Picking a restaurant for lunch at Magic Kingdom can be difficult with so many options. This guide will help you pick the perfect lunch.

From Be Our Guest to the Cinderella’s Royal Table, this is the perfect guide to the best Magic Kingdom restaurants for lunch.

Ranking the Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants for Lunch

#1  Be Our Guest

be our guest restaurant

  • $15 to $35
  • Counts as 1 Quick Service Credit
  • Beauty and the Beast Themed Dining
  • French-inspired cuisine
  • Quick Service
  • Reservations optional, but encouraged

Our pick for Magic Kingdom’s best lunch restaurant shouldn’t come as a surprise to Disney regulars. Be Our Guest is a special restaurant for every meal.

The Setting

You won’t find a better setting for lunch at any Magic Kingdom restaurant. Be Our Guest was designed to be a replica of The Beast’s castle from the original Beauty and the Beast film. The restaurant definitely achieves that design in a grand way.

As soon as you walk across the bridge that leads you to the castle’s front gate, you’ll know what we mean. Huge doors open to take you inside the castle entrance and then you’re escorted to the line where you’ll place your order.

After you order, you’ll find a seat in one of the castle’s three dining rooms:

  • The main dining room is The Grand Ballroom. It’s a breathtaking recreation of the ballroom in which Belle and the Beast share their iconic first dance together in the movie. Gigantic chandeliers, large pillars, and a painted ceiling make for an impressive interior. There are also giant windows that simulate a snowy scene outdoors.
  • The second dining room is The West Wing. It’s a much darker, more eerie room. It includes the Enchanted Rose in a glass case. The room also has a few special effects that make it interesting.
  • The last room is The Castle Gallery. It’s a recreation of Belle’s private library. The center of the room has a large, spinning statue of Belle and The Beast.
The Food

Magic Kingdom isn’t really known for having a ton of outstanding lunch options, but Be Our Guest is a big exception. Signature items like Coq Au Vin Style Braised Pork, Croque Monsieur, and French Dip Sandwiches create an awesome menu.

The Braised Pork and the Croque Monsieur are especially good. (The Croque Monsieurs combines gruyere cheese and ham to recreate France’s most famous sandwich.) The salads are great too, the Tuna Nicoise being our favorite. It consists of seared tuna, mixed with chilled green beans, fingerling potatoes, an egg, and more. It’s a pretty substantial salad.

And of course, end the meal with a cupcake topped with the famous “Grey Stuff”.

Our Advice

If you want to have the best lunch experience possible at Magic Kingdom, then Be Our Guest is the place you need to be. It’s a quick-service restaurant during lunch hours, but still takes reservations.

We strongly recommend having a reservation if you want to have lunch here. You can usually get in without a reservation, but you’ll have to wait in what is usually a terribly long standby line. Book your reservation as far in advance as possible. This one is super popular and fills up quick.

One more thing

If you’re craving ice cream at Magic Kingdom after lunch, take a look at our guide to Top 11 Best Magic Kingdom Ice Cream Desserts.

#2  Cinderella’s Royal Table

  • $45 to $65
  • Counts as 2 Table Service Credits
  • American Fine-Dining cuisine
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed
  • Requires prepayment in full
  • Character dining

Next up is Cinderella’s Royal Table. It’s by far the most expensive lunch restaurant at Magic Kingdom, but it’s also the most “Disney”. All of the princesses will individually visit your table, creating one of the best photo ops and overall experiences in all of Disney World.

The Setting

Every Magic Kingdom guest wants to get inside that iconic castle. Fortunately, a lunch at Cinderella’s Royal Table will allow you to do just that. After you check in, you’ll be escorted to a room to meet Cinderella herself. You’ll have the opportunity to talk and pose for pictures with her before being taken to the dining room.

The dining room is located upstairs. You’ll follow a winding staircase to the top. The dining area is extravagant, with tall windows, ornate decorations, and huge stained glass windows. It’s exactly what you would picture the inside of the castle to look like.

Princess Dining

One of the main draws of having a meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table is the character dining aspect. A handful of Disney princesses will visit your table over the course of your meal. At lunch, you can usually expect to see Cinderella, Jasmine, and Snow White. If you’ve ever waited in a long line to see a princess, you know how cool it is to simply have them come to you.

The Food

Cinderella’s Royal Table is the only true “fine dining” experience at Magic Kingdom. Lunch and dinner share pretty much the same menu. It’s a prix fixe menu that allows you to choose your entree and dessert. You’ll have starter options of soup, salad, and a charcuterie plate.

Items like a Braised Pork Shank, Beef Tenderloin and Shrimp, Pan Seared Chicken, and a fresh Fish of the Day dish are some of the best lunch entrees you’ll find on property.

The desserts are great, especially The Clock Strikes Twelve, a chocolate mousse, and the Jaq and Gus, an amaretto cheesecake.

Our Advice

If you don’t mind having a very expensive lunch, Cinderella’s Royal Table is a great experience. It’s especially good for special occasions, first-time Magic Kingdom visitors, or anyone who would love to meet all of the Disney princesses in a comfortable setting.

