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Best Restaurants in Disney World for Adults

When it comes to dining options, many people often associate Disney World with kid-friendly fast food and character dining experiences. However, there are actually many amazing restaurants in Disney World that serve more than your typical theme park food. If you are vacationing without kids, you are going to definitely want to know the best restaurants in Disney World for adults.

When you travel with kids, you usually don’t take the time for a quality meal. You are trying to get so much in that taking 1-2 hours for a meal just isn’t going to happen.

But when you come without the kids, you get the chance to try some of the best restaurants the parks and resorts have to offer.

Best Restaurants in Disney World for Adults

These are more upscale restaurants with wonderful menu choices that foodies are going to appreciate!

Inside Tiffins

Tiffins at Animal Kingdom

Tiffins features food from Asian, Latin & African cuisines.

It has an eclectic blend of meal options and is great for those who want to eat things they normally wouldn’t find in an amusement park.

Here is some of what you will find on the dinner menu:

  • Charred Octopus
  • Tamarind-braised Short Rib
  • Whole-fried Sustainable Fish
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Lobster Macaroni & Cheese

One of the great things about Tiffins is that it also has a full-service bar.

You will find Kungaloosh Spiced Excursion Ale Draft which is an African-inspired deep amber ale brewed exclusively for Walt Disney World.

This restaurant also has an extensive wine list that features global vineyards from places like Argentina, South Africa, & Chile.

Dinner Prices range from $30 to $65 per entree

Annual Passholders & Disney Visa Card holders receive 10% off their meal (valid for the Passholder and up to 3 guests).

Skipper Canteen

Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom

The food on the Skipper Canteen menu is different than anything you will find at Magic Kingdom.

There are an array of dishes that reflect the various cuisines of Asia, South America, and Africa.

Orinoco Ida's Cachapas at Skipper's Canteen

Here is some of what you will find on the dinner menu:

  • Curried Vegetable Crew Stew
  • “Hardy Har Char” Siu Pork
  • Perkins Thai Noodles
  • Dr. Falls Signature Grilled Steak

If you suffer from food allergies, you are going to love this menu because it features gluten-free, dairy-free, shellfish-free options!

Just like Tiffins, Skipper Canteen has a wonderful wine list featuring many of the same wines.

Dinner Prices range from $20 to $35 per entree

Annual Passholders & Disney Visa Card holders receive 10% off their meal (valid for the Passholder and up to 3 guests). 

Les Chefs de France

Chefs de France at EPCOT

This restaurant will transport you to France with its French-inspired menu and bistro-style seating.

It is one of our favorite restaurants in Disney World for adults because of the atmosphere and of course for the food selection.

Plat de cote de boeuf au cabernet avec pates

Here is some of what you will find on the Chefs de France dinner menu:

  • Cassolette d’escargots de Bourgogne au beurre persillé
  • Filet de boeuf grillé (Grilled Beef Tenderloin)
  • Ratatouille sur Quinoa
  • Boeuf Bourguignon

Dinner Prices range from $25 to $40 per entree OR you can do a Prix Fixe Meal for $57 that includes one appetizer, one entrée and one dessert with a glass of either Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon.

The wine list at Les Chefs de France is superb with tons of regional French wines.

Tutto Italia at EPCOT

The best authentic Italian restaurant in all of Disney World is definitely Tutto Italia in EPCOT.

Tutto Italia Ristorante

If you are looking for a great special occasion restaurant, this is one of my favorites inside a Disney park.

Tutto Italia Lasagne

The four-course dinner menu is one of a kind. You will find a little of everything. Here is just a sampling:

  • Lasagne alla Bolognese
  • Parmigiana
  • Penne alla Vodka
  • Fettuccine

Not to be missed is the desserts! You will find Tiramisù, Cannoli, & Torta di Ricotta al Limone among others.

Dinner Prices range from $24 to $39 per entree

Annual Passholders & Disney Visa Card holders receive 10% off their meal (valid for the Passholder and up to 3 guests). 

Biergarten in Germany Pavilion

Biergarten at EPCOT

Dining at this German buffet is like celebrating Oktoberfest in a beer garden! You will get to eat traditional German food, drink great beer, and be entertained the entire time by a live band.

German Buffet Items

The buffet is served family style. These are just some of what you can enjoy:

  • Bratwurst
  • Sauerkraut
  • Schnitzel
  • Warm Potato Salad
  • Red Cabbage
  • Spätzle
  • Apple Strudel
  • Black Forest Cake
German Beer list EPCOT

And since this is a German restaurant you will find plenty of German beer on tap and regional wines.

Best part of dining at Biergarten Restaurant is the German Band that plays while you eat. There is even a dance floor where you can take part in some German folk dancing!

