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Best Orlando Theme Park Restaurants
Most people associate theme park food with three words: Quick. Greasy. Fried. In today’s post, though, we’re going to talk about a few full-service Orlando theme park restaurants that blow those pre-conceptions out of the water. Of course, Disney alone offers over 440 restaurants to eat at. Here are just a few of the best places to eat. Keep checking back or follow our blog for updates to this list.
Be Our Guest (Magic Kingdom, Disney World)
This popular addition to Fantasyland is easily one of the toughest tables in the city, often booked up to six months in advance for dinner. Six months! So you have to book early if you want to have any shot at eating here in the evening. Lunch is a different story, as they offer walk-up service, but you may still find yourself in for a lengthy wait if you don’t arrive early.
Set in the Beast’s Castle, the themed restaurant features three gorgeous dining areas inspired by the animated classic, Beauty and the Beast. The fare is French-bistro inspired (lamb, steak, chicken, salmon, and pork) and runs $18-33 for dinner and $9-14 for lunches which include a selection of salads and sandwiches.
Article originally written on Oct 3, 2014. Updated on Sep 24, 2019.
Monsieur Paul (Epcot, Disney World)
Named for famous French chef Paul Bocuse, Monsieur Paul is easily Disney’s most expensive in-park restaurant with a breathtaking view of the World Showcase. Entrees range from $40-50, while three-course dinners can run around $90. Some would call that price tag justified though as the restaurant serves classic 3-star French cuisine.
Indulge your senses with signature dishes like Soupe aux truffles V.G.E., a delicious specialty soup named for former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing. But never fear if you are bringing the little ones, they also offer a children’s menu with prices starting around $12. Do be aware the restaurant has a dress code.
Teppan Edo (Epcot, Disney World)
Part meal. Part show. Come celebrate Japanese cuisine where the chefs slice and dice as well as entertain you with the Teppan-yaki-style cooking method. It is literally a feast for the senses. The restaurant has an offering of hibachi style cooking using a variety of chicken, steak, shrimp, and scallop combinations.
This eatery is one Disney’s most popular. Sushi and appetizers are also available, and prices range from around $18 up to $32. Try their succulent filet mignon! And if you are 21 or over you can enjoy hot or cold sake, or even splurge on a sake cocktail. They also carry Japanese beer and wine. Don’t forget to save room for dessert from an assortment of mousse cakes.
Mythos Restaurant (Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando)
If not for the delicious food, this restaurant would be on our list for its impressive interior design. Located inside a beautifully styled cavern on the shore of the park’s lagoon, Mythos serves up Mediterranean, Asian and American fare that includes salads, steaks, burgers, fish, pasta and more on a menu that shifts with the seasons.
It can be packed from time to time, so we recommend reservations, but prices are moderately affordable at $10-20. And if the weather is nice you will definitely want to take advantage of the outdoor seating where you will have a fantastic view of the park’s inland sea and colorful lands.
Have you been to any of the restaurants on our list? Are there any theme park restaurants you would recommend?