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Answers to Five Frequently Asked Disney Dining Questions

Where can I find a great steak at Disney World? How about a fabulous vegetarian meal? A beer? Live Music? My Lost Dining Reservations?

After years of answering questions from our readers, we at the DFB know the information that you most need to make your Disney Dining worry-free. We’ve been covering frequently asked questions here on DFB for a while, but today we’re answering a few of our favorites!

Wondering where to find a great steak in Disney World? We've got the answers!

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Let’s take a look at a few of our favorite FAQs…

5 Frequently Asked Disney Dining Questions

Here are five frequently asked questions about Disney food that we’ve included in the DFB Guide to lead you to fantastic finds!

1. Where can I find a great steak in Disney World?

We recommend Yachtsman Steakhouse, Le Cellier Steakhouse, Jiko, Shula’s Steak House, and Flying Fish Café. Lesser known spots we also suggest include Teppan Edo and Kona Cafe! Yes, you can find a great steak in Walt Disney World!

Rib Eye with Sweet Potato Beignets at Yachtsman Steakhouse

2. Where can I find a good beer in Disney World?

Craft beers are becoming more widely available at Disney’s bars, lounges, and restaurants. Just a few of our favorites include featured craft beers in Epcot’s Italy pavilion, The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Raglan Road Pub in Downtown Disney. Beer is made on-premise at Big River Grill and Brewing Works on Disney’s Boardwalk.

Of course, don’t forget to visit Rose and Crown Pub in Epcot for a great British beer list!

Choose Your Own Beer Flight of Warsteiner, Magners, Kilkenny, and Smithwicks at Raglan Road!

If you just need a six-pack for your hotel room fridge, your Disney World resort store will sell them (though they may be outrageously priced).

To save a few bucks, venture to one of the two Hess Stations on Walt Disney World property. One is across from the Boardwalk Resort; the other is across from Downtown Disney and is within easy walking distance.

3. Where can I find a fabulous vegetarian meal in Disney World?

The Animal Kingdom Lodge offers two restaurants with great vegetarian options. At Boma, the buffet has a wide selection of items for vegetarians. Nearby in Kidani Village, the menu at Sanaa has an entire section devoted to vegetarian selections.

There are great counter service options too. Sunshine Seasons and Tangierine Cafe in Epcot offer some unique meals. Look for the pressed vegetable sandwich at several locations in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s delicious!

Vegetable Sandwich in Disney's Hollywood Studios

4. Where can I find live music in Disney World?

Music lovers should head to House of Blues and Raglan Road in Downtown Disney, and Biergarten in Epcot!

For music with comedy, Ye-haa Bob’s piano act at the River Roost Lounge in the Port Orleans Riverside resort is a lot of fun. Jellyrolls at the BoardWalk entertains with live dueling pianos! We recommend checking their entertainment schedules to make sure you don’t miss any of the good stuff.

5. Where can I find my lost dining reservations in Disney World?

It happens. While riding Tower of Terror, lining up for character greetings, and shopping for souvenirs, you suddenly can’t remember what time you booked dinner.

Take a break from the fun and head to the nearest Guest Relations location or visit your Resort’s Front Desk. Not only will they clue you in on your dinner time, they can also print out your entire dining itinerary!

Don't be late for dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

More Great Finds

There are lots more of these FAQs in our DFB Guide, where we have everything you need to know about dining in Walt Disney World. In addition to these tips, we include dozens of frequently asked questions in The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013 — like where to find character meals for boys, a place to watch a televised game, and more!

Now’s the time to check out The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013 for answers to your questions about Disney dining.

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15 Comments

  1. Bob Sikon says:

    I highly recommend Shula’s at the top of that list of steakhouses. One of my favorite restaurants – EVER – is New York Prime near our digs in Atlanta, Georgia. For the most part, it is the benchmark by which I measure other restaurants. It is a really classy place. Shula’s Steak House in the WDW Dolphin is the only place I have ever been to that rivals New York Prime’s filet mignon.

  2. AnnieNonymous says:

    AJ – For lost dining reservations you can stop at any full service restaurant podium or call 407-WDW-DINE from a cell phone. Might be faster than trekking across a park to Guest Relations.

