A few years ago while planning a trip to Disney, I was looking through my travel books trying to decide another sit down meal for the Magic Kingdom. We always go to the Crystal Palace, which we did earlier that week, but I wanted to try something new. I came across Liberty Tree Tavern, and decided to reserve it for our second trip to the MK that week. Trying something different sounded like a good plan.
When our awesome vacation finally came, and we were on day 5 (our second trip to the MK) it was time to eat. Liberty Tree Tavern is in Liberty Square. I’ve passed it many times before, making the rounds near the Haunted Mansion. We went inside to check in, and my first impression was “oh”. That was it. It has that rustic, Colonial period atmosphere. Not sure what I was expecting, but it was like stepping our of the Magic, and stepping back in time. I wasn’t sure I wanted to eat there, it didn’t seem like the other restaurants I’ve eaten at before while at Disney. I decided to be adventurous and give it a go. I’m so glad I did.
When we sat down, we were greeted right away. Our servers name was Russell. Yes, I remember his name, because he was one of the best we’ve ever had, he was great. The food at Liberty Tree is served family style. The first items brought were salad and bread. Then a huge variety of home style dinner choices arrived. We had a plate with turkey, beef, and pork on it, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, veggies, gravy, etc…. Oh my!! The food was outstanding. I was really amazed at how good everything was, it was even better than home made. We ate, and ate, and ate….. Then, in usual Disney fashion, Russell brought us dessert. It was an apple dish with vanilla ice cream. Being that it wasn’t chocolate, I wasn’t sure my kids would like it. I was SO wrong! Everyone devoured that delicious dessert pretty quickly! My family left Liberty Tree Tavern happy and full!
With all the times I have been to Disney World, and as many times as I’ve walked past, I can’t believe I had never tried Liberty Tree Tavern before. I had learned to not judge a book by it’s cover. While Liberty Tree didn’t have that usual fantasy-like appearance, it sure did have that same Disney quality. In conclusion, if you have never been to Liberty Tree Tavern, I would highly recommend that you give it a try. If you want to have an amazing dining experience, and leave full and happy, then Liberty Tree Tavern is the place to go. Oh, and you can stop by the Christmas store while you’re there, it’s close by!