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Best Disney World Restaurants For First Time Visitors

Best Disney World Restaurants For First Time Visitors

Planning a trip to Disney World takes a lot of planning! from making sure you have a room to seeing everything you can in the park. Though the most important thing that brings the family together is food. There are hundreds of restaurants through Disney World, and you can’t visit them all!

To avoid the bland and normal restaurants you can just visit at home, We have the perfect places lined up for you. From amazingly iconic restaurants to hidden wonders in the parks, We will be taking you through a perfect foodie heaven tour with our first-time visitor guide.


Location: Polynesian Resort…

‘Ohana is a Hawaiian themed buffet restaurant with to die for food. Though instead of circling around hotplates picking out the foods you want on a plate, skewers are actually brought to your table! The food is outstanding with many options. This restaurant is best during dinner, where the quality of food just skyrockets. Though mornings are fun for the little ones with characters such as Lilo and Stitch, Pluto, and even Mickey Mouse joining you for breakfast.

We Recommend: Pineapple Bread Pudding


Location: Animal Kingdom Lodge…

Boma is an African styled buffet that gives you the experience of food from all over the continent. It is a gorgeous setting of an African marketplace with fantastic culture rich food. Though if your kiddies are picky eaters, there are some American classics to munch on as well. You can even watch the chefs prepare the food at dinner in the onstage kitchen. And for those of age can partake in amazing African wine available by the glass.

We Recommend: Zebra Domes

Be Our Guest

Location: Magic Kingdom…

This Beauty and the Beast themed restaurant brings you into this gorgeous scene of the most well-known song from the movie. This restaurant is such a treasure since the menu is so different from breakfast to lunch to dinner. You must go more than once at different times just to experience the amazing flavours they have to offer. It is also such a popular restaurant, you must make a reservation or you may not get in.

We Recommend: The Grey Stuff

Chef Mickey’s

Location: Contemporary Resort…

Chef Mickey’s is a family loving comfort food restaurant with the most iconic characters of the park. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto all hand out as you enjoy your meal. This is definitely the best place to go if you adore the characters or just for the kids to have fun.

We Recommend: Mickey Waffles

Yak & Yeti

Location: Animal Kingdom Park…

For a pan-Asian experience, look no further than this stunning Nepalese styled restaurant. They are rather underrated for the amazing quality of food. Though this also means there are never long wait times, so even if you happen to forget your reservation, you can definitely get in last minute.

We Recommend: Fried Wontons Dessert

Le Cellier

Location: Epcot – Canada Pavilion…

For a fancier date night away from the children, this wine cellar restaurant is absolutely lovely. Le Cellier is a Canadian chateau where you can gorge yourself of amazing steak and seafood options. With such an elegant aesthetic, this is by far one of the best restaurants in Disney World.

We Recommend: Maple Creme Brulee

California Grill

Location: Contemporary Resort…

California Grill is a magical place to dine. What sets it apart from so many other restaurants is that you can watch the amazing Wishes firework display while eating. It has a lovely modern look to it with very Californian cuisine. And with a very large bar, you can drink to your heart’s content.

We Recommend: With a seasonally changing menu, it’s definitely your choice.

Crystal Palace

Location: Magic Kingdom…

This gorgeous restaurant is home to Pooh and his friends in a Victorian-era theme. With a grand buffet, you can eat as much as you want with your favourite storybook characters.

We Recommend: Pooh’s Breakfast Lasagna

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre Restaurant

Location: Hollywood Studios…

Have you always wanted to sit in a drive-in like the old movies and munch? This restaurant brings back the 50’s vibes with old sci-fi movies that you can watch while eating. With the amazing atmosphere the restaurant brings, it makes you truly feel like you are dining under the stars.

We Recommend: The Angus Chuck Burger

50’s Prime Time Cafe

Location: Hollywood Studios…

Another 50’s style restaurant that sweeps you back to the time. With amazing comfort food from a retro kitchen, dining here is like dining in a classic movie. It brings such a fun environment that you will never want to leave this era.

We Recommend: Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop

Location: Beach Club Resort…

Even though the restaurant is a typical burger joint, there is nothing common about the aesthetic. With a retro look and incredible food, there is no way you can’t love this awesome restaurant. Though the best thing this burger joint brings to the table is their ice cream sundaes and desserts.

We Recommend: No Way Jose


Location: Epcot – Germany Pavilion…

If you have ever wanted to experience authentic German cuisine, Biergarten is the place to go. It makes you feel you are celebrating Oktoberfest all year round with not only the food but also live German entertainment. It is definitely a fun experience for everyone.

We Recommend: Bavarian Cheesecake

Trails End Restaurant

Location: Fort Wilderness Lodge…

Trails End may be another buffet within the park, but their western environment and hearty foods makes for a much more unique. It may not be as fancy as 1900 Park Fare or Boma though it still brings good vibes and great food.

We Recommend: Barbeque Ribs

1900 Park Fare

Location: Grand Floridian Resort and Spa…

If you are looking for a great character meal, this is definitely the place to be. With characters like Alice, Tigger, Pooh, Mary Poppins, and even the Mad Hatter, you are bound to have the time of your life as you get to interact with them. There’s even the whole Cinderella family, including the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming. The entire experience is fun for anyone of all ages.

We Recommend: Floridian Strawberry Soup

Liberty Tree Tavern

Location: Magic Kingdom…

Liberty Tree Tavern brings a New England colonial style to the massive park. Though even with the gorgeous atmosphere, the absolute best thing about this restaurant is the Toffee cake. It is a must have just to come for that.

We Recommend: The Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake

Holly Smith

I'm Holly a Mum of 4 with a love for everything Disney & Orlando!

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