So you’re heading to one of the most enchanting magical kingdoms in the world, and you’re wondering, where are the best places to eat?
It can be overwhelming trying to decide. Magic Kingdom has so many different restaurants to choose from!
Don’t worry, though! As a local Disney fanatic, I am going to give you the inside scoop on the best restaurants in Magic Kingdom.
Disney is a super popular destination, so you can imagine there are all sorts of places to eat. Some places you have to book months in advance, while others are more casual.
When you’re spending the day at Disney, the last thing you are going to want to do is do intensive research on what to eat. That’s why I made this list for you, so your trip to Magic Kingdom is pure magic and no stress!
I’ve broken it down based on table service, counter service, and the best places to grab a snack in Magic Kingdom. I’ve also included the price, from $ – $$$. So let’s dive right into this list of the best restaurants in Magic Kingdom that you are not going to want to miss out on!
If you are in a hurry
The best place to book in advance is Cinderella’s Royal Table. This character dining experience is in Cinderella Castle and offers a fine dining, fun-filled experience you and the family will never forget!
You can also book these super fun extras to make your experience even more special!
- Helicopter Ride over Orlando Theme Parks
- Base Admission Tickets to Disney World
- Shuttle Service from MCO Airport to Disney Hotels
1. Quick service restaurants
Here’s a list of the best quick service restaurants for every taste!
1.1 Enjoy Pinocchio Village Haus (Fantasyland)
This quick-service Pinnocchio-themed restaurant is a great option for those who are looking for a quick bite on the go. Pinocchio Village Haus has a great ambiance where real boys and girls can enjoy some tasty Italian cuisine.
The charming architecture modeled after an old-school Italian village offers quick service and is the perfect place for families with picky little ones.
If you have kiddos that won’t eat anything aside from pizza, this is a super fun place to visit in Magic Kingdom. The pizza is no gourmet cuisine, but it’s a great option for families on the move looking for a cute place to eat and to grab a quick bite. I recommend getting the flatbreads or chicken tenders!
Cuisine: Pizza, Chicken Tenders, Salads
1.2 Eat tex-mex at the Tortuga Tavern (Fantasyland)
Tortuga Tavern is another quick-service restaurant with a menu that is constantly changing. Located in Frontierland, it has served as a Tex-Mex, and barbeque spot.
Keep in mind the menu is pretty small, so there isn’t a whole lot of diversity. However, it is still a great option for those hungry families who have been out and about in the parks all day and are looking for some yummy comfort food with a southern and Mexican flare.
I would recommend getting the Ropa Vieja, which is a Caribbean-style, slow-cooked shredded beef dish that comes with white rice and has the perfect amount of spice and flavor.
The Jerk-Smoked Brisket Sandwich also has a great value and tastes delicious!
Cuisine: American, Southern
1.3 Stop by Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (Frontierland)
This is one of the best Magic Kingdom restaurants for Tex-Mex food. The menu is vast and has every Tex-Mex dish you could ever want!
You can enjoy tacos, fajitas, nachos, rice bowls with pork, chicken, or carnitas, burgers, and more.
The food is great quality and the meat is always tender and well-seasoned. Plus, the portions are definitely Texas-sized!
They also have indoor and outdoor seating available and a huge selection of tables, so you’re sure to find the perfect place to enjoy a meal.
1.4 Grab some seafood at Columbia Harbour House (Liberty Square)
If you’re in the mood for some seafood at Magic Kingdom, Columbia Harbour House is the place to be!
Offering a wide variety of seafood choices from New England clam chowder, lobster rolls, shrimp, fish and chips, and even chicken pot pie!
This seafood spot in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom has a British flare, and is the perfect way to satisfy that seafood craving. The food is delicious and comes at an excellent price.
I think that this place has the best ambiance due to its nautical and old-school tavern vibe that makes you feel like you have gone back in time to an old sea-faring town. The dark mahogany-esque wood gives it a cozy and homey feel while the little knick knacks are super fun to look at.
Cuisine: New England Seafood
1.5 Sleepy Hollow (Liberty Square)
While at first glance, it doesn’t seem like anything extraordinary, this place actually packs a serious punch!
Sleepy Hollow has some of the best food that Magic Kingdom has to offer. There is usually a long line that you can’t miss, and it’s a small window that you order from with a seating area nearby.
