Here are the 30 best Disney World restaurants (2023)

Welcome to the "most magical place on earth" where you will findiconic attractions,intricate themed hotels, and hundreds of places to get food - seriously, hundreds. Walt Disney World Resort's theme parks, hotels, and Disney Springs (a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex) are home to numerous snack bars, lounges, quick-service eateries, and full-service restaurants, so choosing where to eat can be difficult . Luckily, we've got you covered—we've rounded up 30 of the best restaurants in Disney World so you can start planning your next magical vacation.

IfTravel + leisure'I have eaten at countless Disney restaurants and there are a few things I look for in a top quality Disney dining experience. To compile our list of the best Disney World restaurants, we looked at the dining experiences that offer great food, an enchanting atmosphere, and that touch of Disney magic you can't find anywhere else. (For convenience, we stuck to lounges, bars, quick service places, and table-service restaurants, except for the snack stands scattered throughout the parks). The result is 30 amazing dining options, from upscale restaurants for memorable character meals with Mickey and friends, to otherworldly bars and more, with something everyone will love.

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Before we get to the best Disney World restaurants, let's go over the practical information you need to know before you go. The restaurants below are located in Disney World theme parks, Disney World resort hotels and Disney Springs. You want to order as far in advance as possible to ensure you can eat where you want, when you want. The easiest way to make a reservation is through the Disney World app or website. If there are no reservations for the time and restaurant you want, don't give up hope. People change their plans all the time and cancel a day or two before to avoid cancellation fees (applies to select restaurants), so keep renewing. From experience, I've gotten countless last-minute dinner reservations at highly coveted spots by repeatedly checking for new availability.

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No matter where you end up, picky eaters needn't worry - Disney has plenty of kids' menus with options your little ones will enjoy. Plus, there are far more vegan and vegetarian options now than there were 10 years ago, and in many cases they're great (and even better than their non-vegetarian counterparts). Allergy-friendly menus are also available in many locations.

Get ready for your next magical meal—here are 30 of the best Disney World restaurants to try on your next trip.

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Be our guest, Magic Kingdom Park

Step into the Beast's Castle for a fairytale-inspired meal. Thatenorm restaurantis divided into three areas - the Grand Ballroom is the most iconic, but the West Wing and Castle Gallery are also enchanting, so be sure to check them all out as you dine. The restaurant serves a fixed three-course menu for lunch and dinner; Entrees include French onion soup and escargot, entrees range from filet mignon to fish, and dessert includes the famous "grey stuff." The overall atmosphere and the good food make this experience worthwhile, especially for princes and princesses who love "Beauty and the Beast".

George Wine Bar, Disney Springs

When you think of "dining at Disney World," you might not immediately think of a world-class wine bar. But the phenomenal wine list, the truly delicious food and the incredible staff make up for itWine bar Jorisa must-visit in Disney Springs. The drinks menu ranges from sweet frozen cocktails made with the famous pineappleDole whipto fantastic wines sold per ounce (so you can finally try that rare and expensive vintage you've always been curious about!). The plates range from crispy mac and cheese bites to artisan charcuterie plates and more – but everything is delicious and the team are always happy to find the perfect wine pairing for your meal based on your personal preferences (and it's always served without the slightest hint of pretense).

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Topolinos terrasser, Disney's Riviera Resort

Located atop Disney World's newest resort hotel, Disney's Riviera Resort,Mickey's Landeis included here because of the delicious breakfast with character. You'll enjoy your set meal at the table - with appetizers like avocado, sour cream waffles and more - while waving to Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy. And although the characters can only be seen at breakfast, this can also be a good option for a more exclusive dinner with French and Italian flavours.

Kokken Mickey's, Disney's Contemporary Resort

ThoughCooking Mickey'soffering meals of character for both breakfast and dinner, we recommend coming in the morning as what could be more magical than starting a day in the parks with a visit from your favorite mouse. This all-you-can-eat family-style meal includes favorites like eggs, bacon, French toast, Mickey party pancakes and our favorite Mickey waffles. The passing monorail only adds to the fun atmosphere.

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Oga's Cantina, Disneys Hollywood Studio's

If you've always dreamed of visiting the catinas found in galaxies far, far away, plan a visitOga's Cantinaon your next trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Located in the very immersiveStar Wars: Galaxy's Edgecountry, this lounge offers a range of unusual cocktails and mocktails, complete with bright colors and unexpected ingredients. Beer, wine, cider and snacks are also available, but the real draw here is the compelling theme (including tunes from droid DJ R-3X) and fun mixed drinks. Oga's Cantina caters to all ages (those who don't drink might want to try the Blue Bantha - blue milk topped with a Bantha biscuit) and you don't have toStar warsto have a good time here.

Sanaa, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Dine as you watch animals - including zebras, giraffes and more - roam the savannahSanaain Kidani Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas. For breakfast, Sanaa is an informal eatery with quick service, but for lunch and dinner it is a restaurant with table service. Start your meal with the popular Indian-style sandwich service before moving on to the African and Indian-inspired entrees.

