The Walt Disney Resort offers many places to eat where guests can enjoy a quick service meal with various food choices. Thanks to the voting of the members of the Mouse for Less Facebook group, we have a definitive list of the Top 10 Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World.
These places have unique menu options with an enjoyable atmosphere and offer meals that are a good use of a quick service dining credit. All menus have kid-friendly options. For more information about The Disney Dining Plans, visit this link.
Before we crown the winners, a few notes. There are well over 100 quick service locations throughout the Walt Disney World resort, and their scope is everything from pretzel stands to a themed restaurant you need a reservation for. With such a range, and so many options, one of the challenges to selecting or ranking your favorites is that they are all so different. Also, while some are sought out, others might fly under the radar but provide an excellent experience. With that in mind, I want to spotlight a few excellent options that didn’t quite make the list.
Honorable Mention 1: Captain Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Captain Cook’s at Polynesian Village Resort is a quick-service restaurant that offers everything from burgers to the infamous Asian-style Noodle Salad. Guests can even indulge in the banana-stuffed Tonga Toast from Kona Cafe! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options are available. Many guests will argue that it is so easy to take the Monorail to The Polynesian Village Resort to dine at this location for lunch and dinner. While you’re visiting The Polynesian Village Resort, take your meal down to the beach to take in the sights and sounds of Seven Seas Lagoon.
Honorable Mention 2: Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom
Batter Up! Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom offers the best hotdogs and fries at Walt Disney World! Grab your Corn Dog Nuggets and your Cheese Fries and have a seat on Main Street U.S.A. Guests love the classic offerings from Casey’s Corner at any time of the day. But that isn’t enough to make Casey’s Corner an Honorable Mention. We suspect that its experimentation has made Casey’s more notable and relevant recently. From limited-time menus and plant-based hot dogs to experiments with breakfast, Casey’s has spent the past few years not being content to just serve the same old basics in a prime location. That dedication to experimentation and progress is one of the great things about Walt Disney World.
Top Ten Quick Service Restaurants
10. Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
In the American Adventure Pavilion in EPCOT, sits the Regal Eagle Smokehouse. This location celebrates regions of America with barbecue and craft beers. Guests love this location because of its unique offerings, not just your typical burgers and fries. From Texas Beef Brisket to Memphis Dry-rub Pork Ribs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! This location also offers plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Feeling hot? Grab a table inside. Want to enjoy a concert at the American Gardens Theater, sit at a table outside. Don’t forget to try the Tennessee Lemonade with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.
9. D-Luxe Burger
D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs is home to delicious gourmet burgers with unique toppings and freshly baked buns. Guests love D-Luxe Burger because of the house-made dipping sauces and a variety of meal choices. Chicken and veggie burgers are available too. This restaurant is a fun take on your typical burger. D-Luxe Burger offers Artisanal Shakes too, including Cookies ‘n Cream Gelato Shake and a Pumpkin Pie Shake.
8. Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in EPCOT’s France’s Pavilion offers delectable bakery items. Enjoy French pastries, quiches, fancy coffees, salads, and more. If you’re a guest staying in the Boardwalk Area, take advantage of entering Epcot through the International Gateway before park opening for breakfast. Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie opens at 8:00 in the morning for breakfast. This location makes a great spot for a late-night snack while in World Showcase. Bon appetite!
7 Colombia Harbour House
Columbia Harbour House lands a spot in the Top 10 Quick Service Locations for many reasons. At Columbia Harbour House at Magic Kingdom, dine on hearty sandwiches, crisp salads, and more! Enjoy New England-style favorites, like a Lobster Roll, or a New England Shrimp Boil. Guests love this location because of its unique offerings and location. Upstairs at Colombia Harbour House is more seating, which overlooks Fantasyland and Liberty Square. It’s a great place to people watch from above!
6. Primo Piatto
Primo Piatto at Disney’s Riviera Resort is one of the newest locations at Walt Disney World! It makes its debut at number 6 on our Top 10 List. This quick-service dining location is known for its casual offerings. Take a quick ride on the Disney Skyliner to The Riviera Resort from Hollywood Studios or Epcot. For breakfast, enjoy the Blueberry-Lemon Pancakes or a Bagel with Smoked Salmon. Dinner offers a Margherita Pizza, or a Croque Monsieur Sandwich. Grab a table outside and take in the ambiance of The Riviera Resort.
5. ABC Commissary
Leading off the Top 5 Quick Service Dining Locations is The ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This studio-inspired commissary has favorites that everyone will enjoy. The Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a fan favorite, paired with your choice of side. Guests love this quick-service dining location because of its Asian, Brazilian, and Cuban specialties. There’s plenty of seating in this large air-conditioned restaurant.
4. Earl of Sandwich
Perennially one of the busiest and most popular locations in Disney Springs, Earl of Sandwich exemplifies the idea that everything is better when you are at Disney World. While Earl of Sandwich has a few dozen locations spread all across the country, visitors find something special about the Disney Springs location, and we have heard on more than one location that eating at the Earl of Sandwich is just as integral about some vacationers trip as riding “it’s a small world.” Whether it is good food at a good price, the internal joy of the holiday turkey sandwich, or (and perhaps the most simple explanation) that it is just better there, Earl of Sandwich is bound to continue to have a large and dedicated following for the foreseeable future.
3. The Polite Pig
Did someone say Florida-inspired cuisine? The Polite Pig’s menu takes a modern spin on barbecue and offers all beverages on tap. A common theme among the Top 10 Quick Service Dining Locations is barbecue offerings! The owners are James Beard award nominees and opened The Polite Pig in Disney Springs in 2017. Guests love the opportunity to sit in the large dining room. Some fan favorites include The Polite Pork Shoulder with jalapeno cornbread, The Smoked Turkey BLT Sandwich, and the Tomato and Watermelon Salad.
2. Flame Tree BBQ
Guests love Flame Tree BBQ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a multitude of reasons. To start, its location can’t be beat! Grab your food and go sit in the very back of the restaurant and enjoy views of Expedition Everest. There seems to be a common theme of quick-service dining locations on this Top 10 list: Barbecue! Probably the most popular entree at Flame Tree BBQ is the Ribs and Chicken Combo or the Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork. Located on Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, this restaurant has long been a fan favorite with a passionate following.
1. Satu’li Canteen
One of the most talked about parts of Pandora: The World of Avatar is not any of the excellent rides there, it is Satu’li Canteen. This quick service location provides everything fans have wanted in new dining locations: it is unique, offers many options, and is delicious. Many of these quick-service dining locations on our Top 10 list offer unique offerings, but Satu’li Canteen’s menu really can’t be beat! At Satu’li Canteen, you will discover healthy dishes and familiar flavors from another world—wholesome grains, fresh vegetables, and hearty proteins.
That’s The Mouse For Less’s Top 10 Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World! Check out some of our other Top 10 pages on our Main Dining Page.
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