Many Guests who travel to the Walt Disney World Resort do so as a family with young children in their parties which can sometimes make dining a little tricky with picky eaters, schedules, and more. Since the Walt Disney World Resort is designed to be a perfect vacation location for Guests of all ages, there are plenty of dining options that younger Guests are sure to love.
Table service restaurants can be amazing choices for Guests with children, as each offers up the chance to sit down a relax in some air conditioning while taking a break from the Disney Parks and ordering up amazing menu items. Every table service restaurant features kid’s menus with great options for picky and adventurous eaters alike, but there are several locations that also feature some amazing themes that make them the perfect choices for Guests with kids.
Let’s check out the best table service restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort to enjoy with kids!
Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is home to a wonderful and immersive dinner experience that allows Guests to feel as though they have stepped directly into Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White brings Guests into a magical dining room with large art-deco windows looking out at the grounds of the Disney Resort and a twinkling canopy of trees above that gives the illusion of being deep in the forest.
Throughout each dinner at Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White, Guests are treated to appearances by Snow White, the Dwarfs, and the Evil Queen herself as well as music and special announcements and character entrances. The environment is a must do for Guests of all ages as it is a completely immersive experience that brings magic to life.
The menu at Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White is packed with beautifully themed cuisine that pays homage to the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs including the kid’s options which are hands on and packed with delicious flavors. Kids will love beginning their prix-fixe meals with From the Garden, an interactive appetizer that allows them to mix their own honey butter and enjoy it paired with fruit, vegetables, and cheese that has a darling presentation.
Younger Guests can then enjoy entrée options like Grilled Chicken, Prime Rib Roast, and Grilled Fish of the Day with sides including roasted potatoes, broccolini, carrots, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. Each table then receives a shared platter of desserts and the “Poison” Apples are always the biggest hit as they look like dainty little apples but are really made of a dark-chocolate apple mousse with a sour center.
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Space 220 Restaurant
Another immersive table service location that younger Guests are sure to love can be found in the World Discovery neighborhood of EPCOT. Space 220 Restaurant is located right next to Mission: SPACE and begins by boarding Guests into a special elevator with many viewing windows and blasting them two hundred and twenty miles above the Earth of an out of this world experience.
Space 220 Restaurant features a modern interior centered around massive curved windows that offer stunning views of space. Guests of all ages will love watching Earth slowly rotate in the distance, space ships rocket past, and even astronauts appear on space walks. It’s an unforgettable experience that makes Guests truly feel as though they have blasted off into space.
Kids who dine at Space 220 Restaurant can enjoy a prix-fixe menu that includes the choice of one entrée option such as Space-Ghetti, Smashed Burger, Galactic Salmon, Mission Macaroni, and Cosmic Chicken. They can then enjoy a space-themed dessert like the Cosmic Cupcake or Gelato Scoop while watching all of the beautiful space views just outside their windows.
One of the most beloved dining options at the Walt Disney World Resort is Chef Mickey’s located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The table service restaurant is situated in the Grand Canyon Concourse and is open air, offering Guests the chance to check out the large nearby Mary Blair mural, the Disney Resort’s unique A-frame architecture, and the monorail gliding by above.
Chef Mickey’s features an all-you-care-to-enjoy menu of American favorites for breakfast and dinner, and Guests can wave and pose at a distance with favorite characters like Mickey, Goofy, and Donald all dressed in their chef’s attire. Breakfast kicks off with a large spread of favorites such as fresh fruit, mini yogurt parfaits, scrambled eggs, Mickey Waffles, bacon, slow-roasted beef brisket, and harvest sweet rolls. Even the pickiest eater is sure to find an item they like, and with an all-you care-to-enjoy options, they can ask for as many helpings of their favorites as they’d like.
Dinner at Chef Mickey’s are also all-you-care-to-enjoy meals, and Guests can dig into menu options including citrus-poached baby shrimp, potato gnocchi, roasted garlic gratin potatoes, prime rib, roasted salmon, traditional roasted beast of turkey, baby carrots, and more. Desserts are also served family-style and kids are sure to love sweet options like an apple crumble tart, Mickey Mousse Dome, and strawberry cream cake.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Younger Guests who love the Disney Princesses or the story of Cinderella absolutely must enjoy a meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table which can be found inside of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom The table service restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and immerses Guests in a beautiful setting fit for royalty.
Cinderella’s Royal Table features large stone arches, brightly colored flags, and beautiful paned windows looking out into Fantasyland that will make every young Guest feel like a prince or princess dining in their castle. Throughout each meal, Guests can also spot various Disney Princesses who just happen to be stopping by the castle to see their friends.
For breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table, the kid’s menu allows Guests to choose one entrée from options such as Egg White Frittata, Mickey Waffles, and Fruit and Seed Oatmeal as well as two sides such as bacon, home fries, yogurt parfait, seasonal fruit, and pork sausage. Lunch and dinner allow kids to choose one appetizer such as Sliced Apples or a Garden Salad, one entrée including Chicken Nuggets, Beef Tenderloin, Macaroni & Cheese, or Seared Fish of the Day, and one delicious dessert including Build-Your Own Cupcake, The Sword in the Sweet, or a Yogurt Parfait.
