Magic Kingdom has some great restaurants that serve some great dinners.

Be Our Guest and Liberty Tree Tavern are two of the best Magic Kingdom restaurants for dinner, but there are plenty of other great options too.

We’ll give you all the information you need to find a great meal without the stress of figuring it all out by yourself.

Ranking the Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants for Dinner

#1  Be Our Guest Restaurant

be our guest restaurant
  • $39 to $67
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • Beauty and the Beast themed dining
  • French-inspired menu
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed
  • Character dining

Our first choice for a dinner at Magic Kingdom is Be Our Guest Restaurant. And, in our opinion, it’s a restaurant that’s in a league of its own at Magic Kingdom. Not only is it our favorite dinner spot, but it also won top pick in both our Top 10 Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants for Lunch and our Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants for Adults lists. It’s an incredibly detailed recreation of the Beauty and the Beast castle and offers a strong menu full of French-inspired dishes.

The Food

Compared to Disney World resorts or to Epcot, Magic Kingdom doesn’t stack up quite as well in the food department. Not that there isn’t good food at Magic Kingdom. It just isn’t as massively impressive as some other areas of WDW. That’s part of the reason that Be Our Guest was such a welcome addition to the park.

The menu at Be Our Guest is far and away the best at Magic Kingdom with a lot of great entrees. True to the Beauty and the Beast theme, most of the entrees are French-inspired.

Dinners were originally served a la carte when the restaurant first opened, but they’ve switched to a Prix Fixe style for all meals.

Starters for the multi-course prix fixe menu include French onion soup, Duck and Pork Terrine, and even Escargot (our favorite). Main course options consist of entrees like Grilled Filet Mignon, Trout Amandine, Dry-Aged Duroc Pork Chop, and more.

Desserts are always good at Be Our Guest and Beauty and the Beast fans won’t want to miss out on the famous “Grey Stuff’ dessert.

The Setting

As good as the food may be, Be Our Guest’s most impressive feature is its setting. The restaurant’s atmosphere is especially good at dinnertime. The castle is beautifully lit in the evening and definitely delivers on setting the stage for a classic Disney dining experience. Dinner is also the only time that guests have the opportunity to meet The Beast.

During your meal, the Beast (your host) will make an appearance and greet each dining room randomly throughout the night. This is a great touch to dinner, allowing you to conveniently get photos with one of Disney World’s best characters.

The dining areas are split into three rooms: The Grand Ballroom, The West Wing, and The Castle Gallery.

  • The Grand Ballroom is the largest room. It’s a perfect recreation of the famous ballroom in which Belle and The Beast share their iconic first dance. The Ballroom is beautifully designed, with high, painted ceiling and giant windows that simulate a wintery scene outdoors.
  • The next room, The West Wing, is our favorite room. It’s much darker than The Grand Ballroom and has a distinctive eeriness. You’ll also find the Enchanted Rose in this room, along with some special effects that present themselves periodically.
  • The last room is The Castle Gallery. It’s a recreation of Belle’s private library. It’s the most lackluster of the three, but it does have a pretty cool statue of Belle and The Beast in the center of the room.
The Verdict

Be Our Guest is our favorite restaurant at Magic Kingdom and dinner here is a must for every family visiting the park. The food is much better than almost everything else inside the park and the setting is unmatched. The attention to detail displayed by the restaurant is downright impressive, from the castle gates to indoor special effects.

Reservations here are extremely popular, so it’s a good idea to book your dinner here as far in advance as humanly possible. You won’t want to take the risk of finding a last minute reservation, as they are few and far between.

Don’t worry though- it’s totally worth the trouble of finding a reservation. There’s something here for everyone to like, kid or adult. It’s so highly recommended in our book, it tops the charts of most of our lists, including our giant 110 Things to Do in Walt Disney World.

#2  Cinderella’s Royal Table

  • $47 to $79
  • Counts as 2 Table Service Credits
  • Disney Princess themed dining
  • American-style menu
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed
  • Character dining

A dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table is definitely the most “grand” dinner experience that Magic Kingdom has to offer. No surprise, as the restaurant is located inside Disney World’s defining feature, Cinderella Castle. It’s also the only true fine-dining establishment inside Magic Kingdom, though Be Our Guest’s dinner menu would also qualify. The food is always very good and the atmosphere is outstanding.

The Food

Cinderella’s Royal Table’s here is significantly more upscale than all others inside the Magic Kingdom park. That upscale food is fitting for a restaurant located inside the Disney castle. Dinner is served in a multiple-course, prix fixe fashion.

The first course offers a selection of meats, soup, or salad offerings.

The main course comes next. It has a number of very good entrees like Parisian Gnocchi, Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, fish, chicken, and more. The pork is one our of personal favorites. The beef is also always good.

The final course is obviously dessert. All of the desserts are good, but there are two standouts. Our favorite is The Clock Strikes Twelve, a dark chocolate mousse with dark chocolate ganache and raspberry coulis. Our second favorite is the Jaq and Gus, an amaretto cheesecake with an almond crust, peaches, and hibiscus meringue.

