Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is one of the most phenomenal resorts in the United States. With its stunning Cinderella Castle, thrilling rides, and enchanted atmosphere, it is a tremendous vacation for young and old alike.
However, with so many amazing attractions to explore and experiences to enjoy, you will get hungry at Disney…quickly. What do you do?
Don’t be worried. In addition to its marvelous rides and attractions, Magic Kingdom is home to a horde of dining options – from small kiosks selling one or two offerings to elegant sit-down restaurants with the most exquisite of service and trueness to their theme.
The type of establishment we will cover in this article are quick-service restaurants, whose fast cafeteria- or counter-style service will fill your rumbling stomach in no time. We will begin by listing the top five quick-service restaurants, then follow up with an exhaustive list of all your quick service options in this remarkable resort.
Top 5 Ranked
So…of all the quick service eateries in Magic Kingdom (and there are many!), which are the best ones? Well, we have compiled a list of some of the top restaurants of this type after many trips and hungry days touring Magic Kingdom. Hopefully, you’ll find one that pleases your palate too!
1) Casey’s Corner
For years I would walk past this baseball, hotdog selling establishment assuming it was where I would pay for an overprices hot dog. I could never be more wrong!
In 2019 they released loaded corn dog nuggets which are delicious but you can’t go wrong with any of their footlong hot dogs either. These are some of the best hotdogs ever.
Even if you aren’t a baseball fan you will admire Casey’s Corner as well as the outdoor seating and piano man.
2) Columbia Harbor House
If you are a seafood lover, you will not want to miss Columbia Harbor House. This restaurant, located across the street from the Haunted Mansion, was a hit for all three bloggers.
Feast here on lobster rolls, grilled salmon, New England clam chowder, and more. In addition to good seafood, Columbia Harbor House is known for providing good value for a Magic Kingdom eatery. To have a quieter dining experience, be sure to sit on the top story of seating.
3) Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café
This restaurant, styled after an old West saloon, is a solid quick-service restaurant. It is known for its southwestern options, including a pepper jack Southwestern burger and churros with chocolate dipping sauce.
However, its real culinary pull comes from its very ample – and free – toppings bar. Pecos Bill’s is also a great place to go if you have food restrictions. They offer allergy- and diet-friendly menu items such as salads and rice bowls.
4) Sleepy Hollow Inn
This little fairytale-themed eatery has a limited menu. However, what it does offer is so delicious it is highly recommended. Its waffle sandwiches – Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich and Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich – are so good, my own mouth is watering!
You can enjoy all this magical goodness with a wonderful view of Disney’s iconic Cinderella Castle.
5) Gaston’s Tavern
This fun restaurant, named for the villain of Beauty and the Beast, has an amazing atmosphere and food. Disney’s famous cinnamon rolls are sold here now, as well as mouthwatering artisan sandwiches such as Smoked Turkey, Swiss, and Cranberry Aioli Sandwich.
Moreover, don’t forget to try LeFou’s Brew. This nonalcoholic offering is a frozen apple juice and toasted marshmallow drink topped with a passion fruit and mango foam. If you choose to eat at Gaston’s Tavern, try to eat at off-peak hours, as this popular restaurant can fill up quickly. Also, don’t miss an opportunity to sit on Gaston’s huge leather throne for a quick pic!
Are you surprised I missed Be Our Guest?
It isn’t well known but Be Our Guest is considered quick-service during lunch only, which is why it’s the #1 spot for Magic Kingdom quick-service restaurants. This eatery, located in the Beast’s enchanted castle from Beauty and the Beast, does an amazing job of creating the aura of this timeless tale. Be Our Guest is also famed for its creative food options, many of which are French-themed.
If you want a more formal dinner, this restaurant also transforms into a sit-down restaurant in the evening. Do expect long lines and lots of people when you visit, as Be Our Guest is (unsurprisingly) an extremely popular restaurant at Magic Kingdom.
Though it didn’t make the top 5, the experience alone makes it worth the visit.
What is Quick Service Dining?
Quick service dining at Disney World consists of either cafeteria-style or counter-service restaurants and eateries as opposed to sit-down establishments.
At a quick-service restaurant, patrons order or choose their food and then pay for it at the counter.
There are usually eating areas near the restaurant to sit down and enjoy your food as well. Quick service restaurants are a great option for a quick snack or lunch, especially for families exploring Disney World with hungry kids!
List of All of Magic Kingdom’s QS Locations with Descriptions
As we have already noted, there are 12 total restaurants indicated as quick-service restaurants in Magic Kingdom. In fact, you would not be able to walk a few hundred yards in this resort without encountering an eatery of some sort. Here is an exhaustive list of all the quick service options you will find at Magic Kingdom.
This is the spot where you will discover the famous Dole Whip – a frozen, pineapple-laden treat. Make sure to head to Aloha Isle and try it out!
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
If you find yourself wanting a soda float, soft-serve ice cream cone, or the like, go to this amazing shop to quench your cravings.
Be Our Guest Restaurant
Do you love Beauty and the Beast? Then you cannot miss this restaurant styled after the Beast’s enchanted castle. The French-themed food here is a great draw too!