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Docking Bay 7, Disneys Hollywood Studios

With the debut of newer countries such as Pandora - The World of Avatar andStar wars: Galaxy's Edge, Disney has created exciting new dining options to fully immerse guests in the experience.Port of call 7offers a variety of flavors - from Fried Endorian Chicken Tip Yip, a fried chicken dish, to Smoked Kaadu Pork Ribs, a BBQ rib dish - in aStar wars-inspired surroundings. The plant-based option, Felucian Kefta and Hummus Garden Spread, is one of the tastiest items on the menu, a testament to how far vegan and vegetarian options at the theme park have come in recent years.

Satu'li Canteen, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

Inside Pandora — The World of Avatar, vindthis delicious fast food restaurant. The menu consists mainly of beef, chicken, shrimp, and tofu bowls served with your choice of base (options include potato hash, noodles, rice and beans, and salad) and sauce (creamy herb, black bean vinaigrette, and charred green onion vinaigrette). The bowls are filling and full of flavor, and the cheeseburger bao buns are a tasty option for classic flavors presented in a new, fun way.

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California Grill, Disney's Contemporary Resort

California barbecueis known for the upscale West Coast cuisine served atop the main tower of the Contemporary Resort. The table service restaurant is an ideal choice for a Disney date night or special occasion dinner, and the menu includes sushi, steaks, seafood and more. You can even watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the restaurant or outdoor observation deck - a magical end to a day at the resort.

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Cinderella's Royal Table, Magic Kingdom Park

Indoor diningAskepots slot- the Disney World icon - is a must experience for many theme park fans. This table service fairy offers pre-programmed breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Guests can choose from appetizers like avocado toast, caramel-topped French toast, and shrimp and grits for breakfast, while lunch and dinner diners can choose from chicken, tenderloin, and more. Thanks to the wandering princesses who meet every guest,Cinderella's royal tableis one of the most sought-after experiences in the Magic Kingdom.

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50's Prime Time Café, Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios is home to some of the most unique dining experiences on property, including50's Prime Time Café. This kitschy table-service restaurant oozes nostalgia with old-school decor (complete with retro TVs), plus comfort foods like fried chicken, meatloaf, pot roast and more, and don't forget peanut butter and jelly milkshakes for a sweet treat. Adult guests will enjoy the old-school cocktails on the menu here and next door in the Tune-In Lounge.

Liberty Tree Herberg, Magic Kingdom Park

If you wish you could eat Thanksgiving all year round,Liberty Tree taverneis the restaurant for you. This all-you-can-eat, family-style lunch and dinner restaurant offers a house salad and Patriot's Platter with roast turkey, pot roast, roast pork, mashed potatoes, stuffing and macaroni and cheese, followed by ooey gooey toffee cake for dessert (and there is a vegetable option for those who don't want meat).

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Le Cellier Steakhouse, Epcot

A steakhouse in a theme park might seem a bit odd in places other than Disney parks, but like many of the other restaurants on this list,Le Cellier steakhouseis here to show that theme park food doesn't have to be burgers and chicken fingers. Located in the Canadian Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase, Le Cellier is an upscale table-dining restaurant known for its Canadian cheddar cheese soup, poutine and, of course, steaks.

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre Restaurant, Disney's Hollywood Studios

Slide into your car-shaped cabinDisney's Hollywood Studios table restaurantand enjoy a meal full of nostalgia and classic American food. This unique restaurant is themed after 1950s drive-in cinemas, complete with vintage cars as tables and a rotation of retro sci-fi film clips shown on the big screen. Menu items include burgers, pasta, chicken strips and salads, plus milkshakes and cocktails.

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Via Napoli Restaurant i pizzeria, Epcot

Located in the Italian Pavilion at Epcot,Through Naplesserving pizzas, pastas, salads and other Italian dishes for lunch and dinner. The thin-crust Neapolitan pizza is the star of the show at this table-top restaurant; the three wood-burning stoves are even named after Italy's volcanoes, Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli.

Toledo, Disneys Coronado Springs Resort

Located atop the Gran Destino Tower of the Coronado Springs Resort,Toledoserving tapas, seafood and steak with a Spanish twist. This table-service rooftop restaurant offers stunning views of Disney World and a delicious menu of tapas, scallops, cauliflower, boneless ribeye and more. The restaurant and nearby Dahlia Lounge were a welcome addition to this on-site resort offering an elevated dining option.

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Tequilakælderen, Epcot

Adding a tequila bar to your Disney World to-do list may feel strange, but go for itBy Tequilagroeve's La Cava Avocado (a popular frozen avocado-tequila cocktail) will make you understand why this little bar almost always has a wait. Located in Epcot's Mexico Pavilion, this bar has over 200 tequilas. The specialty drinks are delicious and you can even try some unique tequilas with a flight. Just because of this bar, I always start my World Showcase trip in Mexico.

