Tips from the DFB Guide: Expert Reviews of Walt Disney World Restaurants

Ever wonder where to eat on your next Walt Disney World vacation? Are you a veteran visitor looking for somewhere different to dine? Or perhaps your family will be first-time visitors and you’re just trying to figure out your options?

where to eat in disney world

Yep, we’ve been there too! Countless restaurants and ever-changing menus keep us all wondering where to dine when visiting Disney World! Whether you are just seeking sustenance or long for a memorable meal — knowing ALL of your options is key to making the best dining choices for your family.

We understand that you have budget considerations and differing palates to contend with — and finding the right restaurant for your group may seem daunting. What you need are — restaurant reviews!

Our recommendations will provide you the information needed to make the most informed dining picks for your family! We’ve taste-tested many items for you! And after years of eating at Walt Disney World restaurants, we also tell you about the service and atmosphere.

In our The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 e-Book, we have mini-reviews of EVERY Disney World restaurant. Pick up your copy here for an extra $4 off using code 2014 for a limited time!

With our comprehensive DFB Guide, you’ll learn which character meals are our favorites — and where to find the best treats. Don’t dine without reading our reviews!

Counter Service Restaurants

Let’s dig in to the comprehensive listing of counter service restaurants that we’ve included in the DFB Guide to share with you our opinions of quick service spots.

And our reviews are completely honest. We’ve had some less than stellar eats at Electric Umbrella in Epcot, however in our mini-review, we acknowledge that the Vegetarian Flatbread was a hit. And we’d definitely return for another one!

We recommend the Veggie Flatbread at Electric Umbrella!

We recommend the Veggie Flatbread at Electric Umbrella!

Snack Kiosks

When you’re busy touring Walt Disney world and need a quick snack (yes, it happens to us, too!), choosing the right pick-me-up is key. Don’t waste your precious vacation dollars on treats that don’t measure up.

We recommend sweets as well as healthy choices. We don’t want you to miss the best menu items — like the Falafel Sandwich at Mr. Kamal’s in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Falafel Sandwich

Falafel Sandwich

Tip: Street food makes a delicious meal! In our mini-reviews, we suggest a Baked Potato in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square Market.

Get a Baked Potato for a light meal!

Table Service Restaurants

When you need to know which restaurants we recommend for Advance Dining Reservations (or those locations where you just might be able to get walk-in availability), our mini-reviews will lead you to the best meals.

Discover which meal has the best quality, our suggested menu items, and restaurants with interesting views. If we think there’s a better seat in the house, we let you know! After all, the kids will likely want to sit near the aquarium window at Epcot’s Coral Reef Restaurant, so arrive early and put in your request.

Coral Reef Dining Room – ask for a “window seat”!

Tip: Not all buffets are created equal. Find out which ones we find to have the best food quality, character interaction, and atmosphere!

Snack Shops

Walt Disney World is a mecca of shopping temptations — and we especially love the stores that feature awesome treats! Yes, we cover the snacks at places such as Goofy’s Candy Company at Downtown Disney and the Main Street Confectionery in the Magic Kingdom in our 2014 Guide!

Find out where to find Disney snacks!

Ready for all of our Reviews?

We’ve given you just a small sampling of the information that you can find in our mini-reviews highlighted in The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 — and the guide is your ticket to an even heartier helping of Disney Dining information!


Be sure to check out The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 for our reviews on EVERY Disney restaurant before your Disney vacation.

Our reviews will help your family find the food that’s right for you! Click here to get your copy of The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 E-book — and use code 2014 for an extra $4 discount for a limited time!

What off-the-radar Disney restaurant is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below and help us all have a great meal on our next Disney vacation!


  1. Jenny says

    I really need to finally stop by Goofy’s Candy Company. I’ve walked by so many times and planned on stopping but just haven’t. Some many good sweet things inside. :)

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