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Pros and Cons for All Magic Kingdom Restaurants

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Pros and Cons for All Magic Kingdom Restaurants

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.

From the famous Dole Whip at Aloha Isle to the enchanted ambiance of the Be Our Guest restaurant, the Magic Kingdom restaurants have a lot to offer.

Let’s take a look at their pros and cons …

Disney World dining basics

While dining at Disney World isn’t all that different than eating in the “real world,” there are few things to know about in order to make your experience easier.

Disney groups their restaurants into two main categories: Quick Service (which is like fast food) and Table Service (which are places that are a little bit nicer, where the food is brought to you).

Here is what you should know about each:

Quick Service

  • Sometimes referred to as “Counter Service”
  • Many locations offer Mobile Order which allows you to skip the line
  • Advanced Dining Reservations are not required or offered

Table Service

Best dining at Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is a huge park with tons of great dining option to choose from. Having trouble deciding what you will try on your trip? Here are some of our favorites.

Best Table Service: Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen

skipper canteen at magic kingodm

Honorable mention: Liberty Tree Tavern

Best Quick Service: Columbia Harbour House

Columbia Harbour House
  • Why we love it: Lots of indoor seating areas, great views of Liberty Square from the upstairs dining areas, diverse menu that isn’t just burgers and chicken tenders, Mobile Ordering is available
  • More information on Columbia Harbour House

Honorable mention: Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café

Best Character Meal: Cinderella’s Royal Table

Cinderella at cinderella's royal table
  • Why we love it: Only opportunity to dine inside of Cinderella Castle, several princesses meet here (including Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine, Aurora, and – of course – Cinderella), fun views of Fantasyland from the windows in the dining room, available for all 3 meals
  • More information on Cinderella’s Royal Table

Honorable mention: Winnie the Pooh and friends at Crystal Palace

Best Snack: DOLE Whip

coconut dole whip - magic kingdom
  • Why we love it: Cold and refreshing on a hot park day, several flavors to choose from including the classic Pineapple DOLE Whip, often made into cute and delicious themed floats and cones
  • Where to find it at Magic Kingdom: Pineapple and other rotating flavors at Aloha Isle, orange and other rotating flavors at Sunshine Tree Terrace, and rotating flavors at Storybook Treats

Honorable mention: Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich at Sleepy Hollow

fresh fruit waffle with nutella at sleepy hollow refreshments

Adventureland

Adventureland is home to two of the most popular treats at Magic Kingdom – pineapple Dole Whip at Aloha Isle and orange DOLE Whip at Sunshine Tree Terrace.

You can also find Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen which boasts some of the most adventurous and delicious food in the park.

Quick Service

Sunshine Tree Terrace

sunshine tree terrace at magic kingdom

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks
Seating Available: None

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • 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

Sunshine Tree Terrace is another place you can find Dole Whip at Magic Kingdom, along with other frozen treats.

sunshine terrace mickey's not so scary halloween party treat

You can order orange-flavored Dole Whip here and even if get it swirled with vanilla soft-serve.

The line can grow here, so take advantage of Mobile Order.

sunshine tree terrace orange bird wall adventureland

Be sure to take a peak around the corner of Sunshine Tree Terrace for this cute Orange Bird mural on the wall!

Aloha Isle

Aloha Isle Refreshments

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: Fantastic and refreshing snacks including the much-loved Dole Whips (floats are a great use of a snack credit!)
  • Cons: Lines can be long and there is no seating

Aloha Isle is the place to visit at Magic Kingdom if you want Dole Whip. You can order from a range of flavors, including the original Pineapple.

dole whip at aloha isle in advetnureland

Unfortunately, Mobile Order is no longer available here. Even though the line does build, it usually moves pretty fast.

