Family dining outside
  • On Jan 18, 2022
    Jennifer from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking for ideas on in-park or resort table service restaurants that do outdoor seating? We prefer outdoor due to covid but don't want to be limited to quick service.

    Hey there Jennifer and welcome back to planDisney!

    Thanks for bringing your Walt Disney World Resort questions to us. We love to see a return visitor here and I hope I can live up to my fellow panelists. So you're looking for some outdoor table service dining inside the Disney Parks. Let's get you started with a couple of great choices.

    One thing for certain and two for sure I'm never going to miss a meal in Walt Disney World and I love trying new restaurants. When visiting EPCOT, don't miss Spice Road Table or Rose and Crown Dining Room in the Morrocan and U.K. Pavillions of the World Showcase. For an Enchanting Extras experience, both restaurants actually offer fireworks dining packages. You'll get to experience a great meal and a premium view of Harmonious, the new nighttime fireworks extravaganza. I just got the chance to see it in December and was so in love, I went back to see it again the next night!

    Now if you're bopping around the Disney Resort Collection hotels, my friends all rave about Olivia's Cafe at Disney's Old Key West Resort. You can get the full Florida Keys experience dining on conch fritters and crab cakes. And Trattoria al Forno at Disney's Boardwalk offers a meal with an Italian feel. Plus you can walk up and down that beautiful turn of the century boardwalk to work off that spaghetti.

    Now I shouldn't be telling people this because y'all are going to get all my dining reservations. But my two absolute favorite eateries in Disney Springs are The BOATHOUSE and Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'. We love them so much that we plan to start our next family vacation with dinner at one and end it with brunch at the other. The BOATHOUSE offers the most beautiful sunset view of Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. And if you're willing, why not take an after-dinner ride in an Amphicar! Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' is the go-to spot for Southern comfort food. Big portions and great service win every time. Get yourself a white peach sangria but beware of eating the moonshine peach!

    Jennifer, have a great trip! Thanks for trusting us here at planDisney.

    From my hungry heart to yours,


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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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