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10 Disney World Restaurants for Foodies

Walt Disney World is an experience for the senses, and dining there is no exception! For foodies, planning which restaurants to dine at can be more important as deciding which theme park rides are worth the wait. While everyone has their favorites (and those change depending on whether you’re dining with the family or celebrating with adults), food critics agree on the best dining options Disney has to offer. Whether you visit specifically to try the restaurants, or plan to scope them out as part of your next vacation, here’s a list of 10 Disney World restaurants for foodies.

  • Flying Fish Cafe. This casual sit down eatery in Disney’s BoardWalk is often overlooked because it’s not inside one of the theme parks. It’s serves up fresh, Florida cuisine in unexpected ways.
  • California Grill. Located inside Contemporary Resort, this restaurant is said to be the most popular at Disney. This fine dining eatery serves new American cuisine that incorporates classic California dishes with international flavors. The menu is occasionally updated with fresh takes on old favorites.
  • Be Our Guest. While it may seem like a cliché place to eat inside Magic Kingdom, this French-inspired restaurant is known for its dinner service. Breakfast and lunch seem tailor-made for families, but the dinner menu has showstoppers for guests of all ages.
  • The dishes are seasonal so year you can expect to see changes to the menu each time you go.

  • Sanaa. This African and Indian inspired eatery can be found inside the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Expect exotic specialties from all over Africa, prepared with a local twist. There are loads of vegetarian options on the menu, none of which are boring! Wine lovers take note: If you enjoy discovering new wines, you’ll find the best of African wines served here.
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse. This one’s been a favorite of foodie’s for years! Located in the World Showcase inside EPCOT, you’ll find artisanal cheeses, steaks and seafood made with Canadian flare at this fine dining establishment.
  • Biergarten Restaurant. Located inside the World Showcase in EPCOT, you’ll be transported to a traditional Bavarian village as you dine on a rotating buffet of German fare while being entertained by a lively polka band! It’s always Oktoberfest there, so be prepared to sample an array of German beers and wines.
  • Crystal Palace. Dine with Winnie the Pooh and friends at this beautiful, expansive restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom. This “all-you-care-to-enjoy” buffet is coveted by many not only because the food is some of the best in the park, but because the views of the parade and fireworks directly from your table are unbeatable.
  • T-Rex. Dining at the Disney Springs eatery really is an experience! Families love it because guests dine among the dinosaurs, and because the American fare of seafood, burgers, pasta, soups and salads offers something for everyone.
  • Ragland Road. This award-winning Irish pub and restaurant located in Disney Springs, offers an authentic experience complete with delicious dishes and incredible performances by Irish-born musicians and dancers.
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. Dine on Norwegian-inspired lunch and dinner fare at this fine dining and family-friendly restaurant found in the World Showcase in EPCOT. Try Scandinavian seafood, imported cheeses, sliced meats, pan-seared salmon, oven-roasted chicken breast and more! Aside from fabulous cuisine, this eatery is also known for its Thanksgiving Day meals and its Princess Storybook Dining experience.

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