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7 BEST Buffets at Disney World

When it comes to dining at Disney World, there is no shortage of restaurants. You’ll find quick service & table service restaurants, but if you want to do something special, consider dining at one of the best buffets at Disney World.

7 BEST Buffets at Disney World

Disney World Buffets

  • Boma – Flavors of Africa at Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Chef Mickey’s at Contemporary Resort
  • Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom
  • Garden Grill Restaurant at EPCOT
  • Hollywood and Vine at Hollywood Studios
  • Cape May Cafe at Beach Club Resort
  • Trails End Restaurant at Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Tusker House Restaurant at Animal Kingdom
  • 1900 Park Fare at Grand Floridian Resort (Currently Closed)
  • Biergarten Restaurant at EPCOT
  • Ohana at Polynesian Village Resort
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at EPCOT
  • Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom
  • Sebastian’s Bistro at Caribbean Beach Resort

Buffets are offered for breakfast and dinner (depending on the restaurant).

What we love about them is that they offer a wide variety of food and it is all you can eat!

You will find at least one buffet at each of the four Disney World parks and in many of the Disney Deluxe Resorts.

Disney Dining Facts

Character Buffets at Disney World

Some Disney World buffets even allow you to meet and greet with characters while you dine!

Character buffets are great because you are able to enjoy a wonderful meal and meet your favorite characters without having to stand in line!

Disney World charges one flat fee for buffets based on the type of buffet it is and the age of the guest, with dinner and character buffets being more expensive than breakfast buffets.

If you are using the Disney dining plan, you will find that most buffets qualify for a table service credit, regardless of whether it is for breakfast or dinner, but character buffets are generally 2 table service credits.

Inside Tusker House

7 BEST Buffets at Disney World

When it comes to choosing a buffet, you really can’t go wrong but some are better than others.

These are what we consider the best buffets at Disney World:

1. Biergarten German Buffet at EPCOT

Get an authentic beer garden experience in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot.

Not only will you get to dine on such German fare as bratwurst & sauerkraut along with pork schnitzel, you will get to eat while listening to a live German band!

Dining at Biergarten is a one-of-a-kind experience and is available for lunch and dinner daily!

You don’t have to love German food to appreciate this dining experience.

And if you are bringing along the picky kids, don’t worry, they have roasted chicken, hot dogs, meatballs, macaroni & cheese and the best pretzel rolls I’ve ever eaten.

Cape May Cafe at Beach Club Resort

2. Cape May Buffet at Beach Club

Located at the Beach Club Resort, Cape May has two buffets, one at breakfast and another at dinner. 

The Minnie’s Beach Bash breakfast buffet at Cape May has traditional breakfast favorites, along with specialty items like salted caramel beach buns, cheddar biscuits and gravy and an omelet station.

The breakfast buffet features Minnie Mouse along with other Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald, & Goofy all wearing their beach outfits.

Seafood Buffet at Cape May Cafe

For dinner, Cape May becomes a seafood buffet featuring clams, mussels, crab legs, shrimp, along with ribs, chicken and more. 

While there are no characters at the Cape May dinner buffet, it does offer a great dining experience where you can have your fill of seafood and more!

Boma Restaurant at Animal Kingdom Lodge

3. Boma, Flavors of Africa at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Located in Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort, Boma, Flavors of Africa features buffets at breakfast and dinner.

While some items on the buffet are traditional African dishes, the bulk of the food choices are American.

We’ve eaten both the breakfast buffet and dinner buffet at Boma and were thrilled with both.

Boma Dinner

If you can only choose one, choose the dinner buffet.

You will find grilled seafood, carving stations with roasted meats, and a dessert selection featuring certain things like zebra domes which are only found at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Inside Tusker House

4. Tusker House Breakfast Buffet in Animal Kingdom

When it comes to breakfast, this Disney World buffet doesn’t disappoint. 

You will find your favorites like Mickey Waffles, made-to-order Omelets along with other breakfast favorites at Tusker House.

There is a vast selection of fruit, pastries and even an oatmeal station.

One of the best parts of the Tusker House breakfast buffet is that they serve POG (Pineapple, Orange & Guava) juice! 

Donald Duck at Tusker House

Since this is also a character buffet, you will get to meet many of your favorites including Mickey, Donald and Goofy.

Hollywood & Vine

5. Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine in Hollywood Studios

Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine is a seasonal buffet featuring items based on things that are locally grown that time of the year.

That means if you go there in spring and fall, the menu could be totally different!

No matter what type of year you go, you can expect to find a salad bar, carving stations & fish selection along with various vegetable selections and a full dessert buffet.

Since it is a character meal, you will be able to meet both Minnie & Mickey Mouse along with Goofy and Pluto who will be dressed based on the time of year.

Ohana Restaurant in Polynesian

6. ‘Ohana at Polynesian Resort

If someone in your group has a special love for Stitch, you are going to want to make a reservation at ‘Ohana for either breakfast or dinner.

‘Ohana is located at Disney’s Polynesian Resort and is a character dining experience where you can meet Lilo, Stitch and Mickey Mouse.

Ohana Breakfast

At the ‘Ohana breakfast buffet, you will be served an all-you-can-eat family-style breakfast. It is the only place where you will find Stitch waffles and their signature Pineapple-Coconut Breakfast Bread. 

The dinner buffet has a selection of chicken, steak and shrimp along with noodles and stir-fry vegetables which are all brought to your table. 

The meal ends with one of the most amazing desserts, the ‘Ohana Bread Pudding topped with Caramel Sauce and Bananas.

Liberty Tree Tavern

7. Liberty Tree Tavern

While not a Buffet per se, Liberty Tree is an all-you-can-eat dinner table service experience inside Magic Kingdom.

Because it is absolutely fabulous and a personal favorite, we had to add it to the list of best Disney World buffets!

Dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern

For dinner, you will find a family-style Thanksgiving feast!

Dine on roasted turkey, pot roast and carved pork, along with traditional sides like mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce!

Buffets are a great way to add a little extra enjoyment to your Disney World vacation.

They give you the chance to feast like a King and allow you to try different types of food and desserts for just one price.

While they are more expensive than quick service and table service restaurants, one way to justify the cost is to combine two meals into one.

Choose a late breakfast and fill up so you don’t need to eat lunch OR choose an early dinner so that you can skip lunch altogether!

With so many Disney World buffets to choose from, it can be hard to make a choice.

We hope that this list of our favorite buffets gives you ideas on what you can expect and that when you do try them, you find them as exceptional as we did!

What do you think are the best buffets at Disney World?

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PegP

Wednesday 24th of April 2019

I've been wanting to try the Cape May seafood buffet for several visits. But I keep getting scared away at their generic menu online. It doesn't really list what they serve, and "Classic Favorites for Children" doesn't tell me a whole lot. I have a picky eater, so I have to know before I go if there's anything she'll eat. She'll eat chicken nuggets/tenders but doesn't eat drumsticks, for example.

Do you know what's offered on the children's buffet? I was glad to see you posted for Biergarten (another one I want to try but have shied away from because of my picky eater, but can reserve now with confidence).

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