Top 10 Disney World Quick Service Dining Locations

A huge part of the fun at Disney World is getting to eat some incredible food. They have some of the best sit down (aka table service in Disney talk) restaurants you would find anywhere. But equally, as incredible are their counter service (aka quick service in Disney talk) locations. It goes well beyond the traditional theme park fare of hamburgers, chicken nuggets and pizza. In fact, certain quick service dishes can rival premier table service locations. For this list let’s exclude the Disney resorts, that will be another blog post. Today, we will just focus on the parks and Disney Springs. Here are my picks for the top 10 Disney World quick service dining locations.

Satu’li Canteen

Let’s start with the very best, shall we? Pandora the World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom didn’t just bring us some incredible theming and attractions, it also brought us our favorite quick service dining location on property. Every time I am in Animal Kingdom I find it hard not to eat at Satu’li Canteen. The theming of the space itself is awesome and there is ample seating both indoors and out. But want makes this the best quick service is the food. It takes a “Chipotle” style approach to your meal. You select your base, then your protein followed by any sauces you would want. Served in a bowl, you really have endless tasty options when it comes to making your selections. A huge bonus is the freshness of the ingredients. Seeing the proteins cooked over an open grill as you are in line just reassures you that this is going to be good.

Satu’li canteen is a can’t miss.  

Yak and Yeti

Its sister table service restaurant is routinely considered one of the favorite in park meals by Disney World fans. But the outside quick service location offers some extremely tasty grub. Traditional chineseamerican fare is represented here. The Honey Sesame Chicken and Teriyaki Beef Bowl are both great options. But my personal favorite is getting an egg roll and their oh-so-delicious side of Chicken Fried Rice. Seriously, this Chicken Fried Rice is money and if you are on the Disney Dining Plan you can use a snack credit on it!

Flame Tree BBQ

It’s very easy to do just mediocre BBQ. You just grill up some meat and throw some sauce on it. Flame Tree BBQ in Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom doesn’t do mediocre anything. The ribs are exceptional and the ½ Chicken or Pulled Pork sandwich are equally as good. Plus, a huge crowd pleaser are the French Fries topped with Pulled Pork and Cheese Sauce. So. Freaking. Good. Really great food that is tasty and will fill you up is why Flame Tree BBQ made our list.

Casey’s Corner is a Main Street Institution

Casey’s Corner

There is just something so nostalgic about eating at Casey’s Corner. You feel like you are at the turn of the century America about to watch a ball game. Yes, the menu here is basic but, it almost always hits the spot. Lack of seating is a downside, especially for a quick service spot in such a heavily trafficked area. But the atmosphere and food make up for it. Their standard hot dogs are great and their style of shoestring like french fries are my favorite. A personal love of mine are their mini corn dog nuggets and no matter what you get be sure to get a side of that melted cheese which makes nearly everything taste better.

A somewhat new addition to Casey’s Corner appeals to those that frequent the parks often. Their hot dog of the month brings in new toppings and flavors to elevate the traditional hot dog to a whole other level. The added allure of being a limited time offering also helps the popularity.

If you’re looking for Tex-Mex in the Magic Kingdom, Pecos Bill’s is the place to go.

Pecos Bill’s

When you think of Magic Kingdom you think of good Tex-Mex food right? No? Ok well a visit to Pecos Bill’s is sure to change your mind when it comes to that notion. Right now this is my go to quick service location in the Magic Kingdom. The Conor Brown special these days is the taco trio. I get one ground beef, one chicken and one spicy beef. Now the toppings bar isn’t what it used to be but there is still plenty to load up on. Pecos Bill’s doesn’t disappoint and will always fill you up.

La Cantina de San Angel

While Pecos Bill’s might be considered more Tex-Mex food, La Cantina de San Angel in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot serves up more traditional Mexican dishes. You can still get tacos and nachos here, but the additional ingredients make it more Mexican than other quick service locations. Tacos served in corn tortillas bring Mexican flavors and spices that are sure to please. It’s a great option to add to if you want something more than just a snack as you eat your way around World Showcase.

Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Out of everything on this list Yorkshire County Fish Shop in the U.K. Pavilion at Epcot has the most basic menu. They’ve got one thing and one thing only. Fish and Chips. Luckily, they do their one thing very very well. Now it doesn’t take the top spot for Fish and Chips on Disney Property (here’s to you Raglan Road) these are still an excellent option when it comes to quick service dining. They hit the spot every single time. And they have saved me from impending doom on numerous occasions when incorporated with drinking around the World Showcase. All that fried goodness can help soak up some liquid if you know what I mean. Whether you’re drinking or not, these Fish and Chips are always tasty.

Sunshine Seasons

Now Epcot has almost endless possibilities when it comes to food. With the World Showcase being home to an array of international culinary delights it might seem weird that I am selecting a location in Future World but that just goes to show how good this place actually is. There are two overall reasons I am selecting Sunshine Seasons. The first reason being freshness. It’s easy to be inundated with burgers and fries at quick-service locations. While these can be tasty sometimes they can also severely weigh you down. Sometimes you just need something fresh and light to eat. With a lot of ingredients being grown in the Land Pavilion on premises you can taste the freshness in the dishes. The second reason this made the list is the uniqueness of the dishes. You’ll be hard pressed to find Salmon with Cheesy Grits and Andouille-Corn Succotash on other quick-service menus around property. Fresh and unique dishes making Sunshine Seasons shine.

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza

Cheap eats are hard to come by in Disney World. Luckily, Disney Springs has brought in several locations that can help in this regard. One thing I feel like Disney has always been lacking is good pizza places. There are good options but quick-service wise it always seems to be lackluster personal pizzas. Here is where Blaze shines. For $10 you can get good quality and tasty personal pizzas made right in front of you. You pick the toppings or you choose one of their “pre-designed” offerings. If you don’t think this place is good just check out the lines to get in. The process does move quick so don’t be discouraged if there is a super long line. This is the spot for quick service pizza.

Earl of Sandwich

Dating back to Downtown Disney times, Earl of Sandwich has remained a staple in good quick-service dining even through the transition to Disney Springs. Located in the Marketplace section here is where you can find tasty and unique sandwiches. Their menu has a wide variety of offerings sure to please any member of your party. The Holiday Turkey is a crowd pleaser and is the closest thing to Thanksgiving on a sandwich that you can get. A personal favorite is the Full Montagu. It’s Roasted Beef, Turkey, Swiss, Cheddar, Lettuce, Roma Tomato, Mustard Sauce and it is oh-so-delicious. The Earl is a great quick service spot for sandwich fanatics.

So there you have it. My top 10 Disney World quick service dining locations. Now there are plenty of other places I would eat at when it comes to quick-service dining but, for now, these are the top ten. What do you think? Are these the best quick service spots in Disney world? Let us know over on Facebook!  

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