Disney World’s top dining spots have been vying for your foodie affections in our official DFB Table Service Restaurant Throw Down which kicked off recently!
Now maybe some of you haven’t been playing along with us in our DFB Table Service Restaurant Throw Down or haven’t been voting live on our Instagram stories (that’s okay, we forgive you!!). But we also know some of you who ARE following along might be curious to see how narrow some of these margins were! (Some were pretty surprising!)
Which Would You Pick If You Could Only Choose One Disney World Restaurant Between These Two Options:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House VS. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Boma?
Way back in round one, we thought Tusker House had met its match when it faced off against its Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge nemesis, Boma! Just kidding — these two buddies went to safari school together! 😉
But Tusker House beat out Boma by just 2,028 votes! That might not sound that narrow to you, but there are a LOT of people voting in this thing — 29,024 in fact! Boma had only 13,274 votes while Tukser House took home the win with 15,750!
Maybe the appeal of meeting Safari Mickey was just a liiiiittle more appealing than those Zebra Domes??
Epcot’s Le Cellier Steakhouse VS. Via Napoli?
We already know which one our readers chose in this epic clash of Epcot’s World Showcase iconic dining establishments (and we’ll share it with you in a sec!), but do you know which country’s flag you’re standing under — Le Cellier Steakhouse’s Canadian maple leaf or Via Napoli’s green, white, and red banner?
In fact, out of 29,194 votes, Via Napoli received 15,190 votes and took down Le Cellier Steakhouse (which got 14,004 votes) by only 900!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Sanaa VS. Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Tree Tavern?
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more-unlikely match-up than Sanaa vs. Liberty Tree Tavern in our tournament, but believe it or not, these very different styles of cuisine went head-to-head in round two!
And out of 29,831 votes, Sanaa received 14,527 votes, and fell to Liberty Tree Tavern which got 15,304 votes by a margin of just 777 votes! We were pretty shocked by these results considering you can watch Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge’s wildlife, like zebras and giraffes, while you dine at Sanaa, not to mention they have an incredible Indian-Style Bread Service and African curries to choose from! But we guess Liberty Tree Tavern’s classic turkey, gravy, and fixins were all it took to seal the deal (Oh yeah, and OF COURSE the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake!).
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club’s Beaches and Cream VS. Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest Restaurant (Dinner Service)
We can attest to being huge supporters of Beaches and Cream (having lovingly painted several oil paintings of the No Way Jose Sundae that are now hanging throughout our homes. It’s so good, you guys.). But seeing it go up against a savage beast like Be Our Guest Restaurant, we weren’t sure what the outcome would be!
But out of 30,828 votes, by the skin of its teeth, Beaches and Cream pulled out a “W” for all whipped cream kind with 15,708 votes, beating out Be Our Guests’s 15,120 votes by just 588 votes — our closest match YET!
These were some narrow escapes from certain death and we hope you’ve seen how history almost went the other way for some of these most-beloved restaurants! In the end, one restaurant emerged victorious above ALL OTHERS. Which was it? Gotta click here to see! 🙂
Be sure and check out who our readers crowned the winners of our Disney World Snack Madness Tournament here as well as our Official DFB Counter Service Restaurant Throwdown here!
And head over to follow us on Instagram to take part in our CURRENT BRACKET — RIDES!!!
Join the DFB Newsletter to get all the breaking news right in your inbox! Click here to Subscribe!
Are you surprised by the results of some of these close match-ups? Let us know in the comments below!