Disney might conjure up images of Mickey and Mouse doing a happy dance with their favorite friends, and when it comes to entertainment, the world-renowned, multi-million-dollar brand doesn’t fail to deliver. With a wealth of theme parks, entertainment complexes, and resorts around the world, Disney has the golden touch for taking people on an imaginative and magical journey. And the dining is no different. Disney’s resorts and theme parks are home to a plethora of restaurants, eateries, and cafés that offer fun-filled, family-friendly, and fantastic fare, from fine dining establishments to magical moments with Mickey over breakfast. Here are some of Disney’s favorite places to dine.
1.1900 Park Fare
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Set in the Magic Kingdom Resort Area at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 1900 Park Fare is a casual café that serves delicious breakfast and dinner buffets along with a merry afternoon tea party hosted by an array of Disney characters. The restaurant offers the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast, which involves an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with fluffy mini-pancakes, custom-made omelets, Mickey-shaped waffles, and more. Afternoons are filled with a Wonderland Tea Party, where Disney characters from Wonderland join young diners to invite an hour of stories, games, decorated cupcakes, and apple-flavored tea. 1900 Park Fare also presents the Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner with Cinderella and Prince Charming as honored guests.
4401 Floridian Way, Orlando, FL 32836, Phone: 407-939-3463
2.50's Prime Time Cafe
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Located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Echo Lake, the 50's Prime Time Café is a family-friendly eatery with 50s kitsch décor that serves classic American comfort food in a welcoming, old-fashioned ambiance. The café takes diners back to a bygone era of Formica tables and vinyl chairs, rock ‘n roll music on the jukebox, and flare skirts. The restaurant has individual retro TV tables where diners can sit back and enjoy black-and-white clips from favorite 1955 prime-time shows while tucking into fried chicken and chocolate peanut butter layer cake. Specialty drinks are served in souvenir cups with glowing Disney character lights or electric ice cubes, and the Tune-In Lounge next door offers a wide selection of classic cocktails from a bygone era.
351 S Studio Drive, Kissimmee, FL 32836, Phone: 407-939-3463
3.Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
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The Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is based at the Norway Pavilion on the Avenue of Stars in Orlando’s Epcot Center and presents “Princess Storybook Dining” in a medieval castle with cathedral ceilings and soaring archways. Dinner is hosted by Her Highness the Queen and held in honor of the world’s best-loved Storybook Princesses, encouraging diners to dress up like a princess. The restaurant serves American classic for breakfast and Norwegian-inspired fare for lunch and dinner, including the finest Scandinavian seafood, pan-seared salmon, cured and sliced meats, imported cheeses, and a Norwegian meatball dish called kjøttkake. Desserts include a vast selection of salads and fruits and sweet treats, and there is a variety of children’s dishes available.
1510 N Avenue of the Stars, Epcot – Norway Pavilion, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-3463
4.Be Our Guest Restaurant
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Be Our Guest Restaurant is a unique Beauty & the Beast themed French eatery in Fantasyland on Magic Kingdom Drive in Orlando that offers a quick-service lunch or sit-down dinner. The restaurant is modeled on the Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland and features elaborately themed rooms, including the magnificent baroque-styled Grand Ballroom with its high domed ceiling, chandeliers, and snow-laced Gothic arches as well as the mysterious West Wing, the Castle Gallery, and Belle’s private library. The restaurant serves traditional French-inspired fare for casual lunches or sumptuous multi-course dinners, which can include dishes such as French onion soup, escargot, charred octopus, assorted meats and artisanal cheeses, seafood bouillabaisse, filet mignon, and smoked black-eyed pea tortellini.
Magic Kingdom Drive, Orlando, FL 32836, Phone: 407-939-5277
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The Biergarten Restaurant at the World Showcase in Epcot celebrates Oktoberfest all year long with a delicious selection of traditional Bavarian fare and beer and plenty of lively entertainment. This festive restaurant is decorated to reflect a typical Bavarian village and offers a rotating buffet of German classics such as bratwurst, pork schnitzel, pretzels, rotisserie chicken, and fresh salads, all accompanied by a slew of German beers and wines served in steins. Diners can take to the dancefloor and polka to the oompah beat of a lively band or relax in the softly lit atmosphere and be transported to Germany.
