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Your Desired Disney World Restaurant Is Closed. Where Should You Eat Instead?

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.



Magic Kingdom

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD. Skippers Canteen

Liberty Tree Tavern

The Plaza


EPCOT

Regal Eagle Smokehouse

Rose & Crown Dining Room

Teppan Edo

Food & Wine Festival Stalls


Hollywood Studios

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


Animal Kingdom

Satu'li Canteen

Flame Tree Barbecue

Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Tiffins


Disney Springs

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza

D-Luxe Burger

Wolfgang Puck Express

Wine Bar George

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'

City Works Eatery


Disney Resorts

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