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 but they cost extra.
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 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.
#4 Chili-Impossible Burger at the Plaza Restaurant
This interesting burger is for the those living the Vegan lifestyle but still want a good burger. This specialty sandwich is inspired by the classic American burger and a chili dog rolled into one. Sink your teeth into a juicy impossible patty, topped with Chili, Grilled Mushrooms, Lettuce and Tomato atop a Kaiser Roll.
Why we like it: It’s got a hearty burger flavor with none of the beef.
The side: You’ll also get a side of crispy French Fries to complete your meal.
Where to get it: The Plaza Restaurant at the end of Main Street USA, right next to the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.
The Verdict: If you really want a kicked-up version of a classic burger, this is a good choice. It’ll hit the spot and keep you full until dinner.
#5 Patty Melt at Cosmic Ray’s
This patty melt will trick even the meat-eaters into a delicious sandwich. It’s what you’d expect from a classic patty melt, but it’s made with an impossible burger patty instead of traditional beef patty. The Impossible Patty Melt is made with toast comes topped with Swiss Cheese, Pickle Slaw and Cosmic Ray’s special Asteroid Sauce.
Why we like it: The Patty Melt is deceiving and tastes almost as good as a regular beef patty melt. Plus the Asteroid Sauce really kicks it up a notch.
The side: French Fries or a Mandarin Orange are your choice of sides at Cosmic Ray’s and you pay extra for them.
Where to get it: Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in the Tomorrowland section of the park.
The Verdict: As meat-lovers, we also enjoy this tasty sandwich. If we didn’t tell you it was an impossible patty, you might not have known the difference!
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!