Best One Table Service Credit Restaurants

Best One Table Service Credit Restaurants

Guests who prefer to sit down, cool off and enjoy a relaxing dining experience should consider Table Service dining. These meals are available all over Walt Disney World property and most do require (or at least strongly recommend) advance dining reservations. When using the Disney Dining Plan, finding the best one table service credit restaurants before you travel will help take away the stress of choosing meal locations and finding availability during your vacation. Our Disney experts have put together a list of restaurants by location and by cuisine to help you plan.  Also check out our top themed Disney Table Service restaurants and best Walt Disney World quick service restaurants pages.

Before getting into specifics, a few general things to think about in terms of value. Most of the time, dinner would cost more when paying out-of-pocket, so using a Table Service credit then will impart more of a value for you. Similarly, character meals and other “all-you-can-eat” style locations generally have a higher per person cost than others, so the value you get from your Table Service credit will be “worth” more overall. So as a general principle, if you want to get the most value out of your dining plan, you should schedule some character meals at dinner.

However, don’t just schedule a bunch of buffets at dinner on a quest for value if that doesn’t fit the style and needs of your family. You can get great value anytime during the day, and the best value is being able to have the experience you and your family want on your vacation.

Restaurants by Location Restaurants by Cuisine

Best One Table Service Credit Restaurants at Walt Disney World by Location

When planning for a day in the parks, it helps to have a location in mind to eat. For table service locations, it is almost imperative to have advanced dining reservations, particularly for the more popular restaurants and for busy times. We suggest familiarizing yourself with the process for booking advance dining reservations before the 180 day advance booking window opens. Many restaurants will book up quickly. 

Based on location, these are the best one table service credit restaurants.

Animal Kingdom

Tusker House in Africa for dinner
Join Safari Donald Duck and friends at Tusker House – a colorful Harambe marketplace eatery brimming with African flavors – for a family style dinner buffet. The menu includes salmon, beef, pork and chicken plus more side dishes and desserts than you could shake a webbed foot at.

Visit Tusker House’s menu page for a complete listing of food offerings available.  

Restaurant Info: American & African Cuisine, Character Buffet

Bonus Tip: Tusker House might currently be the most valuable one-credit meal, if you also book the Rivers of Light Dining Package. This is still only one credit, but will not only give you the great meal with unique characters listed above, but also reserve seating for the nighttime show, opening up a FastPass+ reservation for that day.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mama Melrose’s near Muppets Courtyard
Dine at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, a neighborhood Italian restaurant where Mediterranean delights are plentiful. The menu includes pasta, seafood, steak and chicken.

Visit Mama Melrose’s menu page for a complete listing of food offerings available.

Restaurant Info: Italian, Lunch/Dinner A la carte, also available as a Fantasmic Dinner Package, but it MUST be booked as a Fantasmic Dinner package to qualify. Visit here for further information.

mama+melrose+pasta Best Value 1 Table Service Credit

Epcot

Akershus in Norway, World Showcase best value for dinner
Located in the Norway Pavilion, guests can dine among royals at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. Join your favorite Disney princesses in a fairy-tale setting, while enjoying unique Norwegian Cuisine.

Visit Akershus menu page for a complete list of food offerings available.

Restaurant Info: Norwegian-style cuisine, Character Family-style Meal, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Bonus Tip: Since Cinderella’s Royal Table is two Table Service Credits, Akershus is the best opportunity to meet a ton of princesses in a short amount of time. If your family will be prioritizing meeting those characters anyway, taking part in a meal like this can not only be delicious and memorable, but also save you a ton of time waiting in line.

Magic Kingdom

Be Our Guest in Fantasyland at dinner
Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and elegant 550-seat dining destination located at the foot of Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland. Treat yourself to pan-seared chicken breast or pork rack chop, or perhaps shrimp and scallops with lobster sauce. Little royals will feel like honored Guests with home-cooked favorites like grilled steak, fish of the day and Mickey meatloaf. Dive into a strawberry cream cheese or triple-chocolate cupcake, or perhaps some cream puffs in chocolate cream. And be sure to try the Grey Stuff—it’s delicious. At dinner you also get to stop by for a picture with the Beast, the only location in Walt Disney World where this is possible.

