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The Must-Visit Disney Restaurant That Comes Alive Every Evening

Dining is an essential part of the Disney experience. When visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, Guests have plenty of restaurants to choose from. The variety of restaurants offers a whole host of cuisines and flavors to enjoy and plenty of different experiences. This is true for quick-service and full-service dining.

Full-Service Restaurants

Restaurants offering a full dining experience are found in all Walt Disney World Resort areas. Each Disney Park has many full-service restaurants. Moderate and Deluxe Resort Guests can dine in full-service restaurants without leaving their Disney hotel. Disney Springs also has a large selection of dining experiences for Guests to enjoy.

Furthermore, Walt Disney World restaurants offer a variety of dining experiences. Disney characters accompany Guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in several locations. Restaurants offering Character dining include Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera in Disney’s Riviera Resort, and Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Tusker House, California Grill & 'Ohana, Disney Restaurants
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Signature and fine dining restaurants can be found around Walt Disney World. Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom, Le Cellier in EPCOT, and California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort are Guest favorites.

Family-style dining is a popular Disney experience. Guests can enjoy as much as they want, from skillets served to their table. This experience is similar to Buffet dining, without having to leave their seat. Restaurants offering family-style dining include Trail’s End at Disney’s Fort Wilderness, ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Garden Grill in EPCOT. For Guests who prefer buffet dining, Boma – Flavors of Africa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Cape May Cafe in Disney’s Beach Club Resort are restaurants to visit.

Disney Springs

Disney Springs is the place to enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment in Lake Buena Vista. Previously known as Downtown Disney, it’s a great place to spend an evening after a day in a Disney theme park. Alternatively, it’s a great place to spend a slower morning before grabbing lunch. With so many restaurants available, Guests can enjoy a little spontaneity when visiting Disney Springs. Advance dining reservations are recommended for Guests visiting in the evening. Meanwhile, Guests visiting during the day don’t always require a reservation.

Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista
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Guests can find restaurants throughout Disney Springs. It’s split into four areas: Town Center; Marketplace; The Landing; and West Side. Are you looking for a Disney restaurant that provides a different experience depending on the time of day you visit? Then you’ll want to head to The Landing.

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

Located close to the center of Disney Springs, Guests will find an award-winning Irish pub. Open daily; Raglan Road offers Guests a great menu, refreshing beverages, and a fantastic atmosphere. Monday through Friday, the pub opens at 11 a.m., serving lunch to 3 p.m. and dinner from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. During the weekend, Raglan Road serves brunch from 9 a.m.

Raglan Road Pub, Disney Springs
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Raglan Road is made up of several areas. There’s the main pub, which features a large, open dining area. Guests can also sit at the bar or the high-top tables. Guests can also enjoy the patio space outside opposite Gideon’s Bakehouse.

Raglan Road Disney Springs
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Looking to take a bit of Irish luck home with you? Stop by the Shop For Ireland gift shop on your way out of Raglan Road. And what if you can’t stay too long? Treat yourself to some fish and chips from Cookes of Dublin.

Raglan Road By Day

During the day, Raglan Road is a quiet yet sophisticated restaurant. It’s a great place to take a break from the sun. Enjoy the light streaming through the stained glass windows while you sip on your choice of beverage and satisfy your hunger. The menu is made up of award-winning cuisine inspired by Ireland. Shepherd’s to Die for Pie, Braised Be Beef, and Bangers + Mash = Yum are just some dishes on the menu.

Shepherd's Pie, Raglan Road, Disney Springs
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Securing an advance dining reservation at Raglan Road ensures your dining experience. Dine early enough in the day, though, and you’re likely not to need a reservation.

Raglan Road By Night

By night, Raglan Road Irish Restaurant comes alive. Irish tunes and pub classics play throughout the pub late into the evening. Inside the pub, Guests can enjoy a live band, accompanied by the Raglan Road Irish dancers. They take to the stage to show you traditional Irish dancing. The Raglan Road dancers and live music feature daily. Guests can enjoy dinner or stop by for a drink or two. Secure an advance dining reservations so you don’t miss out on the fun!

Raglan Road Irish Dancers
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On the patio, talented singer-songwriters provide music to enjoy with an Irish Whiskey or other alcoholic beverage. Relax in the evening air as the sun goes down. Guests can join the walk-up list for the patio throughout the evening.

The Rollicking Raglan Brunch

Are you looking for a high-spirited weekend event? Then you’ll want to attend The Rollicking Raglan Brunch. Guests can enjoy lip-smacking Irish entrees and sides and sip on specialty morning cocktails. Stick around and enjoy the Rhythms of Raglan Dance Show, which takes to the stage from noon to 3 p.m. Secure an advance dining reservation to join in the fun!

Have you dined at Raglan Road before? Whether you’re a regular or have yet to eat there, make time in your next Disney vacation to stop by. The delicious food, the excellent atmosphere, and the live music give Guests a taste of the Emerald Isle.

Does your Disney vacation coincide with March 17 or Labor Day weekend? Then you won’t want to miss the St Patrick’s Day celebrations or the Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road.

Victoria Mills

Victoria is a Disney-loving, tea-drinking, Math teacher from Liverpool, England. Her motto is 'work hard, Disney harder'! Having taken part in the Disney College Program back in 2010, Victoria's love and appreciation for Walt Disney World only grew, and it's the place where she feels most herself - it's home!

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