Walt Disney World
Restaurant and Dining News

Thinking Ahead to ThanksgivingThinking Ahead to Thanksgiving
November 08, 2017
Wondering what to do and where to eat on Thanksgiving? We have some tips from readers, along with special dining at restaurants around the Walt Disney World resort -- we'll add more as the info becomes available.


REVIEW: House of Blues Orlando at Disney SpringsREVIEW: House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs
November 07, 2017
The House of Blues Orlando restaurant recently updated its menu, and Blogger Kristin Ford paid a visit to sample new dishes and old favorites.


Choza de Margarita OpensChoza de Margarita Opens
November 02, 2017
The brand new Margarita bar, Choza de Margarita, is opening very soon. Here's a sneak peek at some of the new offerings


New Italian Restaurants Coming to Disney SpringsNew Italian Restaurants Coming to Disney Springs
October 30, 2017
Nick Valenti, CEO of Patina Restaurant Group (PRG), has confirmed plans to open three new modern Italian restaurant and bar concepts at Disney Springs this winter. The restaurants, all new concepts created by PRG, each with unique menus, will form an expansive dining complex showcasing authentic Italian food and entertainment. They will be adjacent to The Edison, the lavish Industrial Gothic-style destination also being developed by PRG.


Victoria and Albert's Receives TripAdvisor AccoladesVictoria and Albert's Receives TripAdvisor Accolades
October 28, 2017
Victoria and Albert's, located in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, has been voted the second-best fine dining restaurant in America among TripAdvisor's 2017 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in their Travelers' Choice awards -- the only Florida restaurant to make this prestigious list. Under the helm of Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef de Cuisine Aimee Rivera, maitre d hotel Israel Perez and Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, this is the second time Victoria and Albert's has received high honors from TripAdvisor. The restaurant also is a recipient of AAA's highest achievement, the Five Diamond Award. Victoria and Albert is open nightly for dinner. For reservations, visit www.victoria-alberts.com.


Crew's Cup Lounge Menu Changes Crew's Cup Lounge Menu Changes
October 25, 2017
The menu for Crew's Cup Lounge in the Yacht Club has changed since earlier in the month. In addition, there is no longer food service between 2 and 5 p.m., just beverages.


Festival of the Arts Dining Packages Booking Now!Festival of the Arts Dining Packages Booking Now!
October 25, 2017
Returning to Epcot for a second year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will celebrate all things art -- performing, visual and culinary -- from January 12 - February 19, with festivities running seven days a week and Disney On Broadway performances happening each weekend (Fridays through Mondays) in 2018. You can book Disney on Broadway concert series dining packages now!


PREVIEW the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, Oct. 27-28! PREVIEW the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, Oct. 27-28!
October 25, 2017
The 8th Annual Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will be held this weekend, October 27-28, 2017. Read Deb Wills' blog for a preview of this event, which promises to be the biggest Food and Wine Classic ever.


Woody's Lunch Box Coming to Toy Story LandWoody's Lunch Box Coming to Toy Story Land
October 25, 2017
Woody's Lunch Box will be a new quick-service window serving tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats within Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios when it opens in summer 2018. Walt Disney World Resort will collaborate with Mini Babybel to bring this quick-service window to life. Mini Babybel, the creamy, red-wax-wrapped cheese, has been named the Official Snack Cheese of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the Disneyland Resort in California and Disney Cruise Line. This announcement kicks off a multi-year strategic alliance between the two family-focused brands.


Food and Wine Classic Celebrates 8th YearFood and Wine Classic Celebrates 8th Year
October 19, 2017
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will celebrate its eighth year Oct. 27 - 28 with the largest event to date, featuring more than 60 food and beverage stations and 11 educational seminars taught by members of the resort's award-winning food and beverage team. The two-night event will feature cuisine from the resort's own award-winning restaurants: Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Shula's Steak House, Todd English's bluezoo, Kimonos and more, with wine and spirits samplings from around the globe. There will be new seminars offered, along with live entertainment and even a Sunday morning brunch. Tickets to the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic are available as part of a resort package or individually. For more information or to book, visit SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500.