Disney Springs is home to some of the most popular dining options at the Walt Disney World Resort including a unique location that brings Guests of all ages back to prehistoric times for an unforgettable experience. T-REX is a table service restaurant in the Marketplace area of Disney Springs that features a quirky interior filled with caves, prehistoric vegetation, and animatronic dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes.
Each room of T-REX features immersive theming and Guests can dine under a massive T-Rex, next to a Wooly Mammoth, or even near a sneaky raptor. Younger Guests are sure to feel as though they have actually traveled back in time, and dining at T-REX is a must for any fan of dinosaurs and paleontology.
Lunch and dinner at T-REX feature extensive menus of American favorites with big flavors, and the kid’s menu is no exception. Kids can choose from entrees like Cosmo’s Cheesy Macaroni, Chicken Quesadilla, Dexter Corn Dogs, Paleo Pizza, Jurassic Chicken Tidbits, Sly’s Slider, Lava Lasagna, and Rocksy’s Pasta. Dessert is then a choice between a classic Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich or the Chocolate Tarpit which is a creamy chocolate pudding with gummy worms and crushed Oreos.
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Also found in the Marketplace area of Disney Springs is Rainforest Café, a classic table service option that brings Guests into the heart of the jungle for the chance to dine on delicious options amongst animatronic wild animals. Guests should note that there are actually two Rainforest Café options to choose from at the Walt Disney World Resort- one in Disney Springs as well as one at the entrance to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Guests of all ages will absolutely love dining at Rainforest Café as it immerses them with the theme of the jungle, and interactive animals can be found all around including elephants, gorillas, and hundreds of fish in a large tank. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Rainforest Café features a very lengthy menu of American favorites with plenty of options for kids to choose from.
The kid’s menu at Rainforest Café features entrée options such as Poppin’ Shrimp, Mini Hot Dogs, Chicken Quesadilla, Grilled Chicken, Gorilla Grilled Cheese Delight, Python Pasta, Rainforest Rascals, Macaroni & Cheese, and more as well as side options like steamed vegetables, fries, corn, mashed potatoes, fresh fruit, and applesauce. Kids will also love ordering dessert options like Tuki’s Ice Cream Sandwich and Lava Mud which is much like the Chocolate Tarpit at T-REX and features creamy chocolate pudding with gummy worms and Oreos.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to a totally unique table service restaurant that kids will absolutely love as it allows them to watch TV while dining! The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant is located in the Commissary Lane area of the Disney Park and welcomes Guests to dine on American classics for lunch and dinner in an amazing setting.
The interior of the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant is themed to feel like an outdoor drive-in theater from the 1950’s, complete with brightly colored classic cars that have been converted into tables for Guests to dine in. All of the cars are facing a large screen that plays sci-fi film and cartoon clips from the 1950s that Guests of all ages can enjoy. Some favorite Disney characters can even be spotted in some of the clips, and young Guests will love searching for them!
The menu at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant focuses on classic American favorites and kids can dig into options like Macaroni & Cheese, Cheeseburger, Chicken Strips, and Beef Skewer, all of which are served with sides including mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots, corn on the cob, fruit salad, sliced apples, and more. While there are no specific kid’s menu desserts, a popular choice is the House-made Sci-Fi Candy Bar which tops a cookies and cream mousse with chocolate ganache and chocolate sauce for a delicious candy bar!
Tusker House Restaurant
A very popular table service location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a hit for Guests of all ages thanks to its delicious food and wonderful setting. Tusker House in the Africa section of the Disney Park is an amazing dining option that serves up all-you-care-to-enjoy platters for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that blend international cuisine with American favorites.
The interior of Tusker House Restaurant features several rooms that have beautiful decorations showing off African culture and locations, and Guests can enjoy all of the details while also interacting with favorite Disney characters. The experience is hosted by Donald along with Mickey, Goofy, and Daisy, and Guests can spot all of the characters decked out in their green safari gear ready to explore.
While there are no separate kid’s menus at Tusker House Restaurant, even the pickiest eaters are sure to find delicious options from breakfast platters including various pastries, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, Mickey Waffles, Simba Waffles, roasted potatoes, and more. Lunch and dinner also features large platters of wonderful options such as spit-roasted herb chicken, Moroccan-spiced beef, berber-marinated pork, green beans with carrots and corn, roasted potatoes, and house-made macaroni and cheese.
Be Our Guest Restaurant
The final restaurant on the list is Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. This immersive table service restaurant is a favorite of Guests of all age thanks to its delicious French cuisine and immersive setting. Guests who dine at the restaurant for lunch and dinner can sit in the Portrait Gallery, West Wing, or Grand Ballroom and feel as though they have stepped into Beauty and the Beast with the chance of even spotting the Beast himself!
Lunch and dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant feature prix-fixe menus for children, and some of the delicious appetizers available to choose from include an Iceberg Wedge Salad, Fruit and Cheese Plate, and House-made Peach Applesauce. Entrée options available for kids include House-made Macaroni & Cheese, Grilled Beef Tenderloin, and Pan-seared Chicken Breast each served with sides such as wild rice, sweet potato wedges, steamed green beans, and sautéed zucchini. Kids are sure to love dining on these rather grown-up options and feeling like royalty inside of the Beast’s Castle!