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The Best Quick Service Restaurants in Disney Parks

One of the best parts of spending time in the Disney Parks at the Walt Disney World Resort is enjoying delicious food options that are unique to each restaurant. Throughout the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are some amazing quick-service restaurants that offer Guests the chance to enjoy delicious cuisine in a convenient setting that doesn’t require a reservation or take up much time, allowing them the opportunity to enjoy more attractions and experiences throughout the Disney Parks.

While every quick-service restaurant throughout the Disney Parks has some great options, some locations are just better than others, thanks to unique and incredible food options and immersive theming. From mouthwatering barbecue and customizable bowls to decadent waffles and more, here are the best quick-service restaurants to enjoy when spending time in the Disney Parks at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Sleepy Hollow

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Sleepy Hollow

Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom is home to popular attractions like the Haunted Mansion and The Hall of Presidents, as well as a quick service restaurant that is popular with Guests thanks to its indulgent waffle choices. Sleepy Hollow can be found in a charming brick building just over the bridge from the hub of Cinderella Castle and features a convenient ordering window as well as an open-air courtyard that offers up beautiful views of Cinderella Castle and the moat that surrounds it.

Sleepy Hollow is open throughout each day in the Magic Kingdom and serves up hot and fluffy waffles with a variety of sweet and savory toppings that Guests can enjoy as full meals. Some delicious menu options to choose from, including the Mickey-shaped Waffles with Strawberries and Powdered Sugar, Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich, Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken-Waffle Sandwich, and Hand-dipped Corn Dog.

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Columbia Harbour House

Also found in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square is a second quick service restaurant that serves up a unique menu of seafood favorites for lunch and dinner each day. Columbia Harbour House is a cozy location found across from the Haunted Mansion that welcomes Guests into a nautically-themed restaurant that spans two floors.

While dining, Guests can check out dark wood paneling, props that include maps, small parts of ships, and nautical artwork, and enjoy beautiful views of Liberty Square and the Rivers of America from the second-floor windows. Columbia Harbour House appropriately pairs its nautical theme with a heavily seafood-based menu, and Guests who enjoy a meal there can order items such as the Grilled Shrimp Skewer, New England Shrimp Boil, Sea Captain Catch, Hail to the Leaf!, Lobster Rolls, Grilled Salmon, and New England Clam Chowder.

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Casey’s Corner

Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom is brimming with the charm and elegance of a small town at the turn of the century, and the location is also home to a quick-service restaurant that celebrates America’s favorite pastime.

Casey’s Corner is located on the very end of Main Street, U.S.A., on a corner and looks out at the beautiful green grass of the hub and Cinderella Castle. The quick service restaurant captures the celebratory spirit of baseball and is themed to feel like a concession stand at an old-time stadium.

Guests who dine at Casey’s Corner for lunch and dinner can enjoy some wonderful menu options, including the 50th Celebration Hot Dog, Walt’s Chili-Cheese All-Beef Foot-Long Hot Dog, Plant-based Loaded Slaw Dog, Chili-Cheese French Fries, and the amazing Corn Dog Nuggets which pair perfectly with a side of Cheese Sauce.

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The Friar’s Nook

Moving over to Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom, Guests can find an often overlooked quick service restaurant that serves up some truly delicious options throughout each day. The Friar’s Nook is an outdoor ordering counter that is located next to Storybook Treats and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and across from Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and features a small outdoor dining area with assorted umbrella-covered tables.

Guests who dine at the restaurant can enjoy stunning views of Fantasyland while digging into wonderful options, including a Breakfast Sandwich, Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts, The Wild Toad Brat Burger, Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Tots, and Bratwurst.

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Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café

The final quick service restaurant that Guests can’t miss out on in the Magic Kingdom is Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café in Tomorrowland. This popular restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, and while it doesn’t have the most unique menu out there, it scores major points for its entertainment.

One large dining room of the restaurant is the actual Starlight Lounge, where Guests can watch the ever-suave Sonny Eclipse croon out space tunes with the help of his invisible backup singers. While catching the unforgettable entertainment at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, Guests can chow down on menu options like the Barbecued Chicken Sandwich, Greek Salad with Chicken Strips, Walt’s Chili-Cheese All-Beef Foot-Long Hot Dog, and 1/3lb Angus Bacon Cheeseburger.

