The Disney Dining Plans continue to be amongst the most popular options that guests add on to their Walt Disney World Resort vacation packages. In order to help both the experienced and the novice Disney World guests get the most value for their money, Only WDWorld has created the Ultimate Disney Dining Plan Value Rankings!
Ranking The Disney World Restaurants By Dining Plan ValueThere are many different ways to rank and categorize the multitude of restaurants on the Walt Disney World Resort property. There are over 70 Table Service (sit down and be waited on) Restaurants alone. We set out to rank all of the Table Service restaurants that accept the Disney Dining Plan in terms of best Value for the customer.
Whether you pay for the Disney Dining Plan or receive it for FREE as part of a promotional package, it is still in your best interest to get the most value for your money. Each Disney Dining Plan (DDP) Table Service credit for an adult (ages 10+) has a monetary value of approximately $37.66 for 2014.
In order to fairly rank the restaurants, we looked at the entire menu of offerings for each restaurant and picked a median range priced entree and dessert for comparison purposes. In most cases you can make the restaurant an even better deal by always selecting the most expensive item on the menu, but in practice entire families rarely do this for every person for every meal during their vacation.
Understanding the Restaurant RatingsThe ranking is on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best value. If you choose a restaurant with a rating of 7 - 10 then you are getting a great deal. These are the restaurants that you want to target for your Disney World Vacations. This means that by using the DDP you are getting more value than you paid for! You should target these restaurants as much as possible during your vacation.
The next category is breaking even, this would be scores of 5 - 6. This is fine. You are getting your money's worth, but no more. Choose these restaurants, if your family would really enjoy eating there, but try to limit them to one or two during your vacation.
The last category is low value (aka losing money) for ranks of 1 - 4. Here you are paying more to eat at these restaurants than you would if you did not use the Disney Dining Plan. In some cases you may pay over $15 more per person. Do not choose these restaurants if you are using the DDP or pay for these out of pocket (OOP) and use your DDP credits during other meals.
Unless stated specifically, the rankings were based upon the Dinner Menu pricing. The Dinner menu is typically the most expensive and the best use of the DDP credits. Choosing to use the DDP at Breakfast or Lunch is usually a losing proposition in terms of Value.
Ultimate Disney Dining Plan RankingsHere is our 2014 Disney Dining Plan Table Service Value Ranking for 69 restaurants that accept the DDP.
|#||Restaurant||Location||Dining Plan Value|
|1||Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall||Epcot||10|
|2||Chefs de France||Epcot||9|
|3||Tutto Italia Ristorante||Epcot||9|
|4||Chef Mickey's||Disney's Contemporary Resort||9|
|5||Crystal Palace||Magic Kingdom||8|
|6||Boma - Flavors Of Africa||Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - JamboHouse||8|
|7||Chip 'N Dale's Harvest Feast At The Garden Grill||Epcot||7|
|11||La Hacienda de San Angel||Epcot||7|
|12||Kouzzina By Cat Cora||Disney's Boardwalk||7|
|13||1900 Park Fare||Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa||7|
|14||'Ohana||Disney's Polynesian Resort||7|
|15||Cape May Café||Disney's Beach Club Resort||7|
|17||Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria||Epcot||6|
|19||San Angel Inn Ristorante||Epcot||6|
|20||The Wave Of American Flavors||Disney's Contemporary Resort||6|
|21||T-Rex Café||Downtown Disney||6|
|22||Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant||Downtown Disney||6|
|23||Portobello Country Italian Trattoria||Downtown Disney||6|
|24||Paradiso 37||Downtown Disney||6|
|25||Liberty Tree Tavern||Magic Kingdom||5|
|26||Fairytale Dining At Cinderella's Royal Table||Magic Kingdom||5|
|27||Shutters at Old Port Royale||Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort||5|
|28||Maya Grill||Disney's Coronado Springs Resort||5|
|29||Whispering Canyon||Disney's Wilderness Lodge||5|
|30||Captain's Grille||Disney's Yacht Club resort||5|
|31||Be Our Guest Restaurant||Magic Kingdom||4|
|32||Yak and Yeti Restaurant||Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park||4|
|33||Rainforest Café||Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park||4|
|34||Big River Grille & Brewing Works||Disney's Boardwalk||4|
|35||The Turf Club Bar & Grill||Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa||4|
|36||Rainforest Café||Downtown Disney||4|
|37||Tony's Town Square Restaurant||Magic Kingdom||3|
|38||Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant||Disney's Hollywood Studios||3|
|39||50's Prime Time Café||Disney's Hollywood Studios||3|
|40||Hollywood and Vine||Disney's Hollywood Studios||3|
|41||Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano||Disney's Hollywood Studios||3|
|42||Tusker House Restaurant||Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park||3|
|43||Sanaa||Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village||3|
|44||California Grill||Disney's Contemporary Resort||3|
|45||Olivia's Café||Disney's Old Key West Resort||3|
|46||Boatwright's Dining Hall||Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort||3|
|47||Kona Café||Disney's Polynesian Resort||3|
|48||Yachtsman Steakhouse||Disney's Yacht Club resort||3|
|49||Planet Hollywood||Downtown Disney||3|
|50||Le Cellier Steakhouse||Epcot||2|
|51||Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room||Epcot||2|
|53||Jiko - The Cooking Place||Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - JamboHouse||2|
|54||Grand Floridian Café||Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa||2|
|55||Narcoossee's||Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa||2|
|56||Citrico's||Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa||2|
|57||Artist Point||Disney's Wilderness Lodge||2|
|58||Fulton's Crab House||Downtown Disney||2|
|59||Wolfgang Puck Grand Café-Dining Room||Downtown Disney||2|
|60||Bongo's Cuban Café||Downtown Disney||2|
|61||Crossroads at House Of Blues||Downtown Disney||2|
|62||The Plaza Restaurant||Magic Kingdom||1|
|63||The Hollywood Brown Derby||Disney's Hollywood Studios||1|
|64||Flying Fish Café||Disney's Boardwalk||1|
|65||ESPN Club||Disney's Boardwalk||1|
|66||Trail's End Restaurant||Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground||1|
|67||Beaches and Cream Soda Shop||Disney's Beach Club Resort||1|
|68||Splitsville Luxury Lanes||Downtown Disney||1|
|69||Ohana - Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch and Friends||Disney's Polynesian Resort||1|