Think dining in Disney World is no different than your typical theme park – think again! Disney has a wide variety of amazing restaurants to choose from in the parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. To help you decide where to eat on your Walt Disney World vacation, here are our picks for the top WDW table service (AKA sit down) restaurants in the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs.
Looking for a quick bite? Check out our list of the Top Quick Service in WDW Parks and Disney Springs.
Be Our Guest Restaurant
Located in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, Be Our Guest Restaurant is the ultimate in theming. Step into the Beast’s Castle for dinner (breakfast and lunch are quick service) and be transported into the iconic ballroom where Belle and the Beast share their romantic dance, the West Wing where the Enchanted Rose tries to hold on to its last petals, or the Rose Gallery with an oversized music box featuring Belle and the Beast.
Dinner choices are French- inspired, with choices such as roasted rack of lamb with golden couscous, ratatouille with quinoa, and braised beef with vegetables. Ready for dessert? Try the “grey stuff” cupcake – it’s delicious! Check out the full dinner menu over at AllEars.net.
Word of Mouse Tips: At dinner, though not technically a character meal, you may be able to meet and get a photo with the Beast himself! Reservations at Be Our Guest are very hard to get. Book your meal as soon as possible, up to 180 days out.
Located in Africa at Animal Kingdom, Tusker House is a character buffet with authentic African flavors. If you are looking for great character interaction and great food, this is your place. Mickey, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy dressed in their Safari gear make their way around to every table to take photos and sign autographs.
On our most recent trip, we dined at Tusker House for breakfast. Along side Disney classics like Mickey Waffles (yum!), we tried fried plantains, beef bobotie, and spiced corned beef hash. Everything was delicious! Menus are subject to change at lunch and dinner, and include choices for the adventurous and those who prefer more familiar foods.
Located in the Italian pavilion in Epcot’s Word Showcase, Via Napoli is often called the best place for pizza on Disney World property. When you go to Via Napoli, come hungry! The selection of breads, appetizers, entrees, and desserts is amazing and filling. The pizzas are big enough to feed a whole family. See the full lunch and dinner menu!
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
Looking for a cozy spot with great food? Look no further. Located near Muppet Vision 3D in Hollywood Studios, Mama Melrose’s is our choice for a sit-down lunch or dinner. The flatbreads are tasty and affordable, $15-17, and the pastas are fresh and authentic. See the full lunch and dinner menu.
Word of Mouse Tip: Book the Mama Melrose Fantasmic! Dining Package and receive priority seating at Fantasmic! that evening. Reserved seating will be front and center.
Located in The Landing at Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia is celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto’s first pan-Asian restaurant. The interior of this high-end restaurant is beautiful. Check out the stunning chandeliers in the photo above! If you’re thinking, wow, that looks expensive, you’re on the right track. Entree prices at Morimoto Asia range from the mid-$20s up to $100 or more for sashimi and sushi platters.
On our last visit to Morimota Asia, I got the crab Rangoon for $10 and a California roll for $12 – so $22 before tax wasn’t too hard on the wallet. And both were delicious!
What’s your favorite table service location in Disney World? Let us know in the comments!