What to Eat at Walt Disney World

Last month I had the opportunity to go to Orlando, Florida and visit Walt Disney World for the first time with a group of my favorite bloggers. Of course we ate all the things, which means I can share with you this handy little guide of “What to Eat at Walt Disney World!” 

There are a bunch of great tips on where to find some really good eats in this guide of What to Eat at Walt Disney World!

I just want to preface this post with saying, I took over 1300 photos on my 4 day trip to Walt Disney World. I then had to whittle that amount down to the VERY best ones, because I’m sure you just want to get right down to the nitty gritty of what was delicious.

Side note- everything is delicious.

But I’m going to share my very favorite places. Where they are, what to order, and what you can expect to pay.

WHERE TO STAY:

Before we get into all of that though, let me share with you where I stayed!

Disney's Boardwalk Resort in Orlando Florida(photo courtesy of Disney’s Boardwalk Resort)

We were set up at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. This charming water-front hotel has all the amenities and luxuries you could ever desire. The rooms are stunning and very well kept. Although, you won’t spend much time in them with all there is to see on the boardwalk! A swimming pool with a slide, shopping, dining and short walk to Epcot are all nearby.

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
2101 North Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8442
(407) 939-6200

Disney's Boardwalk Resort

You can expect to pay between $400-$700+ for these 5 star rooms.

HOW TO PACK:

If this is your first time traveling to Walt Disney World, might I also suggest bringing a big bag that can fit all the goodies you’ll bring back? We were all outfitted with a gorgeous American Tourister suitcase for this trip. I went with the largest bag, knowing that it would be perfect for traveling with my husband and I.
American Tourister Bag! These light bags are only 10.4 pounds, but hold SO MUCH MORE!
These bags are super light! At just 10.4 pounds, I can pack loads more without worrying about going over the airline weight limit.

WHERE TO EAT:

Let’s just jump right in, shall we?

THE FLYING FISH CAFE

The Flying Fish Cafe near Disney's Boardwalk Resort

On our first night in Florida we dined at the Flying Fish Cafe. This restaurant is located right next to the gorgeous Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, so we just walked right over.

The ambiance of this fine establishment was so enchanting.

Flying Fish Cafe at Walt Disney World

The ceilings were lined with glowing orbs that resembled bubbles. I couldn’t keep my eyes off of them!

Flying Fish Cafe in Walt Disney World!

The open kitchen was a nice touch. Being able to see the chefs at work was a really fun thing. But what I loved the most was the food. This newly remodeled restaurant has a menu full of premium sustainable fish dishes and steak with a contemporary flair.

The Flying Fish Cafe at Disney's Boardwalk near Epcot

My top picks: 

Appetizers – Yellowfin Tuna OR Kurobuta Pork Belly

Main Dish – Ocean’s Bounty Sustainable Fish OR Main Lobster Nero Pasta

Dessert – Under the Sea

PRICE: $$ to $$$

This fine establishment does include a kid’s menu, which is great for being able to dine together as a family. There is also a dress code, so make sure to pack something dressy casual for this place! You’ll want to make a reservation for The Flying Fish Cafe place HERE.

 

BE OUR GUEST RESTAURANT

Be Our Guest Restaurant located in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

The next morning we headed into Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to the Be Our Guest Restaurant. This gorgeous restaurant is made to look like the castle that’s featured in Beauty and The Beast. The decor was simply spot on. From hand crafted stained glass windows, to sculptures and even the forbidden west wing!

Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World!

This place was just too much fun to not include in my favorites! Plus the food was magical!

Fried Croissant Doughnut at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World!

Every breakfast comes with a complimentary plate of pastries, which I thought was awesome.

The Gray Stuff from Beauty and the Beast's Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World!

Of course we had to “Try the gray stuff” – it’s delicious! If you’re a Beauty and the Beast fan, you might recognize the line from the song “Be Our Guest”. This cupcake was their rendition of “the gray stuff.” And yes, it was delicious!

My top picks for breakfast:

Sweet – Croissant Doughnut (pictured above)

Savory – Croque Madame

PRICE: $ to $$

Make your reservation early, I’ve heard this place books up quickly! You can do that HERE.

 

TIFINS

Tiffins Restaurant in Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom

Set off on a culinary expedition of international cuisine at this restaurant inspired by exploration and adventure! Our second night we went to the Animal Kingdom to check out Tiffins. This place was truly beautiful. Each room is decked out with different adventures from around the globe.

Set off on a culinary expedition of international cuisine at this restaurant inspired by exploration and adventure.

The Disney creators have traveled and immersed themselves in different cultures, then bring that all back here. This restaurant is truly all about story telling. In fact, they encourage the guests to share their own stories about their travels.

Set off on a culinary expedition of international cuisine at this restaurant inspired by exploration and adventure.

Once you taste the food, you’ll be transported on your own culinary adventure!

Delicious food at Tifins in Animal Kingdom

Everything we ate was so well thought out, and paired perfectly with sides and sauces.

