Where To Eat At Walt Disney World ?
By Raj Aryan on December 22, 2009
Walt Disney World offers its guests more than 100 different dining options. Formal restaurants, family dining, theme dining, character meals, quick bites and treats from cart vendors are all available throughout Disney's complex. From mouthwatering steaks to sushi to smoked turkey sandwiches with avocado mayonnaise, dining in Walt Disney World is diverse and delicious. The Florida vacation hot spot continually offers guests culinary choices to please even the most discerning palette.
There are four main theme parks at Walt Disney World. Within each park reside a variety of sit-down restaurants, counter-service restaurants, theme or character dining options and food cart vendors. Several of the best dining options at Disney World are eateries located within the theme parks.
* Cinderella's Royal Table
Located in Cinderella's Castle, the "Dreams Come True Dinner" is a recommended dining experience, especially if you have a little princess in your party. This is a character dining experience. Characters that appear may include Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming, Jasmine, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Princess Aurora and Snow White.
The dinner meal includes choices of appetizer, entree and dessert as part of a fixed priced meal. Appetizers range from green salad to a delicious corn and crab chowder. The lemon lavender chicken is a recommended entree choice as are the pork chops or cavatappi pasta. For dessert, don't miss the créme brulée.
* The Crystal Palace
Located on Main Street U.S.A. around the corner from Casey's Corner, The Crystal Palace has one of the best breakfast buffets in Disney. Make a reservation for this restaurant to share a breakfast buffet experience with the character of Winnie the Pooh. Dine on fluffy eggs, decadent pastries, fresh fruit, Mickey Ear waffles and amazing omelets. The characters including Pooh Bear, Eyeore, Piglet, and Tigger will visit each table and pose for pictures while you eat. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere festive. Breakfast at The Crystal Palace is a great way to start a Disney day.
* Liberty Tree Tavern
To the left of Cinderella's Castle is the pathway to Liberty Square. In the square is the Liberty Tree Tavern, a great lunch spot serving an amazing New England clam chowder. Visit the Tavern for a hearty lunch of tasty New England pot roast, a juicy Angus cheeseburger or even a flavorful vegetarian potpie. The Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake is recommended for dessert.
Epcot is divided into two sections, the World Showcase and Future World, both with many great places to eat. If trying dishes from different countries sounds exciting and delicious, plan several meals in the World Showcase. There are eleven different countries represented serving sit-down meals, quick-bites and some of the tastiest coffee drinks in Epcot. Future World offers an equally eclectic collection of food choices from traditional American burgers to pan-seared Ahi tuna.
* Le Cellier Steakhouse (World Showcase: Canada)
One of the most popular restaurants in Walt Disney World, Le Cellier Steakhouse is one you will need reservations in order to get a table, even for lunch. The atmosphere is warm and the food is extremely hearty and flavorful. For an appetizer, start with the rich Canadian cheddar cheese soup. It is a steakhouse, so a steak is recommended. Excellent choices include the mushroom Filet Mignon and the coffee-rubbed Kansas City Strip Steak. However, for the non-meat eater, the sauteed potato gnocchi is outstanding. For dessert, consider the chocolate "Moose" or the apple-rhubarb crumble.
* The Biergarten Restaurant (World Showcase: Germany)
A festive, family atmosphere, The Biergarten is an all-you-can-eat German buffet served in the Oktoberfest tradition. There is a polka band and guests are encouraged to take a twirl on the dance floor in between feasting on the best German food at Disney. Diners are seated at long tables with other guests so the atmosphere is very friendly. The buffet includes hot and cold offerings as well as amazing pastries and strudels for dessert. For beer lovers there are many German and European choices available. On the buffet, do not miss the sauerbraten, Bavarian cabbage salad, homemade spaetzle, pork roast and baked veal loaf.
