Did you know that Disney World has plenty of amazing restaurants that have easy to get reservations? It’s true! While Be Our Guest, Ohana, and Space 220 get a lot of hype, they are among hardest dining reservations to get at Disney World. However, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants at WDW that fly a bit under the radar, but are still totally worth your time and money.

In this part of the Guide 2 Disney World Dining Reservations, I’m highlighting the table service restaurants at WDW that are easier to get last minute reservations for. This list will be really handy if you are planning a Disney World vacation less than 60 days out, which is how early you can make a Disney World dining reservation.

While I can’t guarantee you’ll be able to get reservations for any of these that are listed, you’ll have a much better chance. In my personal experience, it’s been fairly easy to get a table for these restaurants, even in as little as 1-3 days out.

Obviously, the earlier you can make reservations, the better. But this article is for the procrastinators out there!

Now, some restaurants have plenty of last minute reservations because, frankly, they aren’t that great. They will not be found on this list (sorry, not sorry, Tony’s Town Square). This list only has the best restaurants with easy-to-get reservations at Walt Disney World. So you’ll get both a great meal with stress-free reservations.

Update 7-13-2023 – We updated our list for 2023 to include some more easily available reservations, including some character dining options.

Easiest Dining Reservations at Magic Kingdom

Skipper Canteen

Skipper Canteen - Magic Kingdom Restaurant

This Jungle Cruise-themed restaurant really swung for the fences with an exotic menu worthy of Adventureland when it opened. It might have swung a bit too hard, as the flavors were a bit too foreign for many Magic Kingdom guests. The menu has been reworked, striking a much better balance of adventurous dishes that aren’t too challenging.

However, that initial impression might still be lingering, as it’s usually really easy to find a reservation for Skipper Canteen. Whenever we’ve dined here, the food has been great, and the atmosphere is a lot of fun, and I actually prefer the food (and prices) here to Be Our Guest. That’s why it’s our number one table service restaurant in our Magic Kingdom Dining Guide.

It’s also one of the few places in Magic Kingdom where you can get wine, beer, or a cocktail, which could be a plus for you.

Liberty Tree TavernLiberty Tree Tavern - Disney World

In my mind, a meal at Liberty Tree Tavern is somewhat akin to having Thanksgiving dinner, potentially without the awkward family discussions. If you crave hearty American classics like turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy, then you really can’t go wrong with this family style feast.

Plaza Restaurant

Sundae - Plaza Restaurant - Best Magic Kingdom Desserts - Magic Kingdom Dining Guide

Plaza Restaurant is one of the easiest-to-miss dining locations in Magic Kingdom. Tucked just to the right of Main Street as it meets the hub, most guests don’t even notice this humble restaurant as they make their way to Tomorrowland.

However, Plaza is a great place to grab a lunch at Magic Kingdom with its menu of tasty sandwiches and salads.

Reservations here aren’t quite as easy to come by as some of the other locations on our list, due to its smaller dining room. Still, since it’s more of a lesser known gem, it’s fairly easy to grab an ADR for Plaza Restaurant.

Crystal Palace

Eeyore - Crystal Palace Character Dining - Magic Kingdom Meet and Greet Character

Looking for character dining at Magic Kingdom? While Cinderella’s Royal Table is on our hardest reservations to get list, Crystal Palace sits on the other end of the spectrum. Offering a buffet with Pooh and Friends for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this is a crowd pleaser for any fans of the Hundred Acre Wood.

But what if you’d rather do a Princess character meal? EPCOT has you covered with Akershus, which I’ll go over in the next section.

Easiest Dining Reservations at EPCOT

Chefs de France

With an excellent menu featuring crowd pleasers like lobster bisque and croque-monsieur, Chef de France became a go-to restaurant for my family over the year of our Disney World vacations. The price is reasonable compared to other restaurants at EPCOT, and dining at a window table here feels downright divine.

La Creperie de Paris

Nestled in the France pavilion near Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, La Creperie de Paris offers some very tasty crepes and galettes. The table service portion of the restaurant offers a very reasonably priced three course menu, and the dining room offers a very casual feel.

As an alternative, you can order their delicious crepes to-go at the window outside the restaurant, no reservations required.

Tutto Italia

Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar - Epcot's Italy PavilionI’m not going to lie — I overlooked Tutto Italia for many visits to Disney World. I was more enamored with the pizza at nearby Via Napoli, and my options for good Italian food at home are pretty plentiful. So going for a traditional Italian pasta dinner didn’t feel like a must-do when going to Orlando. On a recent trip to WDW, I was proven wrong, because I had dinner at Tutto Italia and the food was excellent.

Tip: Tutto Gusto, the wine cellar next door, offers the full Tutto Italia menu.

Biergarten

German food isn’t exactly the most popular cuisine with American diners. Which is a shame, because if you dine at Biergarten, you’ll discover it’s delicious. This all-you-care-to-eat restaurant is a blast. With a buffet featuring bratwurst, schnitzel, beer and cheese soup, and pretzel bread, you can stuff yourself silly while watching a traditional Bavarian band. For the full German experience, be sure to try an extra-large stein of bier.

San Angel Inn Mexico Pavilion - Epcot

San Angel Inn can be a bit on the pricey side, but you really cannot beat the atmosphere. This is EPCOT’s version of the Blue Bayou in Disneyland, where you get a view of a boat ride from your table. You also get to relax and dine inside the Mexico Pavilion, which is a huge bonus. I’ve found that reservations can be a bit tougher to get here than something like Biergarten. If you’re having trouble finding a time, search for lunchtime or off peak hours.

