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  • Writer's pictureAngie Bellemare

The Best Disney World Restaurants for Adults

Something my husband and I get asked a lot is how we do Disney as a couple. For us, one of the biggest things is making time to go to a nice dinner. The food on Disney property is some of the best in the world, and I feel like a lot of people don’t know that! I’d love to walk you through our picks for the best Disney World restaurants for adults. These are nice, sit down restaurants for a romantic dinner for two. I’ll also pair it with a bar, so you can make the most of your experience and enjoy a drink before dinner if you’d like. As always, I’d suggest making a reservation if there is a place you want to try.

A couple eating and drinking at restaurants

In no particular order, let’s jump right in!

1. Cocktail Hour: Nomad Lounge at Animal Kingdom

Dinner: Jiko - The Cooking Place at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Andre and Angie Bellemare

Nomad Lounge is a short drive or bus ride over to Animal Kingdom Lodge, and one of the best bars for a good cocktail. It’s easier to get in with two people, and sunset is always the perfect time of day. If you’re there late enough, the Avatar forest will come alive. It’s really freaking cool! The Green Shimmering Margarita is one of the best drinks ever, almost like a rum punch married a margarita. Plus, it has glitter in it, so it’s a no-brainer!

The meals are always amazing at Jiko! We love the Boar Tenderloin as an appetizer. For entrees, their fish is really good, and Andre likes the lamb shank. They’re also known for their mac and cheese, so it’s a must-have if you go!

2. Cocktail Hour: AbracadaBar at Disney's BoardWalk

Dinner: Flying Fish at Disney's BoardWalk

AbracadaBar is the most vibey bar ever! It’s been our watering hole for years. The Pepper’s Ghost cocktail is my fave.

There’s a lot of competition, but we’ve been to Flying Fish so many times and have never had a bad experience there (knock on wood). They always have great service and great food!

Purple and pink cocktails

3. Cocktail Hour: Cocktails around the world at EPCOT

Dinner: Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya in the Japan Pavilion at EPCOT

If you go to EPCOT, you’ve got to do cocktails around the world! Stop at a few different Pavillions at World Showcase and sample some different drinks from all over the world. You can get a great marg in Mexico, and you can’t go wrong with limoncello in Italy!

The food at Izakaya is some of the best! The sushi is amazing, and I also recommend the Kobe beef.

4. Cocktail Hour: Dahlia Lounge at Coronado Springs Resort

Dinner: Toledo - Tapas, Steak & Seafood at Coronado Springs Resort

I don’t know what kind of bourbon or whisky they use at Dahlia’s, but it tastes like maple syrup. It might sound weird, but it’s really good. It’s Andre’s favorite! He recommends their Manhattan.

Toledo is another spot we have yet to have a bad experience at. It’s always amazing, and the food is outstanding. The vibe of the restaurant is so beautiful. You can also catch the fireworks from there if you sit by a window!

5. Cocktail Hour: Crew's Cup Lounge at Yacht Club Resort or Martha's Vineyard at Beach Club Resort

Dinner: Yachtsman Steakhouse at Yacht Club Resort

The Yachtsman is one of our favorite steakhouses. Ask for Barry from Bermuda; he’s amazing!

Plate of bruschetta and a cocktail

6. Cocktail Hour: Lobby Bar at Four Seasons Resort

Dinner: Capa at Four Seasons Resort

Technically, the Four Seasons is not on Disney property, but Capa is one of our favorite restaurants. It’s very special to us because it’s where we went the first time we toured our new neighborhood and came here for drinks after, so we have some amazing memories here. If you’re eating outside, that makes it even cooler because of the view. You can see the fireworks from all of the parks!

Honorable mentions:


San Angel Inn Restaurante in the Mexico Pavilion

Coral Reef Restaurant

Disney Springs:

Wine Bar George

The Boathouse

Frontera Cocina

Hopefully this helps you if you want to go out and have a nice dinner at Disney World. Like I said, it’s some of the best food ever, so have at it. Enjoy being a Disney foodie! If you find a hidden gem I didn’t mention here, leave it in the comments so I can check it out!

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Moni Christine
Moni Christine
Feb 28

I absolutely LOVE this post, Angie!! Thank you for making a guide to the best and yummiest places for a great drink and delicious dinner! I will have to try!! I LOVEE Coronado Springs but have not tried this restaurant, this will be a MUST on my next girlfriend trip with my sisters.

Can you do a guide on what essentials to pack for Disney? ♥️ MUAH

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