Visit Be Our Guest’s menu page for a complete listing of food offerings available

Restaurant Info: French-Inspired; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner; A la carte

Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)

Morimoto Asia located in the Landing, one Table Service Credit for lunch
Morimoto Asia, the first “pan-Asian” dining experience from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. includes his eclectic take on his favorite Asian flavors. The expansive restaurant includes beautiful lounges, dining spaces, open kitchen and a two-story outdoor terrace overlooking the water. Choose from Japanese favorites like sushi, sashimi and the succulent Kakuni Bao or Chinese classics like crispy Peking duck carving (served boneless with Chinese pancakes and dim sum), plus Korean and Malay specialties—even some dishes inspired by Asian street-food stalls!

Visit Morimoto Asia’s menu page for a complete listing of food offerings available.

Restaurant Info: Asian, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi Cuisine; Lunch/Dinner (Dinner is signature), A la carte; Weekend Brunch

Art Smith’s Homecomin’ located in The Landing area
From starters to main plates, the cuisine at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ pays homage to Florida’s bygone era, with the vast majority of ingredients sourced from local farms, ranches or fisheries. Irresistible bites include Church Lady Deviled Eggs, Thigh High Chicken Biscuits, Shrimp & Grits and Art’s Famous Fried Chicken.

Visit Art Smith’s Homecomin’ menu page for a complete listing of food offerings available.

Restaurant Info: Farm-to-Fork Cuisine, Casual Dining, American Cuisine Lunch/Dinner – A la carte

Best One Table Service Credit Restaurants at Walt Disney World by Cuisine

Take a look at these recommendations based on cuisine for ways to get the Best Value One Table Service Credit meals.

Asian Cuisine

Teppan Edo located in the Japan pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase
Mitsukoshi proudly presents Teppan Edo, where the spirit of Japanese cuisine is demonstrated through the culinary feats of Teppan Chefs. The presentation reflects the festivity of the Edo period, which began in 1603. Guests will enjoy a dining experience featuring Teppan-yaki style cuisine and time-honored Japanese hospitality. This experience is fun for adults and children. If your children are not adventurous eaters, ask for their food without any sauce. Depending on your party size, you may be be seated with other guests as the tables seat 8 guests and they tend to fill them.

Visit Teppan Edo’s menu page to see a complete listing of their dining options.

Restaurant Info: Japanese, Lunch/Dinner

Teppan Edo Best Value 1 Table Service Credit

Italian Cuisine

Tutto Italia located in the Italy pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase
Enjoy the ambiance and classic tastes of Italy in friendly surroundings at Tutto Italia. Most portions are quite large. Most guests head here for the delicious brick oven pizza, but the menus features a variety of Italian dishes.

Visit Tutto Italia’s menu page to see a complete listing of their dining options.

Restaurant Info: Italian, Lunch/Dinner A la carte

Tutto2 Best Value 1 Table Service Credit

Steak

Paradiso 37 located in Disney Springs The Landing area.
In addition to two salad options with steak, the menu offers Argentinean Skirt Steak, Surf and Turf, a Tour of Paradiso “The Land” that includes steak, and the P37 Prime 3 Course Experience where you can choose from an 8 oz filet minon, a 12 oz Bone in New York Strip or a 12 oz ribeye.

Visit Paradiso 37’s menu page to see a complete listing of their dining options.

Restaurant Info: Multiple Cuisines, Lunch/Dinner

Seafood

Bongos located in Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) West Side area
Be sure to try the Parrillada de Mariscos (Grilled Seafood Platter) that includes lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, calamari and fish. Want a bit more spice? Try the Zarzuela de Mariscos (Criollo Seafood Combo) that serves the lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, calamari and fish in a Cuban criolla sauce.

Visit Bongo’s menu page see a complete listing of their dining options.

Restaurant Info: Cuban, Lunch/Dinner A la carte

Boma located in the Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House for dinner
While not exclusively a seafood restaurant, some of the best and most interesting seafood soups and stews, and impressively presented whole roasted fish, are served here. Experience open kitchens and watch the creative culinary team prepare salads, vegetarian dishes, grilled seafood and roasted meats — inspired by the varied flavors of over 50 African countries from the coast of the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean.

