disney world – where to eat

Next month we’ll be visiting warm and sunny Florida and I’m really excited that we’ve managed to fit in a day to visit Disney World. Disney is one of my favorite places on earth with its magic energy and days packed with fun. I’ve put together a guide of the best places to eat on Disney property based on location, food, and ambiance.

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Where To Eat

If you’re like me and try and map out meals before the day, I’d try and eat your main meals in Epcot or Magic Kingdom. Epcot has the best variety and highest quality of food in my opinion and Magic Kingdom has great options for everyone because of its size. Animal Kingdom is great for adventurous eaters and Hollywood Studios is growing and changing constantly so we typically opt for snacks only there. I will say that Oga’s Cantina in the new Star Wars Land within Hollywood Studios looks great for drinks although the drinks appear to be on the pricer side.

Magic Kingdom:

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  1. Casey’s Corner – Right on the corner of Main Street where all of your corn dog dreams will come true. Casey’s is always busy and you’ll be hard pressed to find seating during peak hours (like fireworks time). However, they serve big portions, the food is delicious, and it’s worth the wait. Pro tip – you can now order ahead on your phone to avoid waiting in line.
  2. Be Our Guest – For any Beauty and the Beast fans, this is a must. This restaurant gives you a dose of magic when you’re seated with a well-decorated interior and tasty food.  Seating here fills up so it’s worth booking a reservation in advance.
  3. Pecos Bill Café – With nachos, fajitas, and tacos you can’t go wrong. Located near the Thunder Mountain/Splash Mountain in Frontier Land it’s a great lunch spot with tons of seating so you can stop in on the fly.

Animal Kingdom

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  1. Satu’li Canteen – Within Pandora, this restaurant is an absolute must. The atmosphere fits with the Pandora theme perfectly and the food is as delicious as it is pretty.
  2. The Smiling Crocodile – For those less adventurous eaters (like myself) this is your place. It’s a quick stop with open-faced turkey sandwiches (that are on the more affordable side too).
  3. Drinkwallah – Get yummy drinks for a pick-me-up when energy is low or on hot days.
  4. Yak and Yeti – Best Asian food in the park! They have great egg rolls and chicken dishes.

Hollywood Studios

Mockey and Minnie Snacks

  1. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre – Now I’ve never eaten here but I’ve been DYING to for years. It’s styled as a drive-in movie with classic cars as your booths with movies playing on a big screen.
  2. Backlot Express – This is an easy stop with a big menu (burgers, chicken nuggets, and hot dogs). Lots of seating so you can typically grab a bite quickly and rest those legs.
  3. Hollywood Scoops – Who doesn’t go to Disney for the desserts? Here you’ll get yummy ice cream (with lots of good flavors) for a refreshing snack. If not this place specifically, there are stands with Mickey-shaped ice cream bars in all of the parks.

Epcot

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  1. Chefs De France – One of the best restaurants on all of Disney property. Authentic Parisian food (and I’ve been to Paris before!) with a cozy atmosphere. You feel like you’ve actually stepped into a small Paris restaurant. Our waitress had such a thick accent there was an actual language barrier and the pasta was beyond delicious.
  2. Crepes des Chefs de France – Wonderful dessert crepes. Pro tip – grab a crepe for dessert before watching the Rivers of Light show.
  3. Coral Reef Restaurant – You can eat with the fish and sharks! You’ll definitely need to book a reservation beforehand but the enormous fish tank wall is unbeatable. While we were eating here, our waitress told us that see engagements there every day because of its unique vibe.
  4. Liberty Inn – For classic American fair and a patriotic vibe, this place is a win.
  5. Spice Road Table – This is located in Morocco and sit right on the water. We have reservations here for our upcoming visit and will report back on my thoughts!

Yacht Club Resort

 

  1. Beaches and Cream Soda Shop – Fun vibe and delicious ice cream.
  2. Hurricane Hannah’s – Located right near the main pool this place is a must if you’re staying at the Yacht Club Resort. The shrimp rolls and fries were my favorite.
  3. Ale & Compass – Sit-down restaurant with a sleek and mature feel. We’ve eaten here and had drinks at the lounge for a quiet night.

BoardWalk

  1. BoardWalk Bakery – When staying at the Yacht Club I woke up and walked to this bakery every morning. The baked goodies are a great way to start your day. The croissants were buttery and flaky deliciousness.

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