Dinner Price is flat $60 per person

Annual Passholders & Disney Visa Card holders receive 10% off their meal (valid for the Passholder and up to 3 guests). 

Satu'li

Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom

If you enjoy exploring food served in a totally unique way, venture over to Pandora, the World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom and have a meal at Satu’li Canteen.

While this restaurant isn’t fine dining, it is a must-do for foodies.

Satu-li Canteen Breakfast

You will find traditional favorites redone in a whole new way, like the Cheeseburger Steamed Pods – Bao Buns. It’s like a cheeseburger, but not.

What this restaurant is known for are the protein bowls.

You will order the main protein that you want: Sliced Grilled Beef, Wood Grilled Chicken, Chili Garlic Shrimp, or Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu.

After choosing your meat of choice, you will select a base. You may choose Noodles, Red & Sweet Potato Hash, Mixed whole grain rice and black beans, or romaine and kale salad.

Lastly , you will choose a sauce. Charred Green Onion Chimichurri, Black Bean Vinaigrette, and Creamy Herb Dressing.

Dinner Prices range from $13 to $17 per entree

Citrico's at Grand Floridian Resort
Courtesy Disney

Cítricos in Grand Floridian

If you want to eat locally sourced food, there really isn’t a better restaurant in Disney World than Citricos. It is Florida cuisine with a Mediterranean influence.

Located inside the Grand Floridian, it is an easy trip by monorail from Magic Kingdom.

Here is some of what you will find on the dinner menu:

  • Butter-poached Florida Cobia
  • Oak-grilled Filet Mignon
  • Smoked Duck Breast
  • Guava Barbecued Short Ribs
  • Domestic Golden Tilefish
  • Truffle Macaroni & Cheese

Dinner Prices range from $34-58 per person.

Annual Passholders & Disney Visa Card holders receive 10% off their meal (valid for the Passholder and up to 3 guests). 

Jiko Animal Kingdom Lodge

Jiko the Cooking Place in Animal Kingdom Lodge

Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort has some of the best restaurants.

One of the most popular restaurants for adults is Jiko, the Cooking Place.

Jiko Short Ribs

It offers a seasonal menu of African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. Here is some of what you will find on the dinner menu:

  • Moroccan Lamb Shank
  • Cape Malay Seafood Curry
  • Botswana-style Beef Short Rib
  • Sustainable Vulcan-spiced Fish
  • Coconut-Curry Shrimp

Besides the food, one of the best reasons to dine here is to be able to see the animals on the property. Dining at Jiko’s will give you access to the resort and allow you to walk around outside the Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort to see the animals up close.

Dinner Prices range from $30-58 per person.

Annual Passholders & Disney Visa Card holders receive 10% off their meal (valid for the Passholder and up to 3 guests). 

Yachtsman Steakhouse in Yacht Club Resort

One of the best restaurants in Disney World for adults who are craving a steak is Yachtsman Steakhouse.

This upscale steakhouse isn’t limited to steak. You will also find plenty of other menu choices. Here is just some of what you will find:

  • 14-oz Roasted Prime Rib
  • 8-oz Black Angus Filet Mignon
  • 7-oz Cervena Elk
  • Whole Main Lobster
  • Georges Bank Scallops

Dinner Prices range from $36-$57

Annual Passholders & Disney Visa Card holders receive 10% off their meal valid for the Passholder and up to 3 guests).

Victoria & Alberts

Victoria & Alberts in Grand Floridian

The best restaurant in Disney World for adults is one of the hardest reservations to get.

If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion or want a five-star dining experience in Disney World, Victoria & Alberts is the reservation you need to make.

Courtesy Disney

This is a fixed menu dining experience and you will want to come hungry. The entire 7+ courses will take you 3 hours to complete. Here is what you can expect:

  • First Course: Imperial Caviar with Alaskan King Crab
  • Second Course: New Zealand Langoustine
  • Third Course: Glacier 51 Toothfish and Nantucket Scallops
  • Fourth Course: Maple-glazed Manchester Quail
  • Fifth Course: Texas Wild Boar
  • Sixth Course: Australian Kobe-style Beef Steakhouse Style
  • Seventh Course: Selection of Cheese from the Market and Vanilla Gelato with Plum Compote and White Chocolate
  • Dessert Course: Trinitario Chocolate Mousse and Avocado Gelato

The award-winning wine list features over 700 selections with 4,200 bottles in the private wine cellar.

Pricing changes as does the menu. You can expect upwards of $225 per Guest ( add $150 for wine pairings).

If you get the chance to dine without the kids, these are definitely our top picks! Do you have a favorite restaurant at Disney World to visit when you are traveling with adults?

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