Top Disney World Restaurants for Picky Eaters

Having specific dining preferences can be hard in most vacation locations, but when you’re looking at over 400 restaurants at Walt Disney World, there are plenty of options to accommodate the picky eaters in your party!

Top Disney World Restaurants for Picky Eaters

Let’s be honest – The idea of “picky” is actually more of a comfort thing. Folks like what they like and it’s easier to say that they don’t like something instead of saying that they prefer to eat something that they are used to.

Before we get into the options, it’s important to state that this isn’t about specific allergies and folks who are eating a specific diet or lifestyle. If you want information for these, please reach out to Disney directly and they’ll point you to the right answers.

Buffets and Character Dining Options for Picky Eaters

The best place to go for simplicity sake will be at buffets or “all-you-care-to-enjoy” establishments. You’re able to choose between classics and basics that will appeal to anyone across the board, and that’s actually the design of the category.

Granted, most of the restaurants are character meals, but you’re able to get some great options that don’t involve the meet & greets.

Character Buffets

  • 1900 Park Fare @ Grand Floridian Resort
  • Chef Mickeys @ Contemporary Resort
  • Tusker House @ Animal Kingdom
  • Crystal Palace @ Magic Kingdom

Non-Character Buffets

  • Boma @ Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Biergarten @ EPCOT
  • Cape May Cafe @ Beach Club Resort

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Table Service Restaurants for Picky Eaters

As Walt Disney World matures as a resort, the dining continues to grow and become more streamlined for folks who are accustomed to a little more finicky cliental. This is actually part of the training, so if you ask for a substitution or addition, there’s usually a work-around that the kitchen can provide.

Most restaurants will have the following on their menus:

  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Pork
  • Vegetarian
  • Salad

This means that your decision is less about “what restaurants can we visit?” and more “what are the best options of the existing offerings?”

With each table service location, you’re able to provide a little extra information during the booking phase. From dietary preferences, allergies or “other”, you’re going to be able to ask for the opportunity to discuss your options with the chef in addition to your server.

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Counter Service Restaurants for Picky Eaters

Unfortunately, the counter service dining at Walt Disney World is still lacking in flexibility and consistency. This means that you should do your research into specific things that you know ahead of time will make your picky eater happy.

We’ve actually created a Google Doc with the restaurants and go through the menus over at  to see what locations are interesting and what we know ahead of time that we can skip.

Kids menus and adult entrees are always able to be modified, but remember ahead of time to keep things within reason.

Snacks For Picky Eaters

There’s no better paradise for picky eaters than snack options at Walt Disney World! From pre-packaged to hand-made and customizable candy options, you’re able to get a huge variety within a 3-5 minute walk at any park.

Always remember to know ahead of time what your picky eater actually likes because this will save you so much time! Plus, there’s always the The Best Snacks to Pack for a Day at Disney World to help you out for times when you’re in between snacks!

Hope this helps with your Disney vacation planning! Please let me know if you have any things to add to this topic over at our Facebook Page🙂

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Dustin Fuhs
I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality!

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