We love food. It’s no secret really. So, when we visit Walt Disney World, we are usually on the hunt for good food. And they have a lot to offer! Magic Kingdom is often considered among the worst when it comes to dining options. But we think there are still some good meals to be found. We asked our followers on Instagram to weigh in on this one and have come up with the best quick-service restaurants at Magic Kingdom.
Dining in the Magic Kingdom
Like I said before, Magic Kingdom is generally considered the worst Park when it comes to food options. There are definitely some good choices, but overall, the selection can be a bit lackluster. Be Our Guest used to be a quick service spot for lunch and was one of our favorites at that. But since the menu changed, it is no longer a quick service, and well, the menu is just not worth what you pay. Sometimes you are really just better off heading to a resort for a good meal or park hopping to another park. But if you’re dining at the Magic Kingdom never fear. You’ve got some options.
What is a Quick Service Restaurant at Walt Disney World?
Quick Service restaurants at Walt Disney World are counter-service restaurants that get you food quickly. No need to fuss with dining reservations. And a great option for those on a budget. Or those who don’t want to spend the time at a sit-down meal. Food tends to be lower quality than table service meals, and they often don’t have a ton of seating. But they are a great alternative to the more expensive options. And perfect for a busier day.
We love using mobile order for quick service locations at Magic Kingdom when possible, to add even more convenience.
Best Quick Service Restaurants at Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom has plenty of options when it comes to quick-service restaurants. But guests tend to have a more difficult time with food at Magic Kingdom vs the other Parks. And to that we say, you’re in luck! Because there are some really good quick-service restaurants on the monorail loop that make it easy to find food if Magic Kingdom fare just doesn’t appeal to you.
But if you don’t want to leave Magic Kingdom for food, you’ve still got some options. Read on for the best quick-service restaurants at Magic Kingdom, as voted on by our friends on Instagram.
You really go to Sleepy Hollow for one thing. The waffles! Ok, well waffle sandwiches to be more accurate. Sleepy Hollow is located to the left of Cinderella Castle, on the way to Liberty Square. They don’t offer mobile order, and the line can sometimes get long. But generally, we think this one is worth the wait! It’s one of the few restaurants at Magic Kingdom where you can actually get breakfast. And although they’ve gotten rid of their higher protein ham, egg, and cheese waffle, we are still huge fans of their Nutella waffle. Though seating is limited, if you can find one, you can enjoy views of the castle while you eat. After breakfast, you can also enjoy corn dogs and their signature Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle. See the full menu for Sleepy Hollow here.
This could be considered just a snack location, but since you can get breakfast here, and the waffle sandwiches are quite large, we chose to include it. They also tend to have fun seasonal snacks throughout the years, like our favorite Halloween snacks at Magic Kingdom. You can also, however, find some of the Best Snacks in Magic Kingdom at Sleepy Hollow throughout the year as well.
Columbia Harbour House
Columbia Harbour House, located in Liberty Square, is one of the most popular quick-service restaurants at Magic Kingdom. Because of this, we highly recommend planning ahead if you want to eat here, even if you plan to use mobile order. With New England favorites like Lobster Rolls and Clam Chowder, this place is really all about the seafood. Yes, you can get Chicken Tenders here, but most of the menu is seafood. And there’s plenty of room inside, with great views from upstairs. For the full menu at Columbia Harbour House, click here.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe offers up Tex Mex options, with a variety of nachos, rice bowls, and the always popular fajita platter. Another restaurant with a great toppings bar, you can easily customize your meal to your tastes. Located in Adventureland, this Wild West-themed restaurant also has plenty of seating inside in the air conditioning, which is a huge plus when Florida reaches those scorching temps. See the full menu for Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.
Casey’s Corner (a fan favorite)
Located on Main Street, USA, Casey’s Corner is a fan favorite. They really only serve a couple of things. Hotdogs and fries. And Frozen Mint Julep Lemonade. They serve a variety of over-the-top hot dogs and many people love their corn dog nuggets. They also have plant-based hotdogs for those looking for vegetarian options at Walt Disney World. If you don’t like hotdogs, you can skip this one. But due to the fact that the place is pretty much always packed, we had to include it. The lines can get pretty long here, especially right before the fireworks. So be sure to plan ahead and mobile order if you want to grab a bite here. For Casey’s Corner full menu, click here
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (for picky eaters)
Have a picky eater at Walt Disney World? Cosmic Ray’s may be the place for you then! Hamburgers, Chicken Strips, Chicken sandwiches, and macaroni and cheese are what you’ll find here. Simple food, and lots of inside seating, perfect for a hot day in Magic Kingdom. While their food isn’t anything to write home about, and really tends to veer toward standard theme park food, they do have one thing that helps them stand out. And that is their toppings bar. So if you find yourself wanting something a little more exciting than what’s on the menu, you can easily add toppings to create that. Located in Tomorrowland you can check out Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe Menu here.
Pinocchio Village Haus
Ok, ok so this one is actually debatable. And I’m sure we will get some pushback here. But hear us out. Yes, the building is dark and outdated. But the view from the upstairs balcony (when it’s open) is really pretty awesome. And it’s the only place in Magic Kingdom where you can get flatbread. Is it the most amazing flatbread? No, but it’s not bad. And prices are reasonable. But the real reason this makes our list is that they have a plant-based flatbread for our non-dairy and vegan friends, and it’s actually pretty good! So, if you’re dining with a dairy allergy, this is a good place to check. For the Pinocchio Village Haus Menu, click here.
Quick Service Restaurants at Disney World
There you have it, be sure to check out all our posts on the best quick-service restaurants at Disney World, that you can find in each park and the resorts too.
- Best Quick Service Restaurants at Animal Kingdom
- Best Quick Service Restaurants at EPCOT
- Best Quick Service Restaurants at Hollywood Studios
- Best Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World Resorts
- The 10 Best Disney World Quick Service Restaurants
Did your favorite make the list? Let us know your favorite quick-service restaurant at Magic Kingdom. And be sure to check out all of the Best Restaurants at Magic Kingdom if you’re looking for more places to eat. We’d love to hear your thoughts!
Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .