I Can’t Believe It’s Not Table Service: 8 Disney World Meals You Won’t Believe Are From Quick Service Restaurants

Who says you have to go to a table service restaurant to get a good meal in Disney World? We sure don’t!

Be Our Guest Dining Room

In fact, there are several quick service spots in the parks and resorts that are just as good as full service restaurants — and in some cases, better!

Here are 8 meals you won’t believe are “fast” food!

1. Tuna Nicoise Salad at Be Our Guest Restaurant 

Tuna Nicoise Salad

Be Our Guest is a unique dining location in that it is Quick Service at breakfast and lunch, but Table Service at dinner. However, just because it’s Quick Service at lunch, doesn’t mean you aren’t going to get a high-quality meal! In fact, several of their offerings could make this list!

But one that really stands out is the Tuna Nicoise Salad. Warm seared tuna steaks sit alongside a bed of greens, hard boiled eggs, and potatoes, and make for a delicious lunch. This is truly a fine meal that you wouldn’t expect at a Quick Service location!

2. Pot Roast at ABC Commissary 

ABC Commissary Pot Roast

ABC Commissary recently started accepting reservations for dinner — but it’s still a Quick Service spot. (Think “Be Our Guest” style on this one.) And with the new system, they added this pot roast, which is delicious!

The nice, juicy meat sits on a bed of mashed potatoes with root veggies (carrots, parsnips, squash), and is topped with gravy. This comfort food meal is hearty and tasty!

3. Build Your Own Bowls at Satu’li Canteen

Satu’li Canteen Tofu Bowl

One of the most unique offerings — quick or table service — are the build your own bowls in Pandora’s Satu’li Canteen! Travelers start by selecting their base (salad mix, potato hash, beans, or rice), and adding a protein (chicken, beef, tofu, or shrimp and noodle.) Finish your masterpiece by topping it off with a sauce, and voila!

These are a great option for something a little lighter and healthier in the park, but still packed with lots of flavor!

4. Pepito Ternara at Pepe

Pepito Ternera

Pepe is the Quick Service counter-part to the new signature restaurant Jaleo by Jose Andres. All of the sandwiches are incredible, and many are made with traditional Spanish pan de cristal bread. My favorite is the Pepito Ternera, which comes loaded with lots of high-quality flat-iron steak. And don’t forget to grab a glass of their signature sangria while you’re there!

5. Quiche at Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles

Quiche

Just about anything at Les Halles is fabulous, but one of the best things is the quiche! They have two options, Quiche Lorraine with ham and cheese or Quiche Florentine with spinach and goat cheese. The perfectly flaky crust is filled with the warm eggy filling and it is delightful! Make sure you pop into the back of the France pavilion,  pick something decadent and you’ll be transported to Paris.

6. Pork Shoulder at  Polite Pig

Pork Shoulder and sides

Polite Pig is brought to us by James Beard award nominees James and Julie Petrakis and you can absolutely tell. The upscale BBQ joint features all different types of proteins, from plank-grilled salmon to a smoked half-chicken. One of our favorites is the pork shoulder. Like the other entrees, its served with jalapeno cornbread, signature slaw, and your choice of a market side. YUM.

7.  Power Salad at Sunshine Seasons

Power Salad

Sunshine Seasons is another great place to grab a healthy meal in the parks. Set up like a food court, you’ll be able to find something for everyone in the family! Some of the best items are the oak-grilled meats, which are served with sides, or on top of salads like this Power Salad.

8. Salmon at the Columbia Harbour House

Salmon

One of our favorite Quick Service dishes is found at Magic Kingdom’s Columbia Harbour House. This salmon, paired with couscous and broccoli is far from fast food. It’s delicious and a great choice if you want something lighter in the park.

 

Tell us — what are some of your favorite Quick Service spots that surprised you with their quality and taste? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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9 Replies to “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Table Service: 8 Disney World Meals You Won’t Believe Are From Quick Service Restaurants”

  1. I see all of those choices, their price ranges and then I feel exponentially better about the sandwiches and snacks we bring into the parks.

  2. Some of these are very good options, but I have never said “I can’t believe it’s not table service” to any of these locations. A table service meal is going to run $20+. None of these are worth $20+ even by Disney standards.

  3. My husband had to return the Tuna Nicoise when we had lunch at Be Our Guest because the tuna had turned. Our server said he was not the first one to do so. Hopefully it was just that one day. The pork was delicious though.

  4. Appreciate the article, but you don’t clarify where the quick service meal is located. In case you didn’t know, Disney World is kind of a big place.

    1. 1. Be our Guest – Magic Kingdom

      2. ABC Commissary – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

      3. Satu’li Canteen – Animal Kingdom

      4. Pepe – Disney Springs (Westside)

      5. Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles – Epcot (World Showcase, France)

      6. Polite Pig – Disney Springs (Town Center)

      7. Sunshine Seasons – Epcot (Future World, The Land)

      8. Columbia Harbour House – Magic Kingdom