A Walt Disney World Resort vacation offers so many choices from where to stay, what to do, where to eat, and everything in between! With everything from fine dining to quick service restaurants serving varying cuisines from around the world, the options for breakfast, lunch and dinner are endless. Some of the quick service options can also offer you a great full meal at a fraction of the cost of dining at one of the full service table locations. Here are my picks and recommendations for good quick food during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation:
Magic Kingdom Quick Service Picks
Be Our Guest is a truly unique restaurant that offers quick service meals for breakfast and lunch but then miraculously transforms into a table service restaurant each evening just in time for dinner. his is truly a unique Disney World restaurant because it is a quick service restaurant for breakfast and lunch, but then transforms into a table service restaurant each evening for dinner.
My family’s all time favorite for a quick meal is Casey’s Corner! Classic theme park/ball park food in various sizes. One thing for sure, you will never leave Casey’s hungry. Try the mini corn dogs – OMG!
Another favorite of ours is Columbia Harbour House. The adults and kids love the menu choices. Delicious chicken fingers for the kids and my all time favorite is the lobster roll. This is also a perfect spot to relax. Head up to the second floor to find yourself a nice table – for some reason the second floor isn’t very crowded even when the main floor is packed. If you get a window seat, you can look out of all that’s happening below in the Magic Kingdom!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Quick Service Picks
Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes ~ One of the most popular Animal Kingdom restaurants is the Yak & Yeti. This is the quick service version of that restaurant with many of the same delicious menu items at a fraction of the cost like the crisp honey chicken.
Flame Tree Barbecue is the spot if you want gorgeous river views while taking in the aroma of the smoked meats. Ribs, pulled pork and turkey legs are all great options here.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Quick Service Picks
ABC Commissary has something for everyone on the menu from bacon cheeseburgers to couscous quinoa & arugula salads.
Starring Rolls Cafe offers pastries, sandwiches and sushi rolls all in a bakery type atmosphere. This unique quick service restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch. Nice outdoor seating.
EPCOT Quick Service Picks
La Cantina de San Angel is one of the only restaurants where you’ll find real Mexican food at Walt Disney World, and it comes in grande portions. Try the nachos, they’re awesome.
Sunshine Seasons food court in the Land Pavilion offers a wide variety of wood-grilled choices, Asian options and all around goodness offered from the greenhouses on-site. Some of the best dessert options around!
Lotus Blossom Cafe proves that one of the best things about Epcot is being able to taste flavors from around the world. The Lotus Blossom Cafe features tasty and affordable Chinese food.
Disney Springs Quick Service Picks
The choices for good quick service meals at Disney Springs are growing and growing with the new expansion. My favorites at Disney Springs are 2 of the old and 2 new:
Earl of Sandwich is a much-loved sandwich hot spot found at Disney Springs. They are known for tasty, hearty and creative sandwich combinations. Try the Holiday Turkey topped with cornbread stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and mayonnaise. It tastes just like Thanksgiving dinner.
Cookes of Dublin offers a counter-service Irish menu specializing in hand battered fish and chips (one of our favorites!). All fresh, high-quality ingredients make this a perfect spot for a quick service dinner.
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza features an interactive assembly-line that allows guests to customize their own pizza choosing from over 40 toppings, all for one price.
D-Luxe Burger offers gourmet burgers on fresh-baked buns with fries, some of the best, over-the-top Artisanal Gelato Milk Shakes. It’s worth a visit just for a shake!
Don’t forget to try one or two of the great food trucks at Disney Springs too!
Do you have a favorite quick service restaurant when you visit Walt Disney World?