Burgers might just be the quintessential theme park food.
And who doesn’t love a good burger? There are classy and gourmet burgers made with fine Kobe beef, down-to-earth cheap and greasy burgers (which have a place in our hearts, too), burgers made with lobster, salmon, and even plant-based burgers. We love a great burger at Disney World!
You can find multiple forms of this delicious hot sandwich all over Walt Disney World, and if you’re a HUGE burger fan, we’ve narrowed down the top burgers across property to help you get the best burgers during your Disney vacation.
Cheeseburger Spring Rolls (Adventureland Spring Roll Cart)
Nothing says Disney MORE than snacks. There’s one snack that could be the most popular of ALL Disney World snacks, and that’s the Cheeseburger Spring Rolls.
So in case you’re not in the know, if you wander over to Adventureland in Magic Kingdom, you’ll stumble upon the Spring Roll Cart (which we’ve called the Spring Roll Wagon and the Egg Roll Wagon — whatever, it’s all the same thing). You’ll find it close to the entrance of Adventureland — it’s colorful, so you can’t miss it.
So why are people standing in line for Cheeseburger Spring Rolls? Well, think about it — it’s a cheeseburger all wrapped up in a neat way that’s easy to eat while you’re on the go in Magic Kingdom. So you can get those classic cheeseburger flavors in a way that won’t end up with you having melted cheese on your shirt.
BBQ Burger (Regal Eagle Smokehouse)
You know when you’re in EPCOT and it’s time to eat? And then you get SO overwhelmed because there are SO many good options? Yeah…been there! Here’s our cheat code — don’t overthink it — Just go to Regal Eagle and get the BBQ Burger. Sure, all of the unique international food and festival booths are flashy and Instagrammable and try to lure you in. But if you want a tasty burger, trust the wacky Muppet chefs over at Regal Eagle (yes, the subtly Muppet-themed and distinctly patriotic restaurant) in the America Pavilion.
The burgers are made with garlic toast for buns! It’s a 1/3 lb Angus burger on garlic toast, topped with BBQ pork, garlic aïoli, and a fried onion ring. It also comes with your choice of side (hellooo Mac and Cheese!).
Ok guys, this burger is good. C’mon, it’s a burger on garlic toast, which is basically a dream come true. What’s not to like about that? A super juicy patty — no overly well done hockey pucks here like we sometimes find on standard Disney burgers! And don’t forget that tangy BBQ pulled pork that adds even more flavor. It was super tender and very smoky! And then a smoky crunch from the massive onion ring!
It’s hearty, tangy, garlicky, buttery, and just plain good. Don’t take our word for it — what are you waiting for? Grab a plane ticket, a park ticket, a park pass, and get to EPCOT for this burger!
Drive-in BBQ Burger (Sci-Fi Dine-In)
When you return to the 1950s or 1960s and dine in a synthetic open-air drive-in movie theatre, it’s not surprising to find a burger on the menu. And the Sci-Fi Dine-In usually has several!
Needless to say, if you’re jonesing for a burger and you’re in Hollywood Studios, Sci-Fi Dine-In is a great spot to be to have a nice selection of burgers to choose from. And though each burger has its own fan base, the one we’re highlighting today is the Drive-In BBQ Burger! This sandwich is a signature blend of beef and house-made seasoning served on a brioche bun topped with 9-hour smoked pork, bourbon-bacon jam, cheddar, lettuce, and barbecue sauce.
The layers of the flavor in this burger are truly finger-licking! The older version of the Drive-In BBQ Burger didn’t have the pulled pork on top or the bourbon-bacon jam, but instead had an onion ring and crispy-fried jalapeños. The bourbon-bacon jam is a total delight! It adds so much flavor to the burger overall, giving it a nice balance of savory and sweet.
And the pulled pork on top brings the whole dish together. It adds a nice level of sweetness thanks to the barbecue sauce and a good amount of saltiness from the pork. Every bite has a perfect blend of those flavors mixed with cheddar cheese.
