Stroll around Liberty Square and step back in time through the doors of the Liberty Tree Tavern, one of the most charming dining options in the Magic Kingdom and quite possibly, Walt Disney World. There are several top-notch and well-loved restaurants in the Magic Kingdom, but this 18th century-themed eatery is always on my must-do list for so many reasons. Make your next dining reservation at the Liberty Tavern and discover why it’s so much more than Thanksgiving dinner!
1. While you wait
Step through the doors of this white-columned building and you are immersed in a picturesque colonial kitchen. An enormous fireplace draws your attention before you gaze up at the two-story lobby, complete with a very impressive chandelier. Children can entertain themselves with old-fashioned checkerboards until its time for your party to be seated. When it’s time to be seated, the host or hostess plays the part of the “town crier” and announces your last name and the state where you’re from. This restaurant is popular during peak eating times, so be sure to make a reservation in advance and avoid a long wait.
2. Revolutionary designs
As you walk to your table, it’s hard not to notice all of the colonial artifacts, period paintings, lovely portraits, wood paneling, and candle sconces that adorn the walls. Even the creaky stairs that lead to the dining area add to the amazing theming.
3. A guessing game
The Liberty Tree Tavern seats guests in one of six distinct dining rooms. As you are seated, take a look around and see if you can guess which room you are in. Each room is dedicated to a historical figure who was influential in creating and shaping the United States of America. Décor, props, and artifacts are themed to George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Betsy Ross, Paul Revere, and John Paul Jones.
You can’t go wrong with this classic American cuisine available a la carte on the lunch menu, featuring creamy clam chowder, flavorful pot roast, fish and chips, and pasta. A delicious grilled chicken salad with apples and cranberries is also an option for guests looking for a lighter meal. You can even go All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Bill of Fare for lunch as you would for dinner if you prefer that over the a la carte lunch with salad, Patriot’s Platter, and and the Ooeey Gooey Toffee Cake.
5. Save room for dessert
Be sure to save room for tasty desserts like fruit cobbler, sorbet, and Boston Cream Pie. My personal favorite is the Oooey Gooey Toffee Cake. It’s impossible to resist the perfect combination of vanilla cake, toffee filling, caramel, and ice cream.
6. It’s always Thanksgiving
Arrive at the Liberty Tree Tavern for dinner, and get ready for a Thanksgiving feast! Served family style, the menu includes all-you-can eat portions of turkey breast, pork roast, pot roast, potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, and macaroni and cheese. Just like the real holiday, it’s impossible not to leave with a full belly! Characters in patriotic attire were previously present for dinner here, but they sadly have been discontinued.
7. The right location
This eatery is perfectly situated in the middle of Liberty Square. Lucky guests might be able to catch the afternoon parade from their table by the window or be able to find a great spot outside to watch the parade when your meal is finished.
8. A colonial Hidden Mickey.
Sharp-eyed guests will spot the Hidden Mickey in the lobby area. Find the painted spice rack near the fireplace and look for the blueberries.