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Best Places to Eat with Kids at Disney World

Best Places to Eat with Kids at Disney World
Walt Disney World is the go-to destination for families, especially ones with young kids. What makes Disney so amazing is they are a vacation stop for young and old alike. Given that, we find that some restaurants are more kid-friendly than others. Disney World is a very child-friendly place and you will find that children are welcome at all of the restaurants with one exception, Victoria and Albert’s at the Grand Floridian Resort. The following restaurants made our list of best places to eat with kids at Disney World because they offered kid-friendly food options, had an atmosphere that would entertain kids and had a more laid back atmosphere!  Despite our recommendations, it is always wise to look at the menus of the restaurants you are thinking about eating at, as every kid is different.
Also, good news for parents of picky eaters! Most WDW restaurants can accommodate even the most fussy eater. Menu items can be prepared without sauces if your child (or you) prefers them that way. Also spaghetti or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, while not on the menu, are often available if you just ask. Also buffets have special kids sections that include the staples of mac and cheese, chicken nuggets and more.

Be Our Guest

One of the newest restaurants at the Magic Kingdom and the most popular. Reservations for dinner (full service) are hard to come by. Be Our Guest tops our list for the atmosphere. It is set inside the Beast’s Castle and you enter through the ballroom. If you have young ones who are easily scared avoid being seated in the West Wing. The room is dark and features periodic thunder and lighting.

Full Be Our Guest Dining Review

Cinderella’s Royal Table

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Cinderella’s Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom.

Take your princess to dine in a castle, but not just any castle, you are eating inside Cinderella’s Castle at the Magic Kingdom. This is a character dining experience where you can eat with the characters of Cinderella. If this makes your list of places to eat be sure to book at your 180 day out mark.

Sci- Fi Dine In

Have your dinner and a show at a drive-in "theater," featuring all-American cuisine and sci-fi movie clips.

Have your dinner and a show at a drive-in “theater,” featuring all-American cuisine and sci-fi movie clips.

At Sci-Fi Dine In Theater you will be seated at tables shaped like vintage cars, shown in the picture above. Your entertainment for the meal is a series of movie trailers from B-grade science fiction films shown on a large drive-in type screen. While we think this is a great stop for kids, this restaurant tends to be dark (and shows some old “scary monster” type clips) so if your children have trouble with this it might not be the place for you.

Full Sci-Fi Dine In Review

T-Rex Cafe

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TRex Cafe is located at Disney Springs.

Read our full review of T-Rex here! This spot is located in the heart of Disney Springs. It’s the same concept as Rainforest Cafe, except with a dinosaur theme. Beware the large dinosaurs may frighten small children.

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe

Nachos from Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Nachos from Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

This large fast-food spot is located in the Magic Kingdom in Frontierland. It offers burgers, tacos, and other standard fast-food options. It offers a great big area that’s perfect for kids. Plus most of the meals are top it yourself, perfect if you have picky eaters.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at Norway in Epcot

Located inside the Norway pavilion at Epcot this spot is the mecca of Princess dining. Breakfast is American fare and lunch and dinner offer Norwegian Cuisine for adults and American style for kids. All meals are served family style at the table.

50’s Prime Time Cafe

50's Prime Time Café at Hollywood Studios

50’s Prime Time Café at Hollywood Studios

Here you can expect the waiters and waitresses to pick on you if your manners aren’t up to snuff. People get yelled at for not finishing their dinner before having dessert. Kids enjoy it here because they get to see their parents yelled at for not having proper manners.

Satu’li Canteen

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This is a brand new addition to the Animal Kingdom. The food isn’t standard theme park food, it’s actually more like build your own bowl Chipotle style. If that isn’t to your kids liking there is always the hamburger pods and wrapped hot dog.

Read our Full Satuli Canteen Review

Teppan Edo

Teppan Edo in World Showcase Epcot

Teppan Edo in World Showcase Epcot

What better entertainment than your meal being cooked in front of you? Kids are often mesmerized by the entertainment that the chefs offer. While you may think the food is adventurous here it definitely is not. It’s rice, noodles, and veggies paired with your pick of meat.

Read our full Teppan Edo Review

Ohana

Ohana Wood fired chicken

Wood fired chicken served table side at Ohana.

‘Ohana means family and that is the focus of this large restaurant. These meals are served family style, there is no buffet. If you are looking for a character experience it is only at breakfast, not dinner. We loved that throughout the meal, there are various kids activities that they will perform like a conga line!

 


So that wraps up our list of the best places to eat with kids at Disney World. Have you taken your kids to Disney World before? Share the places your children enjoyed most in the comments below!

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