The 4 WORST Disney World Hotel Restaurants According to Yelp

Picking where you want to eat at Disney World can be challenging, especially with so many great options!

California Grill

We love to explore outside of the parks and eat at a hotel. Did you know that there are almost 30 hotels on Disney World property? Starting your day for breakfast at ‘Ohana before heading into Magic Kingdom or taking a mid-day break from EPCOT and eating on the Boardwalk can be a great way to break up your day and explore other parts of Disney World. Not every single hotel restaurant is made the same. Some menus just are not that great and do not have a wide selection. We compiled a list of the top four worst-rated Disney World hotel restaurants according to Yelp so you can know where you may not want to eat.

Now, before we dive in, these restaurants are not terrible, and they do have some positives! If one of your favorites made the list, we promise we won’t tell! For reference, Yelp rates restaurants out of 5 stars.

Olivia’s Cafe

4. Chef Mickey’s

Starting with number four, Chef Mickey’s over at Disney’s Contemporary Resort features an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet. This meal is also a character meal, so that is a bonus! Here you can meet the Fab Five of Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald. Chef Mickey’s is open for breakfast and dinner

Chef Mickey’s

Chef Mickey’s has an average rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars, which is not terribly low but still not that high. One reviewer who gave Chef Mickey’s a 3-star review said, “Chef Mickey’s at Contemporary serves up a decent character breakfast buffet. They have the standard Disney breakfast fare like Mickey waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, and beignets with blueberry sauce; you get the picture. Food is decent and is constantly being replenished, but we’re not here for the food. We’re here for Mickey and pals.” They also mention how this is the perfect stop to make before heading into the Magic Kingdom.

Goofy at Chef Mickey’s in Disney World

Another person who left a review said, “The way I would describe this is Golden Corral meets Disney. The food choices aren’t very appealing for dinner; there are lots of cheap-looking fried options. The prime rib and vegetables were fine. I was pretty let down by the desserts, which looked pretty but were below average. The chocolate chip cookies were the best dessert.”

Chef Mickey’s Buffet

Overall, the consensus of Chef Mickey’s is that while the food is not terrible, it is also not the best. The buffet offers a lot of options, especially for picky eaters. If you want to stop and have a meal before or after your day at Magic Kingdom, Chef Mickey’s is a good option, especially if you want to meet the characters. With all of that being said, we understand why it is not ranked the highest due to the food quality. 

Minnie at Chef Mickey’s

3. Ale & Compass Restaurant

Heading over to the Yacht Club, Ale & Compass Restaurant is located in the resort’s lobby area. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the menu is inspired by New England comfort food. 

Ale & Compass sign

Ale & Compass Restaurant received an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. One reviewer who gave it 3 out of 5 stars said, “It was a nice dinner, but there are so many other places to eat in the area. If you don’t want to leave the Boardwalk area for the evening and want something more straightforward, this is a good place to make a reservation. You won’t be overwhelmed, but you can have a good meal here if you want something more relaxing at the hotel.”

Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Burger

Another reviewer who gave it a higher rating of 4 out of 5 stars said, “Ale & Compass is definitely one of the better restaurants at Disney World Resort. It might not be the cheapest option, but you definitely get your money’s worth.”

Ale & Compass Menu

While there are many options to dine around the Crescent Lake area, Ale & Compass Restaurant is not the first restaurant that comes to people’s minds. If you are not looking to have a full meal but still want to have a drink, you can also go to the Ale & Compass Lounge, which is located near the restaurant and offers light bites and beverages.

2. Maya Grill

The next restaurant is at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Maya Grill is on the first floor and is near the El Mercado de Coronado food court. This location is only open for dinner, and the restaurant design has both ancient and modern styling. Nuevo Latino cuisines inspire the menu, and sometimes, a live musician performs.

Maya Grill

Maya Grill received an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars on Yelp. One reviewer gave Maya Grill 3 out of 5 stars and said, “Had dinner here a few nights ago. It was overall okay but you need to like lime! The chips and salsa that you can order are very different salsas; one is like a thin guacamole, and the other is the color of a bean dip but thinner like a salsa. The chicken enchiladas were okay, just a little heavy on the lime. The chicken fajitas was good, but hard to screw up grilled chicken and veggies. The service was excellent!”

Maya Grill

Another reviewer who gave the restaurant 2 out of 5 stars said, “The service was okay. The ambiance was horrible. Many tables were just dark. No Lighting at all. Right next to a table that was fully lit. The food is not great. Just think Mexican food at Applebee’s.”

Maya Grill

While Maya Grill might not rank highly, if you are staying at Coronado Springs and like Mexican food, it may be a good option. If we were at Coronado Springs, we would rather dine at Three Bridges Bar and Grill, which also serves Mexican-inspired dishes in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere. 

Three Bridges

1. Rix Sports Bar and Grill

For the worst-rated Disney World Hotel restaurant, according to Yelp, it might not be a surprise that Rix Sports Bar and Grill is at the top of this list. It is also located at Coronado Springs and situated directly outside of the food court. This spot has 31 TVs, making it perfect to catch the big game. It also has a full-service bar. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Rix Sports Bar and Grill

The menu and atmosphere are what contribute to its low 3.3 out of 5-star rating. One reviewer who gave it 3 out of 5 stars said, “Overall, it is ok and will do in a pinch, but I think we would come back to chill at the bar and have munchies, not a sit-down meal.”

Rix Sports Bar and Grill

Rix Sports Bar and Grill recently redeemed itself when it added chicken-stuffed Mickey waffles to its breakfast menu. While many reviewers said they made breakfast reservations solely for this menu item, one reviewer said, “They look better than they taste. I thought there was too much breading and not enough chicken. The chicken was a small, dinky piece. Think of it like those chicken nuggets you get at the theme parks. Sadly, the winning item was the side potatoes.”

Chicken Stuffed Mickey Waffles

While we know that two restaurants from the Coronado Springs Resort made this list, if you are looking for a great sit-down restaurant with a fancy atmosphere, head up to Toledo, located at the top of the Gran Destino Tower. Toledo features amazing tapas and a stunning view of Disney World. If you are looking for a quick bite and you are staying at Coronado Springs, Rix Sports Bar and Grill is still a decent meal option. 

Toledo at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Overall, we agree with Yelp’s rankings. While these four our not our favorite options, there are still some good menu items at each of these restaurants, so don’t stress if you find yourself dining at one of them.

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