Top Restaurants at Walt Disney World and Epcot

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    Dining at Disney Hotels

    ••• Enjoy market-inspired cooking, new wave California wines and a spectacular view of the Magic Kingdom from the California Grill on the hotel's 15th floor. Photo © WDW

    The Walt Disney World Resorts offer some of the top restaurants in the Orlando area. Whether you are staying at a Walt Disney World Hotel or not, check out a restaurant at one of the resort's high-end hotels. To book a reservation, call 407-WDW-DINE.

    Victoria & Albert's
    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: Central Florida's only AAA five-diamond restaurant offers a menu that is customized daily using the freshest ingredients available. Entrees include seafood, duck, veal and lamb. An extensive wine list and a dessert menu that includes world-class soufflés round  out an elegant meal.

    Jiko
    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge: The Cooking Place features cuisine from around the globe: leaf-steamed Chilean sea bass with asparagus puree, mushrooms and apples; oven-baked garlic chicken tagine with grapefruit, olives and herbs; a whole roasted papaya stuffed with spicy minced beef. Jiko is also known for having one of the largest selections of South African wines in the U.S. Also try Sanaa, part...MORE of the Kidani Village.

    California Grill
    Disney's Contemporary Resort: Upscale hot spot high atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The view is stupendous, the cuisine is extraordinary, and the wines are outstanding. It’s hard to decide which is more fun: watching the energetic chefs in the open kitchen or a sunset over the Magic Kingdom. An open kitchen invites guest interaction with the chefs as they prepare fresh seafood and meats as well as brick-oven-baked pizza. Try The Wave for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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  • 02 of 06

    Favorite Restaurants at Epcot

    ••• Diners enjoy a spectacular view at the Coral Reef restaurant at Epcot, with one of the world's largest aquariums as a backdrop. Photo © WDW

    It's best to make reservations at these popular restaurants at Epcot. Call 407-WDW-DINE.

    Coral Reef Restaurant
    Located in the Living Seas pavilion at Epcot, this is the only dining room in the world next to a 5.7 million-gallon aquarium. About 5,000 inhabitants of the saltwater tank -- barracuda, angelfish, sharks, dolphins and rays -- entertain diners. The menu features fresh fish and shellfish -- but none of the pavilion's undersea inhabitants is on the menu.

      Le Cellier Steakhouse

    AuthenticThis steak-lover's paradise in the Canadian Pavilion at Epcot's World         Showcase also has great seafood choices and a good wine selection. Can't get       reservations? Try an order of the cheese soup and breadsticks to-go.

    Bistro de Paris

     Authentic French fare served up in a replica of a Parisian bistro can be found in the French Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase. Magnificent French wine list. 

    Teppan Edo
    Dine in one of the small teppanyaki dining rooms in the Japanese Pavilion at Epcot's...MORE World Showcase.where Wagyu and Kobe beef is prepared, along with traditional teppan dishes. If they're booked up, try Tokyo Dining, adjacent to the tappanyaki dining rooms, for flavorful tempura and grilled meat.

    La Hacienda de San Angel
    Here you will experience the most picturesque dining in all of Epcot, with a panoramic waterfront view of the World Showcase Lagoon, in a 250-seat table-service restaurant decorated with traditional Mexican colors.

    Via Napoli
    This casual pizzeria is adjacent to Tutto Italia Ristorante. The 300-seat restaurant features a menu inspired by the famous pizzerias of southern Italy that includes salads, pasta and wood-fired pizza, along with chicken and veal dishes. along with chicken and veal dishes.

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  • 03 of 06

    Yummy Places for a Snack or Meal at the Magic Kingdom

    ••• A "good morning gathering" at Tony's Town Square Restaurant on Main Street U.S.A. Photo © WDW

    You can't go wrong at these top restaurants in the Magic Kingdom. To book a reservation, call 407-WDW-DINE.

    Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
    Frontier Land: Burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and salads.

    Tony's Town Square
    Main Street, U.S.A.: Salads, pasta, Italian entrees.

    Columbia Harbour House
    Liberty Square: Clam chowder, fish , chicken and sandwiches.

    Pinocchio Village Haus
    Fantasyland: Pizza, Italian sandwiches, salads and soups.

    Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
    Tomorrow Land: Burgers, chicken, soups and sandwiches.

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  • 04 of 06

    Themed Dining at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    ••• Imagine dining in a replica of a car from the 1950s while you watch a drive-in movie at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Photo © WDW

    Drive-in movie theaters, T.V. sitcom sets and popular Hollywood restaurants create a fun and casual dining experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios. To book a reservation, call 407-WDW-DINE.

    The Hollywood Brown Derby
    Serving up classic American cuisine, the Brown Derby Restaurant is open daily serving salads and sandwiches in addition to seafood and beef entrees.

