Are you looking for the best places to use your quick service credits? Look no further than our blog series on the best quick service restaurants at Disney World. The Top 6 Quick Service Restaurants in Disney’s Magic Kingdom will give you plenty of great ideas.
Finding the Best Quick Service
If you do your research, you will discover that eating during a Disney World vacation is one of the best parts of the vacation. There is so much variety and so many places to choose, plus you don’t have to cook or clean. With all of the choices available, you might find yourself a little overwhelmed, but don’t worry. Walt Express has you covered! We have a new series to give you our top picks in each park, plus Disney Springs and the resorts.
Top 6 Quick Service Restaurants in Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom has some really unique quick service choices. From the very ornate to the super silly, they have something for everyone. Here are some of our favorites, in no particular order:
Be Our Guest
A lot of people don’t realize it, but Be Our Guest is actually a quick service restaurant for breakfast and lunch. The food is inspired by French cuisine, but don’t be afraid. There are plenty of options that will have you drooling. I love the pastries that come with the breakfast and I always order the croissant doughnut which is covered in banana-caramel sauce and chocolate ganache. For a more savory breakfast, I choose the assorted cured meats and cheese. For lunch, it’s braised pork (Coq Au Vin Style), the Croque Monsieur with Pommes Frites (french fries!) or the Carved Roast Beef Sandwich (oh that horseradish blue cheese!!!) with Pommes Frites. The French Onion Soup is always a great choice too if you need a lighter choice.
The only downside to dining at Be Our Guest for breakfast or lunch is the Beast from Beauty and the Beast only meets at dinner time, so you won’t be seeing him unless you make a dinner reservation. If you want to know more about Be Our Guest, check out our review HERE. You can also take a gander at the full menu and current prices HERE.
Sleepy Hollow Inn
Sleepy Hollow has the BEST waffle sandwiches (just note those aren’t on the Disney Dining Plan). They also have funnel cakes, baked potatoes, and pretzel dogs. When it isn’t hot out, we really enjoy sitting at one of the small tables to the side, which has a view of the castle. This area is also conveniently located near the hub, which makes it easy to get to any part of the park when you are done. You can find the menu and current pricing HERE.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
If you love Tex-Mex or Americanized Mexican food, you will love Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe. They have tons of choices that most families will enjoy. From fajita platters to Beef Nachos, it’s hard to go wrong here if you frequent the Mexican restaurants at home. We love this place because they have Queso Dip (my youngest son is OBSESSED) and a toppings bar. We also like it because it’s a nice change of pace from burgers and Smucker’s Uncrustables (but those are also on the menu). You can see the full menu HERE.
Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe
Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland is an out of this world treat for quick service. My family loves the variety of offerings here. They have BBQ pork sandwiches, cheeseburgers, greek salads with chicken, and even 1/2 rotisserie chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans. Did I mention that they also have a toppings bar? Load that sandwich up with grilled onions, peppers, tomatoes, and so much more. Sadly, they no longer have the cheese sauce on the toppings bar, but you can order a cup of cheese dip to help drown your sorrows. Find the full menu HERE.
Columbia Harbour House
Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square is a really nice change of pace. This quick service location offers up fried shrimp, lobster rolls, soup, and much more. To be completely honest though, I love this one because they have an upstairs seating area that tends to be a bit less crowded, so we let the boys get up and walk around a bit if we have a section to ourselves. Did I mention this place is nice and cool and has TONS of seating? So go ahead, pull up a chair and enjoy the food and the cool air. You can take a gander at the menu HERE.
If you love hotdogs, this is the place to be. They also have corn dog nuggets that are pretty hard to beat. Don’t forget that you can get some yummy cracker jacks for a snack credit, too! Talk about taking you back in time. However, my favorite part about this place is that it’s located on Main Street AND it has an air conditioned seating area. There is also a nice area outside where you can enjoy the shade and the view of the castle. You can learn all about the delicious ballpark inspired food HERE. Of course, don’t forget the amazing entertainment from the Casey’s Corner Pianist! Find out more about this amazing entertainer HERE.
Tips and Notes About Quick Service Restaurants
- Quick service restaurants all have one thing in common, you order your food at a counter or kiosk and then you find a seat and wait for your food.
- Some quick service options will deliver the food to your table, while others will require that someone retrieve the food.
- If you are using a Disney Dining Plan, you may order one entree and one non alcoholic drink in a standard cup. You may not order a souvenir cup with your credit.
- If you are using a Disney Dining Plan, you can use a snack credit to purchase a dessert.
- Quick Service meal credits are not separated into adult and child credits like they are for table service. That means, if your 3-9 year old would like an adult portion, you can order it!
Have you enjoyed any of these fabulous dining locations? Did we miss one of your favorites? Leave us a comment about your favorite and join the Disney Express Lane Facebook Group to tell us about your best and worst quick service meals.
Photo Credits: Vanda Bean and Brandi Perryman