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There are a dozens of restaurants in Magic Kingdom that have a range of quality. On this page you'll find restaurant ratings submitted by our readers after their own vacations, along with quick descriptions and links to each restaurant's menu. But first, some quick Magic Kingdom dining tips:

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Magic Kingdom Dining Tips

Before you begin eating your way through Magic Kingdom, you need to know:

  • Magic Kingdom table service restaurants are extremely popular, and many of them book up with Dining Reservations months in advance. If you want a quick-service meal, or you want to sit down and be waited on for lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant, read our content on Dining Reservations.

  • Lines at Magic Kingdom counter service restaurants can become massive at peak lunch (12:30 PM) and dinner (6:30 PM) dining times. To avoid these lines eat an early breakfast, early lunch, or late dinner.

  • Be Our Guest Restaurant and Columbia Harbour House menus offer the most variety within the Magic Kingdom. Beyond these, the Magic Kingdom’s fast-food eateries are undistinguished, not to mention about twice as expensive as McDonald’s, for about the same quality. On the positive side, portions are large, sometimes large enough for children to share.

  • Be Our Guest is currently the most popular dining establishment in all of Walt Disney World. Dining Reservations are often gone close to 60 days in advance.

  • Take the monorail to one of the hotels for lunch. The trip takes very little time, and because most guests have left the hotels for the parks, the resorts’ restaurants are often uncrowded. The food is better than the Magic Kingdom’s, the service is faster, the atmosphere is more relaxed, and mixed drinks are available.

  • If you're dining in a table service restaurant in Magic Kingdom and cost is an issue, make lunch your main meal. Entrees are similar to those on the dinner menu, but prices might be lower.

  • Food carts can be found around the Magic Kingdom. They typically sell everything from ice cream novelties to corn dogs, popcorn, and egg rolls.

  • Of the park's seven full-service restaurants, Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square is the best, followed by Be Our Guest (dinner) in Fantasyland and The Plaza Restaurant on Main Street. Skipper Canteen opened in 2015 to average ratings. Cinderella’s Royal Table in the castle and The Crystal Palace on Main Street serve a decent but expensive character buffet. Avoid Tony’s Town Square Restaurant on Main Street.

  • A frequent area of confusion for Disney guests is the topic of tipping at Magic Kingdom. See our page dedicated to everything you need to know about tipping at Walt Disney World.

Every Magic Kingdom table service and quick service restaurant ranked by reader survey responses.

