One of the most universally loved foods in the world is a perfectly cooked, juicy burger and the best thing about a burger is that it serves as a blank slate that can be dressed up and customized in endless ways with different ingredients and toppings.
The Walt Disney World Resort is home to plenty of locations that serve up classic burgers as well as unique options that feature elevated ingredients and mouthwatering combinations of toppings to truly create special bites. These special burgers all feature the perfect combination of toppings, and sometimes even special patties, making them absolutely worth seeking out. Let’s check out some of the best burgers to enjoy while at the Walt Disney World Resort!
D-Luxe Burger – Multiple Options
The number one must-visit spot for a delicious burger at the Walt Disney World Resort is D-Luxe Burger in the Town Center at Disney Springs. This quick-service location features a rustic interior reminiscent of a ranch with lots of wood and exposed brick, and serves up an array of decadent burgers for lunch and dinner each day that pair perfectly with fresh-cut fries and house-made dipping sauces.
The Southern Burger is a total crowd-pleaser featuring two-pressed signature blend patties topped with a fried green tomato, pimento cheese, lettuce, grilled onions, and a healthy portion of bacon. The combination of smoky bacon, creamy pimento, and fresh lettuce, and tomato are the perfect complement to the juicy and filling patties!
Guests who are looking for a spicy kick to their meal at D-Luxe Burger can try the El Diablo Burger, which brings heat to another level. The menu option tops two-pressed chorizo and signature-blend patties with fried banana peppers, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, and a spicy chipotle mayonnaise for the perfect amount of heat and delicious meat in every bite!
Another fantastic option to try at D-Luxe Burger is the Barbecued Burger which tops two-pressed signature-blend patties with a massive fried onion ring, muenster cheese, bacon, barbecue sauce, grilled onions, and lettuce. With dripping barbecue sauce, melted cheese, and smoke from the sauce and bacon, Guests are sure to love the Barbecued Burger!
Wagyu Burger & Fries – STK Orlando
Another great location to stop by for a delicious burger in Disney Springs is STK Orlando in The Landing area. The table service restaurant is a modern take on a classic steakhouse and serves up classics in an elevated interior spanning two floors. Guests can dine at STK Orlando for brunch, lunch, and dinner and enjoy a delicious menu while listening to live music and entertainment from an in-house DJ.
Burger lovers will enjoy digging into the Wagyu Burger & Fries which features a seven-ounce patty of melt-in-your-mouth wagyu beef topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and American cheese and served with fresh fries. Guests can also opt to add on an egg, bacon, grilled onions, or avocado for an additional fee.
The Brown Derby Signature Burger – The Hollywood Brown Derby
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to The Hollywood Brown Derby, a popular table service restaurant that brings the elegance and art deco-style of the golden age of Hollywood to life through its atmosphere and décor. The menu focuses on American classics and Guests love to dine at the restaurant for both lunch and dinner when in the Disney Park.
The Brown Derby Signature Burger is cooked to each Guest’s preference and topped with the unique combination of bacon jam, cheddar cheese, a fried egg, and Russian dressing and is served with hand-cut fries. The fried egg and bacon add extra filling layers of protein and the melted cheese and creamy Russian dressing take The Brown Derby Signature Burger to another level that Guests are sure to absolutely love!
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Filet Mignon Sliders – The Boathouse
An alternative to one amazing burger are small sliders, and one such option can be found at The Boathouse in The Landing area of Disney Springs. This popular table service restaurant serves up an extensive list of American land and sea favorites in a nautical dining room with sweeping views of Lake Buena Vista outside. Open for lunch and dinner each day, burger lovers have a fantastic option to indulge in at The Boathouse.
The Filet Mignon Sliders are cooked to each Guest’s personal preference and feature two individual sliders that are perfectly cooked and juicy and topped with maître d’ butter and served with fresh-cut fries. The filet mignon alone is such a decadent topping to the sliders that the simple addition of the butter is enough to elevate this meal and make it one of the best burger options at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Artisan Burger – Gasparilla Island Grill
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to many dining locations that include everything from signature table service meals to quick service locations. Gasparilla Island Grill is a quick-service location at the Disney Resort that is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves up an array of convenient and delicious options including an elevated burger.
The Artisan Burger begins with a grilled signature-blend moist patty on a toasted brioche bun and tops it with brisket, chuck, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and onion and pairs it with a side of fries. The basic burger alone is delicious, but the addition of the brisket adds another level of flavor and heartiness that is the perfect choice for Guests to fuel up for a long day in the Disney Parks!
