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Top 10 Table Service Restaurants With 1-Dining Plan Credit at Walt Disney World

As part of Walt Disney World vacation packages, guests can choose to add one of three dining plans.  This is a great way for guests to prepay for their food prior to arriving at Disney.  The Disney Dining Plan and the Deluxe Dining Plan offers guests table service meals.  These are sit-down meals throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.  When using the dining plans, it is good to know what are the best restaurants for using dining credits.  These are 10 of the best one-credit table service restaurants.  This is based on price of the meal, atmosphere, and quality of food.

10. Garden Grill

  • Location:  Future World, Epcot
  • Cuisine:  American
  • Style:  Buffet/Family Style/Character Meal
  • Cost:  $35-$60 per adult

Garden Grill is a good choice for a one credit meal as guests get not only delicious food, but also characters and wonderful views of Living with the Land.  Guests will be able to dine with Chip and Dale at this slow turning restaurant above Living with the Land.  Served family-style, guests get a variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner during their Chip ‘n’ Dale Harvest Feast.  Guests will love the fresh, often grown in Disney food, character interaction and fun views at this restaurant.  Being a higher priced meal, this is a nice use of a credit on the dining plan.

9. Via Napoli

  • Location:  Italy Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase
  • Cuisine:  Italian
  • Style:  Unique/Themed Dining
  • Cost:  $15 to $35 per adult

Authentic Italian cooking can be found at Via Napoli in Epcot.  This is a terrific option if guests look beyond the pizza on the menu.  To get the most for a credit, guests will want to order one of the many traditional Italian menu choices such as Pollo Parmigiana or Bistecca.  The pizzas are delicious, but guests will want to make sure they order one that will give them the most for their one credit.

8. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

  • Location:  Norway, Epcot World Showcase
  • Cuisine:  American, Norwegian
  • Style:  Buffet/Family Style
  • Cost:  over $60 per adult

Akershus is a wonderful use of credit for those princess loving guests.  The more well-known Cinderella’s Royal Table is a two-credit meal, making the one-credit required here to be well worth it.  Guests get to eat in a medieval castle with their favorite princesses.  This meal is served family-style allowing guests to sit and relax as they are visited by the princesses.  Although there are some Norwegian inspired foods, kids can still enjoy pizza, pastas and chicken.  If guests are wanting to see the princesses, this is an excellent way to do so without using two-credits.

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7. Morimoto Asia (lunch only)

  • Location:  The Landing, Disney Springs
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
  • Style: Fine/Signature Dining
  • Cost: $15-$40

One of the hottest dining options in Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia is another outstanding use of a credit.  Keep in mind that this is only for lunch as supper is a signature meal and would require two credits making it not as good of use of dining credits.  Again, offer a meal and a show, this restaurant is a rising star at Disney.  Cuisine brought to guests by Chef Morimoto, guests are able to see into the kitchens and enjoy the Shanghai-influenced atmosphere.

6. Chef de France

  • Location:  France Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase
  • Cuisine:  French
  • Style:  Unique/Themed Dining
  • Cost:  $15-35 per adult

Chef de France is a fantastic option for those seeking a more romantic and non-character meal for their dining credit. Guests are taken to Paris in this classic French cafe.  Offering a variety of different entrees and desserts, this restaurant is an excellent way to relax and people watch during the meal.

5. Chef Mickey’s

  • Location: Contemporary Resort
  • Cuisine:  American
  • Style:  Character Dining/Buffet
  • Cost:  $35-$60

Chef Mickey’s is one of the most popular meals in all of Walt Disney World.  Guests are able to meet the Fab Five while enjoying a buffet of classic American food.  The food at Chef Mickey’s gets mixed reviews; however, the character interaction is some of the best on property.  This is an expensive meal if paying out of pocket making it a great use of one credit on the dining plan.

4. Boma 

  • Location:  Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Cuisine:  African/American
  • Style:  Buffet/Family Style
  • Cost:  $35-60 per adult

Boma is one of three restaurants located at Animal Kingdom Lodge.  This buffet dining experience is an easy way for adventurous eaters to try some new options while still having options for those pickier eaters.  Being a buffet makes this meal a smart use of a credit.  The added bonus of seeing some of the animals while at the resort makes it even better.

3. 1900 Park Fare

  • Location:  Grand Floridian
  • Cuisine: American
  • Style: Buffet/Family Style/Character Meal
  • Cost: $35-60 per adult

1900 Royal Park Fare is a smart option for Cinderella fans who don’t want to use two credits on Cinderella’s Royal Table.  Dinner is the better option for one credit, but both meals offer great food.  Not only will guests get amazing food from a variety of different kingdoms, they also will be entertained by Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Evil Stepmother and the Wicked Stepsisters during the dinner meal.  For breakfast, guests can see Alice and the Mad Hatter.  An excellent use of a credit for those princess fans and for some that would like more variety in their food choices.

2. Cape May

  • Location:  Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
  • Style:   Buffet/Family Style
  • Cost:  $35-60

A great New England-style restaurant, Cape May is all about seafood making it a fantastic option for one credit.  Dinner is a better choice for a credit as guests can enjoy a buffet of seafood from crab legs to salmon.  The price of seafood alone makes this a smart choice for a credit, but the delicious food and buffet style makes it a win overall.

1. O’hana (dinner)

  • Location:  Disney’s Polynesian Resort
  • Cuisine: American, Polynesian
  • Style:  Family Style
  • Cost:  $35-60 per adult

Enjoy a Hawaiian flavored meal at Disney’s O’hana one of the best restaurants in Disney.  Guests can enjoy all they can eat meat, noodles, salads and dumplings.  Kids can even enjoy games during the meal.  Coconut races and Hula dancing will keep kids entertained as adults enjoy their meal.  The flavors of food at O’hana is outstanding and the views, dessert and overall atmosphere make it the #1 use of a credit on the dining plan.

Walt Disney World’s dining plans are a terrific way for guests to prepay for their dining prior to their trip.  It is a good idea however to make sure to use credits wisely to make sure you are getting what you paid for you credit.  These ten restaurants throughout the Walt Disney World Resort are great ways to get the most of your credits while having delicious meals with a fun atmosphere.

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.