Best Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World: Top Picks for Fast & Delicious Meals

Disney World’s Best Quick Service Restaurants

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Knowing which are the best quick service restaurants at Disney World is essential for any guest or park visitor looking to grab a quick bite to eat with minimal wait times so they can continue on their Disney adventure. We’ve eaten at every establishment on Disney property and put together this concise list of the top quick service dining options available.

  • Which quick service spot serves up the best burger?
  • What about vegetarian and vegan guests?
  • What about those with a sweet tooth?
  • Which one has the best variety for families with picky eaters?
  • And what about those guests looking for something a little more exotic?

Looking for an alternative to table service for lunch or dinner? I’ve got you covered. This guide discusses all the best counter service options in Walt Disney World and we’ve also included options at Disney Springs and the Disney World Hotels, so let this serve as your guide for quick-service, quality dining across the resort.

Best quick service magic kingdom

Best Quick Service Food in Magic Kingdom

Quick service is just one of the many types of establishments in the Magic Kingdom. And when it comes to finding the best restaurants in the Magic Kingdom when you don’t have time, or don’t want to spend the money on table service, counter service is the best way to go for quick bites in Magic Kingdom: it’s fast, and you won’t break the bank. Plus the food, especially in the places noted below, is outstanding and the options can be as dynamic as the park itself. You’ll discover classic American comfort foods and mouthwatering treats that cater to a variety of tastes, right within the magical setting of the park.

Casey’s Corner

At Casey’s Corner on Main Street, U.S.A., you’ll find no better place to grab a quick bite and you’ll pick no better option than their famous hot dogs. The all-beef franks are legendary here, especially paired with a plentiful helping of french fries. Unfortunately you can’t get the cheese sauce on the condiment bar any longer (the proverbial icing on the cake for a meal at Casey’s), but it’s still one of the best and most yummy counter service options around Disney. Your cardiologist won’t like it, but you will love it! Don’t overlook the Mini Corn Dog Nuggets either.

  • Hot Dog: All-beef, served with fries or apple slices.
  • Corn Dog Nuggets: Bite-sized and perfect for snacking on the go.

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Frontierland has a great option in Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe. The menu boasts hearty BBQ dishes and Tex-Mex staples that will leave you satisfied during your adventure-filled day. Back in the day there were some really cool secret menu items, but alas, those days are past.

  • BBQ: Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwiches with a side of seasoned fries.
  • Tex-Mex: Create-your-own Fajita Platter with a choice of proteins.

Columbia Harbour House

In Liberty Square, Columbia Harbour House is a quick meal haven and serves up a maritime menu that offers a diverse selection of options, from crispy fish to grilled salmon. It’s a tranquil spot to enjoy a meal away from the bustle of the park. The lobster roll here is really solid and we’ve got it on our list each time we visit the Magic Kingdom.

  • Fish: Battered and fried, served with a heap of fries.
  • Grilled Salmon: A healthier option, comes with green beans and rice.
Connections Eatery - EPCOT Quick Service
Connections Eatery – EPCOT Quick Service

Best Quick Service Food in Epcot

When you’re exploring Epcot, finding quick and delicious meals is essential to keep your energy up for the day. The park offers a diverse range of quick service options that cater to a variety of tastes.

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

You’ll discover Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie nestled in the France Pavilion. This popular spot serves a selection of French bakery items and sandwiches, including the classic Croque Monsieur. Having had the privilege of visiting actual bakeries in Paris during previous trips to Europe, the authenticity of this bakery compared to what I experienced there is second to none!

  1. Sandwiches: The Croque Monsieur is a must-try, layered with ham and cheese.
  2. Pastries: Opt for a chocolate éclair or Napoleon for a sweet treat.

Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Over in the United Kingdom Pavilion in the World Showcase, Yorkshire County Fish Shop is your go-to for authentic English-style fish and chips. The crispy battered fish is served with thick-cut chips, providing a hearty meal.

Connections Eatery

Connections Eatery is a brand new place that is a food court area where Innoventions > Communicore East used to be before that whole area was completely reimagined, and they’ve done a fantastic job with it; this is now one of my favorite places in all of Epcot! The Connections Eatery delivers a variety of meals, snacks and coffee (thank you!0 ranging from salads to innovative international dishes. The atmosphere is casual, ideal for a quick stop between attractions.

The Apple Pie Gelato Shake is probably the single best milkshake I’ve ever had in my entire life!

ABC Commissary Quick Service - Hollywood Studios

Best Quick Service Food in Hollywood Studios

When you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios, quick service restaurants offer you a variety of flavorful options without the need for a reservation. From iconic snacks to hearty meals, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings.

Ronto Roasters

At Ronto Roasters, the signature Ronto Wrap is a standout. This savory snack features roasted pork and grilled sausage wrapped in pita bread – a hearty option that’s perfect for eating on the go while you explore the park. The menu also offers a variety of other flavorful, meat-centric selections.

Woody’s Lunch Box

Woody’s Lunch Box one of the newest options available at Hollywood Studios, and it’s quickly risen to the top of the available counter service options. One of the must-try items is their Totchos, a mouthwatering dish combining potato barrels, corn chips, chili, and cheese. Here, you can also find satisfying plant-based options, ensuring everyone in your party has a tasty meal to enjoy.