Visit Boma’s menu page see a complete listing of their dining options.

Restaurant Info: African – dinner buffet

Restaurants offering sustainable market value seafood & fish options could also be a great value.   Try visiting Shutter’s, located at the Caribbean Beach Resort, Olivia’s Cafe located at Old Key West Resort, The Wave located at the Contemporary Resort, Kona Cafe located at the Polynesian Village Resort, Turf Club located at Saratoga Springs Resort, Captain’s Grill located at The Yacht Club Resort, Be Our Guest located in the Magic Kingdom, Crossroads at the House of Blues located at Disney Springs West Side and Grand Floridian Cafe at The Grand Floridian Resort. 

Surf and Turf

Teppan Edo – try their steak and shrimp option, includes seasonal vegetables with Udon noodles and Sukiyaki beef rice.

Visit Teppan Edo’s menu page see a complete listing of their dining options.

Restaurant Info: Japanese, Lunch/Dinner

Shutters at The Caribbean Beach Resort – Caribbean Surf & Turf – Flat iron steak, coconut shrimp, boniato purée, and pineapple chutney.

Visit Shutter’s menu page see a complete listing of their dining options

Restaurant Info: American, Dinner

shutters strip steak at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Best Value 1 Table Service Credit

South of the Border cuisine

Bongos – located in Disney Springs West Side
Try the Zarzuela de Mariscos (Criollo Seafood Combo) that serves the lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, calamari and fish in a Cuban criolla sauce. Not feeling seafood tonight? Try the Churrasco a lo Cubano – Cuban Style Skirt Steak – Fire grilled skirt steak served with white rice, green plantains and Cuban chimichurri sauce.

Visit Bongo’s menu page  to see a complete listing of their dining options.

Paradiso 37 – located in Disney Springs The Landing
Check out “The Tours”, the Surf and Turf options, along with the burritos platters, fish taco platters and the Argentinean Steak.

Visit Paradiso 37’s menu page see a complete listing of their dining options.

Vegetarian Options

Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom for dinner
It can be hard for a vegetarian to get the best value from the dining plan, especially since many of the most expensive menu options are meat products. Not only can you join Safari Donald Duck and friends at Tusker House – a colorful Harambe marketplace eatery brimming with African flavors – for a family style dinner buffet. The vegetarian options here are inspired by African and Indian flavors and are some of the tastiest and most interesting meat-free options in all of Walt Disney World.

Visit Tusker House’s menu page for a complete listing of food offerings available.  

Restaurant Info: American & African Cuisine, Character Buffet

Buffet or All you can Eat Family Style

Akershus – located in Norway in Epcot’s World Showcase – best value is dinner
Located in the Norway Pavilion, guests can dine among royals at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. Join your favorite Disney princesses in a fairytale setting, while enjoying unique Norwegian Cuisine.
Restaurant Info: Norwegian-style cuisine, Character Family-style Meal, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Runner up

Hollywood and Vine located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – best value is dinner
For dinner, Hollywood and Vine offers Minnie’s Seasonal Dine. Minnie Mouse will be hosting special dinner parties throughout the year at Hollywood & Vine restaurant which celebrate the cheerful togetherness of the holidays, the glamour of Hollywood, the delight of spring, the excitement of summer or the frightening fun of Halloween. Each season brings with it unique music, décor, costumes, menu items, party favors and interactive musical moments.  Characters that may appear: Minnie Mouse hosts, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy.

Visit Hollywood and Vine’s menu page to see a complete listing of dining options.

Restaurant Info: American; Character Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Buffets

Chef Mickey’s located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort – best value is dinner
Enjoy the fun and excitement of meeting Mickey and his pals during your feast as the monorail quietly whisks by overhead. Chef Mickey invites you to a buffet at this favorite for family fun Character dining. Choose from a spectacular spread of seasonal specialties and end sweetly ever after at the sundae bar. Plus, enjoy the new 90-minute background music loop of Disney Channel hits and Disney classics, including the “Hot Dog” song from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Dining here reveals true Character!

Visit Chef Mickey’s menu page to see a complete listing of their dining options.

Restaurant Info: American, Breakfast/Dinner Character Buffet