Planning your Walt Disney World dining can really make you think ahead — to the tune to 60+ days before you even arrive in the World! If you want to eat at sit-down restaurants, you should be ready to make Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) for Table Service as early as possible. That’s because they tend to book up fast! But if your trip snuck up on you and restaurant availability is waning, you’ve still got a few options.
There are a few Disney World spots that don’t book up as quickly as others, and that means you have a better chance to snag a reservation there!
We’re bringing you the inside scoop on which dining reservations are the easiest to make!
Disney Springs Restaurants
Disney Springs restaurants are some of the easiest ADRs to book. House of Blues, Paradiso 37, Planet Hollywood, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, and more often have last-minute reservations available — even on weekends. Be sure to check both the dining reservations section in My Disney Experience as well as OpenTable if you want to see availability for a certain date and time.
If you’re unable to snag a reservation, many of these spots also let you walk up in-person and put your name on a waiting list. You will have to stick around for a bit to wait for a table, but at least you’ll get a nice sit-down meal out of it!
You can also book many of these restaurants outside of Disney’s 60-day booking window by using OpenTable. That’ll help you snag these reservations while availability is still wide open! If you’re on-property wondering where you can eat a quick and easy meal, Disney Springs is probably your best bet.
A couple of Disney hotels also have easy-to-book restaurants! One of those is Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. Breakfast here is often pretty easy to grab — but lunch and dinner may pop up with availability, too.
During that breakfast, you can enjoy a casual atmosphere with fare inspired by the Florida Keys. Chow down on Banana Bread French Toast, a Sombrero Beach Omelet, or Olivia’s Famous Grits. And don’t forget about weekend brunch, which has its own selection of specialty cocktails!
The Wave…of American Flavors
Over at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the Wave…of American Flavors is a pretty solid bet for breakfast. You also have a good shot grabbing a lunch or dinner reservation here! And it’s just a walk — or a monorail ride — away from Magic Kingdom, making it the perfect opening, closing, or mid-day break for your park day.
The menu emphasizes fresh and sustainable food, with breakfast options like Sweet Potato Pancakes and dinner items like the Sustainable Fish of the Day. If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing — or can’t get a reservation — you can also stop by the Lounge. They accept walk-ins and serve the same menu as the main restaurant.
If you’re planning a visit, though, you will want to note that The Wave is closing on July 16th for a lengthy refurbishment.
Trattoria al Forno
Our last hotel pick is Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. This spot serves Italian-inspired breakfast and dinner, and you’ll usually be able to book here easily. Not to mention, it’s walking-distance to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
It’s also worth noting that all of these Resort restaurants we just mentioned offer Mobile Order Table Service To Go. That allows you to order your food ahead and get it to-go, so you can eat outside of the restaurant. It’s a great last-minute alternative if you’re unable to get a reservation.
La Hacienda de San Angel
Keep in mind that this restaurant only serves dinner, but you usually can get a reservation here (though it may be at an odd time). As for the food? You can enjoy Mexican-inspired eats like tacos, Carne Asada, and Tres Leches.
Stuck at EPCOT with absolutely no Table Service restaurants available? Don’t underestimate the power of the Festival booths! You’ll have a huge variety of tasting samples to choose from, and they can fill you up fast. Three or four booth items can typically satisfy like a Table Service meal.
Liberty Tree Tavern
The family-style food hints at Thanksgiving; you’ll be served the Patriot’s Platter with turkey, pork, and pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake, and more. This meal is all-you-care-to-enjoy, so you can get extras of anything you want.
Don’t look past this underrated restaurant. The food is great, and you’ll probably be able to get in the door! (We can not guarantee you’ll be able to get OUT the door, though, because you’re gonna fill up!)
If you’re running out of options for your next meal in Disney World, try booking a reservation at one of these spots! Good luck — and stay tuned to AllEars for more Disney tips.
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