I tasted some Incredible Food at the Friar’s Nook in the Magic Kingdom. Here’s why you need to try it too!

Can you smell the delicious delights coming from the screen? Well I know I may be pushing the imagination button a bit, but I’m really stoked about taking you through food journey at Friar’s Nook!

Today I’m going to take you through a culinary guide of one of my favorite places to get snacks at the Magic Kingdom.

So, let’s get started!

Magic Kingdom Friars Nook

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What to Expect at Friar’s Nook Quick Service Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom

At Disney’s Friar’s Nook, you can expect to be treated with an array of fun theme park fare such as tater tots, hot dogs, and seasonal beverages.

Disney Magic Kingdom Theme Park Fantasyland Friar Nook Restaurant

I absolutely love the Friar’s Nook since it’s a great spot to easily grab a delicious bite right in the center of Fantasyland.

Friar’s Nook used to have the fan favorites, Pot Roast Mac and Cheese and the Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese, but now those items have been removed. I was so heart broken when they took these dishes away.

Tater Tots at Disney's Friar's Nook in Magic Kingdom

Disney now has a decent replacement called Curry Brat Tots that I do enjoy, but I still miss the Pot Roast Mac and Cheese dish which we’ll go over later in this article!

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Hipster Power Tip: Have one person in your party wait in line for the food while the other person gets a table. Scoring a table under the shade can get really tough during the busy times of the day.

What to Know Before You Go to the Friar’s Nook

Let’s go through a few basics to get you ready for your trip to Friar’s Nook at Walt Disney World.

  • Disney Dining Plan: Yes, Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Location: Magic Kingdom, Fantasyland near the Carousel, directly across from Pinocchio’s restaurant
  • Service: Quick Service Restaurant
  • Type of Food: American

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Friar’s Nook Menu at the Magic Kingdom

  • Breakfast Sandwich: Sausage, Egg, and Cheddar served on a Pretzel Bun with Tots (Breakfast)
  • Side of Sausage Gravy (Breakfast)
  • Sausage and Gravy Tots (Breakfast)
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts (Breakfast)
  • Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Hot Dog
  • Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Tots
  • Curry Brat Tots: Tots topped with Chopped Bratwurst, Curry Ketchup, and Apple Slaw
  • Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese
  • Bratwurst
  • All-Beef Hot Dog
  • Plant-based Bratwurst
  • Tots and Cheese Sauce
  • Side of Cheese Sauce
  • Caramel Apple-Pecan Hand Pie: Drizzled with Vanilla Custard Sauce
Mac and Cheese at Friar's Nook in Disney's Magic Kingdom

Kids’ Menu

  • Tots and Cheese Sauce: Served with choice of two Sides and choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small DASANI® Bottled Water
  • Macaroni & Cheese: Served with choice of two Sides and choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small DASANI® Bottled Water
  • Ham and Cheese Kid’s Pack: Sliced Ham and Cheddar with Apples, Grapes, Dehydrated Green Beans, and Whole-Wheat Crackers
  • Turkey Sandwich Kid’s Pack: Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast and Cheddar on Honey-Wheat Bread with Apple Chips, Cucumber, and Grape Tomatoes
Tater Tots in a white bowl at Disney's Friar's Nook in Magic Kingdom


  • Strawberry Lemonade Slush
  • Assorted Fountain Beverages
  • Bottled Water
  • Hot Tea
  • Lowfat Milk and Chocolate Milk
  • Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee™ – Coffee
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Joffrey’s Coffee™ Cold Brew
  • Orange Juice

You’ll be happy to know that you can use your Disney Dining Plan at Friar’s Nook as well!

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What is the Disney Dining Plan?

The Disney Dining Plan is a prepaid meal plan for restaurants on the Walt Disney World Resort property.

You can buy a pre-set amount of meals and snacks ahead of time for each traveling person, per night.

Disney has two tiers for the Dining Plan: 

  • Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan
  • Standard Disney Dining Plan

Each of them comes with a different level of service at different rates.

