The Top Must-Eat-Here-in-2017 Restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort

So here we are, a week into the New Year. Did you make any delicious resolutions yet? How about making a list of all the places you want to eat, drink, and be merry at the Walt Disney World Resort this year? Now THAT seems like the best kind of resolution to make.

Where are you eating this year at Walt Disney World?Where are you eating this year at Walt Disney World?

Last year was an amazing year when it came to dining at Disney World. So many new spots opened in 2016 (many of them in Disney Springs) and we also had some exciting food-related news. So let's check out the top spots you might want to add to your must-dine-at list for 2107.

1. Chef Art Smith's Homecoming Florida Kitchen: This new spot opened in 2016 in Disney Springs and celebrates Southern comfort food with Chef Art Smith's Florida flair. The fried chicken is amazing (according to all reports) and you just gotta try the Shine Cake and the Hummingbird Cake. Check out this recent review from our friends at the Disney Food Blog.

2. Tiffins and Nomad Lounge: In 2016, Disney's Animal Kingdom opened its first signature dining spot, Tiffins, and the adjoining Nomad Lounge. These spots have been on our Disney Dining Bucket List since opening (mainly because we really want to order the whole fried sustainable fish). The Nomad Lounge is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy an afternoon or evening cocktail.

You just gotta get the Hummingbird Cake!You just gotta get the Hummingbird Cake!

3. Frontera Cocina: Disney Springs became the place to be in 2016, if you're a celebrity chef. Rick Bayless joined Art Smith and Iron Chef Morimoto when he opened Frontera Cocina last summer. The menu features dishes inspired by authentic and modern Mexican cuisine. And let's not forget about the margaritas and other cocktails (even one with a black ant rim). We're intrigued!

People Watching cocktail with black ant rim. Do you dare?People Watching cocktail with black ant rim. Do you dare?

4. STK Orlando: Another spot to try this year is STK, the signature dining spot that opened in the summer of 2016 in Disney Springs. The Crispy Rock Shrimp, Little BRGs, and of course steak are all must-try dishes at STK. Dinner at STK is an upscale experience for sure.

5. D-Luxe Burger: This Disney-owned spot is the place to go if you're craving gourmet burgers, fresh cut fries with dipping sauces, and artisanal gelato shakes. The burgers aren't your standard theme park burgers and if you can't decide what dipping sauce you want for the fries, just ask for all six!

Porterhouse for 2 at STKPorterhouse for 2 at STK

6. Magic Kingdom Restaurants Serving Alcohol: In late 2016 it was announced that four restaurants at the Magic Kingdom would start serving alcohol (joining Be Our Guest). The restaurants - Cinderella's Royal Table, Tony's Town Square, Skipper Canteen, and Liberty Tree Tavern - have added beer and wine to their menus that fit with the theme of the restaurant. Sure it goes against the long-held "no alcohol" policy at the Magic Kingdom, but we can't wait to see what it's like!

7. Ample Hills Creamery: We have a serious love of ice cream and we can't wait to check out this new-in-2016 ice cream shop at Disney's BoardWalk. The Disney World location is the only Ample Hills outside of Brooklyn, New York so you know it's special! The ice cream is house-made and features flavors like Malty Salty Pretzel Punch, Baked/Unbaked, PB Wins the Cup, and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. Can't choose just one or two flavors? Choose an ice cream flight!

Ice cream flight from Ample Hills CreameryIce cream flight from Ample Hills Creamery

8.AbracadaBar: This magic-themed bar opened in the summer of 2016 with a backstory about magicians who mysteriously vanished 70 years ago and a menu featuring 'enchanting elixirs.' Drinks include The Conjurita and the Parlor Trick. Non-alcoholic drinks include the Seashore Sweet with cotton candy! If you're looking for a cool spot to relax on the BoardWalk you'll want to check out the AbracadaBar this year.