    Sunset Ranch Market
    Something for everyone at this food court-style area. Quick meals, snacks and drinks include hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, baked potatoes and turkey legs. Covered outdoor seating.

    50's Prime Time Cafe/Tune In Lounge
    Full-service restaurant and lounge where you'll feel like you're in a '50s sitcom. Pot roast, chicken pot pie and meat loaf with mushroom gravy are standouts. Feeling adventurous? Try the famous peanut butter and jelly milkshake.

    Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
    The '50s-style drive-in, built on a studio soundstage, is a full-service restaurant, with trailers from classic sci-fi movies for...MORE entertainment. Dine on cosmic concoctions ranging from salads and sandwiches to linguini and fresh fish.

    ABC Commissary
    Creative fast food with an international flair. Selections include vegetarian stir-fry noodles, fish and chips and traditional Brazilian black bean stew.

    Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
    Gourmet pizza baked in a wood-burning brick oven along with old-fashioned Italian cooking with an upscale feel. Pasta dinners, seafood, chicken and steak entrees are also on the menu.

    Hollywood & Vine
    All-you-can-eat buffet features fresh salads, pasta, rotisserie meals and vegetarian selections.

    Starring Rolls Cafe
    Snack on some fresh-made pastries, salads and house-roasted coffee. Sandwiches served on fresh- baked croissants make a quick lunch.

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    Interesting Eats at Disney's Animal Kingdom

    ••• The Tusker House, a buffet restaurant that includes a character breakfast, Donald's Safari Breakfast, features both indoor and outdoor seating. Photo © WDW

    Disney chefs have plenty of menu surprises in store for the animal-themed restaurants at Disney's Animal Kingdom, all featuring gazelle-paced service, innovative cooking methods and a colorful atmosphere in keeping with the exotic theme of each area.

    Just outside the entrance to the theme park is Rainforest Cafe, remarkably re-creating the sights and sounds of a rain forest. The restaurant, featuring an assortment of casual dining menu items that includes pasta, salads, sandwiches and desserts, can be reached from both outside and inside the park.

     

    Pizzafari
    Discovery Island: Chefs created a special pizza crust that is baked in an open-hearth oven with a variety of unusual toppings. The restaurant walls are covered with animal murals, and the ceiling is lined with colorful animal figurines.

    Flame Tree Barbecue
    Discovery Island: Features wood-roasted meats with a choice of original barbecue sauce flavors -- plus a special dry marinade that is rubbed into the meat before cooking.

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    DinoLand U.S.A.: Presented by McDonald's, the restaurant serves such favorites as Chicken McNuggets, Happy Meals, cookies and, of course, famous McDonald's french fries. Disney chefs offer up a tempting sandwich menu that includes hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches and cheeseburgers with a flavorful twist.

    Tusker House Restaurant
    Africa: Harambe is a diverse African-inspired buffet for lunch and dinner with carved meats and an array of interesting tastes such as chutneys, hummus, spiced tandoori tofu and couscous salad. More than a dozen South African wines are featured, many by the glass.

    Yak & Yeti Restaurant
    Asia: At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, with table-service and a full-service bar. From a bamboo steamer basket of dim sum to crispy honey chicken and seared miso salmon, Asian favorites are on the menu.

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    Dining at Downtown Disney and Disney's Boardwalk

    ••• Fulton's Crab House at Downtown Disney. Photo © Levy Restaurants

    Stand-alone restaurants at the Disney Entertainment areas offer a nice selection of dining options.

     

    Fulton's Crab House
    One of the best seafood restaurants in all of Orlando. The restaurant's passions show, from the beautiful dining space to the outstanding wait staff and the freshest of seafood.

    Planet Hollywood
    You will be star struck by the movie memorabilia that adorns the walls at this chain location. Salads, sandwiches, burgers or pasta -- stop in for lunch, dinner or a late night snack.

    Raglan Road
    Raglan Road offers visitors to the Downtown Disney area a comfortable place to kick back and relax after a long day at the parks. Enjoy a variety of entertainment performed nightly while you sip imported Irish beers and whiskeys -- and authentic Irish meals and appetizers are on the menu.

    Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe at Downtown Disney
    Here you'll find four dining experiences from Wolfgang Puck at one location. Explore the taste sensations at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe, Express take out,...MORE Sushi Bar and Wolfgang Puck's Dining Room.

    Kouzzina
    Celebrating the Greek roots of Food Network star and Iron Chef Cat Cora, this family-friendly restaurant features time-honored traditional Greek and contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, with many of the recipes having been passed down through Cora's family.

    Flying Fish Cafe
    Reflecting the high-energy charm of an Eastern Seaboard pier, with a show kitchen where guests can watch the action, this restaurant features seasonal creations with an emphasis on seafood.