A Walt Disney World vacation can end up being very costly for guests, especially those who travel during peak seasons of the year such as summer and holidays. Thankfully, Disney releases special offers and deals throughout each year that allow guests to enjoy certain perks and discounts that can make a vacation more manageable. One such offer is the Disney Dining Plan which allows guests to choose various tiers of dining to be included in the price of their vacation and this plan is sometimes even offered for free as a promotion. Some Disney Dining Plans allow guests to enjoy only quick service dining locations, however those looking to get the most for their money are better off opting to enjoy a Disney Dining Plan that allows them credits to use at full service restaurants throughout Walt Disney World. While some of the higher en restaurants and signature dining experiences use two Disney Dining Plan credits per meal, there are plenty of wonderful locations that only use one credit per meal making them popular choices of guests. Here are the nine best restaurants that use one table service dining credit in Walt Disney World.
1. Tusker House Restaurant
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to many different amazing dining options including one full service location in the Africa section of the park that serves up a hearty meal for only one Disney Dining Plan credit. Tusker House Restaurant invites guests to dine on a delicious buffet infused with classic options as well as African flavors for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. While enjoying their meals, guests can also meet Mickey, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy all wearing their safari gear. The buffet at Tusker House Restaurant includes options such as Beef Bobotie, Simba Waffles, Banana Bread Pudding, Peri Peri Whole Salmon, Roasted Pork, Spit-Roasted Chicken, Curries, Vegetable Salad, and much more making it definitely worth only one dining credit.
2. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Disney Springs is home to countless shopping locations for guests to explore as well as some incredible restaurants that require only one Disney Dining Plan credit. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ can be found in The Landing area of Disney Springs and is open for brunch on the weekends and lunch and dinner each day. The location serves up classic comfort food that is inspired by the fresh flavors of local Florida ingredients served farm-to-fork. Some delicious menu options include Church Lady Deviled Eggs, Hallelujah Biscuit, Short Rib Hash, Cuban Sandwich, Art’s Famous Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, and Shrimp & Grits.
3. Teppan Edo
Each pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to at least one full service dining location, making it difficult for guests to decide where to use their Disney Dining Plan credits. However, there is one location in the Japan Pavilion that is so popular with guests that it is definitely worth a visit. Teppan Edo seats guests with others at large tales that are centered around a grill where chefs freshly prepare Teppan-yaki-style meals with a flair for entertainment. Delicious options that are prepared for guests live in front of them include Wafu Ribs, Susi Sampler, Filet Mignon, Tori, Salmon, Hotate, and Julienne Beef. Combining amazing cuisine with live interactions makes Teppan Edo an amazing location to experience for lunch or dinner!
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4. San Angel Inn Restaurante
Also found in Epcot’s World Showcase is the wonderful Mexico Pavilion which is home to several dining options including two full service locations. The San Angel Inn Restaurante is situated inside the ancient pyramid at the back and serves up authentic Mexican cuisine with serene views of boats gliding past and a smaller pyramid in the distance. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the restaurant features amazing menu choices such as Guacamole, Chile Relleno, Carne Asada Tampiquena, Tacos de Costilla de Carne, Mole Poblano, and Pollo a Las Rajas.
5. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
An amazing location in Disney Springs that serves up the perfect combination of live entertainment and delicious food can be found in The Landing area. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant invites guests to dine on traditional Irish cuisine featuring creative twists and names. Open daily for lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy their meals while watching traditional Irish Step Dancers, live music, and more. Some popular menu choices at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant include the Boaring Burger, Pork Blah Blah, Pie in the Sky, Salmon Cider Squared, Heavenly Ham, Raglan Risotto, and Bangin’ Bangers & Mighty Mash.
6. Rose & Crown Dining Room
Another traditional pub experience can also be enjoyed for one Disney Dining Plan credit over in the UK Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. The Rose & Crown Dining Room can be found on World Showcase Lagoon and is open daily for lunch and dinner where guests can enjoy a lively British pub atmosphere and traditional menu choices. Paired with flowing beverages and amazing views of World Showcase Lagoon, guests are sure to love dining on options such as Bangers and Mash, Welsh Pub Burger, Pan-Roasted Scottish Salmon, Fish and Chips, Shepard’s Pie, and Chicken Masala Curry.
7. Biergarten Restaurant
The Germany Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is always popular with guests thanks to delicious treats offers up at Karamell Kuche, quaint shops, a busy square, and a popular full service eatery that only requires on Disney Dining Plan credit. The Biergarten Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and seats guests with other parties at large picnic tables where they have a wonderful view of a central stage. While enjoying live music, dancing, and more, guests can visit the extensive buffet which serves up traditional German cuisine including Schnitzel, Sauerkraut, Rotisserie Chicken, Spaetzle, Braised Red Cabbage, Potatoes, and more.
8. 50’s Prime Time Café
Guests who are looking to enjoy a one credit Disney Dining Plan meal in Disney’s Hollywood Studios have several wonderful choices including one that transports them back to another era. The 50’s Prime Time Café brings the 1950s to life by welcoming guests into a family home where the décor is era appropriate and all of the Cast Members are family and cousins. Open for lunch and dinner each day, guests who enjoy the American comfort food served at this restaurant can dig into options such as Cousin Harold’s Vegetable Lasagna, Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie, Dad’s Stuffed Pork Chop, Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf, and Mom’s Old Fashioned Pot Roast.
9. Yak & Yeti Restaurant
Another popular and unique full service location n Disney’ Animal Kingdom can be enjoyed for lunch and dinner each day and only requires on Disney Dining Plan credit. The Yak & Yeti Restaurant is situated in the Asia area of the park and features a backstory that the location is owned and operated by a family that traveled throughout South Asia collecting artifacts and recipes. Guests who dine at the location can enjoy an immersive atmosphere and delicious pan-Asian menu options such as Lo Mein Shrimp, Lobster Garlic Noodles, Seared Miso Salmon, Chicken Tikka Masala, Bhaktapur Duck, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Korean BBQ Ribs, and Teriyaki Chicken.