There is no shame in a money-saving game! You can still save money on Disney dining without the Disney Dining Plan (RIP) or sacrificing great meals and snacks. Here at DisneyDining.com, we give you a taste of all the delicious dining options to choose from on your Disney World vacation so you can make the best decisions on what Disney Park and Disney Resort food is best suited for your family in both the taste and price department. Whether you are shopping at Disney Springs, playing in a Park to exploring a new Disney Resort, we have great options for you to chow down without shelling out too much cash. Here are money-saving meals and snacks at Disney World!
In The Parks
Casey’s Corner Footlong Combo
It’s no secret that Casey’s Corner has some incredible hot dogs available for Guests to enjoy on Main Street, U.S.A., in Magic Kingdom. But you may not know about the great deal that is the foot-long hotdog on Casey’s menu. For around two dollars more than the classic-sized combo, Guests can enjoy a foot-long hotdog. This considerable meal is hearty enough for two adults to share. If you are extra hungry, adding an second side of fries is a great option. This classic All-American meal is so satisfying and yummy.
Hot Dog Meal = $10.79 Foot-Long Meal =$12.29
La Cantina de San Angel Nachos Plate
La Cantina de San Angel is an excellent walk-up location to sample Mexican cuisine quickly without entering the Mexican temple. The Cantina’s nacho plate is a favorite in my family. A hearty dish is large enough for a meal, the plate is loaded with ground beef, jalapeños, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, and black beans. At only $14.25 per serving, this dish is a good deal and a delicious snack or dinner option for Guests. The fresh ingredients make these nachos the perfect culinary kickoff to a World Showcase tour.
Nacho Bowl = $14.25
Fish & Chips at Yorkshire County Fish Shop
The United Kingdom’s Fish and Chips in World Showcase are a delicious and unique eat in EPCOT. Coming in at only $12.99 per serving, the entree consists of two beer-battered fish strips and crispy fries. While the serving size isn’t huge, the heavy nature of the food is sure to fill you up quickly. Splash the serving with malt vinegar and enjoy your bounty on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon.
Fish & Chips Plate = $12.99
Steaming Hot Udon Noodles at Katsura Grill
Katsura Grill’s delicious udon noodles are a savory meal for Guests of World Showcase. Nothing beats enjoying a warm bowl of udon on a chilly night during a winter visit to Walt Disney World. Pork Udon or Tempura Shrimp Udon are both delicious options with a generous serving large enough for a meal. Pork Udon is one of my favorites Walt Disney World Resort soups.
Shrimp Tempura Udon = $12.00 Pork Udon = $13.00
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop Kitchen Sink Sundae
You don’t have to stay at Yacht Club Resort or Disneys Beach Club Resort to indulge in old-fashioned ice cream at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. This classic shop is the perfect place to visit for a break from Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, or after a morning of lounging poolside.
This restaurant is more than just an ice cream spot; it has all the charm and menu items of a 1950s soda shop and grill. The most famous menu item is known as The Kitchen Sink. This colossal sundae has ten scoops of ice cream; a whole can of whipped cream, cherries, cookies, brownies, hot fudge, and an array of other toppings covering a stainless steel sink bowl.
This incredible dessert is served complete with disco lights, music, and the fanfare of the wait staff. At $36 The Kitchen Sink is a dessert hack for saving money. My family of 5 shared The Kitchen Sink and could not finish it all. Ordering this dessert was cheaper than each person getting individual double-scoop servings or smaller sundaes and allowed us to sample a variety of flavors.
The Kitchen Sink = $36.00
Contempo Café All Meat Flatbread
Flatbreads are a great meal option that hit the spot. You’ll feel satisfied, but not stuffed when lunching on a Contempo Cafe flatbread. Snatching up one of these affordable flatbreads is a great break from the traditional burger and fries meals for about the same price. Even better, these delicious creations are reminiscent of the savory flatbreads served several floors up at Disney’s California Grill.
The All-Meat Flatbread is a hearty meal. Even after a famishing Park day, I struggle to eat the entire portion. Plus, you will love taking a break from your Park day to enjoy the ambiance of Disneys Contemporary Resort.
All-Meat Flatbread Flatbread = $12.29
Crunchy Hawaiian Pulled Pork Nachos
Yet another nacho plate makes our cheap eat countdown. For Guests visiting Disney’s Polynesian Village, a trip to Captain Cook’s is in order, to sample the Pulled Pork Nachos. These nachos have a Polynesian spin, loaded with pineapple salsa, onion, cheese, tomatoes, and spicy mayonnaise. At only $10.29 per serving, this dish is uniquely Disney and a great deal. Bonus Points, you can head outside after your meal to get a creamy Dole Whip for dessert at Pineapple Lanai.
Pulled Pork Nachos = $10.29
Juicy Tenders at Chicken Guy
Can you beat a classic chicken tender jazzed up with succulent sauce at a quick service spot? We think not! Check out Disney Springs’ Chicken Guy to enjoy one of my favorite chicken tenders on the Disney property. I rarely end a Disney trip without a visit to this spot because the food is so affordable.
You can buy a 3-tender order for only $5.99 or a 5-tender order for $7.99. Both come with your choice of two dipping sauces. When my husband and I want a fast and hearty snack while shopping, we snag the 5-piece tender order to share and snack in the sunshine. You can’t beat the value or yum factor at Chicken Guy!
5 Tender Order = $7.99 3 Tender Order = $5.99
Cookie at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain
The chocolate-laden desserts at Ghirardelli are unmatched. Floats, shakes, sundaes, and single scoops are available for Guests to enjoy at an old-fashioned soda shop. Ice cream servings at Ghirardelli are shareable making them a better value for groups. The cookie sundae is my favorite dish, but buying a warm chocolate chip cookie from the soda shop is just as delicious for those looking to forgo the ice cream. You may even like this Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie more than those at Gideon’s Bakehouse. Try it and decide!
Colossal Chocolate Chip Cookie = $3.95
Juicy Burgers at D-Luxe Burgers
Looking to enjoy my favorite burger at Disney Springs? Head on over to D-Luxe Burger. These burgers are made from locally sourced beef and surpass other gourmet burgers. Amazingly, these cooked-to-order juicy beef burgers only run $10-$15 per order. Hand-cut fries, gelato floats and shakes are on the menu for Guests to enjoy. D-Luxe Burgers is among my favorite quick service dining options at Disney Springs. I always go for the classic cheeseburger and pair it with an order of fries.
Classic Cheeseburger $10.99
Try any of these Disney World spots for an affordable, quick service lunch or snack during your shopping, resort, or theme Park day. Bookmark these money-saving tips for your next Disney vacation! You can roll the savings into a pool for dining at a fun table service restaurant or a character meal experience on your Disney bucket list.