This little restaurant is the place to go for all the food you’d typically find at a baseball game – hot dogs, French fries, lemonade slushies, and more.
Step back into a fairytale with food from this themed kiosk! Offerings include the magical Cheshire Cat Tail and Wonderland Slushy.
Columbia Harbor House
If your taste buds feel fishy (see what we did there…), then head to this restaurant for fried fish, New England clam chowder, and more.
This is the stop for delicious churros with chocolate sauce, as well as water and fountain drinks.
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
For a galactic experience with yummy American food options and a toppings bar, go to this café!
The Friar’s Nook
Do menu options such as loaded buffalo chicken tots sound good to you? Then visit this spot and enjoy it!
This manly outfit serves snacks like fruit, veggies, and warm cinnamon rolls, as well as the renowned nonalcoholic LeFou’s Brew.
Golden Oak Outpost
Wild West lovers will want to saddle up to this eatery, which features items such as chicken nuggets and fries.
Liberty Square Market
After visiting the Hall of Presidents, go all American with snacks, hot dogs, and drinks!
The Lunching Pad
Begin your intergalactic mission at this restaurant, which offers tempting eatables such as all-beef hot dogs and specialty pretzels.
Main Street Bakery
Need a coffee and cookie to give you some pep? Then stop at this bakery off Main Street in Magic Kingdom!
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café
Chow down on Southwestern food such as fajitas and taco trios at this old Western saloon.
Pinocchio Village Haus
Does Italian food sound tempting? You will want to enjoy Mediterranean-inspired treats such as flatbread pizzas and chicken parmesan sandwiches at this restaurant. Finish your trip with delicious gelato at Pleasure Island.
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
This nostalgic ice cream parlor is the place to go for ice cream treats such as floats and waffle-bowl sundaes. Fat- and sugar-free options are available as well.
Prince Eric’s Village Market
Health-conscious guests will want to go to this establishment, where lemonade, fresh fruit, and hummus and chips abound.
Find a sweet treat at this little spot near Cinderella’s Castle. Sweet waffle sandwiches or funnel cakes topped with cream and berries will fill your stomach nicely!
Ice cream treats of all kinds await in this fairytale-style eatery.
Sunshine Tree Terrace
Citrus delights are in store at this shop. One of its most notable offerings is Citrus Swirl, a delectable combination of vanilla soft-serve ice cream and frozen orange juice slushy.
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
With menu options such as the Angus bacon cheeseburger, this restaurant has everything to please the young and young at heart!
Round up your crew and head to this tavern for pirate-themed edibles like Turkey Leg with Chips and Rum Cake!
This is the place to enjoy drinks and snacks in a Wild West environment.
Now that we’ve covered all of the quick service dining options at Disney World, let’s look at a couple of eateries that are truly special!
As mentioned before, Casey’s Corner is a baseball-themed hot dog stand on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. And boy, are they not to be missed! From their Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Hot Dog to their Loaded Slaw Dog for vegetarian patrons to the amazing monthly specials they offer, the meals at Casey’s Corner are yummy and hearty.
Be sure not to miss their sides and extras either. Who can resist soft pretzels, Chili Cheese Fries, or Frozen Mint Julep Lemonade? To top it off (quite literally), Casey’s also offers a toppings bar with options such as sauerkraut, onions, relish, and more. So if you find yourself hot and hungry in the Magic Kingdom, stop by Casey’s Corner for a good old dog. You won’t regret it!
Liberty Tree Tavern
Step back into Revolutionary War days in this jewel of a restaurant in the middle of Liberty Square. This eatery is patterned after a late eighteenth-century home, and there is no doubt that Disney spared no pains in making every detail as true to the Revolutionary era as possible.
Different rooms in the restaurant are themed after prominent Revolutionary War figures such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Betsy Ross. From portraits of famous patriots to cozy fireplaces to period artwork and knick-knacks, everything in the restaurant makes guests believe that they have just dropped in at a gracious colonial home for tea.
Let’s not forget the food. The entire menu is served family-style and All-You-Care-To-Enjoy, so it’s a great option for dinner for those with a horde of hungry kids. Menu options are hearty and delicious, as well as sporting fun colonial-inspired names. Take, for instance, the Patriot’s Platter – a yummy assortment of pot roast, carved pork roast, and roasted turkey breast served with vegetables, mashed potatoes, herb stuffing, and mac and cheese.
Feel free to top off dinner with the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake. This very popular Disney dessert used to be available only for lunch, but can now be enjoyed at dinner as well.
If you’re a history buff (and even if you aren’t), be sure to enjoy a meal at Liberty Tree Tavern. The amazing atmosphere and delicious food will only enrich your time at Liberty Square!
There is so much to savor at the Magic Kingdom…and so, so many dining options to choose from. If you are busy enjoying the park and need a fast bite to eat, then the quick service establishments we have covered in this article would be a wonderful choice.
No matter what you like to eat, there is bound to be something to slake your appetite. Go and enjoy everything the Magic Kingdom has to offer, including its quick-service restaurants!