* Teppan Edo (World Showcase: Japan)
Miso soup, sushi and Teppan-Yaki entrees are all served around a flattop grill/table combination and cooked to perfection by your personal chef. Kids will love the show the table chef gives as he flips shrimp tails behind his back and creates a steaming volcano out of onion slices. The food is fresh, hot and full of flavor. The atmosphere is relaxing and suitable for couples, families or larger parties.
* Coral Reef (Future World: The Living Seas)
If you are going to eat seafood during a Disney World trip, this is the restaurant to visit. They offer succulent seafood that is fresh and cooked expertly by top chefs. For appetizers the creamy lobster soup and the shrimp and lobster cakes are superb. The blackened catfish served over pepper jack cheese grits is spicy and full of rich flavors but for non-seafood eaters, try the wild mushroom lasagna or the grilled New York Strip Steak. The almond gelato with passion fruit sauce is a dessert favorite.
* Sunshine Season Food Fair (Future World: The Land)
Perfect for lunch, the Food Fair offers items from sandwiches and salads to noodle dishes and pork chops. There is something for everyone and many of the fresh ingredients are grown right there in The Land's greenhouses.
* Kringla Bakeri og Cafe (World Showcase: Norway)
Viking coffee, espresso and pastries are all recommended at this small counter service stop. This is the perfect place to grab a specialty coffee and treat before Epcot's evening fireworks display.
Disney Hollywood Studios
* Hollywood Brown Derby
The Brown Derby is located on Hollywood Boulevard across from the giant Mickey Sorcerer's hat. It serves American food with Hollywood style and is most famous for its Cobb salad. They are open for lunch and dinner but reservations are recommended.
* Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
Eating at this restaurant is like dining at an old-fashioned drive-in that only plays snippets of classic Sci-Fi movies. The table are cars and you dine while the movie clips play. It is a great place to eat with kids. The Rueben is outstanding and the hamburgers are always a hit. Not to be missed is the large and extremely filling ice cream sundae for dessert. It is located on Commissary Lane.
* Toy Story Pizza Planet Arcade
A replica of Pizza Planet from the Toy Story movie, it is a great place for pizza, salads and fun. It is located on the Streets of America across from Muppet Vision 3-D.
* Tusker House
This restaurant located in the Africa area of the park is a lunch and dinner buffet. It features American and African cuisine with dishes like couscous salad, hummus, curry chicken and rotisserie pork loin. The warm banana pudding is excellent for dessert.
Dining in the Resorts
* California Grill
Featuring Californian-Asian fusion cuisine, this amazing restaurant is located on the top floor of the Contemporary Resort with one of the best views of the evening's fireworks from the Magic Kingdom.
* Boma (Animal Kingdom Lodge)
African and American cuisine served buffet style, Boma is a flavorful bounty of delicious foods. Make sure to try the FuFu, mashed sweet and white potatoes spiced with cinnamon and coriander.
* Victoria and Albert's (Grand Floridian)
This is the ultimate in elegant Disney dining. Victoria and Albert's is not for a casual family meal or a quick bite before taking in a fireworks display. This fine dining, Disney style. Meal choices include Poulet Rouge, Wild Turbot, lamb, duck and Australian "Kobe" beef tenderloin to name but a few. Reservations are required.
Finding a good place to eat or dine is not difficult when visiting Walt Disney World. Most restaurants and quick-service eateries are participating members of the Disney Dining plan. The Dining Plan can be included in most vacation packages and can save guests about 40 percent on their vacation dining.
It is strongly recommended for guests to make advanced dining reservations at most Disney table service restaurants, Character dining, Dinner Shows, and Grand Gatherings. Reservations can be made by calling (407) 939-3463 (407-WDW-DINE), through your concierge at your Disney Resort hotel, from your in-room telephone by touching 55, or by touching *88 on any Disney World resort pay telephone.
Raj Aryan is a content writer. Presently working with a India Tours company . Find cheap vacation packages and online at Cheap flights tickets to India, providing the best selection and availability of cheap tickets.
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