Tusker House Restaurant

Tusker House

Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House buffet is one of the best-kept secrets around when it comes to Disney dining and Character Meals. The food is amazing and interesting, and the characters are high-quality (Donald, Mickey and friends).

If you are looking for a character meal in a unique setting with terrific food, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Service: Table-Service, Buffet

Type of Food: American and African

Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Africa

Disney Dining Plan: Yes, one table-service credit

Tables in Wonderland: Yes

Official Disney Breakfast Menu
Official Disney Lunch Menu
Official Disney Dinner Menu

Tusker House Restaurant Donald’s Safari Breakfast Menu
Tusker House Restaurant Lunch/Dinner Menu

The buffet here changes daily, but along with the typical American fare of salads, chicken, pork loin, and mac and cheese, you’ll find African additions like couscous, tandoori tofu, basmati and jollaf rice, and entrees cooked with African spices.

At breakfast, you can choose between standards like Mickey waffles and oatmeal, and new-to-you items like Beef Bobotie Quiche and Mealie Pap.

Guest Review: Tusker House Lunch with Finding Nemo Package
Disney Food Blog Review: Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Important Info:

  • Character dining here used to be a breakfast-only option; however, characters (Donald Duck and other members of the Fab Five) are now at lunch and dinner as well.
  • Book breakfast before the park opens to get in without waiting in lines with the crowds.
  • Book lunch between 1pm and 1:45pm to receive automatic reserved seating at the mid-afternoon showing of Finding Nemo: The Musical!

Famous Dishes: Mealie Pap, Rotisserie Chicken and Mashed Potatoes, Mickey Waffles

Disney Food Blog Posts Mentioning Tusker House

  • Disney Food Post Round-Up: December 21, 2014
  • DFB Reader Spotlight: Make Your Own Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tray!
  • DFB Reader Questions Answered: Best Restaurants to Celebrate a Grown-Up Birthday at Walt Disney World
  • Tip from the DFB Guide: Where To Dine With Both Picky AND Adventurous Eaters!
  • Top 5 Restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
  • Halloween Treats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • The Most Popular Disney World Restaurants (and Alternatives When They’re Full)
  • My Great Idea That You Have to Try: The Jungle Juice Float in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
  • Best Disney World Restaurants for First Time Disney Visitors
  • Tips from the DFB Guide: Should I Book a Disney Character Meal?

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