Here at DFB, we are all about making sure your time and money are well spent when you visit Walt Disney World.
Disney may not have brought back the Disney Dining Plan just yet, but there are still a lot of ways to score a deal on your meal. We’re bringing you the best Quick Service restaurants to grab a bite if you’re looking for BIG portions at an affordable price! Let’s get to it!
Columbia Harbour House
Columbia Harbour House in Magic Kingdom gives guests some variety from the traditional burgers and hot dogs at typical quick service locations (not that we’re hatin’ on burgers and dogs, cuz we love those, too)! The restaurant is located across from the Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square and serves up a variety of soups, sandwiches, and even seafood. While the food here is generally on the lighter side, there are quite a few unique items on the menu like a Lobster Roll and a Grilled Shrimp Skewer that are pretty popular among park-goers.
The dishes aren’t necessarily on the very cheap end of Disney World prices, but there is one item that makes this restaurant worthy of adding to the list — the Trio Platter.
The Trio Platter is a combination of Shrimp, Fish, and Chicken Breast Nuggets. Plus, it is served with Hush Puppies and a choice of sides all for $14.29. If that sounds like a lot of food to you, it is! The dish is easily shareable between two or more (depending on how hungry you are) and it’s overall pretty good!
Depending on how you split it, you can think of it as at most $7.15 per person. So, you can head over to Liberty Square and grab the Trio Platter and share it with the family on your next visit! Remember to Mobile Order your meal ahead of time to save yourself some time!
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Next up on our Quick Service values list is Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe in Magic Kingdom. This one is located in Frontierland and has a menu filled with Mexican-flavored eats. We’re not sure exactly how Disney landed on Mexican food for the Old West saloon-themed restaurant, but hey, we’re not complaining.
The dishes at this restaurant are priced at a pretty average Disney rate (not cheap, but not necessarily expensive) though the real value here lies in all the things you can ADD to your meal at no cost! Pecos Bill used to have a HUGE toppings bar, which has disappeared since the re-opening. But you can still get ALL those free toppings — you just have to mobile order them now!
So, you can pile on the toppings and make your burger or bowl EXTRA filling. Basically, you’re getting your meal PLUS a little bit more when you eat here! We’re still excited for that announcement of when self-serve toppings bars will reopen, but until then, we’re glad Disney’s made this accommodation to help us plus up our nacho game!
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is another Quick Service restaurant in Magic Kingdom where you can get a good bang for your buck. The menu features a wide array of “theme park food” like chicken strips, burgers, and salads, but the real value here lies in one particularly oversized dish…
…the footlong hot dog. They serve an All-Beef Foot Long Hot Dog that comes with a side of fries for $11.49. Or, you can add some toppings to your dog and get a Chili-Cheese All-Beef Foot-long Hot Dog for $13.99 (currently being served with Walt’s chili, in honor of the 50th Celebration). The other dishes from here are certainly shareable for the average adults, but the footlong hot dogs are even easier to share between two.
The hot dog itself is basically the size of at least two normal ones and then you get an entire boat of fries on the side. So, if you’re splitting you’re getting a pretty good deal on a meal for two in Disney World!
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
The next stop for a value in Magic Kingdom is Sleepy Hollow Refreshments. This little refreshment counter is tucked away in the corner of Liberty Square and offers up a great view of Cinderella Castle for your mid-bite enjoyment. This is the only place in the park that you’ll be able to find funnel cakes, but that’s not the only reason to visit! They also serve up some HUGE “snacks” that are big enough to be an entire meal.
If you’re looking for a hearty brunch, there is a Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich that is served with Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread for $8.49. We even got adventurous one day and created arguably the best Disney snack hack around — a Nutella Waffle ICE CREAM Sandwich! Try it now and thank us later.
Cut these giant waffles in half and you are getting a STEAL according to Disney World pricing standards!
Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie
Next, we’re headed over to EPCOT to check out what Quick Service meals you can grab for a great value! And, our first stop is Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in the France Pavilion. You’ll find this charming bakery at the back of the pavilion and they serve up a wide variety of pastries, desserts, soups, salads, and fresh sandwiches that feature simple, yet high-quality ingredients.
You might be surprised to find out how little they are charging for the large portions! And, it’s pretty easy to fill up without eating too much here because of the sheer amount of carbs. The lobster bisque in a bread bowl is only $5.95, and you can get an entire fresh baguette for only $3.50!
