Dining Archive

California Grill Lounge Review

This post reviews our experience at the California Grill Lounge, which is really just an area in the middle of the restaurant with a different style of tables and chairs that doesn’t require reservations. Like California Grill itself, the lounge is a Signature Restaurant participating in the Disney Dining Plan. It also accepts the Tables

Planet Hollywood Observatory Review

Planet Hollywood Observatory is a restaurant in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. This dining spot has been thematically “re-imagined” to a planetarium, and has added a menu by Guy Fieri. In this review, we’ll offer food photos of some new items on the menu, thoughts on the theme, and our take as to whether

Disney World Free Dining 2017 Dates

Free Disney Dining Plan is a promotion Walt Disney World offers every year for select dates in the fall and winter. If you’re wondering about 2017 dates, we now have some (predictive) insight thanks to the Free Dining “bounceback” offer that was released for Summer & Fall 2017 dates (see below for details). As of February

Pizzeria Bella Notte Review

Pizzeria Bella Notte is a counter service restaurant at Disneyland Paris serving Italian cuisine, including pizza, pasta, and lasagna. This review features food photos from this Fantasyland restaurant, along with our thoughts on the ambiance, what we recommend ordering, whether it’s worth doing a meal here, and other random tidbits about this Disneyland Paris restaurant’s

The Wave Breakfast Buffet Review

The Wave is a restaurant in Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World. This review features the breakfast buffet at The Wave…of American Flavors, which we view as a moderately-priced option for which Advance Dining Reservations are typically not required. While The Wave accepts the Disney Dining Plan for breakfast, we do not recommend using DDP

Disney Dining Reviews Index

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have many restaurants and dining options. To assist you in choosing where to eat, our reviews feature food photos, thoughts on cuisine & ambiance, and other useful information. This page features links to each Walt Disney World and Disneyland restaurant we’ve reviewed, plus links for the Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong

Cowboy Cookout Barbecue Review

Cowboy Cookout Barbecue is a counter service restaurant at Disneyland Paris in Frontierland’s Cottonwood Creek Ranch. This review takes a look at the BBQ served here, along with the ambiance of this eatery, the upside of dining here, and the backstory of this community outside of Thunder Mesa. Frontierland at Disneyland Paris is one of Disney’s

Animal Kingdom Counter Service Rankings

Here we rank the best quick service restaurants in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, with the pros & cons of each dining option. While Animal Kingdom has a limited number of counter service options, the top choices here each pack some punch, and are among some of our favorite places for a fast bite at

Sweetheart Cafe Review

Sweetheart Cafe is a bakery and counter service restaurant in World Bazaar at Tokyo Disneyland. While you’ll mostly find baked goods and sweet (hence the name) treats here, there are a few savory options as well if you’re so inclined to parlay the experience into a full meal. This review features food photos, thoughts on the