You’ve probably been following my posts on booking Disney! This time let’s focus on eats.
Now I will preface with saying we are now fully vested in the dining plans. It wasn’t always this way. In fact, up until two years ago we really had one or two sit down meals each visit in an attempt to save money. After realizing the dining plan was a better way to go and save money we have had the chance to have more sit downs and we are loving it.
This post will focus on sit down or rather table service dining. I’ll post later on quick service and snack places.
1. Raglan Road
Raglan Road is located in Downtown Disney. Score you don’t even need park tickets for this one. Yes-it really is my number 1 pick. The entire restaurant is set up like a large old Irish pub. I felt like I was sitting in a mahogany filled and dark green covered dining extravaganza. The food is utterly amazing. I’m a steak and potatoes girl and this one hits it out of the park. Oh and the bread pudding-to die for. Get it-you won’t be sorry. I also love love love that they have professional Irish dancers perform. They are from Ireland. They also invite children to come on the stage and do a jig.
2. 50’s Prime Time Dinner
Such an adorable place where everything is set up like to 50’s from the Dad’s bar waiting area to the tables that are each individually made to look like a kitchen table. We have always been lucky enough to get a good seat. The waiters/waitresses dress in 50’s gear and the cooks are “Mom and Dad”. The servers will totally tell on you and punish you. Hubs didn’t believe it and got in trouble for his manners and for sassing. The food is great-servings are big and they specialize in meatloaf and pot roast. Also the dessert menu is on a view master! Located in Hollywood Studios/
3. Crystal Palace
I choose this one for the Character Dining. Pooh and his friends live here. I love the breakfast buffet. In my book any buffet in which I can eat as much bacon as I want is a winner. The buffets are actually pretty decent. I also like that the characters come to each table for picture opps. If you book early you can actually get into the park before it opens and take pictures on an empty main street-cool! Located in Magic Kingdom.
4.Yak and Yeti
Yak and Yeti has a fun Indian and Asian fusion menu. It has a fun decor that is traditional yet focuses on the Mt. Everest Theme. Now I personally am not a big international food fan. I get better every year. My hubs loves it. So when I choose Yak and Yeti as one of my top picks I mean it. There’s plenty to eat even if you’re not a big curry fan. The food is good and interesting. The also have both table service and a cafe which is considered quick service. Located in Animal Kingdom.
Ohana has big family tables and family style servings. The restaurant focuses on the tastes of Polynesia. The servers come around and bring awesome rolls and noodles. These are served family style. Meats are brought around the room and are cut from a stick. They have lovely Polynesian dancers and singers and all the children get leis. It has wonderful ambiance. Plus even in Disney who doesn’t want to be in Hawaii? You must must must book ahead for this one. Located in the Polynesian Resort.
Yes I have really been to all of these! I try and change it up each time we go and not go to the same restaurants. I have booked meals this time at Whispering Canyons, Be Our Guest, Raglan Road, Chef Mickey, Crystal Palace, Tony’s Ristorante….and the Sci Fi Dine In. Notice some I can’t stay away from!! I can’t wait to share how fab the new restaurants are with you!
My husband and I are just now starting to talk about having kids and one of the things that I (and my mother) am most excited about is planning a trip to disney!! I seriously can’t wait to take my kids. All of these restaurants looks amazing. I’ve never been to any of them in my few times to disney
Thanks Brita!I actively try to go someplace new every time we go! You have to go to Raglan-have to!!!