Finding a good burger at Magic Kingdom is actually harder than you may think.
This list will tell you about all of the best burgers at Magic Kingdom, along with where to find them.
Ranking Magic Kingdom’s Best Burgers
#1 The Main Street Burger at the Plaza Restaurant
A good burger is often a simple burger. But what about a simple burger kicked up to ten with some savory ingredients? That’s the Plaza Burger, our first choice.
Why we like it: It has all the necessary ingredients for a classic burger, with an extra dose of unique ingredients. It comes on a Flour-dusted Kaiser bun and is topped with Bacon, Cheddar, Sunnyside Up Egg, Beer-battered Onion Ring and Tomato. It’s completed with a few dollops of Roasted Poblano Mayonnaise alongside ketchup and mustard.
The side: French fries, homemade potato chips, or a vegetable side comes on the side.
Where to get it: This burger is found at the Plaza Restaurant. The restaurant is located at the end of Main Street USA, right next to the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.
This is one of the few locations on our burger list that require a reservation, so make sure to book a table in advance. If you wait until the day of, it’s likely that you won’t find an open reservation at the time you’d like, or at all.
The Plaza is a charming restaurant that has Disney’s famous Main Street, U.S.A. styling. A meal at The Plaza is a great way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of a day at the Magic Kingdom.
The Verdict: Magic Kingdom has a surprising shortage of good burgers and the Plaza Burger is a reliable choice. It’s a great selection for a kicked-up burger that will certainly satisfy your burger craving when you’re inside the park.
Extra: Make sure to also check out our Top 11 Best Magic Kingdom Ice Cream Desserts! You’ll be glad you did when you’re looking for something sweet after your savory burger.
#2 Specialty Burgers at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
Cosmic Ray’s is the place to find Disney’s seasonal burger recipes that pack a punch. They’re better than the usual cheeseburgers and topped with loads of unique flavors. It’s a great choice located at a easy in-and-out quick service location, sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Why we like it: Cosmic Ray’s takes their classic 1/3 lb Angus Burger and turns it into a seasonal specialty. They’ve had everything from Mickey’s Cheeseburger: topped with Macaroni and Cheese, American Cheese, Cheese Sauce, Flaming Hot Cheese Dust and Bacon on a Mickey Mouse bun, to the Bayou Burger: made with Jalapeno Pimiento Cheese, Andouille Sausage, and Garlic Pickles. The beauty is really found in the sheer amount of ingredients they can load on these burgers.
The side: French fries are the side of choice.
Where to get it: Seasonal burgers are served exclusively at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in the Tomorrowland section of the park. Cosmic Ray’s is one of the most unique quick-service restaurants at Magic Kingdom and mobile ordering is available through the My Disney Experience app.
Its defining attribute is Sonny Eclipse, an audio-animatronic alien. Sonny sits on a stage in the restaurant and plays jazz music on his Astro-Organ. Having the built-in animatronic entertainment is a cool touch, especially for a quick-service restaurant.
The Verdict: It’s been a common thing for guests to be a bit dissatisfied with the burger options available at Magic Kingdom. That’s why these seasonal burgers are such a welcome addition. They bring a more unique burger to give park-goers a cool option that isn’t a typical, run-of-the-mill cheeseburger. It’s not a gourmet item, but it will definitely help you get to your daily quota of beef, cheese, and bacon.
#3 The Wild Toad Brat Burger at The Friar’s Nook
This burger is a great new addition to the Friar’s Nook appealing to lovers of bratwurst. It’s served during the lunch and dinner period and can draw a crowd.
Why we like it: The Wild Toad Burger is named for the beloved Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, which closed in 1998. Guests still remember this famous ride and Disney World saw fit to honor it with an amazing burger. This burger resembles Mr. Toad, featuring lettuce, tomato, pickle, and cheese with olives skewered into the bread for the eyes.
The side: The Wild Toad Brat Burger is served with a side of the Friar’s delicious Tater Bites.
Where to get it: You can order this one at the Friar’s Nook counter service window in Fantasyland near the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
The Friar’s Nook is particularly favored for their Loaded Tater Tots, topped with sausage and gravy for breakfast and smothered in creamy bacon macaroni and cheese for lunch and dinner.
The Friar’s Nook is nothing fancy and has little seating, so you’ll often find yourself wondering with your meal as you enjoy it, but it’s definitely worth it! Mobile order is available, so this could help you plan where to sit before grabbing your food.
The Verdict: Even though this burger is bratwurst based, it’s one of the most unique and delicious options at Magic Kingdom. If you’re looking for something outside the norm, this is a great selection.
#4 Bacon Cheeseburger at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
A classic bacon cheeseburger in a quick-service, Southwest setting.
Why we like it: If you’re sensing a theme of burgers at Magic Kingdom, it’s because most are just that: simple. Pecos Bill’s Bacon Cheeseburger is a normal quick-service burger with bacon and cheese.
The side: The side is what separates this burger from many others. Rather than fries or potato chips, the Pecos Bill Bacon Cheeseburger comes with a side of tortilla chips. Nothing crazy, but it’s nice to have the option of a side besides french fries.
Where to get it: You’ll find this burger at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe in the Frontierland section of the park. It’s situated on the corner, right where Adventureland connects to Frontierland. It’s easy to walk right past without noticing it, so keep an eye out.
If you’re not sure where to find it, just walk over to Splash Mountain’s splash zone and look to the other side of the pathway. Pecos Bills’ restaurant is styled to resemble an Old West saloon.
The Verdict: It may be the most boring burger on our list, but it’s still a good choice for a simple quick-service burger at Magic Kingdom. The tortilla chips make for a nice change from french fries or potato chips.
BONUS: Plant-based Burger to the Moon at Cosmic Ray’s
Craving a burger, but living the Vegan lifestyle? Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe has what you’re looking for. Try the Impossible Burger to the Moon, featuring Guacamole ,Tomato and Cabbage Slaw served with french fries.
Going to Epcot too?
For those of you who plan on visiting Epcot, we also have a guide to the Top 5 Best Burgers at Epcot. The burger selection at Epcot is a little better than what you’ll find at Magic Kingdom, so definitely take a look!