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Sunshine Seasons

The Land Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Nature neighborhood invites Guests to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Earth and is home to a very popular quick service location on the lower level. Sunshine Seasons is a large quick-service restaurant that is open daily for lunch and dinner and features several different ordering stations that serve up freshly prepared culinary options with hearty ingredients.

The large dining area of Sunshine Seasons offers Guests a beautiful view of the entire pavilion, including the glass windows above, and Guests are sure to feel relaxed while dining on menu items including Mongolian Beef, Oak-grilled Rotisserie Chicken, Roast Beef Sandwich, Asian Vegetable Noodle Salad, Pepperoni Pizza Roll, Spicy Fish Taco, and Vegetable Korma.

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Katsura Grill

EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to some of the most popular and wonderful dining options throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, and each of the eleven pavilions features multiple locations where Guests can enjoy cuisine from that county. The Japan Pavilion is home to several very popular spots, including Katsura Grill, a quick service location that features a serene dining area open daily for lunch and dinner.

Nestled in the middle of the Japan Pavilion, Katsura Grill features a small interior where Guests can order options including Shrimp and Chicken Teriyaki, Chicken Cutlet Curry, Shrimp Tempura Udon, Tonkotsu (Pork) Ramen, Yuzu Miso Wings, and Miso Soup. The restaurant also features wonderful sushi options for Guests to enjoy, like the California Roll, Spicy Roll, Vegetable Roll, and Tokyo Sushi Combo. After ordering their meals from Katsura Grill, Guests can then settle in at a table that overlooks a serene bonsai garden complete with lush vegetation and a calm pond.

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Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue

The American Adventure Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase celebrates all things American, and what could be more American than some mouthwatering barbecue? Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue is a relatively new quick service location at the Walt Disney World Resort that quickly gained popularity thanks to its charming theme and decadent menu.

The large interior of the restaurant features colonial brick architecture with props paying homage to a barbecue contest created by the ever-patriotic Sam Eagle of the Muppets, and Guests also have access to an outdoor dining patio. Blue ribbon winners from over the years have been assembled to form the menu which features regional barbecue styles and favorites from around the United States.

Favorite menu items available for lunch and dinner at Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue include Memphis Dry-rub Pork Ribs, Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich, North Carolina Chopped Smoked Pork Butt Platter, BBQ Jackfruit Burger, and Kansas City Smoked Half-Chicken.

Yorkshire County Fish Shop

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Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Moving over to the UK Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase, Guests can stroll through charming cobblestone streets and gardens and feel as though they have been transported to a small town across the pond. The perfect way to top off the experience is by enjoying a meal from the quick service Yorkshire County Fish Shop.

This small location is found adjacent to the Rose & Crown Dining Room and features an outdoor ordering counter and small open-air patio behind where Guests can enjoy their meals while taking in stunning views of World Showcase Lagoon and the other pavilions of World Showcase.

Yorkshire County Fish Shop focuses on one menu item: classic Fish and Chips, which are prepared fresh throughout each day and feature the perfect amount of breaded crunch on the flaky fish paired with piping hot chips. With a pint to accompany it, Fish and Chips from Yorkshire County Fish Shop are the perfect quick service meal to enjoy in EPCOT’s World Showcase.

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Woody’s Lunch Box

One of the most popular areas of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Toy Story Land, a fun and immersive environment where Guests have the opportunity to shrink down to the size of toys and play in Andy’s backyard. Woody’s Lunch Box is a quick service location in Toy Story Land that is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and invites Guests to enjoy elevated childhood classics ordered from inside of Andy’s lunch box.

The wonderful theming of Toy Story Land continues with the open-air patio featured at Woody’s Lunch Box, where Guests can settle in at tables that have been crafted using items like Babybel Cheese, popsicle sticks, blocks, and more. Woody’s Lunch Box is always busy for a quick service restaurant, all thanks to its indulgent menu, which features lunch box favorites from childhood that have been elevated with delicious ingredients and flavors.

Guests who enjoy a meal at the restaurant can order up items including the Breakfast Bowl, Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich, BBQ Brisket Melt, “Totchos,” Chicken Salad Sandwich, Banana-Peanut Butter Fudge Lunch Box Tart, and Lemon-Blueberry Lunch Box Tart.

