Best Places to Eat in Magic Kingdom
Are you looking for the best places to eat in Magic Kingdom? We are here to help you narrow down your search!
Disney’s Magic Kingdom is referred to as “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Perhaps the crowning jewel of all Disney parks, a Magic Kingdom holiday will surely deliver a great experience and tons of fun. When prepping for a Disney getaway you take the time to plan transportation, hotel, and even time off from work so generally the last thing on your mind is where to eat.
There’s undoubtedly tons of great options, but depending on what you’re looking for in your dining experience some choices are better than others. Read on to see our top picks for the best places to eat in Magic Kingdom and find which option best meets your needs regardless of breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a tasty treat! And if you have one of the Disney Dining Plans, we have included both Table Service and Quick Service options on our list.
Each restaurant has a different atmosphere, experience, menu, and price range so take a look at this list before walking into the first eatery you find.
Want to grab a bite before starting a busy day in the park? Here are our top choices for a magical first meal of the day:
If you want a quick bite: Need just a little something to jump-start your day? Head over to Sleepy Hollow, here you can something cheap (under $10!) and quick to eat on the go. Waffles, sandwiches, and even waffle sandwiches is what you’ll find here. There’s no indoor seating, but you can get some nice pictures with the castle on your way in or out.
If you want a bigger meal: Some people need a nice sit down breakfast to get their day going. While it is pricier, breakfast at the Crystal Palace will not disappoint. You have the buffet option, character interaction, and a huge beautiful ballroom. You’ll need a reservation here and a great insider tip is that the characters here are known for celebrating special occasions. If someone in your group has a birthday or anniversary—make a note of it on the reservation!
If you just need some caffeine: Maybe breakfast isn’t really your thing and you’re only looking for a coffee—your best bet is to hit Main Street Bakery, here you can get Starbucks drinks and pastries. The perfect combo for those who want to stroll around the park as they eat.
If you want something sweet: Looking for something on the sweeter side first thing in the morning? No judgement here! The Sleepy Hollow refreshments spot has a to-die-for Nutella Waffle Sandwich. While not the healthiest of options, it is delicious and you are on vacation. The food is delicious, but the outdoor seating is what impresses us the most, drop in for breakfast here and you’ll start your day with an amazing view of Cinderella’s Castle. Another plus is that many of the treats here are portable so you can make it as quick as you’d like.
You’ve been running around all morning and you need something to refuel so that you can finish out the day on a high note. There are tons of great options when it comes to lunch:
If your group is adventurous: No picky eaters in the crew? Great! You should definitely check out Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen. This is a truly all-encompassing experience—from characters to menu your fun won’t stop just because you sat down for an hour or two. For one of the more interesting restaurants in the park there’s no need for reservations as walk-ins are welcome and the wait times are usually short. Creative dishes with Asian influences, reasonable prices, and an awesome atmosphere make this one of our top choices!
If you want options: Sometimes you just want a little variety and at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café that’s exactly what you’ll get. This counter service restaurant serves burritos, fajita platters, and even churros! We love the famous self-serve “Famous Fixins” bar that’s fully equipped with many sauces, salsas, and peppers. The prices are reasonable and they have large indoor seating and multiple bathrooms!
If you want to treat yourself: A beautiful place with an enchanting atmosphere, Be Our Guest, will give you and your family the chance to dine like royalty. We love this luxury spot for many reasons—for starters it’s huge. You have the option of three dining spots: the Grand Ballroom, the West Wing, and the Castle Gallery. The menu is comprised of delicious French offerings, the prices are reasonable, and it’s the perfect place to unwind. However, keep in mind you must make a reservation at least 180 days in advance.
If you want to play it safe: Regardless of if you have a picky eater in the group or you just can’t be bothered with any more decisions the best place to find a great burger, yummy frozen drinks, and sweet views is the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant. While there is no indoor seating there are lots of covered open-air seats available. The menu is reasonably priced and will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
You’ve had a memorable and fun-filled day at the park and now you and your crew are ready to relax, grab a bite, and call it a night. See our favorite places for dinner:
If you want quick service + atmosphere: Good food and a great atmosphere aren’t much to ask for when you’re at Magic Kingdom. If that’s all you want head over to Columbia Harbour House. There you’ll find a variety of seafood options, a great outdoor patio, and incredible views of the castle.
If you have a big appetite: For those looking for quantity over quality The Diamond Horseshoe is your best bet. While the food is good, the portions are incomparable to other restaurants throughout Magic Kingdom. With fixed menu prices ($33 for adults and $19 for kids) you can get a nice sized portion of veggies with barbecue turkey, ham, or stewed beef. While it isn’t the flashiest when it comes to experience it does have a nice Old West feel.
If you want something romantic: Are you traveling with that special someone? Show them how much you care by ending your magical day with an incredible experience at Be Our Guest. Yes, we did say this is a great place for a family lunch, but dinner is a different story. Being in the Beast’s castle at night is magical and the service is unmatched. Treat your loved one to an all-out experience here for a date that will be unforgettable.
Hopefully our breakdown of each restaurant made it easier for you to decide where to dine during your Magic Kingdom visit. Although dining is a huge part of your overall Disney park experience you don’t always have to pop in for a meal to have something delicious.
Maybe you’re looking for a between meals pick-me-up and if that’s the case Magic Kingdom has a ton of great snack options. Check out our favorites here and see why we love them!
For those mid-day cravings or times when you just want something refreshing you have tons of options. Here are our favorites:
Westward Ho: For the lemonade lovers this is the place to go! Swing by here and grab a lemonade slush to go (there’s no other choice since there is no seating available).
Gaston’s Tavern: Pick up a delicious cinnamon roll and a souvenir while enjoying an entertaining themed locale.
Sunshine Tree Terrace: Truly the best for big-time fruit fans as you have a variety of options here—piña coladas, fruit slush, and citrus swirls!
Maurice’s Amazing Popping Machine: This cute kiosk features popcorn, frozen bananas, Mickey ice cream bars, and many beverages.
Main Street Confectionery: Our top choice for a place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here you can get fudge, cotton candy, and a variety of Mickey shaped goodies!
If you’re not hungry after reading through this post you surely will be after walking around Magic Kingdom. We hope all of this information will be helpful when making choices for your Disney adventure!