While the menu is small, pretty much everything on the menu is worth getting. This is truly one of Disney World’s hidden gems! At a great price point, this is one of the best places to get some grub in Magic Kingdom.
This is one of the best places for a quick bite and to refuel before heading off on another Disney World adventure.
Definitely don’t miss out on the waffles!
Cuisine: American (sweets & waffles)
1.6 Grab a quick bite at the Friar’s Nook (Fantasyland)
The Friar’s Nook is consistently one of the best spots in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to grab a quick bite of good ol’ American grub.
Out of all the Magic Kingdom Restaurants, this is a great choice for those looking to grab a quick (and delicious!) bite while they head off on their next adventure.
They are most well known for their hot dogs and loaded tater tots. I would also definitely try the buffalo chicken and the bacon mac.
This is not a sit-down restaurant, so the atmosphere is nothing to write home about. Expect a quick service vibe where people are in and out just trying to grab a bite before they head on out to another Magic Kingdom adventure.
Walt Disney World has a lot to offer visitors, and the Friar’s Nook is an excellent place to get a quick bite to eat while you enjoy the magic of the Magic Kingdom!
1.7 Buy a corn dog at Casey’s Corner (Main Street, U.S.A)
Casey’s Corner is super budget friendly and super delicious! This quick-stop, budget-friendly spot is easily one of the best Magic Kingdom restaurants.
This is your typical hot dog spot. However, they have tons of different options that most regular hot dog stands don’t have.
You must try their corn dog nuggets! They are seriously next level. This Magic Kingdom restaurant is a one stop shop for hot dogs, and they do a really good job at delivering some impeccable hot dogs!
They have lots of different versions of franks with different toppings and styles. You can choose between a chili cheese dog, corn-dog nuggets, as I mentioned above, and bacon mac and cheese dogs. You can even choose between a regular-sized hotdog or a foot-long hot dog!
The whole restaurant has a baseball theme which will be lots of fun for those baseball fans out there. The restaurant is inspired by the famous poem, “Casey at The Bat.”
Casey’s Corner also stays open the latest out of the most of the restaurants in Magic Kingdom so this is a great option for those who are looking for a late night snack at Disney World. Their corn-dog nuggets are pretty famous, so don’t miss out on the chance to try them on your trip to Magic Kingdom!
1.8 Satiate that sweet tooth at Gaston’s Tavern
This Fantasyland quick-service restaurant is perfect for those looking to satisfy that sweet tooth! Gaston’s Tavern is famous for cinnamon bun and LaFou’s brew.
Keep in mind, though, this famous Magic Kingdom restaurant is more of a snack stop than a sit-down restaurant. Your trip to Walt Disney World is not complete without visiting Gaston’s Tavern, since it’s a very well-known stop and famous for its delicious sweet treats!
Another Beauty and the Beast style tavern, this Magic City restaurant will make you feel like you just stepped into the French-inspired movie! The ambiance and aesthetic takes you right into the set of Gaston’s Tavern in the movie and is a true Walt Disney World gem!
Make sure you stop and get a photo at the Gaston fountain in the front of the restaurant. If you get lucky, you may even find Gaston wandering around the restaurant!
1.9 Blast off into space at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
This cosmic-inspired quintessential Disney World Theme Park restaurant is located in Tomorrowland, and will make you feel like you are eating at a cosmic diner!
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is your typical theme park diner offering up American classics like loaded burgers, fries, sandwiches, hot dogs and more. While you can find a lot of their menu items at different venues throughout the park, the cosmic ambiance paired with the option to stack your burger high with lots of toppings makes this an excellent option!
This cafe in Magic Kingdom is also super budget friendly and a great option for those looking to fill up on a yummy meal before taking on the rest of their day.
The main attraction of this Magic Kingdom quick service restaurant is the host, Sonny Eclipse. This animatronic alien lounge singer provides sweet space tunes that you don’t want to miss when you visit this restaurant.
You’re gonna love the host Sonny Eclipse’s cheesy jokes and your traditional diner food at this space-themed cafe.
1.10 Grab some seafood at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
This Tomorrowland restaurant in Magic Kingdom is a great place to stop by and get a quick bite. Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant is a great option when it comes to quick-service restaurants at Walt Disney World.
