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Best Disney World restaurants to share meals (maximize your $$$)

Best Disney World restaurants to share meals (maximize your $$$)

One way to stretch your dining budget or Disney Dining Plan credits is by sharing meals, and the best way to do that is to make sure you’re dining at places or ordering entrées that are large enough to share.

Below, check out a list of Disney World restaurants where you can order portions that are big enough that you can split it with somebody else.

Quick Service restaurants

Columbia Harbour House

Quick Service is similar to fast food. Sometimes Quick Service is referred to as “Counter Service,” with many locations featuring Mobile Order that allows you to skip the line. Advanced Dining Reservations are not required or offered.

A couple of tips about Quick Service restaurants

  • You can share food at any Quick Service restaurant.
  • Make sure you ask for an extra plate to make splitting your meal a bit easier.

Best Quick Service restaurants to share portions at Disney World

Magic Kingdom

  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Friar’s Nook


  • Sunshine Seasons
  • Connections Eatery
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
  • La Cantina de San Angel
  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Hollywood Studios

  • ABC Commissary
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Woody’s Lunch Box
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • Backlot Express
  • Rosie’s All-American Cafe

Animal Kingdom

  • Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe
  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Pizzafari
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Harambe Market
  • Satu’li Canteen

Disney Springs

  • Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • D-Luxe Burger
  • The Polite Pig
  • Chicken Guy!
  • Pepe by José Andrés
  • The Smokehouse at House of Blues


  • Any food court offering create-your-own pasta
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: Pulled Pork Nachos at Capt. Cook’s (can order without pulled pork)
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter: food court dinners
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Contempo Café

Table Service restaurants

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Table Service are restaurants that are a little bit nicer compared to Quick Service. The food is brought to you here, like a standard sit-down restaurant.

A note about sharing at Table Service restaurants

  • You can share at any Table Service restaurant as long as it’s not a buffet or fixed-price menu.
  • Consider ordering separate appetizers and splitting an entrée.
  • Flights of drinks are a good option for sharing, too.

Best Table Service restaurants to share portions at Disney World

Magic Kingdom

  • Tony’s Town Square


  • Via Napoli (if paying out-of-pocket)
  • Space 220 Lounge
  • Spice Road Table
  • La Crêperie de Paris

Hollywood Studios

  • 50’s Prime Time Café
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Animal Kingdom

  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant
  • Nomad Lounge

Disney Springs

  • Planet Hollywood
  • Jaleo by José Andrés
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’


  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village: Sanaa
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Steakhouse 71
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: Kona Café
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort: Narcoossee’s
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago


On the Disney Dining Plan? Be sure to check out how to maximize your Disney Dining Plan credits to make sure you’re using them wisely.

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Shannon Albert


Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Can meals be shared at Cinderella's Royal Table? Thank you!

Shannon Albert

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

No, they unfortunately can't be shared at fixed price meals like CRT.


Monday 6th of January 2020

If we are planning to share with our two toddlers, would i still need to make my reservation as a party of 4? Or would I do a party of 2 since we would be ordering 2 dishes?


Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

You need to include everyone in the reservation - they need a head count for the fire marshall. Even infants who cannot yet eat food have to be counted.

Jessica Johnson

Thursday 10th of October 2019

Never been to Disney World and going in March 2020. We will have two rooms between our group and was thinking of having one room get the most expensive dining plan and the other no dining plan. One place we plan on going is to a buffet can I for instance use my magic band and use 7 credits (7 people in our group) to pay for everyone in the group, no questions asked?

Michele Jones

Sunday 27th of October 2019

Yes you can use your credits as you please


Thursday 5th of September 2019

I have seen some conflicting information online regarding child vs adult quick service credits - are they tracked separately or together? Trying to figure out a rough plan for our vacation and being able to use a child credit to purchase something from the adult menu would make things so much easier!


Friday 15th of February 2019

You said one can share at any Table Service restaurant as long as it's not a buffet or fixed-price menu, does that apply to fine/signature dining as well? Many thanks!