10 Essential Disney World Restaurants

I’m sure you’ve figured this out by now, but we love top ten lists. It’s just us, and David Letterman, hanging out, arguing about what belongs in the number one spot. But really – we love lists. They’re easy to read, and easy to make, and if you don’t like them, you should probably find a different blog to read. Today, we’re listing the top ten restaurants at Walt Disney World – we understand, that this is a controversial, highly debated list – but it’s our blog, and our opinions. So please please please, don’t send us hate emails. It’s just food – there’s way better things that you can be mad at us about – like the fact that we don’t recycle regularly,  have the habit of eating way too much frozen pizza, or get incredibly emotionally involved in The Bachelor.


We adore Boma. We think it’s the best buffet at Walt Disney World, bar none, plus you get to visit the incredible Animal Kingdom Lodge. You get to sample African inspired food that even the pickiest eater will like, but the most adventurous eater will be satisfied too.

-The California Grill

Half of the appeal of The California Grill is the experience. You are whisked by private elevator to the 13th story of The Contemporary Resort, where you have floor to ceiling window views of Bay Lake and The Magic Kingdom, as well as huge balconies you can watch the fireworks from. The food is incredible as too, with some of the best sushi you’ll ever try.

-Be Our Guest

This restaurant has become a modern classic. Some might think it’s overhyped, but you’re getting the chance to step inside a movie, and eat in places like The West Wing, and The Beast’s Ballroom. For that alone, it’s totally worth it.


At the end of the day, dinner at Ohana is just a lot of fun. I think, in Heaven, people will be walking around with giant sticks of endless steak and shrimp. It’s just a theory – but it’s a solid one.

-Monsieur Paul

This is the best food at Disney World, hands down. Head upstairs to the nicers of the two French restaurants in the France pavilion, and prepared to be wowed.


Homecoming has stolen our hearts lately. One of the many new restaurants at Disney Springs, it’s affordable, fantastic, and has incredible cocktails. Sometimes we go in for a drink, sometimes we pop in for a late night meal, but it’s always great.

-Tusker House

This is our favorite character meal at WDW. It has the ‘big’ characters (Mickey, etc), dressed in Safari garb, while you eat incredible food. Not many character meals combine great food and great character interaction, but Tusker House does.

-The Yachtsman Steakhouse

I have crazy respect for any restaurant that has a 24 ounce steak on the menu. I have even more respect or a restaurant that’s able to cook a steak that well, and make it taste incredible. This is an incredible date night spot, and we highly recommend it.  

-The Boathouse

We probably go to The Boathouse at least once a trip. We love their relaxed, dockside bar with views of the water, and incredible drinks. They have an amazing menu, with all kinds of price points. We’ve eaten their super cheap filet mignon sliders for MANY meals, and highly recommend them.

-Le Cellier

This steakhouse in the Canada pavilion is a cult-classic for a reason. Some people say it’s overrated, but we’ve had some incredible meals there, and we love the wine cellar ambiance.

So there you have it – our top ten restaurants to try at Walt Disney World. But honestly, no matter what you try, you’re going to love it.