We won’t deny it: the Disney Parks have some awesome dining options!
But we just can’t discount the tasty meals that wait just outside the park gates at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels!
Let’s take a look at the best meals you can get in Disney World — without stepping foot in a park.
Family-Style Dining at ‘Ohana (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
Chicken wings, veggies, and noodles, oh my! Though ‘Ohana is currently closed, the flavors and all-you-care-to-enjoy wonderfulness at this fan-favorite spot are sometimes too good to pass up.
Oak-grilled Filet Mignon at Jiko – The Cooking Place (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
You’re about to see a few Animal Kingdom Lodge mentions on this list, chief of which is Jiko – The Cooking Place. We love lots on the menu, but we’ve gotta recommend the Oak-grilled Filet Mignon. Don’t forget the African wine!
Bouillabaisse at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera (Disney’s Riviera Resort)
Topolino’s Terrace is one of Disney’s newest restaurants, and it definitely makes our list. You really can’t go wrong with the pasta here (they’re made in-house!) but we especially recommend the Bouillabaisse for all the seafood-lovers.
Pepperoni Hand-formed Pizza at California Grill (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
California Grill is another spot with a lot of great choices on the menu. You should start your meal with the Goat Cheese Ravioli. As for an entree? We’re always up for a taste of the Pepperoni Hand-formed Pizza or whichever grilled meat is on the menu that night!
Potjie Inspired with Butter Chicken at Sanaa (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
Another Animal Kingdom Lodge spot on this list is Sanaa. The Bread Service here is unmatched as an appetizer, but that Potjie Inspired entree is something to write home about, too. We like the Butter Chicken, and we love that several of the options are plant-based!
Dinner at Victoria & Albert’s (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort)
No two meals are exactly alike at Disney World’s premier signature restaurant. Victoria & Albert’s has won awards and accolades, and it’s definitely deserved. If you’re feeling the splurge, sit down here when it reopens.
Grilled Cheese and Ice Cream at Beaches and Cream Soda Shop (Disney’s Beach Club)
And finally, let’s go more casual. If you’re a fan of the classics, you’ll like the Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup at Beaches and Cream Soda Shop. Just don’t forget to follow up your tasty dinner with a big ice cream sundae!
What are your favorite resort meals in Disney World? Tell us in the comments!