1510 Avenue of the Stars, Orlando, FL 32836, Phone: 407-939-3463
6.Boatwright’s Dining Hall
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Set in Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Boatwright’s Dining Hall is a restaurant situated in an ex-boat warehouse that offers casual Louisiana-style dining in a relaxed and laidback atmosphere. Boasting a distinctly nautical ambiance with the skeletal hull of a lugger fishing boat suspended from the ceiling and antique shipbuilding tools adorning the walls, Boatwright’s Dining Hall is a ship-lovers haven. Overlooking the Sassagoula River, the dinner-only restaurant serves a delightful menu of tasty New Orleans fare like spicy jambalaya, crawfish bisque, andouille-stuffed catfish, Deep South shrimp and grits, and chicken and dumplings, with Mississippi mud pie and pecan tart weaving their magic for dessert.
1251 Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, Phone: 407-934-5749
7.Boma Flavors of Africa
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Boma Flavors of Africa is an African-inspired restaurant at Disney World's Animal Kingdom Lodge that offers a delectable feast of African fare served in a thatched boma. Designed to resemble a lively African marketplace, this family-friendly and vibrant restaurant provides all-you-can-eat buffets for breakfast and dinner with dishes from over 50 African countries along with several American classics. Tuck into barbecued meats off the grill, roasted vegetables, freshly grilled seafood, fresh salads, and corned beef bobotie – a typical South African dish. Breakfast offerings include African pastries, made-to-order omelets, French toast, and full-bodied Kenyan AA coffee.
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-938-4744
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Overlooking Magic Kingdom Park and the Seven Seas Lagoon, the California Grill is a stylish restaurant at Disney's Contemporary Resort that serves globally inspired seasonal fare in an elegant setting. The award-winning restaurant serves seasonally changing menus of gourmet fare for brunch, lunch, and dinner on the 15th floor of the resort against a backdrop of exquisite panoramic views. The mouthwatering cuisine is accompanied by a selection of over 300 hand-picked wines that can be enjoyed by the bottle or the glass as well as signature cocktails and imported spirits. Pre-dinner cocktails can be enjoyed in the lounge, and one of the best fireworks dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort is hosted by the California Grill after dinner and can be watched from the lounge or the observation deck.
4660 World Drive, Orlando, FL 32836, Phone: 407-939-3463
9.Cape May Cafe
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Cape May Café is a casual New England-style eatery that serves breakfast, seafood-centric lunch, and dinner in a family-friendly atmosphere. Located on Seven Seas Drive at the Epcot Resort Area at Disney's Beach Club Resort, the bright, airy buffet-style restaurant boasts a beach theme with colorful canvas beach umbrellas and comfortable seating. The charming café presents Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast, where Minnie and her Disney friends join diners for breakfast. Lunches are seafood-inspired with an array of delicious fare including shrimp, crab, clams and mussels, fresh salads, vegetables, and an assortment of seaside sweets.
1180 Seven Seas Drive, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-3463
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Chef Mickey’s is a vibrant, family-friendly café in Disney’s Contemporary Resort that serves an all-you-can-eat buffet with Disney Friends against a backdrop of panoramic Bay Lake views. The restaurant features a stunning 90-foot-high mural designed by Disney Legend Mary Blair and features brightly colored decor and comfortable seating. Open for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, Chef Mickey’s serves a variety of all-American cuisine, ranging from Mickey waffles, buttermilk biscuits, and specialty pancakes for breakfast to roasted chicken, chili cornbread casserole, seafood paella, and a carving station of meat and vegetables for dinner.
4600 World Drive, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-3463
11.Chefs De France
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Located in the World Showcase in Epcot, Chef De France is a French-inspired restaurant that serves classic and creative French dishes with spectacular promenade views. Boasting high ceilings, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, and intricate mosaic flooring, this charming café transports diners to the heart of Paris as they dine on excellent French cuisine and watch the world go by on the World Showcase promenade. Celebrating fresh and simple ingredients, the seasonally changing menu showcases innovative French dishes such as classic French onion soup, beef tenderloin, and roasted duck with cherries, followed by the Chefs de France signature crème brûlée or mouthwatering profiteroles with vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate sauce.
