Oh no…I don’t have dining reservations!

If you read my previous post about the importance of dining reservations and are now freaking out, don’t worry! There are wonderful restaurants throughout WDW that will have open tables for walk up customers. I would not recommend going without dining reservations, but I am anal retentive and like to have my schedule planned out! Do not expect to get into character meals, these are always booked and impossible to get in unless you have lucked out with a cancellation! Epcot is always a good choice because there are so many restaurants. Yacht Club & Boardwalk are walking distance from Epcot & a long walk or boating distance from Hollywood. Contemporary, Grand Floridan & Polynesian are on the monorail line, so you can head there from Magic Kingdom and Epcot very easily! You can always call the reservation line – (407) WDW- DINE or use your smart phone and book through the internet!

Restaurants where you can get a table with little or no wait:

Epcot: (so many table service restaurant, leave room for you)

  • Marrakesh – Morocco
  • Biergarten – Germany
  • San Angel – Mexico
  • Nine Dragons – China


  • Mama Melrose
  • 50’s Prime Time (worth asking about)
  • Hollywood and Vine (dinner)
  • Sci Fi Dine in (worth asking too)

Animal Kingdom:

  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Yak & Yeti

Magic Kingdom: Plaza Restaurant

Boardwalk: (a short walk from Epcot & boat ride from Hollywood)

  • Kouzzina (can get crowded but I have never seen it)
  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
  • EPSN zone (busy at night but empty during the day)


  • Captain’s Grille – Yacht Club
  • Olivia’s – Old Key West
  • Kona Cafe – Polynesian
  • Turf Club – Saratoga Springs
  • Trails End – Fort Wilderness
  • Grand Floridian Cafe – Grand Floridian
  • The Wave – Contemporary


  • Fulton’s Crab House
  • Reglan Road
  • T-Rex Cafe (a wait but worth it for the atmosphere)

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