Zagat released its inaugural 2013 Orlando Survey recognizing Orlando as a true food-lover’s haven!
Covering 360 restaurants, 75 nightspots, shops, and more, the Zagat results are based on the opinions of 5,614 local consumers.
And, not surprisingly, several Walt Disney World venues made the top lists in many of the categories, from Top 10 Restaurants in Orlando to Best Decor to Winning Nightspot!
Let’s take a look at where Disney’s recommended in the new Zagat guide…
Top 10 Restaurants
Clocking in at an impressive second place in the Top 10 Restaurants in Orlando category, Victoria & Albert’s at the Grand Floridian takes the honors.
This elegant restaurant is also voted as best romantic venue.
And Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge receives accolades placing 8th in the Top 10 Category!
These restaurants are also highlighted in the “Best Food” and “Best Wine List” categories!
Top Rated Restaurants by Cuisine
For New American cuisine, Chef Scott Hunnel at Victoria & Albert’s gets top marks once again!
Best Eclectic/New World Restaurants
One of our favorite Downtown Disney restaurants, Paradiso 37, made the list in this category!
Best Japanese Restaurants
Looking for Japanese cuisine? Head to Epcot’s Teppan Edo!
Best Mexican Restaurants
Epcot’s La Hacienda de San Angel made the list of best Mexican restaurants in Orlando!
Best Seafood Restaurants
If you’re craving seafood while at Walt Disney World, Zagat readers suggest that you make a reservation at Flying Fish Cafe (definitely one of our most-recommended restaurants here on DFB!) at the BoardWalk Inn, or Narcoossee’s at the Grand Floridian.
Additional Disney restaurants with great decor according to Zagat: 50’s Prime Time Cafe and Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Boma and Sanaa at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort, Biergarten in Epcot’s Germany pavilion, and Restaurant Marrakesh in Epcot’s Morocco. We agree!
Find out why Prime Time Cafe is so beloved in our “Stories from 50’s Prime Time Cafe“!
These nightspots are known for their outstanding atmosphere, and it’s no surprise to find the Contemporary Resort’s California Grillin 4th place.
Jellyrolls at the BoardWalk Inn deserves applause for its tenth place recognition as well!
You won’t be alone if you have children in tow on your Disney vacation! Boma at the Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of the friendliest for kids according to Zagat.
Portobello at Downtown Disney is a great place for spending time outdoors.
Wanna check out the Zagat guide for yourself to see what other Orlando restaurants were voted tops in the city? Guides are are available for purchase in local bookstores and for free when using Google Search, Maps, and Google+.
Do you agree or disagree with these winners? Let us know your favorite Disney restaurants in the comments below!