6 Things Walt Disney World Insiders Love About Quick Service Dining

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By Caitlin Corsello

Walt Disney World is full of amazing dining locations for guests to enjoy while on vacation. From fine dining experiences to snack carts and everything in between, guests are sure to find meals that they will absolutely love. Many guests are fans of quick service dining locations which offer up delicious food in a more casual and faster setting than full service restaurants. While quick service restaurants are fast and easy, their food is amazing and on par with any full service restaurant on property. Disney insiders love enjoying meals at quick service dining location as they can have almost every type of food imaginable in convenient settings. Here are six things that Walt Disney World insiders love about quick service dining.


6. Sunshine Seasons –

A quick service dining location that is a favorite of many insiders can be found on the lower level of The Land Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World. Sunshine Seasons is located in between Soarin’ and Living with the Land and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. Disney insiders love this quick service location as there are several different ordering counters which feature unique and delicious options. Guests can order up options including Adult Breakfast Platters, Turkey and Monterey Jack on Ciabatta, Spicy Fish Tacos, Slow Roasted Pork Chop, and a decadent Strawberry Shortcake!

5. Be Our Guest Restaurant–

The newest dining location in the Magic Kingdom invites guests into the Beast’s Castle to feel as though they have stepped directly into the classic animated film Beauty and the Beast. Be Our Guest Restaurant is unique in that it operates as a quick service dining location for breakfast and lunch and transitions to a full service location for dinner. Disney insiders love stopping in for a quick service meal and dining in either the Grand Ballroom, West Wing, or Castle Gallery. Options from the menu include a Vegetable Quiche, French Onion Soup, Croque Monsieur, and Tuna Nicoise Salad.

4. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe –

A great quick service dining location that Disney insiders visit on each trip to the Magic Kingdom is Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café. Open for lunch and dinner each day, guests can order up delicious meals and dine in several different rooms including one that is outfitted to look like a quaint courtyard. Meal options include a Spicy Beef Rice Bowl, Steak Fajita Platter, and Southwest Salad with Spicy Beef. Disney insiders especially love enjoying meals at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café as they can access the free toppings bar and add condiments and toppings like lettuce and tomatoes to their meals for free.

3. Flame Tree Barbecue –

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a quick service dining location which entices guests in with the smells of amazing barbecue. Flame Tree Barbecue is on Discovery Island and serves up finger licking barbecue options for lunch and dinner including a Pulled Pork Sandwich, Watermelon Salad, and Ribs and Chicken Combo. After ordering, guests can enjoy their meals on a patio that looks out across the river at Expedition Everest.



2. La Cantina de San Angel –

Nestled on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon in Epcot is a quick service location which serves up traditional Mexican cuisine with amazing views of the surrounding areas. La Cantina de San Angel can be found in the Mexico Pavilion and is open for lunch and dinner serving up options like Empanadas con Queso, Tacos de Pescado, and Nachos. Disney insiders also love sipping on frozen margaritas in a variety of flavors and getting to the restaurant early to snag a table with a great view of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth.

1. Sommerfest –

Located nearby La Cantina de San Angel is the Sommerfest quick service dining location in the Germany Pavilion . Sommerfest is a walk up counter located in the back of the pavilion’s courtyard and is open for lunch and dinner. Disney insiders love stopping by Sommerfest to munch on options including Bratwurst, Cold Potato Salad, and Nudel Gratin. Disney insiders also love sipping on traditional German beers including a grapefruit flavored one and Altenmunster Oktoberfest.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.