Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants

(Article last updated: May 4, 2017)

If Epcot is considered the place to go for great Table Service restaurants, then Magic Kingdom is the place to go for some of the best Quick Service and snacks in Disney World.

Let's take a look at the pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants...


In this article

Breakfast

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (breakfast)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $8.50/$8.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Only place to get Mickey Waffles at a Quick Service restaurant at the Magic Kingdom

Cons: Limited seating available


Sleepy Hollow (breakfast)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Sleepy Hollow (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $7.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Some of the best snacks in all of Magic Kingdom (including homemade ice cream sandwiches, funnel cakes, and waffle sandwiches), great spot to take a pic with the castle in the background

Cons: No indoor seating


Be Our Guest (breakfast)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Be Our Guest (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $24.00/$14.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Great food options, portions are large enough for many people to split (especially since each entree comes with pastries), can pre-order online, often allowed to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train if finished eating before the park opens

Cons: Advanced reservations are available and almost always required, can be noisy


Main Street Bakery (breakfast)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Main Street Bakery (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $5.00/$5.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Starbucks drinks and pastries, drinks are a great use of a snack credit (especially if you add extras to your drink)

Cons: No indoor seating


Crystal Palace (breakfast)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Crystal Palace (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $26.00/$16.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: This is a Winnie the Pooh and friends buffet character meal that has the benefit of having both good food and fun character interactions

Cons: Can be a wait, even with reservations (which you almost always have to have to get in here)

Tips: The Cast Members here are known for providing great service, including recognizing special occasions, so be sure to note if you're celebrating on your reservation and mention it when you check in as well.


Cinderella’s Royal Table (breakfast)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Cinderella’s Royal Table (breakfast)

Price (adult/child): $60.00/$35.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: The experience, view, characters (which include Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White, and sometimes Jasmine), and some of the food, like the stuffed French toast, are good

Cons: Expensive, waits can be long to get in even with a reservation, reservations are difficult to get

Tips: This reservation needs to be made 180 days in advance, particularly for 8 a.m. breakfast.


Lunch

The Friar’s Nook (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - The Friar’s Nook (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $9.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Pot roast macaroni and cheese is a unique and delicious offering available here

Cons: No seating, but you can usually find a place to sit at Pinocchio's Village Haus


Pinocchio Village Haus (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Pinocchio Village Haus (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $11.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Flatbread entrees are a popular option here, plenty of seating, some tables have a view of It's a Small World, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Not up to par with other nearby Quick Service restaurants, lines can be long (but usually move quickly)


Tortuga Tavern (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Tortuga Tavern (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $11.00/$6.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Easier spot to get into than most other Quick Service spots

Cons: Only open seasonally


Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $11.00/$6.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, and frozen drinks offer a nice variety that will please most families, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: No indoor seating but lots of covered open-air seating (look for a table on the lower level for a good castle view), mediocre food


The Lunching Pad (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - The Lunching Pad (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $8.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: A new take on standard hot dogs, frozen drinks available, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: No indoor seating, area can be very busy


Sleepy Hollow (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Sleepy Hollow (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $8.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Some of the best snacks in all of Magic Kingdom (including homemade ice cream sandwiches, funnel cakes, and waffle sandwiches), great spot to take a pic with the castle in the background

Cons: No indoor seating


Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $13.00/$6.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Chipotle-style offerings with a large fixins bar, indoor seating, plenty of restrooms, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Can get very, very busy. Plan to eat at off-peak times to avoid crowds.


