Magic Kingdom is home to a variety of quick-service restaurants, perfect for a bite to eat whilst you are rushing around the park. BUT which should you go for? We are breaking down each option so you can choose the best quick service Magic Kingdom restaurant for you.
What is Quick service?
Quick service meals at Disney typically refer to meals you order from a cashier, pick up your food from a counter then find your own seat. Another option is a table service meal, meaning you would be seated and served by a waiter.
Quick service restaurants are popular across all the theme parks because they are quick, easy and cheaper than the table service options.
Quick Service Restaurants at Magic kingdom
1. Be Our Guest – American and French
This quick-service restaurant is technically a quick-service restaurant but you will often need an advance dining reservation to get inside because of its popularity. However, if you can, head here for a delicious breakfast including open-faced bacon and egg sandwiches, french dip sandwiches or a croissant-doughnut (for those with a real sweet tooth).
Although the advance reservation isn’t ideal for those looking to quickly choose a restaurant and eat, this quick service is still one of the best because of the standard of food but also the interior inside the castle is just stunning.
It is worth noting that food is brought to your table here rather than you collecting it yourself but you will have to self-serve your own drinks and you will likely have to find your own table, although they are times they may lead you to a table.
Dining plan? – You can use a quick service meal here if you are on the dining plan and it works out as a great choice. Each quick service is equivalent to around $22-$23 so using one for breakfast at Be Our Guest makes the dining plan better value for you.
Expect to pay $29 per breakfast entree or $14 – $19 per lunch entree.
2. Casey’s Corner – Hot dogs
Casey’s Corner offers all types of hot dogs – so if you don’t like hot dogs, this place isn’t for you. The menu offers a wide variety of hot dog toppings including chilli-cheese and bacon macaroni and cheese options. There are also two plant-based potions too and a handful of side dishes such as fries and Mac and Cheese.
The restaurant is typically open from 10.30 am until the park closing time and serves the same menu throughout the day. They do not accept dining reservations and this restaurant always seems fairly busy; most likely because of its location; it is the first quick-service restaurant you will see when entering Magic Kingdom.
Seating is largely outside under umbrellas, so avoid heading here for your midday meal – you are better off finding a place inside, in air conditioning. However, the service here is fast making it ideal for a grab and go meal.
Each month, Casey’s offers a hot dog of the month which can be great but not always. This is a good choice for a very quick meal; especially if you are short on time in the park.
Hot dogs range from $9.99 – $13.49 with sides starting at $4.59.
3. Columbia Harbour House (Seafood)
This is a favourite quick service meal for a few reasons – it has excellent theming, it is in a good location in Liberty Square and the seating actually goes over the passway between Fantasyland and Liberty Square. The indoor seating is also ideal to escape the heat.
You will find a variety of seafood items at this nautical-themed restaurant, including lobster roll, grilled salmon and grilled shrimp skewers. Combo platters are also available for those wanting to try a bit of everything and share with friends.
There is also a kids menu available as well as a Harbour Salad and a plant-based sandwich of hummus, broccoli slaw and tomato. Make sure you try the peach cobbler dessert during your stay.
Expect to pay $10 – $16 for an entree with the kids menu averaging at $7.39
Full Menu for Columbia Harbour House
4. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (Tex-Mex)
Serving Fajitas, Nachos and mini churros, what is not to love about Pecos? There is a range of Mexican inspired dishes here as well as Jerk chicken and cheeseburger options. The restaurant is located in Frontierland, near Country Bear Jamboree and is usually open from 10.45 am.
There is seating inside with some outdoor available. There is a popular toppings bar which offers unlimited lettuce, cheese, tomato, salsa and sour cream, so you can make up your tex-mex the way you like it. You will often see groups sharing a few dishes and topping up their meal with this topping section.
Expect to pay between $12 – $15 for an entree (which can be shared) whilst mini churros cost $6.19.
