Imagine this: You’re standing in the heart of Disney World, surrounded by the enchanting sights and sounds of a place where dreams come true. 🏰 The air is filled with the scent of delicious food from around the world, and your taste buds are tingling with anticipation. 🌍🍽️ You’re about to embark on a culinary journey that’s just as magical as the fairy tales brought to life around you. 🎠✨
Whether you’re a foodie seeking gourmet dining experiences or a family on a budget looking for tasty and affordable meals, Disney World has something for everyone. 🍔🍣🍦🍷 But with so many options, how do you decide where to eat? 🤔
That’s where we come in! We’ve done the research, sifted through the reviews, and curated a list of the top 20 restaurants in Disney World for 2023, based on the recommendations from the DFBGuide YouTube channel. 🎥 Watch the video here.
We’ve sorted the list from the most budget-friendly to the most luxurious, so you can easily find the best options for your budget. So, grab your Mickey Mouse ears and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that’s sure to make your Disney World experience even more magical! 🐭🎉
Bookmark this guide 📌 and refer to it when you plan your Disney dining experience! 🏰
Let’s start with the most luxurious dining experiences and work our way down to the most budget-friendly options:
20. 💎 Victoria and Albert’s (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa)
This AAA five Diamond rated restaurant offers a multi-course, multi-hour intimate dining experience. The experience starts at $185 per person. Known for its multi-course, multi-hour intimate dining experience, Victoria and Albert’s is the epitome of luxury dining.
19. 🍣 Takumi-Tei (Epcot’s Japan Pavilion)
This fine dining restaurant offers two Omakase multi-course meal options, including Japanese A5 Wagyu steak. The experience starts at $130 per person. Takumi-Tei is a haven for sushi lovers and those who appreciate the delicate art of Japanese cuisine.
18. 🍷 Monsieur Paul (Epcot’s France Pavilion)
Monsieur Paul offers high-end French-inspired cuisine. The prefix menu, which includes escargot and seared scallops, starts at $89 per person. If you’re a fan of French cuisine or simply want to try it, Monsieur Paul is a must-visit.
17. 🍖 ‘Ohana (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
This restaurant offers a Hawaiian style Churrascaria type service for dinner. Known for its juicy Steakhouse Cuts and the signature ‘Ohana bread pudding, the experience starts at $55 per adult. ‘Ohana offers a unique dining experience where the food is served family-style.
16. 🍷 La Cellier Steakhouse (Epcot’s Canada Pavilion)
La Cellier Steakhouse offers juicy Steakhouse Cuts, Canadian cheddar cheese soup, and signature poutine selections. The average price per adult is $50-$60. This cozy cellar in the heart of Epcot’s Canada Pavilion is a haven for steak lovers.
15. 🍹 Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
This bar offers a variety of cocktails andother spirits along with items like Kahlua pork tacos and Thai chicken flatbreads. The average price per adult is $30-$40. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is not just a place to grab a drink, it’s a destination for fun and adventure with its whimsical decor and interactive elements.
14. 🍞 Sanaa (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
Sanaa offers a fusion of African and Indian Cuisine. Known for its Indian-style bread service with nine different dipping accompaniments. The average price per adult is $30-$40. Dining at Sanaa is like embarking on a culinary safari where the vibrant flavors of African and Indian cuisines come alive in every bite.
13. 🍔 The Plaza Restaurant (Magic Kingdom)
The Plaza Restaurant offers American classic eats. Known for its Plaza club sandwich, home-style meatloaf, and classic Banana Split. The average price per adult is $20-$30. Located at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., The Plaza Restaurant is a charming dining spot that takes you back to the elegance of Victorian America.
12. 🍗 Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort)
This dinner show offers an all-you-care-to-enjoy meal of fried chicken, ribs, mashed potatoes, baked beans, and drinks. The average price per adult is $36-$72. The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is more than just a meal, it’s a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, all-you-can-eat fun-filled extravaganza!
11. 🍤 Olivia’s Cafe (Disney’s Old Key West Resort)
This restaurant offers classic American fare and items inspired by the Florida Keys, including shrimp fritters and key lime tart. The average price per adult is $15-$35. Olivia’s Cafe is a hidden gem that offers a laid-back dining experience with a touch of Key West charm.
10. 🍍 Pineapple Lanai (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
Pineapple Lanai offers Dole Whips and Dole Whip floats. The average price per adult is $5-$10. This is the perfect spot for a refreshing treat after a long day of exploring the parks.