Golden Oak Outpost (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Golden Oak Outpost (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good snack options, but menu changes all the time

Cons: No indoor seating (can go to nearby Pecos Bill's to sit if you'd like), snack credits only, only open seasonally, area can be busy during parades


Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$6.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: There is a generous fixins bar including mushrooms, melted cheese and other toppings which allow people to customize their meal, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: The food isn't super great, especially when you consider that there are so many Quick Service restaurants at Magic Kingdom, several of which have delicious food


Columbia Harbour House (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Columbia Harbour House (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Great options for a Quick Service restaurant, including soups, sandwiches and fish (just about anything you choose is going to be good here), quiet seating available upstairs, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Picky eaters may not like the menu options, can be very busy during peak meal times


Casey’s Corner (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Casey’s Corner (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $10/$10

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good place to grab various types of tasty hot dogs (including corn dog nuggets), ragtime pianist plays out front about once an hour beginning just after noon, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Very limited indoor seating (and the outside tables are often taken), limited menu, lines can be long


Be Our Guest (lunch)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Be Our Guest (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $16.00/$8.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Interesting French food options (braised pork is a favorite), advanced reservations and pre-ordering available

Cons: Service and food can be inconsistent, waits can be long (even with a reservation), almost always need a reservation to be able to dine here


Tony’s Town Square Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package (lunch)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Tony’s Town Square Festival of Fantasy Parade Dining Package (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $45.00/$17.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of pasta options and cute Lady and the Tramp theme, parade package costs the same as the regular meal if you're on the Disney Dining Plan and also includes an appetizer and voucher for parade seating (you must specifically book that package to be eligible for the special seating)

Cons: Mediocre food


Skipper Canteen (lunch)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Skipper Canteen (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $25.00/$11.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Heavily themed with interesting food options, great service

Cons: The menu may not appeal to all palates


Diamond Horseshoe (lunch)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Diamond Horseshoe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $35.00/$19.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Home-cooked comfort food that usually appeals to the whole family

Cons: Mediocre food quality


Tony’s Town Square (lunch)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Tony’s Town Square (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $20.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of pasta options and cute Lady and the Tramp theme

Cons: Mediocre food


Plaza Restaurant (lunch)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Plaza Restaurant (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $16.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: The least expensive Table Service restaurant in Magic Kingdom, you can order ice cream from Main Street Ice Cream Parlor

Cons: Service can be inconsistent, food is mediocre, not a great use of a Table Service credit on the Disney Dining Plan


Liberty Tree Tavern (lunch)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Liberty Tree Tavern (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $23.00/$11.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Delicious Thanksgiving-style food

Cons: During busier times, waits can be long even with a reservation


Crystal Palace (lunch)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Crystal Palace (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $41.00/$22.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Winnie the Pooh and friends buffet character meal that has the benefit of having both good food and fun character interactions

Cons: Can be a wait, even with reservations (which you almost always have to have to get in here)

Tips: The Cast Members here are known for providing great service, including recognizing special occasions, so be sure to note if you're celebrating on your reservation and mention it when you check in as well.


Cinderella’s Royal Table (lunch)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Cinderella’s Royal Table (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $70.00/$43.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: The experience, view, and characters (which include Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White, and sometimes Jasmine), are all good

Cons: Expensive, waits can be long to get in even with a reservation, most food is mediocre

Tips: This reservation needs to be made 180 days in advance, particularly for 8 a.m. breakfast.


Dinner

Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (dinner)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $11.00/$6.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, and frozen drinks offer a nice variety that will please most families, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: No indoor seating but lots of covered open-air seating (look for a table on the lower level for a good castle view), mediocre food


Sleepy Hollow (dinner)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Sleepy Hollow (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $8.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Some of the best snacks in all of Magic Kingdom (including homemade ice cream sandwiches, funnel cakes, and waffle sandwiches), great spot to take a pic with the castle in the background

Cons: No indoor seating


Pinocchio Village Haus (dinner)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Pinocchio Village Haus (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $11.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Flatbread entrees are a popular option here, plenty of seating, some tables have a view of It's a Small World, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Not up to par with other nearby Quick Service restaurants, lines can be long (but usually move quickly)


Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (dinner)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $13.00/$6.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Chipotle-style offerings with a large fixins bar, indoor seating, plenty of restrooms, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Can get very, very busy. Plan to eat at off-peak times to avoid crowds.


