Disney’s Contemporary Resort is just one Monorail stop or short stroll away from the Magic Kingdom. In fact, the Monorail goes directly through the A-frame Contemporary tower, making it a very easy destination for trying out its terrific dining destinations, whether the Contemporary is your “home resort” or not.
Simply click any of the links below to find more information — including lists of all our reviews — for each restaurant!
Quick Service Dining
Contempo Cafe is a Counter Service option serving classic quick service options such as flatbreads, salads, and hot and cold sandwiches, alongside some standouts like a terrific Pot Roast dish for dinner. The bakery case is where you’ll find some of the best desserts in Disney World!
Contempo Cafe is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Table Service — Character Dining
Chef Mickey’s is a Character Meal… and the gang’s all here! Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, and Goofy all join the Main Mouse — Mickey himself! — at this meal where each of the other characters stop by your table in turns after a photo opportunity with Chef Mickey.
Chef Mickey’s is open for Breakfast and Dinner.
Table Service — Casual Dining
Steakhouse 71 is a casual dining option serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The “71” is a nod to the opening year of Walt Disney World and the restaurant itself opened on the 50th Anniversary of the Resort, October 1, 2021!
Steakhouse 71 is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
The restaurant is accompanied by the Steakhouse 71 Lounge.
Though hours may vary, the Steakhouse 71 Lounge is typically open from Noon through late evening.
Table Service — Signature Dining
California Grill is the crown jewel of dining at the Contemporary Resort. This rooftop Signature Restaurant features Pacific Coast cuisine, and boasts unforgettable views of the Magic Kingdom.
California Grill is open for Dinner only.
The Lounge, like the restaurant, is typically open starting at 5PM each evening.
Bars and Lounges
Outer Rim is a casual lounge that offers guests views of the Monorail as it zips through the Contemporary Resort.
Though hours may vary, Outer Rim is typically open from Noon through late evening on weekends, and at 4PM through the late evening on weekdays.
Like the California Grill, it offers spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom.
The Sand Bar is the Contemporary Resort’s pool bar, serving options for a poolside meal in addition to tropical cocktails, beer and wine.
Though hours may vary, The Sand Bar is typically open from 11AM through the early evening.
Contemporary Grounds is the perfect spot to grab a cup of Joffrey’s coffee or quick pastry before strolling to the Magic Kingdom.
Though hours may vary, Contemporary Grounds is typically open from 6AM until the early afternoon.
Guests from other Resorts or the parks can access Disney’s Contemporary Resort by walkway or the Monorail from Magic Kingdom, or by bus from any of the other three theme parks and Disney Springs.