The Best Restaurants on the Disney Boardwalk are often somewhat elusive. This still fairly secret part of Walt Disney World has loads of resorts, shops and more. But what about the food? Is it worth the walk through the International Gateway from Epcot to go investigate the dining options on Boardwalk? Short answer. YES! Here’s our favorites! And some not so favorites.
Disney Boardwalk Restaurants We RECOMMEND
The Disney Boardwalk combines an old school Atlantic City 194’s boardwalk charm with all things nostalgic. There’s an ice cream shop an italian place with pizza window, even a sports bar to help you feel like you’re on vacation at the seaside.
Trattoria al Forno
- Where: Disney Boardwalk
- Views: Vintage Italian
- Theme: Italian
- Character Dining: Optional: The Bon Voyage Breakfast is character themed in one part of the restaurant but regular dining is available all day.
- Food: Italian multi-course meals with antipasti, entrees and desserts.
We Recommend it Because:
Amazing high quality food, delicious at budget prices. What’s not to love? The breakfast menu comes with unique egg dishes, calzones and parfaits. And you can expect regular Italian fare and wood fired pizzas for other meals. This is one of our favorite breakfast spots on the Boardwalk for a nice sit down place to eat, and if you’re looking for something a little elegant for dinner, Trattoria al forno works for that too.
Disney Boardwalk Restaurants that ALMOST MADE THE LIST
Boardwalk Bakery: This sidewalk bakery is lovely and often has some amazing cupcake or cake that is unique to the Boardwalk Bakery. This place gets on our “Almost” list because the queue/ service/ layout of the place is somewhat compromised. Often there is a line, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But, it also tends to be difficult to grab coffee refills, as this is also a refill station for your resort mug. Personal experiences so far have been wrong orders, forgotten items that we ordered and us charged wrong. In general though, apart from those issues, the food is usually pretty great.
Disney Boardwalk Restaurants On Our List TO TRY
- Big River Grille and Brewing Works
- Flying Fish
Disney Boardwalk Restaurants YOU CAN SKIP
Hurricane Hannas: Hurricane Hannas is technically the waterside bar belonging to the Yacht Club. We like it because it has our favorite Gold Peak Tea and vegetarian options. But, the food is a little spicy and not really themed properly to the resort or Boardwalk. When we got our last meal, most of it went uneaten due to it being overcooked, undercooked, or too heavily spiced for the portion size. With standard burgers, fries and falafel you think this would be easy to get right. We’ll give it a second chance, but for right now this stays on our “you can skip” list.
The Best Restaurants on The Disney Boardwalk
That’s our lineup of everything we’ve tried so far on the Disney Boardwalk. Know you can also grab food at the ESPN bar if you’re just looking for your standard American Fare. While we’ve heard the food is pretty good, we’re two girly girls and a teen, so we have yet to foray into the sports bar scene. What are your favorite places to eat on the Disney Boardwalk?