Top 5 Restaurants at Walt Disney World Resorts

Continuing my dining recommendation series I finally found a great way to share the resort dining at Walt Disney World with you…by linking up with Courtney and Mar for the Friday Five link up!  Click here for the full post.

There are 21 Disney owned accommodations at Walt Disney World each with their own dining options.  As you can image that equals to A LOT of restaurants (granted some not worth mentioning) that made a “top” list difficult at best to put together.  I thought a top 5 would be a great way to showcase my Five favorite WDW Resort restaurants so here we go!!!

  1. Kona Cafe.  Located on the 2nd floor of the Polynesian Village Resort and Villas this table service restaurant offers fantastic food any time of day.  I’ve had quite a few dishes here and loved every single one.  Be warned though, the table service bread is DIVINE.  Reservations are recommended but if you cant swing a reservation you can always sit at the sushi bar off to the side.  If you do choose to sit at the bar just know you wont get to try the table service bread.


2.  Narcossee’s.  Located on the lake at the Grand Floridian Resort this fine dining restaurant has some of the best views at a resort.  The food is spectacular, the service impeccable and the price point matches all of that.  Narcossee’s is also serving Sunday brunch now and I hope to check it out the next time I’m at Walt Disney World.  I’ve only eaten here once but it was fantastic and I have never heard anything negative about this location.  Reservations are strongly recommended especially around the time the fireworks go off (you can see it from the restaurant).


3.  Beaches and Cream.  A Table/Quick service eatery located at the Beach Club Resort this is where you will find amazing floats, ice cream and “the kitchen sink”.  This dessert is legendary featuring scoops of vanilla/chocolate/strawberry/coffee/mint chocolate chip smothered in every topping available (Marshmallow, Strawberry, Pineapple, Peanut Butter, Hot Fudge, Caramel, Chocolate Syrup, Whipped Cream, Toasted Almonds, and a Cherry).  This dessert is served in a mini sink and feeds 4 people!!!  You gotta try it just for the spectacle of it all.  The food here is typical diner style food, what you come here for is the dessert.  Reservations are accepted but not required.  If you are going during the summer for lunch I would recommend reservations but most of the time you can get in with no wait.


4.  Whispering Canyon.  Don’t let the name fool you this restaurant is anything but quite.  Located at The Wilderness Lodge the servers here are loud, rambunctious and encourage guests to get in on the fun.  Serving home-style barbecue food this restaurant is one of the very few places you can get the food served at the Hoop-Dee-Do dinner and Revue show without paying the steep ticket price.  Its a really fun atmosphere with great southern food.  Reservations are recommended but not required.

whispering canyon

5.  Victoria & Albert’s.  Oh you know I had to mention V&A!!!  Located at the Grand Floridian this AAA Five Diamond rated restaurant offers the pinnacle in Disney service with some of the best food I’ve had to date.  While I have only eaten here once and that was almost 10 years ago I still remember our fantastic experience and cant wait to one day go again.  Its a 7 or 10 course menu and reservations are required because the staff will contact you in advance to discuss food allergies and preferences.  You will get a customized menu to keep along with a rose for the lady in the party.  This is truly a one of a kind dining experience that I absolutely loved.  If you are in the market for a splurge, this is it!


Don’t forget, I can help you plan your vacation!!!  Here is the link to my facebook page or email me at rachael {at} DreamComeTrueVacations {dot}com

CHIME!!!  What’s your favorite restaurant outside of Disney Parks?  Have you ever spent more than $200/person for dinner?  Do you like interactive dining?


4 thoughts on “Top 5 Restaurants at Walt Disney World Resorts

  1. Great options! I love all of those. Kona is one of my favorites for any of the meals. My wife and I ate at V&A once, and it was amazing. I plan to go back eventually.

    One we always go back to is California Grill. The food, the view, all amazing.

    One of my favorites that is overlooked is Citricos at Grand Floridian. We had fantastic service and delicious food.

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