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Top 5 Restaurants at Disney's Magic Kingdom

If you're like most people, when you think of Disney's Magic Kingdom, you think of fun rides, great shows, parades, fireworks, and characters galore. But what about the food? Magic Kingdom is home to some of the best dining experiences in all of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Here's our countdown of the top 5 picks for the best Magic Kingdom restaurants offering table service:

5. Tony's Town Square Restaurant - Main Street USA

Tony's Town Square Restaurant

The food choices reflect classic American fare, and the atmosphere is romantic and charming, making it perfect for a date night or special occasion. This table service restaurant is decorated with photos and memorabilia from the Disney film "Lady and the Tramp," and guests can even dine indoors or outdoors on the patio. Some of the most popular menu items include spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan, and personal pizzas. There is also a full bar, and guests can order cocktails, beer, and wine to enjoy with their meals. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, Tony's Town Square Restaurant is a great option for dining at Magic Kingdom.

4. The Liberty Tree Tavern - Liberty Square

If you're looking for a delicious and hearty meal at Magic Kingdom, then be sure to check out Liberty Tree Tavern. Here, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time to the American Revolutionary War era. The food is all-American fare, and it's sure to fill you up. The meals are served family style and there is a variety of food to choose from including roasted chicken, pot roast, and macaroni and cheese. The atmosphere here is also very cozy and charming.

3. The Crystal Palace - Main Street USA

The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace is a must-do dining experience for any fan of Winnie the Pooh! Here, you'll get to dine with all of your favorite characters from the Hundred Acre Wood, including Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore. The food is buffet style, so there's something for everyone with a variety of both hot and cold dishes, and the atmosphere is truly cheerful and fun. Plus, you can't beat the character interactions here - you'll be able to meet and dine with some of your favorite characters from Winnie the Pooh.

One thing we like about the Crystal Palace is they do a great job of making sure you get a visit from all the characters currently walking throughout the dining room. The Disney Character Helpers have a system where they make sure they visit every table in a specific order. One trick is to make sure you don't go up to the buffet when a character is in your area, so you're guaranteed to get pictures during their first rotation around the restaurant.

If you missed a character and are ready to leave, tell one of the cast members and they'll be sure to get the character over to your table. In the multiple times we've eaten there, we've never missed a character visiting our table. Most of the time, we see characters multiple times.

2. Be Our Guest Restaurant - Fantasyland

Be Our Guest Restaurant

If you're looking for a truly magical dining experience at the Magic Kingdom, then look no further than Be Our Guest Restaurant. Here, you'll feel like you've stepped right into the heart of Beast's castle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The setting is stunning, and the food is fit for a king (or queen)!  It's one of the most immersive dining experiences we've experienced with great food. The food choices here are French-inspired and there is something for everyone. You can choose from a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Make sure to try the grey stuff, it's delicious!

The Beast also makes an appearance at this restaurant, which is sure to please any Disney fan. On multiple occasions, Disney has even had an area set up in the seating queue where you can take a picture with The Beast before heading to your table.

Make sure you don't forget don't to walk around to all the different themed dining rooms before choosing where you want to eat your meal. The rose room is our favorite, but it's smaller than the other rooms and it fills up quickly.

1. Cinderella's Royal Table - Fantasyland

Cinderella's Royal Table

Cinderella's Royal Table is another excellent option for a truly magical dining experience at Magic Kingdom. It's one of the most popular restaurants at Magic Kingdom, and it's not hard to see why. Themed after Disney's classic film Cinderella, the restaurant features an elegant setting with beautiful rooms inside Cinderella's Castle. You'll feel like royalty as you dine in Cinderella Castle itself! The food here is also fantastic featuring classic American cuisine with a few Disney-themed twists, and you'll definitely want to try the signature Cinderella Cake.

Guests can meet and take photos with Cinderella and her Princess friends, making it a truly magical experience. Keep in mind that we've never seen a Prince during this dining experience, but the waiters and waitresses do a great job of making your family members who are not enthusiastic about meeting a Disney Princess feel included in the experience.

We consider Cinderella's Royal Table to be one of the best Magic Kingdom Restaurants in terms of story immersion, theming, and high end food choices. It's no surprise that this is one of the more difficult Magic Kingdom restaurants to get dining reservations for.

Walt Disney World Resort is always evolving and so are the menus.

As always, be sure to check out each restaurant's current menu on the Disney World website before making any dining reservations. Disney changes their menus every so often, so don't be surprised if a menu item has been removed right before your next vacation. We've found the most frequently changing menu is at The Crystal Palace since it is a buffet style restaurant, but they're pretty consistent on most food options with the only difference being how it's prepared.

TIP: Make your dining reservations up to 60 days in advance.

If you're planning a trip to Disney World, one of the most important things to do is make advance dining reservations well ahead of time. Magic Kingdom is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, and you don't want to miss out on any of them!

There are a few things to keep in mind when making your reservations. First, you'll want to make sure you have a credit card handy when calling Disney Dining at 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) or when using the My Disney Experience app. Disney World requires a credit card to hold your reservation, and if you cancel within 24 hours of your reservation time, you'll be charged a cancellation fee.

Second, take a look at the Disney Dining Plan when it's offered. This can save you a lot of money, especially if you're planning on eating at some of the more expensive restaurants. The Disney Dining Plan is a great way to budget for your meals, and it can be a real lifesaver if you're on a tight budget.

Finally, don't forget to check out the special events calendar. Magic Kingdom is home to some of the most popular events in Disney World, and many of them have special dining options. If you're planning on attending one of these events, make sure to check the calendar and make your reservations early!

Following these tips will help you make the most of your dining experiences at the Magic Kingdom. With a little planning, you can enjoy some of the best meals of your life!

In Conclusion

Disney's Magic Kingdom is home to some of the most popular and beloved restaurants in all of Walt Disney World. From fine dining experiences inside Cinderella Castle to casual Italian meals at Tony's Town Square Restaurant, there's something for everyone at the Magic Kingdom. These five restaurants are some of the best that Magic Kingdom has to offer, so be sure to check them out on your next Walt Disney World visit!

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