These Best Restaurants at Disney World are Worth Adding To Your Dining List

Are you trying to figure out what the best restaurants at Disney World are for your trip?

Picking out where to dine while at Walt Disney World can be almost as challenging as scheduling your FastPass+ reservations. With so many options across the Disney Resort, where does one even start?

Well, luckily for you I’ve made the definitive list of where to dine at Walt Disney World. This list will include options at each park, select resorts, Disney Springs, and broken everything down by service type and meal!

After reading over my recommendation of the best restaurants at Disney World, you should be able to make those dining reservations with confidence!

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Be Our Guest Restaurant with gargoyle and castle. One of the best restaurants at Disney World.

Breakfast and Brunch at Disney World

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. These are our picks for the best spots across Walt Disney World for breakfast and brunch!

Best Breakfast at the Magic Kingdom

To us here at ThemeParkHipster, Magic Kingdom is the place where dining suffers the most compared to the options at the other three theme parks. If you plan on dining at Magic Kingdom there are some real gems though.

Walt Disney World for Adults with Cinderella Castle in the Florida Sun

Table Service: Cinderella’s Royal Table

Located high inside Cinderella Castle is Cinderella’s Royal Table.

This character dining meal is perfect for breakfast, not only because you get to see all of your favorite princesses while you dine on a tasty meal, but because if you plan your reservation time right then you can get into the park before it even opens for guests!

Note that Cinderella’s Royal Table reservations are extremely limited, so if this is a priority place then you need to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Quick Service: Just Don’t.

Quick service breakfast at Magic Kingdom is super limited, and honestly not that great. If all else fails the Starbucks on Main Street U.S.A. is always available but the lines can be very long in the morning.

If you must eat a quick service breakfast at Magic Kingdom we would suggest that, but otherwise eating at your resort might be the better option.

Best Breakfast at Epcot

Epcot is known for their plentiful food options, but when it comes to breakfast, options can be limited. These are our picks.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Cinderella and Prince Charming Topiary in France Pavilion 2019

Table Service: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

This is another character dining experience, but unlike Cinderella’s Royal Table this one is buffet style. The Disney princesses will be around to greet you while you enjoy a meal of traditional Norwegian tastes, and more traditional American breakfast options.

Quick Service: Sunshine Seasons

Sunshine Seasons inside The Land Pavilion often goes unnoticed for breakfast, even though it’s a great spot to grab a light bite. We love their overnight oats, which are filled to the brim with seasonal fruit.

Soarin at Epcot Entrance in the Land Pavilion next to Sunshine Seasons one of the best restaurants in Disney World.
Soarin at Epcot

This is also a nice spot to sit and relax while people watching and waiting for your Soarin’ Over The World or Living with the Land FastPass time to come.

Best Breakfast at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios breakfast is limited but you can still find some tasty things if you know where to look.

Table Service: Just Don’t

Because of the popularity of Disney’s Hollywood Studios right now with Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, we would not recommend eating a table service breakfast at this park.

Slinky Dog Dash Ride at Toy Story Land Hollywood Studios

Your time would be better spent hopping in line for an attraction like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run or Slinky Dog Dash before the park gets really busy.

Quick Service: Ronto Roasters

Inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is where you’ll find a small quick service location called Ronto Roasters.

Star Wars Galaxys Edge Ronto Roaster Griller. One of the best restaurants at Disney World.

You’ve likely heard of their popular Ronto Wrap for lunch or dinner, but the real star here is their breakfast Ronto Wrap, which has eggs, cheese, and sausage with a tangy sauce wrapped in warm bread!

Grab one of these after going in the Single Rider Line for Smugglers Run, or for even quicker service order via Disney’s mobile order function on the My Disney Experience app.

Best Breakfast at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Eating breakfast while touring the animal exploration trails, or staring at the floating mountains of Pandora- The World of Avatar seems like a fantastic way to start the day!

