We love eating our way around the Parks of Walt Disney World, and we know dining has become a big part of the planning for folks heading to the World. But while planning your Disney World vacation, you might be tempted to focus on making a bunch Advance Dining Reservations for super-popular Table Service restaurants like Be Our Guest or Garden Grill. We’re here to tell you: fight that temptation!
There are also some amazing Quick Service restaurants at Disney World where you can enjoy a great meal in an awesome atmosphere — with no reservations required!
So, what’s the best Quick Service spot in each of the Parks of Walt Disney World? Let’s take a look!
Magic Kingdom — Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
This restaurant’s name is a bit of a mouthful, which is why most guests just call it Pecos Bill! And there are a few reasons this spot gets the nod for the best Quick Service restaurant in the park. First, guests will find options here that branch outside of “typical theme park food” — a few of their menu items include the Fajita Platter, Southwest Salad, and Pork Carnitas Nachos. And for the pickier eaters in your party, there are more basic options like a Cheeseburger or Mac & Cheese.
This restaurant also gets extra points because it has a large seating area where guests can relax and enjoy their meals. And while the Fixin’s bar is a little more limited than usual right now, when it is available, that’s a big draw to this Frontierland spot!
EPCOT — Sunshine Seasons
There’s a ton of great dining in EPCOT, so it makes sense that this was the toughest park for us to make our choice. But as much as we love the dining options in World Showcase, there are a few reasons we gave the honor to Sunshine Seasons. First, this restaurant typically offers a wide variety of menu options, so it can cater to parties with differing tastes more than some of our other top contenders like La Cantina de San Angel or Tangierine Cafe. And with items like the Power Salad with Chicken and Oak-Grilled Salmon, there are also great choices for those looking for a lighter meal.
Plus, Sunshine Seasons has an awesome bakery case full of hidden gems and fun treats like trendy cupcakes. And, to top it all off, there’s a large seating area here as well so guests can relax and enjoy their meal (indoors)!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Ronto Roasters
If EPCOT is the Park with the most contenders for the best Quick Service restaurant, Hollywood Studios might be the park with the fewest potential winners. But we’ll give the victory to Ronto Roasters, which offers a few unique and delicious menu items — especially the Ronto Wrap, a must-eat item for us at DHS! Guests will also find a Breakfast Ronto Wrap available during the morning hours, which is also incredible.
And what this restaurant lacks in seating, it makes up for in theming! There’s a huge podracing engine in the center of the room that’s “powering the barbecue pit” as it’s turned by a pitmaster droid.
Ronto Roasters has some destination-worthy menu items, giving it the edge over other options like Backlot Express. And we’ll give an honorable mention to the currently unavailable Woody’s Lunchbox, which also offers awesome and unique choices like the Lunchbox Tart and Totchos!
Animal Kingdom — Satu’li Canteen
Even with other great Quick Service spots in Animal Kingdom like Flame Tree BBQ and Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafe, Satu’li Canteen is STILL a runaway winner for us — it’s just that good! There are some incredible menu items here like the Cheeseburger Pods and the build-your-own Bowls. Speaking of those Bowls, since guests can choose from several different grain, protein, and sauce options, there are a ton of different combinations — so even repeat visitors can keep things fresh! And depending on which items guests choose, the Bowls can also be a lighter and more healthy meal.
There’s tons of seating inside the restaurant, with a few tables outside as well. And it doesn’t skimp on the theming, which totally fits the vibe of Pandora!
The theming is even extended to the menu items with some other-worldly options like the Blueberry Cheesecake Mousse and the Hawkes’ Grog Ale — AKA, green beer!
If you’re planning out your Disney World dining, know that there are some truly incredible Quick Service restaurants out there! And feel free to snag a Cheeseburger Pod or a Ronto Wrap for us on your next trip!
Do you agree with our picks? Let us know in the comments what your picks are for the best quick service restaurant in each park!
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