Hillary Van Way
Best Quick Service in Disney World
Updated: Aug 19, 2020
I know that there are lots of restaurants that are not on my list, but these are just five quick service picks that I have personally visited and love.
Eight Spoon Cafe - Animal Kingdom
This is a little cart kind of hidden in Discovery Island in Animal Kingdom. They serve deliciously baked macaroni and cheese with the option of adding pulled pork or shrimp with sweet chili sauce. I had heard a lot about this place right before my trip in August 2017, so I decided to try it when I wanted a light lunch that wasn't too expensive. These three baked macaroni dishes are each less than $7, which is crazy cheap for Disney! There are a few tables next to this food kiosk to enjoy your meal and people watch.
Pinocchio Village Haus - Magic Kingdom
I always recommend this place to everyone who asks for food suggestions in Magic Kingdom. It has a lot of different food options, and I love the atmosphere--not to mention that there are some tables inside that overlook "it's a small world." They have sandwiches, salads, pastas, chicken fingers, and flatbreads. I have gotten the adult-sized Caprese Flatbread and loved it. The last time I went, I actually ordered a Pepperoni Flatbread off of the kid's menu, and it came with a Danimals yogurt, applesauce, and a bottle of water. All for less than $8. Park Tip: a great way to save money on quick service meals is to order off of the kid's menu, even if you're well over the age of a child (like me). This restaurant can get super busy during lunch time, but there is a lot of indoor seating, so you shouldn't have trouble getting a seat in the A/C.
La Cantina de San Angel - Epcot
While I LOVE the San Angel Inn Restaurante that's inside of the Mexican Temple in World Showcase, Table Service restaurants can get pricy when you consider expensive entrees and in turn, having to leave a hefty tip. This Quick Service restaurant right across from the Mexican Temple has authentic and great food for well-under half the price that you would spend at San Angel Inn Restaurante. They serve tacos, salad, empanadas, guacamole and chips, nachos, and even chicken strips for kids! All of their entrees are under $14, which may seem pricy but when you think of the time you're saving by eating a quick meal as opposed to a sit down meal, it gives you more time to explore Epcot. My one complaint about this Quick Service restaurant is the limited seating it offers. However, if you can grab a seat under the restaurant's small gazebo that overlooks the Epcot lagoon, it is a beautiful spot to eat!
Be Our Guest Restaurant - Magic Kingdom
I have never been lucky enough to snag a dinner reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant, but I was able to eat breakfast there a few years ago and enjoyed it just as much! You get to dine inside of the Beast's castle, which is so beautifully done. It really feels like you've just stepped into the Beauty and the Beast movie--complete with beautiful chandeliers. I ordered the Feast a La Gaston, which came with eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes, and a plate full of pastries. I ate here when I was on the Disney Dining Plan, so the $25 breakfast that I ordered was a steal for only being credited as a Quick Service. If you want to eat at a unique place that gives a lot of food for the amount of money that you're paying, I highly recommend eating here for a Quick Service breakfast! Breakfast pricing is about $25 per entrée. Lunch is significantly cheaper (less than $20 per entrée).
Resort Food Courts
Maybe I am weird, but I love eating at my resort food court for a quick service breakfast. To me, it is just easier to roll out of bed and eat breakfast BEFORE getting to the parks instead of rushing to a park and then having to wait in a long line to eat. Another reason why I love resort food courts is because most of them serve Mickey-shaped waffles. I most recently ordered the Mickey waffles from the kid's menu at the Pop Century Food Court, and it included sausage or bacon, fruit on top of the waffles, and a chocolate milk. It was less than $7 and was a super quick breakfast. Resort food courts have so many options that it makes it easy to eat with a large group of people who have different food preferences. For breakfast, they serve things like: waffles, pancakes, eggs and bacon, biscuits, French toast, and so much more. Some people hate the idea of food courts, but if you're trying to please a large group of people (or a family of picky eaters), this might be the easiest option for eating!
What is your favorite Quick Service restaurant in Disney World, and what do you order there?