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Of course food tastes are going to vary by the individual or family. I tried to make a list where you get a little more for you money than just food. Having some sort of entertainment is an added bonus. But here are 5 must try sit down restaurants for a first timer visiting Walt Disney World.

Ohana’s located at the Polynesian Village Resort.

This is an family style meal where all grilled meats are cooked on long skewers on an open flame consisting of Turkey, Pork and Sirloin.  Side dishes include stir-fired vegatables, fried dumplings and lo mein noodles. Desert is a delicious caramel bread pudding which you will most certainly want seconds of.  Kids will love this place just for the coconut races which happen every hour or so.

Character Breakfast Buffet 

There are several choices to choose from but some of my favorites are Chef Mickeys located at the Contemporary Resort with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald. Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club has Minnie, Donald and Goofy dressed in their bathing suits which gives you more of a relaxed feeling. Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom is a great spot to enjoy breakfast with Winnie the Pooh and Friends. Get an early reservation at 8 AM to experience Main St USA with few guests walking around.  All three choices will have the characters walking around and interacting with guests so everyone will have time for some fun photo ops.

50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This is a fun restaurant to experience with your family. Its a throw back to when you actually had to sit down as a family and eat your whole meal including the vegetables. Sitting in a 50’s inspired kitchen will certainly make the experience more enjoyable. Your going to find typical comfort food on the menu like Meatloaf or Chicken Pot Pie. Be sure to keep your elbows off the table or you could be in big trouble.

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness Resort

This dinner show is a western themed vaudeville act. It takes place in Pioneer Hall located in Fort Wilderness resort. The food is served family style which includes a Salad, buckets of BBQ spare ribs and fried chicken, corn,and baked beans. Price includes
unlimited soda,  beer, wine and sangria as well as coffee and tea.

Biergarten located in the Germany Pavilion in Epcot 

This is a family style buffet that makes you feel like you are in Germany experiencing Oktoberfest. There is live entertainment as well as a dance floor for you or your kids to enjoy the sounds of the oompah band.  Not only can you get liters or beer here but you can enjoy tasty German food like bratwurst, pork schnitzel and spaetzle. Be advised that you may get seated with total strangers at your table.