The Best Quick Service Restaurants in Each Walt Disney World Park
When your’re visiting the parks, your bound to be having so much fun, you won’t want to stop for lunch. With the Florida heat and the multiple miles you will be walking, it’s important to fuel up and stop for a bite to eat. Here are the best Quick Service Restaurants in each Walt Disney World park.
Be Our Guest
Opened in late 2012, the Be Our Guest restaurant is located in Fantasyland near Beast’s castle. The restaurant is themed after various rooms in the castle, including the grand ballroom, the west wing, and the library. The menu features French style cuisine such as French onion soup, turkey baguettes, and a corque-monsieur sandwich smothered in béchamel. For dessert, guests may choose to select “the gray stuff”- a take on the specialty item in the classic Be Our Guest scene.
Columbia Harbour House
Located in Liberty Square, Columbia Harbour House offers a delicious and fast seafood alternative. The quick service restaurant specializes in vegetarian and light meals. Along with numerous seafood options, soups and sandwiches make up the menu. Some of our favorites include the Lighthouse sandwich with hummus, broccoli slaw, and tomato on a multigrain bread, the Broccoli Peppercorn Salad with chicken, and the Anchors Aweigh Sandwich (tomato, lettuce, and white tuna on a multigrain bread).
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café
This quick service restaurant consists of many different air-conditioned dining rooms all with an Old Western theme. The rustic style sets the tone for the dining experience. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café is located in between Adventureland and Frontierland. Favorite meals include a fajita platter (beef, chicken, tortillas, onions, peppers, rice, and beans), a taco burger, burritos, beef nachos, and a Southwest burger topped with lettuce tomato, and pepper jack cheese. Two salad option are available, along with sides of queso.
The Sunshine Seasons food court located in Future World offers some of the most healthy food choices found throughout Epcot. In the lower level of the Land pavilion, there is a large dining area with an assortment of food and condiment bars. This quick service cafeteria is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can choose from five stations: the Wood- Fired Grill Shop, the Soup and Salad Shop, the Grab and Go station, the Asian Wok Shop, and the Sandwich Shop and Bakery. Favorites include an Asian shrimp stir-fry with vegetable lo mein noodles, oak grilled salmon with green beans, and spicy fish tacos with poblano pepper aioli and cabbage slaw.
This Moroccan style quick service restaurant specializes in Mediterranean dishes. Located in the Morocco Pavilion of the World Showcase, this unique choice offers specialty items and high quality food options. Wraps and Shawarma platters are served, as well as various side dishes, desserts, and combos. Lamb and chicken platters are served with hummus, fresh bread, and a tangierine couscous salad. Lamb chicken, falafel, and kefta wraps are available with a choice of a lentil salad, tangierine couscous salad, or French fries. Guests nine years and under are also offered a chicken nugget and hamburger option.
One of the most well known and oldest quick service options in Epcot, the Electric Umbrella has been serving guests for over sixteen years. The dining area looks out on the centerpiece of the park: Innovation Fountains. There is seating available both inside and out. Although the menu is simple, it is delicious! The Electric Umbrella serves a French dip burger combo, chicken nugget basket, flatbreads, salads, burgers, and a sausage and pepper sandwich. Chicken wraps and macaroni and cheese are also available on the kids menu.
Flame Tree Barbeque
Trees, plants, and a large fountain surround the Flame Tree Barbeque quick service restaurant. Outdoor seating provides shade for hungry guests on warm days. Dining selections include a Saint Louis rib dinner with baked beans, coleslaw, and jalapeno cornbread, a mixed green salad with roasted chicken breast, a smoked turkey breast sandwich, and many more delicious barbeque favorites. Adult beverages are also served here.
“Dig into” your meals at Restaurantosaurus! This dinosaur themed quick service restaurant can be found in DinoLand U.S.A. and offers tasty and traditional American style food. Meal choices include chicken nuggets, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, Angus bacon cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, and more. The dining area is mostly indoors, but there are some umbrella-covered tables available on an outdoor patio.
Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes
The Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafes has quite arguably one of the best menus in Animal Kingdom. It combines Thai, Indian, Japanese, and Chinese dishes for a wonderful meal full of Asian fare. Quick service is served during lunch, so make sure to stop by before dinnertime. There are many options for sides and entrees. Some of our favorite main dishes include a honey chicken plate with carrots, peas, and rice, a Teriyaki beef bowl with vegetables and rice, and a roasted vegetable couscous wrap served with lemon herb yogurt sauce. Guests may also select pork egg rolls, chicken friend rice, or a basket of fries as a side option.
This Hollywood inspired quick service is decorated with movie posters, art, and true Californian style. One of the biggest draws to this restaurant is their fast paced service. Guests receive a pager, find their seats in an air conditioned dining room, and a cast member shortly delivers the food directly to the table. Favorite dishes include a Chimichurri Steak with fries and fire roasted corn, the southwest burger topped with jalapenos, guacamole, pepper jack, and bacon, and the barbequed chicken and ribs combo plate with fries and coleslaw.
The Backlot Express offers traditional American cuisine to guests. The outdoor patio is decorated with props and memorabilia from classic movies. Palm trees surround the dining area, giving the quick service restaurant a true Hollywood feel. They serve much loved food options such as bacon cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, and hot dogs. They also serve specialty courses including a Dark Side chicken and Vader waffles, Galactic chicken salads with black bean relish, avocado, and cilantro vinaigrette, and check meals for younger guests.
Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner
Located on Echo Lake, Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner is open for lunch and dinner. They offer twists on original food options, giving guests a chance to experience something new. They also offer a variety of snack and dessert options for a fast and yummy fill up. The seating is primarily outdoor picnic tables and is very limited, although there are benches and tables located closely nearby. Meal items include barbeque pulled pork macaroni and cheese, smoked sausage in a pretzel roll, a vegetarian wrap, and a foot long chili and cheese hot dog. Side dishes of macaroni and cheese are also available. The desserts at Min and Bill’s are the very best part! Enjoy a chocolate shake, a chocolate chip cookie, or a delicious rice crispy treat blended together with marshmallows, crispies, and white chocolate.
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* Special thanks to Lexsie Ditter for writing this article