A wonderful part of spending time at the Walt Disney World Resort is exploring the many different Disney Resort hotels that are scattered throughout the property. Each Disney Resort hotel features its own unique and immersive theme that is brought to life through architecture, landscaping, amenities, design, décor, and more. In addition, the Disney Resorts are home to wonderful dining locations that serve up unforgettable menus of options for Guests to enjoy. Since not every Guest wants to spend time at a table service restaurant, the Disney Resort hotels feature some amazing quick-service restaurants where delicious food is available in a convenient and relaxed setting.
Let’s check out some of the best quick-service restaurants at Disney Resort hotels for Guests to enjoy while visiting the Walt Disney World Resort!
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a relaxing and tropical getaway that brings the serenity of the South Seas to life. While exploring white sand beaches, lush grounds, and the Great Ceremonial House, Guests can also enjoy a quick-service meal from Capt. Cook’s, which is open each day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Found on the lower level of the Great Ceremonial House not far from Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, Capt. Cook’s features a large interior dining room as well as an outdoor patio decorated with vibrant posters advertising the islands of Polynesia. In addition to American favorites, Guests can also enjoy delicious island-inspired dishes from Capt. Cook’s, including Tonga Toast, Bounty Breakfast Platter, Thai Coconut Meatballs, Aloha Pork Sandwich, Pulled Pork Nachos, Chicken Wings, and Asian-style Noodle Salad.
Also found at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is another quick service location that focuses exclusively on sweet treats and is one of the only locations to enjoy an iconic snack outside the Magic Kingdom. Pineapple Lanai is an outdoor ordering counter with a small adjacent patio just outside the Great Ceremonial House, and Guests who take the time to stop by can enjoy a variety of DOLE Whip treats sure to cool them down. The limited menu at Pineapple Lanai features wonderful options including DOLE Whip Soft-serve, Pineapple Float, and DOLE Whip with Rum Floater, and Guests can take their treats to a nearby grassy area or the white sand beaches to enjoy each bite with beautiful views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom in the distance.
Scat Cat’s Club – Café
One of the most underrated quick-service restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, nestled inside the main lobby building not far from Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory. The Disney Resort celebrates Mardi Gras every day with the celebratory spirit of New Orleans, and no experience of the Big Easy is complete without delicious beignets. Scat Cat’s Club – Café is a quick-service location just off the main lobby that is open throughout each day and features a limited menu focused on beignets, which are shaped like Mickey, made fresh to order, and smothered in powdered sugar. Guests can opt for traditional Mickey-shaped Beignets, a Mickey-shaped Beignets Sundae, or the Baton Rouge Beignets which are infused with liqueur, and can wash it all down with a cup of Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Chicory Coffee. No trip to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is complete without indulging in an order of beignets!
Disney’s BoardWalk brings the charm and relaxing atmosphere of the turn-of-the-century Atlantic Boardwalk to life with colorful and whimsical architecture, an actual boardwalk circling Crescent Lake, and a delicious quick service location. The BoardWalk Deli is open throughout each day at the Walt Disney World Resort and features an airy interior with classic black and white checkered floors, intricate molding on the ceiling, and large glass display cases showcasing all the delicious options available to Guests. Guests who take the time to visit the BoardWalk Deli can dig into hearty options like the Bagel Breakfast Sandwich, Everything Bagel with Smoked Salmon, Warm Pastrami Reuben, Chicken Salad Wrap, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and Tomato-Basil Soup, muffins, scones, cupcakes, croissants, cookies, and more.
Just moments from the Magic Kingdom is Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, a stunning and rustic Disney Resort nestled on the shores of Bay Lake. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge features a rustic theme that aims to recreate the atmosphere found in the lodges of the National Parks, and Guests can explore a massive lobby, wooded trails, the rocky Copper Creek Pool, or winding pathways along the water. After working up an appetite, Guests can head over to Roaring Fork, a quick-service restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that serves up hearty options. The interior of Roaring Fork features a rustic theme with wooden accents and wonderful décor, or Guests have the option of enjoying an adjacent outdoor patio, and menu options include the Roaring Breakfast Platter, Bananas Foster French Toast, Ranger Hash, Lumberjack Platter, Tuna Salad Sandwich, and Campfire Cupcake.
