Outdoor Dining at Disney World Right Now: Our Guide

Outdoor Dining at Disney World Right Now: Our Guide

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Outdoor Dining at Disney World Right Now: Where You Can Eat Outside at Walt Disney World with food like this delicious Mickey Pretzel!

All information is as of October 8, 2020 and subject to change. 

When it comes to Disney adventures, dining is one of my all-time favorite stops. There is just something magical about Disney meals and even COVID can’t stop a Fantasmic foodie. But, if you aren’t up to eating indoors yet for safety reasons, there are plenty of outdoor options to choose from at Disney World. 

Keep in mind there are some changes to park dining:

  • Food plans are currently not offered

  • Character dining is largely off the table with the exception of Garden Grill Restaurant, Hollywood & Vine and Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera and Chef Mickey’s (available starting December 16).

  • Dinner shows are unavailable

Personally, some of my favorite meals at Disney are outdoor venues. The variety is still top notch and I can people watch which is a prime WDW activity that doesn’t require waiting in line. For some of the dining spots I’ve included my favorite menu items which are available at the time of publication. 

Also remember that outdoor seating, like indoor seating, is limited to a certain capacity for guest safety. While seating may be available, it is first come, first served.

Magic Kingdom 

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  • Aloha Isle: Seriously, who can resist a Dole Whip? Treat yourself. 

  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe

  • The Friar’s Nook: Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Tots, enough said.

  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Liberty Square Market

  • Main Street Bakery: A.K.A. Starbucks, a crucial stop for any coffee fiend like myself

  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

  • Pinocchio Village Haus

  • Sleepy Hollow

  • Storybook Treats

  • Sunshine Tree Terrace

  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant* If you love a delicious, filling lunch or dinner, the Chicken Parmigiana is where it’s at.

Animal Kingdom

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  • Anandapur Ice Cream Truck

  • Creature Comforts: A.K.A. Starbucks, also my favorite Starbucks in all the parks. The theme is my favorite, the lines move the fastest and the cast members here are always A+. 

  • Dawa Bar

  • Dino-Bite Snacks

  • Drinkwallah

  • Flame Tree Barbecue: Meat eating snackers, the Pulled Pork Fries with Cheese will become your favorite midday nosh. I always have to stop at Flame Tree for these. 

  • Harambe Fruit Market

  • Isle of Java

  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Mr. Kamal’s

  • Nomad Lounge*

  • Pongu Pongu

  • Restaurantosaurus: Cheeseburger. It’s not fancy here though you’ll probably get your food quicker if you stop in Dinoland. And when you’re on Disney time, quicker is usually best. 

  • Satu’li Canteen

  • Tamu Tamu Refreshments

  • Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks: You must, must, must try the Flying Yak. I’m not a huge fan of mango, but this tasty concoction made me a convert.

  • Trilo-Bites

  • Yak & Yeti™ Local Food Cafes

Hollywood Studios 

*Indicates table service

  • ABC Commissary

  • Anaheim Produce

  • Backlot Express: Question not the Tatooine Two Suns Hummus. Trust it you will. 

  • BaseLine Tap House

  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

  • The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge* (Note this location doesn’t serve food) Take it from a born and bred Wisconsinite where the drink hails, their Old Fashioned is legit. 

  • Hollywood Scoops

  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Milk Stand

  • Peevy’s Polar Pipeline

  • PizzeRizzo

  • Ronto Roasters: Say it with me, Ronto Wrap

  • Rosie’s All-American Café

  • The Trolley Car Café: A.K.A. Starbucks

EPCOT

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  • Choza de Margarita: I’d be kidding myself if I didn’t recommend the Wild Strawberry frozen margarita with prickly pear puree. I could live on these. 

  • Cool Wash

  • Crepes des Chefs de France

  • Fife & Drum Tavern

  • Funnel Cake

  • Gelati

  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Joy of Tea

  • Kabuki Café

  • Katsura Grill

  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe: If you have never had the School Bread or the Norwegian Kringla you must stop by the shop and get one or both. Share them, hoard them, there is no wrong way to enjoy these delightful sweet treats. 

  • L’Artisan des Glaces

  • La Cantina de San Angel

  • The Land Cart: Get the Mickey Pretzel. Just do it. Get the cheese sauce which is the best you’ll ever have (unless they run out of the cups and you get nacho cheese which I don’t like.) Mickey pretzels are basically a right of passage and I highly encourage eating them. 

  • Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

  • Les Vins des Chefs de France

  • Popcorn in Canada

  • Refreshment Outpost

  • Refreshment Port

  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse

  • Rose & Crown Dining Room*: The Fish & Chips here are the real deal. You don’t want to miss out on this English favorite, I never do. Anytime I’m in EPCOT I trek out to England for the sole purpose of getting this dish. 

  • San Angel Inn Restaurante

  • Spice Road Table*

  • Traveler’s Café: A.K.A. Starbucks

  • UK Beer Cart

  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria* On my very first visit to EPCOT we stopped here and I had the Ravioli di Ricotta e Spinaci. I cannot recommend this spinach and ricotta masterpiece any better than just telling you to go eat it. It’s divine. 

  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop*

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