The Lunching Pad (dinner)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - The Lunching Pad (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $8.00/$8.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: A new take on standard hot dogs, frozen drinks available, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: No indoor seating, area can be very busy


Golden Oak Outpost (dinner)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Golden Oak Outpost (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good snack options, but menu changes all the time

Cons: No indoor seating (can go to nearby Pecos Bill's to sit if you'd like), snack credits only, only open seasonally, area can be busy during parades


Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe (dinner)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$6.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: There is a generous fixins bar including mushrooms, melted cheese and other toppings which allow people to customize their meal, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: The food isn't super great, especially when you consider that there are so many Quick Service restaurants at Magic Kingdom, several of which have delicious food


Columbia Harbour House (dinner)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Columbia Harbour House (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $12.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Great options for a Quick Service restaurant, including soups, sandwiches and fish (just about anything you choose is going to be good here), quiet seating available upstairs, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Picky eaters may not like the menu options, can be very busy during peak meal times


Casey’s Corner (dinner)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Casey’s Corner (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $10/$10

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good place to grab various types of tasty hot dogs (including corn dog nuggets), ragtime pianist plays out front about once an hour beginning just after noon, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Very limited indoor seating (and the outside tables are often taken), limited menu, lines can be long


The Friar’s Nook (dinner)

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - The Friar’s Nook (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $9.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Pot roast macaroni and cheese is a unique and delicious offering available here

Cons: No seating, but you can usually find a place to sit at Pinocchio's Village Haus


Skipper Canteen (dinner)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Skipper Canteen (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $25.00/$11.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Heavily themed with interesting food options, great service

Cons: The menu may not appeal to all palates


Plaza Restaurant (dinner)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Plaza Restaurant (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $16.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: The least expensive Table Service restaurant in Magic Kingdom, you can order ice cream from Main Street Ice Cream Parlor

Cons: Service can be inconsistent, food is mediocre, not a great use of a Table Service credit on the Disney Dining Plan


Diamond Horseshoe (dinner)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Diamond Horseshoe (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $35.00/$19.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Home-cooked comfort food that usually appeals to the whole family

Cons: Mediocre food quality


Tony’s Town Square (dinner)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Tony’s Town Square (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $20.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of pasta options and cute Lady and the Tramp theme

Cons: Mediocre food


Liberty Tree Tavern (dinner)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Liberty Tree Tavern (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $35.00/$18.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Thanksgiving-style home cooking, dinner is served family-style on platters

Cons: During busier times, waits can be long even with a reservation


Crystal Palace (dinner)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Crystal Palace (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $41.00/$22.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Winnie the Pooh and friends buffet character meal that has the benefit of having both good food and fun character interactions

Cons: Can be a wait, even with reservations (which you almost always have to have to get in here)

Tips: The Cast Members here are known for providing great service, including recognizing special occasions, so be sure to note if you're celebrating on your reservation and mention it when you check in as well.


Cinderella’s Royal Table (dinner)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Cinderella’s Royal Table (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $70.00/$43.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: The experience, view, and characters (which include Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White, and sometimes Jasmine), are all good

Cons: Expensive, waits can be long to get in even with a reservation, most food is mediocre

Tips: This reservation needs to be made 180 days in advance, particularly for 8 a.m. breakfast.


Be Our Guest (dinner)

Table Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Be Our Guest (dinner)

Price (adult/child): $36.00/$12.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Interesting French food options, the only place to meet The Beast

Cons: Service and food can be inconsistent, waits can be long, hardest dining reservation to get at Disney World

Tips: This might be the hardest dining reservation to get in all of Disney World since it's the newest restaurant. We don't happen to think it's worth the trouble (breakfast and lunch here are much better in our experience, though The Beast doesn't appear at those meals) but be sure to make reservations 180 days in advance if you want to eat here for dinner.


