Indulging in over the top and decadent snacks is one of the best parts of a vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort, and there are literally endless dining options that Guests can choose from that offer up everything from sweet to savory. There are plenty of sweet treats found throughout the property, but Guests also love to enjoy a savory snack, and one of the best options around are onion rings.
Crispy, piping hot, and bursting with flavor, onion rings are a savory snack that is beloved by many Guests thanks to the perfect combination of stringy onion and crunchy, battered exterior. Onion rings can be served up in the traditional style or mixed up with different seasonings and inventive sauces to dip in. The Walt Disney World Resort is home to several dining locations that serve up perfectly prepared onion rings that can’t be missed on any vacation!
Flame Tree Barbecue – Onion Ring Basket
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to several popular quick-service restaurants including Flame Tree Barbecue, which is located on Discovery Island. Open for lunch and dinner each day, the restaurant serves up mouthwatering barbecue options from convenient ordering windows that Guests can enjoy on open-air patios that look out across the water at Expedition Everest in the distance.
There are plenty of delicious menu items at Flame Tree Barbecue, but Guests love to indulge in the perfectly cooked onion rings, which feature large cuts of onion that are fried to crispy perfection. Guests can enjoy the treat as a side in the Onion Ring Basket as well as on top of the Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork, which is a hearty option to energize any Guest for a full day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue – Beer-battered Onion Rings
The American Adventure Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase celebrates the spirit of patriotism and the history of the United States through a variety of experiences, including a delicious quick-service location. Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue is open daily for lunch and dinner and welcomes Guests into a colonial-style interior where Sam Eagle hosts a yearly barbecue competition and serves up the best of the best.
In addition to barbecue favorites like brisket and ribs, Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue serves up Beer-battered Onion Rings as a side, and they are prepared perfectly with thick slices of onion that are heavily battered and fried until perfectly crisp. Guests can order up the Beer-battered Onion Rings as the side included with any entrée meal, enjoy them on their own as a standalone side, or find them as a garnish on the BBQ Burger.
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop – Onion Rings
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is themed to feel like a classic diner found on the Atlantic seaside at the turn of the century, and Guests love enjoying the charming interior with light pastel colors, vintage touches, and artwork depicting Mickey and friends at the beach. The table service restaurant welcomes Guests for lunch and dinner each day and specializes in serving up diner classics like the Beaches & Cream Grilled Cheese, elevated to new levels of indulgence with special ingredients and massive portions.
Every menu item at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is indulgent and over the top, including their decadent ice cream options, but Guests also love to enjoy some classic sides that are prepared in traditional ways. The Onion Rings are the perfect side to add to any meal at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop as they are thick-cut, have the perfect ratio of batter to onion, and fried to perfection so that Guests can hear the crunch with every single delicious bite!
Cookes of Dublin – Onion Rings
Disney Springs has no shortage of wonderful dining options, including Cookes of Dublin, which is a quick-service restaurant next to Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant that serves up the same traditional Irish pub favorites in a more laid back and convenient setting. Cookes of Dublin features an interior that perfectly combines traditional elements with modern touches, and Guests can opt to enjoy their meals inside at comfortable booth seating or outdoors on a lovely patio that looks out at Disney Springs.
Cookes of Dublin features a variety of entrée and side options including the Onion Rings which are hand-battered and double-dipped to ensure the crunchiest coating on a perfectly cooked onion inside. The Onion Rings side is a great snack option to enjoy while exploring Disney Springs, and Guests can also find one of Cookes of Dublin’s onion rings as a garnish on the BBQ Dream Burger as well.
50’s Prime Time Café – Beer-battered Onion Rings
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to the 50’s’ Prime Time Café, where Guests are transported back to the 1950s and welcomed into a family’s kitchen to dining on American favorites from the era. The immersive interior features classic kitchen décor and appliances from the era, and Guests can interact with Cast Members who are all cousins while also watching clips of classic black and white television shows.
The menu at 50’s Prime Time Café features several appetizers for Guests to choose from to begin any lunch or dinner, including the Beer-battered Onion Rings which are prepared traditionally with a perfectly fried batter with a beer base that creates the optimal crunch with every single bite. The Beer-battered Onion Rings are also served with a horseradish sauce for dipping, adding an extra level of flavor and indulgence that Guests are sure to love!
Steakhouse 71 – Steakhouse 71 Onion Rings
One of the newest table service dining locations at the Walt Disney World Resort is Steakhouse 71 found on the lower level of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and celebrates the history of the Walt Disney World Resort through décor reminiscent of 1971 and a menu of some of Walt Disney’s favorite foods from the era. Guests can even browse black and white photos of Walt Disney from his travels across the globe, further paying tribute to the man who started it all.
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Steakhouse 71 features some incredible and indulgent menu options, including plenty of popular menu items from the 1970s that are updated with some modern presentations and ingredients. The Steakhouse 71 Onion Rings are a plant-based appetizer served at both lunch and dinner, and they are hand-breaded thick cuts of onion that are served hot and crispy and paired with a spicy ranch dipping sauce for the perfect combination of spicy and cooling to complement each bite.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant – Crispy Onion Rings
The final stop for amazing onion rings at the Walt Disney World Resort is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant in the Commissary Lane area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The table service restaurant immerses Guests in a nighttime drive-in theater from the 1950s where they can enjoy American classics in vintage cars while watching sci-fi cartoons and film clips.
Guests who dine at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant for lunch and dinner are always blown away by the theming, but equally enjoy the indulgent American classics that are served up in generous portions. A great way to begin any meal at the restaurant is with an appetizer order of the Crispy Onion Rings, which are perfectly battered and crispy and served with a horseradish dipping sauce to compliment every bite.