Best Magic Kingdom Table Service Restaurants
Name Quality Disney Dining Plan? Reader Ratings
The Crystal Palace
Fantasyland - Table Service
Fair Yes 92%
Pancakes layered with fresh fruit for breakfast; prime rib, roast pork, and peel-and-eat shrimp for dinner; Thai curry mussels; grilled vegetables with balsamic glaze; pasta with wild mushrooms and chicken; shrimp; and a sundae bar. All-day character dining featuring Winnie the Pooh and friends.
Liberty Tree Tavern
Liberty Square - Table Service
Good Yes 89%
For lunch: New England–style pot roast, roast turkey, and sandwiches. Family-style dining at dinner, with all-you-can-eat turkey, carved beef, and smoked pork loin.
Be Our Guest Restaurant (dinner)
Fantasyland - Table Service
Good Yes 89%
Price Fixe 3-course dinner with choices including filet mignon, lamb chops, bouillabaisse and others.
The Plaza Restaurant
Main Street, U.S.A. - Table Service
Good Yes 88%
Veggie sandwich, club sandwich, chicken-strawberry salad, and ice-cream desserts such as the Plaza banana split or sundae.
Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen
Adventureland- Table Service
Good Yes 85%
Asian, African, and South American flavors. Dishes include Char sui Pork, Steak with Yuca Fries, Stir Fry, Falafel with a Cucumber Salsa, and Pineapple Coconut Cake.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Fantasyland - Table Service
Fair Yes 86%
Creamy lobster soup; seared Scottish salmon; grilled New York strip steak; Chocolate Wave dessert. For kids: fish of the day, fried shrimp, cheesy pasta, and grilled chicken breast. All-day character dining with princesses.
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
Main Street, U.S.A. - Table Service
Poor Yes 73%
For lunch: sausage-and-pepperoni flatbread and spaghetti with meatballs. For dinner: cioppino, braised short rib, and New York strip.
Best Magic Kingdom Quick Service Restaurants
Name Quality Disney Dining Plan? Reader Ratings
Main Street Bakery
Main Street, U.S.A. - Quick Service
Good Yes 94%
Croissants, muffins, danishes, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, cakes, brownies, cookies.
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
Liberty Square - Quick Service
Good Yes 93%
Waffles, funnel cakes, ice cream cookie sandwiches, and waffle sandwiches.
Columbia Harbour House
Liberty Square - Quick Service
Good Yes 92%
Healthful options such as grilled salmon with couscous and broccoli and the Lighthouse Sandwich with hummus and broccoli slaw. Other choices: fried fish and shrimp; lobster rolls; chicken nuggets; child’s plate with macaroni and cheese, PB&J sandwich, chicken nuggets, or tuna sandwich with grapes; New England clam chowder; vegetarian chili; coleslaw; garden salad; chocolate cake, seasonal cobbler, strawberry yogurt.
Gaston's Tavern
Fantasyland - Quick Service
Good Yes 92%
Roast pork shank (the porcine equivalent of the giant turkey leg), hummus with chips, cinnamon rolls, chocolate croissants, LeFou's Brew (frozen apple juice flavored with toasted marshmallow).
Be Our Guest Restaurant (lunch)
Fantasyland - Quick Service
Excellent Yes 89%
Tuna niçoise salad; croque monsieur; carved-turkey and roast-beef sandwiches; braised pork with bacon mashed potatoes; veggie quiche; quinoa salad. Kids’ meals include carved turkey sandwich, pulled pork, a tasty meat loaf, or pasta with marinara sauce.
Golden Oak Outpost
Frontierland - Quick Service
Good Yes 88%
Specialty fries; chicken nuggets, and cookies.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Frontierland - Quick Service
Good Yes 88%
Steak or chicken burritos; rice bowls; chicken or spicy beef southwest salad; roasted vegetables; chili; churros and Greek yogurt.
Casey's Corner
Main Street, U.S.A. - Quick Service
Fair Yes 86%
Hot dogs, corn-dog nuggets, fries, and brownies.
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
Tomorrowland - Quick Service
Good Yes 83%
Rotisserie chicken and ribs; burgers (and vegetarian burgers); hot dogs; Greek salad; chicken, turkey and vegetable sandwiches; chicken-noodle soup; chili-cheese fries; strawberry yogurt for dessert. Kosher choices available by request.
The Pinocchio Village Haus
Fantasyland - Quick Service
Fair Yes 83%
Personal pizzas; chicken nuggets; fries; Caesar salad with chicken; meatball sub sandwiches; Mediterranean salad; kids’ meals of pizza, mac and cheese, or PB&J.
The Lunching Pad
Tomorrowland - Quick Service
Good Yes 82%
Sweet cream-cheese pretzel, frozen sodas, hot dogs.
The Friar’s Nook
Fantasyland - Quick Service
Good Yes 82%
Hot dogs, specialty macaroni and cheese (bacon cheeseburger, blue cheese with balsamic vinegar), veggies and chips with hummus, freshly made potato chips, lemonade slush.
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
Tomorrowland - Quick Service
Fair Yes 79%
One-third-pound Angus bacon cheeseburger; fried-chicken sandwich; chicken nuggets; pasta alone or with shrimp or chicken; lobster roll; beef-and-blue-cheese salad; citrus shrimp salad; chocolate cake, carrot cake, or yogurt for dessert. Only open seasonally.
Tortuga Tavern
Adventureland - Quick Service
Fair Yes 74%
Barbecued pork, chicken, or beef brisket sandwich; roasted corn and vegetable salad; Uncrustables and mac and cheese for kids.

Food Carts

Food carts come and go in Magic Kingdom, but in most lands you'll be able to find bottled beverages, popcorn, and ice cream novelties. Special items include turkey legs (Frontierland), churros, and egg rolls (Adventureland). Don't worry, you're never far from a food cart in Magic Kingdom. While these carts move from time to time (that's why they have wheels), we do try to keep up with them on our comprehensive list of Magic Kingdom food spots.

Seasonal Dining at Magic Kingdom

There are some dining locations at Magic Kingdom that are only open during busier times of year (even then may only open for lunch). These include: