It can be hard to know what to eat on vacation, especially if you’re traveling to a new place. Too often, you see a place that looks good but try it to find that it’s mediocre—or worse. And let’s face it, there are a ton of dining options at Walt Disney World!
So, if you are looking for places to eat on your trip to Disney World look no further. We’ve put together a list of the best restaurants at Disney’s Boardwalk.
Disney’s Boardwalk is a quarter-mile promenade featuring unique dining, shops, and nightlife. It has gorgeous views as it runs along the water, and it’s free to enter; you don’t need a park ticket.
Disney’s Boardwalk Location
The boardwalk is close to EPCOT, so if you’re hungry and in the area, be sure to check it out. All you must do is exit the International Gateway and you’re a short walk from Yacht & Beach Club, Swan & Dolphin, and of course Disney’s Boardwalk Inn.
It’s a great spot and came in handy when we arrived late at the Beach Club Resort. We could just take a short walk over to the Boardwalk and we had a lot of eating options, even at 9pm.
Here’s the best restaurants at Disney’s Boardwalk:
Trattoria al Forno
This casual Italian eatery offers service at both breakfast and dinner. In the morning, you can start your day with poached eggs, buttermilk pancakes, an open-faced omelet, or avocado toast. Or you can try fried calamari, caprese salad, steak, lasagna, and more for dinner. Don’t forget to taste the assortment of Italian desserts and sweets.
Trattoria al Forno has an extensive wine menu to pair with your meal. These wines boast of being completely authentic Italian drinks. The menu features more than 60 items by the bottle and more than 25 by the glass. Also, they offer signature cocktails and Italian beers and sodas on their drink menu.
Check out this restaurant if you’re in the mood for great Italian cuisine!
7:30 am to 11:30 am
Entrée – $14 – $21
Kids Entrée – $7 – $10
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Entrée – $27 – $39
Kids Entrée – $13 – $16
If you’re craving Italian but don’t want to spend time at a sit-down restaurant, the Pizza Window is the option for you! This cute stop on the boardwalk offers Italian salads and pizza. You can order it by the slice or as the whole pie. They also serve soft drinks, sangria, and have their own selection of sweets.
It’s a great place to go for quick and delicious food!
Open Noon to 11pm – Check My Disney Experience for updates.
Slice Pepperoni Pizza – $9.29
Slice Cheese Pizza – $8.79
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
If you’re not in the mood for Italian, you might try Big River Grille and Brewing Works. It’s a microbrewery and restaurant, which provides award-winning beers and fresh takes on American favorites.
You have the option to enjoy the atmosphere inside or take in the view on the waterfront outdoor patio as you eat. You can also watch the brew master craft 5 specialty beers through the restaurant’s big glass windows.
Enjoy foods such as nachos, chips and salsa, sandwiches, grilled chicken, ribs, burgers, and more. Pair one of their menu items with a handcrafted draft, and you won’t be disappointed.
Open 11:00am to 11:00pm
Appetizers – $12 – $17
Soup & Salad – $6 – $18
Sandwiches – $15 – $18
Burgers – $15 – $20
Entrée – $19 – $32
Kids Entrée – $9.50
If you need quick service food but don’t want pizza, the Boardwalk Deli is another great option. Offering overstuffed sandwiches and deli favorites, this restaurant is inspired by delis of the American Northeast.
Try their house-baked bagels, savory warm sandwiches like the Warm Pastrami Reuben, or one of their delicious desserts such as the hand-piped cannoli.
Open 7am to 10pm
Breakfast Entrée – $8.99 – $9.99
Lunch / Dinner Entrée – $9.99 – $12.99
Kids Meal – $6.79 – $7.49
Another great table service option is the Flying Fish. This restaurant boasts of pure epicurean genius in their nostalgic seaside meals.
The Flying Fish prides itself both on its perfect décor and on its menu full of delicious items. They have turned seafood into a fine art.
From your table you can see into the open kitchen and watch their chefs prepare each meal using fresh ingredients.
To go with your dinner, you can choose from their selection of hand-picked wines or their signature cocktails. Top the meal off with one of their seasonal desserts.
This is the most upscale restaurant on the boardwalk. We recommend getting a reservation to secure your spot. And be sure to look at their dress code before you go.
5pm to 9:30pm
Appetizers – $15 – $21
Entrée – $38 – $59
Kids Entrée – $15 – $24
Belle Vue Lounge
While not on the boardwalk, the Belle Vue Lounge is nearby, located upstairs in the Boardwalk Inn. Guests say this bar is classy and comfortable, the perfect place to relax after a long day at the parks.
The lounge is themed after a 1930s sitting room. Here you can enjoy a cocktail in a comfortable chair while a radio plays programs from the 30s, or you can take your drink out on the veranda and enjoy the view. If you’re in need of a rest, this is a wonderful place to do it.
4pm to 12am
Specialty Cocktails, Wine, Sangria, Rum, Whiskey, Beer, & more
Boardwalk Ice Cream
Want to indulge in your sweet tooth? Boardwalk Ice Cream is the way to go. This quick service ice cream parlor features tasty ice cream, sundaes, and milk shakes. Guests say that this is a great place to get out of the hustle and bustle of the parks and grab a treat!
3pm to 11pm
Ice Cream, Milk Shakes, Signature Sundaes
Cake Bake Shop Bakery
Expected to open in 2023, this whimsical bakery is another place sure to meet your cravings. Inside, you’ll see counters lined with one-of-a-kind handmade cakes and French porcelain platters topped with glass domes. Their tasty treats include cookies, French macarons, brownies, dessert bars, pies, and cheesecakes.
Along with the bakery, there will also be a restaurant that serves both savory items and delicious desserts.
Foodie Thoughts on the Boardwalk
Well, there you have it. That’s our list of the 8 best places to eat at Disney’s Boardwalk. This is a great area to stroll through and partake in some delicious dining during your next trip to Disney World. The boardwalk is located near EPCOT, the perfect place to grab something on your way in or out or take a break from the park’s crowds.
If having a lot of food options is on your top priority for choosing a Walt Disney World Resort, the Boardwalk Inn may be for you!
There are plenty of options at the boardwalk and many of the restaurants have choices for those with dietary needs. You’ll be sure to find something to fit your needs and preferences. Check out Disney’s Boardwalk and have a great time at Disney World!