Welcome back Disney Food Chums.
Today’s instalment is Table Service Restaurants for Dinner – I am hoping that these posts will give you a good idea of some of the places to eat whilst staying at Walt Disney World as it can seem quite overwhelming on choices.
For my previous posts on Disney Dining Plans, Quick Service, Breakfast and Reservations have a look at the below.
- Disney Dining Plans, Reservations and Magic Bands
- Ranked Disney Quick Service Meals
- Booking a Disney Holiday and Caribbean Beach Resort Review
- Ranked Table Service Meals – Breakfast – Walt Disney World
Just a quick reminder that a Table Service meal is a sit down, waiter service meal. On the Standard Disney Dining Plan you get 1 TS Credit per person per day, on the Deluxe Plan you get 2 TS, Per Person Per Day and on Quick Service Plan you don’t get any. Also, some of the restaurants we went to were classed as Signature, which means they will take 2 Table Service Credits per person for the meal.
The Table Service Credit entitles you to a Main, Desert and an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink.
The Liberty Tavern Inn – Magic Kingdom – 10/10
The Liberty Tavern is located in the Liberty Square area of the Magic Kingdom. The dinner service is a family style Thanksgiving Dinner (there is no other option for dinner), you get served a huge platter of different meats, vegetables, mac and cheese and potatoes. It was delicious and we demolished the lot. We then had the ooey gooey sticky toffee pudding, and it was hands down the best desert we had all trip! It was our first night & it didn’t let us down. Our Waitress (cast member) was called Meghan and she was amazing. Meghan noticed our ‘Happily Ever After’ badges (to show we were on honeymoon) and she gifted us to Liberty Tree Tankereds to take home. It was just an amazing meal, with lovely service. We will definitely go back.
50s Prime Time Cafe – Hollywood Studios – 8/10
50s Prime Time is a themed restaurant in Hollywood Studios. It is set out as if you are dining in a 1950s kitchen, the cast members are all in character and take on a 1950s parent/grandparent. You can’t put your elbows on the table, you have to finish all your dinner and they make you sing and dance as a punishment. It was so much fun and the food was really good. We both had Fried Chicken with mash and corn and a crumble for desert. It was amazing.
Rainforest Cafe – Animal Kingdom – 4/10
The Rainforest Cafe is pretty cool, the restaurant is themed as though you are dining in the middle of a rainforest, surrounded by wildlife, nature and the elements. We shared some Mozzarella Sticks and then I had coconut fried shrimp with chips. It was a really basic American meal & it did the job but I wouldn’t go back. Especially now we know there are so much amazing places to eat in Animal Kingdom.
La Hacienda De San Angel Inn – Mexican Pavillion, Epcot
I LOVE Mexican food. Let’s just start off by saying that. The restaurant is within Mexico and located right on the lagoon, so a perfect spot if you want to eat and watch the fireworks. Make a reservation for about 8 and request a window seat and you will be in for a treat. unfortunately we didn’t do that, as we didn’t know where it was located so we ate around 18:30, but next time we definitely will. We started off with fresh tortilla chips with two different kinds of salsa, which were super good. I then had Shrimp Tacos and Dan had braised beef rib. No joke, it was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. Incredible food, great service and if you time it right an amazing location for the fireworks.
The Hollywood Brown Derby – Hollywood Studios – 9/10
This was our first signature restaurant of the trip, the Brown Derby is a replica of the original Brown Derby, which is synonymous of the Golden Era of Hollywood. I had a crab ball starter with a steak for the main course and oh my god, it was amazing. This was a last minute reservation for us, and I am so glad we did it. We also didn’t use a credit for this, we paid and it was well worth every penny. Delicious food.
Pizza Delivery – Caribbean Beach Resort – 9/10
On one of the days we went to Universal Studios we came home and just wanted to chill out in the room and get an early night. We decided to utilise the in room Pizza delivery service that Disney offer. This uses one of your Table Service credits (you can obviously pay). I had a Cheese Pizza and Dan had a pepperoni, they both came with a little ceaser salad. It was fresh, warm and BIG. It really does the job when you just want a chilled night in.
Sci Fi Diner – Hollywood Studios – 9/10
Sci-Fi Diner is one of the restaurants I remember going to as a kid, when I first went to Disney with my parents. I was so excited to take Dan here, because I knew he would love it. The restaurant is themed as though it is drive in cinema. There is a huge cinema screen at front that plays old cartoons or black and white movies and everyone is sat in cars. The food is American (burgers etc) but it is so so good. We both had milkshakes and burgers and they were amazing. Dan absolutely loved it and we cannot wait to go back.
Yachtsman Steakhouse – Yacht and Beach Club Resort – 10/10
The Yachtsman Steakhouse is another signature restaurant located in the Deluxe hotel Yacht and Beach Club, on the Disney Boardwalk. It is one of the nicest hotels I have ever seen, it looks like something out of The Hamptons in Gossip Girl or The OC – very very expensive to stay there. I had heard amazing things about the Yachtsman from the YouTubers I watch and I was really excited. Dan & I felt a little out of our comfort zone here, as it was posh but our waiter William, quickly realised that and made us feel so at ease. William made our experience what it was. The Yachtsman gives you a complimentary bread service, with fresh salted butter and cooked garlic to make your own garlic bread. YUM. I then had the Filet Mignon and Dan had the T Bone. We had a Mac and Cheese to share as well. It was probably the best steak I have ever eaten. I then had a Creme Brulee for my desert. Incredible meal and we will definitely be back.
Narcoossee’s – Grand Floridian Resort and Spa – 8/10
Narcoossee is located in the Grand Floridian Resort, which is right by the Magic Kingdom. This is another signature restaurant, in one of the deluxe resorts. The restaurant is located around the back of the hotel on the lagoon, with a perfect view of Cinderella’s castle. We choose this location to watch Happily Ever After from, as we were told it had an amazing view and they pump the music in. The service wasn’t as good as Yachtsman or Brown Derby but the food was really good. I had Maine Lobster and a Pana Cotta for desert. This is mainly a fish based restaurant, so I would say California Grill at the contemporary would be a better option for firework viewing if you aren’t a huge fish fan. They delayed our main course so we could go and watch the fireworks from the veranda, which was so special and magical. I don’t think we will come back here, instead we will try California Grill.
Be Our Guest – Magic Kingdom – 4/10
So, we went to Be Our Guest for a breakfast service, which you would have seen in our previous post and we didn’t have the best experience. The setting was undeniably amazing but the food, and service were something to be desired. We were hoping that the Diner would be better… it was worse. It felt like you were dining in a cafeteria. The food was horrible. Greasy, tough steak. Dan didn’t finish his food – for the almost 4 years we have been together… that has never happened. It was our last night meal and we were so disappointed. They have just created a new dinner menu, so maybe that will be better but I can’t see us going back. Such a shame.
Well, that’s all my lovelies. My next post will be the final of the Disney food Posts, Snacks.