Imagine if you just booked your next Walt Disney World Resorts vacation, but now you don’t know where to dine or if you’ll be able to score a reservation. Good thing you’re in the right place. Here, I’ll share five Walt Disney World restaurants you can book, walk to, and afford within your budget. But you will be able to create unforgettable memories with your family and friends.
1. Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.
Aloha, Ohana is a family style restaurant with many options.
- Scrambled eggs.
- breakfast potatoes
- Stitch and Mickey waffles.
- Ham with pineapple.
- A variety of fresh fruits
- And we can’t forget the pineapple bread.
The best thing about dining here is that you can enjoy some alone time without the crowds to see all of your favorite characters like Mickey, Pluto, Stitch, and Lilo next to your table, which means you’d best to keep your notebook and a pen ready for Mickey’s signature when he finally arrives at your table.
Although the meals here are a little more upscale, they still offer family-style fare.
- Pineapple-Coconut Bread
- Mesclun Salad with Lilikoi Vinaigrette
- Pork dumplings in a garlic and ginger sauce, served with peanut and sweet and sour sauces.
- Honey and cilantro chicken wings served with peanut and sweet and sour sauces
- Prepared over an oak wood fire, served on skewers with peanut and sweet and sour sauces.
- Szechuan sirloin steak prepared over an oak fire, served on skewers with peanut and sweet and sour sauces
- Grilled peel-and-eat shrimp skewers with peanut and sweet-and-sour sauces
- Teriyaki Noodles
- Sautéed vegetables
- A la mode bread pudding topped with caramel sauce and bananas.
Prices range from $55 for adults and $33 for children ages 3-9.
It’s great that Disney has family-friendly options, giving everyone the chance to share and choose what they want from the delicious skillet. It’s a great way to keep some extra cash in your pocket to spend later in the parks. So I know what you’re thinking. How can I get a reservation? Disney recommends booking as soon as you know you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World, but now you can join a walk-in waitlist, which has made things extremely convenient for busy families.
2. Chefs de France at the France Pavilion at Epcot.
Enjoy your meal. Let yourself be transported on a little trip to Paris as you are transported to the heart of Paris in this charming café. With its high ceilings, intricate mosaic flooring and large windows overlooking the promenade, this bright and airy restaurant offers innovative French cuisine. Chefs de France is a great place for a romantic dinner with your partner or for families who want to share the culture of French cuisine. They offer a variety of delicious dishes on the menu, but I’ll just go ahead and highlight a few.
- Beef bourguignon
- Grilled Filet Mignon
Chefs de France also offers a PRI fixed menu consisting of a choice of starter, main course and dessert. For the money, a glass of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, or a soft drink, which I recommend, is a great option at a great price. Now on to the desserts, because who doesn’t love what they offer?
- Creme brulee
- Valrhona Chocolate Tart.
- Red fruit salad with Mint, Madeleine.
If you are looking for a romantic evening or a family experience to immerse yourself in French culture with excellent service, Chefs de France is a must.
3. Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Boma African Kitchen.
Jumbo means hello.
We are about to join the safari, looking for lions, zebras and giraffes. But after a long day of safari, we’ve worked up an appetite, so we head to Boma African Kitchen, where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat breakfast and dinner buffets. As you enter the Animal Kingdom Lodge lobby you see the beautiful African style flooring and high ceilings, how Disney left no detail in the design of this magnificent resort.
Let’s move on to food. After all, that’s what you’re here for, isn’t it? When seated, be sure to ask for the jumbo juice, which is a blend of guava and orange, and it’s a must when dining at Boma. Once you’ve had your juice, it’s time to head to the buffet, so if you’re having dinner in the morning, you’ll find all your morning favorites but with an African twist, like Simba waffles, breakfast potatoes -lunch and a carving station. with ham. And you must try the cinnamon raisin bread pudding. This is what keeps me coming back for Boma breakfast and more.
If you’re dining for dinner, they again offer a buffet, but with a cutting station with prime rib, chicken, peanut rice, spicy green beans, and more. After you’ve had your dinner, head to the back of the resort for game viewing where you can use night vision goggles. Boma is a great restaurant for families, but it’s a bit pricey if you’re on a budget while visiting Walt Disney World. Overall you get a lot of food for the price and receive great service. Looking to make a reservation? I suggest booking on the My Disney app as soon as you know you’ll be visiting Walt Disney World, and I’m sure you won’t regret eating here.
4. Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge
Hello, Since I can remember, I have been coming to the Whispering Canyon Café. The food here is so delicious, the servers are witty and fun, and the atmosphere takes you back to when camping was a summer vacation. Whispering Canyon Café is an all-you-can-eat skillet. That’s right, you can enjoy it, that is, after a long day at the park. It’s the perfect snack meal and a great choice for families on a budget they can split.
The traditional pan offers
- BBQ beef brisket with oak smoked mustard.
- Maple-chipotle pork ribs.
- Slow smoked pulled pork.
- Citrus Herb Chicken Mashed Potatoes with Western Sausage
- Buttered corn
- Sautéed green beans.
- Cornbread with honey.
But whatever you do, don’t ask for the ketchup, or you might find out why later. Whispering Canyon Cafe also has a few other options for pans, like Pork, Land & Sea, and Plants. When dining here, I want to mention that if there is a substitution you would like, you can let your server know. They will be able to help you trade in items to ensure you get all you can from coming here. I want to emphasize that I recommend coming for the early food service around 5:00-7:00 p.m. to ensure you have the best quality of food and experience. Be sure to make your dining reservation directly on the My Disney app or join a walk-in waitlist.
5. Disney Springs Boathouse
During your trip to Walt Disney World Resorts, you’ll want to spend time shopping and collecting wonderful souvenirs, and the best place to do that is located in Disney Springs. At Disney Spring, you’ll find countless Disney Parks merchandise as well as upscale shopping and dining. But today we’re going to talk about dining at one of Disney Springs’ most popular spots, the Boathouse. Upon entering you are greeted by a giant sign offering fresh oysters; you’ll even get a glimpse of some of those amazing chefs opening each one. The seafood is extremely fresh and all locally caught right here in Florida. When you first come to Florida, you’ll want to taste some fresh local seafood, and this is the place you’ll want to go to taste it. Inside, you had the option of dining inside or on their beautiful outdoor terrace. After all, you’re in Florida, so you’ll want to take advantage of the great weather we have to offer here in the Sunshine State.
Once seated you will be greeted and given free bread. Time to order drinks. I recommend going for their most popular drink, called “Duck-Duck Razz”, with a cute rubber ducky, perfect for taking a picture for your social media or your local craft beer.
Some options for dinner or lunch:
- Maine style lobster roll
- Filet mignon sliders.
- Kvaroy arctic salmon on cedar plank.
- Shrimps & Andouille Mac ‘n’ Cheese.
While the food here is delicious, the service here is also superb, creating a fantastic atmosphere to dine here, where you won’t feel rushed to eat your meal and scramble. Dining here is truly a pleasant experience and allows you, after a long day of shopping, to sit back and relax and enjoy a great meal. Be sure to check in to your My Disney app to make a reservation here. Otherwise, when shopping at Disney Springs, be sure to stop by before dinner service to see if they have room, so you don’t miss out on this incredible seafood experience.
There you have it, five restaurants at Walt Disney World. I hope you enjoyed reading. Don’t forget to hit follow to stay up to date with the latest food and travel tips and recommendations to help you live your best life. Until next time, lots of love.