July 22, 2024

Disney World Dining Guide & Restaurant Reviews

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Our Walt Disney World dining guide and restaurant reviews help you book the best ADRs, choose where to eat and where to avoid, find underrated restaurants, steer clear of overrated/overhyped food, and more. These resources

Our Walt Disney World dining guide and restaurant reviews help you book the best ADRs, choose where to eat and where to avoid, find underrated restaurants, steer clear of overrated/overhyped food, and more. These resources cover themed dining, discounts offered, recommended dishes, and more. (Updated March 5, 2023.)

With the ‘Free’ Disney Dining Card Discount at Walt Disney World, it’s a great time to plan how to put those dining cards to use on your 2023 Walt Disney World vacation. With the advice here, you can use the dining cards to reduce your budget, spending less out of pocket as a result while also having the best possible experience at restaurants, snack spots, and more.

We have extensive experience dining at Walt Disney World; the two of us have eaten in virtually every restaurant–some many times. We still regularly revisit restaurants to see what’s changed and offer insights on where to eat and avoid. If you want to be notified of our new and updated reviews, and all things going on at Walt Disney World, be sure to sign up here for our FREE Disney newsletter here.

Since there are literally hundreds of restaurants at Walt Disney World, the choices can be overwhelming. We’ve dined at every single Walt Disney World restaurant that’s in-park at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. The handful of locations we’re “missing” at this point are all in the hotels or Disney Springs.

In the last several years, we’ve started adding a lot more Disney Springs restaurants as the dining scene has dramatically improved there in the last couple of years. In fact, we’d now recommend trying to do multiple meals at Disney Springs. Quite the change from a few years ago, when the only thing worth doing at Disney Springs was Raglan Road!

Our Walt Disney World restaurant reviews are based on cuisine, ambiance, and value for money. We particularly value themed design and atmosphere, as this is primarily where Disney excels over it’s real world counterparts. Obviously, food is also important, and we typically eat at a restaurant at least a couple of times before reviewing it. Nevertheless, quality can vary from one day to the next and menus change frequently.

To that point, inconsistency is one big issue with Walt Disney World restaurants. We may have a horrible meal at a restaurant one night and you may have a fantastic at the same restaurant the next night, or vice-a-versa. This is especially true of service, which is why we don’t factor that into our scores except in certain (noted) circumstances. Due to this inconsistency, we recommend reading a few reviews (not just ours!) of the same restaurant before making a decision on it.

Another note before we begin is that the Disney Dining Plan is still not back as of 2023. See When Will the Disney Dining Plan Return? for our predicted timing of its comeback, as well as our rationale. The Disney Dining Plan has long been polarizing for Walt Disney World fans. Some find it to be a good way to budget or save money–others think it forces them to overspend and/or overeat. Like anything, there’s good and bad to the Disney Dining Plan; both perspectives can be true, it all depends upon the party. All of that is irrelevant for now, as the Disney Dining Plan remains temporarily unavailable.

Another big thing to know right now is that restaurant capacity is limited due to staffing shortages, which has made reservations even more competitive. As such, we highly recommend consulting our Top 10 Tips for Booking Difficult Advance Dining Reservations before your trip. Now more than ever, it’s important to plan–and reserve–the restaurants that are most important to your family prior to your vacation.

With all of that out of the way, here’s our guide to dining at Walt Disney World, followed by reviews and food photos from various Walt Disney World restaurants…

Money-Saving Tips for Dining at Walt Disney World – Ways to cut the fat from your food budget at Walt Disney World without sacrificing on the quality of the experience. Easy ways to reduce unnecessary expenses and spend less while still having a ton of fun.

22 Best Restaurants at Walt Disney World – This focuses on the restaurants we recommend most often to friends and family, and also eat at ourselves for fun. It’s not an objective list of the absolute top-tier restaurants at Walt Disney World (that’s the next spot down), but offers more practical advice for most vacation planners.

