Some of the most memorable moments at Walt Disney World have little to do with the parks. Instead, it’s those wonderful instances when you’re sitting with family and/or friends, enjoying a meal. The beauty of the Disney campus is that many of the restaurants offer much more than food. They tend toward the “dinner and a show” vibe, even when there technically isn’t a show. The atmosphere and ambience at these locations is so wonderful that you’ll remember the meal for years to come. Here are my choices for the seven most unforgettable meals at Walt Disney World.

Whispering Canyon

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is rustic. That’s the theme of the property, and it permeates throughout the grounds. Perhaps no place onsite exemplifies this concept more than the restaurant just past the lobby, Whispering Canyon.

This eatery is all about the grub. It’s basically the Pace Picante Sauce commercial come to life. The moment you enter Whispering Canyon, you know that you’re in for a rollickin’ good time. Happy faces and loud noises are everywhere, two great signs that people love their food and the restaurant’s raucous atmosphere.

The most famous item on the menu is all you care to eat, and cast members serve the grub in giant skillets. It’s the All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Skillet, and it’s a steal for less than $35. You get corn on the cob, giant mounds of mashed potatoes, BBQ pork, and pork ribs. It’s exactly the sort of delicious flavor that you’d expect at an outdoor gathering, but you don’t have to deal with the annoying flies and hungry ants.

By the way, if you do eat here, remember to ask for some ketchup…

Coral Reef

I have a friend at Walt Disney World. Maybe some of you know him. Or her. We’re not close enough that this creature has discussed gender identities with me. All I know is that when I visit Coral Reef at The Living Seas with Nemo and Friends, my friend comes over to visit me every tiime.

This creature is a ray, and it’s sat beside me for three consecutive meals. Sure, it will wander off from time to time, possibly to eat or possibly to avoid the shark that inhabits those same waters. Whatever the reason, it dutifully returns and hangs out with me as I dine. And when I think about memorable moments eating at Walt Disney World, this friendly fish springs to mind. The next time you enjoy a meal at Coral Reef, please tell it that I said hello…and that I hope to visit it again very soon.

Coral Reef is a meal that takes place beside a giant aquarium. I love everything about it.



You forgot two HUGE ones.

Ohana's which feels more like having dinner at an uncle's home in Hawaii than a restaurant at Walt Disney World. The food is absolutely delicious and unlimited and the bread pudding desert is worth the price of admission on it's own. My personal favorite meal in all of WDW.

Victoria and Albert's maybe it's because of its ultra high class atmosphere or the difficulty in obtaining reservations or the high price of admission but V&A's is left off these lists way too often. This restaurant commands the very definition of unforgettable. This is definitely one meal you will remember for the rest of your life.

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