Got a great question via twitter about best counter service restaurants, and I thought I’d poll the DisneyFoodBlog Facebook Fan Page members about their favorites! Here are the winners in each Disney World theme park:
Magic Kingdom: Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
“Pecos Bill’s” as it’s commonly called, is located in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland, between Splash Mountain and El Pirata y El Perico. It’s a HUGE counter service restaurant offering burgers (including a veggie burger), wraps, chicken and taco salads, and a pulled pork sandwich along with several sides and dessert offerings. Kids’ offerings include a hamburger and a salad with chicken.
Magic Kingdom Runners Up: Columbia Harbor House in Liberty Square and Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland
Epcot: Sunshine Seasons
The runaway favorite for favorite Epcot counter service choice, Sunshine Seasons is located in The Land pavilion in Future World.
Sunshine Seasons is one of the only true “food courts” in the Disney World parks, and offers different stations for different types of food, including Asian Cuisine-inspired foods, Soup and Salads, Sandwiches, Grilled items, and Desserts. There’s also a self-serve beverage station.
In the morning, Sunshine Seasons is one of the only places to get a hot breakfast in Epcot!
Epcot Runner Up: Tangierine Cafe in the Morocco Pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase
Animal Kingdom: Flame Tree Barbecue
Another runaway favorite, Animal Kingdom’s Flame Tree Barbecue is clearly loved by food blog readers!
Located on Discovery Island on the way to Dinoland, the Barbecue sports a clever decor theme and an even more clever menu! As Chris Mushrush puts it: “ribs, beans, fries, key lime pie, and a view of Expedition Everest at dusk — does it get much better?”
You can also get BBQ chicken, pulled meat and turkey sandwiches, and salads!
Animal Kingdom Runner Up: Pizzafari
Disney Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Pizza Planet
A spot beloved by kiddos everywhere, Toy Story Pizza Planet is next to Muppets 3D in the Streets of America area of Disney Hollywood Studios.
The menu pretty much consists of varieties of personal pizzas, but you can also order salads and desserts. This is also a great place for burning off some steam; much like the Pizza Planet in the Toy Story movies, there are video games, skee-ball, and other fun diversions here!
Disney Hollywood Studios Runner-Up: Backlot Express
Pizza Planet photo credit: Princess Ashley via flickr creative commons
Check out the other “Best Disney World Restaurants” in our series!