The Ultimate Guide to the 7 BEST Restaurants in the Magic Kingdom (2024)

Do you want to know what the best restaurants in the Magic Kingdom are for your trip?

If so, you’re in the right place!

Touring Walt Disney World over the course of a few days is enough to make anyone hungry, especially since you’ll be walking upwards of 10 miles a day!

While Epcot is known as the foodie destination at Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom still has some fun offerings, you just need to know where to look.

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1. Sleepy Hollow (Best Breakfast in Magic Kingdom)

The only place to even attempt to get breakfast while at Magic Kingdom is the quick service location Sleepy Hollow. This small spot is serving up hot waffles with Nutella and fresh fruit.

Disney Liberty Square Sleepy Hollow Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Theme Park. One of the best restaurants at Magic Kingdom.

The waffles are perfectly crispy, and because the waffles are so hot the Nutella begins to melt into the holes of the waffle. The whole dish is then loaded with bananas, strawberries, and blueberries.

Disney Dining Waffles at Sleepy Hallow with Olaf from Frozen. Best restaurants at magic kingdom.

You can find Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square near The Hall of Presidents. The seating area also has great views of Cinderella Castle!

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Best Things to Eat at Sleepy Hollow: Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich and Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken-Waffle Sandwich

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2. Skipper’s Canteen (Best Lunch in Magic Kingdom)

A short walk from Main Street U.S.A. in Adventureland is Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen.

Disney Magic Kingdom Adventureland Skipper Canteen Menu. One of the best restaurants at Magic Kingdom.

The restaurant has a fun theme inspired by the Jungle Cruise next door, and the staff are supposed to be off-duty skippers.

Disney Magic Kingdom Park Adventureland Skipper Canteen Restaurant Nile Nellie's Noodle Bowl and White Wine. One of the best restaurants at Magic Kingdom.
Nile Nellie’s Noodle Bowl and White Wine

The restaurant is divided into a couple of rooms, but my favorite is the S.E.A. room, where you’ll learn about the lore of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers. 

The restaurant is known for it’s play-on-words menu with dishes like Baa Baa Lamb Chops and the “Tastes like Chicken!” Because it is.

Disney Magic Kingdom Park Adventureland Skipper Canteen Restaurant Taste Like Chicken Because it Is. One of the best restaurants at Magic Kingdom.
Skipper Canteen Restaurant “Taste Like Chicken” Because it Is

I totally enjoy eating here, not just because I’m all about that Jungle Cruise, but because the grub is so good, it’s worth battling for a table.

Best Things to Eat at Skipper Canteen: “Tastes like Chicken” Because it is! and Nile Nellie’s Noodle Bowl

3. The Plaza (A Lunch Alternative)

Lunch can definitely be challenging at Magic Kingdom, especially since the majority of quick service locations are serving up typical theme park food like hamburgers and chicken nuggets.

Disney Magic Kingdom Rear View of The Plaza Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlour. One of the best restaurants at Magic Kingdom.

One place we do love for lunch is The Plaza, which is a table service restaurant at the end of Main Street U.S.A.

The restaurant is small, so you’re definitely going to want to make reservations in advance.

Meatloaf with green beans and mashed potatoes at Disney World at the Plaza.

Once inside you’ll definitely want to get the Plaza Loaded Fries, which come with cheese, bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

If you’re still hungry after that, the Pot Roast Stack sandwich is tasty and will keep you full for a long time while trying to get on as many rides as possible!

Disney Banana Split with Chocolate Strawberry and Vanilla Ice Cream at The Plaza. One of the best restaurants at Magic Kingdom.
Classic Banana Split

End your lunch with the tasty Original Banana Split that comes with a ripe Banana and three scoops of Ice Cream (Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry) topped with Hot Fudge, Strawberry Sauce, Crushed Pineapple, Chopped Nuts, Whipped Cream, and a Cherry

Best Things to Eat at The Plaza Restaurant: Pot Roast Stack and Plaza Loaded Fries

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4. Casey’s Corner (Best Snack at the Magic Kingdom)

When hunger strikes between lunch and dinner Magic Kingdom has a plethora of snack options!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney's Magic Kingdom Theme Park Casey's Corner Famous Hot Dog Menu Mint Julep. One of the best restaurants at Magic Kingdom.

While we’re major fans of Mickey Pretzels, Dole Whips, and Mickey’s Premium ice cream bars, there’s only one snack that will due while walking around the park: corn dog nuggets.

Corn Dog Nuggets at Disney World Casey's Corner Magic Kingdom.