Set off on a culinary expedition of international cuisine at this restaurant inspired by exploration and adventure.

My top picks:

Appetizer – Lobster- Popcorn Thai Curry Soup

Main Dish – Hoisen Glazed Halibut

Dessert – Calamansi Mousse

PRICE: $$$

You’ll definitely want to check out this fine dining establishment. Again, there is a kid-friendly menu, which makes family dining that much more enjoyable. Get your reservation, view the full menu and more HERE.

 

TRATTORIA AL FORNO

Trattoria al Forno is an Italian restaurant located right on Disney's Boardwalk!

Old World favorites delight the whole family at this casual Italian restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk. We were able to walk right over to enjoy an Italian infused breakfast on our third day!

Everything was simply out of this world, and the view of the lake outside was also a nice touch!

Trattoria al Forno - breakfast!

My top picks:

Sweet – Berries and Cream Pancakes

Savory – Breakfast Pizza OR Poached Eggs

PRICE: $ to $$

Trattoria al Forno also serves lunch and dinner, which I am definitely checking out next time I’m there! You can get reservations HERE.

 

EPCOT FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is off the charts!

If you’re looking for the perfect time to head to Walt Disney World, you should definitely go during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival! I have never been, so I was simply blown away by all there is to see and eat! Come hungry!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Taste your way around the world with several different cuisines and beverages! With small plates and affordable prices, you can enjoy so much!

My top picks:

Canada – Canadian cheddar cheese soup served with a pretzel roll

Greece – Loaded Greek Nachos

Islands of the Caribbean – Mojo Pork with Black Beans, Cilantro Rice and Pickled Red Onions

Farm Fresh – Loaded Mac and Cheese

PRICE: $

Check out all the vendors and menu items HERE.

 

MORIMOTO ASIA

Morimoto Asia Restaurant at Disney Springs

If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine, then Morimoto Asia is definitely a spot you don’t want to miss! Nestled in the heart of Disney Springs and surrounded by tons of great shopping, this restaurant has loads to offer.

Morimoto Asia restaurant at Disney Springs Walt Disney World

The inside of the restaurant is decked out in the most beautiful glass and wood work. We dined upstairs with a gorgeous view.

Morimoto Asia Restaurant in Disney Springs

Chef Morimoto of Iron Chef America is the owner of this restaurant and he happened to be there that night that we were there!

So yeah, I got a selfie with him. Naturally.

Chef Morimoto!

He was a super nice guy, very funny!

The food though… outstanding! You’re going to LOVE this place!

Tower of Sushi from Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs!

My husband and I are huge fans of sushi, so I can’t wait to take him here and let him try all the good food!

Morimoto Asia Spare Ribs

My top picks:

Appetizer – Pork Dumplings OR Eel & Avocado Sushi Roll

Main – Morimoto Spare Ribs OR Orange Chicken

Dessert – Mochi Mochi

PRICE: $$

You’ll definitely want to give this place a try and do some shopping at the Disney Springs as well! Get your reservation and view the full menu HERE.

 

SNACKS AND TREATS

Snacks and Treats at Walt Disney World!

Of course I couldn’t turn down all the different snacks and treats located throughout the parks. There were cupcakes, cake pops, and of course the famous Dole Whips to be had.

Loads of fun tips and places to get the BEST treats in Walt Disney World!

Here are some of my favorites –

Cupcakes – Boardwalk Bakery, Starring Rolls Cafe

Cake Pops & Candy Apples – Beverly Sunset

Dole Whips – Tamu Tamu Refreshments

Shaved Ice – Kabuki Cafe

Mickey Pretzel – The Land Cart

Cookies and Cream Funnel Cake – Funnel Cake Cart

Ice Cream – Ample Hills Creamery

DON’T MISS THIS

As if there wasn’t enough food and fun rides to enjoy, there’s also the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Halloween time is so magical at Walt Disney World! It’s an extra charge for a ticket to the late night party that includes a parade, shows and even trick or treating, but it’s definitely worth it!

Dress up and have fun with the light shows and shorter lines!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Parade plus so many more tips to doing Walt Disney World!

You’ll definitely want to catch the Hocus Pocus performance at Cinderella’s castle too. The whole cast is out with many surprise guests!

Hocus Pocus performance at Walt Disney World!

I hope you are ready to plan your next trip to Walt Disney World, and I sure hope you found some good tips here! You seriously can not go wrong with any restaurant there, they are all so good!

If you’ve been and have some good recommendations, please leave them in the comments! I’m already planning my next trip! 🙂

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Disclaimer – I was provided with my room, tickets and most meals on this trip. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
5 Responses
  1. bobbi dougherty

    I ate at the German restaurant in Epcot. It. Was. Awesome. So good. Buffet style and all you can eat….which I couldn’t. lolol Thanks for sharing. We are pass holders and go all the time. 🙂

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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