Walt Disney World is host to several fantastic dining options that produce their own magic in tandem with all the magical offerings that come in the form of Park and Resort accolades. With so many options to choose from across the board, Disney has everyone in your group completely covered, regardless of what everyone’s unique tastes entail. And let’s not forget about the versatility in just how mealtimes are carried out here, with options that range from quick-service comforts to grander occasions at sit-down establishments.
For folks visiting Disney World’s iconic Magic Kingdom Park specifically, there’s just so much to see and do. And aside from all those must-do rides and attractions to take in, you’ll find a pleasing variety of different dining setups along the way. Some are quick-service fan favorites that dish up plenty of pleasing timeless hits. Others offer up a full-service dining experience in an intricately themed nook. While preferences for what one may seek varies from Guest to Guest, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 restaurant picks at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park. Here is the lineup.
10. Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
This longtime table-service staple on Main Street, U.S.A. of the Magic Kingdom, is a classic. But it also oftentimes gets mixed reviews. Some would argue that the menu offerings, which showcase traditional Italian cuisine, aren’t significant or stellar enough to be counted as anything special. But we think it’s great, just the same, especially with its Lady and the Tramp theming and motif—a wonderful tribute that any fan of the animated original film from 1955 or newer 2019 live-action remake can greatly appreciate. It also happens to be in an optimal location that allows certain seats spectacular views of the parade procession if you just happen to be there during the grand event.
9. Plaza Restaurant
Here is another well-known establishment based on Main Street, U.S.A. Its turn-of-the-century elegance meets casual American bits and bites at this convenient go-to, which is open from lunchtime on through the late dinner hour daily. It’s a great place to come in and sit down to full table service and enjoy your favorite sandwich, burger, or one of several other specialties as showcased on the menu. They are also known for their fabulous ice cream features, including shakes, sundaes, and even a plant-based Dark Chocolate-Banana-Bread Pudding with Soy Milk Frozen Dessert.
8. Casey’s Corner
While primarily serving as a quick-service hotdog stop on Main Street, U.S.A., this baseball-themed eating establishment is actually a pretty big deal with many folks. With a setting that plays constant loops of classic cartoons, an onsite pianist, and choose-your-own seating, it’s a pretty fun, family-oriented place that gets right to the heart of casual enjoyment and simple pleasures.
Think there isn’t much diversity in a menu that primarily consists of hotdog specialties? Think again. From all-beef Chicago foot-longs to chili dogs featuring Walt’s Own Chili recipe and even what’s known as Corn Dog Nuggets, there’s plenty of doggone diversity on the menu here. And vegans take note of their special Plant-based Dog and Plant-based Loaded Slaw Dog. Other options on the menu include chili, fries, Frozen Mint Julep Lemonade, and their Pressed Penny Silk Pie.
7. Crystal Palace
If you can’t get enough of good food served up in a fun, all-you-can-eat format, then go no further than this longtime favorite buffet within the Magic Kingdom. Also located right along Main Street, U.S.A, this large setup—housed within what is designed to appear as a massive Victorian-style greenhouse—offers up an abundance of American classics to dive into. They’re open daily for lunch and dinner with special character dining, including Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore.
6. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café
Here is another famed Magic Kingdom Park quick-service establishment of acclaim. This one, on location in Frontierland, is renowned for its Tex-Mex medleys as well as burgers, rice bowls, and specialty salads. Their desserts deliver on flavorful fun as well, with such offerings as EARidescence Nugget Churros, Teddie Berra’s Swingin’ Shortcake, and the Bear Tracks Slushy. And the awesome old west setting for the eatery carries out the motif in such a perfect way. With plenty of available seating to pick and choose from, it makes a great spot to dine as a family.
5. Columbia Harbour House
Here’s a longtime Liberty Square favorite, renowned for serving up New England-inspired coastal cuisine and American comforts. It’s almost easy to forget that this is a quick-service eatery, given its classy, nautical décor and overall setting, which includes onsite seating for those wishing to stay a while. It’s a cozy little setup, and the featured food offerings are plentiful—catering to so many different tastes to satisfy countless numbers of Guests who count Columbia Harbour House as a convenient Park favorite go-to.
4. Cinderella’s Royal Table
Who can pass on the opportunity to eat within the walls of the one and only Cinderella Castle? That’s just what you get to do at this classic Magic Kingdom Park hit. It’s fairytale fare at its finest, with its signature dining setup and whimsical castle décor surrounding you throughout your entire time here. From beloved breakfast staples incorporating all the classics and newly discovered novelties alike to delectable variations for lunch and dinnertime, you’re in for a feast fit for royalty every time you dine here.
3. Be Our Guest Restaurant
For the ultimate “Guest” treatment, you really should consider a magical meal at this wonderfully elaborate dining spot. Based in the Park’s Fantasyland, Be Our Guest Restaurant has been charming folks for several years now with its Beauty and the Beast-inspired theming, including three distinct dining rooms –The Grand Ballroom, The Castle Gallery, and The West Wing. All have their own unique callouts and intricate touches.
Not to be outdone, the restaurant features an array of enchanted entrée enticements available prix fixe for Guests to pick and choose from. Whatever you choose, the meal results in a fabulous three-course indulgence—a beautiful delight that can satisfy even the most beastly of appetites.
2. Liberty Tree Tavern/Diamond Horseshoe
If a bountiful all-you-care-to-enjoy hearty family-style feast is what you crave most, there is no better place than Liberty Tree Tavern. Rightfully located in the heart of Liberty Square, you’re in for the ultimate Thanksgiving meal, whatever time of year it happens to be. The restaurant’s theme conveys that of early American Colonial style, and the quaint setup makes you feel as though you are a Guest in the home of a welcoming friend.
The mealtime experience to tuck into at Liberty Tree Tavern is rated as one of the very best dining designations at Magic Kingdom Park, as well as in all of Walt Disney World by extension. Currently, the Magic Kingdom’s old western-themed Diamond Horseshoe table-service establishment at Frontierland too features the same all-you-care-to-enjoy offerings as well, making the plentiful possibilities available to Guests in two locations—twice as nice.
1. Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
This is, hands-down, one of the most raved about dining establishments within Magic Kingdom Park. If you enjoy Disney’s popular Jungle Cruise attraction, then you’ll absolutely love dining at this fun, family-favorite table-service restaurant in Adventureland. Off-duty skippers full of humorous banter help to make you and your party get your fill even more with cleverly named house specialties that are all so flavorful it’s no laughing matter. But you’ll still find plenty to laugh at in the way of the establishment’s overall theming, not to mention how happy you’ll be by the entire experience. It’s just the right amount casual while still delivering on exceptional service—a wild excursion into epicurean excitement.
There are many other places where you can savor an array of magical choices throughout the Magic Kingdom and within the vast range of Walt Disney World’s three other theme parks and at Resorts. Whether you crave a mouthwatering meal, satisfying snacks, or even a sweet treat to lift you up, Disney has all you could ever possibly crave and more.