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The Best Table Service Restaurants at Disney World:

A Foodie’s Guide to Disney World


While Disney is often known for its attractions, shows, and characters, for us—and many others—it's the food that truly steals the show! Some of our most cherished Disney memories revolve around the incredible meals and snacks we've savored during our countless trips to Disney World. If you're seeking the best table service restaurants at Disney World, look no further than our curated list of favorites below. From an enchanting dinner in Beast’s castle to charred octopus in Animal Kingdom, get ready for a culinary adventure that's as magical as it is delicious!


Be Our Guest

Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom

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Exterior of Be Our Guest in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom

Be Our Guest, located in Beast’s enchanted castle in Magic Kingdom, is an enchanting dining experience straight out of a fairy tale. However the $70/adult or $41/child pre-fixe menu left us with mixed feelings. While the food, including a rich French Onion Soup, Charcuterie platter, perfectly cooked Filet Mignon, and Sea Scallops, was delicious, the crowded and rushed atmosphere made it feel less intimate. Especially compared to other Disney dining experiences, Be Our Guest felt a bit lacking in personal touch for the price point.


Perfectly cooked filet mignon from Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom

Delicious scallop entree from Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom

We loved indulging in the dessert trio including the Grey Stuff, a Dark Chocolate Truffle, and a Lemon Jam Macaron.


Whimsical dessert platter at from Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom

While Be Our Guest is a unique experience within Beast’s enchanted castle, the trade-off between the immersive setting and a more personal dining atmosphere is something to consider when planning your dining experiences at Disney World. Although Be Our Guest may not be our top choice, it certainly captures the enchanting charm of Beauty and the Beast, making it a must-visit for fans of the classic Disney tale.


Beautiful theming at Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom

Cinderella’s Royal Table

Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom

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Exterior of Cinderella’s Royal Table in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom

Dining at Cinderella's Royal Table is a magical experience that you won’t want to miss during your Disney trip. We recommend experiencing it at least once, especially with kids. We recommend booking a reservation for breakfast, priced at $69/adult and $42/child, for a chance to dine inside the iconic Cinderella’s Castle itself. 


Maddy enjoying breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom

Since this is a character dining experience, be prepared to meet Disney princesses during your meal, adding a touch of magic to your dining experience. While you wait for your table, make sure to explore inside the castle as much as you can!



Indulge in a spread of assorted breakfast pastries for the table including moist blueberry Mickey muffins, flaky croissants and chocolate croissants before diving into your entrees.


Assorted breakfast pastries at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom

We recommend the perfectly cooked Steak and Eggs served with broccolini and a Boursin cheese sauce or the delicious Shrimp and Grits with a tomato jam, fried eggs, and a garlic baguette. While it’s a bit pricey, the attention to detail and magic of dining inside Cinderella’s castle make it a memorable experience for any Disney lover visiting Magic Kingdom.


Delicious shrimp and grits from Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom

Delicious steak and eggs from Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom

Grand Floridian Café

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Maddy enjoying coffee at the Grand Floridian Café

The Grand Floridian Café is all about elegance and charm. It's our go-to spot for a relaxing breakfast that kicks off our Disney resort days just right. With its Victorian-style ambiance and friendly staff, it feels like stepping back into old Florida. Breakfast begins with fresh biscuits served with a delicious orange butter.


Complimentary biscuits and butter at the Grand Floridian Café

Mickey waffles are a must, of course, but the Steak and Eggs with their signature cheesy hash brown casserole is Max’s personal favorite.


Steak and eggs, mickey waffles, eggs Benedict, and coffee at The Grand Floridian Café

Chicken and waffles, mickey waffles, and lobster Benedict from the Grand Floridian Café

I always go for the Traditional Eggs Benedict paired with a light and fresh marinated tomato salad or the Lobster Benedict served with cheesy hash brown casserole if it's available.


Delicious lobster Benedict from the Grand Floridian Café

Don't miss the Buttermilk-fried Chicken and Waffle—it's the perfect meal when you’re having a hard time deciding between sweet or savory.