Tortuga Tavern

Tortuga Tavern

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Easier spot to get into than most other Quick Service spots, nice spot to sit and relax even when the restaurant isn’t open
  • Cons: Only open seasonally

Tortuga Tavern isn’t the most popular Quick Service option at Magic Kingdom, but it has great outdoor seating and its own set of restrooms, which are definitely both wins.

tortuga tavern in adventureland at magic kingdom

The restaurant is usually open seasonally. Be sure to also check the hours, because Tortuga Tavern typically has shortened hours compared to many other Quick Service spots.

tortuga tavern seating in adventureland at magic kingdom

Mobile Order also isn’t available here, so keep that in mind.

Table Service

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen

skipper canteen at magic kingodm

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: African, Asian, Latin
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Heavily themed with interesting food options, great service, delicious food and drinks
  • Cons: The menu is rather adventurous and not for everyone

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen is one of the more adventurous places to eat Magic Kingdom, but also one of the better Table Service options.

skipper canteen dining room adventureland

Not only will your servers make you laugh, but it’s themed after the Jungle Cruise.

The food is delicious. You can also order specialty cocktails, along with a variety of non-alcoholic offerings.

skipper canteen drink adventureland

Be sure to also order from the “Not So Secret Menu”! The Pao de Queijo (aka Brazilian cheese bread) served with a chimichurri sauce is absolutely fantastic.

Pao de Queijo skipper canteen adventureland

If this is at the top of your list, be sure to make a dining reservation!

Fantasyland

Did you know there is not 1 but 3 castles in Magic Kingdom, and all of them are located in Fantasyland? While Prince Eric’s Castle is home to an attraction (Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid), the other two castles contain restaurants: Cinderella Castle has Cinderella’s Royal Table and the Beast’s Castle has Be Our Guest – 2 of the most popular restaurants in all of Walt Disney World.

Quick Service

Prince Eric’s Village Market

prince eric's village market magic kingdom

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • 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

Across from Journey of the Little Mermaid and Ariel’s Grotto, there is a snack kiosk called Prince Eric’s Village Market.

You can buy the famous Turkey Leg here, along with a jumbo pretzel (not the same as a Mickey Pretzel), a frozen Coca-Cola slushy, pickles, fruit, and more.

Gaston’s Tavern

Gaston's Tavern

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Fantastically-themed location where you can grab a warm cinnamon roll or souvenir mug
  • Cons: Limited seating and menu

Gaston’s Tavern is a must when visiting Magic Kingdom.

Not only is the theme fantastic (Gaston would love it), but it’s the best place to grab a cinnamon roll. They are massive, perfect for sharing, and beyond delicious. 

cinnamon roll gaston's tavern magic kingdom

LeFou’s Brew, which is plant-based, is a popular drink you can order here, as well. 

It contains Frozen Apple Juice with a hint of Toasted Marshmallow and topped with All-Natural Passion Fruit-Mango Foam.

lefou's brew gaston's tavern magic kingdom

Mobile Ordering is not available here, so prepare to wait in line.

Pinocchio Village Haus

pinocchio village haus magic kingdom

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: Flatbread entrees are a popular option here, plenty of seating, some tables have a view of It’s a Small World
  • Cons: Not up to par with other nearby Quick Service restaurants, lines can be long (but usually move quickly)

Pinocchio Village Haus is a popular Quick Service spot, especially since it’s located in the heart of Old Fantasyland.

pinocchio village haus specialty flatbread

While not the best menu, it’s decent and has options for picky eaters. Specifically, the restaurant is known for its flatbreads. There are specialty ones at times, so be sure to take a good look at the menu.

it's a small world views from pinocchio village haus

You can also Mobile Order here, which we always recommend taking advantage of to avoid waits and if you’re on a schedule.

There are even great views of “it’s a small world,” with a window overlooking ride!

pinocchio village haus indoor seating
balcony seating and view at pinocchio village haus

There’s also seating upstairs, with an outdoor balcony that provides great views of Fantasyland.

snack cart in front of pinocchio village haus

If you’re passing Pinocchio Village Haus and need something quick to snack on or a bottled beverages, there’s a snack cart out front.