  3. Lynne says:

    As a vegan, I don’t really like to count something like a grilled veggie sandwich as a good meal option, since it usually has no protein in it for me. Whomp.

    Anyway, my best vegan meal this past December were at Tusker House (BY FAR the best/most vegan options I’ve had at WDW). I really want to try out Sanaa and Boma at some point, too.

  4. Keith says:

    RE #5: The new My Disney Experience smart phone app will also track all of your dining reservations, so as long as you don’t lose your phone, you can pull them up.

    I understand the android update that came out this morning will now show reservations.

  5. Courtney says:

    Lynne – I agree! Any vegan/vegetarian knows that veggie sandwiches/veggie burgers/salads are usually our last (and least creative) resorts. I just saw Coral Reef has added a “Red Curry Vegetable and Noodle Bowl – with Gardein Chick’n Breast” – I applaud them for thinking of good possibilities, and not just sandwiches! Can’t wait to try Terra this year at F&W :)

  6. Neil says:

    I note that the order listed is 1,3,2,4,5. I’m guessing that #3 was the last one confirmed before the list was written.

  7. Sandra says:

    Actually, I’m a big fan of the grilled veggie sandwich at Backlot Express. Vegans should be aware that it comes with a very small slice of cheese unless you ask to have it left out. Protein can be found in nearly every food, so it is unecessary to eat a wonking great slab of tofu or other high protein meat substitute in order to be properly nourished. I’m not very keen on most veggie burgers though, so I was was very happy to see the make-your-own-pasta station when we ate at Art of Animation with a friend last December. I told them to throw in all the veggies they had and some cheese, and it was one of the best meals I have ever had at WDW, rivaling the excellent veggie pasta at Tony’s. Be Our Guest also offers some different choices for those who prefer vegetarian fare.

    And there are actually three Hess Stations at WDW; there’s also one in front of MK. :)

  8. Jenny says:

    As far as dining reservations go I put them in my calanders in my phone and my ipad and my mom puts them in her iphone and ipad as well. i put them in multiple apps before my trip as well and make a note on my phone as well with my dining times. between one of the places we put it we will be good as far as the time goes.

  9. Charles B says:

    While I’m not a vegetarian, I tried the Ratatouille at Be Our Guest over ordering a meat dish, and I was very impressed with it. Probably still too light in the protein department. I’d had the Shank du Jour at Gaston’s for lunch, so I was good on protein by then anyway. :-)

  10. Marlene says:

    For Filet lovers only…
    may not apply to other cuts of steak…

    This February we had Filet at:
    LeCellier (Epcot), Shula’s (Dolphin), Teppan Edo (Epcot) and Yachtsman (Yacht Club).
    We concluded that Yachtsman has the best Filet.

    LeCellier mushroom risotto is yummy, but the steak was too peppery and not as tasty as Yachtsman.
    Shula’s was too mushy for us. (Shula’s did have the best dark chocolate molten cake EVER!)

    We return to Yachtsman every year, but our recent “exploration” has caused us to decide never to deviate from Yachtsman again!
    Teppan Edo was our second runner up, and we do return every year, too.

    P.S. Neither Kona Cafe or Flying Fish have Filet on their menu.
    We have enjoyed the New York Strip Steak at Flying Fish – excellent Strip Steak, but not Filet!

  11. Great tips…would you believe I only recently discovered Piano Bob!

  12. Londia says:

    My Husband and I enjoyed Steak at the Coral Reef. We thought it was delicious on our recent trip to Walt Disney.

  13. Janet McClay says:

    The Wave at the Contemporary has the most awesome vegetarian main dish, I am not a vegetarian but get it every time!
    Curry Vegetable Stew – with Butternut Squash, Asparagus, Heirloom Apples, seasonal Vegetables, and Jade Rice

  14. Brooks Moore says:

    Can not believe the steak at Mama Melrose’s is not on here. I’ve had steaks from all these places listed and Melrose’s is the best!!! Try it, you won’t be dissapointed

  15. Amy P.Luna says:

    Hello
    I hear that in one of Disney World Restaurants have the most AMAZING donuts. Could you tell me what restaurant?
    Thanks

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