Walt Disney World is home to a wide array of dining options ranging from snack carts in the various theme parks to fine dining experiences. Guests are certain to be able to find a dining experience that suits their taste preferences, favorite cultural flavors, and price range. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming when trying to decide where to dine while on a Walt Disney World vacation. Since guests can book Advanced Dining Reservations up to one hundred and eighty days in advance, they have to know what specific meals they are looking for well before leaving for their vacation. Here are seven amazing meals in Walt Disney World that can’t be missed!
7. Kona Café
This full service restaurant is located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Combining Asian and American flavors, Kona Café is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers some unique and delicious meals in an open air tropical setting. Guests who choose to visit for breakfast area treated with the option to order Tonga Toast. This decadent breakfast choice features sour dough bread stuffed with bananas and smothered in cinnamon sugar. For those looking for a hearty way to kick off a long day in the parks, Tonga Toast is a great option. For lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy Asian inspired options including fresh sushi, pot stickers, seafood options, and Kona Coffee Rubbed Pork Chops. For guests who are looking for unique food in an island café setting, don’t miss Kona Café!
6. Le Cellier Steakhouse
Located in the Canada Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, this restaurant makes guests feel as though they are nestled into a cozy wine cellar somewhere in the vast Canadian wilderness. Open for lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy wine and beer from Canada as well as native cheeses and tea leaves. Guests rave over the pretzel rolls that are complimentary to each dining table as well as the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup which features beer and smoked bacon. The main course focuses mainly on steaks including the most popular Le Cellier Filet Mignon which is served with wild mushrooms, risotto, and a truffle butter sauce. With so many delicious options to enjoy in a cozy and intimate setting, guests sometimes forget that they are in the middle of Walt Disney World!
5. Tusker House Restaurant
Located in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, this restaurant combines character fun with traditional African cuisine for a unique and exciting meal. Guests can choose from breakfast, lunch, or dinner at this dining location and are treated to buffets full of both traditional American foods as well as African specialties like beef bobotie and Kenyan Coffee BBQ Pork Loin. In addition to the amazing buffet options, guests get to interact with Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy who are all decked out in their safari gear.
4. Biergarten Restaurant
Located in the Germany Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, this is one meal that guests won’t want to miss! Housed in a massive space evoking nighttime in a German village, guests are entertained by a band, performers, and entertaining and knowledgeable servers as they dine at massive picnic tables with other guests. The buffet means serious business offering up traditional German cuisine like pretzel rolls, schnitzel, red cabbage, and spätzle. Guests who are beer lovers will also enjoy their menu featuring half and full liters, making this a meal that will be thoroughly enjoyed by all!
3. California Grill
Situated atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the California Grill is one of the most popular restaurants in all of Walt Disney World because of its fresh food and amazing views. The restaurant looks out over nearby Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom and offers up a beautiful viewing spot for diners lucky enough to be eating during Happily Ever After over in the Magic Kingdom. The menu options all feature fresh Pacific flavors in offerings like fresh sushi, bison striploin, seared jumbo scallops, and Pacific halibut. Guests who are looking for an excellent meal with stunning views cannot miss California Grill!
2. Be Our Guest Restaurant
One of the most popular dining locations at Magic Kingdom allows guests to enter into the world of Beauty and the Beast and dine on French delicacies inside the Beast’s castle. Guests can dine in the West Wing, Grand Ballroom, or the Castle Gallery and feel as though they are fully immersed in the classic animated film. The restaurant is also unique in that it combines quick service and full service dining options. Breakfast and lunch are quick service meals featuring options like vegetable quiche, croissant doughnuts, Croque Monsieur, and French onion soup. Be Our Guest recently shifted to a prix fixe, 3-course meal for dinner only. Dinner guests are still be able to greet the Beast in his study for a memorable photo. Guests who love the Beauty and the Beast film and French food should definitely not miss this amazing Disney meal.
1. Coral Reef Restaurant
Located inside of the Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World, this restaurant takes guests under the sea and allows them to dine alongside a massive aquarium. Guests can enjoy their food and drink while watching sharks, turtles, sting rays, and fish swim by. Open for lunch and dinner and offering up fresh seafood, delicious meats, and decadent desserts, the Coral Reef Restaurant can’t be missed by any guests who are fans of the sea!