Don’t overlook the Plaza Restaurant at Walt Disney World

The most over-looked table service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom has got to be The Plaza Restaurant on Main Street. Most people do not even know it is there! The Plaza sits on the corner of Main Street facing the castle and right next to the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. It is quaint and old-fashioned with Victorian accents throughout the restaurant. The menu consists of the standard fare, burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads, but the desserts are what stand out the most here. On a recent visit, our group had one of everything! The brownie sundae was AMAZING and one of my favorite desserts of the week. No one in our party of 6 had any problems finding something enticing on the menu and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. At The Plaza, the portions are huge and the prices are low. This is a great option for anyone not on the dining plan. For just a few dollars more than counter service, you can have a great meal and a break from the heat as The Plaza is well air-conditioned.

Celebrations are plentiful at The Plaza. During our visit, there were several birthdays and anniversaries that were given much fan-fare, including decorated tables with pixie dust. The cast members were wonderful and treated each celebration as if it were the most important event that day.

One never knows what will happen when at Disney World and we experienced this first hand. Unbeknownst to us, a cast member had been talking to our son Jacob, 8, during our meal and we thought she was just being friendly but apparently she was on a mission! Jacob was surprised when he heard his name being called out by a man decorated with a sash and an old fashioned hat. He was given the honorary distinction of Junior Mayor of the Magic Kingdom for the day by none other than the Mayor himself. He received a ribbon, a certificate and a fast pass for 6 to be used anywhere in the Magic Kingdom that day! The look on his face when he realized what was happening is a memory that we will remember forever!

Sample Menu items include:

Angus Chuck Cheeseburger – Served on a flour-dusted Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, and onion. Choose from the following toppings: Cheddar, American cheese, bacon, grilled mushrooms, or grilled onions. Served with your choice of broccoli slaw, homemade chips, or French fries. Veggie Burger available upon request. – $11.99

Grilled Reuben – Thinly sliced corned beef on grilled marble rye with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. Served with your choice of broccoli slaw, homemade chips, or French fries. – $10.49

Chicken Strawberry Salad – Fresh garden greens, grilled chicken breast, fresh strawberries, and Gorgonzola tossed in a White Zinfandel Vinaigrette dressing. – $12.99

Vegetarian Sandwich – Fresh mozzarella, hummus, basil pesto, cucumber, roasted red pepper, tomato, and lettuce on freshly baked focaccia. Served with your choice of broccoli slaw, homemade chips, or French fries. – $10.49

Brownie Sundae – Vanilla ice cream and a fudge brownie toped with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry. – $5.99

Original Banana Split – Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream topped with hot fudge, strawberry sauce, crushed pineapple, chopped nuts, whipped cream, and a cherry – $6.49

Creamy Hand-Dipped Milk Shakes – Ice cream flavors: Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint chocolate chip, no sugar added raspberry sherbet, no sugar added butter pecan, or nonfat chocolate-vanilla swirl. – $4.69
Ice Cream Float – Vanilla ice cream served with choice of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, or Root beer. – $4.49

Debbie Matullo

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