9. Amorette's Patisserie: This high-end pastry shop in Disney Springs has been wowing guests since mid-2016 with incredible cakes and sweets. The dome cakes are fun and often themed to Disney characters, and you'll also find macarons, cookies, and signature cakes. The sweets are a bit pricey but it's a good splurge. And don't forget to order a glass of champagne or sparkling wine to go with your treat.

Signature mini cake at Amorette's PatisserieSignature mini cake at Amorette's Patisserie

10. New Restaurants Still to Come: This year we're eagerly awaiting the opening of Paddlefish (located in the former home of Fulton's Crab House), Wine Bar George, Planet Hollywood Observatory, and Choza Tequila. The slate of new restaurants coming to Disney World this year pales in comparison (so far) to the number that opened in 2016 but we're still excited to check them out!

What restaurants are you adding to you must-dine-here list for 2017? Let us know in the comments.

Many thanks to the Disney Food Blog for use of their photos.

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 01/13/2017 - 17:41:

Kristen K.'s picture

Reading this made me so hungry!

Phyllis wrote on Tue, 08/31/2021 - 03:31:

Phyllis's picture

New Nike Shoes
Asics Shoes For Women
Nike Outlet
Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro
Goyard Bags
Salvatore Ferragamo Belt
Adidas Outlet
Moncler Jackets
Moncler
Nike Sneakers For Men
Jordan 1 Lows
Pandora Charms
Nike Sneakers Women
Balenciaga Sneakers
Pandora Charms Bracelets
Nike Shoes Women
Cheap Nike Jordan Shoes
Moncler Coat Women
Pandora
Asics Sneakers For Women
Pandora Jewelry Charms
Adidas Canada
Pandora Bracelets
Pandora Bracelets
Womens Basketball Shoes
Pandora Charms
Pandora Jewelry Official Site
Balenciaga Sale
Pandora Jewelry
Cheap Moncler
Ferragamo
Pandora Bracelets
Pandora Jewellery
Nike Shoes Canada
Best Nike Running Shoes
Nike Outlet Store Online Shopping
Moncler Jackets
Moncler Sale
Moncler Outlet
Pandora Outlet
Air Jordan 1 Low
Asics Outlet
Pandora Charms
Ferragamo Belt
Balenciaga Triple S
Pandora Jewelry Store
Pandora Jewelry 70% Off Clearance
Pandora Ring
Jordan 1 Retro
Shoes Ferragamo
Puma Store
Adidas Trainers
Adidas Canada
Wholesale Jordan Shoes From China
Air Max 720
Wholesale Jordans China
New Nike Shoes
Wholesale Jordan Shoes
Jordan 1 Dior
Pandora
Pandora Bracelets
Nike Store
Pandora Jewellery
Jordans 1
Asics Running Shoes For Men
Mens Adidas Shoes
Nike Shoes For Men
Pandora Outlet Online
Cheap Adidas Shoes
Asics Shoes
Jordan 1 High
Yeezy Boost 350 V2
Nike Shoes Women
Pandora Charms
Jordan 1
Pandora Charms
Yeezys
Pandora Jewelry Website
Balenciaga
Pandoras
Pandora Jewelry Outlet
Nike Factory
Yeezy
Adidas
Pandora Outlet
Men's Nike Shoes
Balenciaga Sneakers Outlet
Pandora Jewelry Official Site
Pandora Charms
Nike Store
Nike Shoes
Shoes Nike
NMD R1
Nike Canada
Pandora
Jordan Retro 1
Air Jordan 1 Retro High Og
Pandora Charms
Pandora Charms Outlet
Moncler Outlet
Air Jordan 1 High
Nike Shoes Canada
Pandora Jewelry Bracelets
Adidas Official Website
Jordan Ones
Adidas Running Shoes
Nike Shoes Women
Nike Canada
Balenciaga
Pandora Jewelry Official Site
Nike Outlet Store
Salvatore Ferragamo
Nike Snkrs Canada
Nike Canada Online Shopping
Pandora Jewelry
Pandora Charms
Adidas
Pandora Rings
Adidas Sneakers
Pandora Jewelry
Jordan 1's
Pandora Jewelry Official Site
Pandora
Nike Canada
Pandora Jewelry Official Site
Moncler Jacket For Women
Pandora Jewelry Official Site
Pandora Jewelry
Pandora Jewelry
Pandora Outlet
Asics Outlet Store
Pandora Jewelry Outlet
Asics Kayano
Adidas Clearance
Balenciaga Shoes
Pandora Charms
Pandora Jewelry
Adidas Women's Shoes
Goyard Outlet
Pandora Outlet
Pandora Store
Pandora Charms
Nike Outlet
Adidas Shoes
Adidas Yeezy
Nike Shoes