Plus, they even have a few sandwiches that are priced at a bargain (for Disney). The Croissant Jambon Fromage is a sandwich with Ham, Cheese, and Béchamel in a Croissant, and it costs $6.95. We like to get this when we are in EPCOT if we’re looking for something filling at a great cost and it always delivers on both ends.
You could certainly share many of the dishes from here too, or just get something for yourself knowing that you’ll be able to make it to your next meal and there will still be some cash in your pocket! There are lots of delicious desserts here too, so you might spend all that extra cash on those, but, hey, you tried!
Want a snack that is large enough to be an entire meal in Disney World? Well, EPCOT has you covered! When you’re entering World Showcase from EPCOT’s East Future World (where The Land is located), you’ll stumble upon the Refreshment Port. Lots of park-goers hurry by this little snack kiosk, but it is worth the stop for one thing — poutine!
The traditional poutine is French fries loaded up with beef gravy and cheese curds. This big boat of loaded fries is priced at just $7.50.
Eight Spoon Cafe
Disney’s Animal Kingdom also has a few Quick Service options where you can find big portions for a reasonable price! First up is Eight Spoon Cafe which is located near Discovery Island. They don’t have a giant menu, but they do serve up a snack that is particularly large and filling!
We’re talking about loaded mac and cheese (aka one of our favorite things to talk about)! Our personal favorite is the Baked Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork for $6.79 which is a staple on this menu. But we’ve also seen Baked Mac & Cheese with Shrimp and Sweet Chili Sauce for $6.99 offered occasionally. We’re not sure who thought that mac and cheese would pair well with meats and seafood, but it totally works. And, one of the best parts? The price!
If you love mac and cheese, make sure to take note of this sleeper spot and always be aware of the abbreviated hours, so you don’t miss out! This option is large enough to be a mid-day meal or an afternoon snack for two.
Flame Tree Barbecue
Not too far of a walk from Eight Spoon Cafe in Animal Kingdom is Flame Tree Barbecue. This popular spot features a menu filled with classic barbecue and a few unique items. And, you can come for the food and stay for the views — the outdoor seating area has a great view of Discovery River and offers shade from the heat during the day.
The meals are high quality and are priced pretty well for how much food you’re getting. But, the real value is in one of the shareable options! The menu features a Ribs and Chicken Combo which is Ribs and Chicken served with Signature Baked Beans and Coleslaw for $15.69. Before you drop your jaw to the ground looking at the price, know that you’d have to be one hungry human to eat this all by yourself! This one seems made to be shared, which makes the price pretty great for the amount of meat and sides you get!
So, if you find yourself in Animal Kingdom and aren’t sure where to go without breaking the bank, this is a great place to stop and share a meal!
Woody’s Lunch Box
Sure, you can find some cheap options, but it’s a bit trickier to find a meal for a great value in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! For this one, we’re headed over to Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land. This Quick Service restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the day and features some classic dishes with a twist.
All but one item on the menu is under $10, which is a pretty good deal for how large the portions are. The most popular snack here is the “Totchos” which is Potato Barrels coated with Beef and Bean Chili, Shredded Cheese, and signature Queso. You’ll never want to eat regular nachos or tater tots again!
And, you’re getting that big bowl of loaded tots for $9.99! We’d say that you could share this, but it’s way too good to give up half to someone else!
And, our last stop for those of you looking for a Quick Service value in Disney World is Chicken Guy! This restaurant is located in Disney Springs and is the creation of celebrity chef, Guy Fieri. Here you’ll find LOTS of chicken and a HUGE sauce selection to pair.
The best part? Everything on the menu (except for the combos) is UNDER $10! Signature sandwiches and chicken fingers cost as little as $5.99 and salads are $8.99 at most.
Plus, the serving sizes are HUGE and everything is LOADED in toppings so you’re probably going to walk out feeling a little heavier. Let’s just blame that on the fact that you’ll have some extra cash in your wallet, shall we?
So, there you have it — 10 of the best fast food values in Disney World right now! And, since we’re friends, we’ve got one more tip for you: One of our top-secret money savers on Disney food that we use ALL the time is to order a kid’s meal. Quick Service restaurants have these on the menu and they usually come with two sides and a drink for roughly $8.
Okay, we’ve covered it all now. We hope we’ve inspired you to try some of our tried-and-true best values for your fast food dining in Disney World! And, stay tuned to DFB for more delicious money-saving tips!
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Where is your favorite place to eat at Disney World if you’re looking for a steal? Let us know in the comments!