8 Best Desserts at Disney World Table Service Restaurants

If you’re reading this article, chances are you saw the word DESSERT and thought, “ooh, yum”! We are right there with you, as a dessert at Walt Disney World is about as important to us as a big squeeze from Goofy! There are several grab-and-go desserts throughout the Disney parks and resorts, but some of the very best of the best desserts at located in Disney’s table service restaurants. Without further ado, check out our rundown of the eight best desserts you’ll want to snag a reservation for!


8 – Strawberry Shortcake @ Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

Let’s kick off the list with a classic favorite… Strawberry Shortcake! Adventure over to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, where you’ll find a hootenanny of a dinner show called the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue. Clap and smile along as entertaining performers dance, sing, and tell silly stories while on stage. The food here is downright delicious with limitless ribs, chicken, mashed potatoes, cornbread, and much more. Be sure to save room for the Strawberry Shortcake! Your dessert isn’t just placed in front of you but marched out in a fun way by the servers. Once the Strawberry Shortcake makes it to the table, you’ll be ready to dive into the moist shortcake with sweet strawberries and strawberry sauce sandwiched in between the cake. It’s topped off with whipped cream and a strawberry. Let’s just say this isn’t your ordinary strawberry shortcake!

7 – Whispering Cayon Pioneer Chocolate Cake @ Whispering Canyon Café

Looking for some rich chocolaty goodness? Then save some room for dessert at Whispering Canyon Cafe. This delicious dessert will satisfy your chocolate craving and leave you asking for more!

Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake

6 – Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake @ Liberty Tree Tavern

It’s Ooey… It’s Gooey… it’s Toffee Cake! Magic Kingdom is home to a delightful table service restaurant, boasting a New England-inspired cuisine, called Liberty Tree Tavern. Magic Kingdom guests will want to be sure to make a reservation at this restaurant for a chance to taste the memorable Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake! The “toffee cake” is actually very similar to a cookie with a crunchy, baked outside and “ooey gooey” center. This “cake” is topped with a mound of vanilla ice cream, chocolate and toffee chips, and a drizzle of chocolate and toffee sauces. The Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake is one dessert we are totally fine with blowing our diets for!

5 – Grapefruit Cake @ Hollywood Brown Derby

This is one of the most delectable desserts on the list! The Hollywood Brown Derby, located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is well known for its original Grapefruit Cake. It’s as delicious as it is charming in appearance! You’ll easily slide your fork into the layers of soft vanilla sponge cake, grapefruit cheesecake, and grapefruit jam. Each bite has a burst of refreshing grapefruit, but in a subtle way, so you won’t be left with that grapefruit pucker. This is a dessert made for Hollywood!


4 – Zebra Domes @ Boma – Flavors of Africa

Boma – Flavors of Africa, located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, has a dessert that is unique in taste and sight. “Zebra” and “Dome” are the two words you’ll want to remember when you begin to search the buffet at Boma. Thankfully they are easy little devils to spot. They are just like the name says… in the shape of a dome and have zebra-style stripes. The white dome is an Amarula Cream Liquor mousse and creamy white chocolate. It sits upon a thin crispy cake base and is then topped off with a chocolate drizzle and chocolate shavings. They are small desserts that pack a punch of rich and creamy goodness! You won’t be able to stop after just one, so be sure to put a few on your plate.

3 – Ohana Bread Pudding @ ‘Ohana

No table-service dessert list is complete without this classic! Located inside Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is the beloved ‘Ohana restaurant. The food here is AMAZING, to say the least, and comes in a bountiful supply. If the atmosphere and food don’t have you coming back for more, the Bread Puddling definitely will! The super moist and warm bread pudding easily falls apart on the plate when you dive in. It is served “à la mode” so get ready to watch the vanilla ice cream melt down the side of the pudding. To make it even more desirable, they top it off with a caramel sauce. YUM!

Bread Pudding at Ohana

2 – The Kitchen Sink @ Beaches & Cream Soda Shop 

Bring a friend (or three!) with you to Disney’s Beach Club Resort to have a fantastic meal at Beaches and Cream Soda Shop. This old-fashioned soda shop is bright will light beachy blues and pinks amidst the booths, tables, and bar tops. The jukebox sets the tone! After your classic burger and fries, go big or go home with The Kitchen Sink. The Kitchen Sink isn’t for the faint of heart as it’s a LOT (really, a LOT) of ice cream all at once. This is why it’s recommended for a group of four! Scoops of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies and cream, and mint chocolate chips are headed your way. What’s ice cream without some toppings? Well, Beaches & Cream will pile on every topping they have! When it is on the way to the table, an alarm goes off in the restaurant, and a big deal is made that you are about to divulge in The Kitchen Sink. Spoons up – you’ve got this!

1 – The Toledo Tapas Bar @ Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood

Hello beautiful! Elegance is the name. Taste is perfection. And that is all. Ok, well, we should give you a little more than that we suppose. Toledo, located at the top of the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs, is hitting a high note with their Toledo Tapas Bar dessert. Imagine a masterpiece of a plate where what is known as a “progressive dessert” awaits. The “bar” portion of the dessert is chocolate with a creamy yet crispy two layers. The real show is what sits on top of the bar. In colorful and very distinct sections, you’ll find flavors, including Spanish coffee, crunchy chocolate, raspberry mousse, and lemon curd. None of these flavors sound incredibly great all at one time, right? Well, the point of this dessert is to take your time tasting each level in a “progressive” form. This is THE dessert to have!

It’s so hard to stop at only 8 desserts, but our belts at tightening at just the thought of these so we better stop! Which table service restaurant dessert is your favorite?

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Matt & Kim

We have had a long time love affair with Disney. We love the magic and the memories we've made at Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. From lodging to dining to Genie+ we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us.
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