There is always a lot of talk about which Disney restaurants are the best and much is made of getting those dining experience reserved 180 days in advance. But what about those who don’t want to plan, or who are traveling with young kids and don’t want all the fuss of a planned sit down meal. For those that don’t want to do a table service meal, that doesn’t mean you have to be left out of the Disney dining fun. Disney World offers many wonderful, fun and delicious quick service dining options.
What is Disney Quick Service Dining
Quick Service dining is also known as counter service dining. You order at the counter and in most cases pick up your food on a tray and then seat yourself. Food offerings vary from standard fast food fare to much nicer options like an ahi tuna salad or prime rib sandwich. Quick Service meals cost less than a table service meal and there is no waiter to tip.
Best Disney Quick Service Dining Options at Magic Kingdom
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, located in between Adventure Land and Frontier Land has plenty of ample seating which is always a plus when it comes to quick service dining. I hate wondering around with a tray and I’ve never had a problem finding a seat here. Pecos Bill’s menu includes burgers, salads and pulled pork sandwiches. I recommend the pulled pork sandwich, it is big, delicious and just a bit messy. Kids menu includes burger, pork sandwich, and a turkey sandwich.
Be Our Guest, located in Fantasy Land at Belle’s Castle you can’t find a prettier or more enchanting quick service dining option in all of Disney World. Some lucky guests have been known to get Fast Pass Plus lunch reservation invitations. We were one of the lucky guests who got one on our last visit. Unlike other quick service restaurants at Be Our Guest you order on a computer screen and the food is magically delivered to your table on via a serving cart. When my husband asked how it worked our server replied, “Sir, this is an enchanted restaurant”. There are three dining rooms the rose room, where you can see the enchanted rose, the ballroom and the library. Each room is gorgeous and worth peaking at. The Be Our Guest lunch menu offers soups, salads and sandwiches that are far from your average park eats. On our last visit I had the Tuna Nicoise Salad which was excellent. The kids menu has a lot of variety, I’ve heard complaints that the kids options aren’t traditional and while chicken fingers aren’t on the menu you will find meatloaf, pasta, and grilled cheese. Quick service dining is available for lunch only.
|Ceiling in the ballroom at Be Our Guest|
Best Disney Quick Service Dining Options in Epcot
Tangerine Cafe, located in the Morocco Pavilion in World Showcase serves up large portions of delicious Moroccan food. The Shawarma Chicken Platter that comes with hummus, tabbouleh and couscous salad easily could feed two adults. Seating is offered inside and outside. The outside seating is a great place to people watch. The menu at Tangerine Cafe, offers traditional Moroccan food while the kids menu features chicken fingers and burgers. If your kid will eat chicken that is not breaded order the chicken platter and let them eat off your plate.
Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie, located in the France Pavilion in World Showcase features french sandwiches, soups and desserts. While I’m sure the soups and sandwiches are wonderful I have only gotten desserts here and once you go you will see why. They offer an amazing variety of french desserts from Pain Au Chocolat to Macaroons that are incredibly delicious. I love the feeling when you are in France that you are really there. Grab a glass of wine from the nearby wine shop and enjoy your pastry outside in the square.