GUEST POST – Top Villas Guide to the Best Restaurants in Disney World for Every Type of Budget

Provided by: Craig Gilhooly – Top Villas

When planning a Disney vacation, there’s plenty of things to consider including accommodation, attraction tickets, where to eat and transportation. Disney World is known to have a wide selection of restaurants that it can be a hard choice on where to dine. With this guide, Top Villas put together a list of the best restaurants in Disney World for every type of budget.

Magic Kingdom Park – Epcot – Animal Kingdom – Hollywood Studios

Magic Kingdom Park Whether you’re a princess fan or love a themed restaurant, Magic Kingdom is the dining location for you. The favourite park for many guests, Magic Kingdom offers a whole range of the best eateries from snack stops to princess dining experiences. Cinderella’s Royal Table Dining with Disney Princesses becomes a reality at Cinderella’s Royal table. The character dining experience offers the opportunity to meet your favourite Disney characters including the Fairy Godmother, Cinderella’s mice and many of the princesses themselves. Its food scene serves up a meal fit for a princess with the American style breakfast and both hearty lunch and dinner. Food options include meat or fish dishes, delicious desserts and appetizers. Price range – $35 – $59.99 per adult

Be Our Guest Restaurant

A favourite of many Disney guests, the ‘Be Our Guest’ Restaurant offers everything from a quick service breakfast and lunch to sit-down dinner. Inspired by the Beast’s castle from the classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie, this French style restaurant has three dining areas: the West Wing, Grand Ballroom and Bright Rose Gallery. You’re able to feast on the delicious French cuisine in every dining location and enjoy all things Mrs Potts has in store.

Price range – $35-$59.99 per adult

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant 

Re-live the romance of Lady and the Tramp’s first kiss in this American style, Italian restaurant. Inspired by the classic 1955 film, this charming eatery is the perfect setting for budding couples and hopeless romantics. There’s plenty of Italian classic meals to choose from including hearty pasta dishes, the biggest meatballs in town and gelato.

Price range – $15-$34.99 per adult

The Plaza Restaurant

Located on Main Street U.S.A, this family favorite restaurant serves up a wide range of classic American meals and snacks. Whether it’s lunch or dinner, this includes items from burgers, sandwiches, salads to classic milkshakes and banana split. Found around the corner from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, this place is one of Magic Kingdom’s best kept secrets.

Price range – $15-$34.99 per adult

The Crystal Palace

The buffet style restaurant doubles as a character dining and casual meal venue. Meet the favorite Winnie the Pooh characters including himself and all his friends from the classic movie. Inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s, this restaurant serves up a buffet style American breakfast, mouth watering roasts and fresh pastas for dinner and delicious warm desserts.

Price range – $15-$34.99 – $34.99-$59.99 (depends on which meal option)

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe

Located in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland, this quick service restaurant offers a range of the best American cuisine. Try everything from BBQ pork sandwiches, chicken nuggets, to Angus burgers, hot dogs and refreshing beverages. There’s also varied kid dinner options and desserts.

Price range – $14.99 and under per adult


Every foodie needs to make a visit to Disney’s Epcot. The famous park cooks up the best food scene, offering delicacies from all over the world.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

For the best storybook Disney experience, Akershus Royal Banquet Castle is the place to be. This character dining experience allows guests to chat, have pictures with and get autographs of all the princesses. Meet everyone from Cinderella, Ariel to Belle and Mary Poppins. Breakfast time serves up a typical American style breakfast while lunch and dinner offer a ‘Taste of Norway’ feast. With the high ceilings, soaring archways and medieval style interior, this castle takes you into a real life fairytale that every child dreams of.

Price range – $35 to $59.99 per adult

Chefs de France

The quaint, French inspired cafe ‘Chefs de France’ has all the little touches to bring the charm of Paris to life. Whether it’s a family meal or date, their varied menu offers everything from roasted duck to crème brulee and the finest range of the best French wines. Celebrating France’s best cuisine and charm, this restaurant overlooks the World Showcase Promenade.

Price range -$15 to $34.99 per adult

Coral Reef Restaurant

Watch the underwater world from your dining table at this unique restaurant. Located in Future World at Epcot, this unforgettable dining experience is the perfect Disney treat. Each table is either set alongside an expansive sea life tank or with one in view to allow each guest to experience the ‘Coral Reef’. There’s a sea themed menu to match with a range of delicious seafood mains, desserts and some American classics thrown in. This dinner suits every fish fan.

Price range – $15 to $34.99 per adult

La Hacienda de San Angel

Experience the authentic Mexican cuisine and cocktails with this restaurant. Set in Epcot’s World Showcase, the charming place offers a menu with plenty of vibrant flavors, hearty mains and margaritas. The waterfront retreat is also located in the best location to catch views of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth firework display.

Price range – $15 to $34.99 per adult

Tutto Italia Ristorante

This traditional Italian restaurant serves up the best taste of Italy. Whether it’s a family meal, a group of friends or date night, this hearty place offers a wide range of dishes from pastas, meat platters, to classic gelato and cake. Experience every essence of Italian charm in this quaint restaurant located at Epcot’s World Showcase.

