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6 of the best restaurants in Disney World

How lucky are we to live just a few hours’ drive from world-renowned Disney World? With more than 100 restaurants to choose from, we narrowed down our top picks:

Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

A recipient of AAA’s Five Diamond Award, this is the perfect big splurge on a special occasion. Choose between the elegant main dining room or more intimate Queen Victoria’s Room, which has just four tables and where staff emulates the art of European “tableside finishes” for each dish. Menus change daily.

Call: 407.939.3862 Visit: http://victoria-alberts.com

Flying Fish Café at Disney’s BoardWalk

Sumptuous seafood and choice meats are served in a festive atmosphere reminiscent of the Atlantic City boardwalk. The new Chef’s Tasting Wine Dinner, a nightly affair that offers five courses paired with wine for a special evening, is a must.

What to order: Idaho-potato-wrapped red snapper

Call: 407.939.3463 Visit: http://disneyworld.com/dine

Jiko – The Cooking Place at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Jiko specializes in African-inspired dishes with spicy influences from Indian and Mediterranean cultures. It boasts the largest collection of South African wines outside of Africa.

What to order: Taste of Africa app and tagine chicken

Call: 407.938.7149 Visit: http://disneyworld.com/dine

Monsieur Paul at France Pavilion in Epcot

This upscale French dining experience is influenced by three-Michelin-starred Chef Paul Bocuse. Tables overlooking the lake offer a romantic setting.

What to order: St. Jacques Parfum d’Hiver (seared scallops and black truffle spaghettini) and the Grand Marnier souffle

Call: 407.939.3463 Visit: http://disneyworld.com/dine

Raglan Road Irish Pub at Downtown Disney

This authentic Irish pub was built entirely in Ireland and shipped to Disney. This is a great choice for brunch, lunch or dinner with live entertainment.

What to order: Seafood lovers will swoon over “It’s not Bleedin’ Chowder!” The pub-ubiquitous fish and chips are excellent and thoughtfully available in a gluten-free version, as well.

Call: 407.938.0300 Visit: http://raglanroad.com

The ’50s Prime Time Café at Hollywood Studios

Fun and family-friendly with classic American diner comfort food like chicken pot pie and meatloaf.

What to order: Peanut butter and jelly milkshake

Call: 407.939.3463 Visit: http://disneyworld.com/dine