Front Entrance at Animal Kingdom Celebrating 20 years in 2018 to 2019

Table Service: Tusker House

Disney’s most unique character breakfast is at Tusker House, which we highly recommend experiencing at least once! The breakfast is a delightful blend of African and American cuisine, and it’s all hosted by Donald Duck and his pals.

Quick Service: Pongu Pongu

The tiny quick service location inside Pandora- The World of Avatar is home to the sweetest breakfast treat, Pongu Lumpia!

These little egg rolls are filled with cream cheese and pineapple then rolled in cinnamon sugar for a sugar rush of a breakfast.

Best Breakfast at the Deluxe Resorts

There are quite a few Disney Deluxe Resorts at Walt Disney World, but in an effort to save time, we’re not going to go through each individual resort. We will go through the ones we think have the best breakfast and brunch spots right now.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Entry
Animal Kingdom Lodge Entry

Table Service: Grand Floridian Cafe

Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the Grand Floridian Cafe is best known for their variety of eggs Benedict, including a scrumptious lobster Benedict.

If eggs Benedict aren’t your thing then the Mickey waffles with additional toppings should be high on your list to try. We love the lemon and blueberry additions.

Quick Service: Sanaa

Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge- Kidani Village is Sanaa. At breakfast the location is quick casual, and the menu is fantastic, including chai French toast, and homemade sausages.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Safari
Animal Kingdom Lodge Safari

Snag a table by the window if you can to see some of the animals roaming the savanna. Making it one of the best restaurants at Disney World.

Best Breakfast at Disney Springs

Disney Springs doesn’t have a spot that’s serving up a quick service breakfast right now, but there is one spot that’s a must for a weekend brunch!

Disney Spring Poutine World of Disney

Table Service: Wine Bar George

If you’ve never been to Wine Bar George for brunch you’ve missed out on a quintessential Disney experience. The brunch menu is filled with small shareable plates and entrees including avocado toast and biscuits and gravy.

To drink, you must order a Dole Whip Frozcato, which takes Dole Whip and blends it with wine for a sweet start to the day.

Lunch at Disney World

Stopping for lunch at Walt Disney World is a great time to take a break to recharge and make a plan for the second half of your day. Here at ThemeParkHipster we prefer lunch over dinner, mostly because the menus are fairly similar, but the prices at lunch are cheaper.

Magic Kingdom Main Street USA

Best Lunch at Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom’s lunch options are vast and plentiful, no matter if you want a highly themed dining or just something to grab and eat at a table outside to enjoy the park’s atmosphere.

Table Service: Skipper Canteen

Skipper Canteen is located in the Adventureland section of the park and is themed after The Jungle Cruise attraction. The menu has some unique offerings like a whole fish and Asian-style dumplings.

If you’re into the jokes and antics from The Jungle Cruise this is the spot to be.

Quick Service: Casey’s Corner

There’s honestly nothing better for lunch at Magic Kingdom than corn dog nuggets from Casey’s Corner on Main Street U.S.A. These little golden nuggets are fried to perfection and served with fries.

Main Street USA at Magic Kingdom Casey Corner . One of the best restaurants at Disney World.

Be sure to mobile order these since the line for Casey’s Corner can get very long around lunch time!

Best Lunch at Epcot

Epcot might be our favorite park for lunch. There are a ton of options and everyone traveling with you can go their separate ways to get what they want without feeling bad, especially for quick service meals!

Epcot Italy Pavilion Via Napoli Pizzeria Ristorante Entrance. One of the Best Restaurants at Disney World.

Table Service: Via Napoli

Pizza always seems to hit the spot, but the pizza from Via Napoli inside Epcot’s Italy pavilion just seems to up the ante on what pizza can be.

All of the ingredients for Via Napoli’s pizza are flown in from Italy, and the ovens used to bake the pizza were also flown in from Italy, making everything super authentic.

Quick Service: Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Located in the United Kingdom Pavilion, the Yorkshire County Fish Shop is an easy lunch spot that always serves up consistent food.

