Planning where to eat at Magic Kingdom can be quite the challenge since there are so many fantastic options to choose from.
But fear not because Magic Kingdom has some hidden culinary gems waiting to be discovered!
I’ve put together a complete listing of restaurants that will help you find the most delicious food, drinks, and snacks for your upcoming magical vacation. Oh, and here’s a little extra magic – I’ll even share some dining tips and recommendations to save you both time and money.
In this article, I’ve carefully ranked the top sit-down restaurants (Table Service) as well as the top fast food-style restaurants (Quick Service), perfect for a quick and tasty bite to keep you energized for all the fun.
Of course, I won’t forget to mention the top places to indulge in a delightful snack, sip on a refreshing drink, or treat yourself to something sweet.
Now, I must remind you that these rankings are solely based on my personal opinions, so remember, your experience might be different. So, with that said, let’s jump straight to the Magic Kingdom restaurant rankings!
Best Table Service Restaurants in Magic Kingdom
Here are all of the table service restaurants in Magic Kingdom ranked from best to worst:
- Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
- Be Our Guest
- Liberty Tree Tavern
- The Crystal Palace
- Cinderella’s Royal Table
- The Plaza Restaurant
- Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom is a delightful dining experience inspired by the famous Jungle Cruise attraction.
Located in Adventureland, this restaurant brings the adventurous spirit of the jungle right to your table.
- The Skipper Canteen immerses you in the witty and humorous world of Jungle Cruise skippers, making it a fun and memorable dining atmosphere.
- The restaurant offers a diverse menu with flavorful dishes from around the world, appealing to a variety of tastes and dietary preferences.
- Just like the skippers on the Jungle Cruise ride, the restaurant staff keeps the humor and playfulness alive, creating a delightful dining experience.
- As a popular dining spot, getting a reservation might be a bit challenging, so it’s best to book in advance. Walk-up list always fills up and closes quickly.
- While the witty jokes and puns add to the charm, some guests might prefer a more traditional dining experience.
Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest Restaurant is a captivating restaurant that’s inspired by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and offers an enchanting dining experience fit for all ages.
This spot is open for lunch and dinner and features a pretty expensive prix fixe menu.
- Intricately themed dining rooms, from the mysterious West Wing to the elegant Ballroom.
- Delectable French-inspired menu, including savory dishes and delightful desserts.
- Enjoy the opportunity to meet, greet, or view the Beast during lunch and dinner.
- This restaurant is very expensive and honestly, it’s hard to say that the price justifies the overall experience
- It’s a shame that the quick service lunch is no longer a thing, as well as the breakfast
Liberty Tree Tavern
Liberty Tree Tavern a family-style restaurant that captures the essence of colonial America.
Located in the heart of Liberty Square, it offers a unique dining experience with a historic ambiance.
Not to mention that it has one of the best desserts on property.
- The restaurant’s colonial-inspired decor and cozy setting immerse you in a nostalgic experience, adding to the charm of your visit.
- Liberty Tree Tavern offers a family-style dining experience with delicious comfort food served in generous portions
- Situated in Liberty Square, the restaurant is easily accessible and perfect for a midday break to escape the heat.
- Always has availability when trying to make same day dining reservations
- If you’re someone that doesn’t like “Thanksgiving” style food, then this isn’t your restaurant
The Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace a fun character dining restaurant that offers a fun, Winnie-The-Pooh inspired dining experience in a restaurant that has been designed with Victoria charm.
- Guests can meet and greet beloved Winnie the Pooh characters during breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- The Crystal Palace’s elegant glass structure creates a bright and cheerful atmosphere, making it a wonderful place to enjoy a meal with friends and family.
- The restaurant offers a bountiful buffet with a variety of dishes, catering to different tastes and dietary preferences.
- Churro Mickey Waffles are the best thing they have on the menu
- This restaurant can get pretty crowded
- Expensive and the food quality doesn’t justify the price.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom is a magical dining experience fit for royalty.
Located inside Cinderella Castle, it’s a must-visit signature restaurant for Disney princess fans of all ages.
One thing to note is that you will be paying for the interactions with the characters, not the food quality, despite the high price tag.
