Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants and What to Skip

Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants and What to Skip

The best places to eat at Magic Kingdom are not your basic quick-service restaurants. With so many dining options at Walt Disney World, the food has to do more than just be available. Here are our favorite tried and true Magic Kingdom restaurants to visit on your next Disney vacation. Especially if you’re looking for more than just your average theme park food!

The Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants

Magic Kingdom is still catering to your theme park attendants. While there are a few higher-end restaurants, they can mostly be found outside the gates of Magic Kingdom at the Monorail Resorts, rather than inside the park. That said, there are a few places to eat in Magic Kingdom that will transport you to a foodie wonderland. Here are some of our favorite ( and not-so-favorite) places to eat at Magic Kingdom.

Liberty Tree Tavern Thanksgiving Menu

Ooey Gooey Cake at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

Liberty Tree Tavern

  • Where: Magic Kingdom
  • Views: an Inn
  • Theme: Traditional American
  • Character Dining: No
  • Food: Thanksgiving Meal

We Recommend it Because:

Best during the colder months in Florida we like Liberty Tree Tavern for the hometown comfort of Thanksgiving Dinner food and the Oooey Gooey Toffee Cake. Perfect for families and larger groups this is an all-you-care-to-enjoy meal. But really we love it because the food here is really good. A selection of meats, sides, and bread gives you a variety of foods to eat, no matter your mood. Liberty Tree Tavern Menu

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Sleepy Hollow

  • Where: Liberty Square
  • Views: Cinderella’s Castle
  • Theme: Vintage
  • Character Dining: No
  • Food: Waffles, Drinks, Treats

We Recommend it Because:

While some of the other walk-up counter service restaurants in Magic Kingdom tout your basic theme park fare. Sleepy Hollow kicks things up a notch with a variety of waffle sandwiches. The Nutella and Strawberry Waffle is a favorite. Add an Iced Mocha and you have breakfast or a late-night snack. Sleepy Hollow Menu

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Crystal Palace Dinner

Crystal Palace

  • Where: Main Street USA
  • Views: Crystal Palace Conservatory
  • Theme: Victorian
  • Character Dining: Yes, Pooh and Friends
  • Food: Buffet, Classic American breakfast, lunch and dinner

We Recommend it Because:

As character dining restaurants go, dining at Crystal Palace is your basic buffet set up where the characters come visit you while you eat. A lovely buffet of many many food offerings means you can guarantee everyone in your party will find something they like to eat. If you’re going to choose a meal here, make it breakfast. Use the early reservation to get close to the castle for the morning show. As the staff and characters seem a little less rushed at breakfast time before the hoards arrive. Crystal Palace Menu

Tony's Town Square Restaurant at Magic Kingdom

Chicken Parmigiana with Spaghetti at Tony's

Tony's Town Square Restaurant at Magic Kingdom

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

  • Where: Main Street USA
  • Views: Main Street. Lady and the Tramp
  • Theme: 1940s, Italian-American
  • Character Dining: No
  • Food: Classic Italian

We Recommend it Because: New to our list we attribute this to Tony’s Town Square Restaurant’s new menu! While previously among the ranks of bland dinner food, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant now offers a variety of flavorful dishes. We love the pizza, steak, and chicken. All were perfectly cooked and a wonderfully put-together meal. And if you book a dinner close to parade times, you can request patio seating for great views. Tony’s Town Square Menu

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Skipper Canteen

  • Where: Adventureland 
  • Views: Rare and beautiful objects from your last adventure
  • Theme: 1930’s British Outpost
  • Character Dining: No
  • Food: Exotic, adventure-themed.

