REVIEW: New Tiffins Entrees (Fort McCoy Beef Tenderloin, Shrimp and Grits) at Animal Kingdom Among the Very Best at Walt Disney World

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Tiffins, the signature restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, rotates their menu A LOT. Despite only having reviewed the initial offerings for lunch and dinner on this site, we never seem to get around to writing a new review because when we go to write it, the menu flips yet again. We go to Tiffins often, at least 3-4 times a year, so it’s safe to say the menu changes are often positive, or at least there is still enough here that we enjoy to want to return every few weeks. Two new entrees added recently caught our eye, so we returned once again, and this time we’re getting around the review.

If you haven’t been in a few months, most of this will look different to you. Halibut is back on the menu, but it is not nearly as good as its original incarnation from when Tiffins first opened. Other new items include Shrimp and Grits, Fort McCoy Beef Tenderloin, and a Surf and Turf option/

The ramen featured pork for a bit, but now features duck.

Fort McCoy Beef Tenderloin ($49)

Char Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Loaded Crushed Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Bacon-Sherry Vinaigrette, Crispy Shallots

I know a lot of guests enjoyed the original filet options here, but this is far and away superior. The charred exterior is full of flavor and the beef cooked perfectly. The crushed potatoes are a nice side, and the Brussels sprouts are enjoyable, but the star of the dish is the meat and everything else gets lost in the shuffle. This is one of the best steaks you’re going to find on Walt Disney World property.

Shrimp and Grits ($33.00)

Anson Mills Grits, Applewood-smoked Bacon, Heirloom Tomatoes, Smoked Pepper Jam

The shrimp and grits comes in a generous portion size, which was helpful because you’re going to want to share this with everyone at the table. The sauce had more (and slightly different) spice to it than even a typical new orleans version of the dish, but it was extremely well-seasoned and a welcome interpretation of a classic dish. The grits somehow retained their slightly gritty texture while still creating a creamy effect underneath, a nice counter to the flavorful spice. This is one of our favorite dishes at any signature restaurant at Walt Disney World.

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About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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  • This is why I like Tiffins. Menu changes and I have something new to experience which I cannot say for the rest of Walt Disney World.

  • MR. CORLESS I have not had much success with tiffins. service was not up to par & my meal was not as expected . this after 2 visits , most recent 6 months ago. BUT that beef tenderloin may change my mind. I have found your dinning reviews for the most part to be spot on . will give tiffins a try again .

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