Everything Else

Main Street Bakery

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Main Street Bakery

Price (adult/child): $5.00/$5.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Starbucks drinks and pastries, drinks are a great use of a snack credit (especially if you add extras to your drink)

Cons: No indoor seating


Westward Ho

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Westward Ho

Price (adult/child): $4.99/$4.99

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Snacks and refreshing beverages, including frozen lemonade slushes

Cons: No seating


Sunshine Tree Terrace

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Sunshine Tree Terrace

Price (adult/child): $4.00/$4.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Refreshing treats on a hot day that include floats, slushies, and soft-serve ice cream

Cons: No indoor seating but some covered outdoor seating is available


Storybook Treats

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Storybook Treats

Price (adult/child): $5.00/$5.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Delicious, unique ice cream sundae options

Cons: No seating, but you can look for places nearby


Prince Eric’s Village Market

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Prince Eric’s Village Market

Price (adult/child): $6.00/$6.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good spot to grab a cold drink and healthy snacks like hummus or fruit

Cons: Just a cart/kiosk (easy to miss because it blends in so much) so it has no seating


Gaston’s Tavern

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Gaston’s Tavern

Price (adult/child): $5/$5

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fantastically-themed location where you can grab a warm cinnamon roll or souvenir mug

Cons: Limited seating


Cool Ship

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Cool Ship

Price (adult/child): $5/$5

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Good spot to grab a Mickey pretzel and cool off with a mist

Cons: No seating


Cheshire Cafe

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Cheshire Cafe

Price (adult/child): $4/$4

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Great way to use snack credits, including gourmet cupcakes frozen slushes and their signature "Cheshire Cat Tail" pastry

Cons: No indoor seating


Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Price (adult/child): $6.00/$6.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Delicious hard-serve ice cream (won't melt as quickly as the soft-serve available at most places), sundaes are a great use of a snack credit

Cons: Limited seating available


Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies

Price (adult/child): $4/$4

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Refreshing snacks like soft serve ice cream, smoothies and sundaes

Cons: No indoor seating, limited outdoor seating area that can be noisy


Aloha Isle

Quick Service

Pros and cons of all Magic Kingdom restaurants - Aloha Isle

Price (adult/child): $4.00/$4.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fantastic and refreshing snacks including the much-loved Dole Whips (floats are a great use of a snack credit!),mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Lines can be long


Where will you be eating at Magic Kingdom? I'm more likely to have a Table Service meal at a nearby resort since there are so many good options, but there are lots of good snacks to be had at Magic Kingdom.

I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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Karen Ramaekers

Hi Shannon! I can always count on you to have the thorough info I am looking for. Thank you! I share your site, podcasts and articles with everyone who asks me Disney World questions.
I wanted to share with you and your readers that my family loves to take a break in Gaston’s Tavern. The cinnamon rolls are delicious and there is seating inside around the corner from the counter. The kids love sitting in Gaston’s giant chair by the fireplace- great photo op!
And bonus, there are nice, usually uncrowded, bathrooms nearby.
Thanks for all of your Disney tips!!!!

Terri Jensen

Gaston’s does have air conditioned seating but no longer serves the pork shank.

CamiloArturo

Thats something I have had a hard time understanding. Why would you take out the main and “manliest” food in the “manliest” restaurant in MK???

And even worse, why won’t they at least exchange it for something else???

Stephanie

Love your site and all the great info! It seems, through my obsessive research for our trip in October :-), that many “snack” locations (aloha isle, gastons, etc) are no longer accepting the DDP? Have you heard anything on this?

Randal Beesley

I think Tony’s is very good. We have always had a good meal at Tony’s.

Kristin

The only thing I would have to say is that we were at Cinderellas Royal Table back in October. My expectations were not high because I heard a lot of negative comments on the quality of food. However we had a late reservation and my girls wanted the experience in the castle. The wait to be seated even after checking was very long. So we had a 8:30 reservation and didn’t get seated until close to 10pm. That is my biggest complaint. The food was excellent, my daughter (11) cried when she saw Ariel and we loved the view of Wishes out the stained glass windows as we ate. I also enjoyed the wands and swords they gave us for the Wish making. I would recommend this place highly! Just be ready for a wait. Thanks for all of your tips and help!

Courtney

I was wondering, if we have breakfast reservations for Be Our Guest at 8:45, could we enter as early as 8? So we can take pictures and not have to run all the way across the park? Thanks! Found this site and your podcast very helpful.