We Recommend it Because: A pun-filled restaurant, Skipper Canteen has a variety of adventurous foods that you may, or may not, like. If you like interesting food and new flavors this restaurant could easily get on your Must-Do list. We loved the falafel appetizer, the chicken, and the curried vegetable dish. And of course, you’ll need to be in the mood for the puns. This restaurant originally made our “meh” list, but the better menu has since grown on us. Skipper Canteen Menu

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Magic Kingdom Restaurants that ALMOST MADE THE LIST

Columbia Harbour House

This restaurant really really almost made this list. Dare we say that if we weren’t still holding a little grudge about the removal of our favorite broccoli salad from the menu, it would have absolutely made the list! Mind you, we’re not huge seafood eaters, to begin with- and definitely not eaters of seafood prepared at a theme park. BUT…. the pot pie here and homemade potato chips are excellent. And as this does tend to be the unsung hero of quick-service restaurants at Magic Kingdom, it’s worth a try if you’re a seafood lover. 

Cinderella’s Royal Table

We have only had breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table. That said, we really didn’t think the food was worth the price. Especially at over $60 bucks a dish. But, you do get the princesses all in one place, a high-quality meal, and tons of atmosphere. The picture with Cinderella at the fireplace when you enter may be worth it for you. 

Pinocchio’s Village Haus

Your basic theme park fare, Pinocchio Village Haus has a selection of Italian dishes and flatbreads. Every once in a while we’ll see a new flatbread that deserves trying, so keep an eye out for new menu items. You can also grab seasonal snacks here, and there is typically enough indoor and outdoor seating to help you get a place to sit, even during busy times. 

Magic Kingdom Restaurants On Our List TO TRY

Magic Kingdom Restaurants YOU CAN SKIP

Be Our Guest

New to the “fallen from glory” list was a previous favorite restaurant of ours, Be Our Guest at Magic Kingdom. After a menu change and a price increase to a $60+ lunch and dinner Prix Fixe Menu, we’ve been lamenting the good old days on this one. Previously offering a decent breakfast and stellar quick-service lunch menu, Be Our Guest now offers limited menu items, in tiny portions. It’s expensive with only 1 plant-based option. And the reservations are still difficult to get, no doubt filled with first-time visitors. While this may be on your “must-try” list, keep your expectations in check, as in its current state we no longer think Be Our Guest is worth it. 

Tortuga Tavern

Hot dogs and short ribs leave much to be desired at Tortuga Tavern. Thankfully this restaurant is able to handle the overflow from the much more popular Pecos Bill’s next door. We only ever venture here when seating is needed or to take a break from the rain. 

Casey’s Corner

Ok, if you’re a hot dog fanatic then take this with a grain of salt. While not huge hot dog people, we have had the benefit of living in places with whole restaurants committed to the art of hot dogs. So Casey’s does little to impress. What’s more, is that it gets super crazy in the summer! We blame this more on location than any foodie merit. Long lines, limited menu and non-existent seating leave Casey’s Corner on our “don’t bother” list when it comes to Magic Kingdom restaurants. 

Cosmic Rays

If you’re looking for very large portion sizes and bang for your buck then you’ll be fine with Cosmic Rays. But if you’re in the market for more than just basic theme park burgers and fries, we’d recommend other places. A larger restaurant in Magic Kingdom you also get the cafeteria vibe here along with a side of chaos. And you can enjoy the newer outdoor seating with views of the TRON ride beyond. 

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

A combo of American and Mexican foods brings you back to the old West. Many of the foods here are just mediocre and the food tends to be either under or over-seasoned. The showstopper at Pecos Bills is the toppings bar. So if you’re all in on toppings, give it a try. But, with better food at other locations around the park equally priced and portion-sized, we’d recommend skipping this one. 

The Best Restaurants in Magic Kingdom

That’s our lineup of all things Magic Kingdom restaurants, so far. Let us know if you have favorites! Or maybe there are some restaurants here we need to give another shot! While we’re never at a loss for things to try, we are pretty committed to identifying the best food everywhere. So let us know!


Magic Kingdom Restaurants to try and some to skip. Heres the list of go-to Disney food at Magic Kingdom for your next Disney Vacation. #polkadotpixies #magickingdom #disneyfood

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