Hello everyone! Here are some of my favorite quick service restaurants that are my go-to’s when looking for a quick service meal at the Walt Disney World Resort:
1. Pinocchio Village Haus
This is ALWAYS my go-to choice of quick service restaurant at the Magic Kingdom. The food is delicious, from flatbreads to salads to a chicken parm sandwich. Every meal I’ve had here has been fresh and full of diverse options compared to the usual burgers and chicken tenders offered at many locations across the Magic Kingdom. I also love that you can see over “It’s a Small World” – I love sitting and waving to people as they set off on the ride!
2. Flame Tree Barbecue
There’s nothing I love more than a good barbecue pulled pork sandwich. At Flame Tree Barbecue, the options are endless with pulled pork, barbecue rips, or a smoked turkey breast sandwich. They also just expanded their seating area, as it used to be so crowded, now there is more room to sit and enjoy! Some entrees at Flame Tree can be a little pricey compared to other quick service restaurants but the quality and portion size make it well worth it. For instance, if you’re looking to split a meal while in Animal Kingdom the full rack of ribs (priced at $20) can easily feed 2-3 adults making it an excellent value.
3. La Cantina de San Angel
La Cantina de San Angel is a delicious quick service option with a view over World Showcase Lagoon in the center of Epcot. Menu items here include many different types of tacos, nachos, chicken dishes, as well as salads. It is just as yummy as the sit down option inside the Mexico pavilion for only a fraction of the price. While we suggest ordering margaritas inside the pavilion at La Cava del Tequila, La Cantina offers a wide variety of Mexican sodas as well as churritos for dessert!
4. Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe
You already know how much I love the Yak and Yeti table service restaurant, and the quick service is just as great of an option! My favorite entree here is the teriyaki beef bowl with white rice. They also offer the Kobe beef burger, honey chicken, and a ginger chicken salad. In addition, their egg rolls make a great side option, and it’s located right in Animal Kingdom’s Asia which offers some beautiful theming.
5. Be Our Guest Restaurant
As one of the hardest restaurants to score a reservation at, especially for a last minute trip, it’s nice to know that getting to Be Our Guest early for breakfast or lunch is still an option. Quick service breakfast features a number of pastries and small plate entrees while lunch options include braised pork, a roast beef sandwich, a turkey sandwich, and various soups and salads. You can also still enjoy the “Grey Stuff” for dessert while enjoying the beauty and ambiance of this fantastic restaurant.
6. Pecos Bill Tall Tall Inn and Cafe
Another great option for Mexican food is located in the Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland. The menu was redone in 2016 to a sort of “Chipotle-style” dining dining experience. Guests can enjoy fajitas, salads, tacos, nachos, burritos, and chips and queso. The toppings bar that used to be filled with burger fixins now features different kinds of salsa, cheese, and more along with guacamole. With unlimited guacamole (that actually isn’t half bad!) Pecos Bill’s actually turns out to be a great value!
7. ABC Commissary
The ABC Commissary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a great option for classic burgers and chicken nuggets, and is usually not crowded at all (outside of peak seasons like 4th of July and Christmas week). An easy option for kids to find food they enjoy, and standard theme park meals along with rotating seasonal menus make it an excellent pick for a restaurant that will please everyone in the family.
8. Fairfax Fare
Fairfax Fare also in Hollywood Studios is another wonderful option for pulled pork and ribs, located right by Tower of Terror on Sunset Boulevard. Salads, loaded baked potatoes, and a rotating selection of hot dogs are also offered. It’s also a perfect spot to grab a bite to bring into the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater with you when camping out for a seat for Fantasmic.
9. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
Ah, yes, one of the most famous quick service places in Disney World that is a must hit-up on your vacation. It is so large that there are 3 separate “Bays,” each having a different menu. Burgers, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and rotisserie chicken and salads fill the menu. Fun fact, believe it or not, it is the busiest quick service restaurant in the world! Cosmic Rays also comes with a show, as guests are able to take in the musical stylings of resident-alien Sonny Eclipse!
Formerly Pizza Planet, PizzeRizzo is themed off of Rizzo from The Muppets, and features many different pizzas and meatball subs on its menu. The pizza is an improvement over Pizza Planet’s original pies, and the theming is sure to please any fan of The Muppets!
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