Flame Tree Barbecue

Flame Tree Barbecue, where guests with a beastly hunger can dine in a lush outdoor paradise overlooking Discovery River.

Flame Tree Barbecue is a popular counter service spot in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, located near the Discovery Island bridge to Dinoland. All seating is outdoors, but colorful pavilions provide shade and cover from the sun or inclement weather.

The menu features barbecue classics: St. Louis ribs with baked beans and corn bread, smoked chicken, beef, pork, and turkey. Flame Tree’s children’s menu offers a barbecue chicken sandwich, baked chicken drumstick with two sides, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or a hot dog. This location is open for lunch and dinner.

Service: Counter Service

Type of Food: American, Barbecue

Location: Animal Kingdom, Discovery Island

Disney Dining Plan: Yes, Counter Service Credit & Snack items

Tables in Wonderland: Yes

Official Disney Lunch Menu
Official Disney Dinner Menu

Flame Tree Barbecue Menu

Traditional barbecue classics: 1/2 slabs of ribs, smoked beef or pork sandwiches, a 1/2 smoked chicken entree, and delicious sides are highlighted on the menu. Two desserts are available: chocolate mousse or lime mousse. This location also serves “Safari Amber Specialty Brew” on draft.

Guest Review: The Mara
Guest Review: Animal Kingdom’s Flame Tree Barbecue
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Disney Food Blog Review: Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney Food Blog Review: Onion Rings and Chocolate Mousse at Animal Kingdom’s Flame Tree Barbecue
Disney Food Blog Review: Fruit Plate with Honey Yogurt at Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Important Info:

  • Ducks and other birds are known to visit the outdoor seating area and can be very “friendly” in an attempt to acquire some of your meal; as with all dining locations in the Animal Kingdom park, guests are strongly encouraged not to feed the animals.
  • Condiments, napkins and flatware are available in several of the seating areas, not at the front counter.
  • The Animal Kingdom park does not allow straws or lids to be used at counter service locations. If tippy trays are an issue for you, you may be better off buying your beverage in a bottle from a cart elsewhere in the park.
  • There are several different seating areas for this location. The most visible are those directly to the left of the counter. However, if you follow the path toward the water, you’ll find seating with better views.
  • Be sure to check out the themeing. Yes, those are depictions of animals eating other animals that you see throughout the seating area! It’s the Circle of Life theme

Famous Dishes: Smoked 1/2 Chicken, St. Louis Ribs, Pork Sandwich (yum!)

Disney Food Blog Posts Mentioning Flame Tree Barbecue

  • Updated Animal Kingdom Counter Service Options — Including the Reopened Flame Tree Barbecue!
  • What’s New Around Walt Disney World: May 20th, 2015
  • What’s New Around Disney World: January 23, 2015
  • Disney Food Post Round-Up: January 11, 2015
  • Where to Find Food from Animal Kingdom’s Flame Tree Barbecue During Refurbishment
  • New Restaurants May Be Coming Soon to Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Review: Fruit Plate with Honey Yogurt at Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Top 5 Restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
  • What’s New Around the World!
  • Halloween Treats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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