Gluten free dining at Disney World

Posted on : 28-10-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Melanie, whose son has celiac and avoids gluten.

gluten-free-at-disney-worldHi! last week we took our first trip to Disney as a family. Our 12yr old son has celiac which was a huge concern for us as he is a picky eater as it is.

We had a FANTASTIC experience! The Chef’s at all of the restaurants except for San Angel Inn came out to talk to our son and were willing to make him anything he wanted. The Chef at Crystal Palace walked us around the entire buffet and mentioned what was gluten free and told our son that if he wanted something else he would make it but he did quite well with the turkey, rice and green beans.

We had dinner at Rainforest Cafe in Disney Springs, Crystal Palace, Sci-Fi Diner, San Angel Inn, Shutters at the Caribbean Beach Resort and Raglan Road. San Angel Inn was not very accommodating therefore we did not have a good experience there and felt very rushed by the waiter. Caribbean Beach resort was fantastic including the quick service. Also quick service at Cosmic Rays and Columbia Harbour House were fantastic!

Overall a great gluten free experience.

Recommend Disney World for gluten free?: Yes

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Crystal Palace dining with dairy and nut allergies

Posted on : 17-04-2014 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Review

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Chef Ron with CharlotteWe love the Crystal Palace! Even though it’s a buffet, the Chef always brings us freshly prepared items from the kitchen. We were sad to find out that Chef Paul had moved on to Universal. However, all Disney Chefs are fully trained to accommodate food allergies and, this time, we met Chef Ron. He was fantastic! He prepared eggs, bacon, waffles, muffins and doughnuts, with maple syrup.

Dairy-free and nut-free breakfast at Disney WorldIt was much more than Charlotte could eat, but she had plenty of choices. We took the leftover doughnuts for a snack later. We love breakfast at Crystal Palace. We typically make a reservation early, so that we can enter the Magic Kingdom before opening, which allows us to get some fantastic photos in front of Cinderella’s Castle without any large crowds in front.

Charlotte and Olaf at the Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace food allergy review

Posted on : 01-12-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Review

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Want to know a great Disney World secret? Make breakfast reservations at a time before the park opens. You’re allowed into the park and, on the way to your reservation, you can get great photos without all the crowds. Plus, the PhotoPass photographers are there, ready to snap some great group photos, even with your camera. This is the best way to get a Castle shot without crowds or unintentional photo bombs.

Ok, better than that, if you can believe that, is Chef Paul at the Crystal Palace. He was so accommodating and brought my daughter allergy free Mickey waffles, bacon, scrambled eggs, grits (we’re Southerners), OJ, chocolate cake, a donut, garnished with strawberries cut into roses. The cake and donut are made with Bob’s Red Mill mix.

Chef Paul with the AFM bearOur daughter was so blown away that she gave Chef Paul a blue AllergyFreeMouse.com teddy bear.

Chef Paul — we love you!

He was super-informed and presented so many options for our daughter, and then delivered more. Chef Paul is what Disney is all about — pure magic in the eyes of a child. Plus, he earned lots of respect from two parents who felt everything was truly safe.

Find the Mouse – Day 3 Itinerary – Magic Kingdom

Posted on : 06-10-2011 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Misc

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We spent yesterday at Hollywood Studios and it was a lot of fun. Charlotte had some fabulous dairy-free meals at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe and the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. We met a lot of people who had food allergies in their family, but no one found us yet!

Thursday, October 6

Our contest sponsor, BabyCakes NYCFind us at Magic Kingdom today to win a delicious box of treats from our sponsor, BabyCakes NYC in Downtown Disney. Look for someone wearing a blue AllergyFreeMouse.com t-shirt, like the one pictured below.

Here is our plan for the day, subject to change at which time we’ll update the page, if possible:

  • The Crystal Palace at 9:15 AM
  • Liberty Tree Tavern at 1:00 PM
  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (TBD)

 

We’ll also post some locations on Twitter, follow us there @AllergyMouse.

Look for this guy (not Pinocchio)

 

Character Dining

Posted on : 02-04-2011 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In :

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Character Dining

Dining with the Disney Characters is one of the most exciting and memorable events for the kids, big and small. Some of these Character Dining restaurants are buffets and some have table service. However, most can accommodate a food allergy. Food allergens mentioned in the reviews are listed below each restaurant name.  Be sure to contact the staff first, then make sure the host/hostess and the chef is aware of your food allergy.

