Welcome to our list of best family restaurants at Disney World.
If you want quirky and fun or tasty and filling, we have options for you in this list!
Many parents consider Walt Disney World a memorable experience for their children. One of the best family memories has to be seeing your child’s face light up as they experience the happiest place on earth.
As experienced Disney Nerds, these are the best family restaurants and Disney World.
Also read our guide on what is the best food to bring to Disney World?
Discover the best family restaurants at Disney World in this below:
1. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Epcot
First on our list of best family restaurants at Disney World is Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.
You can find all the princesses at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, right around the corner from the Frozen ride in Epcot’s Norway.
As part of the Princess Storybook Dining, you can choose from a self-serve buffet or table service.
The food is inspired by Scandinavian cuisine.
2. Satu’li Canteen, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Second on our list of best family restaurants at Disney World is Satu’li Canteen.
This Avatar-themed restaurant has some of the healthiest options at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The food there is also among the best.
Older kids will enjoy building their own Satu’li bowl – they can choose their grain, protein, and sauce.
Kids will love Parker’s roll-wrapped hot dog, which is more traditional.
Those who want something a little more adventurous can try the cheeseburger steamed pods.
3. Sci-Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant, Disney Hollywood Studios
Third on our list of best family restaurants at Disney World is Sci-Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant.
Retrofitted Chevys serve as the tables at this movie-themed restaurant under twinkling stars and a twilight sky.
There are cartoons and Oreo milkshakes for the kids, and old monster movies and BBQ burgers for the adults.
It’s loaded with beef, BBQ spice, BBQ sauce, bacon, and cheddar, plus crispy-fried jalapenos and onion straws.
You could easily spend an afternoon here, making it the perfect place to take a nap after a food coma.
4. Crystal Palace, Magic Kingdom
Fourth on our list of best family restaurants at Disney World is Crystal Palace.
You might as well go all the way if you’re going to go for character dining.
A stunning glass Victorian building modeled the Crystal Palace during the World’s Fair.
Is truly a stunning location.
Buffet prices range from $35 to $60 per person, but the spread is impressive.
Sink your teeth into roasted meats, seafood, and it’s hard to beat the moment your child’s favorite characters appear to give them a quick hug and take a photo with them.
5. Casey’s Corner, Magic Kingdom
Fifth on our list of best family restaurants at Disney World is Casey’s Corner.
This quick-service restaurant is a family favorite because of its classics like chili cheese hot dogs, French fries, and corn dog nuggets and old-school baseball team vibe.
The cost of an entree ranges from $10 to $15.
Snacks cost up to $6.50.
You can take a break at one of the bright red umbrella-ed outdoor tables in Main Street Square as you cross from Adventureland to Tomorrowland.
It’s probably the best place for adults to watch people in the park.
Viewing Cinderella’s castle will be too tempting for the kids.
6. Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Sixth on our list of best family restaurants at Disney World is Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.
Walt Disney World has probably the best dinner show for kids.
It has been running for more than 40 years for good reason.
Live music, dancing, and lots of pioneer-themed antics accompany this high-energy show at the camping-themed Fort Wilderness Resort.
Filling foods tend to dominate the menu.
Savour fried chicken, pork ribs, and cornbread, and for those 21 and older, beer, wine, and sangria are unlimited.
However, what makes this place worth seeing is the show.
7. Cinderella’s Royal Table, Magic Kingdom
Seventh on our list of best family restaurants at Disney World is Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Cinderella’s Royal Table is where aspiring princesses can meet their idols, the cream of the crop of character dining experiences.
With windows overlooking Fantasyland, stone columns, and soaring buttresses, Cinderella’s castle dining room is fit for a queen.
You can usually find Cinderella here with her princess crew for a picture and a hug. However, reservations are strongly recommended.
A Medieval Times meal would be right at home – pork tenderloin for the adults, and turkey pot pie for the kids.
DISNEY NERD TIP: If you go for breakfast, you will encounter fewer crowds and be able to enter the park earlier.
8. Harambe Market, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Eight on our list of best family restaurants at Disney World is Harambe Market.
