*Walt Disney World Signature Restaurant
Using This Chart: Using our Walt Disney World Dining Survey readers of this website are asked one simple question, "Would you dine here again?" Since 2007 we have been collecting data on restaurant service, food quality, and theming. However, it became apparent that at Walt Disney World, good service is the norm; poor experiences tend to be isolated events. Most restaurants are well themed and food quality tends to meet or beat a minimum level of acceptableness.
What to Expect. The best restaurants can be found outside the park at the Magic Kingdom area hotels. The Contemporary, Polynesian Village, and Grand Floridian resorts are a short ride away by monorail and well worth the trip. Wilderness Lodge and Fort WIlderness Resorts are a scenic boat ride away. All Disney transportation is complimentary. For quick service, Kids' meals now offer alternatives to french fries such as grapes and sugar-free apple sauce. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn at Frontierland is a favorite among Disney World veterans - check out the toppings bar! The Contempo Cafe at Disney's Contemporary Resort offers fresh menu options such as flatbread pizza and a smoked turkey BLT. For table service, Be Our Guest Restaurant gets high marks for overall quality and atmosphere. Those wishing to dine in Cinderella Castle should strongly consider Be Our Guest first. Although Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Resort is great for breakfast, it gets very high marks for dinner too. Enjoy the causal elegance at the Grand Floridian Cafe or the rustic allure of Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort.
What the experts say. Don't get your hopes up, table service dining in the Magic Kingdom will leave a lot to be desired. The new Be Our Guest Restaurant is an exception and is earning very high scores in our survey. Parents will find Magic Kingdom restaurants to be kid-friendly and that might just be enough help them overlook the mediocre menus of the Magic Kingdom. For the best dining, try one of the Magic Kingdom area hotels; with the unique transportation options at Disney World, getting there is half the fun.
Restaurant Information presented on this page is subject to change without notice.
Be Our Guest Captain Cooks Columbia Harbour House Contempo Cafe Cosmic Ray’s Main Street Bakery Pecos Bill Cafe Pinocchio Village Haus Roaring Fork Sleepy Hollow Tomorrowland Terrace Gasparilla Island Grill
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Last update August 2014 by Darren Wittko