Top 5 places to eat at Disney World

Ever since Walt Disney created Disney World he set the standard for today’s amusement parks. Even to this day, not many can top it. Disney World finds a way to make a simple amusement park meal, into a magical experience. You have the opportunity to be transported to a baseball game, New Orleans, or even under the sea. Eating at Disney World is more than just a meal, it’s an experience! Here are 5 unique and magical places to eat that are a must see on your next trip to Disney World.

Coral Reef Restaurant


This is definitely a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Located in Epcot’s Future World, The Coral Reef is lined with giant windows that gaze into an even greater aquarium. The scenery slowly diversifies during your meal so you will always be stunned at the ever-changing wildlife of the sea.

This restaurant is one of the pricier ones found in the Epcot’s Future World and has a primarily seafood dominated menu, but you can easily find something for all. The scenery itself is what the majority of the tourists come for but they stay for the ambience and comfort after a long day of adventure. The price range is about $15 to $29.99 USD per adult.

Casey’s Corner


This ballpark food themed restaurant is located on Main Streets USA in the Magic Kingdom.  If you miss the unique taste and feel of a ballpark hotdog this is the place for you. The uniquely themed restaurant makes you feel like you’re stuck in the 60’s and getting prepped for the 1961 World Series.

They have a very simple and classic menu that serves hot dogs, fries, nuggets and corndogs. The average price is about $14.99 and under. Casey’s Corner is a quick stop option for the family to grab a bite in-between their travels.


Tusker House Restaurant


The Tusker House is located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It is an African-American family style buffet. This restaurant has absolutely everything. Even the pickiest of eaters can find something they can enjoy on the buffet menu. They serve everything from scrambled eggs, strawberry turnovers, and fruit cobbler for breakfast to oven-roasted red skin potatoes with rosemary for dinner. The average price is around $30.00 to $59.99 USD per adult.

They also offer an in-character dining experience, but it is only for breakfast, so keep that in mind. With its wild theme, the whole family can enjoy the night at the Tusker House.

T-Rex Café


Looking to take your kids on an adventure of a lifetime? Look no further, the T-Rex café is like eating dinner on the set of Dinosaurs the movie. It is located in the Downtown Disney Area; you can’t miss it, just look for the giant dinosaurs. The Diner has a full prehistoric atmosphere; they even have a Build-A-Dino workshop inside. If you really want a treat, head to the Meteor Room and watch a meteor shower every couple of minutes.

The T-Rex Café is part of the Premium, Platinum and Wine and Dine packages. The average amount for meals is around $15 to $29.99 USD per adult.

Chef Mickey’s


This is a classic buffet located in the Magic Kingdom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. It is definitely one of the more popular locations to eat. Having in-costume characters serving your table such as Donald, Minnie, and the man himself – Mickey Mouse – will make anyone have a permanent smile. They serve anything from traditional meals such as chicken nuggets and pizza to more diverse meals like Thai Curry and Seasoned Salmon. Setting a reservation for this location is recommended since it is always in high demand. The average prices are about $30 to $59.99 USD per adult, so it is easily one of the more expensive restaurants in Disney World.

You can find detailed maps for these locations using the application Disney World Dining. When using applications on free Wi-Fi or out in a crowded area, try to use a virtual private network to mask your private information. Especially when traveling it is important to take extra security measures to keep flight, payment, and other travel information private.

Whether you decide to dine with Mickey, eat under the sea, or go back in time with the dinosaurs, you’re dining experience at Disney World will be like nothing you have ever experienced. Try out one of these restaurants, or discover your own favorite. It’s hard to go wrong when you’re at “the happiest place on earth.”

3 Comments on “Top 5 places to eat at Disney World

  1. Great post, Jess. You have made this post at the very right time. I’m planning to visit Disney World next month, and I will make sure to hop into these places at least once. Thanks 🙂


  2. Casey’s Corner has actually become an unexpected tradition for us. You just can’t beat the mega sized portions and affordable price. They definitely have some of the cheapest eats in the park!

  3. It’s been awhile since I have been to Disney World, wow the food and restaurants sure have improved. I really want to go back!

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