The Plaza Resturant Gluten Free and Food Allergy Review

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If you’re in Magic Kindom for the day, there are many places that you can eat! Tucked on the back side of main street is the plaza restaurant, and it’s easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it! But, once you know it’s there, you’ll enjoy this hidden gem because of it’s great price point and simple eats.

While it’s not a character meal like Crystal Palace or themed like Tony’s, it is a sit down meal with great A/C and a gorgeous view of the castle.

Where’s it located

If you are walking down main street towards the castle, it’s directly to the right of the plaza ice cream shop! If you are coming from tomorrowland it will be on your left.

ADA friendly

Yes, it had automatic doors and ample walking room. I did see several tables that could easily accommodate a mobility device and there were no steps.

However, it is one of the smaller restaurants (smaller than tony’s I’d say) and could be a problem if the area was packed.

What’s Special There?

Ooooo we didn’t get them this time (I’m avoiding Dairy on my TED and we removed milk from the kids diets) they have bottom less milkshakes! My nonFA friend says that they are delicious and a real treat! They really do just keep bringing them out until you say Uncle!

Precautions and Eating with Allergies at Disney World

For one, when you reserve dining, make sure to list your allergies (they don’t have options for all, so pick what you can!) Then CLARIFY at check in that you have allergies, get an allergen menu and ask to speak to a chef or manager.

Please consider talking to a manager or chef- especially if you have more than one allergy and ESPECIALLY if you have a cashier that might seem like they don’t know what they are doing.

As far as the kitchens, Disney has dedicated allergy kitchens and we know that they follow FARE guidelines. If they have a risk of CC they tell you.

For me, the times I’ve had exposure was when the cashier/server didn’t understand/didn’t properly list the allergies/gave me incorrect information. In their defense, they aren’t necessarily trained in allergies- so talk to a chef or manager if you are concerned.

You know those gut feelings that something isn’t right. Speak up! They have never (ok once at a quick serve place did a cashier give me grief) given me any problems.

Our Review and what we ate

My husband had a sandwich not pictured (seriously we were so hungry after waiting forever for our food!)

We ended up with some whole food options and some basics that we enjoy throughout the parks.

Chicken and a Veggie Stir Fry- oil was soy.
Chicken Tenders and Fries for the kids

Ordering Food and The Allergy Menus

I will say, we had a difficult time communicating with the chef and the server BUT this happens every 3rd or 4th visit. Some people get it, some don’t, so I was just very clear with what we could and couldn’t have. Very happy to report that there was no reaction and the kids were happily fed!

Waiting around for our food- feeling cute, might complain later 😬 actually we found out our waiter had fallen in the back and it took a minute to get our order put in because they were focused on that- she ended up going home earlier. I felt bad.

We did eat with family that was nonFA and it was a somewhat comparable meal HOWEVER their food came out at least 20 minutes before ours did. My husband actually took the kids outside so they could eat and we fed them some snacks we had packed (always have snacks!)

Kids Food Allergy Options
Entrees Food Allergy Options
Appetizers Food Allergy Options
Food Allergy Dessert Options
REGULAR MENU

FAQ’s

How are the views of the castle? Honestly, they’re perfect! Not quite as breathtaking as an Ohana view, but still totally magical. It was an overcast day and we could see so much detail from our seat inside!

Conclusion

Between the fair price points (for Disney World that is) and the variety, it’s likely we’ll be back. But, if we have the choice, we would pick Tony’s over plaza any day.

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