8 Walt Disney World Restaurants We Could Eat For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Walt Disney World is loaded with numerous exceptional restaurants! There are some however that serve up delicious meals all day long. Check out these 8 restaurants we could easily enjoy for ALL meals of the day – breakfast, lunch AND dinner!

1. Grand Floridian Cafe

The most casual of all of the table service restaurants at Walt Disney World’s flagship resort, Grand Floridian Cafe is one of the most underrated Disney restaurants. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Grand Floridian Cafe offers modern twists on traditional Floridian dishes like shrimp and grits, seasonal salads, vanilla-scented French toast and more. The restaurant features views of the resort’s gardens, and it’s easy to walk in and get a table without a reservation.

2. Kona Cafe

Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort serves Polynesian-inspired meals throughout the day. It’s located right off the monorail on the second floor of the Grand Ceremonial House, and like Grand Floridian Cafe it is relatively easy to walk in without a reservation. The most popular breakfast item is Tonga Toast, banana stuffed French toast covered in cinnamon and sugar served with strawberry sauce, and lunch and dinner menus include sushi and noodle specialties.

3. Tusker House

For one of the best character buffets at Disney, visit Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This restaurant is tucked away in Africa and is the one of the best family restaurants in the park. While dining here you can meet Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the Fab Five, while feasting on American and African cuisine. During lunch and dinner, the 21+ crowd can arrive early and grab a drink at the Dawa Bar outside before going to your table.

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4. Garden Grill

Another all-day character dining experience can be found in Epcot. Garden Grill Restaurant is located in the Land Pavilion, where it serves family-style meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests are accompanied by the Fab Five, and the dining area is housed within a rotating circular feature that slowly travels through the different show scenes of Living with the Land.

5. Hollywood & Vine

Located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Hollywood & Vine serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet style with a variety of character experiences. Breakfast features characters from hit Disney Junior Shows, and throughout the year the restaurant offers seasonal dining opportunities with Minnie and friends. It has one of the more standard buffet menus at Disney, featuring American items like carved meats, roasted veggies, and soft serve ice cream, which makes it a hit among families with picky eaters.

6. Whispering Canyon Cafe

This restaurant located right off the lobby at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has been a fan favorite for years. Cast member antics keep the fun going at this casual family restaurant, and while the menu features a variety of options throughout the day the typical go-to here is the skillet. Skillets come with all-you-care-to-enjoy barbecue favorites for lunch and dinner and classics breakfast items (eggs, bacon, waffles, sausage, and more) in the morning.

7. The Wave… of American Flavors

Like the Grand Floridian Cafe, The Wave is one of the most underrated Disney restaurants. Located on the ground floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, The Wave features farm to table (sometimes with items from The Land in Epcot!) items and one of the best values for a breakfast buffet on property! Breakfast at The Wave is served a la carte or via buffet, with the buffet running a cost of less than $30 per adult.

8. Resort quick service locations

This may seem like an obvious point as resort quick service restaurants are open from 7:00 am to midnight (with Gasparilla’s Island Grill at the Grand Floridian being 24 hours), but it’s worth pointing out because you can always find something to eat for all three meals at your resort. Many guests never visit their resort quick service restaurants because they have table service meals planned or they just aren’t spending much time at the resort, but there are lots of options throughout the day with everything from classic Mickey waffles, to pizza, pot roast, ice cream, and more.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a graduate of St. Anselm College, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in History. She completed two Disney College Programs, one at Dinoland U.S.A., in Animal Kingdom, and one at Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show at Hollywood Studios. She is the author of “Brittany Earns Her Ears,” a memoir about her experiences on the college program, and she currently resides in Massachusetts.