The food is good, but that’s not the real reason you should reserve a table here. This one is all about the experience. You’ll want to keep your camera handy, as you’ll want to capture the memories you make.

If you decide you’d like to have lunch here, book your table as early as humanly possible. The interior seating is limited and reservations fill up far, far in advance. Also, be prepared to prepay the full amount of your lunch when you make your reservation.

Again, it’s not cheap, but it’s absolutely worth it for those who would appreciate the overall experience.

#3  The Crystal Palace

magic kingdom crystal palace

  • $45 to $65 (Lunch is around $50 for an adult)
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • Buffet
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed
  • Character dining

Crystal Palace is a Magic Kingdom classic. Lunch and dinner both share the same buffet. You’ll also be visited by Winnie the Pooh and friends during your meal.

The Setting

The Crystal Palace is the perfect, classic representation of Magic Kingdom. The building is one of the most beautiful and draws its inspiration from 19th-century Victorian greenhouses.

Both the exterior and interior are mostly pure white with glass all around. There’s also a big porch wrapping around the front.

Friendship Day

Every day at Crystal Palace is a Friendship Day celebration with Pooh and the gang. You’ll be visited by the Hundred-Acre-Woods residents while you eat. It’s great for getting pictures with some of Disney’s most beloved characters.

The Food

The food is actually good for being a buffet. Some of the best items can always be found at the carving station. There’s also plenty of salad options, soup, bread, seafood, and chicken.

Picky eaters will have an easy time finding something to eat, so this is a great restaurant to satisfy anyone in your party.

Our Advice

If you’re a fan of Winnie the Pooh, beautiful buildings, or eating a lot of food, The Crystal Palace is a classic Magic Kingdom lunch spot. Kids (and adults) will definitely enjoy getting pictures with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and the rest of the gang.

Crystal Palace isn’t a quick or cheap option for lunch, but it’s good for those who want the experience and don’t mind paying for a for a full buffet with characters.

#4  Liberty Tree Tavern

  • $15 to $35 (More for the Patriot’s Platter)
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • All-you-can-eat Thanksgiving food with a few a la carte options
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed

Liberty Tree Tavern is one of our favorite restaurants at Disney World, thanks to both its menu and its theme. There are very few places to eat a full Thanksgiving meal on any day of the year and Liberty Tree Tavern happens to be one of them.

The Setting

You’ll be transported back to colonial America from the moment you walk in the door. Each room inside the restaurant is dedicated to individual American historical figures like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. The staff also contributes to the theme, dressed in historically appropriate colonial attire.

The Food

During lunch, there are some a la carte options like fish and chips or burgers, but the real winner is the Patriot’s Platter. It’s an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving meal made up of pot roast, turkey, pork with sides of mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, and veggies. It begins with a salad for the table and ends with toffee cake with ice cream.

Our Advice

Liberty Tree Tavern is a must-visit restaurant for anyone who is crazy about Thanksgiving. There’s almost no way to get all of these kinds of foods in one place unless you make them all on Thanksgiving Day. Liberty Tree gives you the rare opportunity to have them all on any day of the year. And the best part is that you can order as much of it as you’d like.

Reservations are definitely necessary for this one, but they aren’t quite as hard to get as something like Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Royal Table. Again, we love this place. Nothing like eating a full Thanksgiving meal on a random day of the year.

#5  The Plaza Restaurant

  • $15 to $35
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • Casual American cuisine
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed

The Plaza Restaurant is really good for a simple table-service lunch at Magic Kingdom. It’s also not nearly as expensive as many other table-service restaurants at Magic Kingdom.

The Setting

The Plaza is located on Main Street USA, right next door to the busy Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. It’s decorated in much of the same way as the rest of Main Street and features an art-nouveau style. It’s not too big or too small and is just right for a casual meal.

The Food

The Plaza’s menu is pretty simple, but everything here is decent, especially compared to quick-service menus. Cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, meatloaf, salads, etc are all great lunch-sized meals here.

Our Advice

A lunch at The Plaza is good for a relatively inexpensive table-service meal. It’s a step up from a meal at one of Magic Kingdom’s many quick-service restaurants, but it’s still very casual. Perfect for escaping some of the crowd for a lunch without breaking the bank.

Reservations are also typically a little easier to come by than many other restaurants.

#6 Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen

magic kingdom jungle skipper canteen

  • $15 to $35
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • A combination of Asian, African, and Latin cuisine
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed

Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen is one of the newest Magic Kingdom establishments. It’s an over-the-top Jungle River Cruise themed restaurant that serves a variety of food.

The Setting

If you’ve been on Magic Kingdom’s classic Jungle River Cruise ride then you’ll understand the theme. If you haven’t been on Jungle River Cruise, you’ll probably be ridiculously confused. The interior is split into three different dining rooms, each one individually themed for the different Jungle River Cruise travels.

The staff is particularly interesting. The servers will communicate with you exclusively in the same manner as the Jungle River Cruise captains do. It’s safe to say it’s the most unusual dining experience at Magic Kingdom.

