One of the best ways to take some time to relax and regroup while spending days in the four Disney Parks at the Walt Disney World Resort is to enjoy a meal in a table service restaurant. Each Disney Park is home to many table service restaurants, which each feature their own unique theming, menus, and decor, including Cinderella’s Royal Table, Liberty Tree Tavern, Crystal Palace, Rose & Crown Dining Room, and more. While there is no bad choice when it comes to dining at the Walt Disney World Resort, some table service restaurants are simply that much better than others and deserve to be enjoyed for a meal. Here are the top ten table service restaurants to not miss while enjoying time in the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom- and don’t forget to make Advanced Dining Reservations!
Be Our Guest Restaurant
Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom is filled with amazing experiences that bring some of the most beloved Disney animated films to life, including an unforgettable table service restaurant. Be Our Guest Restaurant invites Guests into the Beast’s Castle to dine in extravagant rooms straight from Beauty and the Beast. Guests love the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Grand Ballroom, West Wing, or Castle Portrait Gallery. The menu focuses on traditional French cuisine, and Guests can enjoy a prix fixe meal for lunch and dinner with wonderful options, including French Onion Soup, Herb-salted Pork Tenderloin, and Center-cut Filet Mignon.
50’s Prime Time Café
Guests can enjoy a blast from the past in a unique table service restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios that brings the wholesome era of the 1950s to life. The 50’s Prime Time Café can be found in the Echo Lake area of the Disney Park and welcomes Guests into a family’s home from the decade, complete with a living room and lounge area and tables throughout classic kitchens with black and white televisions, checkered tile floors, and mom’s favorite knick-knacks. In addition to the immersive theme, the servers at 50’s Prime Time Café all act like cousins and prompt Guests to mind their manners by keeping their elbows off the tables and finishing their vegetables. Open for lunch and dinner, the 50’s Prime Time Café serves up American favorites with family recipes, including Beer-battered Onion Rings, Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken, and Mom’s Old-fashioned Pot Roast.
Tusker House Restaurant
Tusker House Restaurant is a very popular table service location found in the village of Harambe in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This immersive Disney dining restaurant features beautifully themed rooms designed to feel like an African marketplace. Guests can check out vibrant wares, cultural décor, and a truly impressive level of detail created by the Disney Imagineers. Tusker House Restaurant is open each day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Guests can enjoy character dining while meeting Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and friends who are decked out in their safari gear. Guests who dine at the restaurant can enjoy a family-style menu of African and American favorites, but the traditional buffet is soon returning to the joy of many who have missed it!
EPCOT is home to some of the most amazing table service restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort, particularly World Showcase, where Guests can enjoy wonderful cuisine from around the world. Teppan Edo in the Japan Pavilion is a must-try restaurant that welcomes guests into a unique teppan-yaki-style dining room where chefs prepare meals at the table and entertain as they go. Teppan Edo can be found on the upper level of the Mitsukoshi Department Store and is open for lunch and dinner with delicious menu options, including assorted Tempura, fresh sushi selections, Filet Mignon, Salmon, and more.
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom is home to the world-famous Jungle Cruise. Those who love the experience can continue their adventures with the skippers at the nearby Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen. This table service restaurant welcomes Guests into a vibrant and detailed location that is operated by the skippers and open for lunch and dinner each day. Guests have the option of dining in several different rooms, including the once-secret meeting place of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers with exotic and flavorful menu options including Orinoco Ida’s Cachapas, “Tastes like Chicken” Because it is!, and Skipper Dan’s Dan Dan Noodles.
Yak & Yeti Restaurant
Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a beautiful two-story location in the Asia area of the Disney Park that invites Guests to dine amongst stunning artwork and artifacts that were collected by Disney Imagineers throughout Southeast Asia. Each dining room is made to feel intimate and cozy as though Guests are in someone’s home, and the views from the second floor offer up unique vantages of the Disney Park. The extensive lunch and dinner menus at Yak & Yeti Restaurant focus on pan-Asian cuisine with wonderful options including the famous Ahi Tuna Nachos, Lobster Garlic Noodles, Korean Beef, Teriyaki Chicken, and Soy Herby Glazed Rib Eye.
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Bouncing back to EPCOT’s World Showcase, Guests can head to the Canada Pavilion to enjoy the rustic charm of the country’s wilderness and architecture, as well as a wonderful table service restaurant, open daily for lunch and dinner. Le Cellier Steakhouse features a small and intimate dining room designed to feel like a cozy wine cellar, complete with low stone vaulted archways, deep colors, and beautiful details. Guests who score a reservation at Le Cellier Steakhouse can enjoy a menu of classic steakhouse favorites that have been infused with Canadian flavors, including options like Slow-roasted Pork Belly, Le Cellier Filet Mignon, Bison Strip Loin, and USDA Prime New York Strip Steak.
The Hollywood Brown Derby
The Hollywood Brown Derby is a popular table service restaurant found at the end of Hollywood Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Designed to recreate and pay homage to the original location of the same name in Hollywood, the restaurant features a beautiful art deco theme with upscale details and countless caricatures on the walls of some of Hollywood’s elite. The menu at The Hollywood Brown Derby focuses on contemporary American cuisine. Guests who dine there can enjoy a truly indulgent meal with options like Shrimp Cocktail, Charcuterie Board, Seafood Cioppino, Our Famous Cobb Salad, and Duck a l’Orange.
San Angel Inn Restaurante
The Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to several Disney dining options that Guests love to enjoy, including the table service San Angel Inn Restaurante, which can be found inside the ancient pyramid in the rear of the Plaza de los Amigos. The restaurant features perpetual twilight which sets an intimate mood with the details of a classic hacienda, gently flowing river, and jungle with a volcano in the distance. The lunch and dinner menus at San Angel Inn Restaurant focus on authentic Mexican cuisine, and Guests are sure to feel as though they are dining across the border with meals such as Queso Fundido, Camarones a la Diabla, Pollo a las Rajas, and Carne Asada.
The final table service restaurant that Guests can’t miss out on while spending time in the Disney Parks can be found on Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Tiffins Restaurant can be found next to Nomad Lounge near the bridge that leads into Pandora – The World of Avatar and features a beautiful theme and décor that celebrates the adventure of travel and international locations. The interior of Tiffins Restaurant features vibrant colors, artifacts from around the world, and a lunch and dinner menu that features international flavors and ingredients in meals that cannot be found elsewhere at the Walt Disney World Resort. Guests who dine at Tiffins Restaurant are sure to love indulgent menu options, including Tiffins Signature Bread Service, Butter Chicken, Tamarind-braised Short Rib, and North African-spiced Tofu.