Rose and Crown Pub Cider with Fish and Chips one of the best restaurants at Disney World.
Rose and Crown Pub Cider with Fish and Chips

The only thing you need to know about ordering here are the fish and chips, which comes with two large pieces of fish and steak fries!

Best Lunch at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Lunch at Hollywood Studios is full of options to please any palate. We love spots where we can dine outside and people watch.

Table Service: The Lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby

Outside at The Hollywood Brown Derby is a small patio that is first come, first served, and has a special menu of small plates and larger appetizers.

Famous Cobb Salad at Brown Derby in Hollywood Studios
Famous Cobb Salad at Brown Derby in Hollywood Studios

We love the Brown Derby Cobb salad, and the shrimp and grits. Enjoy these while people watching and drinking from the martini flight!

Quick Service: Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is located inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with galactic themed eats and treats.

Star Wars Galaxys Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo at Hollywood Studios Batuu-bon Chocolate Cake, White-Chocolate Mousse, Coffee Custard
Star Wars Galaxys Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo at Hollywood Studios Batuu-bon Chocolate Cake, White-Chocolate Mousse, Coffee Custard

Once you order head out to the patio adjacent to the restaurant to spot your favorite Star Wars characters like Chewbacca or Rey recruiting new Resistance fighters. We love the shrimp and noodle bowl, and the vegan meatballs from this location.

Best Lunch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Lunch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is sure to be a wild time at these locations.

Table Service: Yak and Yeti

Yak and Yeti is located in the Asia section of the park and features two stories of dining space with dishes inspired by Indian and Asian cuisine.

American Kobe Beef Hot Dog Animal Kingdom At Yak and Yeti Cafe
American Kobe Beef Hot Dog Animal Kingdom

For a meal with a view ask to be seated upstairs next to the windows. We love the ahi tuna nachos for a scrumptious lunch that keeps us full for a long time. Making it one of the best restaurants at Disney World.

Quick Service: Harambe Village Market

Near the entrance to the train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch is Harambe Village Market. This quick service location has several stations where you can order lunch based on what you want from chicken, to sausage, to ribs.

Animal Kingdom Africa Harambe Village Drink Menu

We love sitting out here because of the attention to detail and watching the train pass by as we munch on sweet and savory ribs.

Best Lunch at the Deluxe Resorts

Taking a break from the parks to go to a resort for lunch is always a good idea. That break might just be the thing you need to get through the rest of the day in the parks, especially if it’s hot or crowded.

Disney Skyliner Pop Century Resort
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Table Service: Bar Riva

Bar Riva is located at Disney’s Riviera Resort, and just a quick Skyliner trip away from Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While the location is technically a bar, servers do wait on you so we think it fits the table service category.

At Bar Riva we love the tomato soup and Monte Cristo sandwich for a lunch that’s definitely big enough to share.

Quick Service: Captain Cooks

Over at Disney’s Polynesian Village you’ll find Captain Cooks, where a taste of the islands is all over the menu. Skip dining inside in favor of a picnic on the lawn or at one of the patio tables.

Christmas at the Polynesian Resort with Tiki God in Holiday Garb
Disney’s Polynesian Resort

We always get the pulled pork nachos, which is covered in BBQ pork, and a variety of toppings.

Best Lunch at Disney Springs

Lunch at Disney Springs is well worth the ride to the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. Get here early if you don’t want to deal with heavy crowds or wait around to a table to open up.

Disney Spring LEGO Dragon in Lagoon

Table Service: Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill

Celebrity chef driven restaurants can be found all over Disney Springs, but one we cannot get enough of is Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill.

The inviting restaurant has a wide variety of menu items to choose from including pizza, grilled meats, and tasty pastas. We love getting a pizza from the wood fired oven and a glass of beer to enjoy while here.

Quick Service: Earl of Sandwich

There’s a reason Earl of Sandwich has an avid following, simply stated the food is good and relatively inexpensive. For a real treat order the Thanksgiving sandwich, which is piled high with carved turkey and a sweet and tangy cranberry sauce.