Top 10 Table Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World – Our rankings of the very best restaurants at Walt Disney World. Most useful for couples or convention-goers. Those on their honeymoons or with expense accounts will appreciate this list of mostly fine dining. Everyone else should use the top 22 list above that.

Best Burgers at Walt Disney World – I really love burgers. This regularly-updated list is a bit of a passion project, and hopefully one appreciated by fellow carnivores!

Top 10 Best Value Table Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World – Excellent alternatives to the overrated and overhyped restaurants that are the most popular ADRs at Walt Disney World. You can still enjoy a stellar experience while spending a little less!

Overrated Restaurants at Walt Disney World – Some of Walt Disney World’s most popular restaurants aren’t so great. This list of overrated table service restaurants at Walt Disney World takes a look at ones that are worse than their reputation or hype might suggest.

Top 10 Themed Table Service Restaurants – While real world restaurants can beat most theme park dining options when it comes to cuisine. Where Walt Disney World really excels is thematically, so you might want to prioritize on the basis of atmosphere and immersiveness, and that’s where these restaurants shine!

Top 10 Counter Service Restaurants – Our favorite quick service restaurants in all of Walt Disney World, with something from every single park, plus convenient options in the hotels and at Disney Springs.

Top 10 Magic Kingdom Counter Service Restaurants – Rankings of all of the fast food options in Magic Kingdom. Sadly, Walt Disney World’s most popular park is its worst for restaurants.

Best Magic Kingdom Snacks & Desserts – On the plus side, Magic Kingdom has a lot of iconic snacks! 😉

Top Disney’s Hollywood Studios Counter Service Restaurants – Same idea, but for the restaurants at DHS. Lots of good options here, including a few under the radar picks.

Epcot Counter Service Restaurant Rankings – Thanks to options throughout World Showcase, Epcot has more dining than any other park at Walt Disney World.

Drinking Around Epcot’s World Showcase Tips – One of the most fun ways to spend an afternoon at Epcot is by drinking your way around World Showcase. This offers our suggestions from past “practice” doing that.

Snacking Around Epcot’s World Showcase Tips – Same idea, but with international snacks instead of suds.

Disney Springs Counter Service Restaurant Rankings – Lots of good quick service dining at Disney Springs, but we really recommend doing table service meals here.

Disney Springs Table Service Restaurant Rankings – As suggested above, Disney Springs has a formidable restaurant roster. Even by real world standards, Disney Springs has a stacked culinary lineup.

Disney Dining Plan Resources

Again, the Disney Dining Plan is temporarily unavailable as of 2023, so nothing below is relevant right now…

  • Disney Dining Plan Tips & Info
  • Top 10 Free Dining Restaurants
  • Best-Value Table Service Restaurants on the Disney Dining Plan
  • Best-Value Counter Service Restaurants on the Disney Dining Plan
  • Best-Value Character Meals on the Disney Dining Plan
  • Best-Value Snacks on the Disney Dining Plan
  • Worst-Value Snacks on the Disney Dining Plan

We’ll update this page regularly as we do more Walt Disney World dining reviews. It’s also a good idea to search the menus of different Disney restaurants to see which restaurants might appeal most to your family–given all of the choices, that can be a smart way to narrow things down.