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OMG Burger – Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
A popular restaurant in The Landing area of Disney Springs perfectly combines live entertainment with delicious cuisine inspired by the flavors and pubs of Ireland. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is open for brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night dining and serves up an extensive list of cleverly-named items that Guests can dig into while enjoying live music and Irish step dancers.
The OMG Burger features a patty of dry-aged prime short rib and brisket beef topped with Irish bacon, Dubliner Irish cheddar cheese, crispy potato straws, and a Jameson Irish whiskey barbecue sauce. Every bite of the OMG Burger is sure to make Guests feel as though they sitting in a pub in Dublin thanks to the traditional Irish cheese and the completely indulgent barbecue sauce with the kick of whiskey.
City Works Eatery & Pour House – Multiple Options
Burger lovers who are looking to sample a few different delicious options can head to City Works Eatery & Pour House in the West Side at Disney Springs to enjoy an upbeat atmosphere that emulates that of a sports bar paired with extensive tap options and savory American cuisine favorites. The table service restaurant is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner and features several burger options that will keep Guests coming back time and time again.
The City Works Burger is the house specialty with a moist and juicy patty served on a brioche bun and topped with aged white cheddar, shredded iceberg lettuce, vine-ripened tomato, red onion, and a dill pickle and served with either olive oil parsley fries or a salad. While the City Works Burger might seem simple, it is so perfectly done that it is the ultimate classic burger bite to enjoy.
The best burger option at City Works Eatery & Pour House for Guests who are looking for a little spice is the indulgent Scorpion Burger which begins with the same base patty but packs serious heat in the toppings. The burger comes with habanero pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, five pepper jam, vine-ripened tomato, and scorpion pepper aioli for layer upon layer of heat and spice that is perfectly cut with the fresh bites of tomato.
The Filet Mignon Sliders served up at City Works Eatery & Pour House are also Guest favorites and each order features two decadent sliders that are good to the last bite. Small filet medallions are topped with caramelized onions and horseradish cream and served on warm and salty pretzel rolls. The filet is so perfectly prepared that the minimal toppings are all these indulgent bites need, and they are a great option to enjoy at any meal at City Works Eatery & Pour House.
California Burger – ABC Commissary
The ABC Commissary is a great location in Disney’s Hollywood Studios where Guests can enjoy a quick-service lunch or dinner in a space that is themed to feel like the commissary of a working film and television studio. The menu at ABC Commissary features American favorites infused with flavors from around the country and world, and there is one unique burger option Guests are sure to enjoy.
The California Burger at ABC Commissary is actually plant-based and features a seared farm-fresh burger patty topped with sriracha mustard, a “mayonnaise”-ketchup blend, balsamic-glazed peppers and onions, lettuce, and tomato. The various sauces and fresh vegetables elevate this plant-based burger with levels of flavor and heat, and Guests can pair it with any side from the menu at ABC Commissary including black beans, Mexican rice, and an arugula-farro salad.
Mission to Mars – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom is a favorite quick service location of many Guests thanks to its futuristic décor, several ordering bays, delicious food, and hilarious entertainment from Sonny Eclipse. The menu at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café features American classics as well as several special options for the 50th anniversary including a delicious burger with a surprise ingredient.
The Mission to Mars Burger pays homage to a former Tomorrowland attraction by name and begins with a juicy burger patty on a traditional bun. The burger is then topped with bacon and macaroni and cheese and then dusted with crushed cheese-flavored puffs and served with a side of fries. The bacon and macaroni and cheese are indulgent enough, but then the dusting of cheese-flavored puffs really takes the Mission to Mars Burger to another level!
Lobster ‘Thermidor’ Burger – Grand Floridian Café
A completely unique take on a burger can be found at the Grand Floridian Café at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This table service restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and invites Guests to dine on American favorites in a casual setting infused with Victoria charm. Each menu item at the Grand Floridian Café is elevated with indulgent ingredients including a unique burger that is served for all three meal periods.
The Lobster ‘Thermidor’ Burger takes a classic seven-ounce burger patty on a seared brioche bun and tops it with a decadent lobster-parmesan Thermidor sauce that is perfectly creamy with a hint of salty cheese from the parmesan. The delicious burger is served with a side of the Grand Floridian Café’s signature seasoned fries to round out a meal that is absolutely worth visiting Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for.
The Main Street Burger – The Plaza Restaurant
The Plaza Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom is a table service restaurant situated at the end of Main Street that welcomes Guests to dine in a small area with elegant turn-of-the-century theming and beautiful views of Cinderella Castle. The restaurant features a limited menu of American classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that pair perfectly with delicious milkshakes and ice cream treats from the Plaza Ice Cream Shop next door.
