Magic Kingdom’s Most Underrated Restaurant

Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle in the evening
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We’re letting you in on the best-kept secret at Magic Kingdom… the most underrated restaurant that should land at the top of your list.

Magic Kingdom Restaurants

Whether you’re looking for a quick-service restaurant, table-service restaurant, or a delicious snack kiosk, Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park in Florida has a plethora of enticing options.

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Disney Park table service restaurants provide a sit-down dining experience with a more extensive menu and a higher level of service compared to quick-service restaurants. Popular table-service restaurants in Magic Kingdom include Be Our Guest Restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Crystal Palace, Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, Liberty Tree Tavern, The Plaza Restaurant, and Tony’s Town Square Restaurant.

Quick service restaurants provide Guests with a spot to grab a bite to eat on the go. Some of the most popular quick-service restaurants in Magic Kingdom include Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, Columbia Harbour House, Casey’s Corner, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Pinocchio Village Haus, Aloha Isle, and Sunshine Tree Terrace.

But which of these restaurants do we feel is Magic Kingdom’s most underrated restaurant? Let’s dig in fork first…

Columbia Harbour House

Our top pick for Magic Kingdom’s most underrated restaurant goes to none other than Columbia Harbour House!

Columbia Harbour House ordering stations
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Columbia Harbour House is a quick service restaurant located in the Liberty Square area of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. The restaurant serves a variety of seafood dishes, as well as sandwiches, salads, and vegetarian options.

Columbia Harbour House lobster roll
Columbia Harbour House Lobster Roll (Credit: Disney)

The restaurant is designed to resemble a colonial-era New England seaside inn, with nautical-themed decor and a cozy atmosphere. Inside, you’ll find a variety of seating areas, including a main dining room and an often-forgotten upstairs area with additional seating. Be sure to take a look out the upstairs windows for views of the Haunted Mansion attraction.

Columbia Harbour House Interior
Columbia Harbour House (Credit: Disney)

Some of the most popular dishes at Columbia Harbour House include the lobster roll, New England shrimp boil, New England clam chowder, and the fried fish basket. Not a seafood fan? Enjoy tasty chicken strips and french fries. There are also vegetarian options, such as the plant-based crab cake called the Doom Burger. Don’t forget to order dessert with the yummy Happy Haunted Milk Shake.

Columbia Harbour House shrimp platter
Columbia Harbour House Shrimp Platter (Credit: Disney)

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Overall, Columbia Harbour House is a great option for quick and tasty food at Magic Kingdom, especially for seafood lovers looking for a great view of the beloved Haunted Mansion attrition while dining. Disney fans should stop overlooking this affordable, delicious, and unique Disney World restaurant.

Columbia Harbour House seating
Columbia Harbour House (Credit: Disney)

More About Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is a theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It is the most visited theme park in the world and is known for its iconic Cinderella Castle, classic attractions, and immersive lands. The park is divided into six themed lands:

  • Main Street, U.S.A.: This area is designed to resemble a small town in turn-of-the-century America and features shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
  • Adventureland: This land is inspired by exotic locales and features attractions such as the Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Frontierland: This land is themed after the American Old West and features attractions such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and the incoming Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (replacement for Splash Mountain).
  • Fantasyland: This land is inspired by classic Disney stories and features attractions such as “it’s a small world” and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster.
  • Tomorrowland: This land is themed after futuristic technology and space exploration and features attractions such as Space Mountain, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, and the new TRON Lightcycle / Run roller coaster.
  • Liberty Square: This land is inspired by colonial America and features attractions such as the Haunted Mansion and the Hall of Presidents.

Magic Kingdom is also known for its parades, fireworks shows, and character meet-and-greets, where Guests can interact with beloved Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, and Buzz Lightyear.

Overall, Magic Kingdom is a must-visit destination for Disney fans of all ages, offering a mix of classic attractions and immersive experiences that have entertained generations of visitors since the Park’s opening in 1971.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.