Disney Boardwalk Restaurants: Resort Dining Guide

Boardwalk Villas Sunrise

Even with so much to see and do at Walt Disney World, Disney’s BoardWalk is like an attraction on its own. This resort is located on a small body of water known as Crescent Lake and home to an actual boardwalk dining and entertainment district. You’ll enjoy stunning views on this waterway under the BoardWalk’s festive string lights. There is an eclectic mix of restaurants and places to pick up snacks. Quite a few options at BoardWalk are takeout, walk up or don’t have indoor seating. However, the boardwalk area has tables and chairs all around for outdoor dining. These spaces are at their best in the cooler months or evenings but some BoardWalk tables do have pretty umbrellas to help keep you out of the sun. Let’s take a look at the Disney BoardWalk restaurants and dining options.

A Complete List of Disney BoardWalk Restaurants

Grab and Go, Quick Service and Mobile Order Restaurants at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort

Boardwalk Pizza Window

The BoardWalk Deli

The BoardWalk Deli, which replaced the Boardwalk Bakery in 2022, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers items like pastries, sandwiches and desserts. Expect many mouse shaped sweets!

Pizza Window

For a quick bite, the Pizza Window on the boardwalk will do. Nothing fancy here but you can get it by the slice or the whole pizza. It’s as simple as the name but available extra late. This may be the latest of the options available, with service starting at 12:00 p.m. and going until 12:00 a.m. Check the hours on your visit.

BoardWalk Ice Cream

BoardWalk Ice Cream has a selection of sundaes, milkshakes and ice cream by the scoop. As you can usually expect from Disney, even guests who avoid dairy will find something sweet to eat here. There are other various walk up eats, depending on the time you visit, ranging from funnel cakes to BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas.

Outdoor seating for Disney BoardWalk restaurants on a wooded deck with white tables and chairs covered by red and white umbrellas
Disney BoardWalk restaurants include many grab and go options with outdoor seating on the water..

Screen Door General Store

For those looking to purchase snacks for the room or to stock an in room fridge, try Screen Door General Store located on the boardwalk. This is a large store that carries a lot of merchandise of all kinds but also has a grocery section. Disney Vacation Club Resorts usually have a decent offering of pantry and freezer goods. It makes sense as many DVC rooms have a kitchenette or full kitchen. Make mornings easier with simple in room breakfasts or save on meals with easy to make dinners.

Carousel Coffee

The lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk has a grab and go coffee shop and adjacent seating area right next to the check in area. This simple caffeination stop is home to some neat images including Julie Andrews at Disney World long ago. A help yourself bakery case houses delightful sweets for breakast or an afternoon snack.

BoardWalk Villas Lounges

Lounges at Disney World usually consist of a bar, tables and chairs and some more secluded seating areas. The BoardWalk has some of the best places to grab a drink at the most magical place on earth.

Jellyrolls Duelling Piano Bar

Jellyrolls, Dueling Piano Bar

Jellyrolls on the boardwalk provides one of the most memorable experiences at Walt Disney World resort. Enjoy incredibly talented dueling piano players in this lively, nighttime atmosphere.

Abracadabar sign with a wand on it
Abracadabar is a magic themed bar at Disney World.

AbracadaBar, Magic Themed Bar

This place has quite the theming. AbracadaBar is a magic trick inspired bar and lounge. The decor feels lush and theatrical.

The Belle Vue Lounge

The Belle Vue Lounge, located just off of the lobby, is simple yet an enjoyable place to be with classic decor and an old world feel. There are some outdoor seats on a veranda as well.

Atlantic Dance Hall, Nightlife and Club at Disney World

Check the hours of Atlantic Dance Hall on your trip to see if you can enjoy drinks and dancing in this beautiful space on the water. This is one of the few places where you can go out dancing at Disney World. After the closure of Pleasure Island many years ago, Disney has catered more to families and upscale dining and shopping with the makeover at Disney Springs. Atlantic Dance Hall is a place for adults to go out in this spacious club like atmosphere.

