Are you looking for the best Magic Kingdom quick service restaurants?
Then let us help you!
Sometimes all you want is a quick meal, and the best counter service at Magic Kingdom may surprise you.
There are so many options that you may not even know what to eat at Magic Kingdom!
Don’t worry; we’re here to help you decide!
There are so many great Magic Kingdom dining options that it can be quite a task to find the best choice for the whole family.
We are huge fans of quick service dining in Magic Kingdom because it can save you money!
Simply pack a lunch for Disney and then eat a counter-service meal for dinner.
BAM! You just did Disney on a Budget like a pro!
So, if you’re looking for the best Magic Kingdom quick-service restaurants, look no further!
We’ve come up with this handy list of where it’s best to eat, and where to avoid, so you can have a wonderful quick service meal that will leave you full and happy – just as it should be in the happiest place in the world!
This list only covers Magic Kingdom quick service restaurants, if you are looking for the best Disney snacks or the best Disney World restaurants then we have posts for those as well!
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What is quick service?
Quick service dining in Magic Kingdom is made of mostly counter-service or cafeteria-style restaurants where you order the food you want, pay, and then find a table, or take the food away with you.
It is similar to a Chipotle or a McDonalds dining experience; you order at the window but sit down somewhere to eat.
Think of these locations as the Magic Kingdom fast food options.
These quick service restaurants are great for when you don’t want to sit down for a full restaurant meal if you’re either looking for a smaller meal or one you can eat quickly so you don’t miss out on any other fun activities.
There are a lot of Magic Kingdom quick service restaurants and there are ones to suit every taste and appetite.
They are also scattered all around the park so you don’t have to make a huge trip to find some tasty quick service food!
To make things even speedier, the best Magic Kingdom quick service restaurants have mobile ordering which means you can order and pay on your phone and skip the line when you get there!
This makes Magic Kingdom’s quick service even quicker!
We HIGHLY recommend using mobile orders at Magic Kingdom to save you time when you are planning your Magic Kingdom itinerary!
Plus, if you are looking for ways to eat cheap at Disney, then eating at a Magic Kingdom quick service location is your best option!
Full Magic Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant List
Below is a full list of the Magic Kingdom quick service dining options.
We’ve broken it down by land so that you know where to find the best Magic kingdom food as you roam around the park.
Sunshine Tree Terrace
The Friar’s Nook
Pinocchio Village Haus
Prince Eric’s Village Market
Golden Oak Outpost
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café
Columbia Harbour House
Liberty Square Market
Main Street U.S.A
Main Street Bakery
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
The Lunching Pad
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Best Magic Kingdom Quick Service Restaurants
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (Frontierland)
Pecos Bill is located in Frontierland right near Splash Mountain and is one of the absolute best Magic Kingdom quick service restaurants available.
It serves up some incredible Mexican-style food in an Old West saloon, with the added bonus of the Fixin’s Bar where you can add all kinds of wonderful toppings.
It does accept mobile ordering so you can order your food before you even arrive.
Luckily, it isn’t usually as crazy-busy as other options despite offering some of the best quick services in Magic Kingdom!
There’s a large selection of Mexican-inspired foods to choose from on the menu – the Taco Trio and the Pork Carnitas Nachos are firm favorites!
This means you can leave here feeling very full for a pretty cheap price and quick service time!
Pecos Bill is our choice for best quick service lunch at Magic Kingdom!
This restaurant also has some allergy-friendly accommodations, making great for your whole party!
Check out our post on places to eat gluten-free at Disney.
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (Tomorrowland)
Cosmic Ray’s has a super cool futuristic interior – as you would expect from one of the best Magic Kingdom quick service restaurants in Tomorrowland.
It’s centrally located at the entrance of Tomorrowland, just a short walk from the Castle.
As another Magic Kingdom counter service restaurant that accepts mobile ordering, it serves up classic American theme park food – including a great vegan burger!
Although the inside may be a little dated, the food is quite good.
Cosmic Rays is the best quick service dinner at Magic Kingdom.
Cosmic Ray’s is a great place to sit and enjoy your meal as you experience the wonderful music of Cosmic Ray’s resident performer Sonny Eclipse.
He serenades you with completely original songs as well as cracking some great (dad) jokes while you eat your great quick-service food.
Did you know that Kal David, the famous American blues singer and songwriter, did the voice work for Sonny Eclipse?
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Casey’s Corner (Main Street U.S.A)
An absolute classic located on Main Street U.S.A, Casey’s Corner serves up classic baseball food in this themed Magic Kingdom quick service restaurant.
