12 of the BEST Birthday Restaurants at Disney World

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There’s something inherently fun about celebrating a birthday at Walt Disney World. The rides, the shows, the “Happy Birthday” button, all of it can make a birthday magical for everyone from child to adult. Another benefit? The birthday meal.

Depending what kind you want, Disney World offers a slew of options.  If you’re planning on a birthday dinner at Walt Disney World, you first need to decide what kind of birthday dinner you want to have. From there, you can narrow it down to the best location.

FUN Birthday Atmosphere

These restaurants offer a fun, whimsical atmosphere to enjoy your birthday. 

Whispering Canyon Cafe, located at the Wilderness Lodge hotel, provides an all-care-to-enjoy country-style meal. However, the highlight of the restaurant are the severs who have a tendency to “sass” their customers under normal circumstances. Imagine what they’ll do to someone celebrating their birthday. 

Whispering Canyon

Similarly, the servers at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe are known for scolding their family members… err we mean customers all at the behest of Mom in the kitchen. This 50’s sitcom-themed eatery offers “home cooked” style meals in a kitschy television set-like environment. Once again, imagine the big deal the whole “family” will make celebrating a birthday. 

50’s Prime Time Cafe

Moving on to a completely different “fun” kind of atmosphere, how about celebrating a birthday in regal style at Cinderella’s Royal Table. This meal, complete with Disney characters and hearty foods will make you feel like birthday royalty.

Cinderella’s Royal Table

Casual Atmosphere

If you’re looking for a dining experience on the more casual side for your birthday, Beaches &  Cream at the Beach Club Resort is the cure for what ails you. The burgers at this retro, diner-esque restaurant are quite good, but the real star is the Kitchen Sink sundae. Imagine having THAT in place of a birthday cake?

The Kitchen Sink Sundae

EPCOT Fine Dining

If you want a more traditional restaurant experience with an emphasis on food, but want to remain in the parks, you should set your sights on EPCOT. 

If you’re wearing for a traditional steak option, there’s none better than Le Cellier. Located in EPCOT’s Canada pavilion, this steakhouse is one of the best restaurants in all of WDW. And since it’s your birthday, splurge on a delicious steak with a side of poutine fires. 

Le Cellier steak

If you’re feeling a tad more adventurous, slide over to the Japan pavilion instead for a meal at Teppan Edo. “In the communal ritual of Teppan-yaki-style cooking, skillful chefs chop and stir-fry dishes on grills at your table. Select from steak, chicken, seafood and vegetable entrées, which are served with Udon noodles and steamed rice.”

Hibachi steak at Teppan Edo

A Birthday Night Out at Disney Springs 

If you’d rather avoid the theme parks altogether and instead spend your birthday hanging out at Disney Springs, there are countless dining options to enjoy. 

The Boathouse might be our favorite dining sport at Disney Springs from an ambiance and atmosphere standpoint, and has the perfect vibe for a laidback birthday dinner on the water.

The Boathouse

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs combines the celebrity chef concept with a down home, comfort food menu that emphasizes Florida’s traditional culinary dishes. 

Pumpkin Bread Pudding at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Birthday Disney Hotel Staycation

If you’re planning do a Disney birthday getaway, why not consider a hotel staycation at one of the property’s resorts?

We’re grouping the California Grill and Topolino’s Terrace together, as both of them offer similar options for a marvelous birthday dinner: a gourmet meal, rooftop views from their respective hotels (The Contemporary and The Riviera).

Fireworks from The Contemporary

The biggest bonus, as long as your reservation is timed right, is a fantastic perspective on the fireworks from either the Magic Kingdom (from California Grill or EPCOT (from Topolino’s).

Topolino’s Terrace

If you’d rather settle down with mother nature over fireworks, Sanaa at the Animal Kingdom Lodge offers delicious Indian-inspired cuisine and access to the resort’s gorgeous savanas full of real animals. 


The ULTIMATE Splurge

If you want to go all out – and we mean ALL OUT – for your birthday, go for Victoria and Albert’s. The most upscale restaurant at Disney World, this Grand Floridian restaurant was awarded a coveted Michelin Star earlier this year, a first for a Disney-owned restaurant.

Chef’s Table at Victoria and Albert’s

These are just some of the countless birthday dinner options at Walt Disney World. Stay tuned to AllEars for more Disney dining tips. 

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