Top 8 Buffet Restaurants at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World has some of the best buffet options…ever. Typically, when we hear the world buffet, we think of a hodge podge of reheated, old food. This is definitely not the case in Disney! Disney offers a wide variety of buffet restaurants with excellent food and even the option of places where you can serve yourself or have your food be brought to your table family style. Buffet restaurants are especially great if you have a picky eater in your party as there are a multitude of food options. If that wasn’t convincing enough, what if I told you that at some Disney World buffets, you could even dine with your favorite characters? Here are the top eight buffets to try at Walt Disney World.

1. ‘Ohana- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

‘Ohana is one of the best restaurants in all of Walt Disney World.  Offering Hawaiian-style meals for breakfast and dinner, ‘Ohana has something for everyone. For breakfast, enjoy pineapple-coconut bread, fresh fruit and an all-you-care-to-enjoy skillet featuring Mickey and Stitch waffles, sausage, scrambled eggs, Hawaiian-style Ham, Island-style potatoes, and biscuits. Plant-based options are also available!

For dinner, it is also all-you-care-to-enjoy. The meal includes a fresh mixed greens salad with citrus vinaigrette, signature ‘Ohana bread, honey-coriander chicken wings, pork dumplings and the ‘Ohana dinner skillet featuring wood-fire teriyaki beef, spicy peel-and-eat shrimp, grilled chicken with Polynesian-inspired chimichurri sauce, the famous ‘Ohana noodles and roasted broccolini. That’s not all- for dessert, you are served one of the best desserts on Walt Disney World property, ‘Ohana Bread Pudding. **Before the parks closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic, ‘Ohana was a character dining location for breakfast. There have been no announcements as to when character dining will resume at this location. **

2. Tusker House- Animal Kingdom

The Tusker House is another great buffet in Walt Disney World and is located in Africa at Animal Kingdom. Tusker House is themed after a Harambe marketplace eatery and features African-inspired flavors. This location also features character dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast, you and your party will enjoy delicious foods like safari bread and other delicious pastries, fresh fruit, and a breakfast platter including Mickey and Simba waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, roasted potatoes and Durban chicken with egg curry and jasmine rice. For lunch and dinner, you are served an assortment of house made breads and African inspired salads along with Moroccan spiced beef, Berber marinated pork, spit roasted herb chicken, and Cape Malay green curry shrimp. You are also served a great selection of desserts such as animal-inspired mini desserts or chocolate mousse. 

3. Boma-Flavors of Africa- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Boma is a hidden gem! This all-you-care-to-enjoy dining location is in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Once you enter, you feel as if you were just transported to a beautiful African marketplace. Boma offers breakfast and dinner buffets. For breakfast, you have a wide variety of items to choose from such as muffins, pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, cinnamon-raisin bread pudding, carved ham, turkey bobotie, omelets and more! The food is a delightful mixture of American and African flavors. For dinner, you can choose from berbere chickpea salad, tabbouleh, Tunisian couscous and shrimp salad, peanut rice, pasta with meatballs, macaroni and cheese, Durban chicken, African spiced beef striploin and so much more! The selection for dinner offers a wide variety of food for everyone- including picky eaters! For dessert, make sure to try everyone’s favorite- Zebra domes!

4. 1900 Park Fare- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

1900 Park Fare is not only a great place to eat, but the atmosphere is equal parts fun and beautiful. For the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast, you will enjoy delicious breakfast foods such as cheese blintz, smoked salmon lox, Floridian strawberry soup, eggs benedict, house-made corned beef hash, pancakes, maple French toast and much, much more! The food is excellent here and you can meet characters such as Mary Poppins, Alice, The Mad Hatter, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger.

