena Vista through large windows and a wraparound outdoor deck complete with bar area.