Dreaming of eating at Disney? Our Disney journey consultants weigh in on what’s price your money and time in your subsequent go to to The Happiest Place On Earth.

With regards to Disney eating places, there’s something for everybody. Kiddos love character eating, whereas Mother and Dad want wonderful/signature eating. There are additionally counter-service and informal eating spots. We’ll cowl the counter-service spots in an upcoming article, however for now, we’re specializing in Walt Disney Eating places that present desk service. Heads up: In the event that they take reservations, make them ASAP. Reservation reserving home windows usually open up inside a 60-day window.

Beneath, Magical Trip Planner Sarah Armbruster, Laura Liden of Pixie and Pirate Locations, Chris Cook dinner-Leitz, proprietor of On The Street Journey, LLC, and Seana Beard from Want Upon a Star with Us Journey inform us about their favourite locations to dine at Walt Disney World. In no explicit order, listed below are high dine-in eating places Disney journey consultants say to strive.

skirt steak Wine Bar George

The skirt steak at Wine Bar George is a feast for a household.

Photograph credit score: Mike Gluckman / Wine Bar George

1. Wine Bar George

Disney Springs

“Don’t let the phrases ‘wine’ and ‘bar’ discourage you from having fun with a household meal right here. Situated at Disney Springs, Wine Bar George presents an in depth menu, together with a number of choices for youths. Wine lovers can take pleasure in over 140 wines by the glass, bottle, and ounce. It’s straightforward to make a full meal from the small plates and boards — the housemade meatballs and Saganaki on Hearth (flaming cheese) are favorites. The skirt steak with roasted potatoes, chimichurri, and greens serves two to 4 and is a implausible possibility. Reservations are advisable and might be made at winebargeorge.com.” — Chris Cook dinner-Leitz

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Chef Artwork’s Homecomin’ presents down-home cookin’ like this platter of fried rooster and donuts.

Photograph credit score: Lauren Linden

2. Chef Artwork Smith’s Homecomin’

Disney Springs

Chef Artwork Smith’s Homecomin’ is a good farm-to-fork restaurant in Disney Springs. Nothing compares to chef Artwork’s fried rooster. I typically joke he has ruined fried rooster for me. My favourite is the fried rooster and donuts. And I at all times begin with the Church Woman deviled eggs. Should you’re in search of grownup beverage choices, you’ll be able to’t beat the moonshine flight.” — Laura Liden

3. Jiko – The Cooking Place

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

“Actually narrowing it all the way down to my favourite Walt Disney World eating places is hard. Jiko – The Cooking Place is an incredible signature restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. In case you are staying on Disney property someplace aside from at Animal Kingdom Lodge and have entry to a automotive, that’s the best choice to get to Jiko. Should you don’t have a car, I’d really recommend a Disney Minnie Van or different rideshare possibility as the simplest and least aggravating technique to get to this one.

“My favourite meal right here is the seared scallops with nhopi and groundnuts for the appetizer and oak-grilled filet mignon with four-cheese macaroni, rainbow cauliflower, and chocolate-red wine demi-glace for my entrée. In addition they supply a wide range of beers, after-dinner drinks, and coffees with an African flare. Unbelievable!

“Reservations for this restaurant replenish fairly rapidly so getting on proper on the 7 a.m. EST 60 days out of your reservation is the most suitable choice. It is a restaurant that has some last-minute cancellations so being diligent — the previous couple of days earlier than you need to dine right here is an efficient time to safe a last-minute reservation. You received’t be sorry! Since this can be a Superb/Signature Eating desk service restaurant, it would be best to be sure you depart your self at the least an hour to an hour and a half so that you don’t rush this excellent expertise.” — Sarah Armbruster

4. Three Bridges Bar And Grill At Villa Del Lago

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago is an incredible informal open-air eating selection at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This hidden gem is positioned within the heart of the resort’s lake and is accessible by way of three bridges that meet as this delectable eating deal with. It is a excellent spot to unwind after an extended day within the parks or after a convention in case you are fortunate sufficient to have this be the spot the place what you are promoting chooses to carry your occasion. I’ve been lucky to have the ability to do each.

“This restaurant presents loads of comfy seating the place teams can huddle collectively and unwind. If not eating in a gaggle, there are additionally cubicles and tables to loosen up along with your important different or household.

“From small shareable bites to nice upscale informal entrees, there are such a lot of nice selections on the menu at Three Bridges. My favourite meal right here would start with a La Fresa Limonada to sip on whereas ready for my roasted corn dip with tortilla chips to reach. I’d then select the braised pork tacos with crispy slaw, salsa verde, cotija cheese, and marinated fruit for my entrée. No go to right here is full for my part with out the nice and cozy churros with chocolate sauce — completely infantile and scrumptious all on the identical time!

“Some could argue that this isn’t one thing to exit of your technique to strive, however I’d beg to vary. I’d let you know that when you have the time to present this restaurant a strive I don’t consider that you can be disenchanted. To get a seat right here it would be best to arrive early and place your title on the wait listing as they don’t take reservations. It is a widespread location, particularly whereas there are conferences are in session at Coronado Springs. If the wait is lengthy, don’t despair. Seize a cocktail from one of many close by lounges and luxuriate in one of many many seats across the lake or maybe take a leisurely stroll round this beautiful resort.” — Sarah Armbruster

5. California Grill

Disney’s Modern Resort

“My listing of favourite eating places wouldn’t be full with out the California Grill. It is a signature restaurant positioned atop Disney’s Modern Resort. It is a great place for a celebration dinner or to easily take pleasure in a superb meal with probably the greatest views on Disney property. I’ve actually by no means had a foul expertise at this restaurant and I’m not embarrassed to say that I’ve eaten right here many occasions. The menu does rotate roughly 4 occasions all year long, so you could not at all times discover the identical choices on repeat visits.

