Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort has some of the most delicious dining options on property! Taking flavors from Hawaii for their flavor, there are many dining options at every budget at this resort. This guide to Disney’s Polynesian Resort Dining will share descriptions and reviews of all the dining choices available. Be warned though, so many tasty options you may not have time to try them all.
If you are staying on Disney property and not staying at the resort, it is very easy to get to. Just take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and then from there you can jump on the Monorail or boat. You can also use Minnie Vans or another ride-sharing service.
If you have your car you may park at the Polynesian resort for free for your dining experience, but can not park the whole day.
Be sure to also check out the Polynesian resort while you are there. Disney’s Polynesian resort is gorgeous and has a lot of photo opps.
Disney’s Polynesian Resort Dining Options
Some of the most popular Disney foods can be found at the Polynesian such as the famous Dole Whip, Tonga Toast, and Friendship Bread pudding.
- 1 Disney’s Polynesian Resort Character Dining
- 2 Polynesian Resort Table Service Dining
- 3 Polynesian Resort Quick Service Dining
- 4 Polynesian Resort Bars and Lounges
- 5 Polynesian Dinner Show
- 6 Captain Cook's
- 7 The Polynesian's Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is Disney Magic for Adults
- 8 'Ohana's Dinner Review
- 9 Best Friends 'Ohana Breakfast | Dine with Lilo and Stitch
- 10 Spirit of Aloha Luau Dinner Show
- 11 Breakfast at Kona Cafe at The Polynesian Resort Review
Disney’s Polynesian Resort Character Dining
The Poly has one character dining experience, ‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast. You get to meet Lilo & Stitch, Mickey Mouse, and Pluto. Breakfast hours are typically 7:30 am until noon.
Polynesian Resort Table Service Dining
‘Ohana – The restaurant reopens at 3:30 for a dinner filled with Hawaiian specialties. This is a perfect place to watch the Happily Ever fireworks show.
Kona Cafe – This café infuses a bit of Asian flavor into traditional American meals and has an onstage sushi kitchen.
The Polynesian resort has a variety of places for you to grab a drink. From the super-themed Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto to the Barefoot Pool Bar you will find what you are looking for. Other bars are the Tambu Lounge and the Oasis Bar and Grill.
Polynesian Resort Quick Service Dining
Kona Island– You can grab some of the lunch and dinner items that are offered at the Kona Cafe. Nice little spot. This is a great spot to grab some Kona coffee and a pastry on the way to the monorail.
Captain Cooks – One of the best resort quick service dining options on Disney World property. You can also get the famous Tonga toast served at the Kona Cafe at a cheaper price.
Pineapple Lanai – Grab the famous Dole Whip here!
Polynesian Resort Bars and Lounges
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto – A Jungle cruise themed bar experience with tasty, fun drinks and appetizers.
Tambu Lounge – Pull up a stool at this enchanting 2nd-floor bar located right next to ‘Ohana where you’ll find tropical drinks and Hawaiian-inspired appetizers.
Barefoot Pool Bar – Resort Guest only access pool bar serving cocktails, beer, wine, smoothies, and tasty appetizers.
Polynesian Dinner Show
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show – If you are looking for the Ultimate Polynesian dining experience, the luau is one you will not want to miss. It’s an all you care to eat dinner feast with hula dancing, fire dancing, and more!
Disney’s Polynesian Resort Dining Reviews
Captain Cooks is the quick service dining location at the Polynesian resort. So many great options beyond burgers and fries.
The Polynesian's Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is Disney Magic for Adults
Trader Sam's is a fun Jungle Cruise themed bar.
'Ohana's Dinner Review
O' Hanas Dinner is an amazing all you care to eat meal with tasty meats and their famous bread pudding!
Best Friends 'Ohana Breakfast | Dine with Lilo and Stitch
All you Care to Eat Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch. You also see Mickey and Pluto!
Spirit of Aloha Luau Dinner Show
Fun luau with Polynesian dancing and an all-you-care-to-enjoy, family-style feast.
Breakfast at Kona Cafe at The Polynesian Resort Review
Review of the Breakfast at the Kona Cafe.
So which Polynesian Resort Dining option is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!