9 Best Restaurants For Large Families At Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World is a great vacation for families and groups of all sizes.  When it comes to dining, there are definitely restaurants that are more accommodating to larger groups than others.  No worries, we have outlined the top 9 best restaurants at Walt Disney World for large families or groups below:


9. The Crystal Palace – Magic Kingdom

The location has large open areas where tables are able to be put together, which is great for groups.  The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with each meal served buffet style.  There are a ton of great options to dine on, making it a great choice for large groups with a variety of different tastes.  It is also a character dining location where you get to meet characters from Winnie the Pooh.

8. Chef Mickey’s – Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Chef Mickey’s is another great all you care to enjoy dining location.  This one is located in the open atrium of Disney’s Contemporary Resort where the monorail passes through every so often.  It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features Mickey and his friends dressed in their chef attire.  The spacious dining room makes for a great opportunity to group a large party together.

7. Biergarten – Germany Pavilion, Epcot

The seating at this location is fabulous for a large group. There are large tables where guests sit together in rows.  The meal is served buffet style with a variety of German-inspired meats, sides and desserts.


6. Whispering Canyon Cafe – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Whispering Canyon is a lot of fun and can definitely accommodate large groups.  The dining room has the ability to group multiple tables together.  There is an “All You Care to Enjoy Skillet” option or you can order individual menu items.  The cast members go above and beyond to create unique experiences and there are a lot of unique happenings you will discover when dining there.  The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, too.

5. Cape May Cafe – Disney’s Beach Club Resort

This location is great for breakfast and for dinner!  Both are buffet style, with dinner being an all you can eat seafood buffet.  It makes for a great value when you are traveling with a large group.  The location is also easy to get to since it is just a boat ride away from Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot.  The breakfast option also includes character dining, too!

4. 1900 Park Fare – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Your large group will definitely have to check out 1900 Park Fare.  It is another great character dining location where guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner services.  The meal is served buffet style, which is definitely a great bet for large groups so that everyone is sure to find something that they like.

3. Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is a special event where guests get to attend a real luau with a variety of different entertainment.  The meal is all you care to enjoy, including alcoholic beverages.  This makes it a great value for the group and the seating can accommodate a large group well.  This option is great since the group gets dinner, drinks and a show!

2. Hollywood & Vine – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This is another character dining location where the meal is served as a buffet-style meal. These types of meals are great for large groups so that you don’t have to worry about whether everyone will find something that they like and enjoy for their meal. The location changes the theme based on the season so the costumes the characters are wearing, the menu and theme of the event may be different from the last time that you dined there.

1. ‘Ohana – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

This is one of our favorite large group locations. ‘Ohana means “family” so it is the perfect place to share a meal with all of your loved ones.  The restaurant seating can accommodate large groups and the meal services are served family-style with the food brought to table but you can ask for more of anything that you want. The breakfast service is a character dining experience, while dinner has musical entertainment without characters. Both of the services are amazing and we recommend that your family try both!

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!