Top 5 Quick Service Restaurants in Walt Disney World
Author: Mark Plante
Published: February 27, 2020

Below is a list and description of what DisneyDawgs considers the top-five Quick Service Restaurants that are within one of the four theme parks.  Those quick-service restaurants located in Disney Springs or either of the waterparks were not considered for this list.

ABC Commissary

Commissary LaneLocated on Commissary Lane in Hollywood Studios, the ABC Commissary offers a quick and inexpensive meal.  They offer a menu of quick food.  Ribs, Fish, Chicken and Burgers.  The service is usually quick and the restaurant is clean.  This is a great place to jump into if you want to grab a quick, inexpensive meal and still make it in time for your FastPass for Slinky Dog Rollercoaster.

This location offers order ahead on the MyDisney Mobile App and also offers Reservations after 4PM.  From the Disney World website: ”

Enjoy your dinner at this Fast Casual dining location—now accepting reservations! This gives you priority entry at your booking time.

Starting at 4:00 PM daily, you can enjoy a fast-casual dinner experience allowing you to place an order at one of the cash registers, take a pager and find a comfortable place to sit. Then, when the order is ready, we’ll bring the food right to your table.

Feast on scrumptious dinner fare like our Southwest BBQ Burger or Fish and Shrimp Platter paired with a Watermelon Margarita or Happy Daze cocktail. And don’t let the credits roll on your meal before enjoying a delectable dessert like our Apple Almond Tart.

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café

Sonny Delight at Cosmic Ray's Starlight CafeLocated in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café is one of the, if not the busiest Quick-Service Restaurants on all of Disney property.  With a menu of basically Burgers and Chicken, the food is good.  The thing that makes this restaurant so busy is the entertainment.  Sonny Delight, the alien animatronic from Yew Nork City on Planet Zork has been entertaining guests with his lounge-style act and playing the Astro-Organ at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café since 1995.

As of the time of this post, Sonny is currently down for refurbishment.  We hope that this is only temporary.

This location offers Order ahead on the My Disney Experience App on your cellphone.  Like I said, Cosmic Ray’s is extremely busy at all hours of the day.  Seating can be at a premium, so be patient.  Also, if you are done with your meal, please be courteous and clean your table and make room so that some that is trying to eat their meal, has a place to sit.

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café

Nacho Rio Grande at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and CaféLocated in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café offers a variety of Mexican and Southwestern style meals. From Chicken Fajitas to Taco Trios to the Southwest Burger.  Prices here are reasonable and the food is good.  Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café has one of the largest dining rooms for a quick-service restaurant in all of Disney World and for the most part, finding a seat is usually not a problem.

One of the big draws to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café is the secret menu item that they offer.  For those that do not know, some of the Disney World restaurants have a “secrete menu”.  These are items that are not on the regular menu, but can be ordered if asked for. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café secrete menu item is Nachos Rio Grande.  This item can only be ordered between the hours of 3 and 6PM and will feed 6-8+ people.  When ordered, you will have a special table reserved for you and your group. Once the Nachos Rio Grande is ready, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café cast members make a production bringing your order out in a covered wagon styled cart and a parade of every cast member ringing cowbells and hooting and hollering. Once you have finished the Nachos Rio Grande, your party is treated to a special ceremony where you are taught about Pecos Bill’s Code of the Wild West and each member receives a sheriff’s badge and cowboy hat.  The price tag for this experience is pretty steep though, $90+ for nachos.  But it would be an experience that everyone in your party would not soon forget.

This location offers Order ahead on the My Disney Experience App on your cellphone.

Pinocchio Village Haus

Pinocchio Village HausLocated in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, Pinocchio Village Haus serves more of an Italian style menu with chicken parmesan sandwiches to pizza, pasta and salads.  Themed, as you would imagine, to the story of Pinocchio, the restaurant is quaint and may seem quite small.  The hidden gem of this restaurant is the outdoor seating, but few know of the hidden seating here.  There are stairs that lead to an upstairs dining room that is quiet and not many people visit.  This alone would be a big plus for a quick-serve restaurant, but if you look around upstairs, there are window that view into the It’s a Small World ride loading area.  While you eat your meal, you are able to watch other guests embark on their journey through It’s a Small World.

This location offers Order ahead on the My Disney Experience App on your cellphone.

Restaurantosaurus

RestaurantosaurusLocated in DinoLand USA at Animal Kingdom, Restaurantosaurus offers an American style menu featuring burgers, chicken and seafood.  The restaurant is styled as the quarters of a paleontology dig site.  The humor of the students can be seen throughout all of the rooms of the restaurant.  As with Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, the dining room of this restaurant is quite large,not as large as Cosmic Ray’s, so you should not have any problems finding a seat inside the air conditioned restaurant.  If seating is at a premium, there is plenty of outdoor seating.

 

This location offers Order ahead on the My Disney Experience App on your cellphone.

 

There you have it.  This is DisneyDawgs pick of the top 5 quick-service restaurants in Walt Disney World.  Do you agree with us?  If not, let us know.  Leave a comment below and let us know what you think are the best quick-service restaurants on Disney property.

 

 

 

 

Mark Plante and his family have been visitors to the Orlando area for 15+ years. They are using information, tricks and knowledge that they have accumulated during that time to create this blog.