Magic Kingdom has plenty of food kiosks and smaller fast food restaurants scattered around the park. If you need a quick snack or drink while you’re at MK, just look around and there’s a good chance you’ll spot at least one, if not multiple, food kiosks. In particular, I like taking a snack break at Pinocchio Village Haus, a fast-food restaurant that overlooks the it’s a small world ride.
But when you need a full meal, I recommend the sit down restaurants Be Our Guest, Cinderella’s Royal Table, and The Crystal Palace. If you want fast food, I would strongly suggest Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe or Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn And Cafe.
- The Plaza Restaurant
- The Crystal Palace
- Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
- Cinderella’s Royal Table
- Be Our Guest
- The Lunching Pad
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
- Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
- Pinocchio Village Haus
- Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
- Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
The Plaza Restaurant
Small, cozy sit-down restaurant. Ask for a table close to the windows for a beautiful view of Cinderella Castle. Due to the small size, there are very few reservations available so book early.
Recommendation: Get the meatloaf – it’s delicious! If you’re a vegetarian, try the Vegetarian Bangers and Mash – it tastes like real meat!
The Crystal Palace
Another sit down restaurant with a view of Cinderella Castle. I like this restaurant – it has a more open feeling, similar to a greenhouse, compared to The Plaza restaurant.
Recommendation: Ask for the prime rib or the fried chicken.
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
A sit-down restaurant decorated with maps and jungle souvenirs. A nice place for a meal – the waiters keep up a constant stream of “Jungle Cruise” inspired puns.
Recommendation: Get the Sustainable Fish as an entree then Kungaloosh! for dessert!
Cinderella’s Royal Table
A sit-down restaurant located inside Cinderella Castle. What more could you ask for? A guaranteed hit for kids or those that are kids at heart!
Recommendation: Get the Braised Lamb Shank or the Chef’s Fish Of The Day. Top it off with the dessert The Clock Strikes Twelve.
Be Our Guest
This sit-down restaurant is located almost at the “back” of the Magic Kingdom – when making dining reservations make sure you leave plenty of time to reach it. But you absolutely will not regret it – the inside is gorgeously decorated as a royal banquet hall. There are three separate dining rooms: the main hall, a “musicbox” room on the right hand side of the main hall, and a “dungeon” style room on the left hand side of the main hall. Choose whichever room you want to sit in, but make sure you visit all 3 rooms: the musicbox room is great for pictures, while the dungeon room has the rose from Beauty and the Beast!
Recommendation: By far my favorite sit down restaurant in Magic Kingdom. Get the Filet Mignon or the Sea Scallops. For dessert get the White Chocolate Cup – it has the “grey stuff” mentioned in Beauty and the Beast!
The Lunching Pad
For some quick food on the go, I love picking up a hot dog and chips here! If you love people-watching, eat here and watch everybody else running to Space Mountain!
Recommendation: I love picking up a hot dog here and then wandering around the souvenir shops. It makes me feel so time-efficient!
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
This cafe is my FAVORITE fast food spot in Magic Kingdom and possibly the whole of Disney World. Tons of seating, a varied menu, and an animatronic alien belting out songs and corny jokes. What more could you want?
Recommendation: Get the cheeseburger or the foot long hot dog.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
This is the Tex-Mex version of Cosmic Ray’s, and it’s helpfully located at the opposite end of Magic Kingdom in Frontierland. If you love southwest US flavored food, you’ll feel right at home.
Recommendation: Get the nachos or the fajita platter.
Pinocchio Village Haus
Located right next to It’s a Small World ride, this is a fast food/counter service spot to grab a quick bite.
Recommendation: Any of the flatbread pizzas` – you can’t go wrong!
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
A great fast-food/counter service place to grab a bite. Lots of seating – this is a great place to go if you need a break. In some areas, you have an excellent view of .Cinderella Castle.
Recommendation: Get the chicken nuggets or fried fish platter.
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
A sit-down Italian restaurant styled after the movie Lady and the Tramp. Roomy, and located right at the entrance of Magic Kingdom. Many survey respondents liken the food in this restaurant as similar to Olive Garden. That can be a good or bad thing, depending on your view of Olive Garden.
Recommendation: It’s Italian food, which means that everything’s good! I love the fettuccine alfredo. For dessert, get the tiramisu for a delicious ending!