BoardWalk Villas Poolside Dining

a carousel shaped pool bar
Leaping Horse Libations is a carousel themed pool bar at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort.

Leaping Horse Libations is one of the prettiest poolside places to get a drink. This life sized carousel inspired bar offers adults beverages and lite bites for lunch and dinner. You can also get a Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar here!

BoardWalk Villas Table Service and Signature Dining

Flying Fish Cafe - Scallops

Flying Fish Cafe

Flying Fish Cafe is considered the signature dining experience of the Disney BoardWalk restaurants with seafood specialties cooked from an open kitchen.

White Big River Grille and Brewing Works sign with blue lettering on Disney BoardWalk building
Big River Grille and Brewing Works restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn resort hotel.

Big River Grille & Brewing Works

The microbrewery Big River Grille & Brewing Works has a pub style menu.

Cake Bake Shop Disney rendering
The Cake Bake Shop at Disney World is now slated to open in 2024.

The Cake Bake Shop

The ESPN Club has closed and is being replaced by The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers in 2024. The opening was originally scheduled for 2023 and has been pushed back. This building was nearly demolished and completely redone with only the frame remaining. The crisp, bright interiors of other Cake Bake Shop restaurants foreshadow a stunning new addition to the resort’s dining options. Brunch and afternoon tea are both hard to find at Disney World and on the menu here.

Trattorial al Forno sign with words carved into cement circle on a brick wall
A Trattoria al Forno sign near the restaurant entrance.

Trattoria al Forno

Trattoria al Forno is one of the Disney BoardWalk restaurants to remember. It’s highly recommended for hearty, breakfast favorites and charming, Italian dinners. Trattoria al Forno has a cozy, open kitchen concept with a high, decorative ceiling. Whether it’s breakfast or dinner time, you will find the restaurants fire oven aglow. Come in off of the bright BoardWalk to find Trattoria’s dark and inviting interior. For the first meal of the day, Trattoria al Forno has traditional favorites and interesting delights. Enjoy hearty breakfast potatoes, a unique take on avocado toast. At dinner, Trattoria al Forno offers a menu filled with rich, Italian favorites.

avocado toast and breakfast potatoes at Trattoria al Forno
Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno featuring avocado toast and seasoned potatoes
red roof with wood beams inside Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk
Inside Trattoria al Forno the atmosphere is dark and moody.

This restaurant connects to Abracadabar, making a fancy pre dinner drink experience seamless.

dark interiors with bright tables inside Trattorial al Forno Disney BoardWalk Restaurant
Inside the Disney BoardWalk Restaurant Trattoria al Forno

Restaurants Near Disney’s BoardWalk

For menus, pricing and more information see Disney’s BoardWalk Inn dining.

Along with the collection of options at this resort, you’ll find there are quite a few more places to dine very close by. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resorts, Disney’s Yacht Club resort and Disney’s Beach Club resort are a quick boat ride away on Crescent Lake. The Friendship Boats are complimentary Disney water transportation and take guests on a circuit to different resorts on Crescent Lake and to nearby parks Epcot and Hollywood Studios. These resorts are all also connected by bridges and walking paths and sunsets from this area are gorgeous.

Disney Vacation Club at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort: Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

If you find yourself enchanted with all of the seaside inspired Disney BoardWalk restaurants, this might be a place you want to stay over and over again. With the close proximity to so many other great restaurants, BoardWalk offers so much in convenient dining. The Disney Vacation Club gives travelers a chance to own a piece of the magic through the Disney timeshare. As a Member, you pick a home resort and get priority booking at the resort, four months before everyone else. Are you at a point where you want to dedicate more time to consistent travel? Raising your own kids or welcoming grand children in to your life? Disney Vacation Club can help you make amazing memories year after year all while getting a fantastic rate on your resort hotel room.

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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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