Across Bay Lake is Disney’s Contemporary Resort, which faces that body of water on one side and Seven Seas Lagoon on the other. The Disney Resort features a modern A-frame main building where Guests can enjoy the Grand Canyon Concourse which is filled with shopping options, a beautiful Mary Blair mural, monorail beams, large windows, and several dining options including a great quick-service restaurant. Contempo Café is a convenient dining option that features a small ordering area and a large open-air dining room that allows Guests to enjoy the atmosphere of the Grand Canyon Concourse while watching the monorails glide by. The menu at Contempo Café focuses on fresh American favorites with options including the Grilled Breakfast Sandwich, Contempo Burger, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, All-Meat Flatbread, Grilled Tofu Bowl, and Caesar Salad.
Landscape of Flavors
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort offers Guests the opportunity to step into the drawing room and check out both the process of animation, as well as larger-than-life areas that bring favorite films like Finding Nemo, Cars, and The Little Mermaid to life. After exploring the beautiful lobby filled with sketches of favorite characters and scenes, Guests can enjoy a quick service meal at Landscape of Flavors. This large restaurant celebrates the beautiful landscapes found in the background of Disney films and several dining areas are divided to show off different locales including under the sea and the Savannah. The menu at Landscape of Flavors focuses on American favorites, and Guests can enjoy options such as the Waffle Bounty Platter, Egg and Cheese Bagel Sandwich, Seared Salmon, Braised Beef, Benedict Burger, Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwich, and Pasta with Meatballs.
One of the most beautiful Disney Resorts at the Walt Disney World Resort is Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, which celebrates the culture and history of Africa with a massive lobby filled with beautiful artwork and details. In addition to the lobby, Guests can check out several savannas where animals can be found freely roaming throughout the day, offering up unique moments. While visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Guests should be sure to enjoy a meal at The Mara, a quick-service restaurant named after a river in Africa with a beautiful interior featuring tree branches above and a large mural depicting favorite animals. The Mara features an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and Guests can enjoy options like the Savanna Platter, Croissant Breakfast Sandwich, Marrakesh Falafel Platter, Tamarind Barbecue Pork Sandwich, Roasted Half Chicken, Braai Chicken Flatbread, and Zebra Domes.
Gasparilla Island Grill
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is considered by many Guests to be the flagship Disney Resort of the Walt Disney World Resort, and the massive location features an upscale and elegant Victorian theme with classic white buildings and ref roofs on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to several very popular table service restaurants and Gasparilla Island Grill, a quick-service option open daily. The airy interior of Gasparilla Island Grill features a relaxed atmosphere, vibrant pops of green, beautiful chandeliers, and comfortable seating that Guests can enjoy while digging into menu options including the Breakfast Platter, Chicken and Brie Sandwich, Smoked Ham Sandwich, Pepperoni Pizza, and House-Made Macaroni & Cheese.
The final quick service restaurant that Guests shouldn’t miss out on at a Disney Resort hotel is Centertown Market, which can be found in the heart of Old Port Royale in Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The Disney Resort brings the relaxing and vibrant culture of the islands to life and the main lobby building continues that theme with vibrant colors, comfortable décor, and a quick service location. Centertown Market is designed to feel like an indoor street market where Guests can grab flavorful meals throughout each day and enjoy them in a large indoor dining area or outside where they can soak in the tropical vibes of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Some delicious menu options available to enjoy at Centertown Market include Pancakes with Berry Compote, Swashbuckler Burger, Chicken Bowl, Rum-Mango Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwich, and Fish Tacos.