Chicken and Mickey waffle from the Grand Floridian Café

Sanaa

Kidani Village, Animal Kingdom Resort Area

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Maddy enjoying the bread service at Sanaa

Nestled within Animal Kingdom Lodge, Sanaa is a culinary gem blending African cooking with Indian flavors that keeps us coming back for more. Our obsession with this restaurant is partly due to its irresistible bread service, priced at $22, and perfect for sharing between 2-3 people. Featuring five Indian inspired bread varieties paired with nine flavorful accompaniments, from sweet mango chutney to spicy red chile sambal, it’s a dish that never disappoints.


The famous bread service at Sanaa

Sometimes we find ourselves booking a reservation solely for cocktails and bread service - an afternoon or evening treat for just the two of us. However, Sanaa’s entrees are equally delicious, ranging from the traditional butter chicken to the bold flavors of pork vindaloo, and the unique Samaki Wa Kupaka, showcasing sustainable fish with a coconut gravy.


Maddy enjoying the delicious food and cocktails at Sanaa

Potjie Inspired from Sanaa

Maddy enjoying the delicious food and cocktails at Sanaa

The restaurant’s East African-inspired interior adds to the Animal Kingdom Lodge experience, and if you’re lucky enough to snag a table by the window, you might even catch a glimpse of safari animals passing by during your meal!


Safari view from Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Tiffins Restaurant

Discovery Island, Animal Kingdom Park

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Tiffins Restaurant in Animal Kingdom Park

Tiffins Restaurant, located  just outside Pandora, offers a one-of-a-kind dining adventure made for adventurous foodies like us. The restaurant's interior is a tribute to global travel, with photographs, paintings, and sculptures inspired by the Imagineers behind Disney's Animal Kingdom park and everywhere you turn, the theme of travel is perfectly executed.

Start your meal with the flavorful Charred Octopus, then treat yourself to the succulent Tamarind Braised Short Rib or opt for the indulgent Whole-Fried Sustainable Fish.



For drinks, sip on the refreshing Annapurna Zing, a mix of gin, passion fruit puree, and mint, or try the Snow Leopard Salvation, featuring vodka, Pear Liqueur, Ginger Beer, and Mint. 


Topolino’s Terrace 

Disney's Riviera Resort, Epcot Resort Area

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Maddy enjoying the Classic Sole Meunière at Topolino's Terrace at the Riviera Resort

Topolio’s Terrace is our go-to for an unforgettable dining experience at Disney World. Located atop the Riviera Resort, this signature rooftop restaurant exceeds our expectations with every visit. Even after dining at renowned restaurants around the world, Topolino’s remains a top contender for its exceptional cuisine and service. 


Our meal always starts with the Ricotta accompanied by freshly baked bread and aged balsamic.


Delicious ricotta at Topolino's Terrace at the Riviera Resort

My personal favorite is the Classic Sole Meunière, served with capers, baby squash, cauliflower, petite potatoes, while Max swears by the Filet Mignon, served with truffle pomme purée, asparagus, chanterelle mushrooms, and a bordelaise sauce.


Delicious classic Sole Meunière at Topolino's Terrace at the Riviera Resort

Perfectly cooked filet mignon from Topolino's Terrace at the Riviera Resort

In addition to our favorites, we’ve also tried the delicious Sea Scallops and Bouillabaisse, which are both great options that we would highly recommend.


Delicious scallops from Topolino's Terrace at the Riviera Resort

Delicious Bouillabaisse from Topolino's Terrace at the Riviera Resort

For dessert, the Fruits of the Forest is a playful choice featuring black currant mousse, blueberry sorbet, marinated berries, and hibiscus cake. Don’t forget the Warm Chocolate Cake, filled with caramel for an indulgent and delicious way to end your meal.


Maddy enjoying the Fruits of the Forest dessert from Topolino's Terrace at the Riviera Resort

 

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