WDW Resort Hotel Restaurant Reviews

  • World Premiere Food Court Review (Disney’s All Star Movies Resort)
  • Jiko Review (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Boma Review (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Boma Breakfast Review (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Sanaa Review (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Kidani Village)
  • The Mara Review (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Landscape of Flavors Review (Disney’s Art of Animation Resort)
  • Top of the World Lounge Review (Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
  • Beaches & Cream Review (Disney’s Beach Club Resort)
  • Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast Review (Disney’s Beach Club Resort)
  • Hurricane Hanna’s Review (Disney’s Beach Club Resort)
  • Bon Voyage Character Breakfast Review (Disney’s BoardWalk Inn)
  • Flying Fish Cafe Review (Disney’s BoardWalk Inn)
  • BoardWalk Deli Review (Disney’s BoardWalk Inn)
  • BoardWalk Pizza Window Review (Disney’s BoardWalk Inn)
  • Trattoria al Forno Review (Disney’s BoardWalk Inn)
  • Spyglass Grill Review (Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort)
  • Sebastian’s Bistro New Family Style Dinner Review (Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort)
  • Sebastian’s Bistro Review (Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort)
  • Centertown Market Review (Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort)
  • California Grill 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
  • California Grill Review (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
  • Contempo Cafe Review (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
  • Steakhouse 71 Lunch Review (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
  • Steakhouse 71 Dinner Review (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
  • Toledo Steakhouse Review (Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs Resort)
  • El Mercado de Coronado Food Court Review (Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort)
  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill Review (Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort)
  • Enchanted Rose ‘Beauty and the Beast Bar’ Review (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
  • 1900 Park Fare Character Breakfast Review (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
  • Victoria & Albert’s Review (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
  • Citricos Review (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
  • Narcoossee’s Review (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
  • Grand Floridian Cafe Review (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
  • Gasparilla Island Grill Review (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
  • Trail’s End Breakfast Review (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground)
  • Trail’s End Dinner Review (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground)
  • Trail’s End Brunch Review (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground)
  • P & J’s Southern Takeout Review (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground)
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue…Review (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground)
  • Olivia’s Breakfast Review (Disney’s Old Key West Resort)
  • ‘Ohana Review (Disney’s Polynesian Resort)
  • Kona Cafe Dinner Review (Disney’s Polynesian Resort)
  • Kona Cafe Breakfast Review (Disney’s Polynesian Resort)
  • Captain Cook’s Review (Disney’s Polynesian Resort)
  • Oasis Pool Bar Review (Disney’s Polynesian Resort)
  • Everything Pop Review (Disney’s Pop Century Resort)
  • Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory Review (Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort)
  • Scat Cat’s Lounge Review (Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort)
  • Riverside Mill Food Court Review (Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort)
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall Review (Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort)
  • Character Breakfast Á la Art with Mickey & Friends at Topolino’s Terrace (Disney’s Riviera Resort)
  • Topolino’s Terrace Dinner Review (Disney’s Riviera Resort)
  • Primo Piatto Breakfast Review (Disney’s Riviera Resort)
  • Primo Piatto Lunch & Dinner Review (Disney’s Riviera Resort)
  • Turf Club Bar & Grill Review (Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort)
  • Artist’s Palette Review (Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort)
  • Storybook Dining at Artist Point Review (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)
  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill Review (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)
  • Roaring Fork Review (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)
  • Territory Lounge Review (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe Review (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant Review (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort)
  • Market at Ale & Compass Review (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort)
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse Review (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort)
  • Crew’s Cup Lounge Review (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort)
  • Amare Restaurant Review (Walt Disney World Swan Reserve)
  • Todd English’s Bluezoo (Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin)

Magic Kingdom

  • Crystal Palace Character Breakfast Review (Main Street USA)
  • Casey’s Corner Review (Main Street USA)
  • The Plaza Restaurant Review (Main Street USA)
  • Tony’s Town Square Review (Main Street USA)
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe Review (Tomorrowland)
  • Aunt Polly’s Review (Tom Sawyer Island)
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe Review (Frontierland)
  • Jungle Skipper Canteen Review (Adventureland)
  • Tortuga Tavern Review (Adventureland)
  • Sleepy Hollow Inn Review (Liberty Square)
  • Columbia Harbour House Review (Liberty Square)
  • Liberty Tree Tavern Review (Liberty Square)
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table Review (Fantasyland)
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant Lunch Review (New Fantasyland)
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant Breakfast Review (New Fantasyland)
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant New Prix Fixe Dinner Review (New Fantasyland)
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant Dinner Review (New Fantasyland)
  • Gaston’s Tavern Review (New Fantasyland)
  • Pinocchio Village Haus Review (Fantasyland)