ABC Commissary

The ABC Commissary is underrated and often overlooked, but it’s on our list of best quick service options for a variety of reasons. The ABC Commissary offers a diverse menu of American classics with a modern twist. You’ll find options ranging from juicy burgers to fresh salads, catering to a variety of tastes. This venue stands out for having generous seating (with great places to “hide” and get out of the way to sneak in a cat nap!) making it an ideal place to catch your breath and refuel during a busy day.

Satu'li Canteen - Quick Service Animal Kingdom

Best Quick Service Food in Animal Kingdom

When you explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can savor some of the park’s best quick service food options at several distinct dining spots.

Satu’li Canteen

Satu’li Canteen just might be the best quick service restaurant on all of Disney property – it’s that good. Located in the World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom, it’s always on our itinerary when we visit Animal Kingdom. Renowned for its customizable bowls, you can build a meal that caters to your palate. You begin with a base like quinoa or rice, topped with a protein such as grilled chicken or beef, and finish with your choice of sauce. The Cheeseburger Steamed Pods – bao buns – are another must-try item.

Flame Tree Barbecue

At Flame Tree Barbecue, succulent smoked meats take center stage. The Pulled Pork Sandwich is a standout, tender and served with a tangy sauce that complements the flavors perfectly. You’ll enjoy your meal amid colorful, open-air pavilions overlooking Discovery River.

Harambe Market

Harambe Market, a lively African street market setting, offers a taste of exotic flavors. Dishes here are infused with African spices, with options like the Grilled Chicken Skewer. You can feel the energy of the bustling marketplace as you dine on these unique culinary creations.

Earl of Sandwich - Quick Service - Disney Springs

Best Quick Service Food in Disney Springs

Disney Springs offers a variety of quick-service dining options to satisfy your cravings, from savory sandwiches to succulent barbecue.

Chicken Guy!

You’ll find signature dishes that take classic chicken tenders to the next level at Satu’li Canteen – Quick Service Animal Kingdom. The menu boasts over 20 sauces to customize your meal. I was skeptical the first time we went, but after our lunch there, I was sold and convinced – this is fantastic stuff. If you’re a fan of bold flavors, try the bourbon brown sugar BBQ or peri peri sauce, which add a unique twist to your chicken.

Earl of Sandwich

Earl of Sandwich is an old-school favorite having been part of what is now Disney Springs decades now. It’s must-visit for sandwich aficionados. Their artisan sandwiches are made with freshly baked bread and high-quality ingredients. The Holiday Turkey Sandwich, stacked with turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, is exemplary of their inventive approach to traditional sandwiches.

The Polite Pig

At The Polite Pig, you are treated to Florida-inspired barbecue delicacies. This establishment specializes in smoked meats, including mouthwatering pulled pork. Pair your meal with a side of BBQ cauliflower to experience their modern take on southern sides.

Contempo Café - Quick Service

Best Quick Service Food Across Disney World Hotels

Disney World Resort offers a variety of quick-service dining options. These eateries provide high-quality meals efficiently, ensuring guests maximize their time enjoying the parks. Each hotel has unique offerings, with some specializing in exquisite quick-service food that’s part of the Disney Dining Plan.

Primo Piatto – Riviera

At Primo Piatto on the Riviera Resort, you have the opportunity to savor European-inspired dishes that delight the palate. The eatery is highly regarded for its artisan sandwiches and gourmet eats that are part of the Disney Dining Plan, making it a preferred quick-service destination for those seeking a taste of luxury.

Contempo Cafe – Contemporary

Contempo Cafe is a gem inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The lobster roll that you used to be able to get here was out-of-this-world delicious! Unfortunately, menus change, and it’s no longer available (as of this writing – but it doesn’t hurt to check!) but there are several other delicious options you can choose from. You can enjoy a variety of hearty meals here, including a diverse selection of pizza. This location is valued for its modern decor and quick service, offering a convenient stop for a quick bite without compromising on taste.

Capt. Cook’s – Polynesian

Tucked away in the Polynesian Village Resort, Capt. Cook’s serves up some unique options with a tropical flare. You’re in for a treat with their famous Tonga Toast, an indulgent breakfast offering. They provide substantial value with flavors that transport you straight to the islands, seamlessly blending quick service and an inviting atmosphere.

Quick Service Dining with the Disney Dining Plan

The Disney Dining Plan (DDP) is a pre-paid meal plan so you don’t have to reach for your wallet every time you’re hungry. The DDP isn’t just a meal ticket; it’s a strategic tool in your Disney vacation arsenal, designed to optimize both satisfaction and value across the park’s myriad quick service dining options. Make sure you know your meal credits and use them wisely on meals that not only fill you up but deliver the most value for you and your family. Remember, before you order, take a visual tour. Not all quick service restaurants are created equal. Some dish out meals that could rival a table service spot. Look for those hidden gems!

Mobile Ordering at Walt Disney World Quick Service Restaurants

Mobile ordering is like having a FastPass for food – skip the line, grab your meal, so you can find a spot in the shade or that table under an umbrella and enjoy your meal without all the fuss. Mobile ordering is a feature available through the My Disney Experience app, allowing guests to order food from select quick service restaurants across the parks and resorts. This system is designed to save time, reduce queues, and provide a more enjoyable dining experience.

Key Features of Quick Service Restaurants

When it comes to picking restaurants for lunch and dinner it’s important to keep in mind that a great quick service meal is just as good as a table service meal. The food is amazing, you don’t need a reservation, and you can take your food outside with you and enjoy your meal in the open air. These dining options are designed specifically to provide a fast, and satisfying, alternative to table service dining so you can get back to enjoying the parks.


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