Akershus

Princess dining is back at EPCOT, which means that you have a finally good alternative if you couldn’t get a reservation for Cinderella’s Royal Table. It’s much easier to score an ADR at Norway’s Akershus than at Magic Kingdom’s castle, and there’s an even wider cast of princesses who appear here. At breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can dine on some Norwegian fare while seeing Disney royalty such as Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, Aurora, and more! Don’t worry if “Norwegian fare” sounds a bit too outlandish, the buffet also offers some flavors familiar flavors as well.

Other EPCOT Picks

  • La Hacienda de San Angel (Mexico)
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room (United Kingdom)
  • Nine Dragons (China)
  • Garden Grill (The Land)

Easiest Dining Reservations at Hollywood Studios

50s Prime Time Cafe

50s Prime Time Cafe - Disney's Hollywood Studios Restaurant

A blast from the past, 50s Prime Time Cafe is one of the best themed dining experiences at Disney World. It’s also one of the easier dining reservations to secure. With hilarious servers who treat you like members of the family (for better and for worse) and a menu full of nostalgic classics, this restaurant is a crowd pleaser.

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

When I was younger, I was a pretty picky eater. I think that’s part of why Mama Melrose’s became a regular part of my family’s Disney World vacations. With a menu full of flatbreads and pasta, it was a reasonably-priced restaurant that my parents could reliably take my sister and I without worrying about the family’s problem eater (aka me). The menu has changed over the years, but the concept still applies.

The Hollywood Brown Derby

While it doesn’t quite have the reputation, the meals I’ve had at Hollywood Brown Derby rank up there with signature Disney World restaurants like California Grill. The classic Hollywood atmosphere and the old-school steakhouse menu make this a great special occasion restaurant without the stress of getting a reservation 60 days ahead of time.

Easiest Dining Reservations at Animal Kingdom

Tiffins

Octopus - Tiffins - Disney World Restaurant Romantic

Tiffins is one of my all-time favorite table service restaurants at Disney World. Every meal I’ve had there has been unique, adventurous, and excellent. It’s one of the restaurants I recommend to everyone visiting Animal Kingdom who wants to have a memorable meal. It’s also one of the easier reservations to get for a Disney World Signature restaurant.

Tusker House

Tusker House Restaurant - Animal Kingdom Dining

Currently offering a modified character dining experience featuring Safari Donald and friends, Tusker House is a family-style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a breakfast including Mickey & Simba Waffles, Durban Chicken, and Egg Curry, and lunch/dinner featuring Moroccan-spiced beef and Berber-marinated pork, Tusker House will probably expose you and your kids to some new flavors. This might be why it’s one of the easiest character dining reservations to get at Disney World. I would definitely urge you not to overlook Tusker House.

Easiest Dining Reservations at Disney World Resorts

Kona Cafe – Polynesian Village Resort

Kona Cafe Wings - Disney World Resort Restaurant

Kona Cafe doesn’t get the obsessive love that Ohana gets, but its more diverse menu featuring sushi and Asian-inspired entrees might make this a better pick for you. The Kona-braised short ribs and Glazed Chicken Wings are two of my favorites, and Tonga Toast for breakfast is pure deep-fried deliciousness.

Boma – Flavors of Africa – Animal Kingdom Lodge

Open for breakfast and dinner, this buffet restaurant at Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of the most unique dining experiences at Disney World. Boma serves up African flavors inspired by dozens of countries, with an onstage kitchen where you can see the dishes being prepared.

Steakhouse 71 Breakfast – Contemporary Resort

Steakhouse 77 - Steak and Eggs

Located on the first floor, this recently retooled restaurant is still serving its purpose as an excellent (and easier to book) alternative to the top floor’s California Grill. While researching this article, I found plenty of openings for the reasonably-priced breakfast, which I highly recommend. Don’t miss out on the Steak and Eggs!

Shula’s Steakhouse – Walt Disney World Dolphin

Dolphin - Disney World ResortLike The Brown Derby, Shula’s offers an old school steakhouse dinner. Maybe I’m just a sucker for that, considering they’re both featured in this article. I’ve dined here several times, and I’ve always thought the food was excellent. Plus, they offer a free steak or entree for your birthday (you must sign up for rewards program), which is one of the best free things at Disney World.

Other WDW Resort Picks

  • Flying Fish – Boardwalk
  • Il Mulino – Swan
  • Trail’s End – Fort Wilderness
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe – Wilderness Lodge
  • Boatwright’s – Port Orleans Riverside

Easiest Dining Reservations at Disney Springs

Wine Bar George Upstairs Patio

Disney Springs is chock full of restaurants. In fact, I’ve seen it described as a “theme park for foodies.” With so many options, there are a ton of places where you can grab a last minute reservation. Also, as I pointed out in “What To Do If You Don’t Have a Reservation at Disney World,” some restaurants are listed on OpenTable as well as the My Disney Experience app, so be sure to check both apps to see your options.

Since there are a ton of restaurants with plenty of availability, here are some of our favorites for Disney Springs.

  • Wine Bar George
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Splitsville Dining Room
  • Paddlefish
  • Terralina
  • Frontera Cocina
  • Jaleo

Be sure to check out other entries in our Guide 2 Disney World Dining Reservations.

Is there anything else that should be on our list? Let me know in the comments below!


James Grosch

James is a lifelong Disney Parks fan. While at the parks, he loves finding new details, learning more about Disney World history, and taking pictures. His favorite WDW attractions include Rise of the Resistance, Spaceship Earth, and Tower of Terror.
James is a filmmaker and writer based in Atlanta, GA.

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