The Setting

The setting at Cinderella’s Royal Table is absolutely its number one draw. It doesn’t matter if you’re a small child or an adult, the idea of having dinner inside Cinderella Castle is intriguing. That’s why it’s on our list of 30 Magic Kingdom Tips & Secrets as the top character dining experience in the park.

You’ll start off being led to a room where you’ll meet Cinderella herself in front of the castle hearth and have a chance to get some photos.

After that, you’ll be led up the spiral staircase to the dining area. It’s a very impressive room, with high ceilings, stained glass windows, and large flags hung from the rafters. It’s not too big or too small and is just the right size to maintain a balance of a grand but intimate dinner.

During your meal, the most famous Disney princesses will visit your table. Kids will love getting the chance to meet each princess in a quieter, more private setting than what’s typical inside the park. Parents will love that the princesses come to you in the comfort of your dining table, rather than you having to walk around the park and wait for hours to meet them in their normal locations.

The Verdict

Whether you’re a first-time Magic Kingdom visitor or a seasoned regular, a dinner at Cinderella’s Royal table is something that everyone should experience at least once. The food is also better than almost all other Magic Kingdom restaurants.

Yes, it’s expensive, but it makes for a unique memory and some great photos, especially for children. It’s a must-visit for anyone with kids that are excited about meeting princesses. Cinderella’s Royal Table is also the Magic Kingdom restaurant for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.

Reservations are very, very hard to come by, so get this one as early as possible. It’s very common for people to start booking their tables 180 days in advance, so take advantage of the booking system as soon as you’re within your window. Also, be prepared to prepay the full balance of your dinner, as this is required for all reservations. You can get a refund as long as you cancel within a certain amount of time before your reservation. Always check with Disney directly to confirm this cancellation window, but it’s typically 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

#3  The Crystal Palace

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  • $38 to $59
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • Large buffet
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed

The Crystal Palace is one of the most classic restaurants at Magic Kingdom. It’s in one of Disney World’s most beautiful buildings, has a very large buffet, and includes character dining with Winnie the Pooh and friends for all meals.

The Food

The menu at Crystal Palace changes often, but always includes a ton of good options. It’s never going to be the most exciting assortment, but it’s always good, especially for a buffet. The salad bar is exquisite. There’s always lots of chicken, steak, and fish. Plenty of kid-friendly items. And, of course, enough desserts to sink a battleship.

The Setting

The Crystal Palace has one of the most quintessentially classic “Magic Kingdom” buildings. It was designed to emulate 19th-century Victorian greenhouses. Almost everything is pure white and glass abounds. There’s a high atrium in the middle of the restaurant, letting in a lot of natural light during daylight hours. It really is an impressive building, much different than anything you’d find in an average theme park.

Adding to the experience, Winnie the Pooh and the rest of the gang will individually visit your table over the course of dinner. Every day at The Crystal Palace is a “Friendship Day” celebration. It’s a good chance for your party to meet some classic Disney characters from the comfort of your table.

It’s important to note that this is the only table-service restaurant with the best view of Cinderella Castle for Happily Ever After fireworks. Keep this in mind while booking – you won’t necessarily be able to view the fireworks from your table inside the restaurant, but you’ll be able to see them from the front porch of the Crystal Palace.

The Verdict

The Crystal Palace is a classic Magic Kingdom favorite. The food won’t blow you away, but it’s always very good for a buffet. It’s a great choice for large parties. The massive amount of food makes it so that you won’t have to worry at all about whether or not everyone can find something they’ll enjoy.

The building alone creates a pleasant experience, but the Winnie the Pooh character dining really helps make it all complete, especially for young children.

Bring your camera and a strong appetite. Crystal Palace is very popular, so early reservations are a must. If you can’t find dinner reservations on the desired day, try booking breakfast instead. We rank it high on our Best Magic Kingdom Breakfasts. Crystal Palace is one of the only breakfast reservations that allows you to come into the park earlier than everyone else, getting your day off to the right start.

#4  Liberty Tree Tavern

magic kingdom liberty tree tavern
  • $20 to $40
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • Colonial American themed dining
  • Thanksgiving-style menu
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed

Liberty Tree Tavern is one of our favorite Magic Kingdom restaurants all-around. We give it especially high marks at dinnertime for its “Patriot’s Platter”, a smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving foods.

The Food

Our favorite thing about Liberty Tree Tavern is undoubtedly the food. There are very few places that offer a year-round Thanksgiving feast and Liberty Tree Tavern just happens to be one of them.

The best option is the Bill of Fare, an all-you-can-eat collection of salad, pot roast, turkey, and roasted pork. Herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and seasonal vegetables for the sides. Last, a Vanilla Toffee Cake finishes the meal off. Every part of this meal is all-you-can-eat, so you can eat as much as you’d like.

