Big tip of the hat to the Be Our Guest Podcast for this question. They did a show on it the other day (I’m catching back up with pods) and it really got me thinking. So thanks Rikki Niblett for the idea.
Here’s the rules. Pick four Walt Disney World Resort restaurants. They must be on property but can be in-park, at a resort or at Downtown Disney Springs (in transition). They can be counter service, table service or fine dining but no snacks.
What four restaurants would be on your Mount Rushmore of Disney Dining?
In no particular order:
Sanaa - the food was fantastic, the view from the windows was remarkable, the wait staff was warm, friendly and efficient and overall it is on my recommend list and my do again list.
Tusker House “Donald’s Safari Breakfast” - for a WDW buffet, the food is very tasty and unique. We have always had great character interaction and my favorite visual, in all the parks, is with a pre-RD ADR, coming over the bridge from Discovery Island into Africa. The imagineering in Africa always gets me.
The Hollywood Brown Derby - we’ve always had delicious food and great service here. I’ve heard some negative reviews from others but it was our first fine dining experience at WDW and holds a special place for me.
Planet Hollywood - Just kidding.
Columbia Harbor House - I know, its a fairly ordinary counter service but for years it has been our go to in MK. The food is always good, the service quick, the seating area has excellent theming (can someone reprogram Word so that it recognizes theming as a word?!?!), and the view while eating on the bridge is unique.
So, what’s on your Mount Rushmore. Only four, no ties, no honorable mentions.