'Ohana(Polynesian Resort)
'Ohana dairy allergy'Ohana peanut allergy
Family-style dinner with menu selections influenced by Polynesian dishes.

1900 Park Fare(Grand Floridian)
1900 Park Fare dairy allergy1900 Park Fare peanut allergy1900 Park Fare gluten free
American cuisine buffet. Dine with Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Prince Charming and other Wonderland friends.

Akershus Royal Banquet(Epcot)
Akershus Royal Banquet dairy allergy
Great breakfast event, with a Norwegian buffet, plus you dine with Disney Princesses.

Be Our Guest(Magic Kingdom)
Be Our Guest dairy allergyBe Our Guest peanut allergyBe Our Guest gluten free
Quick service for lunch and fine dining for dinner. In the castle with The Beast!

Cape May Cafe(Beach Club Resort)
Cape May Cafe dairy allergyCape May Cafe peanut allergyCape May Cafe gluten free
New England-style, beachside setting breakfast and a seafood dinner buffet, featuring Mickey & Minnie in beach attire.

Chef Mickey's(Contemporary)
Chef Mickey's dairy allergyChef Mickey's peanut allergy
Chef Mickey and friends host buffet-style breakfasts and dinners. Favorites include Mickey-shaped waffles.

Cinderella's Royal Table(Magic Kingdom)
Cinderella's Royal Table dairy allergy
Dine with Disney Princesses inside the castle.

Cool Ship (Magic Kingdom)
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Cold beverages.

Crystal Palace(Magic Kingdom)
Crystal Palace dairy allergyCrystal Palace peanut allergy
A huge buffet with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore.

Hollywood & Vine(Hollywood Studios)
Hollywood & Vine dairy allergyHollywood & Vine peanut allergy
Breakfast and lunch buffets with Disney Characters. Dinner buffet with savory American cuisine.

Perfectly Princess Tea Party (Grand Floridian)
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Tea with a Disney Princess in the The Garden View Tea Room.

The Garden Grill(Epcot)
The Garden Grill gluten free
Family-style fare with rotating views of the Living with the Land attraction. Chip & Dale make appearances.

Tusker House Restaurant(Animal Kingdom)
Tusker House Restaurant dairy allergyTusker House Restaurant peanut allergyTusker House Restaurant gluten free
Family buffets with African flavors during lunch and dinner. Also, join Mickey and crew on safari at breakfast and lunch.

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Casual Dining

Posted on : 27-03-2011 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In :

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Casual Dining

Disney World has dozens of Casual Dining Restaurants, most of which can accommodate your food allergy.  Food allergens mentioned in the reviews are listed below each restaurant name.

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'Ohana(Polynesian Resort)
'Ohana dairy allergy'Ohana peanut allergy
Family-style dinner with menu selections influenced by Polynesian dishes.

1900 Park Fare(Grand Floridian)
1900 Park Fare dairy allergy1900 Park Fare peanut allergy1900 Park Fare gluten free
American cuisine buffet. Dine with Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Prince Charming and other Wonderland friends.

50's Prime Time Café(Hollywood Studios)
50's Prime Time Café dairy allergy50's Prime Time Café gluten free
Old-fashioned American comfort food. Every table is in Mom's kitchen.

ABC Commissary (Hollywood Studios)
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Quick service fast-food like chicken curry, chicken bleu sandwich and fish & chips, Angus cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets.

Africa Coolpost  (Epcot)
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Soft drinks and beer on tap, plus soft-serve ice cream and hot dogs

Akershus Royal Banquet(Epcot)
Akershus Royal Banquet dairy allergy
Great breakfast event, with a Norwegian buffet, plus you dine with Disney Princesses.

Ale & Compass Lounge (Yacht Club Resort)
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Continental style, a la carte breakfasts. In the evening find a selection of premium liquors, beer and wine.

Aloha Isle(Magic Kingdom)
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Snacks and the famous Dole Whip

Artist Point (Wilderness Lodge)
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Seafood, sirloin and game in a rustic restaurant.

Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies (Magic Kingdom)
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Ice cream sundaes, smoothies, floats and other sweets.

