Disney World Restaurant Reviews

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Our Walt Disney World restaurant reviews will help you book the best dining options, whether you’re on the Disney Dining Plan or paying out of pocket and using the Tables in Wonderland Card for a discount. Each review contains a detailed description of the restaurant, along with lots of Disney food photos from that restaurant (in the case of food reviews, often pictures speak louder than words!) Since there are literally hundreds of restaurants at Walt Disney World, the choices can be overwhelming. We’ve dined at the majority of Walt Disney World restaurants in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and these reviews are based on many years of visiting the parks and these restaurants.

If a restaurant that you’re considering is absent from the reviews below, feel free to ask about it in the comments. We’ve thus far only reviewed a portion of the restaurants at which we’ve dined. Downtown Disney is conspicuously absent from these reviews, and that’s because we tend to avoid it, as many of its restaurants are chain locations that exist in multiple cities in the United States. (Raglan Road seems to be the big exception to this, and we plan on visiting it soon.)

Each review gives the Walt Disney World restaurant it’s reviewing a score out of 10, with this score being based solely on cuisine and ambiance. For most of these reviews, we eat at a restaurant at least a couple of times before reviewing it, as quality can vary from one day to the next. If there’s one big caveat to these reviews, it’s that Walt Disney World restaurants can be very inconsistent: we may have a horrible meal at a restaurant one night and you may have a fantastic at the same restaurant the next night, or vice-a-versa. This is especially true of service, which is why we don’t factor that into our scores except in certain (noted) circumstances. Due to this inconsistency, we recommend reading a few reviews (not just ours!) of the same restaurant before making a decision on it.

As for the scores, they should be viewed like letter grades: 10/10 is an A+, 8/10 is a B-, 6/10 is a D-, (and so on), with any score below a 6/10 being varying degrees of failing. Much like letter grades, most of the scores here are in the B range.

When we started this blog, we only had a handful of reviews, most of which were for Walt Disney World. We started a “Disney Dining Reviews Index” page to organize them all. As we’ve added a lot more Disneyland Resort restaurant reviews plus restaurant reviews from Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Disneyland Resort Paris, we’ve realized we need better organization. This Walt Disney World restaurant-specific page is the first step in our 2014 “resolution” to make this site better organized. Stay tuned for that.

With that said, here are the reviews and food photos from various Walt Disney World restaurants…

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Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Magic Kingdom

Epcot

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Water Parks & Downtown Disney

As mentioned at the start of the article, these are just a portion of the Walt Disney World restaurants we’ve tried. If you have questions about other restaurants, please leave them in the comments. We haven’t dined everywhere, but we’ll help with advice where we have!

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Other Walt Disney World Dining Resources

We’ll update this page regularly as we do more Walt Disney World dining reviews. Some upcoming restaurants to be reviewed include Chef Mickey’s, Electric Umbrella, Mama Melrose, and others!  It’s also a good idea to searching the menus of different Disney restaurants to see which restaurants might appeal most to your family–given all of the choices, that can be a smart way to narrow things down.

If you’re planning a trip, make sure to read our Walt Disney World Trip Planning Guide.

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Your Thoughts…

Which Walt Disney World restaurants are your favorites? Anywhere you don’t like? Hearing from you is half the fun, so please share your thoughts or any comments you have in the comments!

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22 Responses to “Disney World Restaurant Reviews”

  1. Holly says:

    I know they haven’t even announced an official grand opening, but I am really curious about Spice Road Table in Epcot. I would love to hear your take on it if you get a chance to eat there in the upcoming year. I’m extremely curious about the small plates and whether or not they represent a good value or if the prices are high for the amount you actually get. Keep up the good work. My husband and I love the honesty in your dining reviews (and your food choices!).

    • jessica says:

      I second this! Very curious about Spice Road Table. I thought I read somewhere that the soft opening is this week.

      • Tom Bricker says:

        I just ate there this weekend. I was not impressed. Obviously, the portions are small (that’s the idea), but to make a full meal of it, you have to spend a lot of money. It’s like a permanent restaurant of Food & Wine Festival portions…except the options aren’t as interesting, good, or varied.