Remaining Candlelight Narrators AnnouncedRemaining Candlelight Narrators Announced
October 13, 2017
Walt Disney World has announced the full slate of Candlelight narrators for 2017.


Frontera Cocina Mexicana Offering SpecialsFrontera Cocina Mexicana Offering Specials
October 11, 2017
Frontera Cocina Mexicana at Disney Springs is offering a number of specials:

-- All October long, kids eat free Monday through Thursday, all day. This includes choice of kid's menu cheese quesadilla or chicken taco, soft drink, and kid's menu dessert.

-- Enjoy $5 Margaritas Clasicas all day long on Margarita Mondays.

-- On Taco Tuesdays, enjoy the Taco Trio Platter for $10. The platter includes one each of the Cochinita Pibil, Barbacoa, and Mushroom tacos served on warm, handmade corn tortillas with a side of black beans. An accompanying Corona Light draft is just $5.

-- Happy Wednesdays feature half-off starters and live entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m.


Rate and Review Your Dining Experiences at WDWRate and Review Your Dining Experiences at WDW
October 07, 2017
Share your recent dining experiences and help others decide where to dine!


WDW Passholders Offered Anniversary Inspired Dining DiscountWDW Passholders Offered Anniversary Inspired Dining Discount
October 05, 2017
From now through Dec. 23, 2017, Walt Disney World Passholders will receive a 20 percent discount at 45 select dining locations as part of WDW's 45th anniversary celebration. For a complete list of dining locations participating in this program, visit the Annual Passholders page. (Note you will need to log in as a passholder to view this page.)


Mobile Ordering Added to Five More RestaurantsMobile Ordering Added to Five More Restaurants
October 04, 2017
Mobile Ordering through the My Disney Experience app has expanded again. It is now available for Rosie's All-American and Fairfax Fare in Disney's Hollywood Studios, as well as The Lunching Pad, Casey's Corner and Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom.


Artist's Palette Offering Make Your Own Dinner OptionArtist's Palette Offering Make Your Own Dinner Option
September 28, 2017
A new meal option is now available for a limited time at Artist's Palette at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. The option is a kit that includes everything you need to make dinner for four using the full kitchen in one of the Disney Vacation Club's resorts villas. For $49 plus tax you will receive the ingredients for Rigatoni Fiesolana (rigatoni pasta with creamy tomato sauce, sausage, portabella mushrooms, parmesan and fresh basil), along with a large garden salad, garlic bread sticks and baking instructions.


Paddlefish Hosting Cocktails and Cooking 101 ClassPaddlefish Hosting Cocktails and Cooking 101 Class
September 21, 2017
On Saturday, September 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. Paddlefish at Disney Springs will host a Cocktails and Cooking 101 class on its rooftop. For only $50, attendees will learn first-hand from Executive Chef Steve Richard how to make quality cocktails at home, pair wines with dishes and make Paddlefish's lobster guacamole. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.


BLAZE PIZZA Offering Free Pizza to Hurricane Relief WorkersBLAZE PIZZA Offering Free Pizza to Hurricane Relief Workers
September 14, 2017
BLAZE PIZZA (Disney Springs and other Florida locations) is offering all First Responders and Utility Workers assisting in Hurricane Irma relief efforts a free pizza and drink now through Sunday, September 17th. Valid ID is required.


Mobile Ordering Now Available at Harambe Market Mobile Ordering Now Available at Harambe Market
September 06, 2017
Harambe Market in Disney's Animal Kingdom is the latest counter service restaurant to join the list of Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering locations.


House of Blues Celebrate with 20 Days of Giveaways House of Blues Celebrate with 20 Days of Giveaways
September 03, 2017
House of Blues Orlando is celebrating its 20th anniversary with 20 days of giveaways. Prizes include tickets to a show, or a month of shows, tickets to the House of Blues gospel brunch, and dinner at the House of Blues restaurant. For more details and to enter, visit the House of Blues site. House of Blues is also hosting an end of summer, 20th anniversary bash, Local Brews Local Grooves, on Sept. 16. The event will feature 15 regional craft breweries and reggae and roots rock bands. Tickets cost $11 and can be purchased in advance HERE.