So this post has been a tough one to write – how do you pick just ONE Table service restaurant in each theme park and call it the “best?” To some extant it is a matter of preference but there is also atmosphere and over all experience to consider.
Because this was too big of a task to come up with on my own I turned to the Chip and Co Disney Addicts to get their opinions as well!
And the Winners Are:
Animal Kingdom: Tusker House (Africa) – One of the best character interactions in all of Walt Disney World and serving some of the best food – Tusker House is a family favorite and a must-visit on every trip for us. Join Safari Donald and the gang for a meal sure to please. This buffet style restaurant servers breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering both African and American cuisine. The theming is fantastic – you’ll feel like you really are in an African Marketplace and the food is top notch! Add to that the great character interactions you’ll experience and you can see why Tusker House is my favorite Animal Kingdom Table Service restaurant!
Hollywood Studios: 50’s Prime Time Cafe (Echo Lake) – Serving old fashioned comfort food as you sit around “Mom’s” kitchen table 50’s Prime Time Cafe is a can’t miss restaurant during your Walt Disney World vacation. The retro decor (and black and white television programs) make you feel like you’ve stepped back to a simpler time. And make sure you are on your best behavior or Mom might just come out and say “No desert for you!” My favorite meals include A Sampling of Mom’s Favorite Recipes which includes crispy fried chicken, fork tender pot roast and traditional meatloaf with all the fixings and the Chicken Pot Pie with a creamy filling and flaky crust. And no meal at 50’s Prime Time Cafe is complete without a Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake. Just make sure you clean your plate!
Epcot: Garden Grill (The Land Pavilion) – This was probably the hardest park to pick just one place from. Truthfully, the only reason I went with Garden Grill is because even though World Showcase has amazing places to eat, they really do depend on taste. Garden Grill is fairly standard (although amazing!) fare. The character interactions are beyond wonderful – you’ll have visits from Farmer Mickey, Pluto and Chip and Dale during you meal. Plus the restaurant revolves through scenes of the Living with the Land attraction. I’ve also had some of the best service at Garden Grill! Garden Grill serves dinner only and it is an all you care to enjoy meal served family style.
Magic Kingdom: Be Our Guest (New Fantasyland) – This one was a no-brainer! Probably the hottest dining reservation in all of Walt Disney World, enjoying a meal in the Beast’s Castle is something every Disney-goer should do once! From a prix-fixe, quick service breakfast to a quick service lunch or table service dinner, there is something for everyone at Be Our Guest. Visit all three dining rooms, the Ballroom, the West Wing and the Library – each full of Disney Magic and amazing things to see! Breakfast includes egg sandwiches and a few sweet treats, lunch is soups, salads and sandwiches and dinner includes entrees with a French flare! And don’t forget to try the grey stuff!
Want to check out these amazing restaurants? Let me help you plan a Walt Disney World vacation that includes visits to all of these delicious restaurants and more! I am a Travel Magician with World of Magic Travel, the preferred agency of Chip and Co and the Disney Addicts! Email me today at firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning your “Magical” vacation!