Walt Disney World is home to some amazing dining locations that guests can enjoy throughout each vacation. Each restaurant features a unique theme and menu, and culinary offerings can range from fine dining inspired by global flavor and ingredients to grab and go traditional options like burgers and fries. While there are plenty of dining options to choose from on each Disney vacation, some restaurants feature not only amazing cuisine but also unique themes that completely immerse guests and make them feel as though they are dining in a completely different time, location, or even fictional universe. These themed restaurants can make guests feel as though they have traveled across the globe, into a Disney animated film, or even back in time, and they are all worth enjoying a meal at. Here are the eight best themed restaurants for guests to dine at while on a Walt Disney World vacation.
1. Coming Soon! Space 220
Epcot’s Future World is home to the popular attraction Mission: SPACE where guests can train to be astronauts and blast off to complete missions that vary in intensity. Late fall/early winter, the pavilion will also welcome guests into a brand new restaurant which will further the theme and allow guests the opportunity to dine in space. The full service restaurant will offer up large windows looking out into space so that guests can enjoy views of the stars, other planets, and more while enjoying their delicious meals. With out of this world views and meals, this new restaurant is sure to be popular once it is open!
2. 50’s Prime Time Café
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to a full service restaurant where guests can enjoy lunch and dinner in an entirely different decade. The 50’s Prime Time Café brings the 1950’s to life and immediately immerses guests in the theme the moment they enter through the door. The waiting area features a cozy living room and bar area, and the dining areas are all themed to feel like kitchens from the era. Cast Members who work at the restaurant are all dubbed cousins who remind diners of the rules and the menu offers up classic American comfort food with options such as Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie, Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken, Dad’s Stuffed Pork Chop, and Mom’s Old Fashioned Pot Roast.
3. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
Another wonderful full service dining option in Disney’s Hollywood Studios also brings guests back to the 1950’s, however in a different environment that is equally immersive. The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant is themed to feel like a classic drive in from the 1950’s where guests can dine inside cars that have been transformed into tables and face a large screen playing sci-fi movie clips that are totally entertaining. The menu at the restaurant focuses on all-American cuisine and guests who dine there for lunch and dinner can enjoy options such as Buffalo Chicken Salad, The Cheese Steak Sandwich, Beef and Blue Burger, Flame-Broiled New York Strep Steak, and Classic American Burger.
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4. Be Our Guest Restaurant
Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom transports guests into a world of whimsy and features several areas that bring classic locations from Disney animated films to life. Be Our Guest Restaurant invites guests inside to dine on traditional French cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Beast’s Castle from the beloved Beauty and the Beast. Guests can dine in the opulent Ballroom, West Wing, or Portrait Gallery and might even bump into the Beast himself! Breakfast and lunch at the location are quick service meals and dinner is a full service meal and some popular menu options include Croque Madame, Vegetable Quiche, French Dip Sandwich, Tuna Nicoise Salad, Center-Cut Filet Mignon, and Pan-Seared Sea Scallops.
5. Biergarten Restaurant
World Showcase in Epcot features eleven different pavilions that completely immerse guests in different countries from around the world through details and theming including dining. The Germany Pavilion is home to a wonderful full service restaurant that is open daily for lunch and dinner that makes guests feel as though they are at an Oktoberfest celebration in a charming town square. The Biergarten Restaurant serves up traditional German cuisine in a buffet style setting and invites guests to be seated with other parties at large picnic tables where they can enjoy live entertainment including an oompah band. Some buffet options at the location that guests can enjoy include Spaetzle, Schnitzel, Braised Red Cabbage, and Roasted Salmon.
6. Restaurant Marrakesh
The Morocco Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is also home to a full service restaurant that features an immersive theme where guests can enjoy delicious cuisine while feeling as though they have traveled across the world. Restaurant Marrakesh is open each day for lunch and dinner and features a dining area that is intricately decorated with tile mosaics and live entertainment including music and belly dancing. Guests can order up menu options such as Beef Couscous M’Rouzia, Lemon Chicken Tangine, Roasted Lamb Shank, and North Atlantic Salmon while enjoying the wonderful theming and entertainment at this fantastic restaurant.
7. Cinderella’s Royal Table
Guests who are looking to dine in a location that makes them feel like royalty need not look further than Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. Cinderella Castle is home to Cinderella’s Royal Table, a full service restaurant that features vaulted arches, plush details, and the chance to meet and interact with favorite Disney Princesses. The menu at Cinderella’s Royal Table focuses on American favorites, and guests who dine at the location for breakfast, lunch, and dinner can enjoy royal options such as Baked Quiche, Shrimp and Grits, Seared Pork Chop, Tenderloin of Beef, Chickpea Panisse, and Roasted All-Natural Chicken Breast.
8. The Edison
Disney Springs is home to many popular eateries including one restaurant that features an immersive and entertaining theme that guests can’t get enough of. The Edison is themed to feel like an electric company from the 1920’s that has many different dining areas that each feature a theme such as the Tesla Lounge, the Radio Room, and the Telegraph Lounge. In addition to the unique theme, guests who visit the location can enjoy live entertainment such as contortionists, aerialists, DJs, and more. The lunch and dinner menus at the location focus on American cuisine and include options such as Fish Tacos, The Edison Burger, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Scottish Salmon, and 28 Day Dry-Aged Prime Rib.