It seems that sometimes my stomach reminds me of things, because as I sat getting hungry this afternoon, I quickly remembered a DVCFan poll that we had never recapped!

A little less than two months ago, we asked you, our DVC Fan Community, which DVC Resort is the best destination for the foodie at heart. Fast-forward over 1,800 votes and many hunger pains later, and we have the results:

Best DVC Resort for Foodies – The Results

Let’s take a quick look at our top five and see what they have on the menu:

1) Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas – 33.1%

As the runaway favorite with around twice as many votes as second place, Animal Kingdom Lodge is truly the ideal resort for any foodie. The resort offers five locations to get your grub on, including, Jiko – The Cooking PlaceBomaThe MaraSanaa, and the Maji Pool Bar.

I personally absolutely love the Indian-style Bread Service offered at Sanaa, but also make sure that I leave some room for their Spice Trade Candy Bar as well.  

Best DVC Resort for Foodies - The Results
Spice Trade Candy Bar – Sanaa

2) Grand Floridian Villas – 16.7%

The Grand Floridian begins a theme of some of our top five in this poll, as it offers multiple ways to experience some good eats.  

As a stand-alone, it is home to some fantastic food offerings, including the properties flagship fine dining restaurant Victoria and Albert’s, as well as approximately ten other restaurants and lounges across the resort.  

The property additionally benefits from its location on the Monorail Loop, allowing quick access to a variety of other dining options around Seven Seas Lagoon.

3) BoardWalk Villas – 16.0%

As a close third, the BoardWalk Villas offers guests a wide range of unique dining options within a close walking distance of the resort. Any and every food group can be accessed by strolling the boards, or taking a quick walk, ferry, or Skyliner to Epcot or Hollywood Studios.  

Personally, I was slightly surprised that BoardWalk did this well given the common complaint that the resort has no restaurants accessible from inside the guest area. Also, for quick comparison, Beach Club Villas located a short distance away only received three percent of the votes on our poll.

Best DVC Resort for Foodies - The Results

4) Bay Lake Tower – 13.2%

Bay Lake Tower, more than any other resort in our top five, truely benefits from its location. Guests of this resort can hop on a monorail to a variety of dining destinations, as well as walk to the Magic Kingdom, or take a quick boat ride to Wilderness Lodge.  

The Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower is also home to my all-time personal favorite restaurant in Walt Disney World, California Grill. If you have yet to experience dinner or brunch here, you should immediately stop reading this article and book a reservation for your next trip.    

5) Polynesian Villas – 9.1%

Rounding out our top five is, of course, another Monorail Loop property, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Similar to the Grand Floridian, this resort offers a wide variety of dining options from table service, quick service, as well as various pool bars and lounges. A few notable fan favorites include ‘OhanaKona Cafe, and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.

Worth noting is the fact that if you add up the Monorail Loop results, these resorts took in a total of 39% of the votes that were cast, making this area technically the best overall for some good food at Walt Disney World.

Best DVC Resort for Foodies - The Results
Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

During the poll, we also asked you to share with us some of the reasons you voted for your favorite foodie resort. Here are what a few of you head to say:

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There you have it, our top DVC Resorts for the foodie at heart. Let us know in the comments what you think of the results and whether you will be planning your next Disney Vacation Club adventure around what you are hungry for! 

Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!

3 thoughts on “Best DVC Resort for Foodies – The Results

  • If your going for location as Bay Lake Towers has to use Disney’s Contemporary Resort so really is a different location and you mention a short hop on a monorail to go else where which is strange why it is in the top 5 when your going to another location then you would say 100% Saratoga Springs as its a short hop over a walk bridge to the largest selection of restaurants on Disney Property with the extreme in budget and tastes.

    • Saratoga Springs has more to offer since it’s a short walk or boat ride to many great food choices. Still is the best deal for DVC hands down.

  • We went to Mara last time we were on property because of people talking about it on the Dis and I found it just kind of ordinary but plan to try again.

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