9 Great Restaurants At Disney World
When we go to Walt Disney World, we typically have one table-service meal each day. It gives us a chance to sit down, relax, and talk about our day. As a result, we have dined at a lot of restaurants at Disney World.
Here are 9 great restaurants at Disney World. Whether you are looking for a place to take the whole family, your significant other, or an all-you-care-to-eat option, there’s a restaurant for you on this list. Enjoy!
50’s Prime Time Cafe (Hollywood Studios)
Hollywood Studio’s 50’s Prime Time Cafe will immediately transport you into a 1950s family home complete with all the furnishings. All of the decorations are throw-back retro and there are plenty of neat things to see. You’re can even watch TV while eating dinner.
The 50’s Prime Time menu is chock full of comfort foods. If you clean your plate (eat everything on it), you will receive a “Clean Plate Club” sticker to commemorate your achievement.
Note: Make sure to bring your sense of humor, because Mom and the extended family aren’t above giving you lessons in table etiquette.
Recommended Dishes: Dad’s Stuffed Pork Chop (Gouda Cheese, Apples, and Herbs with Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, and Demi-glace Drizzle), Mom’s Old-Fashioned Pot Roast (Slow-cooked ‘til fork tender served with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, and garnished with Julienne Carrots, and Celery), Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie (A creamy Cheese mixture of Chicken, Mushrooms, Carrots, Celery, Onions, and Peas topped with a flaky Pastry)
Biergarten Restaurant (Epcot’s World Showcase-Germany)
Germany’s Biergarten is a buffet-style full-service German restaurant with live musical entertainment. Communal tables seat six people or more, so you may be paired with other guests.
Buffet stations are arranged by hot and cold foods, desserts, starters, meats and cheeses, and sliced specialty items, such as pork shank. Enjoy bratwurst, pork schnitzel, Bavarian cheesecake, hand-pulled apple strudel, and more. Although it’s not included in the price of the buffet, you should try a Bavarian beer served in a stein.
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Hollwood & Vine (Hollywood Studios)
Enjoy a seasonal lunch or dinner buffet complete with some of your favorite Disney characters at Hollywood & Vine, named for the iconic hotspot. While you are eating, Minnie and friends make their way to your table for pictures.
The buffet choices are plentiful! Pick from a variety of salads, pasta, bread, fish, chicken, soup, carved meat, peel-n-eat shrimp, vegetables, soft-serve ice cream, and other desserts. It is one of the more well-stocked buffets that we have seen at a Walt Disney World restaurant and the food quality is better.
Note: You will also receive a ticket for VIP seating at Hollywood Studios’ nighttime show, Fantasmic!
The Hollywood Brown Derby (Hollywood Studios)
The Hollywood Brown Derby is a replica of the 1930s famous California dining hotspot, complete with a chic dining room, upscale menu, classic cocktails, and legendary service. You will feel like you are in the Golden Age of Hollywood while you are here.
Its signature dish is a Cobb Salad, thought to originate at the real Hollywood Brown Derby and named after the owner, Bob Cobb.
Note: The food is good but the portions are small.
Recommended Dishes: Obviously the Cobb Salad (Finely Chopped Greens, Turkey Breast, Bacon, Egg, Tomatoes, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Avocado, Chives, and Cobb Dressing), Grilled Wagyu Beef Burger (Gruyère, Pastrami, Heirloom Tomato, Avocado, Fried Egg, Toasted Brioche, Cognac-Mustard Aïoli, Steak Fries)
Le Cellier Steakhouse (Epcot’s World Showcase-Canada)
Le Cellier Steakhouse is one of the more upscale restaurants at Walt Disney World. It looks like the cozy cellar of a Canadian château. The food at Le Cellier is sensational Canadian cuisine– steaks, fresh seafood, and poutine are all on the menu here.
