Heading to Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort and looking to experience the best food on offer without blowing your budget?
In that case, you’re likely going to want quick-service dining options.
However, with so many to choose from it can be hard to know where to eat – and in most cases, the pressure is on to make sure you get it right and maximise every delicious, magical meal.
Luckily we’ve done the hard work for you and gone ahead and ranked what we believe to be the best quick-service restaurants at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
1. Casey’s Corner
Casey’s Corner is in our opinion the best quick-service restaurant in Walt Disney Worlds Magic Kingdom.
Located at the end of Main Street opposite the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor this restaurant has a host of outdoor seating options and provides fantastic food at an incredibly reasonable price.
The hot dogs at Casey’s Corner aren’t run-of-the-mill hot dogs that you’d find just anywhere.
Instead, they are crafted, gastro hot dogs with a range of toppings available including; Walt’s Favorite Chilli Recipe, cheese, barbecue sauce, pickles, tomatoes and more.
While hot dogs are at the core of this menu there are alternative items available including plant-based hot dogs, chilli-cheese fries, chilli and the absolutely incredible pressed penny silk pie.
2. Columbia Harbour House
If hot dogs aren’t quite your thing, consider heading to what we deem to be the second-best quick-service restaurant in all of Magic Kingdom; Columbia Harbour House.
Located in Liberty Square, this incredible restaurant serves up a range of classic American-style dishes including soups, sandwiches, seafood, and more.
Some of our favourite choices when eating here include the Lighthouse Sandwich and the Lobster Roll – both of which you won’t find anywhere else in the park.
When it comes to seating, this restaurant is set over two floors ensuring that there’s more than enough space for everyone.
3. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
If you’re looking to dine on some delicious Mexican cuisine then be sure to head to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe located in Frontierland.
Some of our favourite dishes here (although it can be hard to choose) include the fajita platter, the chicken nachos and the pork carnitas rice bowl.
With prices at this restaurant generally starting from $9.49 and increasing to roughly $11.99 depending on the dish you order you can comfortably get a drink and a main for $20 with change.
4. Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe
There are two times in which we’ll head to Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe.
The first is if it’s warm, the restaurant here is huge and there’s pretty much always seating available in an open air-conditioned space.
The second is if we simply don’t fancy eating anything else from the top three quick-service restaurants mentioned above.
That’s because Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe is somewhat of a catch-all when it comes to meal choices which include BBQ sandwiches, bacon cheeseburgers and even greek salads.
No doubt as our son gets older we’ll also head to Cosmic Rays Starlight Cafe for a third reason, the unique entertainment of stellar musical artist, Sonny Eclipse.
5. Pinocchio Village Haus
Personally, we don’t eat at Pinocchio Village Haus as much for the food as we do for the incredible theming and awesome view of “It’s A Small World” which is sure to keep kids entertained.
The menu here is relatively simple and made up of pizza-style flatbread, chicken parmesan pasta, chicken nuggets and antipasto salad.
However, unlike some of the other quick-service restaurants in Magic Kingdom, Pinocchio Village Haus only has one plant-based meal; penne pasta with marina.
6. Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow offers a range of breakfast and snack items throughout the day including the classic Mickey-shaped waffles and a delicious funnel cake.
Situated in Liberty Square, this quick-service restaurant would be significantly higher on our list had we been limiting our list to the best quick-service restaurants for breakfast.
There are a select number of savoury items served at Sleepy Hollow better suited for lunch or dinner at Magic Kingdom including a corn dog and chicken-waffle sandwich.
However, the range of meals available and the quality of these items don’t match some of the restaurants listed higher on this list in our opinion.
7. Gastons Tavern
Ranked seventh on our list of the best quick-service restaurants in Magic Kingdom is Gaston’s Tavern.
This is predominantly due to the restrictive food menu here which is made up of just one savoury item; a ham, provolone and swiss cheese sandwich.
The other two savoury items on the menu are sweet and include a warm cinnamon roll and an incredible Goofy dome cake.
Luckily the drinks menu here is slightly more extensive and includes LeFou’s Brew, cold brew, orange juice and of course, the classic fountain beverages.
8. Tortuga Tavern
Tortuga Taven has some creative menu options which depending on your tastebuds may make this quick-service restaurant higher on your list.
While the menu isn’t as extensive as others, it still includes chicken strips, barbecued slaw dogs, teriyaki burgers and sandwiches.
Located in Adventureland just next to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, this quick-service restaurant has a small amount of indoor and outdoor seating and makes for a great meeting point if you’re waiting for people coming off nearby rides.
9. The Lunching Pad
Situated underneath The People Mover in Tomorrowland is The Lunching Pad.
This small quick-service location serves a limited savoury and snack menu including; hot dogs, swings and pretzels.
Sadly, there is limited outdoor seating here (which with the size of the hot dogs you’re going to need) otherwise it would have been higher on the list.
10. The Friars Nook
While the menu served at The Friars Nook is extensive I’ve never found it to be as exciting or good quality as many of the other quick service restaurants on this list.
The majority of the many is centred around macaroni cheese and includes hot dogs, burgers and bratwurst.
Located in Fantasyland, it’s sadly one of our last resorts when it comes to dining in Magic Kingdom on a budget.
11. Golden Oak Outpost
Located just at the edge of Frontierland is the Golden Oak Outpost.
Sadly, this small quick-service restaurant has limited outdoor seating and a small menu which makes it one of our least favourite places to eat in Magic Kingdom.
The menu here includes slue foot sue, Walt’s chilli-cheese fries and chicken strips, none of which sadly in our opinion are all that exciting when compared to some of the other options available at the park.