    • Tom Bricker says:

      Prices are high for what you actually get. Service was GREAT and the restaurant was not even remotely busy (that’s what happens when you don’t accept Tables in Wonderland or the Dining Plan, I guess!), so that was nice…but the food and the prices were not.

  2. Bill says:

    I knew that you had been busy, but WOW! Is that EVERY restaurant in EVERY park and resort in WDW…WITH photos of each? Thanks for this incredible resource! On my next trip to WDW, I’m stopping by here first. :)

    • Tom Bricker says:

      No, this isn’t even close to every restaurant. If you take out minor snack spots, etc. (places that would be pointless to review), this is probably about 25% of the total restaurants at Walt Disney World. That’s just a guess, though.

  3. Andrew says:

    Hi Tom,

    What would you recommend for someone who has never eaten at the Poly but likes both breakfast and dinner? Is Kona better than O’Hana for dinner? Or would you go with a Kona breakfast and O’hana dinner?

    Thanks

    • Tom Bricker says:

      It’s really a toss-up. I think most guests will probably prefer ‘Ohana, but we really like both. I’d definitely do dinner, either way you go.

  4. Mi Mi says:

    After two consecutive years of (hectic) spring trips to Disneyland with grandchildren, we thought we would take a Disney break for a few years. Thanks to this post, we are off to Disney World (alone…yay!) The primary reason? To sample all these culinary spots you profiled that we’ve previously missed.
    End of February has us escaping Colorado snows, thanks to you. : )

  5. Nate says:

    How about the regular, table dining Yak and Yeti?

  6. Katie says:

    Hi,
    I’m going on my honeymoon in May. Any suggestions on can’t miss places to eat? Also do you know of any restaurants that do anything special for honeymoons?

    Thanks!

    • Eric says:

      I’m sure you’re wanting a reply from Tom, but I HIGHLY recommend you doing Victoria and Albert’s for your honeymoon meal. We went for our honeymoon, and thought it was totally worth it. It’s expensive for sure, but if there is any occation worth celebrating there, it’s your marriage. We’ve been to Disney World many times, and I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d ever go to V&A because of price and dress code, but that was an evening I will never forget. Wonderful food and impeccable service. 3 and a half hours of culinary bliss.

  7. Valerie says:

    Heading down to WDW tomorrow and we’re going to eat at Il Mulino at the Swan on Saturday, the menu looks AMAZING! I have no clue how my group will be able to choose. I’ve never eaten at any of the Swan or Dolphin restaurants (I want to try Bluezoo as well) so I’m excited to see how this one goes!

    Thanks for this fantastic resource, I’m a huge fan of your site! I’ve directed many people here for tips! And real patriotism of course ;)

  8. Gage says:

    I see you did the Cape May Cafe character breakfast, but have you guys gotten a chance to do the dinner yet? I hear it’s good but wanted to know if it is worth the price.

  9. Chris Martin says:

    Hey, these reviews are great and have helped tremendously in planning my Disney vacation. My only request would be to put your ranking for each on this page as well so that at a quick glance, it would be easy to see your recommendations. I don’t think this would take away from page views either as I would’ve still read each review, but coming back to the page after a few days, having an easy way to remind myself of your ranking would be beneficial.

  10. RickGregory says:

    I wouldn’t recommend the dining plan. Only the sit down restaurants have decent food. Anything at the quick service restaurant and the ‘snacks’ were garbage. Beware of this food. See the attendees who willingly shovel it down and decide for yourself.

  11. Ryan says:

    Have you guys tried Boma for breakfast? We are planning a Dec trip and I was wondering if it would be worth it, and if so, if you think it would be doable to have brunch there after early entry at Animal Kingdom?

  12. Beth says:

    Hi, Tom, have Sarah and you ever attended the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party? If so, anything to know in advance of it? Any good photo ops? Thanks!

    • Tom Bricker says:

      Sorry, we have not. I’ve photographed the fireworks from Tomorrowland Terrace, though, and it’s not a very good spot. Off-center view.

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