Alayna

Just dined last week at the Skipper Canteen. Yummy appetizer, but both of our entrees were not par. Service was good, but for a $70 lunch, food should have been much better. However, it was hot as heck and I was thankful for air-conditioning and free refills. I would check out other options if possible. We were not on a dining plan and it was just two adults.

Megan

We ate at beauty and the beast! We were so excited, but HUGELY disappointed. I don’t know what all the hype is about. Yeah its pretty, but the food was just ok, it took forever for everything and it was expensive.

Jennifer Johnston

If we have breakfast reservations at 8am would we still be able to see the welcome show? We are planning on going 2 days, would it be better to have 1 reservation at 8am, then do the other day a little later so we catch it?
Thank you!

Jennifer Capodacqua

What are the PARK HOURS for that day? The opening/welcome show at MK is 15mins PRIOR to park opening.

Rayna

Columbia Harbour House is by far our FAVORITE quick service restaurant. It was the only QS place that I had a hard time choosing a meal because I wanted multiple things. We had the dining plan this last go around and it felt worth it, but the prices were very reasonable, which is good to know in case we do not get the plan next time.
The BEST snack is definitely the Cinnamon Rolls at Gaston’s Tavern, they are HUGE.
Tony’s isn’t bad for a sit down at MK, but next time we are going to try Crystal Palace for sure.

Andrea

Thank you for all the great information. I have a question about Sleepy Hollow Quick Service. They only take snack credits, does that mean everything on the menu only costs a snack credit or some of the menu items are snack credits and the rest cost out of pocket? Thank you!

Marjorie

Hi Shannon! I just wanted you to know that I absolutely love your articles and site. You are a Disney guru and I’ve always used your tips, tricks and recommendations for my Disney trips 🙂

I was wondering if you could tell me what time I should catch a bus to Magic Kingdom for the 8 AM Royal Table breakfast reservation if I’m staying at The Beach Club Villas? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Linda

We had incredible food at Tony’s Town Square and they were able to easily accommodate my dairy and gluten allergies. The chef made me a shrimp scampi that was wonderful. The service was good and the server even took a picture of us in front of the Lady and the Tramp statue after our meal.

Sherie

I was so worried that my 10 year old picky eater will have a hard time there with her dairy allergy. Do you have specific recommendations ?? Thanks for your post it made me feel much better.

Sherie

Hernan

EPCOT:
Electric Umbrella’s Vegetarian Flatbread was awesome!
Im not a vegetarian people. But i just try a little bite from my wife’s mushrooms flatbread.
I stole her plate!
Is like a gourmet pizza.

And Fried Shrimps in Epcot Refreshment Port was very good.

Katherine Robinson

Two quick questions about breakfast at Cinderella’s Castle. If you are lucky and can get the 8:00 am reservation is there a way to get there using Disney transportation? We are staying at Art of Animation and it says that buses only start running one hour prior to park opening which is 9:00 am. Also, how long is the meal? (an hour/hour and a half) Just wondering how to plan the rest of the morning around breakfast. Thanks! 🙂

Nancy

We have had several early, early morning reservations and never had difficulty getting Disney transportation to our breakfast. When you check in, ask your concierge just in case (or even to let them know – they will make sure a bus is there in my experience). The buses usually start running between 6:30 and 6:45 for this very reason.

Lynn S

It would be great if you would include wether the restaurants are open for only lunch or dinner. We often get very frustrated when looking for somewhere to eat dinner and most of the fast food places are closed and the sit down restaurants are full with “dining plan” reservations.

Jessica

You mentioned trying a table service at a nearby resort instead of dinner at MK? I’d like to try and fit that into our plans… any suggestions ( I have 3 and 6 year old girls…)

Nancy

Hi! This reply may be way late, and I’m not the author of this blog, but I thought I might share my two cents. My favorite resort/Downtown Disney places to dine are Cape May (Oh my goodness, this is amazing, it’s the first place my husband has us book each trip – all you can eat crab legs, and plenty of other seafood, land food, and desserts to choose from – plus it was quick and delicious!), T-Rex (I know, it sounds like a kid’s restaurant, but I had my second favorite meal of the trip last time I was there), and my son loved O’hanas, and Whispering Canyon (while this is at the Wilderness Lodge, it is a quick boat ride to Magic Kingdom).

