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 Story Book 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 “Cottage” Beef Stroganoff, the Royal Prime Rib Roast, the Brother’s Grimm Herb Chicken, Magic Mirror Slow-braised Pork Shank, Bashful’s Butter-poached Sustainable Fish, Sorceress Spell of “Tricken” Chicken, and A Stroll through Nature.
Chef Mickey’s Character Buffet
At Chef Mickey’s, breakfast and dinner feature a full Buffet for each meal!
For breakfast, guests enjoy pastries and savory breads, classics like eggs, bacon, and biscuits & gravy along with carved meats including ham and brisket and warm bread pudding. Dinner offers items including NY Strip Loin, Orange Chicken, Veggie Stir-fry Noodles, and Baked Macaroni and Cheese… plus a full assortment of desserts!
- Find our most recent review of Breakfast at Chef Mickey’s here!
- And to read about the traditional buffet Dinner, 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 “Salted Caramel “Beach Buns,” Omelets, and meat from a Carving Station) at Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast Buffet!
Cinderella’s Royal Table presents a prix-fixe meal featuring Appetizers of the Court, Entrees Royale, and Finales (desserts) is the cuisine of the Castle for Lunch and Dinner!
Entrees include beautifully plated Tenderloin of Beef, Parisian Gnocchi, and Grilled Chicken, and guests can enjoy Charcuterie as a starter, and more. And the signature dessert is The Clock Strikes Twelve.
Breakfast starts with a shared Pastry Plate followed by Entrees Royale including a Traditional Breakfast, Baked Quiche, and Caramel-Apple Stuffed French Toast.
- Click here to see our most recent review of the Lunch and Dinner options at Cinderella’s Royal Table!
- We review MORE of the Lunch and Dinner menu items here.
- Find our most recent Breakfast review of Cinderella’s Royal Table here.
Along with fun with Pooh and Pals, The Crystal Palace also features a full buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Highlights of the lunch and dinner buffet include Peel ‘n Eat Shrimp, Country Fried Chicken, carved Prime Rib, and a section featuring Kids’ Favorites (which adults are welcome to enjoy as well)!
- Click HERE for our review of the current Lunch and Dinner Buffet!
- You can read about the traditional Character Breakfast Buffet offerings here.
Hollywood and Vine Disney Junior Play ’n Dine Breakfast
A full Breakfast Buffet features items including — but not limited to — favorites like Waffles, Bacon and Sausage, Omelets, and assorted Pastries while also offering fun breakfast twists such as Bananas Fosters French Toast, Chicken and Waffles, a Plant-based Frittata, Seasonal Bread Pudding, Salmon and Bagel Casserole, and MUCH more.
- 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. Minnie and pals serve up a full Buffet featuring breads, a chilled salad bar, soups, peel-and-eat shrimp, followed by a fun variety of dishes including — but not limited to — Roasted Mushroom Farro Risotto, Beef Stew, Macaroni and Cheese with Shrimp and Bacon, Herb Crusted Tenderloin Steak, along with salmon, chicken, and pork dishes and LOTS more (like ALL of the favorites for the kiddos: chicken nuggets, potato barrels, and the like). Oh, and more than a few desserts!
Just like Minnie and friends change up their costumes for the seasons, you’ll spy some seasonal dishes on the buffet as well!
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?
- See exactly why we LOVE the Character Breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace here!
- Click here for another review of the Character Breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Princess Storybook Dining
Akershus Royal Banquest Hall features all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style platters featuring, among other dishes, Traditional KjØttkaker (Norwegian meatballs) or the Kylling og Melboller (similar to chicken and dumplings) along with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Grilled Salmon, and Macaroni & Cheese for Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast Breakfast includes a pastry assortment and Norwegian Waffles, along with classics like eggs, bacon, and sausage.
- Click HERE for our complete Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Lunch and Dinner REVIEW!
- Click HERE for our complete Akershus Royal Banquet Hall BREAKFAST review!
Garden Grill Chip ’n Dale’s Harvest Feast
Lunch and dinner at Chip ‘n Dale’s Harvest Feast feature an All-You-Care-to-Enjoy spread of hearty comfort foods like roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and grilled 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!
Breakfast is also served family-style, and features Cinnamon Breakfast Loaf, Smoked Bacon, Fruit, Eggs, Mickey-shaped Waffles, and more.
- Click here for our review of Lunch and Dinner at Garden Grill.
- See what Chip ‘n Dale serve for Breakfast at Garden Grill here!
‘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.
Trattoria al Forno Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast — Characters Not Currently Present; Themed Meal Currently Unavailable
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 serves a buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll enjoy flavorful African entrees cooked with African spices (such as Tandoori Chicken, Green Curry Shrimp, and a Naan Bar with toppings!) 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!
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.