It’s usually my job to smash though the stereotype that theme parks only serve burgers and fries, but today…it’s time to embrace it! We’re going to talk burgers, all! Are ya ready to share your favorites?
It’s time to update our “best burgers in Disney World” list, and we think there are some seriously unexpected meat-and-bun creations that go far beyond what you would expect from a theme park burger. Let’s take a look at some of the most notable in the bunch.
This isn’t an exhaustive list, though! I’d love to hear your favorites in the comments below!
Picnic Burger at Sci-Fi Dine-In
UPDATE: Please note that the Picnic Burger is not currently being served at Sci-Fi-Dine-In Restaurant, but they often feature a specialty burger on the menu in addition to the Build-Your-Own Burger.
The All American Picnic Burger is a flame-broiled Angus burger patty topped with…wait until you hear this…a grilled hot dog! On top of this, you get sauerkraut, sautéed onions, ketchup, mustard, and a pickle spear! Yep — this one is HUGE…and messy!
Served at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it’s a picnic on a plate. Go ahead and indulge!
Beaches and Cream Burger
The simple Beaches and Cream Burger made our very first “Best Burgers” list way back when, and now their upgraded Bacon and Blue version has made our list again!
Beaches and Cream is your spot for comforting food, including malted milkshakes, chicken noodle soup, awesome ice cream sundaes, and Angus cheeseburgers.
Surf and Surf “Burger” at Landscape of Flavors
This is probably the newest on the list, and hails from Art of Animation Resort’s Landscape of Flavors!
Not technically a burger, the Surf and Surf is actually a Crab Cake topped with fried popcorn shrimp, tomato, lettuce, and Cajun remoulade on a brioche bun. There are plenty of other great burgers to choose from at this new counter-service stop, though, so head on over!
Grand Floridian Lobster-Topped Burger
Yes, it’s an expensive burger…but well worth a try! While the price seems fitting for the location, guests are often surprised that one of the best burgers on Disney World property can be found at the Victorian themed Grand Floridian Cafe!
Start by ordering your Angus burger grilled to your specification. When it arrives the table, the grilled-to-order burger will be topped with butter poached lobster (!!!), red onion marmalade, crispy prosciutto, and arugula between a delicious brioche bun.
This one trips on and off the menu, we’ve heard, so be prepared.
Angus Burger at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Frontierland’s Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe in the Magic Kingdom is the place to round up a deluxe 1/3 lb Angus Cheeseburger!
Get yours topped with bacon, onion rings, and barbecue sauce! What’s more cowboy than that (says the Texas transplant who doesn’t know all that much about cowboys)? Don’t forget to hit the fixins bar!
Angus Chuck Cheeseburger at Liberty Tree Tavern
This one is truly a personal favorite since Liberty Tree Tavern is one of my number one lunch spots in the Magic Kingdom.
You can get your burger topped with bacon and cheddar, or mushrooms and provolone; and don’t forget to order the ooey gooey toffee cake (yes, it really is called ooey gooey toffee cake) for dessert! You won’t regret it.
Le Cellier House Burger
UPDATE: Due to the change to an all-day menu for the now All-Signature-All-The-Time Le Cellier, the house burger is no longer available. RIP.
Le Cellier (another one of my favorite restaurants) creates a memorable burger with roasted mushrooms, pancetta, maple barbecue, Black Diamond cheddar (hubba, hubba!), and crispy onions (our pic below has slightly different ingredients, remember).
If you’re at Le Cellier and bypassing the filet, this burger is a great choice. It’s the flavorful, melted cheese that makes this one a real stand-out for me.
Note that in 2013 Le Cellier will add lunch to its signature dining status (i.e. become more expensive and high-end). We’ll have to keep an eye on menu changes that might include the loss of this fabulous burger.
Fada Burger at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
Highly recommended, the Fada Burger at Raglan Road is a chargrilled burger with tomato chutney, Irish bacon, and Dubliner cheddar cheese.
Check out how much I love this burger (and the cheese!) in this Raglan Road review. (Spoiler: Yes. I order a “side of cheese.”)
Kobe Beef Burger at Yak & Yeti
Burgers don’t exactly come to mind when wandering by the Yak & Yeti Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But with 10 oz. of grilled American Kobe beef, this big ol’ burger just might get your attention!
This one’s topped with your choice of shiitake mushroom & scallion compote or Asian slaw. On the side, you’ll get sesame-soy mayonnaise and shoestring fries. We have a review of the Kobe Beef Burger here.
Angus Chuck Burger at Captain’s Grille
And here’s another fancy seafoody burger! This one’s topped with Lump Crabmeat Salad and Choron Sauce at the Yacht Club’s Captain’s Grille!
We have a review here of this signature sandwich.
So now that I’ve shared a few of my favorite burgers, I can’t wait to hear about yours! What are your must-eat Disney burgers from Disney World, Disneyland, the Disney Cruise Ships, and around the world??
What’s your favorite Disney burger? Is it one of ours, or a different find? Let us know in the comments below!
Note: Menus at Disney World are subject to change, so we can’t promise these burgers will be there for your visit.