Table service locations have always been something we saved for special occasions like celebrating birthdays and such but since moving to Orlando, we have had the chance to eat at them more often. In the three years of living here, I have been able to finally find my favorite spots to sit and eat. Don’t be surprised if most of these are located at Epcot or Disney Springs. Here we go!
Spot number five goes to House of Blues over at Disney Springs. I went recently for the first time and I had a blast. I loved the décor, the live music, and the service was amazing. So were the mimosas. Everyone at my table enjoyed their brunch; no one had anything negative to say. I ordered the Tennessee Toast, which is an avocado toast. I was worried this dish wouldn’t be enough and leave me hungry but it was perfect. The roasted corn salsa with the clover honey really made this meal a showstopper for me. My partner got the Chicken ‘n’ Donuts, which were fantastic. The chicken was cooked really well and the donuts were maple bacon donuts. That dish was the perfect balance of savory and sweet. We have already talked about going back sometime soon with more friends since we had a blast.
Spot number four goes to Liberty Tree Tavern purely due to nostalgia. When traveling with my dad’s family, this was a must-do on our Magic Kingdom day because it was the easiest way to sit everyone down and get them fed due to the restaurant serving family-style. I have not been back to the restaurant since May of 2017. There is no specific reason as to why I haven’t gone back because the last time I ate there I had a great time. I enjoyed the food but the most memorable part was the Macaroni and Cheese and the Oooey Gooey Toffee Cake. I hope to go back there one day soon. Since this is family-style, there is a price per person; it’s $39 for adults and $21 for kids. The pricing is the same for both lunch and dinner. My family enjoyed this restaurant because it was easier on my dad’s wallet in comparison to other restaurants at the Magic Kingdom.
Spot number three goes to Nine Dragons in Epcot. This became a favorite after moving to Orlando. The food at Nine Dragons is not only affordable but it’s great. My friends and I love to go here because the serving sizes are enough to share with others. My fiancé and I will normally share an order of the Honey Sesame Chicken and noodles along with an order of spring rolls. I love that most of the plates are shareable because we can order more appetizers for the table and save some money. I also think the inside of the restaurant is beautiful. Anytime I go to Epcot, the goal is to grab dinner at Nine Dragons.
Spot number two goes to Spice Road Table located at Epcot. The Morocco pavilion has so many hidden gems and this is one of them. Spice Road Table has a beautiful outdoor patio with a view of the World Showcase Lagoon. The food here is served tapas-style which means everything is meant to be shared, but you don’t have to share if you don’t want to. I have never had a bad experience at this dining location. I have sat both inside the restaurant and on the outdoor patio; never a bad experience. The menu is filled with great Mediterranean dishes. My favorites on the menu are the Naan bread, the Spicy Shrimp, and the Tiropitakia. If you are traveling with adventurous eaters I suggest making a stop at the Spice Road Table and ordering the Spice Road Table Sampler. The sampler consists of the Lamb Kefta, Spiced Chicken, and Tiropitakia.
Number one on my list goes to, drumroll please, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin‘ at Disney Springs. The first time I ate here I was blown away and I just kept coming back. I hold my birthday dinner celebration here every year. That’s how much I love it. The ambiance, the food, and the drinks are just all amazing. If you enjoy fried chicken, this is the place for you. The side dishes here are just as good as the main dishes. I am someone that loves macaroni and cheese, and I order it every time I go. The best macaroni and cheese, in my opinion, is here at Homecomin’. The best cheddar drop biscuits I’ve ever had are from here as well.
A dish I love to order off the starters menu is the Thigh High Chicken Biscuits. In this dish, you get the amazing chicken and the out-of-this-world biscuits all in one. They have menu items that don’t have chicken like their ribs and if you don’t eat meat any salad can become vegetarian. My favorite drink on Disney property is located here as well and it’s the Apple Pie A La Mode. This drink tastes like apple pie. The drink is made with an apple pie moonshine, vanilla vodka, apple juice, cinnamon, simple syrup, and a splash of lemon. Best drink I’ve had hands down.
What are your top 5 table service restaurants at Walt Disney World?
Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.