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Top 10 Places to Eat in Disney With Picky Eaters

Every family seems to have one- a picky eater.  That one person that won’t try anything new.  With dining being such a big part of a Walt Disney World vacation, we wanted to give some options that Guests can choose from to help satisfy even the picky eaters in their families.

These options throughout Walt Disney World provide a variety of choices that will allow even the pickiest of eaters to find something that they enjoy.   Hopefully, this will help you not spend money on Disney food no one will eat, but also not be stuck eating chicken nuggets every meal.

Let’s start with our top five table-service locations throughout Walt Disney World for picky eaters.  These are locations where a reservation is highly recommended and can be done 60 days prior to your vacation.  We are going to try to share one at each Disney Park to help you as you plan your days.

Garden Grill
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10.  Garden Grill- EPCOT 

EPCOT has many outstanding table service restaurants, but a lot of time might not have choices that picky eaters will enjoy. Garden Grill in The Land Pavilion not only has good options for picky eaters, but it is also a character dining experience and entertainment as well. Chip ‘n’ Dale and their Disney pals visit tables as Guests enjoy their family-style meal and views of Living with the Land.

Garden Grill has a Chip ‘n’ Dale Harvest Feast that is a family-style

you care to eat experience. With macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, as well as a salad, turkey, and beef, those picky eaters can once again find the one or two things they enjoy and dig in.

9.  Yak and Yeti- Disney’s Animal Kingdom 

In Animal Kingdom, we would recommend Yak and Yeti for those picky eaters. Although you might not think that this would be a good choice for picky eaters, the variety of rice and noodles provide some great choices for those that don’t like much. The kids’ options are also very tasty here, offering anything from corn dogs and chicken nuggets to stir-fry and chicken fried rice. We like this choice because it allows those that are adventurous to have some fun options as well.

Sci Fi
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8.  Sci-Fi Dine-In/50s Prime Time Cafe-  Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Looking for something entertaining and delicious? Head to Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here you get to sit in a car like you drive in and watch old films. The menu offers a variety of burgers, pasta, and salads that provide some classic food options. Although this is more of the basics for options, the movies and cars are fun for everyone.

As a bonus option, we would suggest looking at the many for 50s Prime Time Cafe.  This also has some basic options such as fried chicken which might be a great option for picky eaters as well.

7.  Liberty Tree Tavern- Magic Kingdom

Liberty Tree Tavern is located in Magic Kingdom and is a fantastic option for picky eaters. This New England-inspired restaurant offers lunch and dinner focusing on a good home-cooked meal in a Theme Park. A full feast is served family-style, which is all you care to eat piles of roasted turkey breast, pot roast, potatoes, and green beans. This meal is wrapped up with the beloved ooey gooey toffee cake. Although there isn’t a lot of variety on the menu, being family-style and all you care to eat, those picky eaters can choose the one or two things that they like while everyone else can try a little of everything. There also is a plant-based option available.

Chef Mickey's
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6.  Chef Mickey’s- Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Our choice for dining at a Disney Resort with picky eaters would be Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  This character dining experience is great for picky eaters as it offers a buffet giving them plenty of choices as well as the ability to keep eating the same thing over and over.

We like the buffet option because it gives everyone in the family the ability to choose what they want and to be as adventurous as they want to be.

For those that aren’t wanting to have table service meals or are going to do a little of both, there are a few good quick service options that allow picky eaters to be happy as well as the rest of the family.

Backlot Express
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5.  Backlot Express- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Starting off in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we suggest you head back to Backlot Express for a meal. There aren’t many fancy options here, but the burgers are good, and there are a variety of sandwiches to choose from. Don’t forget to grab a Wookiee cookie as well for dessert!

Yak and Yeti
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4.  Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We mentioned Yak and Yeti as our table service restaurant choice for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and we like the quick service version. There are some great, flavorful options for Yak and Yeti, but there are also basic options like chicken fried rice or egg rolls that picky eaters might enjoy. The kids’ meals here do offer chicken strips and uncrustables if they prefer those options.

Sunshine Seasons

3.  Sunshine Season- EPCOT

Over in The Land Pavilion in EPCOT, Guests who want something quick should check out Sunshine Seasons. There are a variety of options in the different kitchens. From pizza and salads to salmon and stir-fry, there is something for everyone. With lots of seating, Sunshine Seasons is a fantastic choice where everyone can find something to have while relaxing.

The new Connections Cafe & Eatery in EPCOT might also be a great place to look over the menu. There are some unique items; however, picky eaters still might be able to find something they’ll enjoy as well.

Pecos Bill Magic Kingdom
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2.  Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe- Magic Kingdom

In Frontierland, Guests can get some grub at this saloon. Focused on Mexican cuisine, Pecos Bill gives options of different tacos, burgers, and rice bowls. With all of these options, Guests can truly make something that they will enjoy. Those who like spice can find it, and those who are pickier can also find something they will enjoy.

Pop Century Everything Pop Food Court
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1. Food Courts- Disney Resorts

Finally, picky eaters should be able to find something they will eat at the Walt Disney World Resort food courts.  There are typically a lot of options to choose from giving everyone something they will enjoy.


Traveling to Walt Disney World with picky eaters doesn’t need to be difficult.  We hope knowing about these locations will help you find delicious meals for everyone.





Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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