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Where to eat in Walt Disney World Orlando?

Updated on June 9, 2011
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Walt Disney World has over 250 restaurants inside the parks without counting the quick stands. Yes, mind boggling, indeed! Some of the finest dining and delicious food items can be found at Walt Disney World Resorts. Here is a list of top restaurants in Walt Disney World that range from high-end places to fast eateries to inexpensive restaurants to help you decide where to eat in Walt Disney World. Check out the official walt disney world website for a whole big list of restaurants.

Eating inside WDW can get expensive. Spend enough time to pick the restaurants that won't damage your health or your wallet.

1.The Hollywood Brown Derby

hollywood brown derby restaurant
hollywood brown derby restaurant

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 Located at Disney's Hollywood Studios park at Hollywood Boulevard offering lunch and dinner in an upscale setting and serves contemporary American cuisine with price ranging from $36 to $60 per dinner item. This Hollywood Brown Derby is modeled after the original in Los Angeles, California and serves many of the same favorites including the famous Brown Derby Cobb Salad and the Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake. The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort is an authentic replica of the famous Brown Derby, a longstanding Hollywood landmark and haunt for Tinseltown's biggest and brightest personalities.

2. Tusker House Restaurant

Tusker House Restaurant is in the Harambe village in the Africa area of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The flavors of Africa are drummed up in exotic lunch and dinner buffets that include a variety of vegetarian and meat-based options, such as:

Curried rice salad
Fresh fruit
Green bean and onion salad
Hummus and baba ghanoush
Jollaf rice
Marrakech couscous
Pearl couscous with sweet basil essence
Sliced cold cuts
Spiced tandoori tofu
Spicy South African preserves
Tabbouleh
Traditional salads
Tunisian couscous salad
Vegetable samosas
Beer and wine are served at the Dawa Bar next door to Tusker House Restaurant. At breakfast, you can get a pretty big plate of hot breakfast items for about $5.

3. Victoria and Albert’s (expensive place to eat in Walt Disney World)


Dinner jacket is required for gentlemen (tie optional) and dress or pants ensemble for ladies. Victoria & Albert's restaurant in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa fashions a unique menu each night of exceptional, contemporary American cuisine served with unparalleled charm and elegance.

A 10-year recipient of the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award, this restaurant serves fine cuisine with wine pairings from an award-winning cellar. The renowned, 6-course prix fixe menu is prepared artfully each day with ingredients culled fresh from the world market. Victoria & Albert's restaurant offers an intimate 2-hour to 2.5-hour dining experience in an adult- oriented atmosphere. Children under the age 10 will not be served.

Price: Over $100 per person. Keep this in mind before deciding where to eat in Walt Disney World and see if your budget allows it.

inside Victoria and Alberts restaurant
inside Victoria and Alberts restaurant

4. The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Theme Park serves a buffet of American cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy Character Dining with Winnie the Pooh and friends for a willy nilly delicious good time!

Step into The Hundred Acre Wood as you enter this whimsical restaurant. Marvel at the colorful Character topiary of Winnie the Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger. The light and airy ambience fits the upbeat blustery mood, surrounded by Victorian elegance.

You can also try the Main Street Bake Shop which is a great option for a cheaper breakfast. In addition to baked goods, mostly priced in the $2-$3 range, you can get breakfast quiche or cottage cheese and fruit for around $4.

5. 50's Prime Time Cafe

The Prime Time Cafe is not so much a restaurant as an experience. 50's Prime Time Café serves classic American comfort food in a TV-themed setting. The restaurant sits across from Echo Lake in Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park .

The 50's Prime Time Café menu includes family favorites like golden fried chicken, traditional meatloaf and pot roast, cooked the way Mom used to make it—that is, if Mom were a 1950s sitcom star.

Be welcomed into Mom's family and feel at home in her kitchenette. But Mom expects you to mind your manners, so don't be surprised if she tells you to keep your elbows off the table. It's all part of the old-fashioned fun and gentle ribbing that's served up along with the food making it easy to decide where to eat in Walt Disney World.

It is a great place to eat in Walt Disney World (Disney MGM Studios). Full service restaurant and lounge where you'll feel like you're in a '50s sitcom. Pot roast, chicken pot pie and meat loaf with mushroom gravy are standouts.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I will be going this december so thanks for sharing.

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      Rockerfella 3 years ago

      Very good article. For a less expensive quick service option, I have to get the ribs from Flame Tree BBQ in Animal Kingdom every visit.

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      Mary 6 years ago

      My son has a severe peanut allergy - how accommodating are the resorts for this allergy? We'd like to book some character meals, if possible.

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      gss 7 years ago from Florida

      You are right... there are some excellent restaurants at Walt Disney World. Great food and great vacation. Thanks for the resources.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for the lovely pictures and great information

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      hafeezrm 8 years ago from Pakistan

      nice hub, full of useful information. I have been to Disney World, Orlando, huge complex but the ticket is equally grand and also food very costly. But I loved their baked salmon filet.

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