Backlot Express(Hollywood Studios)
Backlot Express dairy allergyBacklot Express peanut allergy
Quick service movie studio-prop shop café with vegetarian and turkey sandwiches,cheese burgers, chicken strips, salad with chicken, or hot dog.

Be Our Guest(Magic Kingdom)
Be Our Guest dairy allergyBe Our Guest peanut allergyBe Our Guest gluten free
Quick service for lunch and fine dining for dinner. In the castle with The Beast!

Beastly Kiosk (Animal Kingdom)
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Quick, convenient snacks, featuring corn dogs, chips, sodas and water

Biergarten Restaurant (Epcot)
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German food, entertainment and year-round Oktoberfest.

Big River Grille & Brewing Works (Boardwalk)
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A restaurant and microbrewery that also serves sandwiches, salads

BoardWalk Bakery  (Boardwalk)
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Assorted cakes, pies and pastries baked fresh onsite daily.

Boma(Animal Kingdom Lodge)
Boma peanut allergy
Tastes of Africa. Buffet, table service.

Bongos Cuban Cafe® (Disney Springs)
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Styled as a lively 1950s Havana nightclub, serving authentic Cuban concoctions. Created by Gloria Estefan.

Boulangerie Patisserie (Epcot)
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Quick service in France, serving sandwiches, quiches and French pastries.

Café Rix (Coronado Springs)
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Fresh salads, panini and freshly baked goods.

Cape May Cafe(Beach Club Resort)
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New England-style, beachside setting breakfast and a seafood dinner buffet, featuring Mickey & Minnie in beach attire.

Capt. Cook's (Polynesian Resort)
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Pastries, burgers, salads, pizzas, fresh fruit, and ice cream treats

Captain's Grille (Yacht Club Resort)
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All-you-care-to-eat buffet or à la carte breakfast. Steaks, sizzling seafood, chops and more later in the day.

Casey's Corner (Magic Kingdom)
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Hot dogs, fries & drinks.

Chef Mickey's(Contemporary)
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Chef Mickey and friends host buffet-style breakfasts and dinners. Favorites include Mickey-shaped waffles.

Chefs de France(Epcot)
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French fine dining

Cheshire Cafe (Magic Kingdom)
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Snacks and beverages, including fruit slushes.

Cinderella's Royal Table(Magic Kingdom)
Cinderella's Royal Table dairy allergy
Dine with Disney Princesses inside the castle.

Citricos (Grand Floridian)
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American cuisine infused with Mediterranean flavors, such as seafood, steaks, pasta and vegetarian options.

Columbia Harbour House(Magic Kingdom)
Columbia Harbour House dairy allergyColumbia Harbour House peanut allergyColumbia Harbour House gluten free
Sandwiches, salads, clam chowder, fish and chicken.

Contempo Café (Contemporary)
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Flatbreads and hot and savory sandwiches, like honey lime chicken.

Contemporary Grounds (Contemporary)
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Gourmet coffee drinks, smoothies, beer, wine and specialty liquors.

Cookes of Dublin(Disney Springs)
Cookes of Dublin gluten free
Classic Irish fish 'n' chips, tasty pies and more.

Cool Ship (Magic Kingdom)
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Cold beverages.

Coral Reef(Epcot)
Coral Reef dairy allergyCoral Reef peanut allergyCoral Reef gluten free
Seafood restaurant near the Land. Dine while viewing underwater views of The Living Sea coral reef.

Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe(Magic Kingdom)
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe dairy allergyCosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe peanut allergyCosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe gluten free
Burgers, chicken, BBQ ribs, soups and salads, with far-out flair.

Crew's Cup Lounge (Yacht Club Resort)
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Lite bites and drinks.

Crystal Palace(Magic Kingdom)
Crystal Palace dairy allergyCrystal Palace peanut allergy
A huge buffet with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore.

D-Luxe Burger(Disney Springs)
D-Luxe Burger gluten free
Hmm, burgers...

Dawa Bar (Animal Kingdom)
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Refreshing cocktails at a rustic watering hole overlooking the African waterfront and located next to Tusker House Restaurant

Dinosaur Gertie's Ice Cream (Hollywood Studios)
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Soft-serve ice cream and novelty ice cream treats.