The Food

The menu mixes a wide variety of cultures. You’ll find many Asian, African, and Latin-inspired dishes. It’s the only place at Magic Kingdom that you can get a steak, Asian noodles, and falafel all in the same place. All of the food is unique and good. Picky eaters may have a bit of trouble, but more adventurous diners will love it.

The desserts are equally unique, with items like a lemon-grass ginger cake and jasmine rice pudding.

Our Advice

Jungle Navigation Co. is a cool restaurant that’s wildly different from any other at Magic Kingdom. A lunch here is a great way to get something unique early in the day before having a more typical meal for dinner. Some of the items are plain weird for what you may expect inside the park, but they’re all pretty good.

If you’ve got picky eaters in your party, you may want to skip this one. Otherwise, it’s an interesting and refreshing lunch option that isn’t typical theme park fare.

#7 Tony’s Town Square

  • $15 to $35
  • Counts as 1 Table Service Credit
  • Italian-American cuisine
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed

Tony’s Town Square is a good way to get a large lunch filled with Italian classics without spending too much money.

The Setting

Tony’s is located on Main Street USA. It’s right near the entrance to the park and is the easiest restaurant to get to. It’s based on the restaurant from the Lady and the Tramp film. There’s a fountain in the middle of the restaurant depicting the two pups. The building itself shares the same styling as the others on Main Street.

The Food

The menu is made up of a ton of family-favorite Italian dishes. Caprese, spaghetti, chicken parm, fettuccine alfredo, gnocchi, pizza. You get the picture. The tiramisu and gelato are two of the favorite desserts here.

All of the food is good and isn’t too expensive. The portions are fairly large, especially for lunchtime.

Our Advice

Much like The Plaza Restaurant, Tony’s Town Square is a great option for a table-service Magic Kingdom lunch that won’t bankrupt you. It’s another Magic Kingdom staple and never disappoints. We’d probably rank it higher for dinner, as the amount of food can sometimes be a little much for lunch.

This is the place to go if you’re in the mood for solid Italian food inside the park.

#8 Sleepy Hollow

  • $15 and under
  • Counts as 1 Quick Service Credit
  • Unique American cuisine
  • Quick service

Sleepy Hollow is probably the most unique restaurant for lunch at Magic Kingdom. We like it best for its chicken and waffle sandwich and for its pretzel dogs.

The Setting

Sleepy Hollow is a really casual walk-up window inside Liberty Square. There are tables in front and to the side.

The Food

Our favorite items are the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich and the Pretzel All-Beef Dog. The Chicken Waffle Sandwich is awesome for anyone who is sick burgers and chicken nuggets for lunch. It’s inexpensive and has a good blend of sweet and salty.

The Pretzel Dog is our favorite hot dog at Magic Kingdom. For something a little lighter, you can also get a Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich or a plain Mickey Waffle with powdered sugar. Funnel cakes are also served.

Our Advice

Sleepy Hollow is our favorite option for a super quick, more unique lunch at Magic Kingdom. The menu is small, but that’s a good thing because it’s all good. If you’ve never had chicken and waffles, now is the time branch out and try them.

#9 Columbia Harbor House

  • $15 and under
  • Counts as 1 Quick Service credit
  • American cuisine
  • Table service
  • Reservations needed

Columbia Harbor house is one of the better quick-service options at Magic Kingdom and serves some simple classics.

The Setting

This one is located on the edge of Liberty Square. It’s got a couple different levels and has a coastal New-England theme to it.

The Food

Simple baskets of fried chicken, fish, and shrimp are some of the most popular items for lunch. The lobster rolls are also very popular. You can also get salads, grilled fish, and a few other healthier meals.

Our Advice

The Harbor House is the best place at Magic Kingdom for a basket of fried seafood. If you’re tired of burgers and hot dogs but want to stay on the cheaper side, it’s a great option. Nothing here is going to make or break your day, but it’s all reliable and quick.

#10 Casey’s Corner

  • $15 and under
  • Counts as 1 Quick Service Credit
  • Classic hot dogs
  • Quick service

Casey’s Corner is one of the most simple, most casual places to get a quick lunch in Magic Kingdom.

The Setting

Casey’s Corner is situated on the corner of Main Street USA, right across the walkway from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. It’s themed to have that old-school American ballpark feel. There’s seating inside and the back of the restaurant intersects with the Main Street Emporium.

The Food

Hot dog galore. And corndog nuggets. Classic hot dogs, chili-cheese hot dogs, and even macaroni and cheese hotdogs are all on the menu, along with others.

There are also a few different options for fries, including chili-cheese fries and loaded Philly cheese steak fries.

Our Advice

Casey’s is super quick and easy if a hot dog is what you’d like for lunch. It’s one of the cheapest places to eat at any of the parks and is great for anyone who wants to spend more time exploring the park and less time eating.

Trying to Decide on Dinner?

If you’re planning on having dinner at Magic Kingdom, you’ll also appreciate our guide to The Top 6 Best Magic Kingdom Restaurants for Dinner.