Dining at the Walt Disney World Resort can be expensive, with plenty of items featuring higher prices than Guests are used to at home. Of course, every dining option is delicious, but the costs can add up quickly, especially for Guests who are watching their budgets.
High menu prices don’t have to keep Guests from enjoying the wonderful table service restaurants in the Magic Kingdom as each location features items that are on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to cost, with no sacrifice on flavor or quality. Guests who want to still be able to watch their budgets, but enjoy a wonderful table service meal, always have great options to choose from.
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Each table service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom features its own wonderful theming, atmosphere, and unique cuisine and menu that Guests are sure to love. Here are the best value menu items to order at any of the table service restaurants in the Magic Kingdom.
NOTE: The Crystal Palace, The Diamond Horseshoe, and Liberty Tree Tavern are all not included on this list as they are either buffet or family-style meals that are served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for a set price for adults and children. All three table service restaurants are great values for a meal as they allow Guests to enjoy as much food as they would like for that set price!
Plaza Turkey Club – The Plaza Restaurant
The Plaza Restaurant at the end of Main Street is a charming and small restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner each day. The interior features theming to evoke the feel of a turn-of-the-century dining location with large glass mirrors, ornate molding, and beautiful vintage light fixtures. Each table also features views of the hub grass and Cinderella Castle for an added layer of magic.
When dining at The Plaza Restaurant for lunch or dinner, the entrée with the best value is the Plaza Turkey Club which is stacks toasted sourdough bread with roasted turkey, house-made bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise for a classic and filling sandwich choice. The meal also comes with a side of fries, further adding value and helping Guests fuel up to enjoy all that the Magic Kingdom has to offer.
Captain Nemo Octopus & Center-cut Filet Mignon – Be Our Guest Restaurant
Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom is home to Be Our Guest Restaurant, a popular table service restaurant that brings Guests directly into the Beast’s Castle to dine on delicious French cuisine for lunch and dinner. Guests can dine in either the ballroom, west wing, or portrait gallery and enjoy a prix fixe menu that offers the choice of one appetizer, one entrée, and a trio of desserts. In order to maximize value for the prix fixe cost, Guests should opt to choose the most filling and ingredient heavy dishes.
For the appetizer, Guests can enjoy the Captain Nemo Octopus which is served with a seaweed salad, cucumber, pickled beets, hearts of palm, tapioca crackers, beet mousse, and carrot-ginger silk. The best valued entrée option at Be Our Guest Restaurant is the Center-cut Filet Mignon which is accompanied by robuchon Yukon potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cipollini-garlic puree, and a red wine puree. These hearty and indulgent options are the best way to maximize value while dining in the Beast’s Castle!
Curried Vegetable Crew Stew – Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
A popular choice for a table service meal in the Magic Kingdom is the Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen in Adventureland. The restaurant is run by the skippers from the Jungle Cruise and serves up international adventurous flavors for lunch and dinner in several heavily themed dining rooms that continue the story of the company.
The best meal to order when looking to save a little at the Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen for lunch and dinner is the Curried Vegetable Crew Stew. This plant-based option is the best value, but still absolutely filling and delicious with seasonal vegetables and pineapple tofu in a house-made curry sauce with a side of coconut rice.
Beef Tenderloin and Egg, Charcuterie, and Tenderloin of Beef – Cinderella’s Royal Table
Cinderella’s Royal Table is a favorite table service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom as it invites Guests to dine inside of Cinderella Castle in an opulent dining room fit for royalty. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Cinderella’s Royal Table features prix-fixe menus with set prices that include a pastry platter and one entrée for breakfast, and one appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert for lunch and dinner.
For breakfast, Guests should order the Beef Tenderloin and Egg which features a potato and cheese frittata with broccolini, Boursin Cheese Sauce, and chive oil topped with perfectly cooked bf tenderloin slices. The frittata is light and savory and the beef is the perfect addition, making it a great value for breakfast.
The best items to order for lunch and dinner to get the best value out of the prix fixe menu at Cinderella’s Royal Table are the Charcuterie appetizer and the Tenderloin of Beef entrée. The Charcuterie features a chef’s selection of cured meats, castle pickles, and various accompaniments including toasted slices of bread. The Tenderloin of Beef features a perfectly cooked piece of steak paired with whipped potatoes, maple-glazed Brussels sprouts, a seasonal vegetable, and sauce bordelaise.
Five Alarm Wings – Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
Right inside the main entrance to the Magic Kingdom is Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, a full service location that brings the classic restaurant from “Lady and the Tramp” to life, complete with the duo’s footprints found in the concrete just outside. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves up Italian classics that Guests can enjoy in the main dining room or outside on a covered patio that overlooks Main Street.
Guests who are looking to enjoy Tony’s Town Square Restaurant for a great value for both lunch and dinner can opt for the Five Alarm Wings as their entrée. This delicious meal features juicy chicken wings coated in a sweet-and-spicy heat sauce with a side of ranch dressing for dipping and to cool down the spice.