It’s no secret that foodies like myself plan trips to Walt Disney World just to enjoy the food and drinks! Small bites, buffets, poolside cocktails, stout brews and bubbly from around the world are abundant at Walt Disney World. Lucky for us, this magical place is always changing and they continue to amp up the eats on property.
1. Dahlia Lounge – Coronado Springs Resort
Coronado Springs Resort underwent a major makeover and so did the dining options at resort restaurants! Dahlia Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and small bites. Menu offerings like a blue cheese, fig and honeycomb tapa, savory oregano lemon and romesco churros and Spanish charcuterie boards are divine. If you are looking to skip the cocktails, we suggest enjoying the Joffrey’s Coffee pressed pot, you can purchase a pot with two servings for nine dollars.
2. Wine Bar George– Disney Springs, The Landing
Open for brunch, lunch and dinner Wine Bar George is a crowd pleaser with an expansive menu full of fresh and savory bites that pair excellently with incredible wine options. The family style plates are a great option for groups of four with entrees like skirt steak and roasted vegetables, wine braised chicken or a whole grilled sea bass. Dessert is the best part of the meal with options like olive oil cake and Florida key lime pie on the menu. Wine lovers cannot miss ending their meal on a sweet note with the chocolate experience. This twenty five dollar dessert pairing demonstration showcases three wines alongside three perfectly complimentary chocolates.
3. Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Hollywood Studios, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
If you are looking for an immersive dining experience you will not be disappointed by this new Disney dive. Located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge this quick service restaurant transports guests to a hanger bay. Open for three meals daily guests can enjoy dishes with a galactic spin. Adaptations on fried chicken, shrimp salad, and beef pot roast are on the menu with prices ranging from around fifteen to twenty dollars per entrée.
4. Classic Picnic from Wine Bar George – Disney Springs, The Landing
If the Florida weather is just too beautiful for you to eat indoors, consider this fun new dining experience. Swing by The Basket in Wine Bar George and build your own custom picnic basket with savory and sweet snacks perfect for your crew. Baskets require a sixty dollar minimum spend. Guests choose from an assortment of cheeses, fruit, meats, sandwiches and wines sold by the glass or carafe. Try the mac and cheese bites and the Rosé All Day Cookie. We cannot think of a better way to enjoy people watching at The Landing or a better meal to accompany a show in the Disney Marketplace.
5. Ronto Roasters – Hollywood Studios, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
If you are looking to refuel before more attraction hopping, drop by Ronto Roasters for a filling snack. Enjoy podracer engine fired meats being grilled by a droid! Guests visiting at breakfast can enjoy a Ronto Morning Wrap full of grilled sausage, scrambled eggs and cheddar wrapped in a peppercorn sauce filled pita. The signature Ronto Wrap with roasted pork, grilled sausage peppercorn sauce and slaw is another not to be missed menu offering!
6. Three Bridges Bar & Grill – Coronado Springs Resort
The Spanish- American cuisine at Three Bridges Bar & Grill is perfect for couples looking for a romantic evening out on vacation or a group of friends looking to share snacks and cocktails in a beautiful setting. Unique offerings like fried shrimp corndogs with paprika fries, chicken biscuit sliders and fresh lamb chops make it difficult to decide what to order. Save room for dessert so you can taste the beautiful and delicious vanilla custard Mickey tart with tropical sorbet!
7. Chicken Guy! – Disney Springs, Town Center
Chicken tender fans will be in heaven at this new Disney Springs restaurant. Chicken Guy! founded by legendary chef Guy Fieri serve up fresh grilled and fried tenders in dozens of ways. At around fifteen dollars per person, this lunch and dinner spot serves sandwiches, tender meals, salads and sides. An assortment of twenty different sauces will keep you busy dipping and sampling new flavor combinations.
8. Takumi-Tei – Epcot, Japanese Pavilion in World Showcase
This new fine dining experience honors elements of nature in dining room design and showcase a menu full of upscale Japanese cuisine. This truly authentic Japanese dining experience serves roasted duck, braised wagyu beef and premium sake. If you are looking to indulge in a premium dining experience consider the Kaiseki dining experience. This Chef’s Table experience offers a nine course three hour long meal that you will never forget.
9. Oga’s Cantina – Hollywood Studios, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
This perfectly themed bar and lounge is part of the long awaited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experience at Hollywood Studios and mesmerizes guests with theming straight out of the Star Wars films. You will need to snag an Advanced Dining Reservation well in advance of your vacation to secure a table at this new bar. Oga’s Cantina is open for three meals daily and serves out of this world cocktails, nonalcoholic themed drinks and a few light bites.