Earl of Sandwich® (Disney Springs)
Earl of Sandwich®peanut allergy
13 hot sandwiches, soups, fresh tossed salads, wraps, baked goods and desserts, and breakfast.

Electric Umbrella(Epcot)
Electric Umbrella dairy allergyElectric Umbrella gluten free
Quick service in Future World serving flatbreads, chicken Caesar salad, chicken breast nuggets, desserts and soft drinks.

Erin McKenna's Bakery(Disney Springs)
Erin McKenna's Bakery dairy allergyErin McKenna's Bakery gluten free


ESPN Club (Boardwalk)
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A full-service restaurant and bar that specializes in beer, burgers, wings, and sandwiches.

Everything Pop Dining(Pop Century Resort)
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Fairfax Fare(Hollywood Studios)
Fairfax Fare gluten free
Quick service salads, sodas, beer, specialty hot dogs, and house-smoked barbeque specialties

Flame Tree Barbeque(Animal Kingdom)
Flame Tree Barbeque dairy allergyFlame Tree Barbeque peanut allergyFlame Tree Barbeque gluten free
Quick service featuring delicious house-smoked barbecue chicken and rib meals or fantastic pork sandwiches

Flying Fish Cafe (Boardwalk)
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Fresh fish and seasonal ingredients are key to this fabulous New American cuisine.

FoodQuest at DisneyQuest(Disney Springs)
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Fast foods including burgers and wraps to pizzas and salads.

Forty Thirst Street by Joffrey's  (Disney Springs)
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Freshly-brewed coffee and coffee products by Joffrey's Coffee. 2 locations.

Fountain View Ice Cream (Epcot)
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Quick service ice cream parlor.

Friar's Nook (Magic Kingdom)
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Hot dogs, sandwiches and hand-made chips.

Frontera Cocina (Disney Springs)
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Gourmet Mexican dishes by celebrity Chef Rick Bayless, including bacon guacamole, red chili chicken enchiladas and the coconut lime quattro leches cake.

Gasparilla Island Grill (Grand Floridian)
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24-hour arcade and restaurant, featuring sandwiches, salads, pizza and burgers.

Gaston's Tavern(Magic Kingdom)
Gaston's Tavern dairy allergy
Quick service featuring snacks and LeFou's Brew.

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop  (Disney Springs)
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Chocolate and world-famous sundaes topped with fresh, homemade hot fudge.

Golden Oak Outpost (Magic Kingdom)
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Chicken breast sandwiches, chicken nuggets and flatbreads.

Grand Floridian Cafe(Grand Floridian)
Grand Floridian Cafe dairy allergyGrand Floridian Cafe peanut allergy
American fare overlooking the gardens and pool.

Hollywood & Vine(Hollywood Studios)
Hollywood & Vine dairy allergyHollywood & Vine peanut allergy
Breakfast and lunch buffets with Disney Characters. Dinner buffet with savory American cuisine.

Hollywood Brown Derby (Hollywood Studios)
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Beautify wood-paneled restaurant featuring the Brown Derby Cobb salad, seared steaks, grapefruit cake and classic cocktails.

Hollywood Scoops (Hollywood Studios)
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Hand-dipped ice cream cones, sundaes and chocolate-chip cookie sandwiches.

House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch  (Disney Springs)
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Enjoy performances by regional and national gospel groups while dining on Southern cuisine.

House of Blues®(Disney Springs)
House of Blues® dairy allergy
Southern cuisine is served in a live music club setting.

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar (Disney Springs)
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American casual cuisine and cocktails.

Kona Cafe(Polynesian Resort)
Kona Cafe dairy allergy
Casual restaurant featuring grilled ginger-crusted ribeye steak, macadamia-crusted mahi mahi and other traditional American fare.

Kona Island (Polynesian Resoirt)
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Coffee, tea, pastries, and fruit in the morning. For dinner, sushiincluding Volcano Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Sashimi, Tuna Poke, and Nigiri. Plus cocktails, wine, and sake.

Kouzzina by Cat Cora®(Boardwalk)
Kouzzina by Cat Cora® peanut allergy
Greek for "kitchen," a casual family restaurant featuring Mediterranean creations

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe (Epcot)
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Norwegian quick service, featuring smoke salmon sandwiches and other fast food.