The vegetarian option is called the Tavern Keeper’s Fest and comes with a different salad, impossible meatloaf and the famous Johnny Appleseed Cake for dessert.

If you’re still hungry, simply ask your server for more of any item on the menu. We always end up ordering at least one more plate of the pot roast and one more plate of the herb stuffing.

The Setting

Liberty Tree Tavern’s setting is surprisingly fun. It’s 100% themed after Colonial America. Each room of the restaurant is divided up and themed for important American historical figures. The serving staff also takes part in the theme, each one dressing the part of a colonist. It’s a cool change-up from typical Disney themes.

The Verdict

If you love Thanksgiving food and are ready for a slightly different Disney dining experience, Liberty Tree Tavern is perfect. Even though it’s not your grandma’s homecooked Thanksgiving meal, Liberty Tree’s offerings are great. A meal here is also a fun way to take a break from common Disney themes.

Reservations are easier to get here than they are for the first three restaurants listed, but you should still try to get them as far in advance as possible. They can still fill up quickly.

#5  Tony’s Town Square

Tony's Town Square Restaurant
  • $30 to $50 per adult
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • Italian menu
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed
  • Beer and wine available

Tony’s Town Square is the place to go if you’re craving a dinner full of Italian favorites at Magic Kingdom. It’s also a more affordable option than the other restaurants on this list.

The Food

Spaghetti, lasagna, fettuccine, chicken parmigiana- you get the picture. Tony’s menu is full of familiar Italian family favorites. There are also plenty of chicken, steak, and fish dishes. Desserts are also plentiful, with tiramisu, cannolis, gelato, and more. It’s all good food with large portions, making it a better value than many other Magic Kingdom table-service restaurants.

The Setting

Tony’s is one of the first places you’ll come to upon entering Magic Kingdom. It’s located at the very front of Main Street, U.S.A. and shares the same Main Street theme.

The restaurant has a bit of Lady and the Tramp mixed into its theme and is supposed to represent that restaurant from that film. There’s even a large Lady and the Tramp fountain inside the building. The whole place feels like a traditional Italian eatery, but with a classic Disney feel.

The Verdict

Tony’s Town Square is awesome from a moderately-priced Magic Kingdom dinner made up of Italian staples. The menu is very large and includes plenty of variation. Picky eaters should have an easy time finding something to eat here. The restaurant’s location also makes it a super convenient choice, being inside one of the first buildings you’ll encounter in the park.

We definitely recommend Tony’s to anyone who wants a more familiar dinner at Magic Kingdom. In our opinion, it’s one of the park’s best table-service values for the amount of food available since the portions are large.

Just like most table-service restaurant in the park, reservations can fill up fast. Tony’s isn’t as hard to book as some others, but it’s still in high demand.

#6  Jungle Navigation Co LTD Skipper Canteen

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  • $30 to $45
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • A combination of Asian, African, and Latin cuisine
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed

Jungle Navigation Co LTD Skipper Canteen is one of the newest and most unique restaurants at Magic Kingdom. The quirky theme of the restaurant is taken directly from the Jungle River Cruise ride.

The Food

Without a doubt, the Skipper Canteen has the most interesting menu of any Magic Kingdom restaurant. The food on the menu all represents the Jungle River explorations. For example, appetizers include Asian noodles, corn pancakes, and falafel. There are few places you can get that kind of variety.

There are always tons of entrees. Whole fried fish, Berber-spiced lamb chops, and Thai noodles are some of our favorites. There are also several large soups and salads that make for a great dinner.

The Setting

The atmosphere definitely matches the menu here. The Skipper Canteen takes all of the quirkiness of the Jungle River cruise and turns it up a notch. The interior is filled with curious, exploration-themed decor, and each room has a different general theme.

The servers are really what make the experience here. They communicate exclusively in that awkward Jungle River Cruise fashion Disney fans all know and love. The whole dining experience is by far the most lighthearted of any at Magic Kingdom.

The Verdict

A dinner at Jungle Navigation Co LTD Skipper Canteen is perfect for Magic Kingdom guests that are tired of boring food. Picky eaters might not enjoy it quite as much, but adventurous eaters will love it.

The menu is large and has a ton of variety. This is one of the few places that you can get so many international foods in one Disney World restaurant.

Reservations were easier to come by in the past, but seem to be picking up in popularity. Again, it’s always good to get any Magic Kingdom dinner reservations as far in advance as possible, but the Skipper Canteen is often a good backup option for a more last-minute reservation.

Also, it’s worth saying that the interactive, quirky serving staff make this restaurant fun for the right guests, but probably not as much fun for diners who are tired or are in a bad mood. This one is less for relaxing and more for having an entertaining, interesting dinner.

Ready for Dessert?

If you finish with dinner and are ready for dessert, you’ll also appreciate our guide to the best ice cream desserts at Magic Kingdom.

Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants for Dinner.