What are the worst restaurants at Disney World? Read on to learn which Disney dining experiences you should avoid on your next Disney World vacation.
Worst Restaurants at Disney World
Disney World has a ton of wonderful dining experiences for your vacation. There’s a few, though, that you can just skip. For various reasons (which we’ll explain), these Disney dining experiences just don’t live up to the Disney difference you’ve come to expect.
We only included Disney World restaurants that are either located in the parks or resorts, not Disney Springs. We’ll save those for another post. So, let’s get started.
#5 Worst Restaurants at Disney World: Ohana
That’s right. I said it. Ohana. The most popular restaurant in all of Disney World. Now, I’m not speaking of the Ohana dinner. I’m only referring to the Ohana Character Breakfast.
As we recently learned, Disney is “trying out” a new/different option for the Stitch character meet & greet for this character breakfast. Rather than waiting at your table for the characters to come to you, for Stitch, you have to wait in a line to see him and get your picture. Check out our video of the experience, below to learn more.
For us, this is a deal breaker. Character breakfasts at Disney World cost a lot of money and can be difficult to get on your list of reservations. You go to a character breakfast to meet with the characters….at your table. I can wait in a line for a character meet & greet in the parks. I pay (a lot) extra to have a character breakfast with the characters.
Sorry, Disney, take this “test” elsewhere.
#4 Worst Restaurants at Disney World: Cinderella’s Royal Table
Another restaurant that you’re probably shocked to see on this list, Cinderella’s Royal Table.
This restaurant is almost impossible to get a reservation. Once you get one, after getting up at the crack of dawn and calling on every phone you own, you get about 30 seconds (total) with the princesses and have the privilege of eating sub-par food.
But hey, you do get to eat in Cinderella Castle.
#3 Worst Restaurants at Disney World: Skipper Canteen
Unfortunately, the food leaves a LOT to be desired and it’s pretty pricey.
First off, the options for kids are EXTREMELY limited. Not good for today’s picky kid eaters. The options include grilled fish (not fish sticks, like most kids are used to), chicken noodle soup, a flank steak (what kid do you know that eats flank steak), chicken (not nuggets or tenders), and mac and cheese. Don’t get confused, either. This is not the standard kid-tested mac and cheese that most of Disney serves.
That mac and cheese has not been touched. Yep. Three broccoli florets and a little bowl of weird tasting mac and cheese. Even I thought it tasted weird. All for the low, low price of $10.00.
As for adults, the best “meal” we had was the appetizer we ordered, S.E.A Shu Mai. “A legendary blend of Pork, Shrimp, Edamame Beans, and Spices wrapped in Gyoza Skin then steamed.” Basically, pot stickers.
Oh, yes. That’s it. While good, you can see the 5 stickers we get for $11.00.
We tried three different entrees, just to try to get a taste of more of the menu.
Dad (I) got the Perkins Thai Noodles. “Chicken, Tofu, Seasonal Vegetables, and Rice Noodles tossed in a Spicy Soy-Chili-Garlic Sauce. A favorite of our friend Pamelia Perkins, President of the Adventurers Club.” Sounds great, doesn’t it? It actually was quite tasty, but it was essentially ramen noodle soup with some chicken and tofu thrown in.
Oh, did I mention that bowl of $0.50 ramen noodles cost me $22.00?
My son got the “Hardy Har Char” Siu Pork. “Char Siu-marinated Pork served with Seasonal Vegetables and Jasmine Rice.” He ate 2 bites. I tried it. Kind of tasted like a seasoned and grilled sole of your shoe.
For his two bites of shoe leather pork, we had the pleasure of paying $24.00.
My wife got the “Tastes like Chicken” – Because it is! A steal at $24.00. Don’t you think?
It wasn’t bad. It wasn’t $24.00 good, either. I mean, it’s chicken. How badly can you mess it up? But it’s also just chicken (and a pretty small piece, at that).
#2 Worst Restaurants at Disney: Teppan Edo
I mean, I guess if you’ve never been to a teppanyaki restaurant…ever….in your life, you could waste a sit down dining experience at Teppan Edo.
Teppan Edo is not bad, it’s just not good. In the world outside the World, Teppan Edo would be an average (at best) Japanese teppanyaki restaurant. So, why am I going to pay Disney prices for this average food experience, just because in Disney World?
It is in a cool location and the decor is very cool, with the tables inside little rooms.
It’s just a little ho-hum, for me. Oh, and the topper, for me, was that you don’t even get that amazingly awesome teppanyaki soup that you get in the outside world. I know, I know, it’s a little thing, but it’s my thing and I love it and I wanted to know why I didn’t get it! Harrumph!
#1 Worst Restaurants at Disney World: Restaurant Marrakesh
I find it interesting that one of my favorite Disney World restaurants (Spice Road Table) is in the same country pavilion as my least favorite Disney World Restaurant, Marrakesh.
Really, this one just boils down to the food. Unusual flavors and unusual food options that just don’t taste good. Spice Road Table has unusual flavors and food options, but they taste good.
I suppose, if you really like Middle Eastern food, this might be a top pick for you. For us, there’s just too many better options with Disney Dining to ever add this to our list of reservations.
What’s your list of worst restaurants at Disney World? Did they make our list? Let us know in the comments.
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