Contemporary Resort Dining

The Disney Contemporary Resort dining offers some of the great iconic Walt Disney World restaurants. When you consider all of the dining available just a monorail ride away, this is a great location for dining.

California Grill

The California Grill is the premier signature dining establishment at the Contemporary. Located on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort, this place offers fabulous sweeping views of the Walt Disney World property, particularly the adjacent Magic Kingdom theme park. The California Grill recently re-opened after extensive renovations that include new floor-to-ceiling windows, a creative new menu and an expanded wine list. The food is creative and light, a fusion of California cuisine that changes seasonally. Enjoy innovative American food, seafood and sushi which is prepared in the open kitchen.

The California Grill is one of my favorite Walt Disney World restaurants and it is always a pleasure to return to this place. The service is stellar. The wait staff are extremely accommodating the families and also to couples. This is a great place for an adult meal, though it is a little loud. The California Grill also has a lounge that offers the same menu as the restaurant.

Enjoy the spectacular views from the California Grill including the Magic Kingdom fireworks. The restaurant has an awesome bird's eye view of the pyrotechnical display. They dim the lights and pipe in the soundtrack to the Wishes fireworks display. The view of the fireworks is great, though off center from the castle. If you do not have a table by the window you can go outside and enjoy the show from the deck. Try to get a reservation for sunset or during the Magic Kingdom fireworks.

If you would like a window seat, state so when making your reservation and also again at check in. This is a popular request, and is not guaranteed.

Chef Mickey's

Chef Mickey’s is the quintessential character breakfast buffet at the Disney resorts. A must-do for many families, this place is huge, loud, chaotic and a lot of fun. Enjoy ample quantities of above average buffet food as the monorail glides overhead through the Contemporary Resort lobby. Kids enjoy parades with the characters. Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie and Pluto usually appear. The breakfast buffet includes a huge variety of American food, including Mickey waffles, pancakes, serve to order omelets, fresh fruit, breakfast pizza, eggs and pastries.

The restaurant also offers a dinner buffet.The dinner buffet is also huge and includes a salad bar, prime rib, ham, chicken, salmon and a dessert bar.

Book your reservations 180 days in advance if you would like to eat here as it is a very popular Contemporary Resort dining destination.

Contempo Cafe

The Contempo Café offers quick service dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serves standard American fare. Grab n go items are available.

Contemporary Grounds

This quick service location sells coffee, tea, smoothies and bakery items.

Cove Bar

This lounge is located in the Bay Lake Tower serving Disney Vacation Club guests. Serves sandwiches, salads and drinks.

Outer Rim Lounge

The Outer Rim Lounge is on the 4th floor concourse near Chef Mickey's. A bar menu is available.

The Soundbar

This is the pool bar serving burgers and drinks.

The Wave...of American Flavors

The Wave is a casual site down eatery offering unique American food. This restaurant off the lobby of the Contemporary Hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu focuses on fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients.

The cool Wave Lounge is located inside the restaurant.

Room service is available 24 hours a day to round out the Contemporary Resort dining options.

Contemporary Resort dining is stellar. From the outstanding California Grill to dining with the characters at Chef Mickeys, fresh food of the Wave and casual dining options, everyone will find something to love.

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