On occasion, this Magic Kingdom restaurant serves up some seafood from Columbia Harbor House. However, the majority of this menu is good ol’ American cuisine like burgers, fries, sandwiches, and seafood.
The food quality is solid for a quick-service restaurant in Magic Kingdom, and the food is really good!
You get a great bang for your buck at this restaurant because the portion sizes are generous to say the least, so you won’t leave this Magic Kingdom restaurant hungry.
Definitely make sure you get the lobster roll! It’s well worth it and so delicious.
Cuisine: American (Burgers, Seafood)
2. Table service restaurants
Now that you know all the best places to grab a quick bite, here’s where you can sit down and enjoy a nice meal in Magic Kingdom!
2.1 Have a romantic moment at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
This Lady and the Tramp-themed restaurant in Main Square is one of the more popular destinations in Magic Kingdom. Children and adults alike will fall in love with this charming little Italian restaurant reminiscent of the childhood favorite movie.
Tony’s is an Italian-style restaurant that serves up a mean pasta and pizza. Be transported to the set of Lady and the Tramp as this restaurant is modeled after the restaurant in the movie!
This is a great place for families looking to sit down, have a Disney experience, and eat some good ol’ Italian food.
Might as well get some spaghetti and meatballs and get into the spirit of Lady and the Tramp!
2.2 Enjoy a tropical meal at Skipper Canteen
Skipper Canteen is one of the best Magic Kingdom restaurants for its sheer diversity of cuisines. They offer African, Asian, and Latin cuisines to their guests, giving a true tropical vibe to both the restaurant and the food!
This table-service restaurant is the ideal spot for those looking for a great meal and an even better ambiance! If you are looking for a sit-down venue for you and the whole family, Skipper Canteen is an excellent option.
PRO TIP: Make a reservation in advance. Many people love this restaurant so it can be hard to get a reservation unless you plan ahead!
Cuisine: African, Asian, Latin
2.3 Get gourmet at Liberty Tree Tavern (Liberty Square)
Liberty Tree Tavern is often considered one of the best restaurants in Magic Kingdom. When you visit Disney World, you definitely want to check out this gourmet-themed restaurant.
This restaurant features American comfort food such as burgers, loaded fries, meatloaf, and more. They even have a lobster burger! People absolutely love this restaurant for the delicious food, perfect portion sizes, prices, as well as the unique themed dining experience. This makes for the perfect Magic Kingdom dining experience.
Liberty Tree Tavern is definitely one of the best Magic Kingdom restaurants you will find!
2.4 Find delicious eats at Be Our Guest Restaurant (Fantasyland)
At this Beauty and The Beast-themed restaurant, you can have the best of both worlds- Disney World, and incredible gourmet food!
Be Our Guest Restaurant is a high-end dining experience where you can enjoy delicious food in a Beauty and the Beast-themed restaurant! This is a super fun experience for the whole family. The kids will love the environment as it whisks them away to their favorite Disney movie, while the adults can enjoy some seriously good gourmet food.
The theme and decor of the restaurant is seriously next-level. Be our Guest is the type of restaurant that you visualize when imagining visiting Disney World. Be sure to check out all the uncanny details and watch how they effortlessly compare to the original movie.
The Beast from the movie strolls throughout the restaurant from time to time, and you can even get a picture with him at the end of your meal!
There are so many delicious things to get off the menu, but the most famous, “Grey Stuff” is an absolute must-try! SPOILER– it’s creamy cookies and a cream mousse that is seriously to die for.
2.5 Eat at the Plaza Restaurant (Main Street U.S.A)
The Plaza Restaurant is one of the most tragically overlooked restaurants in Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
The food is delicious and comes at a very reasonable price, which makes this one of Magic Kingdom’s hidden gems!
This is an excellent restaurant for those looking for a sit-down meal without breaking the bank. Most of the table service restaurants in Magic Kingdom come at a pretty price; however, the Plaza offers great food and an even better price.
The classic American food features burgers, fries, meatloaf, and sandwiches. This lowkey restaurant is filled with Disney surprises as the Citizens of Main Street often frequent this quaint yet delicious Magic Kingdom treat.
2.6 Enjoy a character meal at The Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace is the quintessential Disney World experience. When people think of eating at Disney World or in the Magic Kingdom, this is the type of experience they typically envision.