Rodolfo wrote on Sat, 09/18/2021 - 04:53:

Rodolfo's picture

Moncler Jackets
Nike Outlet
Mens Nike Shoes
Jordan Retros
Air Jordan Shoes For Men
GGDB
Nike Outlet
Pandora
Yeezys
Jordan 8
Air Jordan Retro
Air Jordan 5
Fitflop Shoes
Jordan 6 Rings
Jordans Sneakers
Red Bottoms Shoes
Yeezys
Cheap Jordan Shoes
Valentino Sandals
GGDB Shoes
Fitflops Sale Clearance
Jordan Retro 11
Ferragamo Outlet
Nike Snkrs
Kyrie Irving Shoes
Hermes Birkin
Pandora Jewelry Official Site
Air Jordan 11
Moncler
Nike Shoes
Pandora Jewelry Official Site
Jordans Sneakers
Nike Shoes
Jordan 11 Red
Air Jordan 12
Jordans 13
ECCO
Moncler Outlet
Jordan Retro 11 Mens
Moncler Outlet
Jordan 11's
Pandora Rings Official Site
Air Jordan 6
Louboutin shoes
Air Jordan 4
Huaraches Nike
Pandora
Pandora Jewelry
Louboutin Shoes
Nike Shoes Women
Golden Goose Outlet
Nike Sale
Moncler Store
Pandora Jewelry Official Site
Air Max 95
Adidas NMD
Pandora Rings
Nike Outlet
Moncler Outlet
Yeezy Shoes
Jordan Retro 12
Jordan Shoes
Soccer Shoes
Air Jordan 11
Jordan 11
Women Moncler Vest
Nike Shoes Outlet
Golden Goose Shoes Women
Mid Star Golden Goose
Golden Goose
Win Like 96
Cheap Jordans
Red Bottoms Louboutin
Air Jordan 12
Air Jordan 11s
New Jordans
Air Jordan Sneakers
Retro Jordans
Jordan Retro 6
Jordan Retro 4
Nike Air Force 1
Jordans 4
Yeezy
Air Max 270
Moncler Jacket
Nike Shoes
Pandora Charms
New Jordan 11
Ferragamo Outlet
Jordan 5 Retro
Air Jordan 14
Air Force 1
Nike Air Max 90 Ultra
Adidas Yeezy
Fjallraven Kanken
Red Bottom Shoes
Air Jordan Sneakers
Jordans 11
Adidas NMD R1
James Harden Shoes
New Jordans
Golden Goose Sneakers Women
Nike Air Max 2018
Jordan 12 Retro
Air Jordan Shoes
Pandora
Balenciaga
Golden Goose Sneakers Sale
Golden Goose Factory Outlet
Jordan 1 Retro
Air Jordan
Golden Goose Sneakers Sale
Triple S Balenciaga
Pandora Bracelets
James Harden shoes
Air Jordan 3s
Jordan 9
Air Jordan Shoes
Jordans 11
Nike Outlet Store Online Shopping
Nike Outlet Store Online
Moncler Jackets For Men
Jordan 5
Nike Official
Air Max 98
Nike Air Max
Air Jordan 4 Retro
Jordan 11
Pandora Charms
GGDB Sneaker
Jordan Retro 10
Jordan Retro 3
Pandora Canada
Golden Gooses Sneakers
Adidas Yeezy
Jordans Retro

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. If you have a Gravatar account associated with the e-mail address you provide, it will be used to display your avatar.

More information about formatting options