Make no mistake: food at Disney Character Meals is nothing if not kid-friendly! Because these dining experiences are so well geared towards the kiddos, there is no shortage of options for even the pickiest eaters, no matter where you dine.
Lunch and dinner staples, for instance, often include Chicken Nuggets, Macaroni and Cheese, and the like. And breakfast will always include American classics like eggs, bacon, and pastry assortments… plus DISNEY classics like Mickey Waffles!
That said, guests can certainly enjoy a surprisingly wide variety of cuisine at select meals! We’re noting on this page some of the more unique fare you may be able to enjoy at various locations.
Additionally, we’re providing links to our most recent dining experience at each of these locations so you can learn about our impressions of the food quality at each meal.
Artist Point Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
Guests enjoy a prix-fixe dinner with their choice of a hearty individually-plated entree, along with shared appetizers and desserts for the table, with each course offering items themed to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Entrees, for instance, include Seafood Stew, the Royal Prime Rib Roast, the Brother’s Grimm Roasted Chicken, Magic Mirror Slow-braised Veal Shank, Bashful’s Butter-poached Snapper, and A Stroll through Nature.
Chef Mickey’s Family Feast
This restaurant is typically a buffet, but, in keeping with new health and safety measures, breakfast and dinner are currently all-you-care-to-enjoy meals brought to your table.
For breakfast, the current menu starts with chilled options and bread selections, while entrees and sides include traditional selections and Chef Mickey’s Signature Selections like Banana Bread French Toast. Dinner begins with bread and a trio of salads, followed by the guest’s choice of entrees including Prime Rib and a Traditional Roasted Breast of Turkey, and ends with a plate of desserts.
- Find our most recent review of the current breakfast at Chef Mickey’s here!
- And to read about the current dinner service, you can find our review here!
- For Chef Mickey’s Brunch review, click here.
- And to read about the traditional buffet Dinner (which is not currently available), click here!
Cape May Cafe Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast
Start your day with All-You-Care-to-Eat breakfast basics like eggs, bacon, potatoes, oatmeal and much more, like those wonderful Mickey Waffles (plus Fritatta, Cheddar Cheese Grits, and Thick-Cut French Toast with Caramelized Bananas) at Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast Buffet!
Please Note: Cape May Cafe reopened for breakfast and dinner on May 18, 2021; however, Disney characters are NOT present upon the initial reopening. You can read about the current all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast here, and find our review of the current all-you-care-to-enjoy surf and turf dinner here. Below you will find a review for the traditional Buffet Character Breakfast.
Cinderella’s Royal Table is not currently presenting a Character Meal with the Disney Princesses during its initial reopening phase (though it is possible a Princess may stop in for a brief physically distanced greeting during your meal). But the prix-fixe meal featuring Appetizers of the Court, Entrees Royale, and Finales (desserts) is still the cuisine of the Castle!
Entrees include beautifully plated Tenderloin of Beef and Roasted All Natural ChickenBreast, and guests can enjoy Charcuterie as a starter, and more. And the signature dessert is The Clock Strikes Twelve.
Please note that, currently, The Crystal Palace is not offering Character Dining, and is featuring Southern cuisine (like some terrific Fried Chicken) with a prix-fixe meal including shared starters and desserts.
You can read about the current meal here; but we’re also including links to the traditional buffet service below, which has included items like Rotisserie Chicken, Peel ‘n Eat Shrimp, Barbecue Salmon, and Potato Pierogies and a Meat Carving Station.
- You can read about the traditional Character Breakfast Buffet offerings here.
- Find our review of the typical Character Lunch and Dinner buffet here.
Hollywood and Vine Disney Junior Play ’n Dine Breakfast
Pastry baskets for the table are followed by each guest’s choice of entrée from a menu that includes All-you-care-to-enjoy pancakes, French toast stuffed with chocolate-hazelnut spread, a Toasted open-faced salmon bagel, a Four-egg scramble, a Four-egg cheese omelet, or a Plant-based egg frittata.
- Find our most recent review of Disney Junior Play ’n Dine Breakfast here!
