Sit-down dining restaurants at Disney World are perfect to satisfy your hunger. More than this, sit-down eateries are the perfect break to get out of the Florida sun and relax. Disney World accepts dining reservations starting at 180 days out, for any guests, staying on or off-site. For guests that prefer to plan on a whim, check one of these 10 Disney World restaurants for likely same day dining reservations.
1. Boatwright’s Dining Hall
Boatwright’s Dining Hall is a sit-down dining secret and worth a visit to Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Consider taking a boat ride from Disney Springs to venture to Boatwright’s Dining Haul. Port Orleans Riverside is a beautiful Resort that also offers Horse-Drawn Carriage rides. This casual dining restaurant serves Dinner only. Come hungry for the All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Chef’s Platter, another favorite is the General Fulton’s Prime Rib.
2. Bongo Cuban Café
Bongo Cuban Café is a 2-story dining location at the West Side of Disney Springs. Here guests can dine on Cuban Cuisine for lunch or dinner. This eatery offers a long list of appetizers, entrees, soups & salads. Dine at Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s restaurant and you may just become the leader of a conga line! Guests can listen to live music, and try the Award-Winning Lechón (roasted pork) here.
3. Kona Café
Kona Café is located inside Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Guests can dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Visit this tropical paradise resort easily by taking the Monorail from Magic Kingdom. The Tonga Toast is a must try for breakfast. For lunch, consider the Hawaiian-style Reuben and dinner has many sushi options and more.
4. Le Cellier Steakhouse
For a fine dining experience in Epcot, try Le Cellier Steakhouse for a reservation. Visit the Canada Pavilion in the World Showcase to dine here. The Canadian cheddar cheese soup is a must try appetizer. This eatery is also known for its delicious steaks and seafood options.
5. Nine Dragons Restaurant
Walk around the World Showcase and stop at Nine Dragons Restaurant for potential same day reservations. Dine on contemporary Chinese cuisine for lunch or dinner. Nine Dragons Restaurant is located in the China Pavilion. Consider the Nine Dragons Family Dinner which includes choice of soup (hot & sour or Chicken Dumpling), entrée (Honey Sesame Chicken, Canton Pepper Beef or Grandma’s Pork Belly) and dessert (Strawberry Red-bean or Caramel Ginger ice cream).
Who doesn’t love Pizza? Pizza is an easy crowd pleaser. This eatery also serves salad and sides (soup or garlic knots) for lunch and dinner. End your meal with a Cannoli Cake, a chocolate cake with cannoli filling, topped with mini cannoli. Find Pizzafari at Discovery Island in Animal Kingdom.
7. Rainforest Café
For a wild dinner, dine at Rainforest Café in Disney Springs or Animal Kingdom. With 2 locations, chances of one having an opening are high. A guaranteed way to skip the line is by joining the Landry’s Select Club which has priority seating as a perk.
8. The Boathouse
A recent favorite, opening in 2015, is The Boathouse Restaurant at Disney Springs. This waterfront dining location offers views of the American Amphicars. The Boathouse can seat up to 600 guests, therefore the likelihood of same-day dining reservations are good. Any seafood fan should try this dining location at least once. Consider the Grilled Wild Mahi Mahi Tacos, New England Sea Scallops and much more.
9. Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is found at Main St USA in Magic Kingdom. This Italian restaurant is where Lady & the Tramp shared their first kiss! Share a spaghetti and meatball with your significant other. Or, consider the House-made Gnocchi Primavera, Tony’s Pizza Pie and more for lunch or dinner.
10. 50’s Prime Time Café
Hollywood Studios is home to 2 elaborately themed restaurants, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant and 50’s Prime Time Café. Both are themed after the 1950’s era, out of these 2, same day reservations are much more likely at 50’s Prime Time Café. Mind your manners and enjoy food resembling home cooking.
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