Updated: Apr 5, 2021
Dining at Disney is such a big part of any trip. Looking up menus, deciding where to eat and what you would like are all part of the excitement of the build up to your visit. Currently a number of restaurants remain closed. If some of your desired restaurants are no long open where should you eat instead?
Here are my top picks of restaurants that are currently open, based on reviews and what is currently available on the menu.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD. Skippers Canteen
Liberty Tree Tavern
Regal Eagle Smokehouse
Rose & Crown Dining Room
Food & Wine Festival Stalls
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
50's Prime Time Cafe
Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater
Mama Melrose's Italiano Ristorante
The Hollywood Brown Derby
Flame Tree Barbecue
Yak & Yeti Restaurant
Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza
Wolfgang Puck Express
Wine Bar George
Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'
City Works Eatery
Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at the Beach Club Resort
The Wave...of American Flavors at the Contemporary Resort
Grand Floridian Cafe at the Grand Floridian Resort
Olivia's at Old Key West Resort
Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Village Resort
Best Character Dining
Topolino's Terrace breakfast at the Riviera Resort
Best Restaurant for a Special Occasion
California Grill at the Contemporary Resort
Best Fine Dining
Narcoossee's at the Grand Floridian Resort
The Boathouse at Disney Springs
What Restaurants Would I Have Swapped To
If we had been able to visit this September a few of the restaurants I had planned for us to dine in are currently closed. Below are the restaurants I would have swapped to. Some of the restaurants I had planned to visit may be open currently but as they have a limited menu may have removed the vegan option and as we were travelling as a group with mixed dietary needs I swapped to restaurants that had something all of us could enjoy.
Day 1 Plan
Visiting Animal Kingdom. Having lunch at Yak and Yeti. Visiting Disney Springs in evening. Having dinner at Blaze Pizza.
Day 1 Alternative
Both of these restaurants are currently open so no changes would be needed. Yay!
Day 2 Plan
Visiting Hollywood Studios. Having lunch at Fairfax Fare and dinner at 50’s Prime Time Cafe.
Day 2 Alternative
Switching lunch to Backlot Express and still eating dinner at 50's Prime Time Cafe.
Day 3 Plan
Visiting Magic Kingdom. Having breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant, lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern and dinner at Columbia Harbour House
Day 3 Alternative
Switching breakfast to Contempo Cafe at the Contemporary Resort. We could visit this restaurant on our way to Magic Kingdom as it is just 1 monorail stop away from the park! Still enjoying lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern. Then popping over to Wilderness Lodge to have dinner at Roaring Fork.
Day 4 Plan
Visiting Orlando's Premium Outlet