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Moms Panel Monday: Need Recommendations on Dining at Walt Disney World Resort?

Food can be a big and very fun part of the Walt Disney World Resort experience, and for this issue of Moms Panel Monday our panelists offer dining suggestions to a guest who is visiting this summer.


Each panelist provides personal insight — such as favorites of their kids’ like 50s Prime Time Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, to signature dining establishments like California Grill and Flying Fish Cafe, and even not-to-be-missed indulgences like waffle-based sandwiches at Sleepy Hollow in Magic Kingdom Park or the addictive Zebra Domes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Does your family have any favorite places to grab a bite at Walt Disney World Resort?


  • The most amazing place to eat is Whispering Canyon Cafe!!! The food is incredible and with bottom-less milkshakes; you cannot go wrong! It is such a fun place for kids. The servers keep them laughing the whole time. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on this restaurant!!!

  • At the Magic Kingdom, I recommend the Liberty Tree for a traditional Thanksgiving meal or Be Our Guest for Americanized French. At Epcot, I like the Coral Reef, Le Cellier, Chefs de France, and the San Angel Inn. At Hollywood Studios, I like the Brown Derby or the Sci-Fi Dine In. At Animal Kingdom, I recommend the Yak & Yeti. At the Resorts: Contemporary California Grill, Polynesian Kona Cafe or Ohana, Wilderness Lodge Artist Point, Beach Club Beaches & Cream, and Boardwalk Flying Fish Cafe. Disney Springs Fulton’s Crab House.

  • My wife and I are going through WDW withdrawal right now because we should be about to make ADR’s for our annual December trip. But that isn’t going to happen this year!
    Narcoosse’s and Yachtsman Steak House are at the top of our list of places we have to eat. At Animal Kingdom, it’s Yak and Yeti.
    We tried The Wave for the first time during our Dec 2014 trip and were very pleasantly surprised! At Epcot, our choices are among Le Chefs de France, The Coral Reef, and, of course, Le Cellier. At HS, we are not strong fans of any ts but Mama Melrose’s is a nice place. We often boat over to the Yacht and Beach Clubs to eat when we are at HS. For us, a party of 2 w/o any young ones, dining is really the “fifth park” at WDW!

  • James’ wife here – At MK we love Pecos Bills for lunch and EPCOT we eat lunch at the Land or the Electric Umbrella…World Showcase – we’ll hit everyone for a taste of the world!
    If you want a fun experience without characters Trails End at Fort Wilderness is incredible!
    Don’t forget ‘Ohana, super yummy!
    So many choices so little time!!

  • We went in Sept/Oct last year and have a (4 & 3 yr old). This is what we found our family enjoyed:

    For Breakfast or Dinner:
    1900 Parkfare or Arkenhaus (Both Character meals and the food is incredible and you get to see some characters you might not see in the parks!)

    If you are looking for a sitdown lunch Tony’s in the Magic Kingdom is a great stop. The chicken parm is excellent, and you will be fueled up to make it through the rest of the day.

    If you can get them dinner reservations at Be Our Guest are worth every penny. The food was delicious and the price wasn’t bad either! Personally I prefer this over Cinderella’s castle.

    For the adults dinner in Germany or Mexico is a great time, and surprisingly enough the kids enjoyed the entertainment in Germany.

    Happy Dining!

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