Your Magic Kingdom Dining Bucket List

Cinderella Royal Table
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There are many dining options at Walt Disney World. In the Magic Kingdom alone, there are over 20 places to eat and multiple food carts.

Grabbing a garden salad or personal pizza at a quick service restaurant is a great way to snag a fast bite between attractions. But this is a list focusing on truly unique experiences within the Magic Kingdom theme Park.

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Be Our Guest Restaurant

Family Dining at Be Our Guest at Night

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This is a magical dining experience that welcomes Guests to enter the world of Beauty and the Beast (1991). As one of the most-themed restaurants in the Disney theme Parks, it serves Guests upscale French cuisine while the Beast makes frequent appearances. Dinner options include Filet Mignon, Chicken Poulet Rouge, and the “Grey Stuff.”

Cinderella’s Royal Table

Cinderella's Royal Table

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Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table is one of the most unique experiences at Walt Disney World. Often considered one of the hardest reservations to get, it offers Guests breakfast, lunch, and dinner dining times from inside Cinderella Castle. The character dining meals also include visits with the Princesses who make their way around as you enjoy options like French Toast and Shrimp & Grits for breakfast or Parisian Gnocchi and Pork Tenderloin for dinner.

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The Crystal Palace

Winnie the Pooh Crystal Palace

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This bright and lively restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A. offers another fun character dining experience. It serves classic breakfast, lunch, and dinner staples while characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore stop by your table.

Liberty Tree Tavern

Liberty Tree Tavern Patriot Meal

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This is the first dining option on this list that does not offer character meet-and-greets. However, it’s a family-style restaurant located in Liberty Square that invites Guests to dine on traditional menu items such as roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans. It’s a must-visit for fans of classic Thanksgiving-style food.

The Diamond Horseshoe

Diamond Horseshoe

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The Diamond Horse Shoe shares a kitchen with Liberty Tree Tavern, which has the same menu. However, the ambiance is that of an Old West dance hall. Your dining experience will almost be identical, making it a great second choice if you can’t get into Liberty Tree Tavern.

Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen

Jungle Skipper Canteen

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One of the newest restaurants at the Magic Kingdom, this place was made specifically for fans of the Jungle Cruise. The onsite Cast Members continue the same spirit of cheesy jokes as those on the popular attraction. The menu skews more exotic, featuring dishes such as siu pork and curried vegetable crew stew.

The Plaza Restaurant

Plaza Restaurant

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This American-cuisine restaurant is tucked away just off Main Street, U.S.A. Often overlooked by many Park Guests, it’s an excellent option for those who want to sit but still enjoy a quick and casual meal. It offers menu options such as burgers, sandwiches, loaded fries, and world-famous sundaes.

Tony’s Town Square


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Tony’s Town Square is an Italian restaurant themed to Lady and the Tramp (1955). It is located on Main Street, U.S.A., and provides classic dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs, fettuccine alfredo, and chicken parmigiana. It has been criticized for underwhelming food, sometimes being compared to the Olive Garden. But it’s still a nice sit-down table service restaurant to visit.

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Although there are many unique theme options at various restaurants throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, these seven stand-out sit-down offerings should be on the bucket list of any diehard Disney fan!

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)