Kusafiri Coffee Shop (Animal Kingdom)
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Quick service with muffins, pastries, cakes and freshly brewed coffee

La Cantina de San Angel(Epcot)
La Cantina de San Angel peanut allergy
Mexican quick service on the World Showcase Lagoon. Features tacos, empanadas and nachos.

La Hacienda de San Angel(Epcot)
La Hacienda de San Angel dairy allergyLa Hacienda de San Angel gluten free
Authentic Mexican cuisine.

Le Cellier Steakhouse(Epcot)
Le Cellier Steakhouse dairy allergyLe Cellier Steakhouse peanut allergy
Fine dining in the Canada Pavilion, designed as a castle's wine cellar.

Liberty Inn(Epcot)
Liberty Inn dairy allergyLiberty Inn peanut allergyLiberty Inn gluten free
Quick service in the American Pavilion featuring cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, salads and more.

Liberty Square Market(Magic Kingdom)
Liberty Square Market dairy allergyLiberty Square Market peanut allergyLiberty Square Market gluten free
Quick service with healthy snacks.

Liberty Tree Tavern(Magic Kingdom)
Liberty Tree Tavern dairy allergy
Hearty New England style lunch dishes.

Lotus Blossom Cafe (Epcot)
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Chinese quick service featuring potstickers, egg rolls, orange chicken and more.

Main Street Bakery (Magic Kingdom)
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Quick service bakery with ice cream sundaes, cookies and confections. Now featuring Starbucks coffee and food items.

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano(Hollywood Studios)

Casual Italian dining featuring brick-oven-baked pizzas, pastas, chicken, crispy calamari and seafood.

Marrakesh (Epcot)
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Moroccan cuisine.

Maya Grill(Coronado Springs)
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Nuevo Latino cuisine and classic American favorites.

Min & Bill's Dockside Diner  (Hollywood Studios)
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Quick service sandwiches, snacks and refreshments

Morimoto Asia (Disney Springs)
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Pan-Asian cuisine from Chef Morimoto of Iron Chef America.

Narcoossee's (Grand Floridian)
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Features Maine lobster, Alaskan salmon and filet mignon while overlooking the Magic Kingdom.

Nine Dragons(Epcot)
Nine Dragons dairy allergy
Chinese cuisine in a contemporary Asian restaurant.

Oasis Canteen  (Hollywood Studios)
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Funnel cakes with your choice of soft serve, strawberry or whipped cream topping, powdered or cinnamon sugar. Ice-cold beverages.

Outer Rim (Contemporary)
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Your favorite cocktails can be found here.

Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas(Disney Springs)
Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas gluten free
Featuring North, Central and South American cuisine, plus a huge tequila bar and nightly entertainment.

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (Magic Kingdom)
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Cheeseburgers, BBQ Sandwiches, Chili-Cheese Fries, wraps and salads.

Pepper Market(Coronado Springs)
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Buffet-style dining for breakfast and lunch, and a quick-service dining experience at dinner.

Perfectly Princess Tea Party (Grand Floridian)
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Tea with a Disney Princess in the The Garden View Tea Room.

Pinocchio Village Haus(Magic Kingdom)
Pinocchio Village Haus dairy allergyPinocchio Village Haus peanut allergy
Mac & cheese, PB & J Sandwiches, pizza, fries & desserts.

Pizza Planet (Hollywood Studios)
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Pizza, of course, plus meatball subs, salads, cookies, and arcade games

Pizza Window (Boardwalk)
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Pizza pie by the slice.

Pizzafari  (Animal Kingdom)
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Pizzas! Plus sandwiches, salads and beer

Planet Hollywood® (Disney Springs)
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Traditional American favorites in this star-themed casual dining atmosphere.

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (Magic Kingdom)
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Hand-scooped ice cream, floats, waffle-bowl sundaes and Mickey cones with chocolate ears.

Portobello(Disney Springs)
Portobello gluten free
Authentic Italian cuisine and fine wines.

Raglan Road™ Irish Pub and Restaurant(Disney Springs)
Raglan Road™ Irish Pub and Restaurant gluten free
Traditional Irish pub fare.

Rainforest Cafe(Animal Kingdom)
Rainforest Cafe dairy allergyRainforest Cafe peanut allergy
Jungle-themed restaurant with animated animals and featuring burgers, pasta, poultry and vegetarian selections

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