Disney parks are known for many things, one of which is the food! With world class chefs from around the globe, dining options are basically unlimited. This especially rings true at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Today we’re exploring the world of cuisine that allows you to stop and sit a spell while you indulge in Disney delicacies.
Here are our Top 10 Walt Disney World Sit-Down Restaurants.
10. Rose and Crown
All the glory of Britain without the travel expense. This pub is located in the United Kingdom of Epcot’s World Showcase and holds the ambiance of your favorite London hangout. Like everything else at Disney, it’s kid-friendly with a menu that spans from exotic treats to classic staples like scones and sandwiches. Plus, of course, an impressive drink list for the adults. This delightful sit-down experience will have you calling for a spot of tea and a desire to meet the queen before you can say, “Cheerio!”
9. Yak and Yeti
Located in Asia of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Yak and Yeti Restaurant puts a slight Asian twist on American classics. What’s great about this location is the ability to try something new without going too far outside of your comfort zone. Try the Ahi Tuna Nachos or the Miso glazed salmon, served with coconut-ginger rice and steamed veggies. With an array of beverages to choose from, this Pan-Asian inspired eatery is sure to make your taste buds thank you.
8. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
This twisted delicatessen can be found on Commissary Lane in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. One of the more unique themes in the Disney dining experience, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater is modeled after the 1950s era. Parties dine “under the stars” in retro cars while old science fiction movies play around the room. And be aware: they’re known for their milkshakes. This is a place the entire family can love while enjoying the idea of simpler times.
7. Via Napoli
Who doesn’t love good Italian food? This pizzeria and restaurant can be found in Epcot’s Italy (when in doubt, just follow the smell of garlic). Enjoy fresh-made pizzas made in an open kitchen, where guests are encouraged to check out their food being made as it happens in wood-fired ovens. Another bonus? The dessert is to die for. Try out the multiple gelato flavors or the Tiramisu for a near heavenly experience. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
6. Tony’s Town Square
Found on Magic Kingdom‘s Main Street USA, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is one of the most nostalgic on our list. Straight out of “Lady and the Tramp,” this Italian eatery is one you cannot pass up. Decorated in memorabilia and artwork from the film, the establishment was first opened in 1971. Our favorite part? The iconic statue of Lady and the Tramp themselves in the center of the restaurant. Want the full experience? Book the Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package for a three-course lunch and a VIP viewing voucher for the afternoon parade.
Located in Animal Kingdom‘s DinoLand USA, we introduce Restaurantosaurus. This quick service restaurant is the perfect place to grab a quick bite and enjoy a break from exploring. With basic staples like burgers, chicken, and salads, this outside oasis will hold your kiddos attention with the décor alone. Themed as a home-turned-eatery owned by paleontologists, there are plenty of fun and interesting artifacts scattered around. Our recommendation to beat the heat? The Wildberry Lemonade (non-alcoholic) will keep you refreshed and ready for your next adventure.
4. 50’s Prime Time Cafe
Head back to the 1950’s with this fun twist on mealtime. Located at Echo Lake in Hollywood Studios, this eatery takes you back in time to poodle skirts and tons of laughs. The theme here is 50’s black and white sitcoms, and everyone is introduced as family. Best of all? Classic favorites on the menu. Fried chicken, onion rings, crab cakes, or a selection of Mom’s Favorites, nothing will leave your stomach empty. Finish it off with a traditional sundae or the legendary PB&J Milkshake and you’ll remember this meal until your next visit back-in-time.
3. San Angel Inn
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime. Located in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot, this establishment will be one you won’t soon forget. Dine under the stars as you watch riders of the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros pass by, and enjoy an authentic Mexican meal. Your choices are endless, from Sopa Azteca to Chile Relleno and tacos of every kind. Make sure to order one of the signature cocktails to top it off, and complete the experience with coconut custard or caramel ice cream. Whatever you choose, you’ll leave happy.
2. Rainforest Café
Far from just a Disney staple, we couldn’t leave this iconic eatary off our list. Found right at the Main Entrance of Animal Kingdom, this safari-themed restaurant is one we all know and love. Enjoy the experience of eating American classics amongst the animals, including a huge saltwater fishtank in the center of the room. Whether you come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, your entire group will enjoy the experience from start to finish. And don’t forget to check out the gift shop before you leave!
1. Cinderella’s Royal Table
The most notable of all, we have Cinderella’s Royal table at the top of our list. You can’t miss this one, as it’s literally inside Cinderella’s castle in the Magic Kingdom. Here you’ll be treated like royalty as you dine on classic dishes amongst your favorite Princesses. This experience will fulfill the ultimate Disney adventure, in a surprisingly intimate setting without the feeling of being one-among-many. The food is high quality, but more importantly the experience is one you’ll never forget.
And that’s our list! Tell us about your favorite places to dine at Disney in the comments and check back for more magical articles!
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