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Most Underrated Disney World Restaurants

Most Underrated Disney World Restaurants

There are so many restaurants to choose from at Disney World some just get lost in the mix, especially if they are located at resort hotels. You have your always highly rated restaurants like California Grill, Cinderella’s Royal Table and Boma but there are some other hidden gems at Disney World as well that you should add to your list of restaurants to try. Lets put that aside for a minute, these restaurants are what I think are the most underrated Disney World Restaurants. They are places my family and I love to eat but I never see get enough love on the forums and other Disney blogs. If you are looking to try something new, check out these, most underrated Disney World restaurants and maybe you will find a new favorite restaurant.

Most Underrated Disney World Restaurants


Front of the Wave Restaurant

The Wave (at the Contemporary Resort) has yet to disappoint for us. It has a seasonal menu so everything is always fresh and tasting on point. This restaurant prides itself on regionally sourced ingredients. It’s really the perfect stop if you’re a foodie, there are some really unique items on the menu and it’s not just your standard food. This restaurant also features a cool modern vibe with a great wine selection and craft beers. You can easily get to this restaurant from the Magic Kingdom by the resort monorail or a short walk.

For a full review read Wave of American Flavors Dining Review

Trails End

Trails End food.

Special meat plate brought out due to my dairy allergy.

Fair warning this one is a hike to get to. Tucked in the back of Fort Wilderness it’s a solid 15 minute bus ride once you arrive at the resort! It can be confusing on how to get there but just ask one of the cast members, they are always happy to help. Alternatively if you take the boat from Magic Kingdom or a Magic Kingdom Resort it will drop you off right near Trails End.

Okay enough about how to get there! The food here is amazing! It’s a buffet composed of lots of delicious meat and classic comfort food (be sure to get the cornbread). If you have an allergy fear not, they will cook whatever you need. Last time I got a giant stack of fresh off the grill meat, that was diary free and not contaminated from the buffet. Best of all the price here is a steal since it’s out-of-the-way and not a character meal it often gets overlooked but is well worth the visit. While you are at Fort Wilderness, take the time to explore the area, maybe you will find your next vacation destination!


Grand Floridian Cafe

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The Grand Floridian Cafe is another stop that serves up some tasty dishes at reasonable Disney prices. The menu includes pasta, chicken and steak along with daily specials. I have had meals just as good as Citricos for a fraction of the price at the Grand Floridian Cafe. If you haven’t stopped in to check out this spot at none other than the Grand Floridan be sure to add it to your reservation list. I think that you will agree that this is one of the most underrated Disney World restaurants. You can easily access the resort from the Magic Kingdom by the resort monorail or a fun boat ride.


Garden Grill

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This Chip ‘N’ Dale Harvest Feast character dining stop is located inside the Land Pavilion at Epcot and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s all you care to eat served family style and it has another special twist, that the whole restaurant actually slowly rotates as you eat and it looks over into the attraction Living with the Land. You will see some of your favorite scenes from the ride, such as the rainforest and Thunderstorm. Plus, some of the vegetables served are grown in the attraction! When you factor in the price against similar restaurants at Disney World it really becomes one of the best values for character dining and who doesn’t love Chip and Dale.


Cape May

Breakfast buffet options at Cape May Cafe.

This buffet at the Beach Club is another hidden gem at Disney World. At breakfast you can find some of your favorite characters at Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast, however there are no characters at dinner. Dinner is a seafood and more buffet featuring New England seafood specialties, but don’t worry, they also have carving stations, pasta and chicken with all the sides that you would expect. They have soups, salads and house baked breads. Make sure you leave room for dessert! It made my list due to its buffet food and a quieter atmosphere than most other buffets, especially for the character meal it the morning. The Beach Club can offer you a break from your hectic day, so immerse you in spirit of this beautiful resort. You can access the Beach Club from the International Gateway at EPCOT or a boat ride from EPCOT.


I hope that I have inspired you to check out one of the recommended most underrated Disney World restaurants.


I would love to hear what your underrated Disney World Dining experiences have been! For more Disney World food suggestions check out these other articles:

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There is so many restaurants to choose from at Disney World some just get lost in the mix. You have your always highly rated like California Grill, Cinderella's Royal Table and Boma but there are some other hidden gems at Disney World as well.