With over 200 places to eat in Disney World, it can be a bit tricky to figure out where you want to grab a meal!
There definitely are a lot of options, from your traditional theme park food to stuff that’s completely outside of the box. But, sometimes TOO many options can be overwhelming. So, that’s why we’re here! We’ve tried out ALL of the restaurants in Disney World so we can tell you which places are worth your time and money. So, let’s talk about the BEST value quick-service restaurants in Disney World for 2023!
First of all, what is a quick-service restaurant? This term might be unfamiliar to you, which is totally okay! We’re here to help. Quick-service spots are places where you generally order at the counter and then bring your food to a table yourself. You’ll also see it being called counter-service in some instances. These are not spots where you are waited on, like you would be at a table-service restaurant — think of it as fast food! They’re typically more casual and less expensive.
Also, keep in mind that the Disney Dining Plan has STILL not returned to Disney World. So, there is no option to pre-pay for your meals right now. Disney has said that the Dining Plan will be returning in the future, they just haven’t announced when that will happen.
There are a BUNCH of quick-service spots around Disney World, but which are the best bang for your buck? We’re here to tell you! Let’s break it down.
Casey’s Corner is a Magic Kingdom staple! It’s located on Main Street, U.S.A. and has a beautiful view of Cinderella Castle. This place serves pretty standard theme park food — hot dogs and fries! You can get chili-cheese loaded hot dogs or fries, and they even have plant-based options. This spot also has one of our absolute favorite meals — corn dog nuggets with plastic cheese!
You can get a foot-long hot dog for $11.99 and it’s served with fries, which is a lot of food! All of the entrees are between about $9.50-$14 and come with a side or fries or a cuties mandarin orange. You can also get snacks like chili-cheese french fries for $6.49, which are pretty filling!
This is a hearty meal that you can grab while sitting in front of Cinderella Castle and enjoying the view that won’t break the bank (at least, by Disney standards!). The foot-long hot dogs are also definitely big enough to share with someone in your group.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe is located in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom and serves Mexican-inspired cuisine. Entrees range in price here from $9.99 to $15.49 (with one exception being the special 50th anniversary meal that costs $19.71 — get it?). These plates are pretty loaded, like the chicken rice bowl that has rice, chicken, peppers, onions, black beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, AND salsa.
You can also find some cheeseburgers here, as well as a trio of tacos, or some nachos. A lot of these entrees are great to share as well! And, there’s some filling sides here as well, like tortilla chips and black beans. You can also get a side of guacamole for just $2, or a side of queso for $1!
Sleepy Hollow is a small spot over in Liberty Square, and this place also happens to have a pretty spectacular view of the castle! This is a great spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack during your day at Magic Kingdom. They’re famous for their giant WAFFLES!
You can get a giant Mickey-shaped waffle with strawberries and powdered sugar for $7.49, or go for the fresh fruit waffle sandwich for $8.49, which has strawberries, bananas, blueberries, and chocolate-hazelnut spread (Nutella!).
There’s also some more savory items, like the fan-favorite sweet-and-spicy chicken-waffle sandwich for $11.29. This has broccoli slaw and a honey-sriracha glaze and it’s served with house-made chips, so it can be your whole meal! These waffles are also definitely big enough to split.
Columbia Harbour House
Columbia Harbour House is a popular seafood spot located in Liberty Square. Entrees run between $10.29 and $16.99, but that $16.99 entree is a large Lobster Roll served with French Fries! For Just $15.99 you can get a New England Shrimp Boil that comes with shrimp, potatoes, corn, and andouille sausage served with warm Parker house rolls (YUM!).
Or, you can get a grilled salmon or grilled shrimp meal for $14.29. Can’t decide? Get a trio with fried shrimp, chicken strops, battered fish, hushpuppies AND your choice of a side for $14.29. That’s a LOT of food that’s easily shareable.
If you want something smaller but still filling, you can get a bowl of New England Clam Chowder for $6.79, or a side of just hushpuppies for $4.49 — that sounds like a great lunch to us!
Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie
Les Halles is a French patisserie in the (you guessed it) France Pavilion of EPCOT’s World Showcase. It’s basically a bakery that serves pastries but also things like soups and sandwiches. There are a LOT of options here, so you can pick and choose what makes up your ideal meal or snack.
Sandwiches range in price from $6.95-$9.75, but there are also things like lobster bisque in a bread bowl for just $5.95, Quiche Lorraine for $7, or a FULL baguette fresh from the oven for just $3.50! This is also THE spot to get something sweet that won’t break the bank. A plain croissant is just $2.95, a chocolate croissant is $3.80, and a creme brûlée is only $4.95.
But, do know that this place is pretty popular! You might have to wait in a decent-sized line to get some food. You can try to get there as soon as they open up though to beat the crowds.
Regal Eagle Smokehouse
If you’re looking for some barbecue in EPCOT, Regal Eagle is the place to go! It’s over in the American Adventure pavilion and is one of the newer spots in World Showcase. They have a real smoker outside, an outdoor bar, and indoor and outdoor seating for you to use. It’s themed after Sam Eagle from The Muppets, and you can find fun little Easter eggs around the space!
Like we said, this place has all kinds of barbecue, from pulled pork to brisket to smoked chicken. They also have several different kinds of sauces, like North Carolina vinegar or classic Texas brisket sauce. The portions here are a decent size too — they’ll definitely give you a good foundation as you make your way around EPCOT! These are hearty meals that will fill you up.