KellyAnn

Love, love, love your blog! I learned last year that at Cosmic Rays, you can get the chili cheese fries for a snack credit, but trust me, it’s large enough to eat as a meal! Also, my husband and I were able to split a lobstah roll at Columbia Harbor House and again, it was plenty big. We always do Crystal Palace for breakfast because your already in the park when you’re ready to go.

Marcy Kay

Great article! Last week we ate at Be Our Guest for dinner at 4:05 P.M. We were the second table to be seated with no wait at all. This dinner time may seem early, but after a large breakfast we didn’t get hungry until then. You could also have a snack in between. Our meals were good and the desserts were great! Our fabulous waitress brought us the “grey stuff” to try in addition to our other desserts. The atmosphere was my favorite part and my daughter enjoyed the Beast stopping by.

lorraine

I am surprised at the comments for Tony’s. On our last trip we had dinner there and the family loved the food so much that we changed another reservation to go back. My kids (13,18) loved Be Our Guest at both lunch and dinner…tried new foods each time and even requested a recipe for the ratatouille.

Tom Atwood

I’ve been to Tony’s a few times… once for dinner and a couple of times for lunch. The dinner was fantastic, and one lunch was “OK” while the other was good. My girls (14 and 16) went by themselves for lunch this year and loved it. It seems to be one of those hit or miss restaurants, depending on the cook on duty…

Elise

Glad to hear you liked Tony’s! I’m going with an open mind. I’ve heard good and bad.

Kara

Thanks for all of your hard work! This is a weird question, but I was looking through some of the menus and don’t see a quick service restaurant that offers a grilled cheese sandwich for kids. Do you think any quick service restaurants would make one if we asked? Or are their any other “tips” for items that might be available that aren’t posted on the menu?

Touring plans has a menu search option (not sure if it is for subscribers or not, as I am a subscriber)

http://touringplans.com/walt-disney-world/menu_items?search=grilled+cheese&location=&category=

Lots of places with grilled cheese, rainforest cafe and earl of sandwich have them as kids meals.

Curtis Traverse

Great article Shannon. I really enjoyed many of the snacks and lunch food at MK. The only one I was very disappointed with is Casey’s Corner which i thought was extremely overpriced for the food you get. Cost us almost 50$ for the 4 of us to eat. Had much better meals for less money.

Elise

Thank you Shannon! We’re looking forward to Cinderella’s Royal Table for breakfast, The Plaza Restaurant for lunch, and Tony’s Town Square during the parade on our trip coming real soon!

On another note, I also loved the Epcot dining series. Which is your favorite Epcot QS place in World Showcase? Lotus?

Shelly McG

Elise – I would re-think going to Tony’s

Elise

Thank you, Shelly. I’ve heard 🙁
But I guess we’ll try it, but, yes, I’m prepared. lol

Elise

Tangerine! Ok- thanks!

Afton Rio

Shannon – this series has been amazing! My goal for our upcoming trip was to make better use of our dining plan and you have helped tremendously! We have done breakfast at CRT and Crystal Palace and dinner at Be Our Guest. Loved them all! This time I’m hoping to get a fastpass+ for lunch at Be Our Guest. And also try a few others on your list for snacks! Care to share your personal favorite spots now for each park?! 😉 Thanks again for all that you do!

Kelsey

Piece of advice for people on the DDP: Cosmic Ray’s might not have the best food, but they have a HUGE 1/2 chicken and ribs platter that is the best bang for your DDP $. Pecos Bill’s had a steak and pork chop platter when we were there in the spring that was similar in price. Haven’t been back since to see if it’s still there, though.

Konda

Thanks for the great list. The only reservation I made at MK is Crystal Palace. For lunch we will probably hit a quick service and this helps. I wondered about the snacks on the plan and where I could get them so this really helps.

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