Nomad Lounge, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

After walking through Animal Kingdom for a few hours, take a breakNomad Lounge. The cocktail, beer and wine menus offer a wide variety of delicious drinks, and while the food menu is relatively limited, it's great for a light bite or appetizer with Impossible sliders, tuna bowls, Tiffin bread service, churros and more available.

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'Ohana, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Open for breakfast and dinner,Oanaoffers all-you-can-eat meals with a Polynesian theme. Look for eggs, sausages, Hawaiian ham, Mickey waffles and more for breakfast and enjoy teriyaki beef, shrimp, chicken, 'Ohana noodles, chicken wings, pork buns and the favorite 'Ohana bread pudding' for dinner. The 'Ohana breakfast features visits from Disney characters, including Lilo and Stitch.

Les Halles Bakery and Pastry, Epcot

There are several cozy French restaurants in the French Pavilion at Epcot—it's hard to go wrong in the Parisian-inspired part of the park—so we'll round out our list with the more affordable Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie. For a quick lunch or afternoon snack, this quick service eatery is ideal with its sandwiches, fresh baguettes and tasty pastries. La Crêperie de Paris in Extension of France is another solid option nearbyRemy's Ratatouille Adventure.

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De Hollywood Brown Derby, Disneys Hollywood Studios

Step back in time in Old Hollywood when you dine atthis restaurantinspired by the iconic Brown Derby necklace. With a famous Cobb salad and flights of martinis and margaritas, this is a Disney World restaurant that adults might like more than kids. The American menu offers luxury crowd-pleasing dishes such as charcuterie, filet mignon and seafood cioppino, plus a children's menu with options for the discerning. For dessert, try the grapefruit cake or its popular liquid counterpart, the grapefruit cake martini.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

In addition to the beloved 'Ohana, the Polynesian is home to another iconic Disney World lounge:Trader Sam's Grog Grotto. This charming tiki bar is filled with lots of Disney themes and magic, including special effects that activate when certain drinks are ordered. In addition to the tasty drinks, the lounge serves a small menu of Asian-inspired snacks. Please note that after 20.00 only guests aged 21 and over may enter.

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Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White, Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Located in the national park inspired Wilderness Lodge,Artist pointsis home to one of the tastiest character meals on the property. The menu is full of food items inspired by the story of Snow White, including a tasty huntsman's pie and an Enchanted Apple cocktail. While dining in the whimsical room, you'll meet Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy and even the Queen.

The dining room at Victoria & Albert's, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

If you are looking for a truly unique Disney World dining experience,Victoria & Albertsis the place for you. The restaurant offers two tasting menus, starting at $295 per person, with wine pairings starting at $150. This is Disney World's fanciest restaurant, so dress accordingly. Victoria & Albert's has a semi-formal/formal dress code and guests must be 10 years or older to dine here.

Steakhouse 71, Disney's Contemporary Resort

One of the more recent additions to the Disney World restaurant scene,Steakhouse 71at the Contemporary Resort offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a 1970s-inspired setting. The burger is one of the best on site, and highlights of the dinner menu include multiple cuts of steak and classic entrees like French onion soup, wedge salad, and shrimp cocktail.

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Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, Magic Kingdom Park

Often overlooked by Magic Kingdom guests enamored with princess-themed meals at Cinderella's or Be Our Guest's royal table, Jungle Navigation Co. LTD. tables available even when other table service options in the park do not. And the menu here doesn't disappoint, thanks to a range of Asian and African-influenced items like Dan Dan noodles and curried vegetable stew alongside favorites like fried chicken and steak, all served with a touch of Jungle Cruise flair.

San Angel Ranch, Epcot

The Mexico Pavilion is home to some of Epcot's most popular restaurants. This restaurant is located on the lagoon (not inside the iconic pyramid) so evening diners can have the chance to enjoy the nightly fireworks while sipping margaritas. Other menu highlights include queso fundido, carne asada and tacos.

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Tusker House Restaurant, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

See Donald Duck, Goofy, Mickey and their friends dressed in their best safari outfits as you enjoy a character meal at Tusker House in Animal Kingdom. Located in the Africa section of the park, this table-service buffet restaurant offers Mickey and Samba waffles in the morning along with all your favorite breakfast items and African-inspired dishes such as jollof rice, chicken curry and more for lunch and dinner.

Teppan Edo, Epcot

Hibachi-style dining in the middle of Epcot's Japanese Pavilion? Register with us. Here, Teppan chefs prepare Japanese-inspired favorites right at your table, and sushi is also on the menu. This is a great place to take a break before watching the nightly fireworks - and don't forget to try the popular Violet Sake or Tokyo Sunset cocktails before you go.

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Roundup Rodeo BBQ, Disneys Hollywood Studios

The newest eatery at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Roundup Rodeo BBQ, is oneToy Story- family-style restaurant. The bright colors and fun decor make Roundup Rodeo BBQ a good option for families traveling with small children, and a choice of house-smoked meats and a plant-based barbecue trio means there are options for guests with varying dietary restrictions.

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