What’s for dinner? You probably hear that question every day and never thought about the importance it might have when choosing a Disney Resort.
But, when deciding where to stay at Walt Disney World, be sure to consider what’s for dinner at your resort along with the nightly room rate, room size, bedding, transportation to the parks, amenities, view, and location.
Keep reading for more great tips on dining options at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, and scroll to the bottom for a great deal and special offer from Small World Vacations for your next Disney Trip!
Choosing your Walt Disney World resort is a practical, emotional, and sensory decision. Each resort has a unique theme created by sound, smell, textures, colors, landscaping, architecture, and flavors. You can stay in a Polynesian Bungalow, a cabin in the woods, an African Lodge, a Pirate Room, or a Finding Nemo Family Suite. The choice is yours!
Disney themes everything from their resort room numbers to the trash cans in the parks. You will hear Hawaiian music at the Polynesian, feel hand-carved surfaces at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, see larger-than-life Pixar icons at the Art of Animation, smell BBQ at the Wilderness Lodge, and taste Cajun spices at Port Orleans. When you stay at a Disney Resort, you’ll be immersed in another time and place.
Dining at Your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel
The menus at the quick service and sit-down restaurants evoke each resort’s theme. Depending on your family’s flavor palate and openness to new culinary experiences, you may or may not be happy with the cuisine at your resort. You should peruse the resort menus before choosing your Disney accommodations.
And, an experienced Authorized Disney Vacation Planner like Small World Vacations will gladly share their firsthand knowledge of the Disney Restaurants and Resorts with you. If you haven’t considered a travel agent for your vacation, read about whether it makes sense for you to use a travel agent here!
Below are some examples of the themed menu offerings you will find at each Walt Disney World Resort. (Disney knows that little ones can be finicky so burgers, mac & cheese, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and/or PB & J are usually available on the kid menus.)
Value Resorts – Quick Service Only, No Table Service
Art of Animation: Create-Your-Own Salad, Burger, Pasta or Pizza, Chicken Parmesan, Roasted Turkey Sandwich, Surf and Surf Burger at Landscape of Flavors Food Court.
Pop Century, All Star Resorts: American Food Court Offerings – Pizza, Sandwiches, and Burgers. (Plus be sure to check out the specialty cupcakes and other treats like Edible Cookie Dough at the All Star Resorts!)
Moderate Resorts – Quick Service and One Table Service Restaurant (except at French Quarter)
Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter: Cajun Bayou Catfish, Jackson Square Etouffee, Boatwright’s Jambalaya, Nashville Hot Chicken, Deep South Shrimp and Grits, Mississippi Mud Pie, Bourbon Street Pecan Tart
Caribbean Beach: Conch Fritters, Jerk Chicken, Caribbean Goat Curry, Caribbean Vegetable Curry, “Chimichurri” Citrus-stuffed Sustainable Whole Fish, Banoffee Tart, Warm Chocolate Pudding.
Coronado Springs: Tacos Durango, Red Snapper Veracruz, Shrimp Tacos, Puebla Chicken, 24-oz. Signature Hand Cut Bone in Ribeye, Coconut Flan, Ancho Chili Creme Brulee.
Fort Wilderness: Barbeque Pork Ribs, Pan-fried Catfish, BBQ and Fried Chicken, Peel and Eat Shrimp, Cowboy Beans, Corn Bread, Corn on the Cob, Strawberry Shortcake, Brownies, Sundae Bar, S’Mores.
Deluxe and Deluxe Villa (Disney Vacation Club) Resorts – Quick Service and Two or More Table Service Restaurants
Animal Kingdom Lodge & Villas: Mrouzia-Syle Moroccan Lamb Tagin, Chermoula-Roasted Chicken, West African Koki Corn, Bo Kaap Malay Seafood Curry, Snake River Farms Wagyu Strip Loin, Traditional Sosati, African-inspired Biryani, Malva Pudding, Spiced Peanut Butter Mousse.
Beach Club & Villas: Steamed Mussels with Tomato Fennel Broth, Fried Clam Strips, Paella, Bacalao Snow Crab Legs, Steamed Clams, Herb-Marinated Salmon, Batter-Fried Shrimp), Batter-Fried Calamari Fried Cod Nuggets, Corn on the Cob, Barbeque Ribs, Key Lime Chiffon Cake, Kitchen Sink.
BoardWalk Inn & Villas: Lasagna al Forno, Polpetta Gigante, Parmigiana di Pollo, Wagyu Filet Mignon, Oak-Grilled Salmon, New York Strip Steak, Cowboy Mac & Cheese, Big Brew Cheeseburger, Pizza, Tiramisu, Panna “Carpa”, Ice Cream Flight.
Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower: Grilled Sustainable Fish, American Character Buffet, Dashi Noodle Bowl, Green California Combination Sushi Roll, Two Ducks One Stone, Cowboy-cut 19-oz Rib-eye Steak, Ora King Salmon, S’Mores Bomboloni, Tropical Hazelnut Mille-Feuille.
Grand Floridian and Villas: Pan-Seared Halibut, Grass Fed Grilled Filet Mignon, Scallop Risotto, Quinoa & Provençale Ratatouille, Steamed Main Lobster, Amuse Bouche Galilee Osetra Caviar, Palmetto Farms Quail with Asian Pears, Praline Pot de Crème, Baked Chocolate Cherry Torte.
Old Key West: Plantation Key Pork Chop, Tortuga Seafood Stew, Buttermilk Chicken, Fish of the Day, Cayo Hueso Shrimp Pasta, Seven Mile Sea Scallops, Banana Bread Pudding Sundae, Key Lime Torte.
Polynesian: Kona Crab Cakes, Hamachi Tuna-Cilantro Roll, Kona Coffee Strip Loin, Spicy Grilled Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, Szechuan Sirloin Steak, Togarashi-Cured Salmon, Coconut Pearl Tapioca.
Saratoga Springs: Rigatoni Fiesolana, Crispy Fried Chicken, Lamb Osso Bucco, Rancher’s Reserve Prime Rib, Caprese Thin-crust Pie, Lobster Club Sandwich, Chocolate and Peanut Butter.
Wilderness Lodge and Villas – -Crusted New York Strip, St. Louis- Style Pork Ribs, Skillet-Fired Red Quinoa Cakes, Cornbread, Corn on the Cob, Mason Jar Cheesecake, S’mores Creme Brulee.
Yacht Club: Black Angus Filet Mignon, Wagyu Strip Loin, Elk Tenderloin, Broiled Half Maine Lobster, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Pan-seared Trout, Carrot Cake, Lime Semifreddo.
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