The Most Underrated Table Service Restaurants in Disney World – and What you Should Eat There

When it comes to dining in Walt Disney World, you have literally hundreds of choices.

Cinderella’s Royal Table

From street markets to signature cuisine, there is something for every craving and palette. Of course some restaurants are iconic and extremely popular — dining in the Castle at Cinderella’s Royal Table, overlooking the World at California Grill, or eating with Mickey and Co. at Chef Mickey’s, for example.

But what happens when you need a table last minute or want to eat somewhere a little more off the radar? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered.

These are a few of our favorite underrated Table Service restaurants in Walt Disney World — and what to eat.

Sanaa

Located at Kidani Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Sanaa is a fusion of Indian and African cuisine. Full of flavor, it’s a perfect spot for foodies with a more adventurous palette. Bonus! You can see zebras, giraffes, and more from the restaurant’s windows and hotel overlook!

Sanaa Table and View

What You Should Order: Bread Service

This mix and match dish is a fan favorite. It comes with five different styles of naan bread and nine different spreads and chutneys — go nuts!

Bread Service from Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Grand Floridian Cafe

Dine at the gorgeous Grand Floridian Resort, where this cafe is the perfect pre-park or mid-day spot! Being on the monorail line makes for easy access to Magic Kingdom, and the food is excellent!

Grand Floridian Cafe

What You Should Order: The Cafe Sandwich

This iconic sammie has turkey and ham, crispy onions, and boursin cheese, all piled high on a toasted brioche bun. It’s a real treat (when it’s on the menu).

The Cafe Sandwich at the Grand Floridian Cafe

Spice Road Table

EPCOT is a foodie’s paradise, so there are lots of great choices! But this one is a great underrated spot, especially if you’re in the mood for a few light bites, great drinks, and gorgeous setting! Located in Morocco, Spice Road Table specializes in tapas and fabulous cocktails!

Spice Road Table

What You Should Order: Hummus Fries and Brie Fondue

Spicy fried hummus and gooey, dippable cheese? What’s not to love?

Brie Fondue Dip at Spice Road Table

Skipper Canteen

This one is a two-fer — not only will you get some delicious underrated bites, but you’re eating at a spot themed after the JUNGLE CRUISE which is arguably amazing. Take a minute to look around and enjoy all the pun-derful decor — and make sure to chat with your Skipper Server!

Skippers Canteen Mess Hall
Crew’s Mess Hall inside the Skipper Canteen restaurant in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom.

What You Should Order: Falls Family Falafel or (secret menu) Brazilian Cheese Bread

Vegetarians and meat eaters alike will love these flavorful falafel balls with fresh tomato-cucumber salad. Trust us — we love our steaks but these are so good, we forget all about ’em. (Not really, the steak is very good too if you’d rather go that route!) And since you’re in the know, you can also ask for the Brazilian Cheese Bread appetizer! Fluffy cheese bread paired with spicy cream cheese dipping sauce — it’s the perfect way to start your meal!

Falls Family Falafel

Which restaurant in  Walt Disney World do you think doesn’t get enough love? Let us know in the comments!

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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3 Replies to “The Most Underrated Table Service Restaurants in Disney World – and What you Should Eat There”

  1. I had all but given up on all Disney restaurants, and my last several visits to Grand Floridian Cafe had all been train wrecks. On a whim, I decided to try GFC again last January. I was shocked to find it vastly improved (as in better than my last meal at Citricos). So I tried it again to see if it was a fluke. And again. So right now I would rate GFC a 10/10. Who knows what the pandemic has changed? I hope the improvements in quality and service have survived.