These are all the places I wouldn’t recommend going to on your next Disney World Vacation.
While I won’t go into too much detail, restaurants end up on this list for one of two reasons. Either they had very few food options, or the service/allergy awareness was very bad.
Your mileage may vary, but it would be dishonest of me to say that all of my experiences at Disney World while eating Gluten Free with Food Allergies are perfect!
See also: Locations not owned by Disney World (third party operating participants)
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***As Always, please speak to a qualified restaurant employee when ordering food. In order to see the most accurate ingredients and risk assessment, you will need to confirm allergy safety in real-time. This is my personal experience, I am not employed or endorsed by companies or brands mentioned.***
Post updated August 2022.
Skip These Restaurants at Magic Kingdom
I’m pretty disappointed with the new Menu at Tony’s. This used to be an easy reservation to get with lots of great gluten free and allergy options. There are still options for everyone- just with the Chef’s Modifications as there’s not a lot on the menu.
Aloha Isle, Sunshine Tree Terrace, Storybook Treats and Friars Nook are all firmly under the ‘we dont like to modify’ group. If you are looking to avoid stress or having to advocate for yourself, skip these four smaller quick serves for something less stressful. I’d recommend Plaza Ice Cream or certified allergy treats at The Confectionary.
Skip These Restaurants at EPCOT
San Angel Inn inside the Mexico Pavilion. Our experience was so bad, I’ve yet to try the other restaurant across the street as they are owned by the same company (though no issue with the quick serve or the Bar)
All of the Crepe Options in France. They go back and forth on allergy options/gluten free and I’ve been told opposite things at least 5 times (including two different managers).
Chefs de France. No Allergy Menu and the Chef was not confident plus concerned. I spent 35 dollars on plain unseasoned steak and salad.
Skip These Restaurants at Animal Kingdom
No issues here, but a warning for picky eaters that Tusker House might be too flavorful and different.
So All Table Service and any Quick Service with an Allergy Menu is good to go.
Skip These Restaurants at Hollywood Studios
Sci-Fi Dine In. Not only is the food boring, but I also had very bad anxiety with all of the soft death threats, hints of r@pe, and screaming every few minutes. See the review here.
Mama Melrose is a non-memorable option with safe boring eats. You can easily skip it, but if you go, you’ll have safe food (it’s a perfect last minute reservation option).
I also very much dislike ABC Commissary for gluten free, soy free, dairy free. It’s a good option for nut free.