Brunch is also served here with a very similar menu to the breakfast menu. Dinner at 1900 Park Fare is also a character dining buffet experience. For dinner, your taste buds will be delighted with an assortment of fresh salads and cheeses, Floridian strawberry soup, creamy chicken, honey-sriracha salmon, Mongolian beef, barbecued pulled pork, lemon pepper chicken wings, herb-crusted prime ribs and more! There’s also a kid’s station that features macaroni and cheese, pasta with olive oil, turkey meatballs, pizza, chicken bites and more. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy here! While you are enjoying the dinner buffet, you can expect to meet characters like Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia and Drizella. **This restaurant is not available at this time but will be reopening in the future**

5. Liberty Tree Tavern- Magic Kingdom

Liberty Tree Tavern has the best food in Magic Kingdom in my opinion. Lunch and dinner are offered here and it’s all-you-care-to-enjoy! For just $39 per adult and $21 per child, you can’t beat the price for all this delicious food. The Liberty Tree Tavern pays homage to the founding fathers with rooms themed after them. Guests dining here will start out with a Declaration Salad with tossed mixed greens and house-made dressing brought to the table. For the main course, guests will be delighted with a Thanksgiving-like meal including roast turkey breast, Pennsylvania pot roast, oven roasted pork, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, herb stuffing, and house made macaroni and cheese. Save room for the sweet and incredible Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake! Lunch and Dinner have the same menu. Plant based meals are available upon request. 

6. Trail’s End Restaurant- Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Another one of Disney World’s best kept secrets is Trail’s End Restaurant at Fort Wilderness Resort. Trail’s End serves breakfast and dinner and is probably the best value on this whole list. The food is all-you-care-to-enjoy and costs only $19.99 per adult ($11.99 per child) for breakfast and $29.99 per adult ($17.99 per child) for dinner! Breakfast is served family style and includes an oven-fresh pastry basket, berry-granola parfait and a breakfast skillet featuring smoked brisket and eggs, Mickey waffles, bacon, sausage, and cheesy potato casserole.

Dinner is also served family style and includes an oven-fresh bread basket, chopped salad and a smokehouse skillet featuring pecan-smoked brisket, smoked chicken, andouille sausage, roasted potatoes, green beans, buttered corn on the cob. For dessert, you will get the covered wagon sundae, which is a wagon load of ice cream, toppings, brownies, cookies, and chocolate covered bacon! This is such a great restaurant, and the food is wonderful- especially dinner! 

7. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall- Epcot- Norway Pavilion 

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall allows you to dine in the company of your favorite Disney Princesses on American and Norwegian style food. Join Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Princess Aurora, Mulan, and Cinderella for this royal feast! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served here. This restaurant is beautiful inside as it is modeled after a medieval castle complete with soaring archways and cathedral ceilings. Breakfast is all-you-care-to-enjoy and includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, potato casserole, and a wide assortment of Norwegian meats and cheeses.

For lunch and dinner, guests will be delighted with a “Taste of Norway”. This feast starts off with imported cheeses, seafood, cured and sliced meats and a large selection of salads and fruits. For the main course, there’s a rotating menu of tasty entrees including grilled salmon, oven-roasted chicken breast, and Kjottkake. For dessert, there is an assortment of Norwegian-inspired desserts. It is a wonderful experience, especially because you can dine with the Princesses!

8. Cape May Café- Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Cape May Café recently reopened at Walt Disney World after being closed due to the pandemic. Starting on February 15, 2022, the breakfast and dinner here will be offered buffet style again. For breakfast, start with beach buns (salted caramel pull-apart bread topped with cinnamon streusel) and yogurt parfait with seasonal fruit. With the main course, there are a variety of omelets offered along with a hot breakfast platter that includes Mickey and Minnie waffles, brioche French toast, cage-free scrambled eggs, crispy potato barrels and beef hash.

For dinner, start with “breads and spreads” and a seasonal harvest salad. For the main course, you may choose from a Seafood Boil (PEI mussels, peel-and-eat shrimp, Cape May clams, sustainable catch of the day, red bliss potatoes and corn on the cobb), The Turf Platter (slow-roasted striploin with chimichurri and house made steak sauce, oven roasted lemon pepper chicken, mashed potatoes, and farmer’s market vegetables) and Cape May macaroni and cheese. A Portobello Steak or Tofu Platter is also available upon request. Dessert features an assortment of house-made desserts from the bakery. 


There are so many wonderful buffet options to choose from at Walt Disney World. The ones on this list all feature some truly amazing food and are highly recommended. Buffets and all-you-care-to-enjoy dinner options are the best in my opinion because there is something there for everyone. This is also a great way to explore new foods. The next time you are dining at Walt Disney World, try one of these eight options, your taste buds will thank you!  

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