1830 Avenue of the Stars, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-827-8709
12.Cinderella Royal Table
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Set in a medieval-styled room that has been designed to reflect the interior of a castle's banquet hall, the Cinderella Royal Table restaurant is a whimsical Cinderella-themed eatery in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. Guests are met by Cinderella in the majestic Grand Hall before ascending a spiral staircase to the banquet hall above, which features soaring stone archways, spectacular stained-glass windows, and majestic medieval flags. An enchanted feast fit for a queen (or princess) is served for both lunch and dinner, ranging from assorted cured meats and cheeses to hearty entrées and decadent desserts. Cinderella Royal Table is also open for breakfast and offers exclusive enhancements ranging from glass slippers and crystal tiaras to decadent specialty desserts for special occasions.
1365 W Monorail Way, Orlando, FL 32836, Phone: 407-934-2927
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13.Hollywood And Vine
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Hollywood and Vine is located at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Echo Lake and presents an all-American buffet for breakfast and lunch with occasional Disney character appearances. Tuck into Mickey waffles, frittatas, made-to-order omelets, fresh pastries, and fresh fruit in the company of famous Disney Junior Friends during this joyful dining experience. Minnie and her friends join diners for seasonal dining at specific times throughout the year and pose for autographs and pictures, engage in table activities, and hand out party gifts and souvenirs. Fantasmic Dining Packages with Minnie are also available.
351 S Studio Drive, Kissimmee, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-3463
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Set in Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Artist Point is an upscale restaurant that has been designed to imbue the spirit of cherished national park lodges. Decorated in warm woods with massive timber columns, ornate iron lanterns, and a lovely outdoor terrace with panoramic views of Bay Lake and Copper Creek Falls, the enchanting restaurant serves a creative farm-to-fork menu of innovative Pacific Northwest cuisine. Menus feature enticing appetizers, from handcrafted charcuterie and artisanal cheeses to steamed mussels. There are hearty entrees of grilled filet mignon, wild-caught cedar plank king salmon, and smoked mushroom bisque, and the desserts are mouthwatering, like vanilla bean crème brûlée and white chocolate crémeux. The exquisite cuisine is paired with a comprehensive selection of more than 130 award-winning wines from Pacific Northwest wineries.
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-938-4744
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The Plaza Restaurant is set at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom and is a Disney resort outpost for American comfort food. The hidden gem boasts classic Art Nouveau decor and a warm and welcoming ambiance and serves fantastic family-friendly fare for lunch and dinner. The charming dining parlor is filled with turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau touches, including stylishly embellished mirrors and light fixtures and an inviting solarium. The menu features deli-style lunch items such as gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads and soups, or wraps and burritos, while the dinner menu boasts classic American favorites like burgers, fried chicken, cheese steak sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Free-flowing soda fountains quench the thirst and milkshakes, ice cream floats, or a banana split add a sweet touch to the end of a meal.
4600 N World Dr., Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-3463
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Sanaa is an African-inspired restaurant in Kidani Village in Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas and offers diners the opportunity to experience the art of African cooking with exotic Indian flavors. Designed to evoke a traditional spice market beneath the graceful branches of an acacia tree, Sanaa serves breakfast and lunch surrounded by the wild animals of the African plain and the magnificent sunset of the savannah. Diners can tuck into the Sanaa Kuamsha Breakfast of bacon, eggs, hash browns, tomato, and traditional African boerewors sausage, along with waffles, pancakes, and granola. Family-friendly feasts are served for lunch and dinner and include slow-cooked meats, salads, and vegetarian specialties served with Indian-style bread and a variety of spicy accompaniments. The food is paired with a selection of Kenyan and Indian beers and South African wines.
3701 Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747, Phone: 407-938-7400
17.Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
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The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant is set in Hollywood Studios and offers a unique and unforgettable dining experience. Guests can enjoy dinner and a show at this drive-in theater-style restaurant as they sit in classic car-shaped booths and watch retro science fiction movies while dining. Diners are guided to their automo-booths or tables by car hop guides and are surrounded by kitschy vintage memorabilia, a sky full of twinkling stars, and the tail lights of other diners as they tuck into all-American fare of burgers, hot dogs, and cheese steak sandwiches. Road-ready picnic tables can be found at the back of the theater, along with an old-fashioned concession stand.
