On my recent visit to Walt Disney World, I tried to eat in places I had either never been or ones I hadn't visited in many years. One of these was Liberty Tree Tavern, located in the Liberty Square area of the Magic Kingdom. My daughter and I had an early evening reservation and we brought our appetites!
Liberty Tree Tavern looks like a large 18th century home with a porch complete with benches. Inside there is a huge lobby with activities for children waiting for a table, plus a variety of seating for waiting adults.
First, we went inside to check in. We were greeted by Cast Members dressed in colonial America attire. (I am sad that I never ate here when it was a character meal with Mickey and Minnie in colonial dress.) While we waited for our table, several people stopped by wondering if they could just walk in, or if there was a bar where they could get a drink. Just to be clear, the answer to both of those questions is no. As with almost every sit down (or, as Disney calls them, Table Service) restaurant, you need a reservation and there is no bar where you can get a drink in the parks.
After a short wait, we were shown to our table in the Thomas Jefferson dining room. There are many different dining rooms in the Liberty Tree Tavern and each is named for an historic figure with decor to match.
Served family style, Liberty Tree offers a Thanksgiving style menu with generous portions. We ordered our iced teas and our server brought out dinner rolls with butter, plus a very nice, fresh "Declaration Salad." Both were excellent.
Next, we were served the main platter of food. On it was roast turkey, prime rib of beef, and carved pork. Side dishes included mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, herbed bread dressing, corn and cranberry sauce. Everything tasted good. I especially liked the cranberry sauce, which was not from a can! The macaroni and cheese was the weakest part of the meal, but still pretty tasty.
For dessert, we had the famous "Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake" served with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Even though I was pretty full from the yummy dinner, I still managed to eat some of the cake - it was so good! It reminded me of some really good bread puddings that I've had. The caramel sauce was delicious!
Overall, we enjoyed the peace and quiet of Liberty Tree Tavern and would definitely consider eating here in the future. If it was a very hot day, the food might not be quite as appealing, however. It would also be a perfect choice around Thanksgiving or Christmas time.
Mary Graham is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters & Castles Travel. She has visited Walt Disney World over 20 times and finds something new each and every visit. Her favorite ride is Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and her favorite character is Dumbo. She loves helping families, especially first time visitors, plan their vacations to Walt Disney World as well as other Disney destinations.