When many guests picture the food offered in theme parks, they might have images of hot dogs, burgers, chicken nuggets and fries in their heads. While this is the case with many theme park locations, Walt Disney World definitely doesn’t fall into that category! Guests who enjoy a Disney vacation are treated to some amazing dining experiences including multi course formal meals, authentic cuisines from around the world, and character meals. Each dining location in Walt Disney World offers up delicious food in beautifully themed settings. While every Disney restaurant is amazing in its own way, there are several that are extremely popular with guests thanks to their wonderful menus and settings. Here are six Walt Disney World restaurants guests simply must try.
6. Le Cellier Steakhouse –
Nestled in the Canada Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is a unique restaurant that serves up classic steakhouse flair with a Canadian twist. Le Cellier Steakhouse invites guests into a cozy wine cellar with low ceilings and soft lighting to whisk them away to a grand hotel somewhere in Canada. Once seated, guests can enjoy mouthwatering options like Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Chicken and Waffles, Seared Canadian Bison Strip Loin, and Smoked Macaroni and Cheese. The most popular item on the menu is the Le Cellier Filet Mignon which comes served with a mushroom risotto and a truffle butter sauce for an outrageously delicious meal. Guests who are looking to experience Le Cellier Steakhouse should make reservations as far in advance as possible as it tends to easily be fully booked!
5. ‘Ohana –
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is home to a favorite restaurant of many guests located inside the Great Ceremonial House. ‘Ohana invites guests into an airy and open dining room where they can enjoy two meals each day in a Polynesian paradise. Breakfast at ‘Ohana is a character meal with Lilo and Stitch where guests can enjoy a massive breakfast buffet full of Hawaiian specialties as well as traditional American breakfast foods. For dinner ‘Ohana transforms into a family style feast where guests can enjoy skewers of succulently cooked meat and go back to as many seconds as they would like! Guests who are lucky enough to book a reservation for ‘Ohana at a certain time each night can look out the massive glass windows of the restaurant and enjoy Happily Ever After in the Magic Kingdom across Seven Seas Lagoon.
4. The Garden Grill –
Epcot’s The Land Pavilion is home to a unique restaurant which serves up sustainable selections grown in the greenhouses right next door. The Garden Grill invites guests to dine in a slowly revolving restaurant that looks down into scenes from the nearby attraction Living with the Land and dine on some delicious options while meeting Mickey, Pluto, Chip, and Dale. Open for all three meals each day, The Garden Grill offers family style options including a fresh salad and vegetables from the greenhouses as well as turkey, filet of beef, and a fish of the day. Guests who have not dined at The Garden Grill before are sure to love the fresh food, fun atmosphere, and exclusive glimpses into Living with the Land.
3. Yak & Yeti Restaurant –
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to a restaurant which shares the splendor of Southeast Asia with guests. The Yak & Yeti Restaurant is themed around a family who traveled around Southeast Asia collecting artifacts and recipes who then opened the restaurant to accommodate guests from all over the world. Open for lunch and dinner each day, guests who can score a reservation to this location can dine on delicious options like Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs, Crispy Honey Chicken, Kalbi Steak and Coconut Shrimp, and Seared Miso Salmon. A guest favorite item offered at Yak & Yeti Restaurant is the Fried Wonton dessert which comes stuffed with cream cheese and served on a skewer with fresh pineapple alongside vanilla ice cream. No matter what dish a guest orders in Yak & Yeti Restaurant they are sure to thoroughly enjoy their meal.
2. California Grill –
One of the most popular restaurants in Walt Disney World can be found atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort offering guests sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon, Bay Lake, and the Magic Kingdom. Open only for dinner each day, the California Grill serves up classic Californian options including sushi, cheese selections, Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli, Pacific Halibut, Bison Strip Loin, and Seared Jumbo Scallops. Guests who are lucky enough to book a reservation coinciding with Happily Ever After can enjoy the show with dimmed lights and pumped in synchronized music. Guests who would like to dine at the California Grill should make their Advanced Dining Reservations as far ahead of time as possible!
1. Be Our Guest Restaurant –
This dining addition to the Magic Kingdom is truly unique in that it offers both quick service and full service meals. Be Our Guest Restaurant invites guests into the Beast’s Castle and lets them dine in the West Wing, Grand Ballroom, or Castle Gallery. Those who dine in the restaurant for breakfast or lunch can enjoy quick service meals including plenty of French classics. Guests who dine at Be Our Guest Restaurant for dinner can enjoy a full, prix fixe meal and have a chance to meet the Beast himself! With such amazing options to choose from and the chance to dine in the Beast’s Castle, guests are sure to love dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant!