The Best (and Worst) Quick Service Restaurant at Each Park Available for Walt Disney World’s Reopening

When trying to decide where to eat at Walt Disney World, the number of choices can be overwhelming!

Pulled Pork Fries at Flame Tree BBQ

And while not every single restaurant is reopening when Disney World does, the list is still pretty lengthy!

So where do you go to dine when the Disney World theme parks reopen? We’re here to help! We’ve taken a look at our Reader Reviews to determine the highest and lowest ranked Quick Service restaurants in each Park that reopened with the Parks on July 11 and July 15.

Take a look at what our readers have to say, and hopefully that will help you choose where to eat during your next trip to Walt Disney World. (Note: the menus may be limited so all items mentioned may not be available during initial reopening.)

The Best (and Worst) Quick Service Restaurant at Each Park that Reopened with Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle

Highest Ranked Restaurant: Sleepy Hollow — 8.81

Sleepy Hollow may be more of a snack spot, but with giant waffles sandwiches you can easily make it lunch! Sleepy Hollow’s signature eats include a nutella and fruit waffle sandwich, giant Mickey waffles, and a foot long corn dog. These tasty dishes make a great meal for one or snack for two!

Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich from Sleepy Hollow

Lowest Ranked Restaurant: Main Street Bakery — 6.20

Main Street Bakery (aka Starbucks) is last on the list when it comes to Quick Service spots. Many reviews blame long lines or generic Starbucks eats (as opposed to more Disney-exclusives) for their low scores. While we happily admit we love a big iced coffee (and taking castle pics with the cute Disney-Starbucks cups), the food is mostly what you’d find  anywhere across the country, so when in Disney, why not get something a little more unique?

Disney Starbucks Coffee Cup and Cinderella Castle



Highest Ranked Restaurant: Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Crafts Drafts & Barbecue — 9.67

EPCOT’s newest Quick Service spot is also its highest ranked Quick Service restaurant! Enjoy tasty BBQ classics such as ribs, brisket, and chicken — not to mention A+ sides and banana pudding. Plus, there’s a working smoker in the courtyard which makes the place smell delicious and a walk-up bar featuring refreshing cocktails to boot.

Food from Regal Eagle

Lowest Ranked Restaurant: Katsura Grill — 7.17

Located in the Japan pavilion, Katursa Grill is the lowest ranked spot that reopened on July 15. (China’s Lotus Blossom scored lower, but it didn’t reopen on day one.) Most of the reviews say Katsura Grill is just fine but nothing spectacular. And in a foodie park like EPCOT, not to mention the new “A Taste of Food and Wine” festival going on, you can probably do better than Katsura.

Katsura Grill

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Highest Ranked Restaurant: The Trolley Car Cafe — 8.29

Unlike at Magic Kingdom, you’ve ranked the Studios’ Starbucks at the top! Is that because everyone needed a caffeine fix when arriving early for Rise of the Resistance boarding groups? We can fully appreciate the desire for a venti latte, and often this Starbucks has fun treats like the iconic Carrot Cake Cookie and patisserie-style treats like Neopolitans. Though if you’re looking for our favorite Quick Service meal in the Park, may we suggest Ronto Roasters?

Trolley Car Cafe

Lowest Ranked Restaurant: Backlot Express — 6.96

Backlot Express is…fine. You’ll find your theme park classics like Chicken Nuggets and Burgers here, plus a few sandwiches and salads. We actually like it more than spots at Sunset Market Ranch, but this is all based on YOU! To be fair, we probably owe our fondness to air conditioning and the Wookie Cookie. Even still, if you’re looking for something more unique and exciting, this is not the spot for you.

Backlot Express Wookie Cookie

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Highest Ranked Restaurant: Satu’li Canteen — 9.23

Head to the Moara Valley in the land of Pandora for this tasty spot! The menu is anything but classic theme park fare with create your own bowls and exclusive beers and wines. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t dream about cheeseburger pods. (A kid’s meal icon. But don’t worry — adults can order them, too.) This spot is a must for us!

Cheeseburger Pod Kid’s Meal

Lowest Ranked Restaurant: Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe — 7.49

Last on your list is Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe — not to be confused with the Table Service restaurant also named Yak & Yeti right next door. Most of the reviews state it’s similar to (and more expensive than) take-out Chinese food. Menu items include honey chicken, teriyaki bowls, and a Kobe cheeseburger.

Chicken Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

What are your favorite Quick Service Restaurants in Walt Disney World theme parks? Let us know in the comments!

And make sure to leave your own Disney World dining reviews here!

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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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