When planning to make a trip to Disney World, I get so excited about which rides I want to experience first or which park I want to end my trip with by visiting last. Those decisions typically vary from trip to trip. However, when it comes to food, we have some tried and true dining selections we visit every single time. These are shareable quick service meals and that also means a great money saver!
Shareable Quick Service Meals
Some of our favorite meals in Disney World are in counter service restaurants. Whether you are traveling with a dining plan or paying as you go, you can save a meal credit or some extra cash by enjoying these large-portion shareable meals at Disney World!
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
First up is over in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. This uniquely space themed lunch and dinner spot features some of our favorite American cuisine options including burgers, hot dogs, and club sandwiches. While those options are great, our favorite meal to share is the chicken nuggets and fries. This meal will cost you one quick service credit or $9.99. It comes with eight (yes, we said eight) crispy plump chicken nuggets, a huge basket of fries, and your favorite dipping sauce (ours is honey mustard). Add an extra drink and this meal for two will hold you over until dinner time! While you are there, enjoy spacious dining room seating as well as a special concert from Cosmic Ray himself! Cosmic Ray’s FULL MENU.
Flame Tree Barbecue
Next up is over in Animal Kingdom’s Discovery Island at Flame Tree Barbecue. This is a favorite spot among many for lunch and dinner. Mostly famous for their barbecue mac and cheese. They have several delicious meal options including ribs, chicken, and yep- you guessed it- pork barbecue! When it comes to shareable meals, we have to go with the half chicken combo with beans and slaw. The chicken is so juicy and flavorful, and the beans and slaw pair with it perfectly! Add a drink, or better yet, grab a free glass of water to make this meal complete for two. This meal will run you one quick service credit or $13.29. We often share this at dinner time, right before the Tree of Life Nighttime Awakening show. Flame Tree BBQ FULL MENU.
Honorable mention at Flame Tree: Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork, only $11.99.
Now we head over to Hollywood Studios’ Toy Story Land at Woody’s Lunchbox. Woody’s Lunchbox offers dining during at all meal times but our favorite time is first thing in the morning. After rope dropping for Slinky Dog Dash, we tend to work up an appetite and Woody’s Lunchbox serves up some of the best breakfast in Hollywood Studios. They have fun meals for the whole family including flavor-filled lunch box tarts, s’mores french toast sandwiches and breakfast bowls. Catching our eye (and filling our tummies), is the smoked turkey breakfast sandwich coming in at $7.79. This sandwich is packed with thick slices of smoked turkey, melted swiss cheese, and scrambled eggs served on sourdough bread. It is served with potato barrels and a mandarin orange making it a healthy, filling breakfast option! The kids’ meal option includes a half sandwich, which is plenty for a single meal. Enjoy your breakfast while sitting among the toys of Andy’s backyard. If you are lucky, you might even catch a performance by the Green Army Drum Corps. Woody’s Lunchbox FULL MENU.
BEST for LAST
We saved the BEST for last! We are heading back over to Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe. This is one of our all time favorite spots to grab lunch or dinner. There is plenty of seating and it is air conditioned which makes for a great environment to enjoy a break and some yummy southwestern food including fajitas, burgers, rice bowls, and salads. Our favorite meal to share is the beef nachos coming in at $12.49. These large portion nachos come with a hearty helping of chips and beef (or chicken, if that’s your jam) and all of the toppings you care to enjoy from the toppings bar including salsa, cheese, corn salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream, and more, making this our most delicious pick for shareable meals in Walt Disney World. Pecos Bill FULL MENU.
And there you have it: our top picks for shareable quick service meals in Disney World! By sharing meals. Not only will you save a little money or a dining credit, but you will be full without overeating. Trust me, there is nothing worse than eating a huge meal and then hopping on Space Mountain. YUCK!
Additional Tips For Shareable Quick Service Meals
Here are a few additional tips worth noting.
- Ice water is free in Walt Disney World, all you have to do is ask for it.
- All of the locations in this article offer mobile ordering service through the My Disney Experience app. Make sure you use it so you can skip the lines, find a table, and enjoy a break from all of the Disney magic.
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We hope you enjoy these meals on your next visit and we will see ya real soon in Walt Disney World!
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