All of the NEW Restaurants in Disney World That Have Opened Since Your Last Trip

Keeping up with Disney World news is a full-time job. You can trust us, because, well, it is our full-time job.

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And dining changes are a whole different beast altogether. Planning a trip can be overwhelming for someone who hasn’t been there in a while — especially when there are new restaurants that weren’t there on your most recent visit. But, we’ve eaten at every single restaurant in Disney World and are sharing all of the new ones that might have opened since your last trip!

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Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Roundup Rodeo BBQ is a new Table Service restaurant in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Roundup Rodeo BBQ takes guests on a rootin’ tootin’ dining experience in a new play area: a RODEO arena, created by Andy himself. Andy has taken some of his favorite games and play sets to create the scene with both Western toys and other items coming together to make a bright and colorful mash-up atmosphere.

Roundup Rodeo BBQ

You’ll dine among “play sets” of a western town and train station while rodeo festivities take place during the meal of All-You-Care-to-Enjoy BBQ fare served family-style! Platters feature house-smoked meats, classic sides, and miniature “sweet surprises,” and you can see the FULL MENU with food photos here.


This is a great spot for folks looking to eat a LOT of different food all for one price. There are plenty of different items to sample on the menu like pork, brisket, chicken, sausage, and so many sides you probably won’t even get to them all!

Click Here for Our FULL REVIEW of Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Energy Bytes

This kiosk — located by  TRON Lightcycle / Run in Magic Kingdom — serves up quick bites throughout the day, including breakfast! Morning visitors can look forward to doughnuts and cold brew coffee. The rest of the day features savory options including Digital Dumplings in both Buffalo Chicken and Beef & Broccoli varieties.

NEW Energy Bytes stand

Sweets include Strawberry IceOform featuring strawberry ice cream mochi and a frozen Watermelon Refresher. The Strawberry IceOform was the perfect blend of cheesecake and ice cream! The strawberry gel at the bottom offered a nice tang that pairs well with the sweet cheesecake foam. If you don’t enjoy the chewy texture of traditional mochi, you might want to avoid this dish.

Strawberry IceOform!

When we tried them, these bites were a new and exciting addition to Magic Kingdom and overall pretty tasty!

Check Out Our Full Review of Energy Bytes Here

Rosa Mexicano

Rosa Mexicano is a chain restaurant that has opened its first Orlando-area location at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin! The new restaurant offers “an elevated fiesta dining experience” which includes signature menu items and award-winning margaritas.

Rosa Mexicano

The menu at Rosa Mexicano offers a contemporary interpretation of authentic Mexican cuisine which includes beloved classics and innovative dishes that pay tribute to Mexico’s richly varied culinary regions. Over 100 varieties of tequila and agave-based spirits are featured. The restaurant’s signature frozen pomegranate margarita (which was named the best in New York City!) is also available.

Rosa Mexicano Spread

When we dined there, we had a really good experience at Rosa Mexicano. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The setting was really great, with those beautiful windows, unique artwork, and upbeat music. Plus the food was good, with the Roasted Chicken Suizas being a real highlight.

Check Out Our Full Rosa Mexicano Review Here

BoardWalk Deli

The BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Resort was transformed into BoardWalk Deli in 2022, but still serves up some yummy baked goods! Select favorites from BoardWalk Bakery are served at the Deli, including the Brownie Cheesecake, Coconut Macaroon, and the Cookies & Cream Cupcake!

BoardWalk Deli

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are offered, and guests enjoy items like house-baked bagels, an “overstuffed warm pastrami Reuben” or a hand-piped cannoli.

BoardWalk Deli spread

The menu isn’t completely unique or groundbreaking, but most of what we ate, we really liked. We highly recommend those bagel sandwiches and the Cinnamon Yummy. Our least favorites were definitely the half-moon cookie, the banana bread, and the underseasoned ciabatta sandwich. We hope to try more of those pastries in the future! 

See Our Full Review of BoardWalk Deli Here

Carousel Coffee

You can find Carousel Coffee at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, located just off the lobby. Coffee (by Joffrey’s!), tea, and pastries are on offer. Keep an eye out for seasonal drinks and unique options like a Dark Cherry Mocha Frozen Blended Coffee (which Disney shares are a flavor staple of “coffee shops, family-owned delis, and ice cream parlors along the shores” in keeping with the BoardWalk’s vintage seaside theme).

