My list of 10 places I want to eat at Walt Disney World!

Dining-Reviews

Plenty of pixels have been devoted to my love of Walt Disney World dining, so much so that yesterday on the Magical Blogorail we talked about our favorite Disney breakfast spots!

So today, for this post, I thought I would talk with you about the 10 places at Walt Disney World that I would love to eat at, and haven’t been able to do so yet!  This could easily be a list of 50 places because there are so many great places to eat at Walt Disney World, but I’ll start with just 10.  These aren’t in any particular order, but I’d love feedback to determine which of these should be left off my list in your opinion, and which ones are your favorites.  Thanks!

  1. Artist Point - This is a 2 dining credit Signature restaurant at the Wilderness Lodge.  It sounds like a really great place to go for a nice romantic dinner with my wife!
  2. California Grill — Located on the top of the Contemporary Resort, this restaurant offers incredible views of Wishes — and even if you eat at the restaurant during the day, you can come back at night to watch the fireworks from there by showing your receipt!
  3. Citrico’s — This restaurant, located at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, looks absolutely incredible!  I would love to take Cindy here for a special dinner!
  4. Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show — Located at the Polynesian Resort, the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show is a mix of great family-style food and a Luau with dancing, fire shows, and more!
  5. San Angel Inn Restaurante — Located inside the Mexican Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase, this restaurant overlooks the start of the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros.  I know that some people have said that the food is iffy, but I want to try it for myself, and I picked this because the atmosphere appears a little better then La Hacienda de San Angel, which overlooks World Showcase Lagoon.
  6. Narcoossee’s — This restaurant, located near the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, has a great reputation for incredible food!
  7. Victoria & Albert’s — Eating here with Cindy for my 25th Anniversary would be absolutely incredible!  Only 12 1/2 years to go on that! :)
  8. Whispering Canyon Cafe — Located at the Wilderness Lodge, my buddy Chip said that this is an incredible place to eat!  I’ll take his word for it and make a reservation there in the future.
  9. Le Cellier Steakhouse — I’ve heard people say that this is an absolutely incredible steakhouse, but I’ve also heard people say that i t isn’t as good since it was made a signature restaurant.  What do you all think?
  10. Kouzzina by Cat Cora® — I’ve always liked the look of this restaurant, which is located in the Boardwalk region of Walt Disney World.  What do you think of it, worth it, or is it overrated and only a “name recognition” type restaurant?

So there you have it, my top 10 places I’d like to eat at but haven’t yet.  How did I do?  Do you recommend some that I don’t have on my list?  Please let me know in the comments below, and thanks!

Mike Ellis (1451 Posts)

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  1. Theresa says

    I’ve eaten at Whispering Canyon Cafe, it’s so much fun. Yes, the food is good as well. However, be prepared for “cheeky service. It’s all in fun (think 50′s Prime Time Cafe level teasing from the waitstaff).

  2. Anna says

    Kouzzina’s is amazing!! We tried it on a whim when we were staying at the Boardwalk Villas. The food, atmosphere, and theming was to die for! The food (like all Greek food) is extremely filling.

  3. says

    One of the only truly bad meals I have had at WDW was at Artist Point. The restaurant was nearly empty (we were at the first seating), the service was excruciatingly slow, by the time our food arrived we were starving. My steak was supposed to be rare, it was beyond well done, I couldn’t deal with returning it as I was about to cry I was so hungry. The entire meal was kind of pathetic food-wise, I know everyone raves about the place but I wouldn’t go back.

    I used to love Le Cellier but $32.99 for a small steak and about 3/4 cup of mashed potatoes! Nope, another place I won’t go back to. The service was terrific, the meal, I could make it at home for under $6.

    I love San Angel Inn and California Grill. My favourite resort restaurant would be The Wave.

  4. Chrystie says

    I worked at the Grand Floridian in 1998 & 1999. I LOVED the experience. Disney had a Culinary Academy there then, and I got t work in both Citrcos and Narcoossees. Both are amazing restaurants. I’ve also eaten at both places and the food is unbelievable. But the very best, by far is Victoria and Alberts. I’ve eaten there 3 times, once (for my 20th birthday) at the Chef’s Table…NOTHING beat that!!! The price tag was more than my rent at the time, and my dad will never let me forget that, but the meal was amazing and then we went to the Magic Kingdom all dressed up afterwards for fireworks–my birthday is New Year’s Eve, so that made it even more special of an evening. The food at the Grand Floridian is just that, Grand!!! I hope you have an amazing time when you get to eat at those restaurants!!!!

  5. says

    Thanks for all the incredible comments, everyone! A wide variety of likes and dislikes, and Gaylin, I’m sorry you had a bad meal at Artist Point. :(

  6. Katie Mylar says

    I’ve eaten at four on you list. Of those four, I believe you can skip the San Angel Inn. It used to be really good.. think mid 1990′s.. but now that there are good Mexican restaurants everywhere so save your $$. We liked Whispering Canyon, The Spirit of Aloha Luau and Le Cellier. One that isn’t on your list, but a must do is O’Hana in the Polynesian for Dinner. That is our favorite.. think Brazilian steak house, but way better.

    • says

      Thanks for the input, Katie! I love Mexican food, and while I’ve heard that other restaurants are better, part of the draw for me of the San Angel Inn is the market feel and ambiance of being in the Pavilion, so I’m going to keep it on the list. Thanks though! As for ‘Ohana, I’ve eaten there for breakfast, that’s why I didn’t put it on the list, although of course dinner is totally different, so that would make it different for sure. Maybe I’ll add it to my 11-20 list! :)

    • says

      Hey Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by, keep in touch, okay? We’ve always got something going on, and you never know when we’ll through a Disney contest your way. Thanks again!

  7. says

    Great list, Mike! I have not tried Citricos or Narcoossee’s, but they top our list of places to try! California Grill and Artist Point are absolute favorites of ours. We had one of our favorite meals on property there. I highly recommend the Smoky Portobello Mushroom soup is you do go there! California Grill has a great atmosphere and, of course, the view can’t be beat. When ever we have dined there the food was spectacular and service the best we have ever had. Finally, San Angel Inn, though really a fun atmosphere, the food was just mediocre.