Here at Get Away Today we love exploring all Walt Disney World has to offer. From four headlining theme parks, two water parks, an entertainment district, Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and countless dining options— we have done it all! Our team visits Walt Disney World on a regular basis to taste-test different sit down restaurants, quick service meals and character dining so your vacation can be the most magical yet! When you plan a Walt Disney World vacation, Get Away Today wants to be your partner in travel and help every step of the way. Walt Disney World has several different classifications of dining including:
Top Table Service Restaurants at Magic Kingdom
Nothing says magic quite like dining at Magic Kingdom. Whether it’s a simple bite for lunch or a leisurely dinner, dining at Walt Disney World Resort is an experience of its own.
Be Our Guest Restaurant
Dine in Palatial Splendor in one of three exquisite dining areas ready to immerse you in the mystery and romance of Beauty and the Beast:
- The Grand Ballroom – Go for baroque in this magnificent ballroom with its high, domed ceiling, chandeliers and snow-laced Gothic arches.
- The West Wing – Dine in the Beast’s mysterious West Wing study—if you dare—and perhaps you’ll even spy his enchanted rose.
- The Castle Gallery – Get swept up in the romance of Belle’s private library, and inspired by the larger-than-life figures of Belle and Beast dancing.
The Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace is a classic option for character dining at Magic Kingdom. Enjoy a Victorian-inspired greenhouse from the late 1800s with light, topiaries and tropical palms—while indulging in an all you can eat buffet.
Jungle Skipper Canteen
Adults and kids love dining with the same skippers who guided your steamer down the Nile, Amazon and Congo Rivers! They have opened the doors and kitchens of their tropical headquarters to fellow adventurers and famished families like your own! Dining for explorers happens in 3 curiously quirky rooms: the crew’s colonial-era Mess Hall, the Jungle Room, former family parlor of Dr. Albert Falls himself; and the S.E.A. Room—a once-secret meeting place for the Society of Explorers and Adventurers! Looking for more delicious places to eat at Magic Kingdom Park? We’ve got them!
Top Sit Down Restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
When you need an easy dining expedition at Animal Kingdom, your taste buds won’t be disappointed with one of these top choices.
Tusker House Restaurant
Tusker House Restaurant is like stepping into a vibrant marketplace in a far off land. The Harambe marketplace eatery offers family-friendly surroundings with a family-style menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Donald Duck and his friends.
Yak and Yeti Restaurant
Discover exciting pan-Asian cuisine at a quaint village home that’s been transformed into a restaurant. At the base of Expedition Everest you’ll find delicious dishes from various regions across Asia. Decorated with the proprietor’s collection of Southeast Asian artifacts, this eclectic eatery offers a menu of sweet-and-sour chicken, ahi tuna nachos, pork pot stickers and Kobe beef burgers. Vegetarian options abound, as do kid-friendly choices like cheeseburgers and mac and cheese.
While Tiffins Restaurant stands alone as the only fine dining location at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you won’t be disappointed. Located in Discovery Island at Animal Kingdom Park, international cuisines showcase the true spirit of adventure. Hike your way through the rustic front doors and stand before an enormous map of the globe, before venturing inside one of 3 elegant dining rooms honoring the spirit of Africa, Asia and some of the world’s most exotic animals These dining options all make our list for overall best places to eat at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Top Table Service Restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney's Hollywood Studios takes you into the action of set building, film and TV recording and more. Live up the celebrity status during your vacation by dining at Hollywood Studios.
Hollywood and Vine
Hollywood & Vine hosts two character dining options at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Minnie Mouse and her pals (Minnie’s Seasonal Dining) or Disney Junior friends during breakfast (Disney Junior Play n' Dine). No matter when you dine here you’re sure to experience the best of the best!
Sci Fi Dine In Theater
Enter the Hollywood-style soundstage as a classic car hop guides you to your very own automo-booth or table. Kitschy vintage memorabilia, the illuminated tail lights of your fellow drive-in diners and a sky full of twinkling stars set the mood as you place your order. Pull up to a car-shaped booth or table and chow down at the “drive-in” playing thrilling, chilling sci-fi scenes. It’s always showtime at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, where you’ll find scrumptious items on the menu and scary clips on the screen: attacking aliens, marauding mummies, rampaging robots and more.
50s Prime Time Cafe
Here you can watch TV while eating dinner! Take a seat at a retro TV table and enjoy black-and-white clips from popular prime-time shows circa 1955. After dinner, be sure to browse the dessert menu for sweet treats that include an incredible chocolate peanut butter layer cake and warm apple crisp—just like Mom’s!
The Hollywood Brown Derby
Dine in an authentic replica of the famous Brown Derby, a Tinseltown landmark steeped in glamour and glitz. The walls are adorned with caricatures of famous faces—a tradition that began with the original restaurant—and the upscale atmosphere harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Scroll through even more best places to eat at Hollywood Studios here.
Top Sit Down Restaurants at EPCOT
Fast casual dining means no reservations required! And many of these locations accept mobile orders placed through the My Disney Experience app so your food is ready when you are.
The Garden Grill Restaurant is a classic option for character dining at EPCOT. See the sights from Living with the Land—such scenes as a rainforest, farmhouse, thunderstorm, sandstorm and prairie—while indulging in an all you can eat family-style meal. Open for lunch and dinner with Chip ‘n’ Dale and their pals.
Space 220 Restaurant
Space 220 is out of this world! The experience begins as you arrive. Everyone gets a boarding pass to ride up to the cosmos. Your entire group will travel 220 miles above Earth to the casual lounge aboard the Centauri Space Station. On your journey up you’ll take in an aerial view of EPCOT then dine among day and night panoramic views of Earth.
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Our first suggestion is Le Cellier Steakhouse located in the World Showcase near the Canadian Pavilion at EPCOT. Atmosphere is everything here! You’ll descend into a Canadian chateau cellar under stone archways lit by flickering candle sconces.
Via Napoli Ristorante
This is where thin-crust pizzas are made with fresh mozzarella cheese, San Marzano tomatoes and real Caputo flour imported from Southern Italy. You’ll even find the water for the dough is sourced from a spring similar to Italy's Campania region! Pizzas are then cooked in wood-burning ovens named after the 3 active volcanoes in Italy—Mount Etna, Mount Vesuvius and Stromboli. What’s not to love? Each of these options also make our list for overall best places to eat at EPCOT.
We Recommend a Disney dining vacation experience…
Eat, sip, savor and ride all the things you’ve dreamed of with a 3+ Day Hopper Ticket to devote quality time to sampling many of these favorite dining experiences. A specialist from our team can help you book your tickets and hotels for the perfect Disney World vacation. Check out our Walt Disney World vacation packages or call an agent at 855-GET-AWAY.