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  • Writer's pictureAngie Bellemare

The Best Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch in Disney World

A request I get all the time is to share the best spots to eat in Disney World. Today I’m going to share with you how my husband and I do Disney as adults by going through our top picks for breakfast, brunch and lunch! We prefer to forgo character dining as it’s overpriced and awkward, in our opinions. Instead, we’re sharing the underdogs; the places where you can always get a reservation, and they’re always super good. As a heads up, even though these places are underrated, I recommend making a reservation. Of course, you can try your luck at the walk-up list, but I wouldn’t suggest leaving it up to chance if there is a place you’d really like to try.

Women eating breakfast, plate of eggs, potatoes and sausage, and sauce being poured over French toast

In no particular order, let’s get right into our fave breakfast/brunch spots!

1. Kona Café at the Polynesian Hotel

The Polynesian is super cool and the food is always amazing here. I love the Liliko'i Mimosa (their version of POG juice - passion fruit, orange & guava) and their Tonga Toast!

2. Ragland Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Disney Springs

Their French toast is my fave, and they have an amazing strawberry mimosa!

Stack of French toast with powdered sugar sun design on top

3. Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk

They have a really lovely breakfast, and you can choose to not have character dining. Their French toast is really special because it’s Tangled themed!

4. Ale & Compass Restaurant in Disney's Yacht Club Resort

This is one of the few places where you can get legitimately good bacon. My favorite entree is the Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes!

To note: Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' at Disney Springs

We’ve never eaten here, but it comes HIGHLY recommended. It’s on our list of restaurants to visit!

Honorable mention: Plancha at the Four Seasons

Although this is not technically a Disney restaurant, this one ranks very high on our list. If you venture off property, I would definitely suggest giving it a try!

Last, we’re not fans of buffet breakfasts; we’re not big eaters so we never get our money’s worth. However, if you prefer a buffet, Boma - Flavors of Africa at Animal Kingdom Lodge and Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club Resort are very good.

Now, let’s dive into our top picks for lunch!

Woman picking up a piece of pizza

1. Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT

Their spicy sausage pizza and Arancini balls are *chef’s kiss*

Rose & Crown Dining Room in the UK Pavilion at EPCOT

This restaurant is our favorite at EPCOT. Andre likes the Bangers and Mash, and I always get the Shepherd’s Pie with a glass of wine.

2. 50's Prime Time Café at Hollywood Studios

This place is such a vibe with its 50’s inspired decor, and it has the best comfort food. You can get simple meals, like fried chicken, meatloaf, pot roast, etc. It feels like you’re at Grandma’s house! The servers are actors, and they will razz you a little bit while they’re playing the part. I think some people avoid the restaurant because of this, but it’s actually pretty funny, in my opinion!

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Hollywood Studios

You can catch lunch and a show here, like you’re at a drive-in theater. They have a great burger and cool ambiance, however, the side-by-side seating can be a little awkward.

3. The Boathouse at Disney Springs

If there are only two of you, you can usually walk in and get seats at the bar, no matter what time of day it is. If you have more than two people, I would definitely make a reservation. I love their Chopped Salad, and their fries, sandwiches, burgers and oysters are also outstanding. My favorite cocktail there is the Duck Duck Razz, where a little rubber duckie comes in your drink (but be careful… just have one because they’re strong). The Boathouse is also great for dinner!

Black and wood restaurant sign featuring the words "Geyser Point Bar & Grill"

4. Geyser Point Bar & Grill in Disney's Wilderness Lodge

There aren’t a lot of people that know about this spot. It’s a real hidden gem! It’s all the way at the back of Fort Wilderness Lodge, right on the water. There’s a nice big bar with tons of TVs, usually playing sports. The best part is that you’re really away from the hustle and bustle of everything; it feels like you’re in the forest! Like your typical sports bar, they have things like burgers, chicken, steak, etc.

Honorable mention: Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom

If you have a big appetite, this restaurant is family style, and the food is so good.

As a note, there are tons of amazing quick service restaurants as well. Flame Tree Barbecue at Animal Kingdom is one of our faves!

There you have it, our top picks for breakfast, brunch and lunch in Disney World! Do you have any faves I didn’t cover here? I’d love to hear them in the comments so I can give them a try. Looking for dinner? Don’t worry, my recommendations for dinner will be coming soon as well!

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