Top 10 Disney World Restaurants for Teens

Taking teens to Disney can be a little intimidating; but it doesn’t have to be! There is plenty for teens to see and do at Walt Disney World, and there are some great dining experiences that teens are sure to enjoy as well.

10. Beaches & Cream – A teen is sure to enjoy this retro 50s themed diner located by the Beach Club’s famous Stormalong Bay pool! The menu here consists of burgers, fries, milkshakes, a variety of ice cream treats to sample. Think your teen will never get full? We bet they will with this dining spot’s iconic Kitchen Sink dessert!

9. Teppan Edo – Located at the World Showcase’s Japan pavilion, Teppan Edo offers something different: a cultural meal and entertainment! At this restaurant, you get to watch your food being prepared in a fun and interesting way by a hibachi chef! This spot definitely shouldn’t be a disappointment for a teen who likes this type of menu and who is looking for a good time.

8. Boma – You can find Boma at the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge. One of the main things you will notice at Boma is the FLAVOR! The food is a fusion of Asian, African, Indian, and Asian. While more popular with an older crowd Teens are going to love the variety.

7. Via Napoli – The new Epcot area resort puts a new spin on Pizza. Cooked in wood fire oven loaded with fresh toppings this is one place your gonna LOVE. Be sure to try the Arancici!

6. Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner-Looking for more entertainment? At this show, located at the Polynesian Resort, teens will feel like they are actually in Hawaii at this Hawaiian luau! While guests feast, they get to watch live performers and learn more about Hawaii. It’s fun and there’s a lot of food, so you can’t go wrong with that!

5. California Grill-Teens with a more refined taste can eat their fill at this restaurant located at the very tip top of the Contemporary resort! In addition to the great food, guests who grab a late evening reservation may get to see an amazing view of Wishes going off over the castle!

4. ESPN Club-This restaurant is a dream come true for teenage boys as this restaurant is decorated with sports memorabilia and dozens and dozens of televisions. In fact, there are even TV screens in the bathrooms so your teen doesn’t have to miss a minute of the big game!

3. 50s Prime Time Cafe-This restaurant is all about the experience. When you step inside, you are transported back in time to the 50s as you dine in replicas of retro kitchens and as your servers wish to be referred to as family. They also treat you like family; and if you don’t behave, you may suffer the consequences! Teens will get a kick out of their parents getting a taste of their own medicine, along with getting to experience family life from decades prior. The food and desserts are pretty cool too.

2. Ghiradelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop-This soda fountain is famous for its sweet treats and combinations made with that famous Ghiradelli chocolate! Just walking past this shop will make your mouth water. Ghiradelli’s can be found at Downtown Disney and it’s often busy; but any teen will relish a visit to this restaurant any time!

1. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater-This restaurant is also about the experience as when you visit, you will truly feel as if you’re outside at sunset at an old drive-in! Most guests get the chance to dine in an old fashioned car parked in front of a giant screen which displays clips of cheesy old monster flicks and even those concession stand ads! If this wasn’t enough to entertain any teen, the menu here consists of tasty burgers, onion rings, and milkshakes.

What is your teen’s favorite place to eat at WDW?

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Savannah has been visiting Disney World since before she could walk and it is still her favorite vacation destination. Today, she is a history teacher and girls basketball coach in Illinois who spends her spare time writing about Disney on A Glass Slipper Vacation, a site she and her mom created to share their knowledge and passion for Disney.

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  • Cin

    My high school senior loved Rainforest Cafe.

  • Pamela Weber

    We’ve hit 4 of these with my 11 & 12 y-o children.

  • Gretchen Istre

    My oldest loves the 50’s Prime Time Cafe & California Grill. He won’t be too happy when he finds out he’s not going to join us when we go to the later on our next visit! 😉