If you don’t think adults can enjoy Magic Kingdom restaurants, guess again! There are plenty of Magic Kingdom restaurants that grownups will love, from Be Our Guest to Cinderella’s Royal Table.

We’ll tell you about the best Magic Kingdom restaurants for adults, so you can spend less time researching and more time enjoying the park.

Ranking the Best Adult-Friendly Magic Kingdom Restaurants

We’ll focus mainly on table-service restaurants. They all will typically require reservations for a sit-down dining experience.

Be Our Guest Restaurant

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  • $15 to $35 per adult breakfast and lunch
  • $35 to $60 per adult dinner
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • Beauty and the Beast Themed Dining
  • French-inspired menu
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed
  • Beer and wine available
  • Character dining

Be Our Guest is our top choice for the best Magic Kingdom restaurant for adults. The iconic Beauty and the Beast castle setting and great food give this one a pretty sizable lead. It’s also one of the only restaurants that are both quick-service and table-service- breakfast and lunch are both quick-service, while dinner is table-service only.

The Food

Many Magic Kingdom restaurants can be a bit lackluster when it comes to their menu. That’s not the case with Be Our Guest. Disney went above and beyond what’s typical for food inside the park when creating the menu for this restaurant.

Breakfast here is nothing earth-shattering, but it’s definitely a step up from other Magic Kingdom quick-service. Starting with assorted pastries are good for sharing with the table prior to your meal. For your main breakfast course, you’ve got some solid options like bacon and egg sandwiches and quiches. The Croque Madame (a traditional French ham, egg, and cheese sandwich) is one of the most popular items for a Be Our Guest breakfast and is our favorite.

Even though we like breakfast here, the food gets noticeably better for lunch. Coq au Vin style pork, French dip sandwiches, and a selection of high-quality salads are the top lunch choices, the pork being especially good. Dinner is where the restaurant really starts to shine. Since opening, the Be Our Guest dinner menu has been a typical a la carte. This will change starting July 2018 and will now offer a prix fixe three-course meal.

The first course is an appetizer such as Escargot, charred octopus, assorted meats and cheeses or French onion soup.

Course number two will include a variety of French classics like a seafood bouillabaisse, filet mignon, poulet rouge chicken, lamb chops, Kurobuta pork tenderloins, and more.

Finishing up, Be Our Guest desserts are always top notch and are usually of a wide variety. The famous “The Grey Stuff” dessert is fun for anyone who is a fan of the Beauty and the Beast films.

Also, adults will be more than happy with the list of specialty beers and wine served.

The Setting

Whether you’re a kid or an adult, you’ll be impressed by Be Our Guest’s setting. It’s arguably the most impressive individual restaurant building on the Disney Property. You’ll start off by checking in at the station in front of the restaurant’s bridge. Once your group is ready to be seated, you’ll walk across the bridge and enter the large castle that contains the restaurant.

If you’re visiting for dinner, you’ll get the unique opportunity to meet Beast before you’re seated. He’s got his own room that you’ll be escorted to for pictures.

There are three dining rooms within Be Our Guest: The Grand Ballroom, The West Wing, and The Castle Gallery.

  • The Grand Ballroom is the largest and the most recognizable for Disney fans. It’s a perfect recreation of the ballroom made famous by Belle and Beast’s dance scene in the original Beauty and the Beast movie. It even has large windows that simulate the weather outdoors.
  • The West Wing is modeled after the Beast’s private room and contains the Enchanted Rose. It’s significantly darker than the other rooms by design and has some special effects built in. We love the darker feel to this room and the effects, but guests who like a brighter, more cheery dining experience will probably have a better time in the other rooms.
  • The Castle Gallery is the last room and is modeled after Belle’s personal library. This room is less detailed and less interesting than the other two, so we recommend avoiding it if you have the choice.
The Verdict

Be Our Guest is a restaurant that could have easily phoned-in the food after producing such an extraordinary setting. Thankfully, it created a full dining experience that matches the attention to detail found in the building itself. The menu is full of foods that appeal most to an adult palate, especially with many of the more traditionally French items.

The upscale beer and wine options also do a lot to make it a complete experience. All of these things make it our first recommendation for adults looking for a perfect meal at Magic Kingdom.

The only downside is that reservations can be very hard to come by. If you want to guarantee a spot, make sure to book your table far in advance. Last minute reservations are hard to get, but aren’t impossible. Your best bet is to just keep checking the times and hope something pops up.

Also…

If you plan on going to Epcot, make sure to check out our guide to our 13 Best Epcot Restaurants for Adults.

Cinderella’s Royal Table

  • $45 to $65 per adult breakfast and lunch
  • $65 to $80 per adult dinner
  • Counts as 2 Table Service Credits
  • American-style menu
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed
  • Beer and wine available
  • Character dining

Cinderella’s Royal Table is the most expensive and most prestigious of Magic Kingdom restaurants. Though it’s an unforgettable experience for kids, it’s also a great experience for adults who want to enjoy fine-dining inside that legendary castle.

The Food

Even though the food is almost never the primary reason for making a reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table, it’s actually very good. CRT is really the only true fine-dining option at Magic Kingdom.

All meals are served prix fixe, so you can always expect a multi-course meal. Breakfast starts off with assorted pastries and then gives you a choice of entree. The beef tenderloin and egg makes for a delicious, hearty breakfast. Shrimp and grits or a baked quiche are two of our other favorites and are slightly lighter options.

Just like at Be Our Guest, we prefer lunch and dinner over breakfast here.

The menu for lunch and dinner is the same at CRT, so you can pick whichever meal you want without fear of missing out on a particular menu. Our favorite way to start lunch or dinner here is with a charcuterie plate.