Dinner at Disney World

Dinner at Walt Disney World can mean a lot of things, from table service meals, character meals, chef’s table options, and quick casual dinners. We’ve picked out our favorite dinner spots and hope you love them just as much as us!

New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Fantasyland Prince Eric's Village Market Menu. One of the best restaurants at Disney World.
Prince Eric’s Village Market Menu

Best Dinner at Magic Kingdom

Dinner is probably the best meal to eat at Magic Kingdom. Not only are the options plentiful, but the food is pretty good for our least favorite park to eat at.

Table Service: Be Our Guest

During the evening Be Our Guest located in Fantasyland is table service only. Depending on where you sit the meal will be different since there are three distinct rooms with different themes.

Be Our Guest Restaurant with Ballroom

If you leave here without trying the grey stuff you’ve really missed out on living out a Disney childhood fantasy.

Quick Service: Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe

Sometimes you really just want an easy dinner, and that’s where Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe jumps in. The quick service location offers simple meals like chicken nuggets or chicken sandwiches, burgers, and a fully loaded toppings bar.

We love grabbing chicken nuggets and fries, then heading outside to eat on the patio that faces Cinderella Castle.

Best Dinner at Epcot

Dinner at Epcot can be as extravagant or as simple as you want. Our favorite options include an exclusive meal and one with a view of the lagoon.

Takumi Tei Japanese Restaurant Epcot. One of the best restaurants at Disney World.
Takumi Tei Japanese Restaurant Epcot

Table Service: Takumi-Tei Chef’s Table

There’s really nothing like a chef’s table dining experience and the one at Takumi-Tei is not one to be missed.

Takumi Tei Japanese Restaurant Epcot Kamo Rosu - Roasted Duck_ Marinated Duck, Kabocha Squash, Edamame Beans, Japanese Mizuna, Cured Duck Egg Yolk, Grape Reduction. One of the best restaurants at Disney World.
Takumi Tei Japanese Restaurant Epcot Kamo Rosu – Roasted Duck_ Marinated Duck, Kabocha Squash, Edamame Beans, Japanese Mizuna, Cured Duck Egg Yolk, Grape Reduction

The meal is only served one time during the entire day and offers a private dining room for up to eight guests and a personalized menu tailored to your taste.

Quick Service: La Cantina de San Angel

What’s better than tacos near the lagoon at Epcot? We don’t think much tops that for a quick service meal.

Epcot Mexico Pavilion La Cantina Entrance. One of the best restaurants at Disney World.

At La Cantina de San Angel we love getting tacos or cheese empanadas and trying to find a table by the lagoon for a relaxing dinner.

Avocado Margarita at Epcot Mexico Restaurant.
Avocado Margarita

We skip the margaritas here though and head inside to La Cava del Tequila to get better drinks there.

Best Dinner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios dinner locations are full of zany antics and sweet surprises that are worth staying in the park late for.

Table Service: 50s Prime Time Cafe

Food just like mom used to make it is what you’ll find at 50s Prime Time Cafe. The restaurant is filled with Cast Members who play as one big family, yell across the restaurant at each other, and make sure you have a clean plate before ordering dessert.

Grandma's Picnic Punch. One of the best restaurants at Disney World.
Grandma’s Picnic Punch at Hollywood Studios Tune-In Lounge

We love the pot roast or fried chicken for a filling dinner.

Quick Service: ABC Commissary

For another quick dinner option ABC Commissary is the spot to be. For something unique try the shrimp teriyaki bowl, which comes filled with shrimp and various toppings.

ABC Commissary Hollywood Menu. One of the best restaurants at Disney World.

Be sure to mobile order so you don’t have to wait in line for a while before being able to order and take a seat.

Best Dinner at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Dinner at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is our favorite, especially with the amount of options and cultural influence.

Table Service: Tiffins

Tiffins is a signature restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, but the experience is well worth the cost!

