If you are looking for a really magical Disney dining experience, check out Disney’s Signature Dining Restaurants.
When considering the Dining Plan, Signature restaurants are not necessarily a great financial value because they require two table-service credits, but they don’t cost (in dollars) twice as much.
However, you might still value the experience including better service and more elaborate décor. The food is also unique and delicious.
If you’re paying out of pocket, you will spend more at signature restaurants, but you’ll also get a nicer experience, so the choice is yours!
If you want to dine at one of these signature restaurants, you’ll need to make Advanced Dining Reservations because they book up quickly, which attests to their popularity!
Here’s the list of Disney’s Signature Restaurants:
Jiko – The Cooking Place
Jiko – The Cooking Place is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Jambo House. They serve delicious African cuisine and are open for dinner only.
Flying Fish, at Disney’s Boardwalk, near Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas, is a high-energy steak and seafood restaurant.
The California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is open for brunch and dinner. The food, which has a California theme, is delicious, but this restaurant is known for its amazing view of Magic Kingdom. In fact, if you dine here at anytime during the day, you can return just before the fireworks, present your receipt, and be admitted to the lounge. It’s one of the best views you’ll ever find!
Citrocos, open for dinner daily, is located at Disney’s flagship hotel, the Grand Floridian Resort and serves American cuisine with Mediterranean flavors.
Yachtsman Steakhouse is a New England Style Steakhouse serving steaks and seafood for dinner.
Le Cellier Steakhouse
World Showcase is known for their delicious and culturally relevant restaurants. Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion is set in a wine cellar of a Canadian chateau. They open for lunch and dinner and are known for having some of the best steak you can find in Disney World.
Also in Epcot’s World Showcase is Monsieur Paul. This fine dining restaurant located in the France pavilion serves dinner daily.
The Hollywood Brown Derby
The Hollywood Brown Derby celebrates the golden age of Hollywood. The restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is built to resemble the version in Hollywood. Disney World’s version serves contemporary American cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Tiffins in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a unique dining experience with cuisine inspired from African, Asian, and Latin countries. Reservations are available for lunch and dinner.
The Boathouse at Disney Springs, open for lunch and dinner, offers surf and turf dining waterfront. Before or after your meal, check out the retro dream boats and vintage amphibious cars!
Morimoto Asia a Disney Springs’ The Landing is a Pan-Asian restaurant serving lunch and dinner. While this is considered a signature dining restaurant and requires two table-service credits for dinner, it only requires one credit for lunch! This would be an excellent use of a table-service credit if you can get lunch reservations.
Victoria and Albert’s
Victoria and Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is one of the highest rated restaurants in all of Disney World. In fact, it’s one of the highest rated in the world; it’s earned a AAA Five Diamond award every year since 2000. It’s also one of the most expensive at more than $60 per person.
Paddlefish, at Disney Springs, was voted “Best Seafood Restaurant” in 2018. They serve fresh seafood and juicy steak for lunch and dinner.
STK Orlando is open for brunch and dinner. This Disney Springs restaurant has an innovative menu, a house DJ, and a beautiful outdoor patio.
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Wolfgang Puck has long been one of the most recognized names in the culinary world. At Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in Disney Springs, you can get Wolfgang’s signature dishes for lunch and dinner.
Fairytale Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table
Cinderella’s Royal Table inside Cinderella Castle is a character dining experience that costs the equivalent of a signature dining meal (two credits) on the Disney Dining Plan. It’s one of the most coveted restaurants in all of Disney World let alone Magic Kingdom. You can dine with Disney Princesses for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Disney’s first dinner show, is located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. This two-hour long dining experience serves all you care to eat smoked BBQ, salad, baked beans, cornbread, and strawberry shortcake – plus corny skits!
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Resort is an all-you-care-to-enjoy feast of tropical flavors. This show is exciting and upbeat with hula dancing, fire dancing, birthday and anniversary celebrations, knife performers, and more.