Typically you can find these golden fried nuggets at Casey’s Corner on Main Street U.S.A., but eagle-eyed guests have also found them at the Westward Ho snack stand.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney's Magic Kingdom Theme Park Hotdog Topped with onions firehot cheetos and sauce at Casey's Corner. One of the best restaurants at Magic Kingdom.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Specialty Hotdog Topped with onions Fire-hot Cheetos and Sauce at Casey’s Corner

This is located on the pathway between Adventureland and Frontierland near the parade kick-off spot.

Best Things to Eat at Casey’s Corner: Corn Dog Nuggets, Chili-Cheese All-Beef Hot Dog and Frozen Mint Julep Lemonade

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5. Be Our Guest (Best Dinner at the Magic Kingdom)

Hidden in Fantasyland, you’ll find Be Our Guest Restaurant. This Beauty and the Beast-themed spot dishes up an amazing dinner, but snagging a reservation can be a bit tricky.

The best part about dining at Be Our Guest is getting to pick which of the three dining rooms to relax in.

The main dining room is themed to look like the grand ballroom from the classic film that’s topped with magical windows with the illusion of snow outside.

So, there’s also the music box room with this huge sculpture of Belle and the Beast, in the West Wing, which is pretty dark, but that’s where you’ll spot the enchanted rose and a pretty spooky portrait of the Beast in his human form.

Best Things to Eat at Be Our Guest: This menu has a wonderful selection of French and American fare such as: French Onion Soup, Roasted Poulet Rouge Chicken, Fillet Mignon!

6. Liberty Tree Tavern (Dinner Alternative)

If Thanksgiving is your absolute fave holiday, then you’ve gotta get a reservation at Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square!

The colonial-style restaurant serves a hearty family-style Thanksgiving-inspired meal every day of the year.

I love it here because it’s an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-EAT Disney dining experience and the food is just down right good.

Best Things to Eat at Liberty Square: The Roasted Turkey with Gravy and the Oooey Gooey Toffee Cake

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7. Cinderella’s Royal Table (Best Magic Kingdom Restaurant)

For dinner at Magic Kingdom it really depends on what type of dining experience you’re wanting to have, but our favorite is Cinderella’s Royal Table.

This table service restaurant is located inside Cinderella Castle and allows you to feel like a prince or princess for the evening.

The menu is pre-fixe which means you’ll order one appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert from a set list of options.

Cinderella's Royal Table Grilled Chicken at Disney Magic Kingdom
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While the menu does change occasionally you really can never go wrong with anything you order at Cinderella’s Royal Table.

Cinderella's Royal Table Filet Mignon at Disney Magic Kingdom. One of the best restaurants at Magic Kingdom.
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Cinderella’s Royal Table offers character dining and to make the reservation, you must pay in full when deciding when you want to eat there.

Best Things to Eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table: Banana-stuffed French Toast (Breakfast), Marinated Grilled Chicken and The Clock Strikes Twelve dessert.

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Honorable Mentions: 3 Additional Restaurants in the Magic Kingdom You MUST TRY!

  1. Columbia Harbor House (great for seafood lovers)
  2. Tortuga Tavern (not technically a restaurant, but a great spot to grab a quick bite)
  3. Friar’s Nook (great for a hearty snack)
Friar's Nook Buffalo Chicken Tater Tots. One of the best restaurants at Magic Kingdom.
Friars Nook Buffalo Chicken Tater Tots

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4 Easy Disney Dining Reservation Tips and Tricks to Remember

There are some tips and tricks to getting those hard to get Disney dining reservations like The Plaza and Cinderella’s Royal Table, and even how to score the best seat in the house.

  1. Keep checking the My Disney Experience app and online at for reservations if you can’t get one on your first try. As people’s vacations get closer they change plans and you’ll likely be able to secure one of those hard to get reservations like The Plaza or Cinderella’s Royal Table.
  2. Getting a seat near a window at many restaurants is ideal for many people and it’s super easy to do! Just ask the Disney Cast Member when you check in if there’s anything available.
  3. When you get to Magic Kingdom continue to check for availability at restaurants, it’s likely that Disney has kept a few day-of reservations for guests who like to make last minute decisions. Day-of reservations can be made through the My Disney Experience app or at the restaurant.
  4. Don’t discount quick service locations. Just because there weren’t many on our list today doesn’t mean they aren’t good. Sometimes a basket of chicken nuggets and fries is all you really want.

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My Final Thoughts on the Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants

As you can see, there are so many unique places to eat at while on your visit to the Magic Kingdom. No matter what your taste buds are, you’ll be able to find something great to try.

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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

Megan DuBois Theme Park Writer

About the Author

Megan is a theme park expert and frequent traveler to magical places. She covers all things Disney and Universal and runs marathons for fun.

She thinks you can tell a lot about someone by the name of their signature lipstick, and hers is NARS Dragon Girl.

(Original Article Date: November 1, 2020/Updated with new recommendations by the Editor on April 25, 2024)

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