5 Foodie Favorite Restaurants Around Walt Disney World
Experiencing the food on a Walt Disney World vacation has become just as important to some people as experiencing the attractions. Much time and thought are put into which restaurants and meals to choose, and much online space is given to the reviews of both as well. Here’s a rundown of what’s a few Disney foodie favorite restaurants around Walt Disney World Resort. Whether you consider yourself a serious foodie, or simply a person who appreciates a good meal, it’s nice to know which establishments have proven themselves to be fan favorites recently.
1. Storybook Dining at Artist Point
If you want to join in the Storybook Dining trend, you can anticipate meeting Snow White, Grumpy, Dopey, and The Evil Queen (who, true to character, does not visit the table). These characters are a big deal, because the last three mentioned are not normally accessible in the parks. As far as food, restaurant goers are loving the uniquely themed cocktails, the shared table appetizers and desserts (can’t wait to try the “Poison” Apple), as well as the amply sized entrees. All in all, it’s no wonder that Artist Point is a WDW hotspot!
2. Sebastian’s Bistro
Within the newly updated Caribbean Beach Resort, you’ll find a brand new casual dining experience called Sebastian’s Bistro. Named for the lovably protective Little Mermaid character, Sebastian’s Bistro offers a plethora of Caribbean flavors that will have you dreaming of an island vacation. Crab cakes are a fan favorite, for sure! However, though reviews are generally positive for Sebastian’s Bistro, it seems to be trending at the moment simply for its newness. People want to see the new renovations at the resort and making a reservation at Sebastian’s is a great way to do that. Plus, Disney regulars are always curious about the newest eatery. Our prediction is that this trend bubble will burst soon, making reservations easier to get in coming months and creating a quieter ambiance for resort guests.
3. Satu’li Canteen
The Pandora trend is definitely still hot, and so is the Satu’li Canteen experience! Here at this quick service restaurant in Animal Kingdom, the food is as beautiful as it is tasty. Reviewers especially love the customizable bowls as well as the pods—dumpling-like creations offered with both breakfast and lunch/dinner fillings. They also love the colorful Blueberry Cream Cheese Mouse for dessert and the bright mixed drinks. We don’t anticipate the traffic at this unique restaurant to thin out anytime soon, so if you want to experience any of these artful eats, you may want to take advantage of the mobile pre-order option available through the My Disney Experience app.
Blaze Pizza is not new to Disney Springs, but the buzz about it continues. For a quick bite, people are enthralled with this “fast-fire’d” pizza place, where guests can create their own pie using any number of over 40 different toppings and sauces. These customized pizzas are 11”—a good size for individuals or for sharing (if you can agree on the choices!). Because of the individualized nature of Blaze Pizza, it’s a popular place to take food-pics, helping to maintain the online popularity of the place as a whole. But social media hype aside, regulars promise that Blaze Pizza tastes as good as it looks! Other trending menu items include a s’mores dessert and a blood orange lemonade.
5. Woody’s Lunch Box
Ever since the opening of Toy Story Land, Woody’s Lunch Box has had a line out the door! This quick service restaurant is known for a Disney twist on childhood classics, such as filled pastries, grilled cheese, and “tochos”—a fun mashup of tater tots and nachos. Because of its family friendly comfort food, Woody’s Lunch Box seems to be especially popular with groups who have kids, though everybody seems to love it. With a great combination of adorable Toy Story theming and a unique-yet-familiar menu, Woody’s Lunch Box has definitely earned it’s place on the trending list, and will probably continue to be a popular counter service choice for quite some time.
Which was your favorite…and what did you have to eat?
Melissa resides on Florida's beautiful Space Coast with her husband and four Disney-loving boys. She frequently allows skipping school for Disney World visits...because making memories is more important than math. Their family has also been seen on HGTV's hit show "My Yard Goes Disney."