1. Disney Quick Service Dining Plan

What’s Included: Everyone in the party ages 3 and over receives the following:

  • 2 Quick-Service Meals (per night of stay)
  • 1 Snack/Nonalcoholic Drink (per night of stay)
  • And 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug

2. Regular Dining Plan

What’s Included: Everyone in the party ages 3 and over receives the following:

  • 1 Quick-Service Meal (per night of stay)
  • Plus 1 Table-Service Meal (per night of stay)
  • 1 Snack/Nonalcoholic Drink (per night of stay)
  • And 1 Resort-Refillable Drink Mug

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What I Love at Friar’s Nook in the Magic Kingdom

Since the Pot Roast Mac and Cheese was no longer offered, on my last visit I decided to get the Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots.

The crunchy tots had blue cheese and buffalo sauce all over it with a decent amount of chicken to top it off.

Friar's Nook Buffalo Chicken Tater Tots at Disney's Magic Kingdom.
Friars Nook Buffalo Chicken Tater Tots

Right now, it’s been removed from the Friar’s Nook but if you like curry-flavored dishes, you’ll enjoy the Curry Brat Tots.

These tots are topped with Chopped Bratwurst, Curry Ketchup, and Apple Slaw

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What I Miss at Friar’s Nook in the Magic Kingdom

When the mac and cheese options were available, I actually couldn’t choose between the two dishes.

Friar's Nook at Magic Kingdom Front Entrance in Disney World.
Friar’s Nook at Magic Kingdom

So, I decided to get both just to give you a full review on one of the past Disney best kept secrets.

Bacon Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Topped upon the creamy, thick mac-n-cheese were superb layers of ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and two strips of bacon.

Friar's Nook Cheeseburger Mac-N-Cheese with crunchy green lettuce, crispy bacon on top of creamy macaroni and cheese at Disney's Magic Kingdom.
Friar’s Nook Cheeseburger Mac-N-Cheese

The fun part was trying to make your way towards the bottom of the bowl to the cheesy macaroni. This was quite a challenge for me!

As you can see the top layer of this dish was very mountainous, but the gourmet undertaking was well worth it!

Pot Roast Mac and Cheese

The Pot Roast Mac-n-Cheese was my favorite between the two features!

The beef was juicy and tender to touch. As I indulged in this treat, the juices continually made their way down the bowl to the cheesy macaroni enhancing its flavor.

Pot Roast Mac and Cheese at the Friar's Nook in Disney World Magic Kingdom with juicy brown beef, green scallions on cream macaroni and cheese.
Pot Roast Mac and Cheese at the Friar’s Nook

What capped the dish off for me were the perfectly placed scallions topping the beefy cuisine!

Scallions pretty much add an intense, enjoyable flavor to most savory options. So, I was definitely on board for this food adventure.

Macaroni and Cheese at Disney World

The Mac and Cheese at Walt Disney World can be eaten alone.

Its flavors combine a velvety, cheddar taste with bold spices to make it so much more than your regular theme park food; more like nostalgia in a cup.

Now the Mac & Cheese is back at Friar’s Nook in a new way with the following options:

  • Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Hot Dog
  • Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Tots
  • Standard Macaroni & Cheese
  • Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese

In the past, it could be topped with your choice of toasted Panko Bread Crumbs, Pot Roast, or a Bacon Cheeseburger.

Friar's Nook Menu at Disney's Magic Kingdom
Friar’s Nook Menu 2015 at the Magic Kingdom

Something theme park foodie enthusiasts tend to cheer for as if standing outside Cinderella Castle for the big firework extravaganza.

Well maybe I was going too far on that analogy, but who cares! I only wish that you could’ve enjoyed this wonderful treat just as much as I did.

After all, it was the best Disney food with great flare!

During the time the only complaint I had was about the cost. The price was $8.99 and it was only in small bowl which had me wanting more while today the prices are around $12.

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My Final Thoughts and Review of the Friar’s Nook at the Magic Kingdom

Some people say the food is better now that the tater tots are available, but I have to disagree.

Friar's Nook Buffalo Chicken Tater Tots at Disney's Magic Kingdom Theme Park

Although I enjoyed the Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots, it’s still is nowhere near the deliciousness I experienced with the Pot Roast Mac and Cheese.

Overall, I do recommend this place if you want a quick bite inside the Magic Kingdom!

Theme Park Foodie Travel Guide to Friar's Nook at Disney Magic Kingdom
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About the Author

My name is Nikky. I’m a wife, a mother, a pharmacist turned theme park blogger, USA Today 10Best Contributor, and a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related!

Traveling alone to the parks has changed my life and I want to show how you can create your own solo theme park memories.

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(Original Article Date: August 16, 2015/Updated April 25, 2024)

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