For creative cuisines and fusion dishes, look no further than Walt Disney World. The Magic Kingdom is home to an array of restaurants with foods inspired by all corners of the globe. So make sure you bring your appetite along with you because we have a list of some of the best restaurants the park has to offer.
1. Be Our Guest Restaurant
Head on over to Fantasyland and stop by the most popular eatery in the park. Be Our Guest Restaurant advertises meals that are fit for “a queen or a beast,” such as pan-seared chicken breast, roasted pork tenderloin, and shrimp and scallops with lobster sauce. You can also turn your breakfast, lunch, or dinner into a moment to remember by purchasing their Fairy Tale service. This experience includes gifts for your loved one, a sparkling tiara, and a light-up crystal slipper. It really doesn’t get any better than that.
2. Victoria & Albert’s Restaurant
Victoria & Albert’s is the place to go when you want to get dressed up and be fancy! One of the finest restaurants in the entire park, guests can indulge in modern American cuisine made with the best ingredients from around the world. This establishment is known for its Russian caviar, Kobe beef from Japan, and its truffles sourced directly from Italy. If you and your group are looking to splurge, take advantage of the 10-course dinner for a party of nine.
The regions of East-Africa and India combine to create a unique menu that Disney World visitors will love. Sanaa offers savory slow-cooked meats, spicy Durban shrimp, and kid-friendly fare such as pizzas and burgers. But the best part about this eatery is the ambiance. Look to your left and you just might see African wildlife grazing in the distance.
4. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
This “farm-to-fork” restaurant is all about comfort foods smothered in traditional, hearty Floridian flavors. The highlights on Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’s menu include Shrimp & Grits and Art’s Famous Fried Chicken. For guest 21 and over, this restaurant also has some of the best moonshine craft cocktails your money can buy.
5. The Hollywood Brown Derby
The Golden Age of Hollywood is paid homage to and celebrated at The Hollywood Brown Derby located at the park’s Hollywood Studios. The timeless, traditional dishes include pork chops and grilled filet of beef with a white truffle sauce. Visitors have reported that this is the place for top-notch service, but it’s going to cost you, of course.
6. Trattoria al Forno
Casual dining meets Old World favorites at this Italian eatery. Located on Disney’s BoardWalk, Trattoria al Forno will delight your taste buds with its regional and authentic fare straight from Milan and Rome. You can also book a meet-and-greet with some of Disney’s most popular stars, including Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Tangled, and Prince Eric and Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
7. Jiko – The Cooking Place
Jiko, located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, provides a mix of African, Mediterranean and Indian cuisine. The menu changes by the season, but you can never go wrong with their selection of steak and seafood. At this restaurant, a lot of thought and effort was put into bringing Africa to Orlando, like the twin wood-burning ovens that put on a dazzling light show to mimic the African sunset.
8. California Grill
In Disney’s Contemporary Resort you’ll find California Grill – an establishment that brings all the fresh flavors from California and the Pacific Coast. Located on the 15th floor, this eatery provides exquisite views of the park through its floor-to-ceiling windows. As you soak up the ambiance, you can enjoy their selection of sushi, their Sonoma goat cheese ravioli or their oak-fired filet of beef dish.
9. Planet Hollywood Observatory
If you’ll be spending time in Disney Springs, you’ll definitely want to pop into Planet Hollywood Observatory. The casual eatery is full of entertainment, including live performances and Hollywood memorabilia decorating the walls. Typical American fare is offered, including burgers and salads at some of the most reasonable prices you’ll find in the entire park.
10. Flying Fish
Looking for the tastiest, premium seafood? Flying Fish at the BoardWalk is the answer to your wishes. This signature dining experience not only offers the best service in an elegant setting, but the food is some of the best in the Kingdom. From blue crab bisque to Wagyu filet mignon, you have more than enough choices to fulfill your cravings.
For one of the most unique dining experiences, board a paddleboat on Lake Buena Visit and enjoy the mouth-watering seafood fare at Paddlefish. To start, feast on some chips and tableside guacamole that’s prepared right in front of you and customized to your liking. And for your main course, you can choose from crab boils, fresh fish, and steak.
12. Artist Point
The Wilderness Lounge is home to Artist Point. The menu was inspired by the wonders of nature with a setting that’s reminiscent of a rustic National Park lodge. The Pacific Northwest cuisine includes salmon, grilled filet mignon, and crispy Brussels sprouts. And don’t forget to glance at the stunning waterfront views as you dine.
13. Frontera Cocina
In Disney Spring’s Town Center you’ll find some of the most delicious Mexican food prepared by celebrity chef Rick Bayless. Frontera Cocina is a budget-friendly eatery that’s full of tasty and savory dishes. Authentic Mexican fare is given a revamp, such as Shrimp Enchiladas Suizas, Queso Añejo Mashed Potatoes, and Arroz con Plantains.
14. Yachtsman Steakhouse
If you want to be catered to and treated like a V.I.P., Yachtsman Steakhouse is the place to be. This fine dining restaurant is a bit on the pricey side, but you won’t be disappointed by the offerings. They have some of the best meat cuts around, including prime New York strip steak. A few of the most popular sides include the creamy truffle macaroni and cheese. For dessert, you’ll want to save room for their signature crème brûlée served with fresh berries.
15. The Boathouse
This waterfront dining experience will be one you’ll remember for a lifetime. The Boathouse in Disney Springs is known for its Florida style surf and turf, and its USDA-Certified Gibsons Blue Star Heritage Angus Beef. And, of course, the decor is full of boats that’ve been converted into plush seating. If you’re looking for a casual menu, their outdoor area offers up almost everything from lobster rolls to traditional burgers.