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Quick Service Options Not to Miss at Disney Resorts

When looking for great places to eat at Walt Disney World, don’t forget to look at Disney Resorts. Some of the best dining options can be found at Disney Resorts. We like heading to Disney Resorts as it is a great way to take a break from Disney Park while still enjoying the magic of Disney.

We are sharing our top quick service locations at Disney Resorts. Consider these options the next time you are at Walt Disney World. Don’t forget to use mobile order when visiting to save time in line.

Disney's Contemporary Resort Monorail Station
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Contempo Cafe- Disney’s Contemporary Resort

When we need a break from Magic Kingdom, we take a short walk over the Disney’s Contemporary Resort for a meal at Contempo Cafe. Located on the same level as Chef Mickey’s, Contempo Cafe provides excellent views of Bay Lake and the monorail through the Resort itself.

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

After our meal, we like to check out the great shops at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and the beautiful artwork, including the large Mary Blair mosaic.

Polynesian Village Beach
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Capt’ Cook’s- Disney’s Polynesian Resort

If we are looking for something slightly more unique to eat at Magic Kingdom, we head over to Disney’s Polynesian Resort. At Capt’ Cook’s, we can enjoy various dishes with some island flavors.

For breakfast, the top choice is the fantastic Tonga Toast. This sweet treat is well-known by Disney fans and is worth the breakfast trip. Later in the day, we enjoy coconut meatballs, Asian-style noodle bowls, pork nachos, and much more.

There is a large outdoor seating area at Capt Cook’s where you can see views of the Magic Kingdom past the excellent Lava Pool. After enjoying our meal, we like to stop by for a Dole Wipe for dessert. There are often different flavors available at Disney’s Polynesian Resort compared to those available in Magic Kingdom.

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

Another great option when needing a break from Magic Kingdom is to take a quick walk over the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for a meal at Gasparilla Island Grill.

This adorable cute, casual dining restaurant offers an excellent 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 vast menu; there is something truly unique about having a meal while watching the boats and ferries on Seven Seas Lagoon with the castle in the background.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Lobby
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The Mara- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

If you want to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge but don’t want to eat at one of the table-service locations, consider The Mara. Enjoy the fantastic Disney Resort’s beauty while roasting chicken, tuna salad wraps, and the famous Zebra Domes.

While enjoying your meal, enjoy the views of the savanna from different parts of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. There is also great artwork throughout the Resort, including murals that feature animals on an African savannah. Explore all this Resort offers, including The Mara, for a quick meal.

Disney's Riviera Resort
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Primo Piatto- Disney’s Riviera Resort

When visiting EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios, consider a quick skyliner ride to Disney’s Riviera. Here you can enjoy a fantastic meal a Primo Piatto, the popular quick-service location. 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 excellent meals, but Guests should also take time to take in the beauty of this beautiful Disney Resort. Don’t miss the fantastic mosaics and water features. They are stunning.

boardwalk inn deli
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BoardWalk Deli- Disney’s Boardwalk

If you don’t want to take the skyliner, walk from Disney’s Hollywood Studios or EPCOT to the Boardwalk area. Here you can find the new BoardWalk Deli. Although the menu isn’t fancy, Guests will enjoy the sandwiches, bagels, and desserts that are excellent for a quick meal on the go.

On a nice day, grabbing something from BoardWalk Deli and sitting out on the Boardwalk is a perfect meal. You can watch the boats travel back and forth between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios or watch as the Boardwalk area comes to life under the lights later in the day.

Sassagoula Floats
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Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory- Disney’s French Quarter

If you aren’t staying at either Disney’s French Quarter or Disney’s Riverside Resort, you might not think of heading to Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory for a meal. We recommend catching a bus here for a fantastic, flavorful meal during your next Disney vacation.

Several different counters offer Guests a variety of choices to choose from. Try out southern food like biscuits & gravy, shrimp & grits, jambalaya, and much more. Even though it might be more challenging to get to, this is a top choice for a quick meal at a Disney Resort.

The quick, small dining area brings a cozy atmosphere that can be needed during a busy day at Walt Disney World Park.

The next time you are at Walt Disney World and meal time comes around, consider heading to a Disney Resort. You can find great quick-service options throughout the Disney Resorts, and they are often less busy during the day than those in the Parks. Not only will you enjoy a great meal, but you will also be able to experience a fantastic Disney Resort.


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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