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Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is an incredible experience in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where Guests are fully immersed in the story and transported to the Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu.

Every single corner of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is thoroughly detailed to immerse Guests, including Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, a quick service location that is open daily for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is themed to feel like a hangar bay that has just received a shipment of fresh dining options, and Guests have the option of dining inside in an industrial-themed space with plenty of unique details or an outdoor open-air patio that offers up beautiful views of Batuu and its visitors.

The menu at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo has been crafted by Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs and features wonderful options such as the Peka Tuna Poke, Fried Endorian Tip Yip, Pirjanad Hot Chicken Tip Yip, Roasted Endorian Chicken Salad, Smoked Kaadu Pork Ribs, and Batuuan Beef and Crispy Topato Stiry-fry.

Satu'li Canteen

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Satu’li Canteen

Moving over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Guests can explore the incredibly immersive and beautiful Valley of Mo’ara in Pandora – The World of Avatar. This stunning home to the Na’vi features massive floating mountains, exotic plants and vegetation, and incredible landscaping that all come to life at night with bioluminescence.

While checking out the area, Guests should make time to also enjoy a meal at Satu’li Canteen, a quick service restaurant found in the rear of Pandora – The World of Avatar near Pongu Pongu and Avatar Flight of Passage. Satu’li Canteen is open daily for lunch and dinner and was once a mess hall for the RDA that is now operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions and is filled with Na’vi artwork and cultural items.

Guests love to dine at Satu’li Canteen thanks to its unique menu of customizable items where they can choose from options like the Slow-Roasted Sliced Grilled Beef Bowl, Chopped Wood-Grilled Chicken Bowl, and Chili-Garlic Shrimp Bowl and then select a base and sauce option to make it their own.

Flame Tree Barbecue

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Flame Tree Barbecue

Another very popular quick-service restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can be found on Discovery Island, not far from the bridge that connects the area with Dinoland. Flame Tree Barbecue is an outdoor quick service restaurant that is open daily for lunch and dinner and welcomes Guests in with mouthwatering aromas and vibrant colors.

After ordering from the convenient counter, Guests can wander behind the restaurant and enjoy their meals on a series of open-air patios that offer up a serene atmosphere and shade as well as beautiful views of the Discovery River and Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain looming in the distance.

The menu at Flame Tree Barbecue focuses on indulgent and over the top barbecue options that Guests are sure to love with items including Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, St. Lois Rib Dinner ½ Chicken, Ribs and Chicken Combo, Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork, Smokehouse Chicken Salad, Hot Link Smokehouse Sandwich, and Onion Ring Basket.

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Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery

A convenient quick-service restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom where Guests can find grab-and-go items throughout each day is located in the heart of the village of Harambe in the Africa section of the Disney Park. Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery features a small outdoor ordering counter housed inside of an intricately themed building, and Guests are invited to take their food items over to a nearby seating area that is off the beaten path and very serene for the middle of a Disney Park.

The quick service restaurant is open each day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and in addition to Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee, Guests can order up wonderful menu options such as a Colossal Cinnamon Roll, Pistachio Honey Croissant, Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit, Marinated Chicken Flatbread, Spiced Potato Hand Fries, and Marinated Pork Flatbread. Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery is the perfect quick-service restaurant to visit for a fast snack or meal on the way to nearby Kilimanjaro Safaris.

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Harambe Market

Also found in the village of Harambe in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is an additional quick service restaurant that is themed to feel like its own bustling marketplace. The Harambe Market welcomes Guests into a large courtyard that features several ordering counters housed in beautifully themed buildings that make Guests feel as though they are truly in a small village in Africa.

The center and rear of the courtyard are filled with comfortable tables where Guests can enjoy their meals and is a great example of one of the many locations throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom where Guests can simply sit back and soak in some incredible theming. Open for lunch and dinner each day, the Harambe Market features some wonderful menu items for Guests to enjoy, including options like the Harambe Salad, Ribs Bowl, Grilled Chicken Bowl, Ribs & Chicken Bowl, Hot Link Bowl, and Cilantro Rice.

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.