Carousel Coffee

As far as the eats, you can grab classic snacks such as the Vintage Mickey & Minnie Sugar Cookie, Banana Bread, Croissants, Muffins, NJ Crumb Cake, Bagels, and a Mickey Brownie up for grabs.

Carousel Coffee

Carousel Coffee is a great option for coffee and snacks just steps outside of EPCOT. While everything we tried was pretty sweet, we did enjoy everything we had (though the sugar cookie wasn’t our favorite!). Give Carousel Coffee a try if you’re staying at the BoardWalk or another nearby resort, or if you find yourself walking on Disney’s BoardWalk.

Click Here for Our Full Carousel Coffe Review

Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw is scooping up its unique signature ice cream flavors on the West Side of Disney Springs! The family-run business is known for unique flavors of handmade, small-batch ice cream utilizing local, organic, and sustainable ingredients.

Salt and Straw in Disney Springs

The Disney Springs location includes favorites like Honey Lavender and Chocolate Gooey Brownie, along with unique flavors specific to Florida including The Salty Donut Guava & Cheese and Panther Coffee Chocolate Tres Leches. (You can even get a treat for your pup.)

Toasted Oak Milk & Cookies from Salt & Straw

P.S. Salt & Straw is a popular spot! Find out how you can avoid the long lines here, and find out how the Virtual Queue works on BUSY days at Salt & Straw HERE.

Check Out a Review of Salt & Straw Here

Connections Café and Eatery

Connections Café and Eatery is a brand new fast-casual Quick Service restaurant (and home to Starbucks coffee) in EPCOT’s World Celebration! The Connections Cafe side serves as the NEW home to Starbucks in the park.

Connections Cafe

At Connections Eatery (the restaurant side), look for dishes inspired by global flavors, including a selection of sandwiches such as a French Bistro Burger, a Mediterranean Burger, and a Banh Mi Burger. Salads include a Niçoise-style Salad and General Tso Chicken Salad. 

Craving pizza? You’ll find a Meatball Pizza and even a Curry Spice Pizza, in addition to Pepperoni! Classic Chicken Nuggets and Cheeseburgers are up for grabs on the Kids’ Menu, as well.

Connections Eatery food

The booth seats in Connections Eatery have built-in USB ports and outlets so you can charge your phone while you eat if you have a charging cable on you. BUT there are also tables with wireless charging capabilities — check them out here!

See Our Opening Review of Connections Eatery Here


Inspired by the “tastes and cultures of the Mediterranean region,” Amare is the signature restaurant of the Swan Reserve. The cuisine at Amare focuses on fresh, premium ingredients, seafood, citrus, olive oils, pasta, and pitas. There is also an extensive Mediterranean-based wine list available, including specialized wine flights. You’ll find breakfast, lunch, and dinner here.


Lunch options include salads, flatbreads, and entrees such as grilled line-caught mahi-mahi. Dinner selections feature items like hearth-fired Tiger Prawns and charred octopus, sea bass al cartoccio, and handmade manti dumpling filled with baharat spiced lamb, cauliflower, roasted eggplant, tomato, and yogurt sauce.

Amare dinner

We really liked Amare, but we’re not sure if everyone will. This restaurant probably isn’t for everybody, because some of the food items are more on the unique side and may not be the most approachable. If you have picky eaters in your party, this restaurant may not satisfy the whole group, so definitely take that into consideration before making a reservation.

See Our Full Review of Amare at the Swan Reserve

Don’t worry — you’ll have plenty more spots to try on your next trip to Disney World, and more restaurants are on the way, too! Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya will be a table-service restaurant coming to EPCOT this summer, Summer House on the Lake will open in “late 2023” at Disney Springs, and The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers will be coming to Disney’s BoardWalk in 2023.

There are so many ways to experience the feeling of a Disney Thrill across the Walt Disney World Resort. Whether it’s trying a new attraction, meeting a favorite Disney Character face to face, eating a classic Disney snack or ending the night with a nighttime spectacular, there is something to thrill the whole family. At Disney Springs, guests can experience the thrill of Summer House on the Lake, opening in late 2023 featuring California-inspired artisanal pizzas, pasta, fresh salads, sandwiches, and more. (DISNEY)

With DOZENS of places to eat at Disney World, we know it can be tough to plan your meals. That’s why we wrote the DFB Guide to Dining at Walt Disney World. We have reviews, pictures, and details about every restaurant all in one digital download – along with ALL of our best tips and strategies from decades of Disney World trips. We’ve got a special discount code for DFB readers, too! Use WDW2023 at checkout for 25% off!

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