I love Disney Dining, but I ALSO love saving money – which is basically an oxymoron most of the time. Disney Dining is synonymous with expensive, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Certain Disney restaurants offer more bang for your buck (so to speak), so you can stretch your hard earned vacation dollars further, and have more money to spend on Dole Whip, and custom Disney Merch (because those are the things in life that really matter, right?). Today, we’re making a list of the restaurants you should be eating at while enjoying the most magical place on earth, if you’re looking for the best value.
1. The Kona Cafe, The Polynesian Village Resort
The Kona Cafe is heralded on the internet as the hidden gem of Walt Disney World (and for good reason). It’s the best breakfast place on property (you aren’t really living until you try the macadamia nut, pineapple pancakes), and dinner offers a variety of sushi rolls and affordable, delicious entrees. To top it off, it’s usually easy to grab a reservation, and they have the BEST bread service on property.
2. The Grand Floridian Cafe, The Grand Floridian Resort
We love this restaurant for a it’s great burger, and it’s amazing steaks at affordable prices. Honestly, we just like any chance we have to go to The Grand Floridian, and feel fancy, at this beautiful Victorian style hotel. The portions here are large enough to share, and this airy, beautiful restaurant always has great service.
3. Le Chefs De France, Epcot
Chefs De France continues to be our favorite Epcot restaurant if we’re looking for a bargain – and mainly because they offer so many appetizers that can be turned into meals. Their soups and flatbreads are some of the most delicious things on the menu, and they’re very generous in size. Combining that, with baguette, and a glass of french red wine, and you have an affordable french meal, in a romantic atmosphere.
4. Nine Dragons, Epcot
Nine Dragons has an unfair, bad reputation. Sure, the food used to suck – but they have a new menu, and it’s great (and affordable!). The dining room is beautiful, and you can almost always get a reservation.
5. Olivia’s, Old Key West.
I almost don’t want to put Olivia’s on this list, because I don’t want it to be ‘discovered’. Olivia’s is one of my favorite places on property – full of laid back charm, great food, and reasonable prices.