Walt Disney World is known for its incredible restaurants with delicious cuisine and interactive experiences. But did you know that there are restaurants at Walt Disney World so unique that they are literally a category unto themselves?! The Walt Disney World Signature Dining restaurants are the ultimate in Disney dining.

 

Signature Restaurants are located throughout Walt Disney World at Deluxe Resorts, in the theme parks, and at Disney Springs. Not restricted to just fine dining, the Signature Dining list also includes dinner shows, and even a character meal!

What Makes Signature Dining Restaurants Unique?

So what makes the Signature Dining Restaurants so different from all other restaurants at Walt Disney World? Not to mention, what makes them worth the additional cost?

The Experience

Signature Dining restaurants at Walt Disney World are an elevated experience. Their locations and décor are unique and incredibly detailed! From Cinderella’s Royal Table located inside the Castle, to California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with sweeping fireworks views and an open kitchen, there is a Signature Dining location for every type of diner.

Looking for an intimate, romantic meal? Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is considered one of the best restaurants in the country. With very limited seating in the dining room, and a dedicated server team, you will feel pampered and indulged as you enjoy course after course.

Need somewhere to celebrate with family and friends? Topolino Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort, or The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs offer fantastic views with a warm atmosphere.

And for the ultimate in experiences, check out the Hoop Dee Doo Revue at Disney’s Fort Wilderness or the Spirit of Aloha show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Talk about dinner and a show!

California Grill Signature Restaurant Walt Disney World

With sweeping views of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom from atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the re-imagined California Grill features a new design inspired by mid-century modern California, and a new menu showcasing seasonal ingredients and a lighter touch. Known for its stellar wine list, the restaurant now boasts about 250 wine selections, 80 by the glass, an expanded sake list, eight kinds of craft beers and ciders and signature cocktails created by staff mixologists. Disney’s Contemporary Resort is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

 

The Food

For me, the most gorgeous restaurant in the world is nothing without delicious food. And most of the Signature Dining restaurants at Walt Disney World have AMAZING food! That’s right – I said most.

A few of these restaurants over the years have become victims of their own success and the quality of the food has suffered. Now, any restaurant can have a bad night. So I firmly believe in giving a restaurant a second chance! But even after multiple meals, I still find a couple names on this list (::ahem:: Le Cellier) that have lost focus on the food. Which is not to say they have BAD food! Just that I question if they are worth the price tag if you are leaning only on experience.

But don’t think that dining at a Signature Restaurant automatically means “fancy” food. There is a wide range of menus with everything from Fried Chicken (Hoop Dee Doo Revue) to Wagyu Beef (Takumi Tei).

If you are looking for a fun, family atmosphere with delicious down home food, the Hoop Dee Doo Revue is a must-do. (Currently closed due to COVID, it is our hope this long-running dinner show returns soon!)

Looking for an intimate, romantic dinner for two with multiple courses and French-inspired cuisine? Victoria & Albert’s the the perfect option.

Victoria and Albert's Restaurant Grand Floridian

Victoria & Albert’s brings guests the ultimate in fine dining with classic Victorian elegance, haute American cuisine and an atmosphere of refined opulence. It is the only restaurant in the state of Florida to win the renowned AAA Five Diamond Award (each year since 2000) and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award (since 2018). Victoria & Albert’s is located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort and is open for dinner daily. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

 

Signature Dining Restaurants at Walt Disney World

Currently, there are over 20 Signature Dining locations! They are located in the Walt Disney World theme parks themselves, at the resorts, and even at Disney Springs.

Magic Kingdom:
Be Our Guest (Dinner Only)
Cinderella’s Royal Table

Epcot:
Le Cellier
Monsieur Paul*
Takumi-Tei*

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
The Hollywood Brown Derby

Animal Kingdom:
Tiffins

Disney Springs:
Jaleo
Paddlefish
The BOATHOUSE
Morimoto Asia (Dinner Only)
STK Orlando
Wolfgang Puck’s

Resorts:
California Grill (Contemporary)
Citrico’s*, Narcoosee’s, and Victoria & Albert’s* (Grand Floridian)
Flying Fish* (Boardwalk)
Topolino’s Terrace (Dinner Only, Riviera Resort)
Jiko* (Animal Kingdom Lodge)
Yachtsman Steakhouse* (Yacht Club)
Il Mulino (Walt Disney World Swan)
Todd English’s bluezoo (Walt Disney World Dolphin)

Dinner Shows
Hoop Dee Doo Revue* (Fort Wilderness Campground)
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show* (Polynesian)

*Restaurants marked are temporarily closed due to COVID.

 

Hoop Dee Doo Signature Restaurant Walt Disney World

Hoop Dee Doo Revue (Photo Courtesy of Disney)

 

I hope that I have convinced you to consider a Signature Dining restaurant for your next Walt Disney World vacation! They are the perfect place to mark a special occasion, or just enjoy a delicious meal.

Which is your favorite restaurant at Walt Disney World? Have you been to one of the Signature Dining restaurants? Let us know in the comments!

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Signature Dining at Walt Disney World has restaurants with everything from friend chicken to Wagyu beef! Whether you are looking for a special family celebration, or an intimate romantic meal, there is a Signature Dining restaurant at Walt Disney World that is perfect for your occasion.

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