Diverse & Delicious Dining in the House of Mouse

A.D. Thompson

By , Local Expert, Orlando
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Best is a loaded word. And when you take the near innumerable dining options available at Orlando's Disney World complex it is a Herculean task, but we’ll take it on. For some families, the Disney experience is about its classic characters, so we’ve included a few where – depending on when you visit – interaction is either a given or at least a possibility, with Cinderella’s Royal Table leading the charge. You can’t argue with dinner in a castle. For diners interested in the best buffet options, we’ve got you covered because Boma, set in the resplendent digs of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, not only offers up all the...  Read more »

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    Jiko - The Cooking Place

    With its alluring scents and rich flavors, lovely setting and honest attempt to introduce Afrocentric...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Come early and give yourself time to go on "safari" and animal-spot at this beautiful property. "

     
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    Boma

    For an all-you-can-eat buffet, Boma offers intriguing African dishes for the adventurous palate alongside familiar favorites.

    Local Expert Tip: "While the menu is subject to change, be sure to check out Boma's soup and salad selection, which is often exceptional. "

     
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    'Ohana

    Dinner at 'Ohana could be described as Hawaiian-style churrascaria and thusly offers diners ease: a steady...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "We can't quite decipher the Polynesian connection, but the Bananas Foster bread pudding is delectable. Try hard to save room. It won't be easy. "

     
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    Victoria & Albert's

    • Cuisine: American, Continental
    • Average Main Course Price: $125
    • Neighborhood: Walt Disney World ®

    Victoria & Albert's is a venue evocative of an era when dining was an elegant ritual. To call it anything less would be unfair.

    Local Expert Tip: "Time is of the essence. A. Book your reservation, especially for the Chef's Table, WELL in advance. B. Meals here are nothing short of an event and last several hours. Plan accordingly. "

     
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    La Hacienda de San Angel

    • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican
    • Average Main Course Price: $35
    • Neighborhood: Epcot ®

    Location is everything, right? La Hacienda's deck and dining room may the best place in EPCOT to take in the nightly Illuminations fireworks show.

    Local Expert Tip: "Margarita samplers are on the menu but as an aspiring tequilera I recommend you go straight for the good stuff with a flight of three premiums. "

     
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    Raglan Road Irish Pub

    The pub atmosphere makes Raglan Road exceedingly casual and friendly. The better-than-expected food is an...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "If you like a jig after a pint or two, this could be your place. Raglan Road features live entertainment every night of the week. "

     
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    Cinderella's Royal Table

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $40
    • Neighborhood: Magic Kingdom ®

    There's amazing character interaction at a number of dining venues (try Chef Mickey's!) but the opulence of...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't arrive too early for your reservation. This is a popular venue and you'll likely have to wait awhile before getting in."

     
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    Flying Fish Cafe

    Orlando visitors often fail to escape the gravitational pull of the theme-park area. Flying Fish Café's...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "To ensure you get a table, make a reservation online or call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 up to 180 days prior to your visit.If you're determined to dine but didn't call ahead, come late."

     
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    Artist Point

    Flying under the Disney-fan radar is relatively impossible, but Artist Point has been around for years and...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Oenophiles should spent some time perusing Artist Point's wine list, a veritable boon of Pacific Northwest offerings. "

     
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    50's Prime Time Cafe

    Disney puts the "fab" in fabrication. As theme joints go, 50's Prime Time Cafe is a kick!

    Local Expert Tip: "Fans of the 50-foot woman or Godzilla in your party? If there's only room for one themed Disney eatery in your itinerary, skip 50's and head to Disney Hollywood Studios and its Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater restaurant. "

     

 

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