Animal Kingdom Table Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a truly unique Disney Parks thanks to its amazing combination of experiences for guests of all ages and important message. The park focuses on the importance of conservation and preservation and how all people must protect and nourish the environment in order to keep our planet beautiful. While the message of the park is important and educational in nature, it is shared through entertaining and immersive experiences that include attractions, entertainment, shopping, and more. One of the things that guests enjoy the most in Disney’s Animal Kingdom are the amazing dining options that range from snack carts and quick options to full service meals. While the quick service options offer up some amazing meals, the table service restaurants of Disney’s Animal Kingdom are truly incredible and definitely need to each be enjoyed at least once! From exotic flavors and cuisine to inventive menus, there are some amazing meals waiting in the park. Here are the table service restaurants of Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

1. Tiffins Restaurant

One of the newest additions to Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Pandora – the World of Avatar which can be found just off of the main path on Discovery Island. When the area was built, a large pathway and bridge were also constructed to connect it to Discovery Island and there on the path is an amazing and popular table service restaurant. Tiffins Restaurant is a celebration of culinary flavors and techniques from across the globe that inspire diners to both try new tastes and adventures. The interior of the restaurant is filled with artifacts, artwork, and items from around the globe and guests are immediately met with a massive map that showcases the scope of our planet. Lunch and dinner are served daily at Tiffins Restaurant and some popular menu choices include Tiffins Signature Bread Service, Spiced Chickpea Falafel, Mushroom Soup, Charred Octopus, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffle, Whole-Fried Sustainable Fish, Pan-Seared Alaskan Halibut, Braised Lamb Shank, Surf and Turf, Crispy Sadza, and Fort McCoy Rib-Eye.

2. Rainforest Café at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The main entrance to Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to a recognizable and popular table service restaurant that brings the spirit of the rainforest and nature to life. The Rainforest Café at Disney’s Animal Kingdom brings guests into the Amazon where sudden thunderstorms, stampeding animals, and more can be heard throughout each meal. Animals are scattered throughout the location, and guests never know what sort of wild encounter they might have! The location serves up American classics featured throughout an extensive menu and guests can choose to dine there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Some of the most popular dining options include Cranberry Waffle, Ozzie’s Omelette, Benedict Bamba, Tonga Toast, Chicken Quesadillas, Cheese Sticks, Jungle Safari Soup, Little Islander Caesar Salad, Caribbean Coconut Fried Shrimp, Ahi Tuna Street Tacos, Jungle Turkey Wrap, Pulled Pork Burger, Mediterranean Chicken Panini, Flat Iron Steak, Korean Spicy Stir-Fry Chicken, Anaconda Pasta, and Rasta Pasta.

3. Tusker House Restaurant

The Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is very popular with guests thanks to the incredible Kilimanjaro Safaris and Festival of the Lio King, each of which boast lengthy wait times throughout each day. Also found in the area is the incredible table service Tusker House Restaurant which is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The location features a massive buffet situated inside of a vibrant and busy marketplace with plenty of amazing details to help bring the story to life. In addition to the amazing food and atmosphere, guests can also meet favorite friends such as Donald, Daisy, and more decked out in their safari gear. Some of the many items featured on the buffet at Tusker House Restaurant include Breakfast Potatoes, Beef Bobotie, Scrambled Eggs, Mickey Waffles, Bacon, Sausage, Peri Peri Whole Salmon, Roasted Pork, Tabouli and Hummus Dips, Curries, Selection of Fresh Breads and Pita, Vegetable Salad, and Basmati Rice with Curry Chicken.

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4. Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Another popular table service dining location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom features an incredible backstory that brings the charm and theming of the location to life for guests. The Yak & Yeti Restaurant is situated in the Asia section of the park and was created after a family traveled throughout Southeast Asia collecting recipes, artifacts, artwork, and more. After returning, the family opened the restaurant spanning two floors and every wall and corner is adorned with authentic items from Asia that help to really bring the story to life. Yak & Yeti Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and guests who dine there can enjoy an extensive menu featuring pan-Asian specialties. Some popular menu options include Pork Pot Stickers, Wok-Fried Green Beans, Ahi Tuna Nachos, Dim Sum Basket, Seared Tuna Salad, Lo Mein Chicken, Lobster Garlic Noodles, Bhaktapur Duck, Asian Seared Tuna, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Korean Beef, Teriyaki Chicken, and Soy Herb Glazed Rib Eye.


About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.