The BEST and WORST All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants in Disney World

There are a LOT of places to eat in Disney World, and when we say a lot, we mean literally HUNDREDS.

‘Ohana

Among the many restaurant options, you’ve got quick service, snack stands, signature dining, character meals, and so much more. But when you’re feeling particularly ravenous, you may want to consider one of Disney World’s “all-you-care-to-eat” restaurants. And we’re sharing the best — and the worst — options on that list.

BEST Restaurants

Topolino’s Terrace Breakfast

To start out our “best” list, we’re heading to breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace at the Riviera Resort. There’s a reason this restaurant is so hard to get into, and that’s because it’s absolutely DELICIOUS. Not to mention the fact that the character costumes are simply adorable!

Mickey at Topolino’s Terrace for breakfast

Here, you’ll order off a menu, but if you finish your meal, you can ask your waiter for more of a specific item or the entire plate. We’ve also had good luck in the past with ordering a second, completely different, entree. Get your money’s worth!

‘Ohana

Next up we have to mention a Disney World fan favorite…‘Ohana at the Polynesian Village Resort! There are TWO different all-you-care-to-eat meal experiences here — one for breakfast and one for dinner.

‘Ohana dinner spread

As of September 27th, 2022, characters are back at ‘Ohana for breakfast, meaning you can enjoy your family-style feast while hugging and getting autographs from Mickey, Pluto, Lilo, and Stitch. At dinner, there aren’t any characters, but you’ll be offered some pretty famous eats, including the popular ‘Ohana noodles and bread pudding. YUM!

'Ohana Restaurant

Rating: 8.26 / 10 Recommended By: 85%
Menus: Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Table Service

Garden Grill

Let’s head to EPCOT for the next spot on our “best” list — Garden Grill! This family-style meal is located inside The Land pavilion and also happens to be a character meal with Mickey, Pluto, Chip, and Dale.

Garden Grill spread

You’ll eat homestyle comfort food here, and some of the ingredients are even directly sourced from the greenhouses on Living with the Land. How cool is that?! We enjoy our meals here, and it’s an added bonus that we get to see Mickey in his adorable farmer outfit.

Garden Grill Restaurant

Rating: 8.83 / 10 Recommended By: 92%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat

Boma

One spectacular all-you-can-eat meal that’s off the beaten path can be found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Boma was a unanimous choice for this list from our team, and several of our team even chose it as their favorite restaurant in Disney World overall!

Boma – Flavors of Africa

The buffet here serves a variety of dishes, from traditional African eats to delicious soups to traditional American offerings for the picky eaters. And don’t even get us started on the desserts — two words: ZEBRA. DOMES.

Boma - Flavors of Africa Restaurant

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

Whispering Canyon

Our last pick on the “best” side of this list is Whispering Canyon at Wilderness Lodge. This country-style restaurant serves both a regular menu as well as “all you care to eat” skillets. If you order one, you’ll be able to get unlimited refills throughout your meal.

Whispering Canyon Café

But besides the food, the atmosphere here is just FUN! The servers have lots of silly antics that they engage in throughout your meal, and we guarantee you’ll be laughing at some point.

Whispering Canyon Cafe Restaurant

Rating: 7.78 / 10 Recommended By: 77%
Menus: Children's Dinner, Children's Breakfast/Lunch, Breakfast/Lunch, Dinner
Services: Table Service

WORST Restaurants

Cape May Cafe

Okay, let’s start out with one that left our team feeling pretty underwhelmed — Cape May Cafe. This spot just so happens to be one of Disney’s lesser-known buffets, but it might be for good reason. During breakfast time you’ll find pretty basic fare, and nothing much stands out.

Cape May Cafe Buffet

Dinner serves seafood, but we’re pretty disappointed that they took away the endless crab legs that they used to offer. We didn’t really hate our meals here, but our last visit wasn’t enough to make us crave a return trip.

Cape May Cafe Restaurant

Rating: 7.50 / 10 Recommended By: 85%
Menus: Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat

Biergarten

Another spot that our team has found to be hit-or-miss in the past is Biergarten. Located in the Germany Pavilion at EPCOT, this spot serves (you guessed it!) German fare from a buffet.

Biergarten

Most of the items on the buffet were acceptable, but the nature of the menu was incredibly heavy. And when you’ve got a lot on your to-do list in EPCOT, going comatose after your Biergarten meal probably isn’t the best strategy. It’s probably a skip if you’ve got a long day planned.

Biergarten Restaurant Restaurant

Rating: 8.01 / 10 Recommended By: 87%
Menus: Lunch, Dinner
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat

Hollywood & Vine

One character meal that our team agreed to put on the worst list is Hollywood & Vine. Don’t get us wrong, we’ve had some delightful meals here, and having the Disney Junior character breakfast as an option is a definite plus…but the menu is a little lackluster when compared to other places.

Goofy at Hollywood & Vine

You’re eating pretty simple home-cooked food here, and there aren’t really any standout dishes on the menu. There’s not anything inherently bad about the experience, but when we recommend character meals to other people, this restaurant definitely falls near the bottom of the list.

Hollywood and Vine Restaurant

Rating: 7.30 / 10 Recommended By: 74%
Menus: Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat

Tusker House?

And finally, we have an iffy addition to the “worst” section — Tusker House at Animal Kingdom. This restaurant has landed on both sides of the coin with our team, with some people loving it and others leaving underwhelmed.

Tusker House

On the pros side, the character costumes are simply adorable — you can see Donald and friends in their safari gear! On the cons side, the menu isn’t for everyone. The fare is a bit more adventurous and there aren’t too many standout items…except that amazing mac and cheese.

Tusker House Restaurant Restaurant

Rating: 8.54 / 10 Recommended By: 90%
Menus: Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat

There you have it — all our most controversial and passionate thoughts on all-you-can-eat restaurants at Disney World. We’ve visited every single one of them, so we have some pretty thorough experiences and opinions.

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4 Replies to “The BEST and WORST All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants in Disney World”

  1. Sebastian’s Bistro is a delicious option. At Caribbean Beach, it is an easy skyliner ride over. It is comparable to Ohana at a much lower price. We loved it!

  2. Biergarten and Cape May for breakfast we like. I wouldn’t say they’re worst. The food at Garden Grill last year was terrible. The only good part was the dessert.

  3. Tusker House on the worst? Tusker House. We talking about Tusker House being the worst buffet? And what about Crystal Palace?