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Kobe Beef Burger (Yak & Yeti)
Since it first entered the Disney food scene back in 2007, we’ve found Yak and Yeti Restaurant to have consistently good food. Which, as you may know, if you’ve been following Disney Food Blog for a while, is a pretty big compliment! And if you’re thinking of getting a burger, this may not be the first place you think of, but after you see this — you’ll agree, it SHOULD be!
Kobe Beef Burger comes topped with your choice of shiitake mushroom and scallion compote or Asian slaw, and served with sesame-soy mayonnaise and crispy fries on the side! This has been a staple on the menu, and it continues to deliver on unique flavors for a more sophisticated burger palate.
Now, is this a burger you should make a special trip to Animal Kingdom for? No, there are plenty of other burgers at Disney World that are just as good or even better. But if you’re already in Animal Kingdom, this is the best burger you’ll find HERE.
BBQ Dream Burger (Cookes of Dublin)
You’re in Disney Springs, and you’re thinking of D-Luxe Burger, Polite Pig, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, and a myriad of other dining rockstar options that have burgers. So the last place you’re probably thinking about is the tiny (by comparison) quick service spot carved out of the corner of Raglan Road, and probably better known for its Fish & Chips.
But that’s why you have us. So we can tell you about the delicious food gems that are hiding in plain sight. Now, we’ve had a long-standing affection for Cookes of Dublin (and Raglan Road, its fancier older sister restaurant). So, our hearts broke a little when we had to say goodbye to The Beast, the hand-battered sirloin burger, that won our hearts. But this is not a post about burgers emeritus, but about burgers, you can get NOW.
Enter the BBQ Dream Burger. The same sirloin burger patty, but with Jameson Irish Whiskey barbecue burger with onion ring, Dubliner Cheese, and Arugula served with chips. There seems to be a running trend of our top burgers including barbecue sauce, but the fact that they use Jameson Irish Whiskey in their sauce gives it a bit of a extra little kick!
Those classic Irish flavors like whiskey and the creamy Dubliner cheese add that Irish touch to make this burger a comfort-food favorite, with a twist. If you really wanna step this burger up, get a side of the beer cheese with it. Trust us. You can find a ton of delicious burgers at Disney Springs, but don’t sleep on this one!
Stack Burger (Steakhouse 71)
Steakhouse 71 opened at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, just in time for Disney World’s 50th anniversary and though she’s still new to the restaurant scene, she is mighty! There is the traditional dining room and a lounge that’s connected.
Whenever you eat here, you will come away happy, but if you’re lucky enough to eat in the Lounge or grab a lunch reservation in the main dining room, you can lock in that Stack Burger for your meal. We’ve had luck asking our server if we can order it for dinner as well, but as it’s not listed on the dinner menu, your mileage may vary with that request.
The Stack Burger is a signature blend of beef, pork belly, American cheese, lemon aïoli, red onion, and house-made pickles, on a brioche bun. Sure, it sounds fancy, topped with pork belly (instead of bacon), some nifty citrusy mayonnaise, and pickles that didn’t come out of a jar — but this is a roll-up-your-sleeves, open-your-mouth-as-wide-as-you-can kinda burger!
This burger is super SUPER delicious! It’s basically like a diner burger that is smashed on the griddle (you know the ones!). You get a ton of salt and a little bit of grease, but in the best way possible. And, the cheese was all drippy and melty and amazing, seriously — look at that waterfall of cheese!
Cheeseburger Pods (Satu’li Canteen)
Yes, we’ve covered the main spots in Disney World and given you the best burgers at each park, Disney Springs, and Disney Resorts — but we love food, and we love burgers, and we love you, so we’re giving a bonus burger you can’t ignore.
Satu’li Canteen is a Quick Service spot that serves up food you might not expect to find in a theme park! It’s themed to be the former RDA (Resources Development Administration) mess hall, but is now “a peaceful dining facility adorned with Na’vi art and cultural items,” as Disney puts it.
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