A gyro, sausage, corn dog, ribs, and a shaved ice dessert are all available at Animal Kingdom.
Kids will totally love the food, and it’s a little cooler than traditional chicken fingers and fries.
Lunch and dinner are both reasonably priced, with every item costing $15 or less.
9. Biergarten Restaurant
Ninth on our list of best family restaurants at Disney World is Biergarten Restaurant.
Watch as the party gets started as you are transported to a quaint German village.
At first glance, this beer hall-style restaurant in the Germany pavilion of World Showcase might not appear kid-friendly, but the live German band and dancing make it a winner for everyone.
Buffet-style meals include favorites like mac and cheese and roasted chicken for kids as well as sausages, kraut, and schnitzel for adults.
10. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Magic Kingdom
Tenth on our list of best family restaurants at Disney World is Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.
Pecos Bill’s loaded nachos, tacos, and burritos are some of the best Tex-Mex favorites at Disney World.
As people wander through Frontierland, the outdoor tables are a great place to observe people.
DISNEY NERD TIP: On the secret menu, you can find Nachos Rio Grande if your kids are hungry. Everyone will be stuffed after eating this gigantic skillet of nachos.
11. Pinocchio Village Haus, Magic Kingdom
This spacious quick-service restaurant features a viewing area where kids can watch the It’s A Small World boats float by.
Tables and seats are made of dark polished wood, giving the place a hidden gem feel.
We Nerds always eat at this restaurant due to the tasty chicken parm sandwiches and pepperoni flatbreads.
12. Chef Mickey’s Contemporary Resort
Spaceships sailing through the lobby of the Contemporary Resort have never failed to captivate kids and adults alike.
A classic character buffet, Chef Mickey’s is just one Monorail stop away from the Magic Kingdom, allowing parents to take a break from the parks.
Mickey Waffles are the stars of the show at Chef Mickey’s breakfast and brunch.
Meanwhile, be sure not to miss the Magical Star Cocktail, parents.
13. 50s Prime Time Cafe, Disney Hollywood Studios
Your waitress can take care of parenting duties at this television-themed restaurant.
The kitchen of your favorite 1950’s sitcom is faithfully recreated, complete with a TV playing clips from those very shows.
Waitresses and waiters behave like moms and uncles, encouraging kids to eat their vegetables, keep their elbows off the table, and strive to join the clean plate club.
Among the most popular TV dinners are fried chicken, meatloaf and pot roast.
14. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, Magic Kingdom
With all the kid favorites to soothe cranky little ones, Cosmic Ray’s is a retro lounge themed after the 1950s, but with a space station twist.
Mac and cheese, hamburgers, and chicken nuggets.
The idea of ordering from different “bays” is fun, but be aware that if there is a large crowd, it can be difficult to manage.
The auto-animatronic alien Sonny Eclipse plays his galactic piano every now and then to the delight of kids and the annoyance of adults.
DISNEY NERD TIP: Your kids will get SOME vegetables on vacation if you serve them a salad from the famous fixings bar.
15. Sunshine Seasons, Epcot
It’s a nice place to rest from all the walking at Epcot.
Menu items include lighter options like rotisserie chicken and salads, as well as noodle bowls and delicious desserts.
Enjoy a variety of baked goods, such as the Mickey Oreo Cheesecake and Whoopie Pie.
16. Be Our Guest, Magic Kingdom
No matter your age, you can’t help but be awed when you step into Be Our Guest.
Kids will be amazed by the place and the two different rooms.
Located in the Beast’s West Wing, the ballroom.
The food is just as impressive.
Do not miss out on Lumiere’s special “Grey Stuff” on The Master’s Cupcake, a chocolate sponge cake.
A kids’ menu with healthier versions of classics like Mickey’s Meatloaf and whole-grain mac and cheese might even hold their interest, as might the adult menu’s croque monsieur.
With a side of fries, it’s basically a grilled ham and cheese.
You have to try the French onion soup and French dip sandwich for adults.
WOW! That is a lot of Disneyrrific food options! If you could choose your top restaurant at each park, which ones would you choose? It’s just so hard with so many delicious choices. Let us know in the comments!