5. Pinocchio Village Haus (Italian)
This spacious Italian restaurant can be found in Fantasyland, overlooking the start of the ‘it’s a small world’ ride. These seats fill up fast and the restaurant is usually pretty busy. This is an ideal spot for families because there is plenty of seating and the menu is child-friendly; including chicken sandwiches, pasta, flatbread and nuggets.
Seating is indoors, great when avoiding the heat. The restaurant is themed to The Little Mermaid (not Pinocchio unusually) but each smaller dining room is named after a Pinocchio character.
Expect to pay between $10 – $13.49 for entrees with gelato costing $3.99
Full menu for Pinocchio Village Haus
6. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (Burgers)
Cosmic Ray’s in Tomorrowland is a fair option and not a bad place to eat but it just isn’t for us. The menu is limited to beef burgers, chicken and a hot dog – as I said, the food isn’t bad and many people love this place but for us, the food isn’t great for the price you pay.
There is an indoor and outdoor seating area and the restaurant is a good size, making the place a good choice for large groups or families. In the centre of the main dining room is a stage which plays a recurring 25-minute musical set to enjoy whilst you eat.
Expect to pay $13 for a bacon cheeseburger or $15.99 for a Mickey Cheeseburger whilst a topped hot dog costs $13.49.
Full Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe Menu
Seasonal Quick Service restaurants in Magic Kingdom
This is a quick-service restaurant that specialises in Seafood and opens directly opposite Pirates of the Caribbean. It tends to open from 11 am until 4 – 6 pm, depending on the time of the year.
The menu changes with the season and advanced seating reservations are not accepted here. Some of the most notable menu items include jerk-smoked brisket and Ropa Vieja.
The current Tortuga Tavern menu
Golden Oak Outpost
Another seasonal option, this restaurant is located at the back of the footpath from Frontierland to Adventureland however it is very rarely open. The chicken nuggets are popular items here as are the loaded waffle fries.
Quick, Grab and go snack options at Magic Kingdom
The following restaurants are more like food stands; either they have very little seating or no seating at all but are still good options for a quick meal.
Sleepy Hollow Inn – Known for its tasty waffle sandwiches, this is a great place to grab a bite to eat – nothing beats a Nutella Sandwich to give you an energy boost whilst you’re trekking around the parks.
Gaston’s Tavern – The place of the wonderful cinnamon roll, Gaston’s Tavern is an ideal place to get a quick bite to eat, especially in the morning. The snack bar opens from 9 am to around 7 pm , offering bakery items and hummus and chips.
Main St Bakery – This is a Starbucks although you can barely see the logo from the outside. Expect your normal menu with a few Disney inspired treats and coca-cola products. You can use a quick-service dining meal here, where you will get a sandwich or salad as your entree, any beverage of your choice and a bakery treat.
Liberty Square Market – This is a popular snack bar because of the infamous turkey leg (costing $12.49!). This place gets a lot of long lines during lunch hours so skip it unless you are desperate for that turkey.
The Lunching Pad – This walk-up window is found near Astro Orbiter and below the People Mover in Tomorrowland. It has a menu of a hot dog or a BBQ pork Sandwich. It is a good option if you are looking for something very quick but is nothing too exciting.
Aloha Isle – This is the place of the Dole Whip along with a few other dessert options. They have some interesting fruity whips from around $5.
More snack options:
- Storybook treats – hot fudge sundae in Fantasyland
- Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – Soft serve ice cream in Tomorrowland
- Cheshire Cafe – iced or hot coffee, tea or juice drinks in Fantasyland.
- Cool Ship – Churros in Tomorrowland
- The Friar’s Nook – Chicken tots and hot dogs in Fantasyland.
- Prince Eric’s Village Market – Fruit and veg in Fantasyland
- Plaza Ice Cream Parlor – Ice cream in Main Street
- Sunshine Tree Terrace – Citrus swirl ice cream and orange juice slushy in Adventureland
- Westward Ho – Frozen lemonade heaven in Frontierland