Price range – $15 to $34.99 per adult

Liberty Inn

For a quick service dinner, the Liberty Inn at the World Showcase serves up a selection of the best American eats. Try everything from classic hamburgers, chicken nuggets, platters, salads and a range of vegetarian options. There’s also plenty of kid-friendly options, desserts and beverages.

Price range – $14.99 and under per adult

Animal Kingdom

Whether you’d love a unique dining experience or looking to grab something on the go, Animal Kingdom offers a range of eateries for all types of parties.

Rainforest Cafe

Experience a safari-like adventure in Animal Kingdom’s Rainforest Café. The jungle inspired restaurant serves up American eats with a tropical twist. There’s specialty breakfast including Belgian waffles, French toast and Mexican-style pizza. The lunch and dinner options are even more inventive, offering everything from steaks, dinosaur shaped chicken, burgers to lava nachos and explosive desserts. If you’re a big explorer, the Rainforest Café is the place to visit. There’s also a shop next door which sells plush animals and jungle themed trinkets.

Price range – $15-$34.99 per adult


Fine dining couldn’t be better than this exotic restaurant serving up mouth watering delights from all over the world. The artistic style dishes can range from their signature bread service, a variety of meats, vegetarian options to the sweetest selection of hand-picked desserts. There’s also an assortment of dessert wines, liqueurs and specialty drinks available.

Price range – $35-$59.99 per adult

Flame Tree Barbecue 

The barbecue inspired quick service restaurant cooks up a variety of delicious food. Discover everything from smokehouse meat, chicken dinners to signature baked beans and jalapeno cornbread. If you’re a big fan of spicy food, this menu is for you. They also offer salads, a range of kid meals and alcoholic beverages.

Price range – $14.99 and under per adult

Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Discover the taste of Asia with this Nepalese- style restaurant. Located at the base of the Expedition Everest, the quaint table-service eatery serves up dishes from various Asian countries. Try everything from sweet-and-sour chicken, Kobe beef burgers to ahi tuna nachos and pork dishes. There’s also many kid friendly options including cheeseburgers and egg rolls. Exotic drinks also feature including a selection of hot teas, Asian beers, cocktails and shakes.

Price range – $15-$34.99 per adult


If you love everything about dinosaurs and pre-historic times, head on over to Restaurantosaurus. Located in Dinoland U.S.A, the casual restaurant serves up classic American favorites including black bean burgers, chicken nuggets and a range of beverages in the dino-themed dorm.

Price range – $14.99 and under per adult

Caravan Road

Located across the Discovery River from the Tree of Life, this unique kiosk serves up a selection of vegetarian meals including noodle salads and beverages.

Price range -$14.99 and under per adult

Hollywood Studios

Lights, camera, action! Hollywood Studios serves up a treat in its restaurants, from show time experiences to music themed eateries, there’s plenty to see.

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

Experience a casual Italian evening with a California twist at this restaurant. The menu serves up delicious appetizers, hearty mains and a fabulous selection of desserts. There’s also a wide range of drinks including the classic cappuccino, mocha, expresso and café latte.

Price range – $15-$34.99 per adult

Sci-Fi Diner

Experience dinner and a show at Hollywood Studios’ Sci-Fi diner. The unique venue has car shaped booths or tables that are set, ready to watch thrilling, sci-fi scenes. Food wise, the menu serves up everything from chicken burgers to sandwiches. There’s also a junior-style punch, cosmic cocktails and other beverages available. If you’d love a slice of entertainment with your meal, the Sci-Fi Diner is for you.

Price range – $15-34.99 per adult


Located on Grand Avenue, the pizza joint run by the Muppet’s Rizzo offers a selection of pizzas. There’s everything from a classic margarita to meat feast. Kids options and traditional Italian desserts are also available.

Price range – $14 and under per adult

Tune Lounge

This toned down lounge is the perfect cocktail spot in Disney. Located in Echo Lake, the lounge style restaurant serves up delicious grub from appetizers to meat dishes and range of desserts. There’s also kid-friendly options available.

Price range – $14.99 and under per adult

50’s Prime Time Cafe

Travel back in time to the 50s era with this classic café. The old-fashioned style restaurant offers American style dishes which would typically be served in ‘mom’s kitchen’. Their menu includes plenty of hearty dishes such as pot roast or fried chicken. There’s also a range of delicious desserts and beverages.

Price range – $15-$34.99 per adult

ABC Commissary

Dine behind the scenes at this studio-inspired restaurant. With film posters that line the walls and continuous movie trailers playing, the eatery feels like a real-life studio. Their menu offers a selection of good food including sirloin steak, seared salmon, bacon cheeseburgers and much more. There’s also plenty of drinks to keep you refreshed and the best desserts.

Price range – $14.99 and under per adult

Tip – For character dining and table service restaurants, we’d recommend making use of the advanced dining reservations. These can be made up to 180 days in advance and will ensure you get a seat at your chosen restaurant.

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