Welcome back to DADventure Disney’s round table of some of my favorite Disney Fan Parents on Instagram.
Every week, I work alongside this merry band of Disney fan parents to find our Top 10 favorites in all things Disney. See ALL our lists by clicking HERE!
This week, the group consists of these Disney Parent Panelists:
@disenchanted.dad & @dismoms,
and yours truly @dadventuredisney.
You can also follow our joint account – @DisneyParentsPanel!
Our topic this week: Top 10 Favorite Quick Service/Counter Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World is ALMOST as much about the food as it is meeting your favorite Disney characters. Sit down restaurants and full meals are nice – but a quick bite of some AMAZING food is what it’s all about! Disney refers to these counter service spots as Quick Service and there are MANY MANY MANY options to choose from all around Walt Disney World.
The Disney Parents Panel took on the daunting task of finding our consensus TOP 10 Quick Service Spots and I’m drooling just thinking about them.
We came up with OVER 40 different spots to vote for! 16 at the Magic Kingdom, 8 at Disney Springs, 7 at Epcot, 4 each in the Disney Resorts and at Animal Kingdom, and 2 over at Hollywood Studios.
So get your notebook ready and take some notes – these spots have to be on your MUST GO list for food at Disney.
After you view our list, hit the comment below and let us know what you think of our list and what would make YOUR Top 10!
Let’s do it!
Top 10 Score: 1.90, nominated on 2 of 10 ballots. 1 first place vote.
The manliest of manly places, Gaston’s Tavern serves up such satisfying snacks as mixed vegetables cups, hummus with chips, fruit cups and warm cinnamon rolls. Plus, enjoy refreshing beverages like LeFou’s Brew—the restaurant’s signature non-alcoholic drink.
Gaston’s Tavern has arguably the best cinnamon roll in all of Disney!
Woody’s Lunch Box
Toy Story Land | Hollywood Studios
Top 10 Score: 2.00, nominated on 3 of 10 ballots.
Lasso your hunger with a meal from Woody’s Lunch Box! During your Toy Story Land adventures, be sure to drop by this food stop for a toy-riffic meal. Dishing out all sorts of tasty treats for “honorary toys,” Woody’s Lunch Box features classic American fare, old-fashioned soda floats and other Toy Story-themed specialties.
The Lunch Box Tarts are NOT to be missed!
Be Our Guest Restaurant
Top 10 Score: 2.50, nominated on 3 of 10 ballots. 2 first place votes.
This (nearly impossible) Advanced Dining Reservation spot actually IS Quick Service for breakfast and lunch! On your first day to make ADRs – make sure this one is on the list!
Breakfast Is Served
Start your day off with coffee, juice, Bellinis, mimosas and assorted pastries. Menu highlights include the fluffy quiche or croque madame breakfast sandwich, each perfectly prepared to soothe the hungriest beast.
A Regal Lunch
Enjoy a delicious, expeditious lunch in a majestic setting—Mrs. Potts insists! Indulge your midday palate with a grilled carved ham sandwich smothered in béchamel and served with pommes frites, or try a delightful tuna niçoise salad. Other lunch favorites include the French dip and turkey sandwiches. Mini-beasts can enjoy popular kids menu choices like whole-grain macaroni and grilled cheese.
Quick-Service, at Your Service
When it comes to breakfast and lunch, our Guests rule! Order from a touch-screen terminal and soon your food will magically appear at your table. For cash orders or special dietary requests, Cast Members are also available to assist you.
Reservations are strongly recommended for all meal periods.
Top 10 Score: 2.60, nominated on 3 of 10 ballots. 1 first place vote.
A Mix of Mouthwatering Flavors
Once inside, peruse the eye-catching menu and take your pick from a variety of starter snacks, sandwiches, salads and fresh market sides―a perfect complement to the glistening chicken, pork or fish prepared on the smoker. A slice of cake or pie made from locally sourced ingredients will provide a sweet ending to your delectable meal. Have little ones in tow? They’ll love digging into classic American bites like sliced smoked turkey breast, mac and cheese and chicken tenders.
Oh yeah – it’s one of our Top 10 Favorite Spots for an Adult Beverage, too!
All Drinks Served On Tap
Welcome to a beverage wonderland where everything flows from a spout, from draft beer to classic cocktails to tasty wine. Bourbon fans will be in heaven when they cast their eyes on The Polite Pig’s impressive whiskey collection―it includes hard-to-find varieties crafted by Pappy Van Winkle.
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
Top 10 Score: 2.90, nominated on 5 of 10 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Fill the hollow in your belly with a tasty treat at this quaint brick cottage by Cinderella Castle. Choose between sweet waffle sandwiches or funnel cakes topped with strawberries and whipped cream.
The Churro Ice Cream Sandwich may be one of the all-time greatest snack items in all of Disney!
Flame Tree BBQ
Top 10 Score: 3.00, nominated on 4 of 10 ballots.
Soak up saucy views as you smack your lips to an assortment of smokehouse meat and chicken dinners—served alongside our signature baked beans and coleslaw. For more refreshing fare, stick your fork in a selection of fresh salads!
Recently I told a fellow Disney Dad we were making this Top 10 and his response “If Flame Tree isn’t on the list then your list is garbage.” HA!
La Cantina de San Angel
Epcot | Mexico Pavilion
Top 10 Score: 3.40, nominated on 6 of 10 ballots.
Munch on Mexican favorites by World Showcase Lagoon—including tacos de barbacoa, empanadas con queso and guacamole, along with treats like churros and traditional fruit popsicles.
Draft beers, margaritas and Mexican sodas are also available.
Top 10 Score: 4.20, nominated on 6 of 10 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Tots AND Corn Dogs – what’s not to absolutely LOVE!? Baseball on Main Street U.S.A. – doesn’t get more America than that!
Hit it out of the park with American baseball favorites: hot dogs, corn dog nuggets, French fries and ice-cold lemonade slushies. You may even catch Jim tickling the ivories to ragtime tunes outside. Soft drinks are also available.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
Top 10 Score: 4.20, nominated on 8 of 10 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Rustle up some grub at this Old West saloon! Tell tall tales over chicken fajitas, taco trios and the Southwest Burger—all before riding off into the sunset to the taste of sweet treats like mini churros with dipping chocolate.
One of the best kids’ menu for a Quick Service spot, too!
Animal Kingdom | Pandora
Top 10 Score: 4.50, nominated on 7 of 10 ballots. 1 first place vote.
Discover healthful dishes and familiar flavors from another world—wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and hearty proteins.
Owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE), Satu’li Canteen supplies travelers all the comforts of home—courtesy of a unique, fast-casual menu that’s been crafted from Pandora’s natural abundance.
Featuring international-inspired cuisine, vegetarian options and specialty libations, it’s the perfect place to refuel as you venture through the Valley of Mo’ara.
What are your never miss Quick Service spots at Walt Disney World? Are you adding any of our spots to you list for next time?
Keith & the Disney Parents Panel