The Main Street Burger at The Plaza Restaurant is a burger lover’s dream that starts with a seven-ounce all-beef patty on a flour-dusted Kaiser bun. The toppings on the burger include cheddar cheese, house-made bacon, lettuce, tomato, a sunny-side-up egg, massive beer-battered onion ring, and roasted poblano-mayonnaise bringing fresh and classic flavors as well as a spicy kick from the sauce and extra protein from the egg. The Main Street Burger is a great lunch or dinner option to enjoy before exploring all that the Magic Kingdom has to offer!
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Cookes of Dublin – Multiple Options
Guests who are looking to grab a burger to go in Disney Springs can check out Cookes of Dublin, a great location that serves up some American favorites infused with classic Irish flavors. Guests who stop by the quick-service restaurant can enjoy a cozy interior with booth seating or a small outdoor patio with several tables to relax at. Cookes of Dublin also serves up several burger options which are equally delicious and must be tried!
The Cookes Classic Battered Burger features a hand-battered sirloin burger that is topped with garlic mayonnaise, Ballymaloe Gourmet Ketchup, and mixed greens and is served with a side of fries. The burger is absolutely a classic and its simplicity shines thanks to the flavorful patty and sauces as well as the light bite from the mixed greens. Guests who are looking for a classic burger definitely need to try this option!
A more unique and Irish-inspired burger option at Cookes of Dublin is The BBQ Dream Burger which features the same delicious patty base topped with Jameson Irish Whiskey barbecue sauce, onion rings, Dubliner cheese, and fresh Arugula. Served with a side of fresh fries, this burger packs some serious flavor between the whiskey-infused barbecue sauce and classic Irish cheese, and the perfectly fried onion ring adds some much-needed crunch to every bite.
The Wild Toad Brat Burger – The Friar’s Nook
We can’t have a list of the best burgers at the Walt Disney World Resort without including a specialty item that is being featured for the 50th anniversary celebration at The Friar’s Nook in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. This quick-service restaurant features several outdoor ordering counters where Guests can choose from indulgent and savory bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner including this special item that pays homage to a lost attraction.
The Wild Toad Brat Burger pays tribute to the memory of Mr. Toad from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, a favorite attraction that used to exist where The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh currently is. The burger is a classic patty that is topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and American cheese on a classic bun. What makes the typical burger so special is the olive skewer eyes that are placed on top to look like Mr. Toad’s eyes and the placement of the pickle slice spilling off of one side of the burger to look like his tongue. Not only is The Wild Toad Brat Burger a great meal to enjoy, it is also a great photo opportunity in the Magic Kingdom!
Bison Burger – Geyser Point Bar & Grill
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is home to several eateries including the lounge-style Geyser Point Bar & Grill which is located right along the shores of Bay Lake. The restaurant is a charming open-air location that continues the rustic charm of the Disney Resort while serving up hearty small bites and entrees throughout each afternoon.
Guests who are looking for a unique take on a burger should order the Bison Cheeseburger which features a juicy and filling bison patty prepared to each Guest’s preference. The burger is then topped with bacon, sweet crispy onion straws, a marionberry sauce, and garlic aioli for the perfect combination of smoke, crunch, sweetness, and creaminess to complement the patty. The Bison Burger is a great choice to enjoy at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, especially when paired with the beautiful water views.
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Steakhouse 71 Stack Burger – Steakhouse 71
A table service restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort pays homage to both the year that the Walt Disney World Resort opened, the favorite flavors and meals of Walt and Lillian Disney, and the designs and décor that were popular at that time. Steakhouse 71 welcomes Guests to dine in a beautifully decorated restaurant that features American classics from the seventies, including a delicious burger option.
The Steakhouse 71 Stack Burger tops a brioche bun with a signature blend of beef patty and American cheese, lemon aioli, red onion, and house-made pickles. This burger is absolutely a classic burger option with its limited toppings, but it is perfectly prepared and has a pop of unexpected flavor from the lemon aioli that brightens up each bite. Guests who order the Steakhouse 71 Stack Burger can choose from a side of a petite wedge salad, parmesan fries, or pasta salad to round out their meal.
Salmon Burger – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
One of the most unique dining experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The table service restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and invites Guests to sit in classic cars at a nighttime drive-in, all facing a large screen that plays classic sci-fi clips from the 1950s. American favorites are featured on the restaurant’s menu, including a burger that is just as unique as the setting.
The Salmon Burger begins with a fresh house-made grilled salmon patty on a brioche bun that is topped with goat cheese crema, apple-fennel chutney, arugula, and a marinated heirloom tomato for a bite that is creamy, tangy, crunchy, and fresh all at once. The salmon patty is the perfect base for such an array of flavorful toppings, and Guests will love enjoying this unique burger while soaking in the atmosphere of the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.