The Diamond Horseshoe at Magic Kingdom offers all-you-can-eat, family-style American fare.
My party of two spent about $90 on our meal, but we got an annual-passholder discount.
The restaurant's toffee cake is one of the best desserts I've had at Magic Kingdom.
I finally made it to Diamond Horseshoe in Magic Kingdom.
I've dined at a majority of the restaurants on Disney World property after working there and visiting for years, and my most recent venture was to the Diamond Horseshoe in Magic Kingdom.
The restaurant is in Frontierland right next to Liberty Tree Tavern. I've seen it in passing, but this was the first time I stopped in to try it.
Disney is great at nailing the tiny details, and this restaurant is no exception.
Upon entering, I was greeted at the front door by a pleasant employee who checked us in and led us to our table.
I was immediately transported to a saloon — similar to those I've seen in Western movies.
Toward the front of the restaurant is a stage with a self-playing piano and a bunch of tables. There's also a balcony to make it look more like an old-West music hall, but it's closed off to guests.
The all-you-can-eat menu was filled with classic American foods, starting with a mixed-green salad.
Both lunch and dinner at Diamond Horseshoe cost $39 for adults and $21 for kids, which definitely isn't the cheapest meal in the parks. But the food is served family-style, and it's all-you-can-eat.
The menu is very similar to the Liberty Tree Tavern next door, with plenty of comfort foods like mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, stuffing, and turkey.
We started with a mixed-green salad.
We also got a basket of bread for the table.
Along with the salad, we also got a basket of bread for the table.
I thought it was a little dry, but I ate it anyway because I was hungry — walking 15 miles a day at Magic Kingdom will do that to you.
The sides included mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and green beans.
I enjoyed the mashed potatoes, stuffing, and mac and cheese. But the green beans were a bit too buttery for my liking.
The main dishes were turkey, pot roast, and roasted pork.
I don't eat pork or pot roast, so I can't comment on those, but the turkey was amazing. It was soft, warm, and delicious.
Our waiter was really nice and came to check on us multiple times throughout the meal. He also refilled my lemonade several times without me asking, which was nice.
We ended up asking for more turkey, mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese.
Overall, the food was pretty average. But it's more elevated than the quick-service chicken nuggets and hot dogs you'd find at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café or Casey's Corner.
The Oooey Gooey toffee cake might be my new favorite dessert at Magic Kingdom.
After two rounds of food, I was stuffed and ready for dessert.
The Oooey Gooey toffee cake was delicious — probably one of my favorite treats I've had at Magic Kingdom.
The dessert is made with warm vanilla-toffee cake, chocolate sauce, and vanilla ice cream. It's really rich and decadent, making it the perfect way to end a meal.
The Diamond Horseshoe is worth a try next time you're at Disney World.
Normally, I'd venture to one of the resorts for a quick-service meal because I like them better than anything Magic Kingdom has to offer. But if you're looking for a higher-quality sit-down spot, Diamond Horseshoe is worth the price.
For two adults, with my 10% annual-passholder discount, the bill came out to $74.76. Once I added in the tip, it was $89.76.
I wouldn't consider Diamond Horseshoe a must-visit like Ohana at the Polynesian Resort or Ale & Compass at Yacht Club. But it's definitely on my list when I want comfort food at Magic Kingdom.
If you've never dined here, I think it's worth making a reservation for your next trip to Magic Kingdom.
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