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Where to Find Thanksgiving Dinner (Or a Turkey Leg) at Disney World

by Mommy Frog on November 3, 2015

Thanksgiving dinner at Disney World - Mickey and Minnie

This Thanksgiving, thousands upon thousands of you will descend upon Disney World for some quality family bonding. While Thanksgiving is a relatively low-key theme park affair, Thanksgiving dinner at Disney World is not! So while the parks will already be decked in their holiday decorations, you will find special Thanksgiving dining options at all of the parks.

Listed below are the restaurants that will offer special holiday menus this Thanksgiving at Disney World. They include roasted turkey breast with all the trimmings PLUS ...

... Norwegian meatballs and pan-seared salmon at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

... poppy seed lavash, house-made naan, and apple-cranberry achar at Sanaa

... roasted heirloom beets with candied walnuts and mulled apple cider at Artist Point

... and many other unique dishes.

At this point, only a handful of restaurants have reservations available Thanksgiving Day, although there are more options for lunch. If you cannot snag an Advance Dining Reservation, don't fret! Keep trying in the days leading up to your visit, especially in the two or three days leading up to Thanksgiving and as families have plans change and don't want to incur the reservation penalty. Cancellations do happen! Even if they don't, you can ask about availability at the restaurant directly. We've put asterisks next to those restaurants that have a better chance of walk-up availability.

Thanksgiving dining options at Disney World:

Epcot (lunch and dinner)

Magic Kingdom

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney World Resort Hotels

  • Artist Point and Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney's Wilderness Lodge*
  • Boatwright's Dining Hall at Port Orleans Resort - Riverside*
  • California Grill and The Wave ... of American Flavors* at Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club Resort*
  • Captain's Grille and Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney's Yacht Club Resort
  • Citricos, Grand Floridian Cafe, Narcoossee's and Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • End Zone Food Court at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort (no reservation needed!)
  • Flying Fish Cafe* and Trattoria Al Forno* at Disney's BoardWalk
  • Jiko - The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
  • Mickey's Backyard Thanksgiving Feast and Trail's End Restaurant at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Olivia's Cafe at Disney's Old Key West Resort
  • Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom - Kidani Village Resort
  • Shutters at Old Port Royale at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort*
  • The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa*

Disney Springs Restaurants

Where to find turkey legs, possibly the next best thing to Thanksgiving dinner at Disney World

Thanksgiving dinner at Disney World - turkey leg

The Frog Family always likes to have a back-up plan, so here’s a list of where you can get one of those delicious smoked turkey legs in each of the Disney World parks:

Magic Kingdom® Park: Cool Ship (Tommorrowland® Area), Gaston's Tavern (roasted pork shank in New Fantasyland® Area)

Epcot®: Fife & Drum (America Pavilion)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®: Toluca Turkey Legs (Sunset Boulevard); if Toluca Turkey Legs is closed try Fairfax Fare next door

Gotta run ... all of this talk of Thanksgiving dinner is making me hungry! Be sure to check out our Disney World Thanksgiving Survival Guide. You definitely need a plan if you're gearing up for the holiday crowds!

Related: A Mickey-Inspired Thanksgiving Craft for Your Little Turkey

Hoppy Thanksgiving!

Mommy Frog

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Ashley Nov 18, 2013 at 12:14 a.m.

mmmmm...the Pilgrim's Feast at Liberty Tree Tavern...mmmmm! So yummy! I'd have that! Great tips and info!

renee moceri Jul 29, 2015 at 10:11 p.m.

my family is coming in for a wedding thanksgiving weekend we are wondering where would be the best sit down thanksgiving dinner at disney world we are staying at fort wilderness camp ground in the cabins

FrogBlog Aug 5, 2015 at 11:33 a.m.

Hi Renee,

Fort Wilderness has a couple of great options right there. There is a special version of Mickey's Backyard BBQ called Mickey's Backyard Thanksgiving Feast that could be a lot of fun for families and a variety of age groups. Trail's End Restaurant is also at Fort Wilderness and has a delicious buffet as well.

My other pick would be Raglan Road if it's an adult crowd. They usually serve a Thanksgiving special for $28/pp and it's always a good time with live music and dancers, and a fantastic bar.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Erin Pierce Nov 19, 2015 at 3:25 p.m.

Good morning!! We are considering having a late afternoon Thanksgiving meal at the Trails End resteraunt and I was wondering if anyone can tell me what it's like. Just trying to decide if I want to keep the reservations.

Cheryl Oct 13, 2015 at 2:47 p.m.

We have a reservation at the California Grill on T-giving and cannot find the menu for that day... Do they have turkey and how much is it?

FrogBlog Oct 28, 2015 at 10:36 a.m.

Hi Cheryl,

They will be offering a traditional menu with roasted turkey, green beans, cornbread stuffing and truffled potatoes. Their is no price listed for the Thanksgiving menu, but the regular cost of dining ranges from $30-$59.99 per person.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Marina Cavallo Nov 3, 2015 at 3:02 p.m.

Looking for a traditional thanksgiving dinner. 5 people. Been searching, Desparate

Sandra Bell Nov 17, 2015 at 2:27 a.m.

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