Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort is home to some incredible dining options that include everything from delicious barbecue at Flame Tree Barbecue to customizable bowls at Satu’li Canteen to global cuisine at the table service Tiffins Restaurant. With so many meals to enjoy throughout the Disney Park, sometimes Guests want to go all out and splurge on a delicious three course meal and specialty cocktail from the table service options available to them. Let’s check out the most expensive and indulgent meal combinations that Guests c truly splurge on at the table service restaurants of Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort!
*Note: We’re not including Tusker House Restaurant on this list as the table service location currently serves up a family-style meal for a set price per Guest.
Tiffins Restaurant is a beautifully themed table service location on Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom found adjacent to Nomad Lounge and just before the bridge that connects the area with Pandora – The World of Avatar. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves up a menu of global cuisine that Guests can enjoy amongst décor that was collected from around the world by Disney Imagineers and is inspired by the spirit of travel and adventure. With bold and exotic flavors, unique dishes, and a vibrant atmosphere, any meal at Tiffins Restaurant is sure to be indulgent.
Drink: Annapurna Zing – $17.00
Since Tiffins Restaurant is attached to the popular Nomad Lounge, the two share an inventive and wonderful specialty cocktail menu featuring some indulgent choices including the Annapurna Zing. This specialty cocktail expertly blends Bombay Sapphire Gin with passion fruit puree, mint, simple syrup, lime juice, and ginger beer all topped with a glowing lotus flower.
Appetizer: Charcuterie – $18.00
To kick off an indulgent meal, Guests can splurge on the Charcuterie appetizer option which features an assortment of meats and cheeses selected by the chef. Served up on a rustic wooden platter, the Charcuterie is artfully arranged and includes a decent portion of both meat and cheese as well as accompaniments including crostini, pickles, honey, spicy mustard, and more.
Entrée: Surf and Turf – $65.00
The ultimate splurge item on the menu at Tiffins Restaurant is the Surf and Turf which pairs hearty portions of South African Braai Spiced Beef Tenderloin and Seared Scallops. The proteins are then accompanied by potato pave, grilled vegetables, dhania butter, and a cola demi-glace rounding out the entrée to make it a filling and unforgettable option.
Dessert: The Lion King – $15.00
No indulgent meal is complete without dessert, and Tiffins Restaurant offers up some delicious options including one inspired by a favorite Disney animated film. The Lion King is a beautifully presented dessert featuring a chocolate brownie with the iconic savannah sunset from the film on the side paired with caramel mousse and a strawberry-mango sauce.
Yak & Yeti Restaurant
Moving over to the Asia area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Guests can find Yak & Yeti Restaurant, a table service location that welcomes Guests into two floors of beautifully themed dining areas. The restaurant features a rich back story which Guests can learn about on the back of their menus and serves up an extensive menu of pan-Asian delicacies for lunch and dinner each day. No menu option at Yak & Yeti Restaurant is a bad decision, and Guests will love indulging while checking out the stunning artwork and artifacts found in every single room.
Drink: Snap Decision – $14.00
A specialty cocktail is always a good idea when going for an over the top meal, and there are some wonderful options to be found at Yak & Yeti Restaurant. The Snap Decision is a unique blend of Yak & Yeti’s Woodford Reserve Bourbon Personal Selection that has been expertly mixed with apricot brandy, Crisp Apple Real Infused Syrup, and Fever-Tree Ginger Beer for a beautiful red color that is good to the last drop.
Appetizer: Ahi Tuna Nachos – $20.99
Yak & Yeti Restaurant is well-known for one particular appetizer option that is so indulgent that it is considered by many to be one of the must have foods in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Ahi Tuna Nachos are technically meant to be shared, but no Guest will want to after seeing the decadent plate towered high with crispy fried wontons, sushi grade ahi tuna, wasabi aioli, and sweet soy glaze.
Entrée – Lobster Garlic Noodles – $35.99
There are many, many entrée options to choose from at Yak & Yeti Restaurant, but the biggest splurge that Guests can enjoy are the Lobster Garlic Noodles from the Noodles & Bowls section of the menu. This seafood delight features perfectly cooked noodles combined with lobster, shrimp, scallops, baby spinach, red peppers, shiitake mushrooms and a delicious garlic stir-fry sauce for the perfect indulgent meal.
Dessert: Pineapple Upside-down Cake -$13.99
To end an indulgent meal at Yak & Yeti Restaurant, Guests can dig into the decadent Pineapple Upside-down Cake which features a moist and flavorful cake served warm and topped with a smooth caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. With the warm cake, gooey caramel, and melting vanilla ice cream, this dessert is sure to leave Guests wanting a second helping!
While not technically inside of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Rainforest Café is located just outside of the Disney Park’s main entrance and is considered to be a table service restaurant offered there. The Rainforest Café is uniquely themed inside to make Guests feel as though they are dining inside of a lush jungle, and animatronic animals, simulated thunderstorms, and a vibrant aquarium fully immerse Guests. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the location features a menu of American favorites with some international options as well.
Drink: Blue Nile Served in a Souvenir Glass – $15.50
In order to properly splurge at the Rainforest Café, Guests can begin their meals with a vibrant and delicious specialty cocktail served up inside of a unique souvenir glass. The Blue Nile blends Cruzan Mango Rum, DeKuyper Blue Curacao Liqueur, Finest Call Blood Orange Sour, and sweet and sour for a fruity and sour blend that features a beautiful bright blue color.
Appetizer: Awesome Appetizer Adventure – $23.99
Let’s face it, one appetizer is never enough, and those looking to splurge at the Rainforest Café can enjoy the Awesome Appetizer Adventure which serves up a sampling of several appetizer options from the menu. The hearty plate features Chimi-Cha-Chas, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Cheese Sticks, Chicken Strips, and the option to add on a side of St. Louis-style Pork Spareribs for an even more indulgent bite.
Entrée: Primal Steak – $41.99
There are many entrée options that Guests can enjoy at Rainforest Café, but the biggest splurge is the Primal Steak which features an aged USDA choice center-cut New York strip steak that is paired with red skinned mashed potatoes and a generous side of seasonal vegetables.
Dessert: Sparkling Volcano – $20.99
Is there anything better than a decadent chocolate dessert? Yes- one with sparklers on top! The Sparkling Volcano dessert at Rainforest Café is technically large enough to serve four Guests, but who would want to share a massive warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel, and chocolate sauce?