Disney World is known for its rides and attractions, but not so much for its food. This is a shame because there are some great Disney World restaurants. With four unique parks, there are plenty of dining options to choose from which can make it overwhelming to decide where to eat. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the best Disney World restaurants in each park to help you plan your next trip.
If you want something other than hamburgers, chicken nuggets, and turkey legs, you’ll be glad to know that there are many great food options to choose from.
Types of Disney World Restaurants in the Parks
Each park offers different types of dining experiences.
These restaurants are perfect for those on-the-go moments or a casual meal.
Quick service locations offer fast, counter-service options that don’t require a reservation.
Many even offer the option to order online!
These restaurants provide a more fine dining experience with full table service and a larger menu selection.
Reservations are highly recommended for these popular spots.
While all Disney parks have at least one character dining option, but we aren’t factoring that into this list.
Best Disney World Restaurants in Each Park
If you are looking for the best Disney World restaurants, these would be our picks for where to eat for each meal of the day in all four Disney World parks:
Best Restaurants in Magic Kingdom
Breakfast: Sleepy Hollow Inn
Breakfast at Magic Kingdom is hard to find unless you are doing a table service restaurant with characters.
If you don’t want to waste time (or money) in a restaurant, then consider grabbing a delicious waffle at Sleepy Hollow Inn!
Lunch: Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest is one of the most popular restaurants in Disney World and it’s easy to see why.
Not only do you get to eat a great meal, it’s also inside the Beast’s castle!
Each room is different but offers the chance to feel as though you are inside the story of Beauty and the Beast.
Dinner: Liberty Tree Tavern
If you haven’t experienced Liberty Tree Tavern for dinner, then you are really missing out.
This restaurant serves meals family style and the menu is like a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner with all your favorites!
It is a table service restaurant so you will need to make a reservation.
Best Restaurants in Epcot
Breakfast: Sunshine Seasons
This quick-service restaurant has several stations to choose from and makes splitting meals easy!
We love their big breakfast platter that comes with eggs, french toast, potatoes, and bacon!
This is easily enough food per plate to serve two people!
Lunch: La Cantina de San Angel
This walk-up counter service is a great option for those craving some Mexican food.
Guests can choose from tacos, empanadas and nachos. They even have churros!
It’s a beautiful spot on the water to eat and is less crowded than many other restaurants.
Dinner: Biergarten Restaurant
Choosing a favorite restaurant at EPCOT for dinner is hard because they have some of the best places to eat in Disney World.
One of our favorite places to dine at EPCOT is Biergarten in the Germany Pavilion. It NEVER disappoints.
Not only is it a buffet, but you get LIVE entertainment while you dine!
This buffet features authentic German food and beer, and when it comes to dessert, nothing quite beats an apple strudel.
Best Restaurants in Animal Kingdom
Breakfast: Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes
While we really love Tusker House for breakfast, it is a character meal so we won’t be including it on this list.
Instead, consider Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafe. This is right next to the Yak & Yeti Restaurant.
For breakfast, they serve up wonderful breakfast bowls with scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and potatoes!
Lunch: Flame Tree BBQ
With a ton of covered seating, Flame Tree BBQ tops our list of quick-service restaurants in Animal Kingdom for the amount of food you get.
Here you can enjoy ribs, chicken and pork BBQ, or a combo of all three!
Dinner: Satu’li Canteen
If you are a foodie and enjoy eating unique food, be sure to try Satu’li Canteen in Pandora, World of Avatar.
Satu’li is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but dinner is probably my personal favorite.
You will find steamed Bao Buns and a selection of create-your-own bowls filled with freshly sliced marinated meat over a bed of lettuce, sweet potato hash or rice.
Best Restaurants in Hollywood Studios
Breakfast: Trolly Cart Cafe
Breakfast is hard to find over in Hollywood Studios unless you plan a sit-down meal.
With a limited selection, your best bet is to grab an on-the-go meal at Starbucks in Hollywood Studios.
Lunch: Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
You will probably be spending a lot of time in Galaxy’s Edge so you might as well go ahead and plan on eating at least one meal there.
For lunch, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is our choice. Choose things like Pot Roast, Fried Chicken and Pork Ribs.
Dinner: 50’s Prime Time Cafe
If you are going to splurge on one table service meal at Hollywood Studios, it should be at 50’s Prime Time Cafe.
This is not just a meal, but an experience.
It will be just like eating at Grandma’s house with some of the best home-cooked favorites like Fried Chicken and Meatloaf (and all the rules apply).
Keep in mind, that there are many GREAT restaurants to choose from that are at Disney resorts that we haven’t included in this list.
This list was made just by looking at the restaurants in the actual Disney World theme parks and based on food quality & experience.
What do you think are the best places to eat in Disney World?
Disney World Planning Information
There is so much to think about when it comes to planning your Disney vacation. We encourage you to check out our entire site, but if you are just getting started with planning, we have some posts you should begin with.
Looking for the best time to visit Disney World? We have Disney World crowd calendars that will tell you what’s going on each month of the year, dates to avoid, typical weather conditions, and other useful information.
Considering a Disney World Resort? There are so many perks to staying on Disney property. We have a full list of all the Disney Resorts as well as many Disney Resort reviews for you to get a firsthand perspective.
Want to get the best deal on your trip? We can show you not only how to travel to Disney on a budget, but we can also give you ideas on how to save on Disney tickets and where to book your vacation so that you get the best price.
We even have Disney packing lists, essential park day items and other things to consider bringing with you to the park that you might not think about.
Lastly, if you are traveling to Disney World for the first time and unsure how Genie+ and Lightning Lane work, where to find Hidden Mickeys or if you should add a Disney Dining Plan, we have tons of information to share..
Remember that we aren’t travel agents, we are regular Disney travelers just like you, but have been blessed with the opportunity to visit the parks regularly. Because we’ve been so much, we’ve learned many valuable Disney insider tips that we can share with others.