Walt Disney World Resort is known for its magical experiences and delicious food and drinks.
However, not every dining experience at the resort lives up to the hype.
In this article, we explore the worst-rated restaurants at Disney World according to Yelp. From disappointing dishes to subpar service, we uncover the side of the resort that falls short of guests’ expectations.
Join us as we reveal the eateries that have received the lowest ratings, providing a glimpse into the less enchanting side of Disney World dining..
The Worst Disney World Restaurants
Here are the worst restaurants at Walt Disney World according to Yelp reviewers.
1. Paradiso 37
According to Yelp, Paradiso 37 disappoints with its flavorless food and an extremely terrible menu that fails to excite taste buds or satisfy cravings.
2. Hollywood & Vine
According to Yelp, Hollywood & Vine offers a decent character dining experience with a steep price tag, but unfortunately, the mediocre food and unflattering atmosphere often leave guests less than impressed.
3. Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs
According to Yelp, Planet Hollywood’s interesting dining experience is marred by an annoying check-in process, coupled with subpar food that fails to impress. However, guests can find solace in the decent service provided, which helps salvage the overall experience to some extent.
4. Rainforest Cafe
According to Yelp, both Rainforest Cafe locations (Disney Springs and Animal Kingdom) suffer from extremely mediocre service and long food wait times.
5. Big River Grille and Brewing Works
According to Yelp, Big River Grille has good service but terrible food. Poor food quality is by far the biggest complaint at this restaurant.
6. Pinocchio Village Haus
According to Yelp, Pinocchio Village Haus disappoints with its terrible flatbread pizzas that lack flavor and taste. Despite its charming atmosphere, the overall dining experience is marred by bland food offerings, leaving guests underwhelmed. To add to the frustration, the prices at Pinocchio Village Haus are surprisingly high, making it difficult to justify the lackluster quality even as a Quick Service restaurant.
7. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
According to Yelpers, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe boasts a good menu selection and the comfort of nice air conditioning. However, despite its promising offerings, some dishes fall short in the flavor department, leaving guests with a lackluster taste experience amidst an otherwise good dining atmosphere.
8. STK Steakhouse
According to Yelp, the STK in Disney Springs offers an overpriced dining experience with a dark dining room and loud music that may overshadow the overall ambiance. Unfortunately, the disappointment continues with flavorless and poorly prepared steaks, leaving guests craving for more taste and satisfaction from their meals.
9. The Crystal Palace
According to Yelp, The Crystal Palace, a beloved character dining experience at Disney World, delights guests with great character interaction and mouthwatering churro Mickey waffles for breakfast. However, amidst the joyous atmosphere, the mediocre food quality becomes apparent, making it difficult to overlook the underwhelming taste and value for the price.
10. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
According to Yelp, Mama Melrose has good service, but the quality and overall taste of the Italian food is lacking, especially at that higher price point.
Did Yelp get it right?
Everyone’s experience is guaranteed to be different so you always have to take these reviews with a grain of salt. That said, some of these negative restaurant reviews are spot on.
Every restaurant I see on this list deserves to be here minus possibly The Crystal Palace. I understand that the food is not the main attraction, but I don’t think it’s that terrible. Overpriced? Yes, but not top 10 bad.