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Forget to make reservations at your favorite Walt Disney World restaurant? Or did you think about it a little too late and couldn’t snag one in time? Not to worry, there are SO MANY incredible quick service restaurants at Walt Disney World that you can walk right in to without a reservation.
Why dine at quick service restaurants?
Well, for one, they are QUICK. You can walk in, eat, and get back on your favorite rides without hardly skipping a beat. You can make your experience even faster by using the app and putting in your order ahead of time. Quick service is ideal for those who aren’t planning on spending many days in the parks and want to maximize their time going on rides. Though sit-down dining is an incredible experience, it can easily take up to 2-3 hours to complete a meal. It’s not something you will want to rush. If you are on a tight schedule, quick service is the way to go.
Curious which quick service restaurants to hit up while you are visiting the parks? Allow us to break it down for you…
Our Favorite Walt Disney World Quick Service Restaurants:
Magic Kingdom Park
Location: Liberty Square (next to the Hall of Presidents)
Description: Waffles and funnel cakes are the highlight here. It’s the type of food you would expect if you went to the bazaar/fair with Pollyanna.
What to get: Though I do love funnel cakes, the waffle sandwiches here have got to be my favorite. Definitely try the fresh fruit waffle sandwich!
Location: Fantasyland (next to Be Our Guest restaurant, near “The Little Mermaid” ride)
Description: Even if you don’t use antlers in all of your decorating, you will love the offerings at Gaston’s Tavern! Though you can find entrees here, Gaston’s is more well known for it’s snacks and drinks.
What to get: For a tasty mid-day snack, the cinnamon roll is always a popular choice. Try it with a tall glass of LeFou’s brew (non-alcoholic).
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe:
Location: Tomorrowland (at the entrance of Tomorrowland near the Mad Tea Party)
Description: Burgers are the star of the show at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. You can keep your burgers plain or load them with cheese, bacon, and even mac and cheese!
What to get: The Mickey Cheeseburger. Hands-down. Oh, and do yourself a favor and upgrade your fries to the chili cheese fries!
Location: Main Street U.S.A. (at the top of main street, near the Walt and Mickey statue)
Description: Casey’s Corner is like eating in the grand stands at an all-American baseball game. Here you will find hot dogs and fries will all the fixins and refreshing drinks to cool you off on those hot days.
What to get: My go-to at Casey’s Corner is always the chili dog paired with a frozen mint julep. For a plant-based option, try the loaded slaw dog. YUM!
Columbia Harbor House:
Location: Liberty Square (near the Haunted Mansion)
Description: New England style favorites including fried fish and chicken, lobster rolls, clam chowder, and grilled salmon.
What to get: If you were to ask my husband, he would say to get the trio platter (a sampling of breaded chicken, shrimp, and fish) but my favorite offering at Columbia Harbor House is the lobster roll with a bowl of clam chowder. If you aren’t a big fan of lobster, try the grilled shrimp skewer or the chicken pot pie. You almost can’t go wrong here.
Sunshine Tree Terrace:
Description: Think Dole Whips, but make it Orange Cream!
What to get: The Orange Whip Float is amazing.
Location: World Showcase: Morocco
Description: Flavorful Mediterranean fare. Here you will find fragrant chicken and lamb platters, and delicious wraps and shawarmas.
What to get: When in Epcot we love to try a little bit of everything. We would suggest getting one of the platters (vegetarian, chicken, lamb, or combo) so you can get a taste of it all. It also doesn’t hurt to grab an order of hummus as an appetizer (you get a little with the platter but you will want more).
Yorkshire County Fish Shop
Location: World Showcase: Great Britain
Description: One of the smaller quick service restaurants in Epcot. In fact, it’s not much bigger than a kiosk. But it’s not one you will want to miss!
What to get: Fish and Chips. They keep it pretty simple here with just one entree offering. They do one thing, but they sure do it RIGHT!
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
Location: World Showcase: France
Description: You will find everything you could possibly want at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie. All of the food, bread, pastries, and desserts are outstanding. Our best advice is to get there early in the day to avoid long lines (they can get very very long).
What to get: Though you can get sandwiches, soups, and salads here, the highlight is the desserts! You almost can’t go wrong with any of them. Our favorites are the Napoleon, the raspberry and lime cream macaron, and the chocolate dome.
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
Location: World Showcase: Norway
Description: Yoohoo! Don’t leave Norway without popping in to Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe. After riding the Frozen Ever After ride, you will probably be craving a snack, and this is the perfect place to go.
What to get: There are entree offerings at Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe but our favorite thing to get here is the “School Bread”.
Lotus Blossom Cafe
Location: World Showcase: China
Description: Not quite what you would call “traditional” Chinese cuisine (it is more Americanized) but it is still very tasty and the portions are quite substantial.
What to get: If you have several people in your group, this is a fun place to go “family style”. We ordered the orange chicken, beef noodles, Sichuan spicy chicken, egg rolls, and fried rice. The stand-out for me was probably the Sichuan Spicy chicken but it was all good!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
Flame Tree BBQ
Location: Discovery Island, across from the Discovery Island stage
Description: Best BBQ in WDW. You can find all sorts of meaty BBQ entrees or try a plant-based item.
What to get: Ribs, chicken, and pulled pork platter, with a side of french fries with pulled pork and cheese.
Location: Pandora, across from the Flight of Passage ride
Description: Unique offerings with a Pandoran flair that humans and Na’vi can’t resist. A can’t miss when visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
What to get: Combination grilled chicken and beef bowl with noodles and creamy sauce. Try it with the Pandoran Sunrise drink and blueberry cream cheese mousse for dessert (it’s just so pretty)!
Location: Pandora, next to Windtraders (the store at the exit of Flight of Passage)
Description: Vibrant, refreshing drinks perfect for those hot days on Pandora!
What to get: Though Pongu Pongu offers some select breakfast offerings, it is mostly known for its colorful drinks. Definitely try the Night Blossom (their non-alcoholic specialty drink). It is as delicious as it looks!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Woody’s Lunch Box
Location: Toy Story Land, across from Alien Swirling Saucers
Description: A great choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Great sandwiches and “lunch box” type side dishes.
What to get: For breakfast, try the brisket breakfast bowl or the s’more French toast sandwich. For lunch/dinner try the brisket sandwich. Don’t forget to order a famous lunch box tart for dessert!
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Location: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, across from Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Description: A wide variety of entrees and flavors in the middle of Batuu.
What to get: Our favorite entree here is the roasted Endorian chicken salad. For a fun drink, venture out and try the Black Spire hot chocolate!
Location: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, in the marketplace
Description: Slow roasted meats and delicious gyro-style wraps, perfect for pilots and travelers on the go.
What to get: You can’t lose with either the Ronto wrap or the Endorian chicken wrap. Both are delicious!