Tiffins Restaurant Entrance at Animal Kingdom
Tiffins Restaurant Entrance at Animal Kingdom

Each room at Tiffins is beautifully themed to reflect one section of the park. The menu is inspired by Walt Disney Imagineering’s tours of Africa and Asia as they researched to build Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Tiffins Restaurant White Wine with Juicy Beef at Animal Kingdom
Tiffins Restaurant White Wine with Juicy Beef Short Rib at Animal Kingdom

Go here hungry and order whatever the chef recommends, because it’s always good! This is definitely one of the BEST restaurants at Disney World.

Quick Service: Satu’li Canteen

Satu’li Canteen is one place at Walt Disney World where you can truly make your meal custom to what you want.

Disney Mobile Ordering with colorful grilled chicken and rice
Chicken Bowl at Satuli Canteen using Mobile Ordering at Disney

Each entree bowl starts with your choice of base, meat, and sauce, then it’s all layered together for a yummy meal. We love the beef with the creamy garlic dressing and hearty salad for a light but filling dinner.

Best Dinner at the Deluxe Resorts

Leaving the parks for dinner might seem like a bad idea especially if you’re planning on seeing the nightly fireworks from a good spot.

But if that doesn’t matter to you, the resorts are a fantastic spot to snag a dining reservation and enjoy a peaceful dinner away from the hustle and bustle of the parks.

Animal Kingdom Asia Shrine
Animal Kingdom Asia Shrine

Table Service: Jiko

Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge- Jambo House you’ll find Jiko. This restaurant serves up elegant meals with a distinct African twist.

We love the charcuterie board to start, and fish of the day with their four cheese macaroni and cheese as an entree. Don’t forget to order a glass of wine because Jiko has the largest selection of wine from South Africa outside of South Africa.

Quick Service: Just Don’t

If you must have a quick service dinner don’t do it at a resort. While they are still good, wasting park time to do a quick service meal doesn’t seem like a good use of time.

The only reason we would leave the parks for dinner is if we were doing a table service meal.

Best Dinner at Disney Springs

We really love Disney Springs for dining options, and dinner is a great time to head over to see what your options are.

Disney Spring Parking Lime Garage Entrance

Table Service: City Works Eatery and Pour House

The newest dining location to open at Disney Springs is City Works Eater and Pour House. This spot is best known for their huge selection of beers on tap and tasty pub-style food. We love the fish tacos and short ribs with a flight of beer for a nice dinner.

Quick Service: Polite Pig

Even though Orlando might not be known for their BBQ scene, Polite Pig is making a name for themselves at Disney Springs.

The BBQ spot is located just at the entrance to the Lime Garage making it super convenient to get to without having to navigate all of Disney Springs to find it. We love their brisket and pulled pork, both of which are served with sides. Plus, we can never get enough of their crispy Brussel sprouts.

The ThemeParkHipster Ultimate Dining Day

If you’re still overwhelmed by the amount of options, we’re going to let you in on what our ultimate dining day would look like.

Star Wars Galaxys Edge Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo Takodana Quencher Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, Blue Curaçao, Simple Orange with Pineapple, Kiwi
Star Wars Galaxys Edge Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo Takodana Quencher Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, Blue Curaçao, Simple Orange with Pineapple, Kiwi

We would start out at Wine Bar George at Disney Springs for brunch and order the avocado toast. Lunch would be served from Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. And finally dinner would be Takumi-Tei’s chef’s table dining experience.

All three of these have some of the best menus at Walt Disney World right now, and offer a unique take on the dining experience that cannot be replicated other places.

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What’s your favorite restaurant in Disney World? Let us know in the comments section below.

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

About the Author

Megan DuBois Theme Park Writer

Megan is a theme park expert and frequent traveler to magical places. She covers all things Disney and Universal and runs marathons for fun.

She thinks you can tell a lot about someone by the name of their signature lipstick, and hers is NARS Dragon Girl.

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