Walt Disney World offers a wide selection of buffets for diners who want to make the most of every dollar. From character dinners to quieter meals, there’s a buffet dining experience to suit nearly any visitor. While many of these are on the pricier end of the spectrum, they can be worth it for the unforgettable experience, extensive array of dishes, and unlimited opportunity to try it all. Here are some of the best picks on property.
1. Boma, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Boma is a unique buffet that offers a rich taste of Africa. Located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, this restaurant also offers a chance to see the free-roaming savannah animals that the resort is best known for.
The menu here includes everything from a rich Zanzibar Crab Soup to a Whole Durban-style Roasted Chicken. Ideal for adventurous diners, the buffet includes such items as Fufu, Bobotie, and Pap and Chakalaka. Like most Disney restaurants, Boma is family friendly. However, the atmosphere is a bit dimmer and quieter than other hot spots, making it a great pick for an adult evening as well.
2. Biergarten, Epcot, World Showcase
Set back in Germany, Biergarten is easily overlooked. As a full buffet, this is a great pick if you want to get a lot of food for your money in Epcot. Anyone who can enjoy a good German sausage or pretzel roll will love this restaurant. The menu includes bratwurst, roasted pork, meatballs, pork schnitzel, sauerbraten, spatzle, sauerkraut, and roasted potatoes.
Though this isn’t a character dining experience, it’s not without entertainment. The restaurant is set against the backdrop of a picturesque Bavarian village. Live music and polka provide ample excitement throughout the meal.
3. Cape May Buffet, Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club
Though characters are only on hand for breakfast, it’s dinner you really want to check out at Cape May Buffet. The atmosphere transports you to a New England beach town, and the meal features a traditional clambake menu. You’ll find peel-n-eat shrimp, steamed mussels, steamed clams, herb-marinated salmon, corn on the cob, red potatoes, and more.
One unique feature of this buffet is the rotating array of options. If you’re in the mood for something in particular, you should note that batter-fried shrimp is served Sunday and Wednesday, fried clam strips are serves Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, and batter-fried calamari is on the menu Tuesday and Friday.