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Your Guide to the Best Disney Restaurants

Cinderella's Royal Table

Walt Disney World Resort offers up a world of choices when it comes to dining. You’ll find everything from completely themed dining experiences, character dining, and quick service options right up to signature fine dining experiences. You're sure to find something for every taste, budget, and style at the Disney Theme Parks or Disney Springs. 

Use our Guide to the Best Disney Restaurants to find the perfect venue for your mood, taste, and budget, and enjoy our insider tips to make your restaurant experience extra memorable and easy.

Like "all things Disney,” it's about a lot more than just the food. Consider the atmosphere, the vibe, and the location when planning your dining itinerary at Disney. Dine inside of Cinderella's Castle, be transported to Italy, or have some authentic Irish entertainment and fare. You're going to enjoy some fantastic food and super-unique dining experiences. 

Important - To dine at an in-park table service restaurant, you'll need a confirmed dining reservation for the total number of guests, regardless of age, plus a park reservation and valid admission for the same park for the same date for each guest ages 3 and up. Park admissions are not required to dine in Disney Springs restaurants. 

Disney Favorites - Fine Dining and Signature Restaurants 

The BOATHOUSE delivers excellent food, beautiful waterfront dining, and some great boating experiences. Located at The Landing in Disney Springs this unique restaurant focuses on fresh Florida seafood, dishes like oysters on the half shell, lobster with orecchiette pasta, premium steaks, and chops. Save room for s'mores baked Alaska or macadamia turtle pie. Three separate bars offer just about any adult beverage you're dreaming of. A highlight of The Boathouse is the amphicar experience, a land-sea vessel that resembles a vintage convertible that starts on land and drives into the water. Talk about "surf and turf." This spot is regarded as one of the best Disney restaurants. 

Casual Sit Down Dining

Wine Bar George is another favorite located in The Landings in Disney Springs. This is the place for our wine lovers. You'll feel like you're in an estate-style wine bar with dishes and wines expertly paired by their Master Sommelier. They offer over 140 wines by the glass and a full menu ranging from crispy mac and cheese bites to artisanal charcuterie boards and lots more. Order a family-style plate that serves 2 to 4 guests for a heartier meal, including skirt steak, grilled sea bass, and more. This is an outstanding experience. Save space for the olive oil cake or Key Lime pie. 

Rose & Crown Pub is one of the few restaurants in Disney that is not booked out months in advance. This is also one of the best restaurants in Epcot, and you can usually be seated around 5 or 6 pm with a short wait. British fare is served, and it is fantastic. There are many drinks from the pub, and they even have a vegan menu. Enjoy traditional favorites like shepherd's pie, Welch pub burgers, and fish and chips, which can also be vegan friendly. PRO TIP- It is on the World Showcase Lagoon, which means prime seating for the nighttime show. 

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' is a guest favorite located in Disney Springs. They serve Southern food with a Florida flair, including fried chicken and their famous deviled eggs. Bring your appetite because the portions are very generous. This is your spot when you’re ready for a break in the action and some excellent home cooking. They offer lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. You'll find them over the walking bridge and across from Morimoto Asia. Enjoy a view of the water and a welcoming and homey atmosphere. 

The Biergarten is a great spot in Epcot World Showcase to celebrate Oktoberfest all year long. Enjoy authentic German cuisine from the buffet, like schnitzel, traditional sausages, Spatzle, nudel gratin, and rotisserie chicken. You'll sit at long tables with others and you may meet some new friends. The beer selection will have you channeling a lively Bavarian village. The wines and schnapps will round out the experience as you enjoy the oompah of the Polka band and a showcase of traditional German styles of dance. Save room for the apple strudel.

Via Napoli is another great themed restaurant located in Epcot in the World Showcase. Head over to the Italy pavilion and be transported to Southern Italy with this family-friendly restaurant and pizzeria. Check out the pizzas cooked to perfection in wood-burning ovens or other Italian favorites like Pollo Parmigiana and Arancini. The portions are large and shareable, and appetizers like fried risotto balls and prosciutto e Melone are notable. Reservations are highly recommended. 

Best Disney Quick Service Restaurants

When you are ready for a quick bite but are having too much fun in the parks to sit in a restaurant, check out the counter and quick service restaurants. The food is yummy and designed with kids in mind, and no reservations are required. 

Peco Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe is one of the best Disney quick-service restaurants. This Mexican-inspired cuisine from Frontierland is healthy and super tasty. Try the fajita platter, Southwest salad with pork carnitas, or chicken nachos. Add your own toppings from the toppings bar like guacamole, charred corn, or jalapenos. The mini churros with chocolate sauce are also excellent. 

Les Halles Boulangerie- Patisserie is a hidden gem and one of the best Epcot quick service offerings. Go through the Souvenirs de France store to find it. You'll be channeling France when you discover it. The deserts are authentic and delicious. Try an eclair, napoleon, or a creme brulee. For the savory, try a fresh baguette sandwich or little pizza. Enjoy a coffee, wine, or champagne, and bon appetit!

Character Dining

Kids can never seem to get enough "Disney," which also applies to meal times. Book a family-friendly meal with Disney characters for a fun dining experience that will thrill the little ones and bring smiles and lasting memories to the rest of the family.

Crystal Palace - This Disney spot, located just off Main Street, is in a gorgeous Victorian building. This is THE place to meet your favorite Disney friends like Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet. You may even get to march in a parade with them. The buffet-style dining is open for three meals a day, and you'll feast on everything from roasted carved meats to made-to-order omelets. The kids love character-inspired foods like the Mickey waffles and Pooh's French Toast. A special kids section of the buffet is designed with the little ones in mind. 

Cinderella's Royal Table - Dining in Cinderella's Castle is every princess's or prince's dream come true, so be sure to make a reservation for this one. Located in the center of Magic Kingdom, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner serving specialties like royal avocado toast, caramel-apple stuffed french toast, or a traditional American breakfast. Choose seared pork rib or tenderloin of beef for lunch or dinner, and save room for The Clock Strikes Twelve chocolate mousse. When you dine here, you'll explore the Castle, be greeted as "my lord" or "my lady," and spend time with your favorite princesses including Cinderella. 

Be Our Guest Restaurant gives you access to the secret interior of the Beast's Castle. Dine in one of the three elegant ballrooms that look like the ones in the animated film, “Beauty and the Beast.” Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are sit-down meals. Breakfast choices are the Croque madame or croissant doughnut. Lunch portions are larger and include dishes like French onion soup, Croque monsieur, and coq au vin. Dinner is more extravagant with filet, lamb chops, and more. At dinner, you may catch up with the Beast and get an autograph. 

Insider Tips for Making Dining at the Best Disney Restaurants Easy

Make Dining Reservations - As with most things at Walt Disney World, securing a table at the best Disney restaurants means planning ahead and making reservations. Reservations are currently accepted 60 days before your arrival. We strongly suggest you take advantage of that to avoid disappointment. Make reservations through the app or website.

Download the Mobile App - The My Disney Experience website and app are a must to planning the best Disney experience. You'll find dining availability, wait times, current hours, and lots more. If you don't have reservations while on-site, use the app to check for "available now" options. 

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