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The Most Unique Dining Experiences in Walt Disney World That You Need to Know About

Planning dining experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort can feel like an overwhelming task, thanks to the sheer volume of restaurants available throughout the Disney Parks, Disney Springs, and Disney Resorts.

With so many options to choose from, Guests want to make sure that each dining experience is unforgettable, and the best way to do so is to choose unique and interesting locations that feature immersive theming, stunning décor, and mouthwatering menus. These table service restaurants are some of the most unique dining experiences that Guests can enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort and are sure to be wonderful meals that will not be forgotten!

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Victoria & Albert’s

The ultimate dining experience for foodies at the Walt Disney World Resort s Victoria & Albert’s, a table service restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa which features only one extravagant seating each night. Victoria & Albert’s continues the opulent Victorian theming of the Disney Resort and invites Guests to dine under a beautiful rotunda dome amongst murals and elegant décor. Each dinner at the restaurant features the choice of two tasting menus that change daily to reflect the freshest produce and ingredients available, and Guests have the option of adding on a wine pairing to make their meals even more unforgettable.

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Tiffins Restaurant

Tiffins Restaurant is a wonderful and unique dining experience that Guests can enjoy on Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This table service restaurant is adjacent to Nomad Lounge and welcomes Guests into a vibrant environment that celebrates the spirit of adventure and travel. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Tiffins Restaurant features a menu of global cuisine with bold flavors that will make Guests feel as though they have embarked on a culinary adventure. With a delicious menu and exciting theme, Tiffins Restaurant is definitely one of the most unique dining experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Space 220 Restaurant

The World Discovery neighborhood of EPCOT is home to an out-of-this-world dining experience that is one of the most immersive meals available at the Walt Disney World Resort. Space 220 Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and brings Guests into a futuristic elevator that blasts them several hundred miles above the Earth to dine in space. Massive ‘windows’ line the interior of the dining room, offering up stunning views of space and Earth below, and Guests can enjoy upscale American favorites while watching spaceships, astronauts, and other exciting happenings throughout each meal.

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Be Our Guest Restaurant

Guests who love Beauty and the Beast have the unique opportunity to step directly into the film at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. This table service restaurant welcomes Guests inside of the Beast’s Castle where they can dine on traditional French cuisine for lunch and dinner in the Grand Ballroom where Bell and the Beast first danced, the West Wing, or the Castle Gallery. With opulent settings straight from the film, Be Our Guest Restaurant is one of the most unique dining experiences available to Guests at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Sanaa

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a stunning Deluxe Disney Resort that brings the culture and beauty of Africa to life, and Guests who visit can also enjoy an unforgettable meal at Sanaa. The restaurant is themed to feel like a vibrant and bustling African marketplace and offers Guests the wonderful opportunity to gaze out windows onto the savannah and watch animals roam throughout their meals. Sanaa features a menu of African cuisine infused with Indian flavors and is unique in that it operates as a quick service restaurant for breakfast and a table service option for dinner, offering Guests the chance to decide what kind of dining experience they would like.

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Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is home to the rustic charm of the National Parks as well as an enchanted forest which offers up a totally unique dining opportunity. Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White whisks Guests into the magical world of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and offers them the chance to enjoy dinner under a canopy of twinkling trees while meeting Snow White, the Evil Queen, and Dopey. The whimsical dinner menu features menu items that are straight from a storybook, and Guests will love the enchanting experience that cannot be found anywhere else.

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California Grill

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to several table service restaurants, including California Grill, a unique experience found at the very top of the Disney Resort that combines delicious cuisine with stunning views. The interior of California Grill features a blend of modern and retro décor that Guests can soak in while looking out floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Seven Seas Lagoon, the Magic Kingdom, and surrounding Disney Resorts. Open for dinner only, California Grill serves up a special menu that honors the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary and even offers Guests an unforgettable view of Disney Enchantment lighting up the skies over Cinderella Castle each night.

50's Prime Time Cafe

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50’s Prime Time Café

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to the unique 50’s Prime Time Café, a table service restaurant that magically transports Guests back to the wholesome decade and invites them to dine on family favorite recipes served up inside of a traditional home. With retro décor all around, including televisions that play clips of shows from the 1950s, the most unique part of dining at the 50’s Prime Time Café is the servers who all take on the role of cousins and remind Guests to mind their manners, keep their elbows off the tables, and finish their vegetables! With fun interactions, a completely immersive theme, and delicious food, this is an unforgettable dining experience that Guests shouldn’t miss out on!

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Garden Grill Restaurant

One of the most unique restaurants that Guests can enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found inside The Land Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Nature neighborhood. Garden Grill Restaurant is open daily for lunch, and dinner ad invites Guests into a round dining room that gently spins throughout each meal, offering up a change of scenery throughout the courses that includes an exclusive view down into Living with the Land below. The menu at Garden Grill Restaurant features a family-style harvest feast including fresh produce that Guests can enjoy while meeting favorite characters including Mickey, Pluto, Chip, and Dale.

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Cinderella’s Royal Table

Guests who are looking to dine like royalty cannot miss out on a meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table, which can be found inside of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. This opulent dining experience is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and whisks Guests into a regal dining room with stained glass windows overlooking Fantasyland, dramatic stone arches, and large chandeliers hanging above. Featuring a prix fixe menu of royal fare, Guests who dine at Cinderella’s Royal Table are sure to feel like kings and queens and might even catch a glimpse of the Disney Princess herself.

Coral Reef Restaurant

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Coral Reef Restaurant

The final unique dining experience that Guests definitely should enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found in The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Nature neighborhood. Coral Reef Restaurant invites Guests to dive under the sea and enjoy a seafood-inspired lunch and dinner menu inside of a completely unique and calming dining room. One side of the room is lined with massive windows that look directly into the pavilion’s aquariums, offering Guests the chance to gaze into the water and watch sea creatures, including fish, sharks, and turtles glide past throughout their meals.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.