351 S Studio Drive, Kissimmee, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-3463
18.Todd English’s Bluezoo
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Located in the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, Todd English’s Bluezoo is a swanky, upscale restaurant swathed in blues with iridescent bubbles suspended from the lights. Named after celebrity chef and owner Todd English, the restaurant features an open kitchen with a unique circular rotisserie for fish and a raw bar for fresh oysters. Designed by renowned architect Jeffrey Beers, the restaurant is a work of art in itself with spectacular material and light design elements throughout. The hip and modern restaurant is open for dinner and serves a variety of fresh seafood-centric dishes, such as teppan-seared jumbo sea scallops, New England-style clam chowder, raw bar platters, Maine lobster, and the house specialty of “dancing fish” – fresh fish cooked on the rotisserie.
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-934-1111
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Guests are transported on a culinary journey to Japan at the upscale Tokyo Dining restaurant in Epcot's World Showcase. Boasting breathtaking views of the lagoon from dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, the fine dining restaurant serves an innovative menu of traditional Japanese fare and fresh sushi, including sashimi, nigiri, rolls, and other mouthwatering combinations, fresh fish, grilled steaks, and popular bento box presentations. The delicious cuisine is accompanied by a selection of premium sake or imported Japanese beers as well as colorful sake cocktails, specialty drinks, and fine wines from around the world.
200 Epcot Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-3463
20.Trail’s End Restaurant
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Located at the Campsite at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, the Trail’s End Restaurant is a family-friendly frontier mainstay that serves a variety of traditional Southern fare in a cozy lodge-inspired setting. Surrounded by 750 wooded acres inhabited by enchanting wildlife, Trail’s End Restaurant boasts an authentic log cabin style with wooden beamed ceilings, mounted animals, log walls, and a cast-iron stove. Bountiful breakfast buffets feature Mickey waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, and fresh fruit, while hearty home-cooked dinners offer all-you-can-eat buffets of hand-carved roasted meats, smoked pork ribs, peel-and-eat shrimp, catch of the day, and a baked potato bar. Don’t miss the delicious desserts like a home-style fruit cobbler, and alcoholic beverages are available from Crockett’s Tavern.
4510 N Fort Wilderness Trl, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-3463
21.Tusker House Restaurant
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Tusker House Restaurant is a colorful Harambe marketplace eatery in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park that serves family-focused buffets heaving with delicious African-inspired fare for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant offers a wild character dining experience with Safari Donald Duck, Daisy, and friends, who join diners for some fun and games during Donald's Safari Breakfast or lunch. An African feast is served for dinner, with heaving buffets of carved meats, stews, salads with an African twist, and the fantastic Rivers of Light show under the stars that can be watched from the comfort of the restaurant before or after dinner.
Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park Entrance, Kissimmee, FL 34747, Phone: 407-939-3463
22.Tutto Italia Ristorante
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Helmed by award-winning chef and California restaurateur Joachim Splichal, Tutto Italia Ristorante is an enchanting Italian restaurant that serves traditional Italian fare in a refined and elegant setting. Exuding an Old World ambiance in Epcot’s World Showcase, Tutto Italia Ristorante draws diners in to relish the rich, textured flavors of authentic Italian dishes such as homemade pasta with creamy, thick sauces, lightly fried veal, and freshly caught seafood. The menu features a tantalizing selection of appetizers and entrees that may include grilled steak and seasoned potatoes, pan-roasted fish with vegetables, and classic spaghetti and meatballs, as well as decadent dolci such as homemade gelato, crispy cannoli, and heart-stopping chocolate cake.
