Dining at Walt Disney World is just as much of an experience as the parks and attractions! In fact, getting a reservation at some Disney restaurants are harder than finding Soarin’ at Epcot or Toy Story Midway Mania at Hollywood Studios without a wait! However, I have discovered several restaurants at Disney World that offer great food, clever themes, and excellent service that many guests miss. Check out my Top 5 Underrated Attractions at Disney World!
1. Tony’s Town Square– This restaurant was inspired by the restaurant from Disney classic Lady and the Tramp. Tony’s Town Square is located on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom; and here you too can share a delicious plate of Spaghetti, just like Lady and the Tramp! In addition, there are plenty of other delicious Italian dishes here to keep guests mouths watering. Some seating areas even offer a view of Main Street which is magical at night! Tony’s is definitely underrated because it offers a great menu that pleases both adults and kids. Its fine setting is a welcome respite from Disney’s counter service locations; and the Lady and the Tramp references hidden throughout add a fun Disney twist!
2. Trails End-Located next door to the Hoop-dee-doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness, Trails End is a rustic buffet offering a country style menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This restaurant is underrated because of its food, price, and location. After several days of rich food and sweet Disney snacks, something homecooked is a welcome treat; and at Trails End, it’s all you can eat and everyone, even the pickiest eaters, are happy. Secondly, Trails End is one of the least expensive Disney restaurants; and with it being a buffet, you get your money’s worth! Finally, since this restaurant is located at Fort Wilderness, it’s only a quick boat ride from the Magic Kingdom and a great escape from the crowds. Also, for my fellow Southerners, Trails Ends is one of the few places on Disney property where you can find GOOD sweet tea!
3. Grand Floridian Cafe-Everyone knows that the Grand Floridian is one of the prime places in Disney property for a fine meal; but if the Grand Floridian’s restaurants are a little too pricey for your taste, try the Grand Floridian Cafe. This restaurant keeps with the Grand Floridian’s theme and Victorian charm, but at a more budget friendly price. The dining room here is light and airy, the service is excellent, and the American fare with a refined twist is delicious.
4. Whispering Canyon Cafe-Located in the lobby of Wilderness Lodge, this restaurant is as wild as the old West and it follows the motif of the resort, but with a western flavor. We have never had any complaints with the hearty menu, especially at breakfast. One of the best things about Whispering Canyon is the service. The servers here are a riot and break all the rules! Next time you’re there, be sure to ask for Ketchup! Trust me. Kids also have a great time here. At a certain point during your meal, kids are invited to take part in stick horse races around the restaurant as adults swing bandana napkins in the air! Whispering Canyon is underrated because it offers a great meal with a fun experience.
5. Boatwrights-This restaurant located at Port Orleans Riverside offering Southern and Cajun style cooking. Boatwrights is designed to look like a boatmaker’s shop with the skeleton of a boat hanging from the ceiling and tools hanging on the walls. Boatwright’s is underrated because the food available here is difficult to find on Disney property, but yet it still offers something for everyone. The desserts here are particularly delicious and the service is fantastic!
Have you ever ate at one of these underrated restaurants on your trip to Walt Disney World? Let us know and share your experience!
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