The entrees here are between $9.50-$16.50 and come with things like garlic toast and a side. Sides here are filling as well with things like macaroni and cheese, baked beans with burnt ends, or beer-battered onion rings. So, you can get a lot of food for your money, and you can easily split that food with someone else if you want to!
Woody’s Lunch Box
Woody’s Lunch Box is over in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and serves up some favorites you might’ve had in your school lunch when you were a kid, like grilled cheese or a turkey sandwich. But, these are a bit more elevated than what you might’ve found in your elementary school cafeteria!
The grilled cheese actually has a blend of three cheeses (which are amazing, by the way), and the turkey sandwich is smoked and comes with a dijonnaise on multi-grain bread. You can also get a BBQ Brisket Melt or the fan-favorite “Totchos.” These are potato barrels (Tater Tots) topped with beef and bean chili, shredded cheese and queso with tomatoes, corn chips, sour cream, and green onions. The best part? They’re only about $10!
All of the entrees here are between about $10-$13. Breakfast is even less expensive, with a breakfast version of the Totchos for just $8.79. And, for a snack or a dessert to your meal, you can get a Lunch Box Tart for under $5. They come in a variety flavors and are definitely big enough to share!
Flame Tree Barbecue
Moving on to Animal Kingdom, let’s check out Flame Tree Barbecue on Discovery Island! Here you can find things like chicken, ribs, pulled pork, and baked macaroni and cheese. The entrees are between $11.29 and $16.49 and come with a lot of food.
The meat-focused entrees come with baked beans AND coleslaw, or you can get an extra side of things like onion rings or fries for $4.49. These are hearty meals that will fill you up and are also great to share.
Special shout out to the Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork that comes with onion rings and coleslaw on top for just $12.49 — it’s a wonderful snack to share or a meal for one!
Harambe Market is in the Africa section of the park and is located in an open-air plaza. Entrees go between $9.99 and $14.99 and include things like bowls with ribs, chicken, or both that come with cilantro rice, mixed greens, and salsa. There are also some large salads you can choose!
These items are on the healthier side of things so you don’t feel weighed down while you’re walking around Animal Kingdom. And, there’s a plant-based option with plant-based “sausage” in the Hot Link Bowl. This is a safe bet for something filling that should be a crowd pleaser.
They range in price from $12.99 to $17.49 and you can choose between slow-roasted sliced grilled beef, chopped wood-grilled chicken, chili-garlic shrimp, chili-spiced crispy fried tofu, or a combo of beef and chicken. You also get to choose your base, between things like rice and beans, noodles, or mixed greens, as well as your sauce. Then, the bowls are topped with vegetable slaw and boba balls. It’s a LOT of food that’s fresh and filling.
You can also get the famous cheeseburger steamed pods, which are bao buns filled with your classic cheeseburger fillings and served with veggie slaw and chips for $12.79. It’s a great meal or snack to split!
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
Have you ever wanted to have a Subway sandwich experience but with pizza? That’s what Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza is! This is a chain, so it’s very likely that you might have visited one in a major city near you, but it is a great option for a budget-friendly and delicious meal in Disney Springs.
Here you can customize your own 11 inch pizza for just $10.45. Or, if you want just 1 topping, it brings it down to $8.95, with 2 toppings coming in at $9.95. There’s also the option to modify to a gluten-free or cauliflower crust for an up-charge.
This is a great place for the group that can’t agree on pizza toppings and everyone wants their own, or if you want to split a pizza with someone, since these are customizable and you can totally make your half your own. Plus, pizza makes some great leftovers to keep in your hotel mini-fridge for when you just NEED a snack after a long park day!
Chicken Guy! is celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s restaurant in Disney Springs that serves up chicken tenders! Listen, sometimes you just need some good chicken tenders and fries, and this is the place to get them. You can get 3 for $5.99 or 5 for $7.99. Get ’em fried or grilled and they come with your choice of two signature sauces!
The sauces are a big deal here — there’s over 20 to choose from, and you can get additional flavors for just 50 cents. There are also some sandwiches here that range from $6.99 to $7.99, or you can make it a combo for $12.49 which comes with fries and a drink. A chicken sandwich in Disney World for $7? That’s pretty great!
The sides here a hefty too, so they can make a great snack, like the Mac Daddy Mac ’N’ Cheese for $4.49 or the Loaded Fries for $7.99.
We also need to talk about Mobile Order! Mobile Order is a way to place and pay for your order ahead of time at many quick-service restaurants around Disney World. You do this through the My Disney Experience app and it can help you skip those long lines you might have to wait in to order food!
You just pick the restaurant and then pick a time slot that works for you. Once you’re at the restaurant during your time slot, you tap the “I’m Here, Prepare My Order” button and you’ll get an alert when your food is ready! Then, you just pick it up at the order window it indicates, which will let you skip the normal ordering line.
However, do note that Mobile Ordering isn’t ALWAYS faster and it has to be used properly. Sometime, a lot of Mobile Orders can stack up and you can be waiting in line for a long time to pick up your Mobile Order. We’d suggest taking a look at the lines to gauge what your fastest option is.
Also, some of the more popular spots can get their time slots filled up pretty quickly, so if you REALLY want to get food from a certain spot, we’d suggest placing your order several hours before you actually want to eat. That way, you can relax knowing that you definitely will get that food!
We hope this helps you decide where to spend your money on a quick meal while you’re in Disney World. Stay tuned to DFB for more Disney World tips, tricks, and info!
Where is your favorite place to get a quick meal in Disney World? Tell us in the comments!