“If I have been to select my favourite providing it could be beginning with the spicy dragon roll sushi, transferring to the scallops, and ending off with crème brule — perfection for me!

“Some might be fortunate sufficient to be seated at a desk subsequent to the home windows from the place you’ll be able to seize stunning views of the Magic Kingdom Park and among the different resorts across the Seven Seas Lagoon. One of many hidden gems of this restaurant is a spectacular view of the Magic Kingdom Fireworks. Should you dine on this restaurant at any time all through the day, you could return along with your receipt for entry to the Statement Deck out the doorways of the restaurant the place they pipe within the music in your whole enjoyment of the Magic Kingdom fireworks present. That is actually probably the greatest spots exterior of the Magic Kingdom to catch this beautiful fireworks show.

“Whether or not you might be simply going for the meal or you will absorb the entire package deal with the fireworks too – the California Grill will delight you both method! To acquire a reservation for this wonderful Walt Disney World restaurant, you’ll definitely need to try and safe it at your 60-day reserving window. If unsuccessful, hold watching and hopefully one thing will turn into accessible just a few days earlier than your trip begins.” — Sarah Armbruster

Sanaa interior

Sanaa is known as after the biggest nation within the Republic of Yemen

Photograph credit score: WDW Information

6. Sanaa

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

“Two phrases: bread service. The journey to Animal Kingdom Lodge is price it only for Sanaa’s Indian-style bread service, which incorporates 5 totally different breads with a wide range of dips and spreads. The salad sampler is a pleasant accompaniment to the breads, and should you take pleasure in curry, there’s a good choice. There’s a full bar menu, and the Malawi Mango Margarita is a favourite.

“Sanaa is Mouseketeer-friendly and the children’ menu presents Indian-inspired and kid-friendly gadgets. Views of the Sundown Savanna are an added deal with at this eating location. Reservations are advisable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” — Chris Cook dinner-Leitz

Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

This informal waterside restaurant presents cocktails, pitchers of sangria, shareable plates, and entrees.

Photograph credit score: Steven Diaz / WDW Information

7. Yak & Yeti™ Restaurant

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

“Situated in Animal Kingdom Park, Yak & Yeti is an excellent spot for lunch or dinner. The menu options a big choice of Asian-inspired dishes, however the Kobe beef burger is a good possibility as nicely. The pork potstickers and eggrolls are two advisable starters. The Korean beef, honey rooster, and teriyaki rooster are amongst visitor favorites – and mine as nicely.

Professional Tip: Arrive early and ask to be seated upstairs subsequent to a window. You’ll have an important view overlooking a busy intersection within the park. Reservations are strongly advisable.” — Chris Cook dinner-Leitz

evil queen from Snow White with child

Seasonal Pacific Northwest fare is served with a facet of water views at this Wilderness Lodge eatery.

Photograph credit score: Seana Beard

8. Story Guide Eating At Artist Level With Snow White

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

“With regards to character eating, this reservation shouldn’t be missed! Story Guide Eating at Artist Level with Snow White includes a whimsical-themed menu with one thing for everybody. The youngsters’ appetizer plate has a particular jar the place they make their very own honey butter. The one factor that tops this meal are the particular visitors concerned — Snow White, Dopey, and Grumpy. The night caps off with a particular invite to go to the Evil Queen herself!” — Seana Beard

9. ‘Ohana

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

‘Ohana is a MUST with each go to for my household. This meal is served household fashion with the primary course arriving quickly after you might be seated! All the pieces is so scrumptious made even higher by the hospitality and repair you obtain when eating right here. Our favorites are the honey-coriander rooster wings and the ‘Ohana bread pudding. Time your reservation excellent and you’ll watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks!” — Seana Beard

waffle with a dollop of chantilly cream

Chantilly, or ‘crème Chantilly’ in French, is sweetened whipped cream.

Photograph credit score: Laura Liden

10. Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera

Disney’s Riviera Resort At EPCOT Resort Space

“A wonderful rooftop restaurant, Topolino’s Terrace serves breakfast and dinner. I like the breakfast. It’s a nontraditional character meal however very low-key. I wish to guide a later breakfast on a down day so I received’t have to eat lunch. The menu is prix fixe and I like to order the wood-fired Butchers steak with a facet of chantilly bitter cream waffles. (They don’t cost an upcharge).” — Laura Liden

Spice Necklace salad at Sebastian's Disney restaurant

Sebastian’s Spice Necklace salad

Photograph credit score: Laura Linden

11. Sebastian’s Bistro

Disney’s Caribbean Seashore Resort at EPCOT Resort Space

“It is a new discover for me and a brand new favourite. Sebastian’s Bistro is open for dinner solely and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Served household fashion, the Style of the Caribbean dinner consists of buttery house-baked pull-apart rolls, Spice Necklace Salad, oven-roasted citrus rooster, Mojo pork, grilled flank steak, cilantro rice and beans, vegetable curry, and broccolini, ending with coconut-pineapple bread pudding. This is among the finest values on the property at $29 per grownup.” — Laura Liden

super dark grainy image of two men playing horns at the Biergarten at Walt Disney World

Are you able to polka?

Photograph credit score: Seana Beard

12. Biergarten Restaurant

EPCOT World Showcase

“When in EPCOT, escape the crowds and head to Germany for lunch or dinner. This buffet restaurant has implausible German favorites like schnitzel, numerous sausages, and spaetzle, in addition to meals for the not-so-adventurous palette. The ambiance right here is immersive, as you dine within the city sq. whereas listening to reside polka and alpine horns!” — Seana Beard

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