Disney World Restaurants

      Disney World Restaurants

My Favorite Restaurants at Disney World

The table service restaurants that I include in my favorite restaurants at Disney World have really good food with hearty portions. If you eat an average amount of food at a meal, you may find that two adults can split one meal (Disney does not frown on this and will be happy to bring an extra plate), and with the addition of beverage and dessert, both will be quite satisfied. Note that tax and gratuity are additional at table service restaurants. Priority seating is recommended for the table service restaurants.

The counter service restaurants also serve hearty portions and one kid's meal is adequate for two young children with the addition of an extra beverage. It is permissible for adults to order a kids meal too if they are lighter eaters. Note: to eat at a restaurant in the parks, you must have an admission ticket for the park.

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom Disney World RestaurantsTable Service: Cinderella's Royal Table at the Castle (call for priority seating early!) Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at Cinderella's Royal Table. Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. with hearty servings of scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, potatoes, pastries, fruit, granola, and beverages. This "Once Upon a Breakfast" Disney Character meal sells out in the first 15 minutes it becomes available; see tips for assuring priority seating.

Insider Tip: If you are there for the first seating, you will be in the park before it opens! The "Fairytale Lunch" is served from Noon to 3 p.m. Adults can choose from pasta, grilled salmon, ham & turkey sandwich on focaccia, and prime rib. Kids menu includes pasta, chicken strips, pretzel dogs, and prime rib. Magic Kingdom's dinner has a choice of several delicious entrees including tuna, beef, lamb, pork tenderloin, and Portabello mushrooms.The kids menu is the same as for lunch. For a souvenir purchase the Bibbiddi Bobbiddi Brew frozen smoothie served in the Cinderella collectors mug.

Counter Service: Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland, serving lunch and dinner
Children like this fast food restaurant with kid-friendly foods like cheeseburgers, corn dogs, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and fries. Adults have tasty rotisserie and barbeque entrees, sandwiches, and salads to choose from. An animated Cosmic Ray sings and plays tunes at the piano. Noisy, but fun. .


EPCOT Disney World RestaurantsTable Service: Marrakesh in Morocco, serving lunch and dinner (priority seating) Morocco serves up some of the most delicious, hearty, and unique foods at Epcot at both their table service and counter service restaurants. Try the traditional kebabs or lemon chicken with garlic, green olives and preserved lemon; Chicken Bastilla (an unusual savory pastry sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar); couscous; or roast lamb.

Counter Service: The Land's Sunshine Seasons, serving lunch and dinner. Tasty sandwich choices are the Grinder, Cuban Sandwich, and turkey/cheese on focaccia. Salads, soups, and grilled or rotisserie entrees complete the menu. Children can pick from macaroni and cheese, mini sub sandwich, or chicken leg.

Hollywood Studios

Mama Melrose's Disney World RestaurantsTable Service: Mama Melrose's, serving lunch and dinner (priority seating) Adults will enjoy the upscale salads and pasta dishes; both kids and adults will savor the focaccia base pizza options (wood-fired flatbreads). Antipasti, salads, soups, and a dessert tray filled with specialties like tartufo and hazelnut cheesecake are outstanding.

Counter Service: ABC Commissary, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is traditional with scrambled eggs, pancakes, and the trimmings, or continental style. For lunch and dinner, fast food entrees are burgers, wraps, fish and chips, and Cuban
sandwiches; kids pick from chicken nuggets, fish and chips, or a noodle stir fry.

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Disney World RestaurantsTable Service: Rainforest Cafe (priority seating) A breakfast bonanza is served up with Eggs Benedict, French Toast, Mexican-style breakfast pizza, waffles, fruit plates, and sirloin steak with scrambled eggs; or try a breakfast smoothie. For dinner there is a wide assortment of the usual and unusual appetizers, soups and salads, burgers, sandwiches, seafood specialties, pizza, steak, chicken, and pasta. Complete the dining experience with a homemade dessert like Key Lime Pie or Volcano Brownie Cake. Kids too have their choice of everything from pastas and pizza to seafood and hot dogs.

Counter Service: Flame Tree BBQ has a wonderful selection of BBQ items. My personal favorite is the pork sandwich.

Resort Restaurants

Table Service: Beaches and Cream at Yacht Club Resort serving lunch and dinner. Delicious sandwiches star at this restaurant. Plus this is the place to go for ice cream drinks and desserts.The fun food specialty is the Kitchen Sink—a huge ice cream sundae full of scoops of flavored ice creams and every topping of the house; 3 of us tried to eat a Kitchen Sink and couldn't!

Pepper Market Disney World RestaurantsFood Court: Pepper Market at Coronado Springs Resort, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
You receive a ticket when you are seated, which is stamped with your food selection at each station and later given to the cashier for payment. For breakfast pick from eggs cooked to order, waffles, biscuits and gravy, breakfast meats, hash browns, fruits, cereals, and bakery items. For lunch and dinner, visit the Grill Station for ribeye steak, grilled tuna, or rotisserie chicken; the Pizza Kitchen for pizzas and calzones; the Pasta Kitchen for pasta with Alfredo or red sauce; the Soup Kitchen; the Wok Kitchen for stir frys and egg rolls; the Mexican Kitchen for tacos, nachos, fajitas, and quesadillas; and the Deli Station for fresh made sandwiches and salads. The Bakery station serves up cookies, cakes, ice creams, and other taste treats. Kids have their own Kid's Kitchen menu.