Have breakfast, lunch, or dinner with Winnie The Pooh and friends from the Hundred Acre Wood! This is only one of the two character meals offered at The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom.
This buffet-style restaurant has an enormous amount of food with one of the biggest selections of foods in Magic Kingdom! For breakfast, you can enjoy some Mickey pancakes and waffles, for lunch and dinner they offer a variety of different options to different meats, salads, and more.
This Magic Kingdom restaurant is in a prime location with huge windows and an incredible view of the Cinderella Castle in the distance. The Crystal Palace is definitely one of the top restaurants in Magic Kingdom.
Cuisine: American (Prime Ribs, Fried Chicken, Pork Chops)
2.7 Check out Frontierland’s Diamond Horseshoe Restaurant
This table-service restaurant in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland is themed after the old Wild West, and is a super fun experience for the whole family!
The food has a southern barbeque flair (imagine brisket and pulled pork) an excellent option for all those hungry cowboys and cowgirls out there.
If you visit The Diamond Horseshoe during dinnertime, they have an all-you-can-eat southern feast with brisket, grilled chicken, cornbread, smoked sausage, and more!
This is one of the best spots to get BBQ at Walt Disney World!
Cuisine: Southern, BBQ
2.8 Grab some lunch at the Lunching Pad
The Lunching Pad, located in the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland, is another space-themed restaurant.
However, the Lunching Pad is located right at the center of Tomorrowland, so there’s lots of traffic passing through that can make the dining experience a little chaotic, at least while sitting outside.
Don’t cross this one off your list, though, because they have some pretty tasty sandwiches to choose from. Let’s be real for a second though, the main reason people visit this Magic Kingdom restaurant is for their giant pretzels!
This is another quick-service restaurant that’s great for hungry folks passing through Tomorrowland looking to grab a quick bite or their famous pretzels.
Cuisine: American (Sandwiches, Pretzels)
2.9 Cinderella’s Royal Table
We have finally arrived at the most popular Magic Kingdom restaurant on this list! Cinderella’s Royal Table is a really special dining experience in Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom!
This character meal is well worth the trip. In fact, your trip to Magic Kingdom is incomplete without eating at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Be sure to book in advance because this Magic Kingdom gem sells out quickly and it is highly unlikely you will get a walk-in table.
First things first, you are actually eating in Cinderella Castle which is a really fun experience for the whole family, adults and kiddos alike!
Cinderella’s Royal Table is the quintessential Disney experience. We all love looking at the Cinderella Royal Castle, but eating in the castle is a totally enriching and super fun experience.
This character meal features all of the most famous Disney princesses. Princess fans, Disney fans, kiddos, and anyone who appreciates the childlike wonder of Disney will have a ball! This is also a Disney World hack, because instead of waiting in line to get to meet some of the Disney princesses, you can have an intimate experience with them as you enjoy a delicious meal!
Keep in mind, the food is not cheap. This is a prix-fixe menu with lively Disney characters wandering about as you eat. A table of four can easily cost around $250-$300, so definitely keep that in mind before booking your character meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
While the food menu is quite impressive, you are really paying for the whole experience of having Disney princesses in your company as you eat! Depending on who is in your party and how much they love Disney princesses, eating at Cinderella’s Royal Table may be well worth it!
PRO TIP: The menu has a set price no matter what you order, so my strategy is to order the more expensive items in order to get my money’s worth! The beef tenderloin and the duck is really delicious and I would definitely recommend ordering some of their meat dishes at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Cuisine: American/Fine Dining
3. Magic Kingdom’s Best Breakfast
Are you an early bird looking to get a head start on your day at Magic Kingdom? If so, you are going to want to fuel up with some delicious breakfast before you embark on a day full of adventure and whimsy!
There are quite a few choices but it all depends on how you have planned out your day. If your goal is to hit as many rides as possible in the early morning hours before the park begins to really fill up, you may just need something quick to keep you going.
However, if you are looking for a nice sit-down place to eat before you go go go all day, you are going to want to grab breakfast from a different place than if you’re rushing to the next ride. Here are all the best places!