The Friar’s Nook

friar's nook at magic kingdom

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: Menu with unique and delicious offerings that change periodically, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available
  • Cons: Limited seating, but you can usually find a place to sit at Pinocchio Village Haus

The tots and bratwursts are popular options here. There is also a plant-based bratwurst on the menu!

tots at friar's nook

While breakfast menus are harder to find, Friar’s Nook is open in the mornings with a variety of early morning offerings.

friar's nook plant-based bratwurst

Don’t forget to utilize Mobile Order! This is a busy area with limited seating, so you’ll want to plan ahead if this is somewhere you want to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Storybook Treats

storybook treats magic kingdom

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Delicious, unique ice cream sundae options
  • Cons: No seating, but you can look for places nearby

While Mobile Order isn’t available, the line usually moves pretty quickly since there is a smaller menu.

storybook treats seven dwarfs cone

This is a great spot to find Dole Whip and other soft-serve items, including limited-time offerings, like themed-cones.

Cheshire Café

Cheshire Cafe

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Great way to use snack credits, including frozen slushes and their signature “Cheshire Cat Tail” pastry
  • Cons: No indoor seating

Cheshire Café is a small Quick Service stand located next to Mad Tea Party.

cheshire cat tail at cheshire cafe in magic kingdom

This is where you find the famous Cheshire Cat Tail, which is a flaky pastry filled with vanilla cream and semi-sweet chocolate chips. It’s topped with blue and pink icing.

There are other snacks and coffees available for purchase, as well. You can even sometimes find limited-time menu items sold here, including specialty drinks.

Table Service

Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: American/French
Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 table service credits
  • Pros: The only way to go inside The Beast’s castle and to see The Beast in person (he only walks through the dining room; not a meet and greet)
  • Cons: Expensive, service and food can be inconsistent, waits can be long, one of the hardest dining reservations to get at Disney World

Be Our Guest is one of the most popular Table Service options at Disney World, especially at Magic Kingdom.

be our guest grand ballroom magic kingdom

After all, this is the only place you can wave to The Beast and dine inside his castle. There are 3 rooms to dine in: The Grand Ballroom, The Rose Gallery, and The West Wing (this may scare little ones).

While the experience is one-of-a-kind, there’s no denying it is a very pricey meal.

Reservations are accepted and very much recommended.

Cinderella’s Royal Table

Cinderella's Royal Table

Location type: Character Dining
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 table service credits
  • Pros: The experience, view, and characters (which include Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White, and Jasmine), are all good. Food has improved over the years.
  • Cons: Expensive, waits can be long to get in even with a reservation.

Cinderella’s Royal Table is a sit-down restaurant, where you can meet princesses (like Cinderella, of course) and dine inside her castle.

cinderella at cinderella's royal table

While it’s certainly a unique experience and the only way you’re able to enter the castle, it’s extremely pricey.

cinderella's royal table dining room

While in the past, the food hasn’t been memorable, it has improved greatly over the years. We recommend lunch and dinner over breakfast.

plant-based avocado toast cinderella's royal table

If this is a top option and you (and your little one) want to meet several Disney princesses at once, be sure to snag a reservation as soon as possible!

Frontierland

Frontierland is definitely not known for its dining options, but it is home to the popular Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café – a Chipotle-style restaurant featuring rice bowls, tacos, fajitas, nachos, and many other favorites.

Quick Service

Golden Oak Outpost

golden oak outpost in frontierland at magic kingdom

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • 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

Golden Oak Outpost is a small stand that is open seasonally and has shorter dining hours compared to other Quick Service restaurants in the park.

There is a small menu that serves items along the lines of chicken strips and fries.

outdoor seating at golden oak outpost

There is also an outdoor seating area next to the Golden Oak Outpost. Unfortunately, the tables are in the direct sunlight and have zero coverage.

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

pecos bill quick service at magic kingdom

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Mexican
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: Chipotle-style Mexican offerings, there was a generous fixin’s bar but it has not been available since the shutdown, indoor seating, plenty of restrooms
  • Cons: Can get very, very busy. Plan to eat at off-peak times to avoid crowds.

