Magical Tripcations Top Disney Dining Picks

Magical Tripcations Top Disney Dining Picks

When it comes to dining at Disney, there are so many wonderful options and experiences to explore.  The Magical Tripcations travel planners have put together a list of their top Disney dining picks to help you as you plan your next vacation to the Walt Disney World® Resort.  Whichever dining package you add to your Magic My Way Package, your travel planner is equipped to provide you with dining guidance and assistance.  Here are our top Disney dining picks for quick-service meals, not-to-miss character dining and table-service restaurants.

Top Disney Dining Picks – Quick-Service


Quick-service dining is counter service meals much like dining at a fast-food restaurant. Most counter service locations have both inside and outside dining tables.

Magic Kingdom Park

Top Pick: Be Our Guest, Fantasyland – quick-service options offered at breakfast or lunch only.

  • Gaston’s Tavern, Fantasyland – Don’t miss the cinnamon rolls and LeFou’s Brew (non-alcoholic frozen apple juice treat)
  • Pecos Bills Tall Tale Inn, Frontierland – Great for meal sharing with their amazing fixings bar!
  • Golden Oak Outpost, Frontierland – Don’t miss the crispy waffle fries with pulled pork on top.
  • Columbia Harbour House, Liberty Square – Don’t miss the battered fish! And, there are plenty of healthy options, too.
  • Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe, Tomorrowland – Don’t miss the alien entertainment!
  • Sleepy Hollow, Liberty Square – Don’t miss the waffles or the ice cream cookie sandwich.


Epcot World Showcase

  • La Cantina de San Angel, Mexico
  • Les Halles Boulangeries-Patisserie, France


Epcot Future World

  • Sunshine Seasons, The Land Pavilion – “There is sure to be something to please everyone in your travel party because it offers variety, including many healthy options.”  Mary-Morning R.


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • ABC Commissary, Commissary Lane
  • Rosie’s All-American Café, Sunset Boulevard
  • Starring Rolls Café, Sunset Boulevard


Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

  • Flame Tree Barbecue, Discovery Island – Don’t miss the ribs!
  • Restaurantosaurus, Dino-Land USA
  • Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafés, Asia
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Top Disney Dining Picks – Table-Service


At table-service restaurants, you are escorted to your table and waited on by a server.  Table-service restaurants should be reserved ahead of your trip. Reservations can be made 180-days ahead of check-in and are highly recommended.

Magic Kingdom Park

Top Pick: Be Our Guest Restaurant, Fantasyland – guests are immersed in the heartwarming mystery and romance of Beauty and the Beast. Don’t forget to try the “Grey Stuff” for dessert!

  • Liberty Tree Tavern, Liberty Square
  • Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen, Adventureland
  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, Main Street, U.S.A.


Epcot World Showcase

Top Pick: La Hacienda de San Angel – The Mexico Pavilion is home to the relatively new La Hacienda de San Angel. Located right on the water, this dinner-only spot offers a fresh take on regional Mexican fare.  This restaurant was also built with views in mind, which makes it the perfect spot to book for IllumiNations.

  • Rose and Crown Dining Room, Great Britain
  • Tokyo Dining, Japan
  • Tangierine Café, Morocco
  • Monsieur Paul, France
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse, Canada – Don’t miss the Filet Mignon!
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy


Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Yak & Yeti, Asia
  • Rainforest Café, park entrance


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Top Dish: Hollywood Brown Derby Cobb Salad – “By far my favorite lunch item in all of Disney.” Stephanie G.

  • Fantasmic! Dinner Package – Feast, then Fantasmic! Choose from 3 restaurants where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and receive a VIP voucher for seating at the Fantasmic! Show
  • Sci-Fi Dine-in Theatre Restaurant, Commissary Lane
  • 50’s Prime Time Café, Echo Lake


Walt Disney World® Resorts

Top Pick: Boma – Flavors of Africa, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – “One of our favorite restaurants!” Charity & Matt C.

  • California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Great dining location for special occasions.
  • Victoria & Albert’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa­
  • The Chef’s Table, Victoria & Albert’s – Perfect for a really special celebration.
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, Disney’s Beach Club Resort
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Top Disney Dining Picks – Character Dining


Character dining meals utilize table-service credits (some require 2 table-service credits so be sure to check on the entitlements per person).

Magic Kingdom

Top Pick: Cinderella’s Royal Table – dine with Disney Princesses inside Cinderella Castle during this one-of-a-kind Fairytale Dining experience. “A must do!” Jennifer J.

  • The Crystal Palace, Main Street U.S.A. – A Buffet with Character featuring Winnie the Pooh and friends


Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Tusker House, Join Safari Donald and friends


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Top Pick: Hollywood & Vine – Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine or Minnie’s Seasonal Dining.


Epcot World Showcase

Top Pick: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Norway. “If you’ve had the chance to dine with the princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table, this is another great princess dining experience!” Mary-Morning R.

  • The Garden Grill, Future World, The Land Pavillion – Meet Chip ‘n’ Dale and other favorite Disney Characters as you feast on delicious, harvest-inspired fare.


Walt Disney World® Resorts

Top Pick: Chef Mickey’s Breakfast, Disney’s Contemporary Resort. “Great food with the classic characters!” MT Team

  • 1900 Park Fare Supercalifragilistic Breakfast, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – enjoy breakfast with a variety of beloved characters such as Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh
  • ‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo & Stitch, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort



Top Snacks

Top Pick: “Anything Mickey shaped!” Erica E.

  • Ice cream cookie sandwich, Sleepy Hollow, Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom
  • La Fou’s Brew, Gaston’s Tavern, Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom
  • Dole Whip, Aloha Isle, Adventureland, Magic Kingdom or Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 


Top Dinner Shows

Top Pick: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, The Campsites at Fort Wilderness Resort

  • Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort


Top Dining Picks at Disney Springs

  • Wolfgang Puck® Grand Cafe
  • Bongos Cuban Café™
  • Rainforest Café® at Disney Springs Marketplace
  • Earl of Sandwich®


Your Magical Tripcations travel planner can provide dining suggestions based on your specific dining needs and make your Advanced Dining Reservations for you. As always, this service is complimentary!   He or she will get up with the chickens to book your reservations the moment the window opens at 180-days ahead of your check-in date (6 a.m. EST).