6. Electric Umbrella
Epcot presents a vast array of dining options to choose from, but one longtime counter service option that has remained a popular pick for countless visitors over the years is Electric Umbrella. You’ll find this famed eatery situated right in the heart of Future World, dishing up all your favorite American classics, from burgers to chicken nuggets, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, and more, all of which fall below the $15 marker. With plenty of seating available both indoors and out, even larger families and extended groups can easily stop to share in a fulfilling meal while on course in making their rounds about the park.
7. Sunshine Seasons
This food court located within The Land Pavilion, also on Epcot’s Future World side, is so much more than just a food court. With its profuse, fresh offerings and diversified selections to suit many different tastes and interests, this place is more so a “mega” food court in its own right. They open bright and early at 9 a.m. and remain open until the park’s usual 9 p.m. closing time, all the while presenting a bountiful range of selections to choose from.
The various grilling stations dish up mouthwatering selections, including Asian-inspired delights and wood-fired enticements, incorporating fresh greenhouse-grown accompaniments. The vast array of grab-and-go options, available at any given time during the day, also adds convenience. All in all, the bountiful selections to be enjoyed here orchestrate an outstanding value to match their outstanding taste, with no items exceeding $15, and most falling well below that line.
8. The Fountain
Nearby at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel you’ll discover an all-new updated twist on classic American diner grub at The Fountain. While maintaining the retro ambiance in theme and décor, including counter seating in addition to tables and chairs, the fresh new modern appeal here is primarily summarized by the novelty cuisine choices that pair perfectly with the traditional staples you already know and love so well.
From burgers, hot dogs, salads, soups, and all those other classics, to new spins on favorites like the Black Bean Burger for vegetarians, this place is hopping to a beat that won’t disappoint. Even the Kids’ menu is laden with plenty of possibilities. And like all great diners and malt shops, there are plenty of sweet endings to top off a great meal, like shakes, sundaes, and even specialty concoctions that blend the goodness of frozen drinks with spirited sendoffs.
The Create-Your-Own Sundae option at only $6 is another excellent pick. But if you’re feeling bold there’s always the decadent, and admittedly most expensive selection of all—the Fountain Funnel, priced at $28.99. With the aforementioned exception, all the other items on the menu are excellent bargains, with the most expensive regular menu feature falling just below the $18 marker.
9. Sunset Ranch Market
A group of counter service eateries can be found along Sunset Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and while each one is its own entity, together they make up what’s known as Sunset Ranch Market. The lineup is comprised of Rosie’s All-American Café, Catalina Eddie’s, Fairfax Fare, Anaheim Produce, and Hollywood Scoops—making for plenty of affordable options to choose from, all in a one-stop eating destination with lots of available seating.
Rosie’s All-American Café vends primarily of quick casual eats like burgers, sandwiches, and chicken nuggets, while Catalina Eddie’s is known best for pizza and Caesar salad fixings. Fairfax Fare keeps to a Latin beat with enticing favorites like fajitas, empanadas, rice bowls, and other traditional offerings, including hot dogs, sandwiches, and vegetarian selections.
For a fresh fruit or veggie fixing, or even just a light snack to pair your meal with, pop on over to Anaheim Produce. Then, for a chillingly sweet ending head for Hollywood Scoops to enjoy hand-dipped ice cream, specialty sundaes, and many other novelties. Among all the stands comprising of what’s known as Sunset Ranch Market, all menu selections are excellently priced well within the $15 or under marker.
10. Olivia’s Café
This quaint and casual table service pick at Disney’s Old Key West remains another one of Walt Disney World Resort’s best-kept secret food destinations. With a laid-back island-style approach to food and hospitality, the menu fixings here primarily convey the essence of traditional American classics along with sizzling specialties straight from the Florida Keys.
The usual daily breakfast items here hover around $14 to $18, with weekend brunch selections typically ranging from $14 to $25 (not including specialty cocktails). Lunch and dinner options also pack an excellent and robust value considering all they entail. What’s more, the Kids’ menu boasts a vast array of versatile selections to choose from as well, including two Build-Your-Own-Taco options ranging from $10 to $12, Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs at just $10, and other delightful choices.