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe is the main Quick Service dining location in Frontierland. You can find it near Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and close to the path that wraps around to Adventureland.

counter at pecos bill

Pecos Bill’s resembles an Old West saloon and sells a range of Mexican-inspired food, like southwestern salads, fajita platters, rice bowls, pork and chicken nachos, and more.

indoor seating at pecos bill

Pecos Bill’s is also a great place to find seating both indoors and outdoors. There’s no shortage of tables.

outdoor seating at pecos bill

Mobile Order is available, which we also recommend using since it’s a time saver and will prevent you from having to wait in a long line.

fuelrod station inside pecos bill at magic kingdom

You can also find a portable phone charging station inside the restaurant, where you can swap and purchase FuelRods.

Westward Ho

westward ho in frontierland

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Snacks and refreshing beverages, including frozen lemonade slushes
  • Cons: No seating and limited menu options

Westward Ho is a small Quick Service stand that serves both breakfast and snack items, including a bear claw, jalapeño poppers, corn dog nuggets, candied bacon, and more.

westard ho menu

You can also buy a range of beverages, like fountain beverages, frozen lemonade and Coca-Cola, and Joffrey’s cold brew.

Liberty Square

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving-style food year round, you may want to visit Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square on your next Magic Kingdom day.

You can also find popular quick service locations such as Sleepy Hollow, home of the chocolate hazelnut fruit waffle, and Columbia Harbour House, home to some tasty seafood options and great people-watching opportunities from the windows in the second floor seating area.

Quick Service

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Breakfast and snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • 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

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments is a great place to grab a quick breakfast or snack during the day.

One of the most popular items is the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich served with strawberries, banana, blueberries, and chocolate-hazelnut spread.

fresh fruit waffle with nutella at sleepy hollow refreshments

This line can get long, so you should definitely utilize Mobile Order.

Liberty Square Market

liberty square market in liberty square

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Good spot to grab a cold drink and healthy snacks like fruit
  • Cons: Limited options

Liberty Square Market has lots of tables with benches and umbrellas, with the latter great for coverage during hot days.

liberty square market snacks

In addition to snacks, like chips, fruit, and pickles, you can find the famous Turkey Leg.

Columbia Harbour House

Columbia Harbour House

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • 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
  • Cons: Picky eaters may not like the menu options, can be very busy during peak meal times

Columbia Harbour House is one of the best Quick Service options at Magic Kingdom.

columbia harbour house

You can find seafood dishes here, like lobster rolls, shrimp, and salmon, to name a few. There are also chicken strips, salads, New England clam chowder, and more.

hush puppies and fries at columbia harbour house

They always have at least one plant-based option, too.

columbia harbour house seating

Tip: sit upstairs next to the windows overlooking Fantasyland or Liberty Square for great views.

Table Service

The Diamond Horseshoe

Diamond Horseshoe

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Home-cooked comfort food served family style that usually appeals to the whole family
  • Cons: Mediocre food quality

The Diamond Horseshoe is a family-style sit-down restaurant serving an all-you-can-eat holiday-inspired dinner inside an Old West music hall.

the diamond horseshoe seating area

The Table Service restaurant may have a different concept than Liberty Tree Tavern, but it serves the exact same food. Pricing is also the same.

the diamond horseshoe

The menu items simply have different names. For example, instead of the “Patriot’s Platter” that’s served at Liberty Tree Tavern, The Diamond Horseshoe offers the “Saloon Feast.”

If you’re hoping to eat at Liberty Tree Tavern, try snagging a reservation at The Diamond Horseshoe or vice versa. You will simply have different theming, but get to eat the same meal.

Liberty Tree Tavern

liberty tree tavern at magic kingdom

Location type: Table Service
Type of food: American Family Style
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Delicious Thanksgiving-style food
  • Cons: During busier times, waits can be long even with a reservation

Liberty Tree Tavern is an all-you-care-to-enjoy Table Service meal.

The restaurant is designed to embody a colonial-style inn that serves traditional New England-inspired fare.

You get a lot of food here, but it’s also very good.

