• On Jun 22, 2015
    Jessica from DE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking for recommendations for great dinner options for a family of 3 (our son is 10). We are not gourmet eaters. Reasonably priced, simple sit-down options with good food and service in each of the 4 parks. We'll be there in 35 days. Can't wait!


    I think you are living my dream vacation: over a month at Disney World! Here are my picks for y'all in each park:

    • Magic Kingdom: The Plaza Restaurant serves up some of the freshest sandwiches and salads on property and desserts that an entire table can share. The cheery restaurant is well-lit and provides a respite from the hustle of the park outside its doors. 
    • Epcot: Biergarten is my go-to recommendation if you're looking for meat-and-potatoes fare that is appealing, plus you get the bonus of the Oktoberfest show at one of the least expensive table-service restaurants in the park. Although not considered a table-service restaurant, Tangierine Cafe in the Morocco Pavilion makes me think that I'm enjoying a higher caliber establishment while dining al fresco. But if tasty falafels and hummus are considered gourmet in your family, stick with Biergarten.
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios: This is the park for American fare. You'll find Sci-Fi Dinner Theatre more economically-priced than the other table-service restaurants but you can't label the dining experience as simple. Sit back and enjoy an old sci-fi movie clip with your burger and shake.
    • Animal Kingdom: Rain Forest Cafe at its entrance offers a huge menu of favorites, and your son is still old enough to enjoy the "animatronics" of moving jungle animals. It's the most economical of this park's table service restaurants. A quick-service option with ample portions and reliable taste is Flame Tree Barbecue. Choose a table by the "river" for a quiet meal.

    Wishing ​y'all a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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