The Secret is OUT: 26 Recipes From Disney World’s BEST Restaurants

There’s a lot of things to do while on vacation in Disney World. Oftentimes people think of the rides, or entertainment offerings the most. Something that can get overlooked when planning a Disney vacation is the interesting and unique food offerings you can try!

So many great food options!

If you’ve ever wanted to bring the menu items from some of Disney World’s best restaurants home with you, then you’re in luck because we’ve compiled some recipes that will help you do just that.

The Hollywood Brown Derby

The Hollywood Brown Derby in Hollywood Studios is a replica of the original restaurant of the same name located in (you guessed it), Hollywood, California.

Hollywood Brown Derby

Walking into the restaurant, you’ll notice many pictures of old Hollywood celebrities all over the walls. One of the most popular items on the menu is the Cobb Salad.

Cobb Salad from The Hollywood Brown Derby

This salad is made with turkey, bacon, egg, tomatoes, blue cheese, avocado, and classic dressing.

Click here for The Hollywood Brown Derby Cobb Salad recipe!

Another popular menu item at The Hollywood Brown Derby is the Grapefruit Cake.

Grapefruit Cake!

This cake is vanilla sponge cake, grapefruit syrup, and cream cheese icing — a Brown Derby original.

Click here to get the recipe for The Hollywood Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake!

Finally, we have two items that are unfortunately no longer on the menu at The Hollywood Brown Derby. You may not be able to order them at the restaurant, but you can still try making them at home! The first is the Banana Toffee Mousse on Cocoa Crunch. This recipe will require bananas, chocolate cookies, and toffee pieces to create the chilled dessert.

Click here for the full recipe for the Banana Toffee Mousse on Coca Crunch dessert!

Also currently unavailable at The Hollywood Brown Derby is the Sterling Silver Pork Chop! This is a pork chop with white cheddar cheese sauce, bacon, and spaetzle, which is a type of small noodle made from eggs.

Click here for the recipe for the Sterling Silver Pork Chop!

Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant

Rating: 7.79 / 10 Recommended By: 83%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Children's Lunch/Dinner, Dining with an Imagineer
Services: Table Service

Boma — Flavors of Africa

Boma is located in the Jambo House portion of Animal Kingdom Lodge and is open for both breakfast and dinner. It is buffet-style, so you can try as much as you want for just one price!

Boma buffet

Boma has a mix of classic menu items as well as African-inspired options, and the food isn’t served in a traditional buffet-style, but rather in pods that offer food selections, often with a chef nearby to whom you can ask questions. Our first recipe is for Zebra Coffee Domes. These desserts are made with chocolate and espresso and designed to look like they have zebra stripes!

Zebra Domes at Boma!

These domes can be eaten on their own or you can add them to your coffee for more flavor!

Click here for the Zebra Coffee Dome recipe from Boma!

Butternut Squash Soup is a staple soup in many restaurants, including Boma!

All of the soups available at Boma.

Butternut Squash Soup is made with butternut squash (obviously), plus a mix of spices to achieve the taste you desire. The Butternut Squash Soup from Boma even includes some American cheese!

Click here for the Boma Butternut Squash Soup recipe!

Jungle Juice is another Boma staple and is made with a variety of fruit juices. This drink is so popular, we actually have two recipes available for it, an original version, and an updated version.

Click here for the original Jungle Juice recipe!

or

Click here for the updated Jungle Juice recipe!

Fans of coconut may want to try our recipe for the Boma Kokonut Rice. This rice is made with Basmati rice (but jasmine rice or long grain rice may be substituted), coconut milk, plus sweetened coconut to make a rice that is packed with coconut flavor.

Click here for the Kokonut Rice recipe!

The Boma pork shoulder is another crowd-pleaser. It is made with two cases of pork butt and spices like cayenne pepper, cardamom, and chili powder. When it’s finished, it should be so tender you could cut it with a fork (yum!).

Click here for the Boma Pork Shoulder recipe!

Boma - Flavors of Africa Restaurant

Rating: 8.81 / 10 Recommended By: 96%
Menus: Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ in Disney Springs is where you can find many traditional southern cuisine favorites like fried chicken (of course), biscuits, macaroni and cheese and fresh fruit cobblers.

Homecomin’

One of the most famous items on the menu is Chef Art’s Famous Fried Chicken. It’s made with a quart of buttermilk, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and two bay leaves to create that iconic Homecomin’ flavor.

Click here for Chef Art’s Famous Fried Chicken recipe!

Homecomin’ is also famous for its Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits. Drop biscuits get their name because there is no rolling or cutting the dough when you make them; you just drop the biscuit dough from your spoon onto the pan and bake them as is.

Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits

Chef Art Smith’s drop biscuits are made with cheddar cheese to add a little more flavor!

Click here for the recipe for Chef Art Smith’s Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits!

Fried chicken and cheddar cheese biscuits are on the saltier side, so once you eat those, you may find yourself in need of some dessert! Chef Art Smith’s Hummingbird Cake is a pineapple-banana cake with cream cheese frosting with seasonal fruit and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You also have the option to add pecans to your cake based on your personal preference.

Click here for the Hummingbird Cake recipe!

Homecomin' Restaurant

Rating: 8.94 / 10 Recommended By: 90%
Menus: Children's Lunch/Dinner, Lunch/Dinner, Brunch
Services: Table Service

Le Cellier

Le Cellier is one of the most popular table service restaurants in EPCOT, making it hard to secure a reservation.

