Favorite Table Service Restaurants for One Credit on the Disney Dining Plan

When you're trying to decide where to make your Advance Dining Reservations for an upcoming trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, it can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many restaurants to choose from and everyone seems to have their favorite, must-visit locations.

Popular Table Service Restaurants for One Credit on the Disney Dining PlanPopular Table Service Restaurants for One Credit on the Disney Dining Plan

And if you'll be using the Disney Dining Plan on your trip, you want to make sure that you're dining at restaurants where you'll get the most bang for your buck. So today we'll check out some of our favorite one-credit restaurants at Disney World.

A favorite spot for breakfast or dinner, Boma at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is always on our must-visit list. The buffet features African-inspired dishes in addition to some standard American fare, so it's a perfect spot for those looking for culinary adventure and those who aren't so adventurous. Plus, Zebra Domes.

Zebra Domes!Zebra Domes!

Another must-try breakfast is the Best Friends Breakfast at 'Ohana in Disney's Polynesian Village. Sure, dinner at 'Ohana is good (dessert is the best part), but breakfast is really good! The breakfast menu features Aloha Juice, a fresh fruit plate, and a family breakfast platter full of eggs, bacon, potatoes, and biscuits. You'll also be served Mickey Waffles and for the kids, Stitch Waffles.

In addition to the "all-you-can-eat" food the Best Friends Breakfast at 'Ohana features Mickey and Pluto, plus Lilo and Stitch! Our friends at the Disney Food Blog love this meal so much that they've added it to their #OnTheList series!

Breakfast Platter at 'Ohana: [body]Breakfast Platter at 'Ohana: [body]

If you're looking for a fun, one-dining-credit meal at the theme parks, we have two favorites. The first is The Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom. This has been a favorite for years and we really recommend breakfast here before the park opens (that way you can walk down the middle of Main Street U.S.A. and get some great photos). Of course, lunch and dinner are also delicious.

A meal at The Crystal Palace is often more about the characters than the food. While we enjoy the buffet, meeting Winne the Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood is always a treat! You'll want to plan for at least an hour here if you want to meet all four characters.

Meeting Piglet at The Crystal PalaceMeeting Piglet at The Crystal Palace

Our favorite one-credit Disney Princess meal is Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot's Norway pavilion. We recommend lunch or dinner here rather than breakfast solely based on the food. We love the Norwegian-inspired cold meats, cheeses, and salads that start the meal and the menu features something for the adventurous and not-so-adventurous. Plus, you'll get to meet several Disney Princesses including Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Aurora, and usually even Cinderella.

Kjottkake at Akershus Royal Banquet HallKjottkake at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

At Kidani Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is a hidden gem table service restaurant that should be on everyone's list (but then it wouldn't be a hidden gem, right?). We're talking about Sanaa, of course. This is one of those rare spots where it is usually easy to get a last-minute Advance Dining Reservation (or even walk up) and the food is incredible.

Favorites here include the Indian Style Bread Service (Naan Bread is a must!) and the Butter Chicken. And the food isn't the only amazing thing about Sanaa - you'll also have a great view of the savanna at Kidani Village. Lunch or dinner with a view!

Butter Chicken is always a must at SanaaButter Chicken is always a must at Sanaa

Over at Disney's Wilderness Lodge you'll find the Whispering Canyon Cafe, and even though ADRs are a bit more difficult to come by here, it's still on our list of favorites. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all delicious and thanks to the entertaining cast members it is a great place for the whole family. Regulars will tell you to ask for ketchup and be sure to request a straw for your LARGE soda. ;-)

Oh and don't forget about the bottomless milkshakes. That's a selling point right there!

Whispering Canyon Cafe SkilletWhispering Canyon Cafe Skillet

If you're looking for a truly magical experience at dinner we suggest getting an ADR for Be Our Guest. Even if you've dined at BOG for breakfast or lunch, you're going to want to try it at dinner. At dinner you'll enter the ballroom, which still takes our breath away every time we dine at BOG. The menu at dinner includes Braised Pork (Coq Au Vin Style), Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops, Grilled Strip Steak, and more.

While the food is delicious, dining at Be Our Guest is almost more about the location than anything else. And at dinner it just seems a little more magical.

The ballroom at Be Our GuestThe ballroom at Be Our Guest

Sticking with the French theme, the final one-credit table service spot on our list is Chefs de France in Epcot's France pavilion. Whether you choose lunch or dinner at Chefs de France you'll be treated to delicious French cuisine in a charming location. We love the Gratin de Macaroni, Beef Short Ribs, and Steak with French Fries (simple yet delicious). And you can't go wrong with Creme Brulee for dessert. We love sitting in the sun room area of the restaurant where you'll get great views of the pavilion.

Steak Frites at Chefs de FranceSteak Frites at Chefs de France

Those are just a few of our favorite table service restaurants where we're happy to use one credit and feel as if we're getting our money's worth. We'd love to hear your go-to locations if you're on the Disney Dining Plan. Leave us a comment and let us know where you like to dine.

What are your favorite table service spots?What are your favorite table service spots?

Many thanks to the Disney Food Blog for use of their photos.

Wendy wrote on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 20:24:

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We are annual passholders & have a few restaurants we eat at almost everytime we go. For a seafood buffet it is always Cape May Cafe for dinner, we just love it. We also enjoy Ohana's for dinner & breakfast at Whispering Canyon. As we use the tables in wonderland & do not do Disney dining plans we find the best bang for your buck buffet is Trails End at fort wilderness. The food is good & the price is more reasonable then other places.

Fiona wrote on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 22:28:

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Teppan edo in Epcot! Fantastic good and entertainment

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