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6 Restaurants We Love At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Walt Disney World is an amazing vacation destination for guests who love trying new and exciting types of cuisine and dining locations. While some guests might think that the theme parks, Disney Springs, and Disney Resorts only serve stereotypical theme park foods like chicken fingers, hot dogs, and French fries, they are totally wrong! There are hundreds of dining locations throughout Walt Disney World which feature unique and intricate settings and themes, delicious menus, and a wide array of cuisine. Guests who visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom are sure to feel at one with nature as they celebrate the beauty of the environment and learn about the importance of protecting it. In addition to amazing attractions and entertainment, the park is full of delicious dining locations which guests are sure to enjoy. Here are six restaurants that guests love at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

 

6. Rainforest Café at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Located directly at the entrance to Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a restaurant which is sure to unleash every guest’s wild side. The Rainforest Café at Disney’s Animal Kingdom invites guests to dine deep in an exotic setting full of jungle vegetation, tropical fish, and animatronic animals like elephants and crocodiles. The full service location is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers up unique options like Benedict Bamba, Cranberry Waffle, Pie of the Viper, Primal Steak, Mojo Bones, Jungle Turkey Wrap, and Rasta Pasta. Guests can also order up entertainingly named cocktails like the Blue Nile, Cheetah Rita, Mongoose Mai Tai, and Panama Punch.

5. Restaurantosaurus

Guests who visit Dinoland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom are sure to the love the zany and corny humor spread throughout the area by the paleontology students who are studying over at the Dino Institute. One of the best places to feel like one of the students is the quick service location Restaurantosaurus. The dining location features plenty of puns, jokes, and instances of humor added by the students and also highlights dinosaur history with fossils and a massive mounted triceratops head. Restaurantosaurus also showcases its unique sense of humor with a soundtrack including titles that can be applied to the dinosaurs including R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World.” Guests who visit the restaurant for lunch and dinner can choose to dine inside or outside on patios on meals including a Macaroni & Cheese Hot Dog, Chicken BLT Salad, Angus Bacon Cheeseburger, and Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

4. Satu’li Canteen

The newest counter service hot spot is in Animal Kingdom’s Pandora – The World of Avatar. After your journey down river on Na’vi River Journey and flying on a banshee on Avatar Flight of Passage, the next best place to stop is Satu’li Canteen for a bite. The theming is a long ago an RDA (Resources Development Administration) mess hall that has now been decked out with a colorful array of Na’vi (Pandora natives) art and cultural items. You’ll find a great menu for lunch and dinner. Create-Your-Own-Bowl by choosing one protein, one base, and one sauce. Two pod selections – vegetable curry pods or cheeseburger pods – are also delicious! Don’t forget to try their Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse and Chocolate Cake. Plus, Satu’li Canteen is the birthplace of the mobile ordering. Order and pay for your food from the MyDisneyExperience app and pick up your food when you arrive. It’s awesome!

3. Tusker House Restaurant

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is also home to a full service location which allows guests to enjoy a massive buffet style meal while meeting beloved characters. The Tusker House Restaurant can be found in the village of Harambe in the Africa section of the park and invites guests in for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can meet Mickey, Donald, Minnie, and Daisy while dining on delicious buffet options including Spiced Corn Beef Hash with Cornbread Topping, Basmati Rice, Berbere Rubbed Spit Roasted Beef Striploin, Quinoa Salad with Shrimp, Smoked Salmon, and Spicy South African Preserves. Guests are sure to love their experience at Tusker House Restaurant dining on delicious food and meeting their favorite Disney characters!

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2. Flame Tree Barbecue

One quick service location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is sure to be smelled before spotted on Discovery Island. Flame Tree Barbecue serves up delicious St. Louis style barbecue options and guests are sure to be drawn in by the mouthwatering smell of the menu items cooking up! Guests can order up lunch and dinner options including a Pulled Pork Sandwich, Turkey Leg Meal, ½ Chicken, Ribs and Chicken Combo, and Watermelon Salad before enjoying their meals on a patio looking across the water at Expedition Everest.

1. Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Located in the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a full service restaurant which whisks guests away to Southeast Asia. The Yak & Yeti Restaurant is intricately themed with beautiful props and artwork that is native to Southeast Asia. The backstory of the restaurant is that it is owned by a family who spent time traveling throughout Southeast Asia collecting recipes and artifacts to bring home and create the perfect restaurant. Guests who dine at Yak & Yeti for lunch and dinner can enjoy delicious meals including Malaysian Seafood Curry, Teriyaki Mahi Mahi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Korean Beef, and Kalbi Steak and Coconut Shrimp.

About Caitlin Corsello

Caitlin Corsello first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.