As it is a classic stop-off for most people visiting the park, it does get incredibly busy in there so bear that in mind if you want to visit.
It does accept mobile ordering though, which can reduce your wait time so you may want to consider doing that.
It is insanely busy as it is right off of Main Street so doing a mobile order is essential unless you want to wait in a long line.
The minute you get to Casey’s Corner, you will want to send some people in your party to begin hunting for a table!
This is easily the busiest quick service at Magic Kingdom!
Casey’s Corner serves the classic baseball hot dogs and fries, as well as corn dog nuggets which are the absolute best!
There are lots of different versions of the hot dogs you can get on the menu, as well as great vegan options so you can still enjoy a classic ‘hot dog’ even if you’re plant-based.
They also serve classic fountain sodas as well as a specialty Frozen Mint Julep lemonade which is a real treat.
A trip to Casey’s Corner is definitely recommended but pretty much everyone agrees with that so you may be in for a bit of a long wait!
Columbia Harbour House (Liberty Square)
Calling all seafood lovers! This is the place for you.
Columbia Harbour House, located near Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square, has tons of amazing seafood dishes to offer you.
This is a chance to have some really unique theme park food in a relaxed nautical counter service restaurant.
You even have the option to skip the line by using mobile ordering at this restaurant.
This is one of our favorite Magic Kingdom quick service dining options, and we have eaten here throughout the years many times.
The Clam Chowder is one of the best things on the menu, as well as their Chilled Lobster roll!
They also serve fantastic golden Hushpuppies which are a must-try snack while you’re in the park!
If you are looking for the best quick service dinner at Magic Kingdom, Columbia Harbor House is a great choice and you won’t regret it!
Sleepy Hollow (Liberty Square)
Sleepy Hollow is located in a sweet little brick cottage right by Cinderella’s castle in Liberty Square.
It’s a quirky little place, offering fantastic views of the castle, and is definitely worth a visit.
It is by far at the top of our best counter service at Magic Kingdom options because it’s so different from everywhere else in the park.
Sleepy Hollow has a great menu of sweet waffle sandwiches, unique to Sleepy Hollow.
It is home to one of the best snacks at Disney World, the Nutella waffle sandwich!
And of course, anything waffle based makes it to the top of our best quick service breakfast at Magic Kingdom options.
The portion sizes are also very generous so you get a lot for your money, which is always a good thing!
We like heading to this Magic Kingdom quick service restaurant for a snack to sweeten our day.
Gaston’s Tavern (Fantasyland)
AIf you are wondering what to eat at Magic Kingdom, this absolutely adorable stop may be the place for you!
While you will likely be able to spot its namesake lurking nearby, Gaston’s Tavern is a great quick-service dinning in Magic Kingdom.
For the best quick service breakfast at Magic Kingdom, this one is near the top of our list!
The interior is super cute and really fun, making it a great place to stop for a bit of food.
The menu here mostly focuses on French-inspired sandwiches and a few sweet snacks but it’s worth the stop just for LeFou’s Brew.
This is their signature non-alcoholic drink and it’s incredible, also brilliantly refreshing on a hot Floridian day.
The warm cinnamon rolls here are also HUMUNGOUS and a definite must-have for those with a sweet tooth.
Looking for a way to start your day early with an early meal? Then check out our recommendations for Magic Kingdom breakfast options!
The Friar’s Nook (Fantasyland)
The Friar’s Nook is along the lines of your more traditional fast food restaurants and is a great pick for a Magic Kingdom quick service option.
This food is going to be a hit with your kids as there are several varieties of Mac and Cheese, as well as some really fun burgers and shoe-string fries.
The food is a piece of familiarity and will have you feeling like you are eating Magic Kingdom fast food, but this location can really help feed your picky party members fast.
The prices are reasonable for theme park food, and honestly, this is one of the faster quick-service dining options. This place is even faster if you use the Disney app for
Want to know more about the mobile order options in Disney’s special app? Then check out our in-depth post about the My Disney Experience app, and some of our tricks for navigating it!
Worst Magic Kingdom Quick Service Restaurants
Main Street Bakery (Main Street U.S.A)
Don’t be fooled by the name of this quick service in Magic Kingdom.
This is a Starbucks. Plain and simple.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with a good Starbucks and this, as you would expect from Magic Kingdom, is a good Starbucks. However, you’re in Disney World!
