Let's look at the contenders for this year's Best Restaurant award

June 28, 2016, 8:18 AM · Next Monday we will reveal the winners of the 15th Annual Theme Park Insider Awards. Yesterday, we looked at some of the contenders for this year's Best New Attraction award. Today, we offer the finalists for the Best Restaurant honors. As with all the Theme Park Insider Awards, your ratings will determine the winners.

The restaurant among the 40 listed below with the highest average reader rating will win the Best Theme Park Restaurant Award. Then we will award honors to the top-rated restaurants in the other three categories from which the overall winner did not come.

Best In-Park Table Service Restaurant

Best In-Park Counter Service Restaurant

Best Hotel Restaurant

Best Character Dining

If you've eaten at any of these restaurants in the past year, please follow the links above to submit your rating. You don't need to be registered with the site, but if you are, you can leave a short review, too. Then please follow us on Twitter and on Facebook to get first notice of when we post the award winners on July 4.


Replies (4)

June 28, 2016 at 11:02 AM · How does the voting work? You rate it and put in a comment? The ratings are not numerical so does this mean Perfect = 10?
June 28, 2016 at 11:46 AM · There are ten ratings you can give. While the numbers are not shown, it's assumed the top is 10 and they work their way down.
June 28, 2016 at 12:54 PM · Perhaps there should also be a category for restaurants in Disney Springs/CityWalk/equivalent shopping and dining centers? There are many great restaurants throughout that are as much a part of a theme park vacation as those listed. I know there's not a section for rating those yet which would make it difficult for this year but it may be worth considering for the future.

I also question the validity of some of these ratings at times. I have an awfully difficult time believing many of the Asian attractions and restaurants legitimately meet the "threshold" of responses to qualify. I strongly suspect visitors read from others how great something is and go give it a high rating without having tried it for themselves e.g. just about everything at TDR. The amount of visitors who complain that they will never get to experience the overseas parks and attractions and the results of these awards seem rather inconsistent. I wish there were a way to remedy this.

June 29, 2016 at 7:22 AM · Every vote requires an accompanying photo of yourself at the restaurant! Hahaha.

My best memory is my 1 year wedding anniversary dinner at Victoria & Albert. But I still love the atmosphere of Le Cellier.

I've been to HKDL and Shanghai Disney and couldn't recommend anything food-wise at either. They really are lacking when it comes to options for the ol' stomach.

I really want to try the SS Columbia and Walt's.

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