Crystal Palace
  • On Jan 10, 2024
    Victoria from ON 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! I am travelling to Walt Disney World with a picky eater, they only eat chicken tenders, fries and pizza. Are there any table service restaurants where I could find this with adults? Are there a lot options for quick service for these types of food?

    Hello Victoria!

    Welcome back again to planDisney! Lovely seeing you here again and I'm glad to help you on your next adventure at Walt Disney World Resort! Now, while you may be craving adventure, I see that some in your group may not be craving adventurous dining. That's perfectly ok! Everyone likes what they like and I love that in Walt Disney World, there is something for everyone! 

    My son is a very picky eater and it has been a trying experience to keep him fed. Now that he's 10 and considered an "adult" in the eyes of Disney, especially regarding tickets and meals, I have been doing research to figure out what would work best for him. Here are some of the places I found that could work for the whole family with simple and more complex options. When eating at any Quick Service location there is flexibility to order from any part of the menu. If you see something from the kids menu that is more appealing then go ahead and order it! Table Service Restaurants will require a bit more conversation with Cast Members as many times your friend will be able to order the chicken tenders meal from the children's menu but as an adult-sized portion and price. Some restaurants may not be able to accommodate that but I have yet to find a restaurant that won't provide some kind of accommodation. Make sure to look at the appetizers and sides as a meal option for this picky eater. I have found success with plain rice, buttered pasta, and mozzarella sticks for my kids at various places. I also recommend 100% of the time a buffet meal as there are so many options for everyone and a kid's area with favorites that your friend will like! 

    Magic Kingdom Park
    Quick Service 
    Columbia Harbour House is my favorite quick service location in Magic Kingdom Park with its upstairs dining room and simple sides. 
    - Pinocchio Village Haus

    Table Service
    -Crystal Palace- buffet 

    EPCOT
    Quick Service
    -Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue 
    -Connections Eatery

    Table Service
    -Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

    Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Quick Service
    -PizzeRizzo

    Table Service 
    -Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
    -Hollywood & Vine

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park 
    Quick Service 
    -Pizzafari
    -Restaurantosaurus

    Table Service
    -Rainforest Cafe® at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    -Tusker House Restaurant has corn dog nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and my favorite rice ever. 

    Picky Eater-friendly restaurants elsewhere in Walt Disney World Resort: 
    -Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort is a fun buffet.
    -Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' in Disney Springs has a fried chicken tender appetizer and french fries as a side. 

    I hope this helps and that you find ways to all have a delicious time.

    Happy Planning!
    -Nimmy

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Meet the Panelist: Nimmy, New York

Hey, it's Nimmy from New York! Just like my guy Jiminy Cricket I am your wisecracking and helpful guide to making the best decisions for your Disney vacation! My husband and I work very hard to journey to our favorite place on Earth, Walt Disney World Resort, as much as we can. We have traveled as just adults, with babies, kids, teenagers, and senior citizens. We have seen so many characters, eaten at amazing places, and consumed a ton of Dole Whips. So "give a little whistle" and let me be your guide! Learn More About Nimmy

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