1770 Avenue of the Stars, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-560-8040
23.Victoria and Albert's Cafe
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Situated in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Victoria and Albert's Café is an award-winning restaurant where classic Victorian elegance meets haute American cuisine. Exuding the luxury and opulence of the Victorian era with a hand-painted dome, ornate ceilings strung with chandeliers, imported Italian marble finishes and Sambonet silverware, the five-star restaurant offers several exceptional dining experiences, such as Chef Scott Hunnel’s seven-course menu or the 10-course chef’s tasting menu served by liveried staff against a backdrop of the delicate strains of a harpist. Victoria & Albert’s Café serves seasonally changing menus of modern American cuisine with exotic ingredients sourced from around the world, including Russian Osetra caviar, truffles from Italy, poulet rouge from North Carolina, Kobe beef from Japan, and octopus from Spain. The outstanding cuisine is paired with a selection of world-class wines from the restaurant’s award-winning cellar collection.
4401 Floridian Way, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-939-3862
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The Yachtsman Steakhouse is an upscale-casual New England-themed restaurant set in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort that is renowned for its premium steaks and fresh seafood. Boasting a nautical ambiance with wooden floors, knotty pine beams, and dark hues of blue, the stylish restaurant has an airy dining room and a large open kitchen. Chefs produce delicious plates of house-aged, grain-fed beef steaks cooked to perfection, freshly caught seafood and shellfish platters, chicken cordon bleu, pan-seared sea scallops, and truffle macaroni and cheese. Decadent desserts include the signature Yachtsman Sundae or the sumptuous crème brûlée served with fresh berries, and an extensive list of wines from around the world is available to pair with the food.
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830, Phone: 407-934-3818
25.Yak and Yeti Restaurant
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Located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Yak and Yeti Restaurant is a beautiful Nepalese-style restaurant and bar that serves a variety of American and Pan-Asian cuisine. The bustling Asian-fusion eatery is set within a quaint village home that has been transformed into a restaurant and serves a menu of delicious dishes from various regions across Asia. Surrounded the proprietor’s collection of Southeast Asian artifacts, diners can tuck into Kobe beef burgers, sweet and sour chicken, pork potstickers, and ahi tuna nachos as well as egg rolls, cheeseburgers, and chicken tenders. Beverages include chilled sake, signature cocktails, Asian beers, fine wines, and an assortment of hot teas along with specialty drinks from the bar.
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32836, Phone: 407-939-3463
25 Best Disney Restaurants
- 1900 Park Fare, Photo: 1900 Park Fare
- 50's Prime Time Cafe, Photo: Courtesy of Joshua Resnick - Fotolia.com
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Photo: Courtesy of nadianb - Fotolia.com
- Be Our Guest Restaurant, Photo: Courtesy of tkyszk - Fotolia.com
- Biergarten Restaurant, Photo: Courtesy of Bernd Jürgens - Fotolia.com
- Boatwright’s Dining Hall, Photo: Boatwright’s Dining Hall
- Boma Flavors of Africa, Photo: Courtesy of primestockphotograpy - Fotolia.com
- California Grill, Photo: Courtesy of Rido - Fotolia.com
- Cape May Cafe, Photo: Courtesy of anniebrusnika - Fotolia.com
- Chef Mickey’s, Photo: Chef Mickey’s
- Chefs De France, Photo: Courtesy of tavrox - Fotolia.com
- Cinderella Royal Table, Photo: Courtesy of Aleksei Potov - Fotolia.com
- Hollywood And Vine, Photo: Courtesy of Egon - Fotolia.com
- Artist Point, Photo: Courtesy of curto - Fotolia.com
- Plaza Restaurant, Photo: Courtesy of sebasnoo - Fotolia.com
- Sanaa, Photo: Courtesy of baiterek_media - Fotolia.com
- Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, Photo: Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
- Todd English’s Bluezoo, Photo: Todd English’s Bluezoo
- Tokyo Dining, Photo: Tokyo Dining
- Trail’s End Restaurant, Photo: Courtesy of Kwangmoo - Fotolia.com
- Tusker House Restaurant, Photo: Courtesy of DD Images - Fotolia.com
- Tutto Italia Ristorante, Photo: Tutto Italia Ristorante
- Victoria and Albert's Cafe, Photo: Courtesy of Elina Leonova - Fotolia.com
- Yachtsman Steakhouse, Photo: Courtesy of grinchh - Fotolia.com
- Yak and Yeti Restaurant, Photo: Yak and Yeti Restaurant
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