9. 🌮 La Hacienda de San Angel (Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion)
This restaurant offers authentic Mexican flavors. Known for its skillets, tacos, fresh corn tortillas, and a variety of margaritas. The average price per adult is $15-$30. La Hacienda de San Angel offers a vibrant and festive dining experience with stunning views of the World Showcase Lagoon.
8. 🍳 Whispering Canyon Cafe (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)
This all-you-can-eat restaurant serves down-home grubs skillet style. Known for its skillet cornbread, pecan smoked brisket, smoked chicken, pulled pork, roasted potatoes, green beans, buttered corn on the cob, chopped salad, and a mason jar dessert trio. The average price per adult is $15-$35. Whispering Canyon Cafe offers a fun and interactive dining experience that’s perfect for the whole family.
7. 🍞 Trail’s End (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort)
Trail’s End offers family-style skillets for breakfast and dinner. Known for its skillet cornbread, pecan smoked brisket, smoked chicken, pulled pork, roasted potatoes, green beans, buttered corn on the cob, chopped salad, and a mason jar dessert trio. The average price per adult is $22 for breakfast, $34 for dinner. Trail’s End is a rustic retreat that offers hearty meals in a cozy setting.
6. 🥪 Contempo Cafe (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
This cafe offers a wide selection of different foods like salads, sandwiches, and flatbreads. Don’t miss the filled bakery display case with lots of baked goods and sweets. The average price per adult is $15-$20. Contempo Cafe is a modern eatery that offers a variety of quick and delicious meals.
5. 🍗 Roaring Fork (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)
This restaurant offers a variety of hearty entrees and counter service basics along with grab-and-go options. Known for its chicken and waffles and 10-hour smoked pulled pork sandwich. The average price per adult is $10-$20. Roaring Fork is a quick-service restaurant that offers tasty meals in a rustic and cozy setting.
4. 🌍 Epcot Festival Booths (Epcot)
These booths offer a variety of food from different cultures in sampling sizes. The average price per adult is $4-$8 per item. The Epcot Festival Booths are a foodie’s paradise, offering a chance to taste a variety of international cuisines in one place.
3. ☕ Gasparilla Island Grill (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort)
Gasparilla Island Grill offers a diverse quick service menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Known for its specialty espresso coffees, the house-made macaroni and cheese, and a variety of sweet and seasonal items from the bakery display case. The average price per adult is $5-$15. Gasparilla Island Grill is a great place for a quick meal or a coffee break.
2. 🍎 Gaston’s Tavern (Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom)
This spot is known for its warm, huge cinnamon rolls and LaFou’s Brew, a non-alcoholic beverage made with frozen apple juice. The average price per adult is $5-$10. Gaston’s Tavern is a charming little eatery that offers delicious snacks and beverages.
1. 🍍 Pineapple Lanai (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
Pineapple Lanai offers Dole Whips and Dole Whip floats. The average price per adult is $4-$5. This is the perfect spot for a refreshing treat after a long day of exploring the parks.
Remember, these are just a few of the many dining options available at Disney World. Each restaurant offers a unique dining experience, so we recommend trying as many as you can during your visit. The magic of Disney isn’t just in the rides and attractions, but also in the culinary journey it offers! 🎠🍴🌐
As we wrap up this culinary journey through Disney World, we hope that this guide will serve as a helpful resource as you plan your visit. Whether you’re a seasoned Disney veteran or a first-time visitor, the magic of Disney extends far beyond the rides and attractions. It’s in the shared laughter over a meal, the first bite of a new dish, and the joy of discovering a new favorite restaurant.
Disney World is a place where memories are made, and we believe that food plays a significant role in those memories. From the sweet satisfaction of a Dole Whip after a long day in the parks to the excitement of trying new cuisine in Epcot, these dining experiences add flavor to your Disney adventure.
So, whether you’re planning to splurge on a luxurious dining experience at Victoria and Albert’s or looking forward to a budget-friendly meal at the Pineapple Lanai, we hope that our guide helps you navigate the many dining options available at Disney World.
Remember, the best dining experience is the one that brings you joy. So, don’t be afraid to try new things, indulge in your favorites, and savor every bite. After all, you’re not just eating food; you’re creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for joining us on this culinary adventure through Disney World. We hope you found this guide helpful and that it added a sprinkle of pixie dust to your Disney planning. Until next time, keep dreaming, keep believing, and always remember the magic is in the journey, not just the destination.
This blog post is based on the recommendations from the DFBGuide YouTube channel’s video titled “Top Restaurants in Disney World for 2023”. For more detailed information, you can watch the full video here.