My Favorite Foods at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom:

Pineapple Dole Whip from Aloha Isle- soft serve fluffy pineapple sorbetish treat.  Located near the jungle cruise.

Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square is a gem for a sweet tooth.  My favs are a freshly made funnel cake, a waffle with nutella and fruit, or a hand made jumbo ice cream cookie sandwich.

Tomato and Mozzarella Salad from Tony’s Town Square- Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and Red Onions tossed in Roasted Garlic, Shallots, and Balsamic Dressing.  I love caprese salad so this is my kind of food.  It is a nice change from typical theme park food.  Also from Tony’s the Pistachio Creme Brulee is very good.  Be sure to make a reservation in advance.


Grey Goose Citron lemonade slush from Les Vins des Chefs de France.  This is a kiosk in front of the France section that only serves drinks.  The slush is not an overwhelming alcohol taste.  I’m not really a big drinker, but this is if you took a frozen lemonade and put a splash of Grey Goose in it so it is pretty mild.  Perfect for hot Florida weather.

Refried black beans at San Angel Inn in Mexico.  They are great and come as a side with some of the entrees.  I could eat a plate of just these.

Pizza from Villa Napoli in Italy.  Very thin crust traditional italian style pizza. If you want to dine at any of the sit down restaurants in Epcot I strongly suggest making reservations as far in advance as you can.

Pistachio baklava from Tangierine Cafe coffee bar located in Morocco. I have a walnut sensitivity, so the pistachio baklava was a great find and it is so delicious.  Even my husband who is a traditional baklava lover picks pistachio over the walnut when we are there.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway.  Cinderella’s Royal Table inside the castle is lots of fun, but very hard to get in if you don’t plan well in advance.  The princess character meal at Akershus is just as fun in my opinion.  You are greeted by Belle for a photo when you walk in.  There is a buffet of appetizers like salads, smoked salmon, shrimp, salami, asparagus, cheese and breads and than you order your entree from a menu.  The food is delicious and is one of my husbands favorites.  I love the chicken and the mushroom stuffed pasta.

Hollywood Studios:

I DEFINITELY recommend making reservations ahead of time and dining at The Brown Derby.  Everything is very good here, but save room because the Grapefruit Cake is a must have.  It is light layers of Yellow Cake with fresh Grapefruit-Cream Cheese Icing.

Downtown Disney:

I really like Bongo’s Cafe if I am dining at a sit down restaurant at Downtown Disney.  My husband talked me in to eating here one time because I didn’t think I was a big cuban food fan.  I was wrong.  Everything that I have ever ate here has been delicious. I recommend the Zarzuela de Mariscos – fresh seafood medley sauteed in their homemade Cuban Criolla sauce served with white rice and fried sweet plantains.  I would say this is similar to a cioppino.  If you like that than you will love this dish. The ceviche at Bongo’s is also very good.  It has become one of our favs.

Wolfgang Puck Express- if you are downtown Disney and looking for a quick meal, in the Marketplace and another one on the Westside is Wolfgang Puck express.  I love the Butternut Squash Soup and the pizzas are very yummy.


Beach Club Resort:
Beaches and Cream- They don’t take reservations, but usually have a wait, so plan on that ahead of time.
Kitchen Sink – Eight Scoops of Ice Cream served with all the Toppings in the house and a whole can of Whipped Cream.  When they bring it to your table the lights dim and a siren light flashes.  It is super fun for even an adult let alone a kid.

Frozen Sunshine – orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream and seltzer, blended to perfection, topped with whipped cream, and a candied orange slice.  If an Orange Julius and a milkshake had a love child this would be it.  So good.

Grilled Banana Bread and Peanut Butter with caramelized bananas, whipped cream, and a scoop of ice cream.  Sinful, but delicious.

Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village:
Indian style bread service (naan) with dipping sauces at Sanaa and  the tomato Soup.  Reservations here is also strongly recommended since it is a popular sit down restaurant.

Dolphin Hotel:
The Dolphin has two of my favorite nicer restaurants. Todd English’s Bluezoo and Shula’s Steak House.

The Miso Glazed Mero – Hawaiian seabass, shitake-ginger rice, black garlic, sticky soy from Todd English’s Bluezoo at the Dolphin Hotel is amazing.  The fish melts in your mouth like butter.  Bluezoo also has a nice bar/lounge area if you didn’t make reservations, but would like some food and one of their signature Zooberry cocktails.

Shula’s Steak House at Dolphin is a great steak house.  It is a true steak house where you pick what kind of meat you want and than you get a couple sides to share with the table.  I have never had a bad meal here.  Their lobster bisque is also delish.

What are some of your must have favorite foods at Walt Disney World?


  1. Debbie Shurson | 2nd Apr 13

    The pizza in Italy is fantastic! I wish I had eaten it instead of my pasta loading the night before the WDW Marathon 2012. The Brewery at the Boardwalk is awesome too! The restaurants at the Animal Kingdom Lodge are unusual and delightful also. Raglan Road is a must in Downtown Disney.


    • Half Crazy Mama | 2nd Apr 13

      I enjoyed Ragland Road also. The Brewery at Boardwalk is good, just don’t sit outside because the seagals are vicious. They came right on our table and started tearing our food apart. There are so many places to eat and so little time 🙂

  2. Karen | 5th Apr 13

    I LOVE Dole Pineapple Whips! Always a must when I am at the Magic Kingdom. My favorite restaurant is the Flying Fish…delicious every time! I ate there after this years Princess Half and I think I am going to make it a new tradition 🙂
    happy running!

  3. Kim | 7th Apr 13

    I love Sanaa! It’s so rare to find a Disney restaurant (either coast) that is not afraid to spice up their food! We also enjoy Earl of Sandwich in DTD; I know it’s chain, but it really hits the spot and I can actually feed my family of 5 lunch for under $100 there. Finally, but of course, my husband and I are HUGE fans of La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico pavilion. It’s a nice, quiet, tucked away place to enjoy some fine tequila (and an amazing blood orange margarita)!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 7th Apr 13

      The blood orange margarita is sooo good! 🙂

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