7 Fabulous Walt Disney World Resort Dining Experiences Most People Miss

When many guests visit Walt Disney World, they opt to stay on property at a Disney Resort. With over twenty options to choose from, each Disney Resort features amazing themes, amenities, pools, shopping locations, scenery, landscaping, and entertainment. In addition to staying at a Disney Resort, many guests love to enjoy new and favorite dining locations while on their vacation. From quick service dining to fine dining experiences, there are endless options for guests to enjoy while exploring the parks and resorts on a Disney vacation. While many guests love dining in Walt Disney World and staying at a Disney Resort, many don’t realize that the two can be combined! There are so many amazing dining locations found in the various Disney Resorts that serve up unique and delicious options guests are sure to love. Here are seven fabulous Walt Disney World Resort dining experiences that most guests miss.


7. ‘Ohana –

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort invites guests to enjoy white sand beaches, tiki touches, and swaying palm trees to transport them to the South Seas. Guests who visit the resort and explore the Great Ceremonial House can head upstairs to dine in a unique location which serves up delicious options all day long. ‘Ohana invites guests to dine at a character breakfast buffet featuring Lilo and Stitch and a family style dinner with the passion and spirit of the islands. Guests who opt for breakfast at ‘Ohana can enjoy options like Fried Potatoes, Mickey Waffles, and Pork themed with a Polynesian twist. Dinner is a family affair with plenty of live entertainment and all you can eat servings of options including Pork Dumplings, Szechuan Sirloin Steak, Sweet-n-Sour Chicken, and Stir-Fried Vegetables. Whether breakfast or dinner, guests who dine at ‘Ohana should be sure to bring their appetite!

6. Kona Café –

Also located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves up a fusion of Asian and American cuisines. Kona Café is located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House near ‘Ohana and boasts an open air atmosphere with bright colors and dark wood accents. Guests who dine at Kona Café for breakfast can enjoy options like Tonga Toast and Macadamia Pineapple Pancakes and those who opt for lunch or dinner can feast on menu choices like sushi, Sesame Seared Sea Scallops, Grilled New York Strip, Grilled Curry-Crusted Lamb Chops, and Togarashi Spiced Ahi Tuna.

5. California Grill –

One amazing restaurant found at a Disney Resort is actually perched atop the wonderful Disney’s Contemporary Resort. California Grill is open for dinner only and serves up Californian inspired cuisine with sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the nearby Magic Kingdom. Guests can dine on starters including cheese, charcuterie, sushi, soups, and salads before moving on to main courses including options like Pork Two Ways, Bison Strip Loin, Seared Jumbo Scallops, and Pacific Halibut. Guests who are lucky enough to dine at California Grill when Happily Ever After is occurring in the Magic Kingdom can enjoy phenomenal views and piped in music from the show.

4. Yachtsman Steakhouse –

Guests who stop by Disney’s Yacht Club Resort can enjoy an elegant meal in a nautical themed restaurant which will transport them to New England. Yachtsman Steakhouse features lots of dark wood paneling, rich colors, and nautical touches to make guests feel cozy while enjoying dinner. Some of the delicious menu options include a thirty two ounce Porterhouse for Two, six ounce Black Angus Filet Mignon, Bison Strip Loin, Florida Pompano, and All-Natural Chicken Breast.


3. Whispering Canyon Café –

Those who are looking for a meal that is both delicious and entertaining should stop by Disney’s Wilderness Lodge for a stop at Whispering Canyon Café. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features entertaining servers who interact with guests with a unique humor. Menu options include Doc Willis’ Egg White Omelet, All You Care To Enjoy Skillet, Steak Your Claim Char Crusted New York Strip, and Right Neighborly’s Meatloaf. Don’t forget to ask for the ketchup!

2. Victoria & Albert’s –

One of the most exclusive and indulgent fine dining experiences in Walt Disney World can be found at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Victoria & Albert’s is open for dinner only for adult guests and allows them to dine in Victorian elegance on multi course meals and wine pairings. Guests can enjoy courses including options like Caviar, Masago-Crusted Maine Scallop, Roasted Duck, Onion Ash-Crusted Niman Ranch Lamb, and Grand Marnier Souffle.

1. Boatwright’s Dining Hall –

Guests who are looking for Southern cooking and charm while visiting a Disney Resort should head over to Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. The restaurant is open for dinner only and serves up traditional Southern options including Voodoo Chicken, The Louisiana Lugger, Boatwright’s Jambalaya, and Jackson Square Etouffee.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.