Walt Disney World is home to countless dining options throughout its four theme parks, two water parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. Guests who enjoy a Disney vacation love to spend time visiting different dining locations and indulging in cuisine that they might not be able to find near home. While many dining locations in Walt Disney World are quick service locations which serve up options in a laid back and timely fashion, lots of restaurants are full service locations which include more elaborate meals in a more formal setting. All restaurants in Walt Disney World are beautifully themed, but some of the full service locations feature more immersive décor, atmospheres, and ambiance. Here are the top ten best themed Walt Disney World restaurants.
10. Coral Reef Restaurant –
Guests who stop for a full service meal in Epcot’s Future World will love the experience at Coral Reef Restaurant. Located in The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion, Coral Reef Restaurant brings guests into a richly lit dining room that features an entire wall which looks into a massive aquarium. While guests dine, they can enjoy watching sharks, turtles, fish, and sting rays serenely swim past on the other side of the glass. Open for lunch and dinner, guests who dine at the restaurant can enjoy fresh seafood options including Charbroiled Octopus, Seared Mahi Mahi, and Rainbow Trout.
9. Be Our Guest Restaurant –
This restaurant in the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland is unique in that breakfast and lunch are served in a quick service setting and dinner becomes a more formal full service affair. Guests who choose to dine at Be Our Guest Restaurant for dinner are invited into the Beast’s Castle where they can dine in the West Wing, Grand Ballroom, or Castle Gallery. Each room is beautifully decorated with nods to the classic Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast and guests can enjoy classic French cuisine like Layered Ratatouille, Herb-Crusted Lamb, and Braised Pork.
8. Biergarten Restaurant –
Epcot’s World Showcase is full of amazing full service dining locations, and one of the most enjoyably themed options is the Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany Pavilion. Open for lunch and dinner, guests who dine at the restaurant are seated at large picnic style tables with other parties of guests and can enjoy feeling as though they are in a German village at night. Throughout each meal, guests are treated to entertainment from an oompah band and bell players. In addition to the amazing theme, guests who enjoy the Biergarten Restaurant can choose from options on a massive buffet including spätzle, schnitzel, sausage, and black forest cake.
7. Cinderella’s Royal Table –
The ultimate dining experience for fans of the Disney Princesses and royal opulence can be found inside Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. Cinderella’s Royal Table brings guests into the beauty of the castle where they can enjoy a meal amongst the Disney Princesses. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, guests who can score a reservation to the restaurant can enjoy options fit for a royal including Beef Tenderloin Salad, Braised Short Rib, and Seasonal Gnocchi.
6. Yak & Yeti Restaurant –
Guests who enjoy time in Disney’s Animal Kingdom love stopping for a full service meal at the Yak & Yeti Restaurant in the Asia section of the park. The backstory of the restaurant revolves around a family who traveled around Southeast Asia collecting recipes, décor, and artwork. After returning home, the family opened up Yak & Yeti Restaurant and filled it with decadent recipes and beautiful décor making it one of the best themed restaurants in Walt Disney World. Guests who dine there on options including Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs and Orange Beef should spend some time after their meal wandering through the restaurant and enjoying all of the wonderful items on display.
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5. Le Cellier Steakhouse –
The Canada Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase brings guests into a quiet cozy wine cellar somewhere in an exclusive Canadian chateau. With dim lighting, dark wood accents, and arched ceilings, guests will truly feel that they are dining in a wine cellar tucked away in Canada. In addition to the amazing theme, the food is delicious as well! Some of the most popular items on the menu include the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup and Le Cellier Filet Mignon.
4. San Angel Inn Restaurante –
Tucked into the back of the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is the San Angel Inn Restaurante where the outdoor dining area is perpetually stuck at dusk. With the beautiful dusk lighting, ancient temple, serene river flowing past, and a distant volcano gently spewing smoke, guests will feel as though they have traveled to an exotic locale in Mexico and forget that they are in Epcot! While enjoying the ambiance guests can dine on traditional Mexican cuisine including Tacos de Carne and Pollo a las Rajas.
3. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano –
Located in the Streets of America section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a restaurant which combines classic Italian cuisine with California cool. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano invites guests into a cozy dining room decked out with twinkling lights, cured meats, exposed brick, and old photographs. With so much going on inside, guests love spending their meal looking all around them and enjoying the ambiance while dining on entrees including flatbreads, Pasta Primavera, Saltimbocca, and Seafood Arrabbiata.
2. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant –
Also located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a full service restaurant which makes guests feel as though they are eating under the stars at an old fashioned movie theater. Inside the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant it is always nighttime and guests are seated in old fashioned cars facing a movie screen playing clips from 1950s science fiction. While enjoying the ambiance and movie clips, guests can dine on classic American dishes including a Reuben, Grilled Salmon, and New York Strip Steak.
1. 50s Prime Time Café –
Located nearby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a restaurant which brings guests back into the 1950s and seats them in a classic kitchen. Served meals like Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie and Cousin Ann’s Traditional Meatloaf, guests are served by waiters with names like “Cousin Mike” and also expected to finish all of their vegetables before dessert! Guests love dining at the 50s Prime Time Café as they can enjoy a blast from the past and feeling as though they are visiting the 1950s for a meal.