Top 10 Walt Disney World Restaurants to Enjoy Without Kids

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Walt Disney World is a fantastic trip to make as a family, but sometimes you may just want to get away and enjoy a little bit of adult time!  There are definitely restaurants on property that are more geared towards adults and make for a perfect date night or night on the town with your friends.  Here are the top 10 Walt Disney World restaurants to enjoy without kids:


10. Citricos: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This dining location is a Disney Signature Dining experience.  There is a dress code that is required in order to dine there, which keeps the ambiance up.  The menu features delicious American cuisine that is inspired by various Mediterranean flavors.  If you are a fan of wine, the location also offers an award-winning wine list, too.

9. Jiko – The Cooking Place: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House

This location has a very romantic atmosphere.  There is an on-stage kitchen and twin wood-burning ovens that definitely set a warm, romantic tone. Jiko is also a Disney Signature Dining experience and requires a dress code.  The restaurant offers food that created with African spices.  There is even a variety of African wines that are offered, too.  Jiko is definitely a great date night location.

8. California Grill: Disney’s Contemporary Resort

California Grill is a favorite dining location at Walt Disney World for many guests.  The view of Magic Kingdom Park and the evening fireworks is definitely a huge draw.  You can enjoy a delicious meal that is inspired by California flavors while watching the view.  California Grill is another Disney Signature Dining experience with a required dress code, so you can ensure that the ambiance is right for the perfect date night.  This location books up fast, so you will want to make your reservations early.


7. Narcoossee’s: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This restaurant is located right on the water, which is the perfect location for a dining location that features delicious coastal cuisine.  Narcoossee’s has a required dress code and is a Disney Signature Dining location.  The steak and lobster is probably our favorite thing on the menu when we visit!  If you are looking for an adult-friendly dining location that also offers views of fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park, then this is definitely a great option.

6. Paddlefish: Disney Springs, The Landing

Disney Springs really comes alive at night.  It has a different feel than during the day and is the perfect place for adults to hang out and enjoy the area once the sun sets.  If you want an adult-friendly dining location, then you should check out Paddlefish.  The location has a rooftop area that offers amazing views.  Of course you can expect to find a variety of delicious seafood options at Paddlefish.  There are frequently special tasting and demonstration events offered at the restaurant for an added charge that are only for adults.

5. Le Cellier Steakhouse: Epcot, Canada World Showcase Pavilion

Le Cellier is a delicious dining location right within Epcot.  The location is a Disney Signature Dining location, but doesn’t have a required dress code.  The restaurant is set within a wine cellar, creating a dark, romantic atmosphere.  There is a variety of steak options, plus delicious accompaniments inspired by Canadian cuisine.  You must have a bowl of the Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup while you are there, too!

4. Flying Fish: Disney’s BoardWalk

This Disney Signature Dining experience is located over at Disney’s BoardWalk.  It is a contemporary style restaurant that features amazing seafood and steak options.  The Wagyu Filet Mignon is our personal favorite!  You can pair it with one of the perfect wine selections or a cocktail, too. There is a dress code for the restaurant, making it a great place to celebrate a special occasion or have a fun night on the town.

3. The Edison: Disney Springs, The Landing

This is definitely a perfect adults-only location.  There is actually a no kid policy after 10 PM at The Edison. Guests must also adhere to a dress code while there, too.  The entire theme for the restaurant is an industrial, gothic style.  There is nightly entertainment that includes acts like aerialists, cabaret, contortionists and more.  You will find a mix of food items from burgers and dogs to steaks, so there is definitely something for everyone.  The location is a perfect adults’ dinner and entertainment spot.

2. Yachtsman Steakhouse: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

This dining location is perfectly themed after a New England-style steakhouse.  The location boasts a wide selection of perfectly aged steaks so that you can select your perfect cut and accompaniments. You will definitely want to try to the Truffle Macaroni and Cheese. The nautical theme carries throughout the entire restaurant with an upscale feel, especially with all guests required to adhere to the dress code.  This is another Disney Signature Dining location, too.

1. Victoria & Albert’s: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This restaurant is the most elegant, extravagant and expensive dining locations in all of Walt Disney World.  The location is an AAA Five Diamond Award winning location since 2000 and it is definitely easy to see why.  There is a strict dress code for the location, so guests should be prepared to dress up in their best!  There are a variety of different dining rooms and experiences that guests can have at the restaurant, with the Chef’s Table being the most coveted of the experiences.  During the Chef’s Table experience, the chef prepares a special menu with each course expertly paired with an accompanying beverage.  Any dining experience at Victoria & Albert’s is sure to be amazing!

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!