One of the highlights of a Disney vacation for me is the awesome food! And the with the Disney Dining Plan, you pay 1 flat fee and then you’re done! You don’t have to worry about the cost of any particular entree or dining experience. Live it up!
Since 2010, we have purchased the Disney Dining Plan that includes (per person, per night) – 2 snacks, a quick service meal, and a table service meal. With our eating habits, this works out best for us. Typically, we will use the snack on breakfast. We love their cinnamon rolls and cupcakes so we will use snack credits for those and pay for our drinks instead of using dining credits. Then we use the quick service at lunch and save the table service for supper. I can also help you figure out which plan fits your family best.
*MOST IMPORTANT DINING TIP* Book your restaurant reservations 6 months in advance. Hopefully you booked with an awesome Vacation Planner (it’s free you know) and they are taking care of that for you. But if not, the second that Disney allows you to start booking you dining reservations – BOOK IT! If you don’t, you may miss out on some of the best food of your life.
Alright. Let’s get to it. Here are my top 5 dining recommendations for Walt Disney World.
The “Grey Stuff” is the signature dessert here. I have also tried the Triple Chocolate Cupcake & the Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake. The Cream Cheese Cupcake has been my favorite so far.
We normally try to dine at restaurants we have never been to so we can experience them all – but this restaurant has been a repeat for us every year. It has to be the best food EVER. It’s all you can eat. The waiters continuously bring out skewers of chicken, steak, and shrimp. On top of that, the appetizers and sides are nothing short of fabulous. I especially love the chicken wings. Then of course – try to save room for dessert. The banana bread pudding doesn’t disappoint. I struggle with putting this in the #2 spot – it’s really tied for 1st.
Love. Love. LOVE IT! My mom loved the steak while I enjoyed the 4 cheese flatbread. We have also been to this restaurant more than once and that says a lot when you have so many choices. I also recommend the penne with cheese sauce and for dessert, the chocolate cannoli cake shouldn’t be overlooked.
So again, this is one of our absolute favorites! Not only do you get to see the beautiful Wilderness Lodge, but the dining experience is fun and so so good. Get ready for home style cooking – I’ve had the pot roast and the Grilled New York Strip Steak. And for dessert…the Campfire Style Gooey Cake. There is an all you care to enjoy skillet option as well. It is amazing tasting like something Grandma would put on the table. They have fun little quirks at this restaurant. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but be sure you are in a great mood with a young heart when you visit. Ask for ketchup.