Hollywood and Vine Minnie’s Seasonal Dine
Lunch and Dinner at Hollywood & Vine feature Minnie’s Seasonal Dine, and on our recent visits we have been seriously impressed with the eats… as well as our Hosts with the Most, MINNIE MOUSE and friends! While Hollywood & Vine was previously a buffet meal, it has transitioned to a Prix-Fixe experience that includes salad and bread (both are unlimited!), your choice of entree, dessert, and non-specialty beverage.
Check out this fantastic Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Prime Rib of Beef, which comes with Sour Cream-Chive Whipped Potatoes, Fried Brussels Sprouts, and Pearl Onions with Red Wine Jus.
Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends
Unique offerings at Topolino’s Terrace Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends include items such as a Wild Mushroom Scramble, Spiced Sausage Hash, Quiche Gruyère, Sour Cream Waffles, the Croissant au Jambon, and a Wood-fired Butchers Steak.
Oh, and did we mention the artfully presented shared pastries?
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Princess Storybook Dining
Breakfast is served family-style and features American favorites with the addition of a Norwegian Smorgasbord! Lunch and Dinner include “A Taste of Norway” featuring Scandinavian items like smoked fish, imported cheeses, and cured meats.
Each guest gets to choose their own entrée with selections such as Tradisjonell Kjøttkake (meatballs) and Grilled Filet of Salmon for adults and Pizza and Mac and Cheese among the choices for the little Princes and Princesses.
Garden Grill Chip ’n Dale’s Harvest Feast
Chip ‘n Dale’s Harvest Feast dishes up all you want of the classics (PLUS the signature Chip ‘n Dale’s Sticky Bun Bake) for breakfast. Lunch and dinner feature an All-You-Care-to-Enjoy spread of hearty comfort foods like turkey and mashed potatoes and grill beef.
One of the highlights is the SALAD, believe it or not! That’s because the ingredients are the products of the hydroponic gardens located right there in The Land pavilion where Garden Grill is located, so this thing is as FRESH as you can get!
- See what Chip ‘n Dale are serving for Breakfast at Garden Grill here.
- Click here for our review of Lunch and Dinner at Garden Grill.
‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast
Say “Aloha” to All-You-Care-to-Enjoy breakfast classics served up with Polynesian-inspired sides like Uala Kahiki (Island Potatoes) and Pineapple-Coconut bread.
- See everything included in the ‘Ohana Breakfast Skillet here!
- Find our latest review of the ‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast here!
Trattoria al Forno Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast
Breakfast offerings include themed pastries inspired by Rapunzel and The Little Mermaid, and sweet and savory — not to mention hearty — entrees include a few Italian dishes, like King Triton’s Shipwreck al Forno calzone!
Tusker House Donald’s Dining Safari
This restaurant is typically a buffet, but, in keeping with new health and safety measures, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are currently all-you-care-to-enjoy meals brought to your table and served family-style. You’ll enjoy flavorful African entrees cooked with African spices (such as Durban Chicken and Egg Curry and Moroccan Spiced Beef) alongside American fare like Mickey Waffles at breakfast and mac and cheese for lunch and dinner at Tusker House!
We, quite frankly, think Tusker House is a best-kept-secret when it comes to both Characters AND cuisine!
- Find our review of the family-style breakfast currently being served at Tusker House here!
- You can see our review of the updated family-style lunch and dinner here.
- Click here to see our Breakfast AND Lunch review (yep, if you time it right…) of the previous buffet-style service from Tusker House!
- And find our Tusker House Dinner review — from the previous Buffet service — here.
Please Note: This page has been updated since it was originally published to reflect current information, character dining locations, and reviews. However, this page was originally created by our Disney Food for Families columnist, Erin Foster, who created a great breakdown to help you decide exactly which character meal is going to fit your family’s needs!
Erin shared: To plot this one out, I’ve used the food quality ratings in the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. Obviously everyone’s palette is different. I happen to really love the food at Tusker House and would much rather dine there than Play n’ Dine, but apparently not everyone shares my view. (Editor’s Note: Me, too, Erin.)
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See our Disney World Character Meal page for more information and specific pages about choosing a character meal for your family.