• On Aug 12, 2021
    Nicole from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, We have planned a trip to Disney World over Thanksgiving - very excited. A party of 6 adults and 4 kids (ages ranging 5-11). Do you have any recommendations for Thanksgiving dinner in Disney Springs or at a Disney hotel? It will be a non park day!

    Hey, Nicole! Thanks for stopping by planDisney to ask your question! 

    There is SO much great food to be found on the Walt Disney World property. I find myself eating outside of the parks more and more as I keep discovering new and great restaurants to eat at! 

    Depending on what you are looking for, I will give you some of my favorites. If your family wants to eat some good comfort food, I recommend Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’. Located in the heart of Disney Springs, this restaurant serves some of the best food I have ever had at Walt Disney World. From the hushpuppies to the fried chicken to the hummingbird cake, this restaurant does not disappoint! I also just learned that Homecomin’ will be offering a more “traditional” Thanksgiving dinner with smoked turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed taters, biscuit & a vegetable. 

    Another favorite of ours is Olivia’s Café, located at the Old Key West Resort. I have never regretted ordering Captain Wahoo’s Catch of the Day. I have also heard rave reviews of their prime rib, and the Caesar salad can be ordered with shrimp in it, which was lovely. Finish up with a Banana Bread Pudding Sundae, and you have the perfect meal! (My mouth is watering just thinking about it!)

    If you are in search of something a little fancier, Narcoosee’s at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is wonderful! We have celebrated a couple of anniversaries there, and the food was top notch! I am a sucker for good Lobster Bisque, and I was thrilled with how delicious it was! The filet was tender and could be cut with a fork. We could also see Cinderella Castle all lit up at night from our table. 

    Some of my other favorite non-park restaurants include Boma (breakfast is my go-to there), Sanaa (you can’t beat the bread service appetizer), and California Grill (for the ultimate view of Magic Kingdom while you eat). I’m sure no matter what you decide, your family will eat well this Thanksgiving! 

    Please come back and visit us with other questions that come up as you finish up your vacation planning! 

    Happy Traveling (and eating), 
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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