Le Cellier

Le Cellier is located in the Canada pavilion in World Showcase and is best known for its steaks. It has ribeye steak, prime New York strip steak, as well as the Le Cellier Filet Mignon.

Le Cellier Filet Mignon

The Le Cellier Filet Mignon is AAA Canadian Tenderloin and served with mushroom risotto, asparagus-tomato relish, and truffle-butter sauce.

Click here for the filet mignon recipe!

If you want to make the mushroom risotto as well for a more authentic Le Cellier at-home experience, we have the recipe for that, as well!

Click here for the mushroom risotto recipe!

Another popular menu item from Le Cellier is the Cheddar Cheese Soup. It is made with cheddar cheese, slightly warm ale, and half a pound of bacon.

Cheddar Cheese Soup

It also includes Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce for a little bit of a kick.

Click here for the Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe!

And finally, for dessert, you can make the iconic Maple Creme Brûlée, which is served at Le Cellier with maple whipped cream and a maple leaf shortbread cookie.

Click here for the Maple Creme Brûlée recipe!

Le Cellier Restaurant

Rating: 7.51 / 10 Recommended By: 71%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Children's Lunch/Dinner
Services: Table Service

‘Ohana

‘Ohana is a Polynesian-themed restaurant (it is located in the Polynesian Village Resort, after all) that, serves breakfast and dinner.

‘Ohana

Both meals are all-you-care-to-enjoy and are family style, meaning that the food is brought to your table rather than guests needing to get up to head to the buffet. This restaurant is perhaps most famous for the ‘Ohana Bread Pudding.

‘Ohana Bread Pudding

It is bread with bananas foster sauce, often served with vanilla ice cream.

Click here for the ‘Ohana Bread Pudding recipe!

‘Ohana is also known for its noodles so, of course, we have some recipes for those as well! There are both Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze noodles as well as regular stir-fried noodles.

Noodles at ‘Ohana

The Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze Noodles are Yakisoba noodles and therefore require that specific type of noodle. The stir-fried noodles are made with udon noodles.

Click here for the Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze (Yakisoba) Noodles recipe!

or

Click here for the ‘Ohana Stir-Fried Noodles recipe!

‘Ohana is also home to the Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings.

‘Ohana Chicken Wings

We don’t have a recipe for the wings themselves, but we do have a recipe for the honey-coriander sauce! It is made with (you guessed it) honey and coriander, along with lime zest, soy sauce, and other spices.

Click here for the Honey-Coriander Wing Sauce recipe!

We also have a recipe for the beef marinade that is used at ‘Ohana. The marinade itself is relatively simple with only a few ingredients, but the roasted shallot-garlic butter requires a few more things.

Click here for the ‘Ohana Beef Marinade and Roasted Shallot-Garlic Butter recipe!

If you’re a seafood fan, you’re in luck, because we have the recipe for the ‘Ohana Marinated Shrimp!

‘Ohana Shrimp

This shrimp is marinated with a ton of ingredients to create a unique flavor and is then grilled. If you decide to make this meal, be warned that the shrimp need to sit in the marinade for two days before they can be grilled.

Click here for the ‘Ohana Marinated Shrimp recipe!

Once you’re done with all that cooking, kick back and relax with an ‘Ohana Mai Tai! Mai Tais are tropical drinks made with dark rum and a variety of fruit juices and can be served with a cherry or a lime!

Click here for the ‘Ohana Mai Tai recipe!

'Ohana Restaurant

Rating: 8.27 / 10 Recommended By: 85%
Menus: Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Table Service

Victoria & Albert’s

Victoria & Albert’s at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has yet to reopen, but it is by far Disney World’s most signature and premier dining experience.

Victoria & Albert’s is an award-winning restaurant

Victoria & Albert’s has won several awards and is a multi-course dining experience. The menu changes often based on time of year and what ingredients are in season. We have a few recipes from this restaurant that are no longer served, but can still be enjoyed at home.

Victoria and Albert’s

The first is the Roast Garlic and Gruyere Cream Soup. This soup is made with garlic, chicken broth, gruyere cheese and one whole bottle of a dark beer.

Click here for the recipe for the Roast Garlic and Gruyere Cream Soup from Victoria & Albert’s!

Next up, we have the Butternut Squash Bisque. In bisques, cream is added early in the process to make them thicker than a regular soup. This bisque uses 16 ounces of heavy cream and four cups of chicken stock to make it rich and flavorful.

Click here for the Victoria & Albert’s Butternut Squash Bisque recipe!

And finally, if you feel like trying your hand at a soufflé,  we have the recipe for the Vanilla Soufflé from Victoria & Albert’s.

Grand Marnier Souffle from Califonia Grill

The ingredients look simple enough (though be aware this recipe does call for a whole vanilla bean), but the difficulty with a soufflé comes with the baking of it. Our recipe also includes variations on the recipe, so you can customize however you want to!

Click here for the Victoria & Albert’s Vanilla Soufflé recipe!

Victoria and Albert's Restaurant

Rating: 9.69 / 10 Recommended By: 88%
Menus: Dinner
Services: Table Service

We have lots of other recipes from restaurants all over Disney World, and we’re always on the lookout for more, so make sure to keep reading AllEars for more Disney World recipes!

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