Note: Looking for a romantic dinner at Walt Disney World? This is a great choice! Go all out and order the Châteaubriand for Two. It comes with Snake River Farms Wagyu Tenderloin, Bone Marrow, Truffled Fingerling Potatoes, Sauce Bearnaise Au Poivre, Red Wine Reduction.
Recommended Dishes: Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup (Moosehead Pale Ale and Nueske’s Applewood-smoked Bacon), Le Cellier Signature Poutine (Fresh-cut French Fries, Canadian Cheddar, Truffle, Red Wine Reduction), Lobster Mac & Cheese.
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Liberty Tree Tavern (Magic Kingdom)
The Liberty Tree Tavern, in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square area, serves New England style food and is modeled after Colonial Williamsburg. The decor at this colonial style inn is just as you would expect: wood paneling, huge chandeliers, and warm fireplaces. The rooms are modeled after famous Americans, like Benjamin Franklin, Betsey Ross, and Paul Revere.
It’s essentially Thanksgiving every day at Liberty Tree Tavern with the All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Bill of Fare: Declaration Salad (Tossed Mixed Greens with House-made Dressing), Patriot’s Platter (Roasted Turkey Breast, Pot Roast, and Oven-roasted Pork with Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Herb Stuffing, and House-made Macaroni and Cheese), and Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake for dessert (Vanilla Toffee Cake, Chocolate Sauce, and Vanilla Ice Cream).
Note: There is a separate menu during lunch, too.
Tokyo Dining (Epcot’s World Showcase-Japan)
Tokyo Dining is a hibachi style restaurant on the second floor of The Mitsukoshi Department Store building in Japan.
You can also order sushi, tempura, Edamame, and more from a traditional menu.
Recommended Dishes: Miso Soup (soy bean based soup with wakame, tofu, green onion), Crab & Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Salmon Roll (8 pieces with cucumber, avocado and seaweed wrap)
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria (Epcot’s World Showcase-Italy)
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria serves authentic southern Italian cuisine, including hearty pastas, fresh salads, and pizzas from wood-burning ovens.
The authentic Neapolitan thin-crust pizzas are made with fresh mozzarella cheese, San Marzano tomatoes, and real Caputo flour from Southern Italy. The water used to make the pizza dough is even sourced from a spring similar to that in Italy’s Campania region. They are fantastic!
Recommended Dishes: Quattro Formaggi Pizza (mozzarella, parmesan, fontina, and provolone), Piccante Pizza (tomato sauce, mozzarella, and Italian spicy sausage), Lasagne Napoletana (beef, veal, and pork ragù, fresh egg pasta, béchamel)
Yak and Yeti Restaurant (Animal Kingdom)
Yak and Yeti Restaurant is a Nepalese-style restaurant serving pan-Asian cuisine at the base of Expedition Everest, in the Asia part of Animal Kingdom. This table-service restaurant is decorated with Southeast Asian artifacts and the menu accommodates just about everyone, including vegetarians and children.
This is my favorite restaurant at Walt Disney World. We’ve eaten here so many times that we’ve tried pretty much everything on the menu. The food is always fantastic!
Tip: There is open seating at the bar. If the restaurant is on a wait and you don’t have a reservation, try to grab a spot here.
Recommended Dishes: Pork Pot Stickers (Pan seared or steamed, soy lime dipping sauce), Ahi Tuna Nachos (sushi grade ahi, Asian slaw, crispy fried wontons, wasabi aioli, sweet soy glaze), Firecracker Shrimp (crispy fried shrimp in a creamy, spicy sauce, served on Asian slaw), Fried Wontons (skewers of fresh pineapple and cream cheese wontons, vanilla ice cream, honey-vanilla drizzle)
Great Restaurants At Disney World
These are just 9 great restaurants at Disney World–I’m sure there are plenty more! But, after eating at these 9, we can attest that you are sure to have a good meal at any of these.
What are your favorite restaurants at Disney World?
Note: Some of the food in our pictures are no longer on the restaurant’s menu.
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Taylor Pittman Hardy wrote this article.