Disney’s BoardWalk: A Guide to Dining at the BoardWalk

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Dining at Disney's BoardWalk

You can’t go on vacation without enjoying some special cuisine and indulging a little, right? Especially when vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort; where dining is part of the experience!

Well, Disney’s BoardWalk has you covered with plentiful options from snacks to fine dining. With its Atlantic City vibes, you’ll find you can satisfy all your cravings, from street food to lavish sit-down restaurants,  Disney’s BoardWalk Resort has Disney dining covered.

Now, we must warn you! We don’t recommend reading this while hungry. So, grab a snack, and let’s talk Disney food!

Quick Service Dining at Disney’s BoardWalk

Quick service is the fast-casual dining option at the Walt Disney World Resort offering budget-friendly dining options that are $14.99 or less per dish.  Options include Counter Service, Fast Casual, Food Trucks, and more.

The BoardWalk Bakery

BoardWalk Bakery
Credit: Donyell Roseboro

Each Disney resort hotel has a Quick Service option for guests to enjoy a fast, casual meal with inexpensive options that are a good bang for your buck and still Disney yummy!

Located at the heart of the BoardWalk, Disney’s BoardWalk Bakery offers just that. You can also enjoy some baked delights that will draw you in from the outside with that classic bakery smell that seeps into the air as you approach the restaurant.

From cupcakes, pastries, and other desserts, to breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, the BoardWalk bakery will tame that rumbly in your tumbly quickly and delightfully!

The BoardWalk Bakery is also the spot where you can pick up and refill your Resort Refillable Mugs that come with the Disney Dining Plans or can be purchased separately. The Resort Refillable Mugs remain active for the length of your stay and can be refilled at any of the Disney Resort Hotels on Property.

Some seating is offered outside of the Bakery. Disney Dining Plans are accepted at this location.

The BoardWalk Pizza Window

BoardWalk Pizza Window
Credit: Disney

Walk right up and enjoy pizza by the slice or order a full pie. This easy and family-pleasing meal will get you fueled up and ready to go back to enjoy the magic!

The menu also includes sandwiches, salads, desserts, and soft drinks. Alcoholic drinking options like beer, wine, and sangria are also available.

Outside seating is available. Disney’s Dining Plans accepted.

The To-Go Cart

Classic carnival food to go with the traditional midway atmosphere, the To-Go cart offers all the favorites! Hot dogs, corndogs, chicken fingers, hamburgers, and more that you can top off with a refreshing milkshake and enjoy while you explore the BoardWalk. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for street performers you might encounter during your visit!

Outside seating is available. Disney’s Dining Plans not accepted at this location.

Related: Inside the Magic of Disney’s BoardWalk

BoardWalk Joe's Marvelous Margaritas
Credit: Disney

ChEARs to some adult-time at Disney! We love enjoying a date-night or a Girl’s night out at Disney’s BoardWalk. BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas is a fun stop for some yummy libations to make your visit a little more grown-up and festive!

With delicious Margaritas and Piña Coladas, and some non-alcoholic versions of these tasty drinks, you’ll be glad you made a pit stop at BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas!

Our favorite is Captain’s Seaside Sensation. It’s basically a DOLE Whip® Pineapple Smoothie topped with Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum. Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of YUM!

Don’t forget the snacks! This kiosk also offers nachos, roasted nuts, and Mickey pretzels!

Disney Dining Plans not accepted.

Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery sign

If you’ve never enjoyed Ample Hills Creamery ice cream, you are missing out! This is our personal favorite ice cream on Disney property! The options are as unique as they are tasty. We’re still trying to choose a favorite but there are too many options to pick from. But no worries. It’s just the reason we need to keep visiting!

With over 18 flavors to choose from, milkshakes, and sundaes galore, you might even want to skip dinner altogether and indulge in one of these treats during your visit!

Our favorite is the create-your-own Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Sundae. Pick up to three flavors and dive into this sky-high sharable treat topped with mounds of whipped cream, your pick of toppings, and a cherry. So tasty!

They also offer pints you can grab and go so you can enjoy in your room or on the go at the parks!

Outside seating is available. Disney Dining Plans are not accepted.

Funnel Cake Cart

Funnel Cake Cart BoardWalk

You can’t visit a carnival without enjoying some funnel cake! The same goes for Disney’s BoardWalk. It will be near impossible to resist this Funnel Cake Cart as you approach it and get pulled in by that yummy and sweet irresistible aroma.

Get your funnel cake fresh ‘n’ hot with optional toppings like ice cream, powdered sugar, or drizzle with chocolate syrup. Yum!

Funnel Cake
Credit: Disney

It is important to note that although this treat is labeled as a snack, Disney Dining Plan credits are not accepted.

Belle Vue Lounge

Belle Vue Lounge
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This lounge located inside the resort hotel is a great spot to unwind. Styled in a very 1930’s era flair, you can enjoy cocktails and board games, and if you visit in the morning, you can get your caffeine fix with some coffee and pastries to get you going!

Table Service Dining at Disney’s BoardWalk

Disney’s Table Service dining category includes restaurants from Character buffets to fine dining options. Reservations are strongly encouraged as these restaurants tend to fill up.

Guests can make advanced dining reservations up to 180-days before their stay by visiting the Disney website and creating a My Disney Experience account.

Pricing varies and ranges between $15 to $59.99 per adult.

There are 4 Table Service Dining locations at Disney’s BoardWalk; a much longer list than what most Disney resort hotels offer. With casual dining options like the ESPN Club to Fine/Signature Dining like Flying Fish restaurant, you’ll likely find something that will suit your plans and satisfy your cravings.

