After months of an empty Main Street, U.S.A., Walt Disney World is open again for business, and it’s bringing that world-class dining we’ve come to know and love along with it — with a few new caveats.
The key change, at present, is that Table Service dining in the theme parks of Walt Disney World now requires an Advance Dining Reservation, so you can’t just walk up to get a sit-down meal. You’ll need to plan ahead.
To help you do that, we’re taking a look at the top Table Service restaurants currently open in each park — ranked by AllEars readers in our reviews!
Magic Kingdom: Liberty Tree Tavern — 8.11/10
If you’re craving some homestyle fare with colonial flare, Liberty Tree Tavern is the spot for you. This Table Service restaurant serves a Thanksgiving feast year round, along with favorites like the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake. You can enjoy all-you-care-to-enjoy meals without having to worry about swapping germs at the buffet or order a la carte, and the atmosphere is top-notch. It’s no wonder that this place scored an 8.11/10 from AllEars readers.
Animal Kingdom: Tiffins and Nomad Lounge — 8.73/10 and 9.5/10
The highest rated dining location at Animal Kingdom is actually a lounge — Nomad Lounge, to be specific. Serving drinks and small plates from across the globe, the lounge style seating here means it’s easier to secure a seat. Still, if you want a more substantial dining experience, Tiffins, the adjacent Signature restaurant, celebrates that same wanderer’s spirit with a feast of international flavors. With an 8.73/10, this place is worth your dining reservation on your trip to Animal Kingdom.
Hollywood Studios: 50’s Prime Time Cafe — 8.42/10
For many of us, it’s probably been a while since you’ve had a home cooked meal with family. Well, with social distancing protocols in place, it might still be a while… but at least you can fake it at the best restaurant — according to you! — in Hollywood Studios. This place takes the concept of “when you’re here, you’re family” to the logical extreme, with servers being called cousins, aunts, and uncles, and everything you eat being cooked up by “Mom” in the kitchen. While some show elements will likely be toned down due to social distancing, you can still enjoy classic TV clips at your table and some light antics from the amazing staff here. With an 8.42/10, this is the best meal you’ll have at Hollywood Studios.
EPCOT: Garden Grill — 9.38/10 and 8.9/10
EPCOT is known for its food, but even the most authentic international restaurant doesn’t beat the charm of a Character Dining experience, at least for our readers! This rotating restaurant has debuted a new, socially distanced character dining experience. You’ll still see Chip, Dale, Pluto, and other beloved Disney characters, though they won’t be coming to your table. What will be at your table is some of the best family style cuisine at EPCOT, some of it made with very locally-sourced produce. Seriously, a lot of the food here is grown right downstairs in The Land’s greenhouse! With an 8.42/10 for dinner and a whopping 9.38/10 for breakfast, Garden Grill place is a catch even if you aren’t in the mood to dine with chipmunks.
As the reopening continues, more of Disney’s amazing restaurants will reopen. Which are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!
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