If that doesn’t give you permission to go all-out with all things Disney, then you are doing it wrong!
If you are looking for lunch or a snack, there are much better Magic Kingdom quick service options for you!
If you are simply looking for a quick coffee or tea, then this place is fine, but it does not have the best Magic Kingdom food around.
The menu includes the usual Starbucks sandwiches and snacks as you would from any other Starbucks in any other country in the world, and this in no way is a bad thing, but whilst you’re in Magic Kingdom you may as well make the most of it!
Main Street Bakery has a pretty cool interior and it’s huge, however there are much better options for Magic Kingdom quick service.
If you are curious, here are all the Disney World Starbucks locations at each of the parks, just in case you can’t resist.
The Lunching Pad (Tomorrowland)
Right in the heart of Tomorrowland, you will find The Lunching Pad – a cross between a 1920s diner and a space café serving American snack food.
It does take mobile ordering so it can be one of the faster Magic Kingdom dining options as the lines are short, but we think it’s worth the extra time to go somewhere else for food.
The Lunching Pad has a very limited menu and is really more of a snack bar than a quick service restaurant.
It’s also quite far out of the way so it’s a bit of a trek for less options than most other quick service options.
That being said, it does serve a good pretzel!
If you are coming here for a pretzel or snack that is fine, otherwise do yourself a favor and head to one of the other options suggested above!
But still, if you’re looking for the best counter service at Magic Kingdom then you’re better off with some of the options we’ve listed above.
But if you are into eating in the fresh air, then check out the best places for outdoor dining at Disney!
Pinocchio Village Haus (Fantasyland)
Pinocchio Village Haus can be found in Fantasyland, not far from the ‘It’s a Small World’ ride – some sections of the restaurant even offer an overlook of guests boarding the ride.
It has a charming interior and plenty of space inside, however that’s almost where the good points about this restaurant end.
We cannot express enough how terrible this restaurant is.
Not only is it the worst quick service restaurant at Magic Kingdom, it is also one of the worst restaurants at Magic Kingdom overall and one of the worst in all of Disney.
There is quite a large selection of Italian-inspired dishes, however, most of these are pretty subpar when compared to other restaurants available in the park.
We have yet to hear anything good from people who have eaten here, and food is often served lukewarm and pretty bland – not what you would expect from good Italian food at all.
The flatbread is one of their main items but it doesn’t live up to the expectations that come with a great Disney dining experience.
Please do yourself a favor and choose other Magic Kingdom quick service restaurants to dine in!
Do not fall for the trap that it overlooks “It’s A Small World”. Not worth it!
If you’re trying to tame a young one who is interested in the “It’s A Small World” ride, then check out our list of the best rides for babies at Disney World.
Aloha Isle (Adventureland)
One of the can’t-miss-out-on foods can be found at this Magic Kingdom quick service restaurant, which is why this choice may be upsetting to some.
Don’t get us wrong, the Dole Whip at Aloha Isle is fantastic, and a must-have treat for any park goer.
However, that is the vast majority of the menu: Dole Whip and flavor variations.
There is not a full meal available at this location, which is not good if you are looking for the best quick service lunch at Magic Kingdom.
It has a great variety of treats and drinks, but as far as food with substance, this location is not it.
But if you like Dole Whip as much as we do at Disney Trippers, then you may want to check out the locations of where to get Dole Whip at Disney!
Cheshire Cafe (Fantasyland)
Themed to Alice in Wonderland, Cheshire Cafe is known for its whimsical treats and drinks.
For a Magic Kingdom quick service option, however, we’d recommend this location only as a snack.
The menu at this location is limited and is not suitable for those with certain allergies like dairy or gluten.
The seating is outdoors and can be more crowded than Casey’s Corner depending on the time of day.
This Magic Kingdom quick service restaurant is fun but it won’t leave you feeling full after eating.
But if you are looking for a meal that will leave you full, then you should check out our list of the best and worst Magic Kingdom restaurants!
We hope this list helps you find the most magical food you could dream of when you’re visiting the Magic Kingdom.
Are there any other Magic Kingdom quick service restaurants you think we should have included – either worst or best? Let us know in the comments!
My husband and I had a quick lunch at Pinocchio’s Village Haus in September.
We had the Margareta Flatbread and the Four- Cheese Flatbread.
To us they were tasty and at a good temperature.
I would have rather gone to Casey’s Corner but it was closed due to The Pandemic.
Thanks for sharing!!! Wish Casey’s was open now too! there aren’t enough options!