- Dining inside Cinderella Castle creates a fairy-tale atmosphere, making guests feel like true princes and princesses.
- You get to meet beloved Disney characters, including Cinderella herself, as they visit each table for photos and autographs.
- The menu features a selection of American and international dishes with options for various dietary preferences.
- Through its castle windows, you’ll have breathtaking views of Fantasyland
- It’s expensive. Very expensive.
- Food is mid
The Plaza Restaurant
The Plaza Restaurant is a quaint dining spot nestled in the heart of the park.
In my mind, this restaurant is an almost identical twin to Beaches and Cream, but just with a smaller ice cream and sundae selection.
- Boasts a classic Victorian charm, offering a cozy and inviting atmosphere
- Situated on Main Street, U.S.A., it allows you to enjoy a picturesque view of Cinderella Castle and the bustling ambiance of the park, even during fireworks
- The menu features comfort food favorites, including burgers, sandwiches, salads, milkshakes, and ice cream sundaes.
- Advancing dining reservations are generally pretty easy to come by as long as it’s not during fireworks
- food isn’t anything to write home about
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
Tony’s Town Square is a delightful Italian-themed restaurant that features a charming ambiance and friendly service.
Honestly, the food is not great, besides the Tony’s Garlic Bread for the Table.
I truly see why it’s so poorly loved on Yelp.
- Tony’s Town Square exudes a fun, Lady and the Tramp-esque Italian ambiance, making you feel like you’re dining in a quaint European town square.
- While the food is decent at best, some guests find the menu to be a bit predictable and bleh (myself included)
Best Quick Service Restaurants in Magic Kingdom
Here are all of the quick service restaurants in Magic Kingdom ranked from best to worst:
- Columbia Harbour House
- Casey’s Corner
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight cafe
- The Friar’s Nook
- Peco’s Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
- Gaston’s Tavern
- The Lunching Pad
- Pinocchio Village Haus
I recommend that you order your meals using Mobile Order at these spots to help save some time.
Columbia Harbour House
Columbia Harbour House is a maritime-themed quick service dining spot that features fried seafood and other New England-inspired favorites.
Menu highlights include lobster rolls, grille salmon, fried shrimp, battered fist, and clam chowder, just to name a few.
- Offers a diverse range of delicious dishes, from savory seafood platters to tasty chicken and plant-based options. There’s something for everyone, making it ideal for families and groups with different preferences.
- If you’re lucky enough to grab a seat on the second floor, you’ll be treated to picturesque views of Liberty Square or Fantasyland
- The indoor seating area can get very crowded
Casey’s at Magic Kingdom is a delightful baseball-themed quick-service restaurant located at the end of Main Street U.S.A.
- Their menu boasts a selection of tasty hot dogs, including the most popular item, the corn dog nuggets with “plastic” cheese.
- Insanely crowded
- There’s almost zero indoor seating and outdoor seating goes fast
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight cafe
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is by far the most popular and busy quick service restaurant at Magic Kingdom.
The menu features typical Disney burgers, salads, chicken strips, and those oh so popular Disney fries.
- Cosmic Ray’s offers a diverse menu to suit different tastes and preferences, including burgers, chicken, and salads
- While you’re eating, you get to enjoy live entertainment from Cosmic Ray himself and his Alien back-up singers
- There’s a lot of indoor seating, but if it’s busy, it’s very hard to find open tables
- Kid-Friendly: The menu includes options that are appealing to younger guests, making it a family-friendly choice.
- The Sully Slush is good deal
- This restaurant can get extremely busy, making indoor seating almost impossible to find
- The burgers aren’t that good
The Friar’s Nook
The Friar’s Nook is a Robin Hood inspired walkup counter restaurant that’s known for their specialty tots and mac and cheese.
- Lunch and dinner options are very good
- Outdoor seating is almost non-existent
Peco’s Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe is a Wild West-themed restaurant that brings a touch of adventure and cowboy charm to the Magic Kingdom.
- You get to step into the Wild West with the cafe’s fun and immersive cowboy-themed decor.
- Pecos Bill offers a wide variety of Tex-Mex and American cuisine such as burgers, tacos, salads, and more.