Here are the Table Service options at Disney’s BoardWalk:


Interior of ESPN Club at Disney's Boardwald

Just as the name suggests, this restaurant will get the sports fan in your life doing chest bumps as they enjoy their favorite game while they dine! With classic American pub cuisine, sports entertainment, and shopping you can score a three-pointer at this one-stop destination for sports fans!

Massive Screens throughout the establishment and outside will ensure your sports lover doesn’t miss that special game they have been looking forward to! And while they watch, you can enjoy a yummy meal with the family before you head back to the magic.

This restaurant does accept Disney’s Dining Plan. One Entitlement/Dining Plan Credit Required.

Big River Grille & Brewing Works

Bar area of Big River Grille and Brewing Works at Disney's BoardWalk area
Credit: Disney

Big River Grille & Brewing Works is the only working brewpub at Walt Disney World. This family-friendly microbrewery offers award-winning, handcrafted ales and lagers.

With awesome views of Crescent Lake and floor to ceiling windows that allow guests to watch brewmasters at work while you enjoy American pub classics like loaded nachos, salads, sandwiches, and some tasty plates like this favorite, the Flame-grilled Meatloaf made with ground beef and Italian pork sausage with brown gravy served over white cheddar mashed potatoes with vegetables, you are guaranteed to leave FULL!

Disney’ Dining Plan Credits are not accepted at this location.

Flying Fish Restaurant

Flying Fish exterior sign

This exquisite option for seafood and American cuisine is the perfect spot for a special evening. Get dressed up and hit the town… or Disney’s BoardWalk in this case!

Flying Fish offers beautifully plated appetizers and main entrees that will delight your eyes and your taste buds. With elegant entrée options like the Angus Filet Mignon that is served with asparagus, sweet onion risotto, and truffle sauce, or the Potato-wrapped Red Snapper with Leek Fondue, in a Cassis-Red Wine Reduction, this special meal is a great place to celebrate a special occasion like an anniversary or an engagement!

If you want to splurge, the Tomahawk Rib-Eye for two served with pomme purée and heirloom tomatoes looks delightful. But it will set you back $150, so this option is not on our budget-friendly list. This one is definitely more for those special occasions.

This signature dining restaurant is only open for dinner. Be sure to lock in those dining reservations in advance. You won’t want to miss out on this hidden gem!

This restaurant does accept Disney’s Dining Plan. Two Entitlements/Dining Plan Credits Required.

Trattoria al Forno Restaurant

Trattoria al Forno at Disney's Boardwalk

This delizioso Italian restaurant offers two dining alternatives; a Character Breakfast option and a casual sit-down table service style dinner option without characters.

The Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast features fairy tale couple favorites Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, and Ariel and Prince Eric.

Trattoria Breakfast
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Start your breakfast off with a sharable offering of seasonal fruit and freshly baked pastries for the table. Then, choose your main dish with options like the frittata with roasted red peppers, prosciutto, onions, potatoes and Pecorino Romano cheese, the fluffy buttermilk pancakes with bacon or sausage, or the breakfast calzone with scrambled eggs, cured meat and a blend of cheeses stuffed in an oven-baked dough and served with Sunday gravy. You’ll be so glad you left your tower to try this tasty breakfast!

Bon Voyage Breakfast Pastries

The Disney website describes this restaurant as a “tour of Italy with a tempting array of regional specialties and crowd-pleasing classics. Showcasing an artisanal menu, this warm ‘n’ cozy trattoria celebrates the diversity of Italian cuisine with authentic ingredients and recipes hailing from Milan to Rome.” Doesn’t that sound delicious? Salutí!

Italian wines, signature cocktails, and Italian beers will have you saying chEARs as you enjoy your meal and drinks at this delicious Italian restaurant.

If you’re planning a visit during the holidays, we recommend a Dining Package for the Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays – Candlelight Processional. This guarantees your seating for the show with your meal.

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Currently, you can choose Trattoria al Forno Restaurant as one of the restaurant options for the Dining Package. Always verify the most up-to-date information with the website by visiting this link.

This restaurant does accept Disney’s Dining Plan. One Entitlement/Dining Plan Credit Required for either the Character Breakfast or the dinner option.


AbracadaBar on Disney's Boardwalk

There’s no hocus pocus here, but you might be able to conjure up some cocktails that will make other visitors miss that sleight of hand trick when you make them disappear.

Located right next to Flying Fish Restaurant, AbracadaBar offers a cool, quiet lounge space where you can enjoy sophisticated social club vibes and handcrafted cocktails.

Tables in Wonderland

Enjoy access to a bountiful buffet of dining discounts and benefits at Walt Disney World Resort. Tables in Wonderland is exclusive to Florida Residents, Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members.

Are you a Tables in Wonderland member? Make sure you bring it with you when you visit Disney’s BoardWalk so you can enjoy that discount at select dining locations. Don’t forget you can also enjoy the Tables in Wonderland discount on alcoholic drinks. Also, if you are driving your own vehicle, you can enjoy Valet Parking at no cost when you use your Tables in Wonderland card and show your receipt.

We hope you get to experience the delicious dining you can find at Disney’s BoardWalk! Don’t forget, you don’t have to be staying at this resort to visit. With its convenient location to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Beach & Yacht Club Resorts, and an easy bus ride away from the rest of the resort, visiting Disney’s BoardWalk is totally worth a special trip!

Have you visited Disney’s BoardWalk? Let us know in the comments what your favorite thing to do, or EAT, is when you visit! 

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