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
Recommended Fast Food Restaurants
The Lunching Pad
This is a great place for a quick snack – this counter service restaurant serves up hot dogs, chips, and cooling drinks. It’s located in the middle of Tomorrowland right under the Astro Orbiter ride and entrance to the PeopleMover.
Recommendation: If you need a break or a snack, pick up a hot dog and chips here. Plenty of seating makes this a winner of a place.
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
This futuristic restaurant features an animatronic alien (Cosmic Ray) 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.
The Plaza Restaurant
Small, cozy sit-down restaurant located in front of the plaza area of Cinderella Castle. Ask for a table close to the windows for a beautiful view of Cinderella Castle. Due to The Plaza’s smaller size, it has fewer tables than other sit down restaurants in Magic Kingdom. Book early if you want this restaurant.
Recommendation: Get the meatloaf and the signature chocolate cake!
The Crystal Palace
A gorgeous sit down restaurant with a wonderful view of Cinderella Castle. This is a strongly recommended restaurant: the interior is large and spacious with expansive windows, and the food is buffet-style
Recommendation: The buffet is excellent, with carved meats and so many sides! If you’re a vegetarian, there are also plenty of options – while menus vary day-to-day, I had an excellent mushroom ragout.
Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
Located in Adventureland, this sit-down restaurant is decorated with maps and exotic souvenirs. This is a fantastic place for a meal if you have children who love adventure and exotic places. The waiters keep up a constant stream of puns inspired by the nearby Jungle Cruise ride.
Recommendation: Get the Sustainable Fish 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!
The inside is decorated with a medieval motif, with high arched ceilings and flags draped over them. This is a character dining restaurant – princesses (Cinderella, Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine) will walk through the dining room and give you the opportunity for photos, but will not stop at each table as they did pre-pandemic.
Meals are a bit pricey ($75 for adults, $45 for children under 10) but the experience is worth it – you’re dining in Cinderella Castle!
Recommendation: Get the Duck Two-Ways or the Sea Scallops. 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!
This restaurant is a personal favorite of mine, but is also very highly rated by guests.
Recommendation: Pick the filet mignon or the pork tenderloin,
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!