The main courses at CRT are pretty agreeable for all tastes and are anchored by a handful of beef, chicken, pork and fish dishes. The beef tenderloin is always a great choice and is our pick, along with the pork shank.

The dark chocolate mousse and the amaretto cheesecake are definitely the best desserts.

The Setting

This is the real reason everyone books Cinderella’s Royal Table. Because who doesn’t want to dine inside the real-deal Disney World castle? This restaurant lives up to its prime location. You’ll start with a photo op with Cinderella herself before you take the winding staircase up to the dining area.

The entire interior is almost just as impressive as the castle’s exterior. Regal accents abound and go well with the high ceilings and ornate windows.

You’ll also have the chance to get some pictures with all of the Disney princesses as they make their way from table to table. Regardless of whether or not this is a priority for adult guests, it can always be a fun touch to a Disney vacation.

The Verdict

You may be surprised that we included Cinderella’s Royal Table as a good restaurant choice for adults, but it really does provide a surprisingly great experience. It’s definitely not a cheap meal, but it’s a good one.

Obviously, it being the only fine-dining establishment in Magic Kingdom wins it some points, but as we already stated, that’s not the primary draw. Sitting down for a meal inside the castle is something special.  We think that any Disney fan should have at least one meal here, so we recommend this one even more to first time Disney World guests.

Reservations are very hard to come by and are always in high demand. The dining area isn’t as large as you would probably imagine, which is great for the experience but not-so-great for extra reservation room. CRT reservations are also unique in that they require full payment upon booking.

Make sure to double check when making your reservation, but you typically can get a full refund as long as you cancel more than 48 hours prior to your reservation time.

Liberty Tree Tavern

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  • $15 to $35 per adult lunch and dinner
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • Colonial American theme
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed
  • Beer and wine available

If you’ve ever had a craving for a Thanksgiving meal on a day that wasn’t Thanksgiving, you’re in luck. Liberty Tree Tavern serves an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving-style meal year round.

The Food

The menu here is as American as it gets. Lunch has a handful of a la carte items like a burger or fish and chips, but the all-you-can-eat platter is what you’ll want to order here.

The Patriot’s Platter is made up of roasted turkey breast, pork, and pot roast, with sides of mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, herb stuffing, and vegetables. Sure, it’s not homemade in your grandma’s kitchen, but there aren’t very many places you can find that kind of meal any day of the year.

Everything is served all-you-care-to-enjoy, so you can order an infinite amount of anything on the platter. The pot roast is really, really good, so we’re betting that’s what you’ll be ordering more of.

Liberty Tree also serves a selection of Sam Adams beer to complete a good American meal.

The Setting

Liberty Tree is famous for its colonial American theme, which is immediately evident from the moment you walk through the doors. The whole interior is decked out with colonial decorations and art. The wait staff is also historically accurate, wearing colonial garb exclusively. The whole theme is executed very well without being too much.

The Verdict

This is one of our favorite places to dine at Magic Kingdom, regardless of age. Liberty Tree Tavern has just the right amount of colonial American kitsch to create a unique atmosphere without being too over-the-top.

The menu is the real draw though and it’s a lot of fun to go eat a full Thanksgiving meal any time of the year.

Reservations here are easier to come by than Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Royal Table, but it’s still a good idea to reserve a table as far in advance as possible.

Tony’s Town Square

  • $15 to $35 per adult lunch and dinner
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • Italian menu
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed
  • Beer and wine available

Tony’s Town Square is a Magic Kingdom staple. It’s not fancy, but it’s also not a quick-service burger joint. It’s always a reliable choice for good Italian family meals.

The Food

The menu at Tony’s is built around quintessential Italian-American fare. Spaghetti, ravioli, fettuccine alfredo, etc. You get the picture. Everything here is simple but good. Tiramisu, gelato, and cannolis are all there too, so you’ll be able to get your fill of classic Italian desserts with some coffee or espresso.

The Setting

Tony’s Town Square is right in the middle of Main Street USA, so you’ll definitely get the classic Magic Kingdom vibe. The restaurant is intended to draw from the Lady and the Tramp film, so you’ll see a handful of things alluding to that, such as the themed fountain in the restaurant.

The Verdict

If you want a classic meal in a classic Magic Kingdom environment, Tony’s is a great place to eat. It’s not too expensive and not too cheap, making it a good mid-range restaurant. There’s probably not any one item on the menu that will blow you away, but there’s plenty of good food here to make sure that you’re satisfied.

A meal at Tony’s is also a faster alternative to the prior table-service restaurants we’ve listed. This makes it a good choice for adults who’d rather spend more time exploring the park than sitting in a restaurant.

Reservations are also easier to come by here than many other Magic Kingdom restaurants. Even so, reservations can still go quick, so try not to wait until the last minute to book.

Extras: The Best Quick-Service Restaurants for Adults

For adults who’d rather not make a reservation for a longer sit-down Magic Kingdom meal, there are a handful of good quick-service restaurants.

  • If you just want a quick dessert/snack, Aloha Isle is the place to go. This quick-service stand sells the fabled Dole Whip, a pineapple soft-serve dessert. It’s a rite of passage for Disney faithful and is a must-have.
  • For a quick cheap meal, we recommend Columbia Harbor House or Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. Columbia Harbor House is good for fried fish, lobster rolls, or grilled fish. Cosmic Ray’s is good for burgers, BBQ, or chicken and some animatronic musical entertainment.
  • Casey’s Corner is the top choice for a quick all-American hot dog.
  • Sleepy Hollow is great for getting a more unique quick meal. It has a few different waffle-based items such as a chicken and waffle or fruit and waffle sandwich. The pretzel dog is also good.

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