3.1 For something quick
If you’re looking to grab something real quick before embarking on your thrill-filled adventure, the best place to grab breakfast is the Main Street Bakery. This is located on Main Street, U.S.A. If you get there early enough, you can grab a pastry and some coffee without having to wait too long in lines.
Another option for a quick breakfast bite at Magic Kingdom is at Sleepy Hollow. They have delicious waffle options that are perfect for those who want a quick sweet treat for breakfast!
3.2 Sit-down breakfast meal in Magic Kingdom
If you are not in the mood to rush and have some time to kill, or if you’re just looking for a nice place to sit down and eat some breakfast before rushing around the park all day, there are a few different options you can choose from.
Plus, an added benefit if you have restless little ones who have a hard time sitting still for too long, there are characters from Winnie The Pooh wandering around!
PRO TIP: If you want to have a sit-down meal before heading off to explore the magical world of Disney, I recommend making an early reservation. The earliest you can book is about an hour before the park opens which gives you time to enjoy some yummy food and get to all the rides in time.
4. Best place to grab lunch in Magic Kingdom
Lunch is the busiest time of day for Magic Kingdom restaurants!
Depending on how much time you have, you may want to grab a quick bite, or sit down somewhere to eat if you’re already tuckered out from all the adventures Magic Kingdom has to offer. Here are the best places to go!
4.1 For something quick
My go-to for a quick bite for lunch in Magic Kingdom is Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe. The tex-mex menu is always a good choice (think nachos, tacos, etc). They also have one of the biggest seating areas in the whole theme park so you’re bound to find a place to sit.
Friar’s Nook is also a great place to grab a quick bite with a delicious menu.
4.2 Sit-down lunch at Magic Kingdom
If you want a table service experience for lunch at Magic Kingdom, head on over to the Be Our Guest Restaurant located in Fantasyland. This is a nice laid-back meal in The Beast’s Castle. The ambiance is perfectly entertaining for Disney enthusiasts and provides a great place to sit down and enjoy a nice meal while still getting the Disney experience.
5. Best place to grab dinner at the Magic Kingdom
If you’re in Magic Kingdom all day, you are definitely going to want to grab some dinner before heading home. Alternatively, if you are planning on watching the fireworks, be sure to book an early dinner around 5:00 PM or 6:00 PM.
5.1 For something quick
There are so many quick-service restaurants on this list that are perfect for a quick dinner. However, if you find yourself near Liberty Square or Fantasyland, definitely go to the Columbia Harbour House for a great selection of seafood.
5.2 Sit-down dinner at Magic Kingdom
If you are looking for the quintessential Disney dining experience that your family will absolutely love, book Cinderella’s Royal Table in advance. Your trip to Magic Kingdom is not complete without this classic Disney experience.
Bear in mind this is one of the hardest reservations to get at Magic Kingdom.
Another good option for comfort food is The Plaza Restaurant, which comes at a more affordable price and is easier to get a reservation.
|🥐 Best for breakfast:
|Main Street Bakery
|🥙 Best for dinner:
|Cinderella’s Royal Table
|🍔 Best quick service:
|👪 Best restaurant for families:
|Be Our Guest Restaurant
FAQs about best restaurants in Magic Kingdom
🥗 What are the best sit down restaurants in Magic Kingdom?
The best sit down restaurants in Magic Kingdom are Skippers Canteen, Be Our Guest, Liberty Tree Tavern, and Cinderella’s Royal Table!
🦐 What are the best Character Dining restaurants in Magic Kingdom?
The best restaurants for Character Dining in Magic Kingdom are Cinderella’s Royal Table and the Crystal Palace.
👪 What are the best Magic Kingdom restaurants for families?
All restaurants in Magic Kingdom are well-suited for families, but Be Our Guest is the best restaurant for families!
🤤 What are the best quick service Magic Kingdom restaurants?
The best Magic Kingdom quick-service restaurants are Casey’s Corner, Columbia Harbor House, Main Street Bakery, and Sleepy Hollow.
There you have it! A list of the best restaurants in Magic Kingdom from a seasoned Disney freak!
A trip to Disney World with the family is always a memorable experience. In my opinion, the food plays a huge part in making the experience all the more memorable.
There are so many places to eat in Magic Kingdom, it will not be difficult to find the perfect place for what you are looking for. Be it quick service or sit-down dining, Magic Kingdom has something for everyone!
Until next time,
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