A common question when planning dining at Walt Disney World is “What restaurant do you recommend that only uses 1 Table Service (TS) entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan? (DDP)”.
The polls were completed, again, in order to update restaurants no longer on the Disney Dining Plan, some restaurants only on the plan for certain meals, some restaurants have not reopened so they still show as not accepting the dining plan, etc. The polls were posted in All Access Disney Group. The polls are broken down into each theme park, Disney Springs and Resorts. This list has restaurants that are year-round. The list does not include seasonal, dessert parties or events packages.
The only changes to this list were the standings between Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen and Tony’s Town Square. Tony’s dropped with only getting 4% of the votes while Jungle jumped up taking 18%. Numbers 1 and 2 are still the clear, steady winners with the most of the votes with 76% of the votes. Number 1 took 42% of the votes and number 2 took 34% of the votes. Number 2 is a character restaurant.
- Liberty Tree Tavern
- The Crystal Palace
- Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
- Tony’s Town Square
- The Plaza
- The Diamond Horseshoe
Akershus dropped out of one of the top spots simply because the entitlement requirement for lunch and dinner raised to 2 required entitlements. The only other change was Teppan Edo jumped up and is tied with Via Napoli. The top 3 took 89% of the votes.
- Garden Grill
- Via Napoli (Tied with Teppan Edo)
- Teppan Edo (Tied with Via Napoli)
- Coral Reef
- Nine Dragons
- Rose & Crown
- San Angel Inn (DDP not available for lunch)
- Tutto Italia
- Akershus (1 TS entitlement for breakfast only. Lunch and dinner require 2 entitlements.)
- La Hacienda de San Angel
- Spice Road Table
- Tokyo Dining
One restaurant was added to this list, Roundup Rodeo BBQ, and that’s the only changed. Number 1 took 48% of the votes.
- 50’s Prime Time Cafe
- Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
- Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
- Hollywood & Vine
- Roundup Rodeo BBQ
Yak & Yeti was number 1 in the previous polls and both were very close to being tied then. So, this could change, again, if I ran the poll next week. You really can’t go wrong with either, Tusker House is a character restaurant and Yak & Yeti has some of the best food in all of Walt Disney World. My family and I choose to go to Yak & Yeti on every trip. In my opinion, Yak & Yeti has better food, but Tusker House has the characters so it depends on what is more important for you and your vacation party.
- Tusker House
- Yak & Yeti
- Rainforest Cafe
Number 1 jumped from the bottom all the way to the top. That was a huge change. Raglan was number 1 and was not far behind Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’. There was very little, if any difference in vote count with numbers 6 through 12.
- Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
- Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
- Rainforest Cafe (DDP available for dinner only)
- City Works Eatery & Pour House
- Planet Hollywood
- The Edison
- Morimoto Asia (DDP available for lunch only)
- House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
- Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
- Splitsville Dining Road
- Enzo’s Hideaway
There were quite a few changes. New restaurants, some restaurants removed from accepting the dining plan in its entirety and change in most rankings. Important note is that 1900 Park Fare is not on this list, because it has not reopened. It is unknown if they will accept the dining plan when they reopen and if it will still accept 1 table service entitlement like it did before. The one thing that didn’t change was number 1. ‘Ohana stayed in the number 1 position. Sanaa took a big step down, which is not surprising to me after I had a bad experience with their food, but it’s also important to point out that there was minimal to no difference with votes on 5 through 23. They’re all practically tied.
- Chef Mickey’s
- Steakhouse 71
- Boma–Flavors of Africa
- Cape May Cafe
- Grand Floridian Cafe
- Boatwright’s Dining Hall
- Olivia’s Cafe
- Trattoria al Forno
- Whispering Canyon Cafe
- Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera (Breakfast Only)
- Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
- Kona Cafe
- The Turf Club Bar and Grill
- Ale & Compass Restaurant
- Trail’s End Restaurant
- Maya Grill
- Three Bridges Bar & Grill
- Big River Grille & Brewing Works
- Sebastian’s Bistro
- Toledo–Tapas, Steak and Seafood
- Rix Sports Bar & Grill (Breakfast and Lunch Only)