- Serving sizes are surprisingly pretty generous, for the price
- Plenty of seating
- The food options are nowhere as good as La Cantina de San Angel in Epcot (but that’s expected)
Gaston’s Tavern is a small, Beauty and the Beast-inspired tavern restaurant that’s very cozy and rustic.
Honestly, Gaston’s Tavern doesn’t have the best lunch options (only one thing to be exact), but I just love the warm cinnamon roll and the grey stuff cupcake that I just had to rank it this high.
- Warm cinnamon roll is a must
- Never really that busy
- almost no indoor seating
- extremely limited food options besides snacks
- LeFou’s Brew is nothing compared to Butterbeer
The Lunching Pad
The Lunching Pad is one of those overlooked dining spots despite the fact that’s its located right there in plain sight in Tomorrowland.
This spot is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serves up cream cheese warm stuffed pretzels, and specialty hot dogs (like banh mi hot dog or cuban).
- Very creative menu offerings
- Only thing they offer are hot dogs and pretzels
Pinocchio Village Haus
Pinocchio Village Haus at Magic Kingdom is a charming and delightful dining spot that brings the beloved story of Pinocchio to life. This quick-service restaurant is located in Fantasyland and offers a variety of delicious Italian-inspired dishes.
- The menu offers a diverse selection of Italian favorites, including flatbread pizza, pasta, and salads
- Indoor air-conditioned seating
- The flatbread pizzas are just bad
- Open seats are hard to come by at times
Best Snack and Dessert Spots in Magic Kingdom
Here are all of the best snack, dessert, and drink spots inside of Magic Kingdom that aren’t necessarily located inside of any dining establishments but instead are standalone kiosks or booths that only focus on sweets, snacks, and drinks.
- Sleepy Hollow
- Aloha Isle
- Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
- Spring Rolls Cart
- Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
- Cheshire Cafe
- Story Book Treats
- Liberty Square Market
- Prince Eric’s Village Market
Sleepy Hollow is a counter-style spot that features some of the best eats at Magic Kingdom.
You can also grab a funnel cake or corn dog with house-made chips as well.
If you’re in the mood for a Dole Whip, then Aloha Isle is the place to go.
Their menu features Dole Whip pineapple ice cream, Dole Whip floats, coconut soft serve, and my personal favorite, the pineapple upside down cake topped with Dole Whip.
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is known for their freshly made waffle bowls.
It’s literally impossible to walk down Main Street USA and not smell the beautiful scent of waffle bowls that are being freshly pressed.
I recommend that you try either the Plaza Sundae or the All American. Regardless of what you get, be sure to top it off with warm peanut butter sauce!
Spring Rolls Cart
The Spring Rolls Cart is home to a widely poplar and delicious cheeseburger spring roll as well as a seasonal option.
Past seasonal spring roll options were pepperoni pizza, buffalo chicken, and reuben, just to name a few.
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
This is a great spot to cool down with either a milkshake, float, or specialty sundae.
This is where you’ll also find some cool holiday ice cream treats as well.
And if you’re looking for chocolate or vanilla soft serve ice cream, this is your place.
Although this kiosk is tiny, they do offer two pretty tasty snacks – the popular Cheshire Cat Tail and the pepper jack pretzel.
Not to mention you can crab some Joffrey’s Coffee or a specialty frozen slushy.
Story Book Treats
Story Book Treats is home to some of the most unique, seasonal sundaes and ice cream treats in the entire park.
Instead of opting for a boring hot fudge sundae or brownie sundae, I recommend that you try a seasonal cone or sundae.
Liberty Square Market
I find it crazy that alongside of selling fresh fruit and other healthy snacks, Liberty Square Market also sells turkey legs.
Prince Eric’s Village Market
When it’s open (because it opens late and closes early) this spot offers jumbo pretzels and turkey legs served with chips.
Plus, you’ll even find a couple of frozen slushy options.
Thanks for reading and I hope that these Magic Kingdom restaurant rankings will be helpful the next time you visit the park!
Best Restaurants in Every Park
Here are the best restaurants in every Disney World park:
From delicious quick service dining locations to one of a kind table service restaurant options, Magic Kingdom has a great mixture of both worlds.