There is a plant-based Impossible meatloaf served with mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, and seasonal vegetables.

impossible meatloaf liberty tree tavern

You can also order the standard Patriot’s Platter, which features roasted turkey, Pennsylvania pot roast, and oven-roasted pork with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, herb stuffing, and house-made macaroni and cheese.

liberty tree tavern patriot's platter

Dessert is just as good as the meal. Liberty Tree Tavern is known for it’s Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake: vanilla toffee cake, chocolate sauce, and vanilla ice cream.

Yes, it’s as amazing as it looks.

ooey gooey toffee cake liberty tree tavern

There is also a plant-based dessert, Johnny Appleseed’s Warm Apple Cake with caramel and whipped topping.

Fun fact: Liberty Tree Tavern serves the same exact food as The Diamond Horseshoe.

Tomorrowland

While there are no table service options in Tomorrowland, you can find a wide variety of quick service locations. Head to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café to see the iconic Sonny Eclipse animatronic entertaining guests with his music and jokes.

Quick Service

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe

cosmic ray's tomorrowland

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: Sonny Eclipse entertains with his music, there was a generous fixin’s bar but it has not been available since the shutdown
  • 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

Cosmic Ray’s is a popular place for many to grab lunch and dinner.

cosmic ray's tomorrowland

While the food is pretty mediocre, there are options that will please little ones or picky eaters. Because it does get busy, you should definitely take advantage of Mobile Order.

indoor seating at cosmic ray's in tomorrowland

Of course, you don’t want to miss “Sonny Eclipse,” the audio-animatronic singer from the planet Zork who plays an astro-organ.

fuelrod in cosmic ray's in tomorrowland

You can even find a portable phone charging station, where you can swap and purchase FuelRods.

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

auntie gravity's galactic ice cream tomorrowland

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Refreshing snacks like soft serve ice cream, smoothies and sundaes, indoor seating next door
  • Cons: Limited outdoor seating area that can be noisy

If you’re in the mood for ice cream, you should head to Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies.

auntie gravity's galactic ice cream tomorrowland

You can usually find limited-time treats here, like during Halloween or the holidays.

There’s even indoor seating attached to the restaurant, which is perfect since ice cream can be a messy treat for little ones, especially on a hot day.

Cool Ship

cool ship tomorrowland

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • Pros: Good spot to grab a snack and cool off with a mist
  • Cons: No seating

This Quick Service stand has a range of snacks, like cotton candy, popcorn (and souvenir buckets), and ice cream.

cool ship menu tomorrowland

You can also find fountain beverages and bottled water.

cool ship mister tomorrowland

This is a great spot to visit on a hot day, because there’s a misting system!

The Lunching Pad

the lunching pad tomorrowland

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: A new take on standard hot dogs, frozen drinks available
  • Cons: No indoor seating, area can be very busy

The Lunching Pad is an outdoor Quick Service spot in the middle of Tomorrowland.

cream cheese filled soft pretzel the lunching pad

While a big menu isn’t offered here, you can purchase a popular snack — the Cream Cheese Warm Stuffed Pretzel.

Mobile Ordering is also available!

the lunching pad seating area tomorrowland

There is also plenty of tables with chairs, but this area does get quite busy and fills up fast.

Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant

tomorrowland terrace restaurant in magic kingdom

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • Pros: Cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, and frozen drinks offer a nice variety that will please most families
  • 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, only open seasonally

When available, Tomorrowland Terrace offers standard theme park food.

tomorrowland terrace indoor seating

There is also plenty of seating, with some offering stellar views of Cinderella Castle.

tomorrowland terrace outdoor seating

It can get busy here, so we recommend utlizing Mobile Order.

Main Street, U.S.A.

If you’re looking for a Starbucks fix at Magic Kingdom, you will want to head to Main Street, U.S.A. and make a stop at the Main Street Bakery.

Here you can also stop by Casey’s Corner for a hotdog and to enjoy the pianist, or dine with Winnie the Pooh and friends at Crystal Palace.

