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Our Top 10 Favorite Quick Service Restaurants At Disney World Resorts

If you are looking for some great quick service locations throughout Walt Disney World, consider heading to a Walt Disney World Resort.  Some of the best quick-service locations are located at Walt Disney World’s Resort.

We like heading to these locations not only because of the great food choices but also because it offers ways to get out of the Disney Parks and see some of the other Resorts at Disney.

Take a look at our top ten favorite quick service locations at Walt Disney World Resorts.

Disney's Polynesian Resort View
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Capt’ Cook’s- Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Head out from the Magic Kingdom for an outstanding breakfast or lunch at Capt’ Cook’s.  We love this option because of the island flavors that are part of the dishes.  Mobile order a meal then enjoy the amazing views of the Lava Pool, Magic Kingdom, and the great tropical feel.

For breakfast, Guests can enjoy the famous Tonga Toast which is full of sweet goodness.  For lunch and supper, there are a variety of unique sandwiches, coconut meatballs, Asian-style noodle bowls and so much more.

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Contempo Cafe- Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Another fantastic option for a quick service meal near Magic Kingdom is Contempo Cafe at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  Hop on the monorail or take a quick ride over to this iconic Disney Resort.

Even though most Guests head to Dinsey’s California Grill for a good meal at Chef Mickey’s or California Grill, the quick service option Contempo Cafe is also a fantastic option for a great meal with an amazing view of the monorail, the Mary Blair mosaic, and the beautiful Bay Lake.

There are some great, classic options for all three meals at Contempo Cafe.  Enjoy Mickey Waffles, Spicy Chicken Burgers, great flatbread pizzas and so much more.  They are also a lot of delicious sweet treats if you are looking for a snack.

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Primo Piatto- Disney’s Riviera Resort

Catch the skyliner from EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a great quick service meal at Disney’s Riviera Resort.  Primo Piatto is an indoor dining area that provides unique black and white photos of Walt Disney’s vacations through the Mediterranean.

Try out the delicious blue-lemon pancakes, cinnamon crumbles “french toast” bread pudding, the popular Croque monsieur, or the Italian sandwich.  Not only does Primo Piatto offer amazing meals, but Guests should also take time to take in the beauty of this beautiful Disney Resort.

Art of Animation Big Blue Pool
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Landscape of Flavors- Disney’s Art of Animation

A great quick service location with a variety of options is Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation.  Take in the large-than-life icons from favorite movies such as Lion King, Finding Nemo, Little Mermaid, and Cars.

The animation continues to play out in the dining areas that Guests can enjoy sitting in at Landscape of Flavors.  Enjoy those amazing Mickey waffles, great sandwiches, and of course classics like chicken nuggets.

Although you might not think of heading all the way to Art of Animation for a meal, if you use the Skyliner it is a quick and easy trip from EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Pop Century Everything Pop Food Court
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Everything Pop- Disney’s Pop Century

Right next door to Disney’s Art of Animation is Disney’s Pop Century.  At Everything Pop, Guests can also enjoy a food court-type quick service location with a variety of entree options that will be sure to make everyone happy.

Everything Pop provides a fun, upbeat atmosphere that kids will love and parents will appreciate the large seating areas and the ability to enjoy a variety of entree options.

Zebra Domes
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The Mara- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

One of the most beautifully themed Disney Resort is Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.  This beauty continues throughout the quick service location called The Mara.  Guests will enjoy the murals depicting animals and vegetation seen on an African savannah.

It isn’t just the atmosphere that Guests will love.  The food choices are fantastic as well.  Guests will enjoy roasted half-chicken, tuna salad wrap, and don’t forget the popular Zebra Domes.

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Roaring Fork-  Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Another Disney Resort that is absolutely stunning is Disney’s, Wilderness Lodge.  Take time to visit Disney’s Wilderness Lodge during your Magic Kingdom day and enjoy a quick meal at Roaring Fork.  Choose to dine indoors or head outside on the patio.

Delicious chicken and waffles, ranger hash, and a smoked pulled pork sandwich are all top picks.  Although the menu might be limited, what is offered is fantastic and the views can’t be beaten.

Gasparilla Island Grill- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

This adorable, cute, casual dining restaurant offers a great quick service option at Gasparilla Island Grill.  Enjoy a breakfast platter before heading to the Magic Kingdom to start your day or try out burgers, flatbreads, and desserts throughout the day.

Gasparilla Island Grill doesn’t offer a huge menu, there is something truly amazing about having a meal while watching the boats and ferries on Seven Seas Lagoon with the castle in the background.

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BoardWalk Deli-Disney’s Boardwalk

A new great quick service location has just recently opened at Disney’s Boardwalk.  The new BoardWalk Deli is now offering sandwiches, bagels, and desserts that are perfect for grabbing in between visiting the Parks.

This new location is getting a lot of positive reviews as Guests like the sandwiches and the ease of getting them.

Port Orleans French Quarter
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Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory- Disney’s French Quarter

This quick service location isn’t one that many Guests think of; however, it is a great location for a quick meal.  This small dining location brings the cozy atmosphere of the Resort into the dining hall.

There are several different counters that offer Guests a variety of choices to choose from.  Try out southern food like biscuits & gravy, shrimp & grits, jambalaya and so much more.  Even though it might not be as easy to get to, this is a top choice for a quick meal at a Disney Resort.

We all think about where we want to eat within the Disney Parks; however, there are a lot of great options at the Disney Resorts.  On your next Disney vacation, make sure to venture out to try one of these top options.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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