Celebrating Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World

Celebrating Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World - Liberty Tree Tavern

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to celebrate all of your many blessings and spend time with loved ones. Walt Disney World is a popular destination for family Thanksgiving vacations. While the Disney Parks are filled with fun attractions, loveable characters, and all kinds of memories to be made, they also have wonderful places to celebrate the holiday with a Thanksgiving dinner.

Liberty Tree Tavern

Located in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom is a table service restaurant that will take you back to colonial times in America. Wood paneling, candelabra chandeliers, and a large brick fireplace set the tone as you enter Liberty Tree Tavern. The 6 rooms of the restaurant are themed in tribute to U.S. historical figures Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Paul Jones, Paul Revere, Betsy Ross, and of course, our first president George Washington.

Liberty Tree Tavern Menu

The fall harvest bounty menu at Liberty Tree Tavern makes it a top choice for your Thanksgiving celebration. The family-style dinner begins with a mixed greens salad served with house-made dressing. The star of the show is the Patriot’s Platter consisting of roasted turkey breast, pot roast, carved pork roast, and side dishes including mashed potatoes, seasonal veggies, herb stuffing, and house-made macaroni and cheese. Dessert is the delicious Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake. In addition to the family-style dinner, there are also a la carte menu options. If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving at Liberty Tree Tavern, I highly recommend the All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Bill of Fare.

Liberty Tree Tavern Review

While I’m typically not a huge fan of traditional Thanksgiving-style foods, the food at Liberty Tree Tavern is quite tasty. On my last visit, I enjoyed the Freedom Pasta which doesn’t appear to be on the menu anymore. My parents, who do enjoy this type of food, love visiting Liberty Tree Tavern. In fact, they visit the restaurant on just about every trip. Liberty Tree Tavern is my best recommendation for a Thanksgiving dinner in the parks.

Celebrating Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World - The Garden Grill
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The Garden Grill

Epcot is home to another great choice for your Thanksgiving dinner. Located in The Land pavilion is The Garden Grill. This revolving restaurant serves up delicious fares, many grown inside the pavilion. Lunch or dinner at The Garden Grill includes a visit with friends such as Chip, Dale, Mickey, and Pluto.

The Garden Grill Menu

The Chip ‘n’ Dale Harvest Feast at The Garden Grill serves a delicious menu of all-you-can-eat dishes. For your Thanksgiving dinner, dine on a harvest-inspired garden salad, all-natural sliced turkey breast with turkey gravy, and grilled beef with chimichurri. Side dishes accompanying your meal include creamy mashed potatoes, french fries, macaroni & cheese, seasonal vegetables, and herb and leek stuffing. Conclude your meal with a delectable dessert of berry shortcake with whipped cream.

The Garden Grill Review

The Garden Grill is one of my favorite restaurants at Epcot. Dining with the characters is always a delight. Chip, Dale, Mickey, and Pluto will stop by your table for photos and fun antics. Take in the sights around the pavilion as the restaurant slowly rotates while you dine. You’ll be able to view the center of the pavilion, as well as, scenes from the Living with The Land boat ride.

As I mentioned earlier, I’m generally not a big fan of the type of food served at The Garden Grill. My family visited the restaurant as part of the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package last year. I was looking forward to the restaurant itself, as it’s a very fun and unique experience. I was not looking forward to the food, as the menu had changed from the last time I visited. My thoughts on the menu changed, however, once our food arrived. The salad was delicious. The meat and veggies were so good that I even had seconds. I greatly enjoyed the macaroni & cheese. My favorite dish of the meal was the berry shortcake. It was amazing! The Garden Grill is always a great experience and I highly recommend dining at this unique restaurant.

Your Thoughts

Have you celebrated Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World? If you have, where did you enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner? If you haven’t visited the parks for Thanksgiving, where would you like to dine if you were to celebrate at Walt Disney World? I look forward to hearing your recommendations in the comments below.

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