EPCOT

  • Coral Reef Review (Future World)
  • Electric Umbrella Review (Future World)
  • Garden Grill Review (Future World)
  • Sunshine Seasons Review (Future World)
  • Sunshine Seasons Breakfast Review (Future World)
  • Le Cellier Review (World Showcase, Canada)
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante Review (World Showcase, Mexico)
  • Biergarten Review (World Showcase, Germany)
  • Lotus Blossom Cafe Review (World Showcase, China)
  • Via Napoli Review (World Showcase, Italy)
  • Tutto Italia Review (World Showcase, Italy)
  • Teppan Edo Review (World Showcase, Japan)
  • Tokyo Dining Review (World Showcase, Japan)
  • Katsura Grill Review (World Showcase, Japan)
  • Liberty Inn Review (World Showcase, American Adventure)
  • Chefs de France Review (World Showcase, France)
  • Bistro de Paris Review (World Showcase, France)
  • L’Artisan des Glaces Review (World Showcase, France)
  • Les Halles Bakery Review (World Showcase, France)
  • Tangierine Cafe Review (World Showcase, Morocco)
  • Spice Road Table Review (World Showcase, Morocco)
  • Restaurant Marrakesh Review (World Showcase, Morocco)
  • Akershus Princess Breakfast Review (World Showcase, Norway)
  • Kringla Bakeri og Kafe Review (World Showcase, Norway)
  • Rose & Crown Pub Review (World Showcase, UK)
  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop (World Showcase, United Kingdom)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • 50’s Prime Time Cafe Review
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Review
  • Hollywood Brown Derby Review
  • Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano Review
  • Oga’s Cantina (Star Wars Land Bar) Review
  • Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo (Star Wars Land CS) Review
  • BaseLine Tap House Review
  • ABC Commissary Review
  • Backlot Express Review
  • PizzeRizzo Review
  • Woody’s Lunchbox Review (Breakfast)
  • Woody’s Lunchbox Review (Dinner & Lunch)
  • Minnie’s Springtime Dine Review (Seasonal)
  • Minnie’s Holiday Dine Review (Seasonal)
  • Minnie’s Halloween Dine Review (Seasonal)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Tusker House Review
  • Tiffins Review
  • Flame Tree BBQ Review
  • Harambe Market Review
  • Nomad Lounge Review
  • Pizzafari Review
  • Restaurantosaurus Review
  • Satu’li Canteen Review
  • Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant Review

Disney Springs

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Review
  • Amorette’s Patisserie Review
  • Chicken Guy Review
  • B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Company Review
  • The Boathouse Review
  • D-Luxe Burger Review
  • Jaleo Restaurant Review
  • The Edison Review
  • Morimoto Asia Review
  • Pizza Ponte Review
  • Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante Review
  • Splitsville Luxury Lanes Review
  • Frontera Cocina Review
  • Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine Review
  • Planet Hollywood Observatory Review
  • Polite Pig Review
  • Raglan Road Review
  • Earl of Sandwich Review
  • Cookes of Dublin Review
  • Pepe by Jose Andres Review
  • T-Rex Cafe Review
  • Wolfgang Puck Express Review
  • Wine Bar George Review

As mentioned at the start of the article, these are just a portion of the Walt Disney World restaurants we’ve tried. If you have questions about other restaurants, please leave them in the comments. We haven’t dined everywhere, but we’ll help with advice where we have!

Want more dining tips? Check out our 101 Delicious Walt Disney World Dining Tips. If you are planning a Walt Disney World trip, make sure to also read our comprehensive Walt Disney World Trip Planning Guide to make the most of your experience! For updates on Walt Disney World, the latest news, discount information, and tips, sign up for our free monthly newsletter.

Your Thoughts

Which Walt Disney World restaurants are your favorites? Anywhere you don’t like? Other tips about dining at Walt Disney World? Do you agree or disagree with any of our reviews? Restaurants you’d like to see us review (or re-review)? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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