Quick Service

Main Street Bakery

main street bakery starbucks at magic kingdom

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: Coffee and snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 snack credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • 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 and often very busy

Main Street Bakery is known for being a busy spot thanks to this being Magic Kingdom’s only Starbucks location.

starbucks at magic kingdom

You will most likely have to stand in line here and Mobile Order is not available. You can find pastries, specialty baked goods, and coffee drinks.

Casey’s Corner

casey's corner at magic kingdom

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? Yes
  • 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
  • Cons: Very limited indoor seating (and the outside tables are often taken), limited menu, lines can be long

Casey’s Corner is one of the most popular Quick Service options for lunch and dinner at Magic Kingdom.

casey's corner inside counter

You can find a range of all-beef hot dogs with or without toppings. Some are even foot-long hot dogs. The corn dog nuggets are a fan favorite here, as well.

plant-based slaw hot dog at casey's corner

There are also a couple menu items for vegans and vegetarians, like the delicious Plant-Based Loaded Slaw Dog, which is a plant-based “sausage” topped with pickled slaw, barbecue vegan aïoli, and roasted corn relish served.

outdoor seating at casey's corner

Seating can be very competitive and busy, but you can find outdoor tables with umbrellas. There are some tables inside, but they are limited.

Mobile Order is available, which we definitely recommend using due to Casey’s popularity.

casey's corner opening song take me out to the ball game

Fun fact: every morning before Casey’s opens, Cast Members host the first pitch and sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” to welcome guests for the day.

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

plaza ice cream parlor sign on main street at magic kingdom

Location type: Quick Service
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 quick service credit
  • Is Mobile Order available? No
  • 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 outdoors

If you’re looking to enjoy ice cream on Main Street while you stare at those gorgeous Cinderella Castle views, you’ll want to visit Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.

plaza ice cream parlor on main street at magic kingdom

You can even order ice cream with chocolate Mickey ears! Ice cream doesn’t get cuter than this.

mickey ice cream cone from plaza ice cream parlor

There is limited outdoor seating with umbrellas. Lines can grow here, especially while people wait for fireworks, so you’ll want to plan accordingly. Mobile Order is not offered.

Table Service

The Crystal Palace

the crystal palace at magic kingdom

Location type: Character Dining
Type of food: American Buffet
Meals Served: Breakfast and snacks

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • 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)

Crystal Palace is a character dining spot on Main Street that serves buffet-style during breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

You can, of course, also meet characters here, including Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore.

Winnie the pooh at crystal palace

We highly suggest snagging a reservation here. While it’s not the most popular character dining location at Disney World, it can still get busy.

The Plaza Restaurant

the plaza restaurant at magic kingdom

Location type: Casual Dining
Type of food: American
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: The least expensive Table Service restaurant in Magic Kingdom, you can order ice cream from Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • Cons: Service can be inconsistent, not a great use of a Table Service credit on the Disney Dining Plan

The Plaza Restaurant is located next to the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. Depending where you’re sitting, the restaurant has some pretty cool views of Cinderella Castle.

plaza restaurant in magic kingdom

This is on the smaller side with only limited seating inside, but the casual dining atmosphere is nice and embodies the charm of Main Street U.S.A.

ice cream sundaes at plaza restaurant

One of the perks of eating here is you can order ice cream from Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.

Be sure to make dining reservations in advance, because this is yet another popular Table Service option.

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

tony's town square restaurant

Location type: Casual Dining
Type of food: American and Italian
Meals Served: Lunch and dinner

  • On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 table service credit
  • Pros: Lots of pasta options and cute Lady and the Tramp theme, outdoor patio seating has great views of the parade
  • Cons: Mediocre food

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is one of several Table Service options at Magic Kingdom. It’s not our favorite and just has ok food.

But, if you like Italian and Lady and the Tramp, you may want to give a try.

tony's town square restaurant in magic kingdom

You can find the restaurant near Town Square Theater. It also has great outdoor seating offering awesome views of the parade.

waiting area for tony's town square restaurant in magic kingdom

Reservations are accepted here, which we always recommend making when it comes to dining at Disney World.


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.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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