The Best Quick-Service Restaurants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

by | Jan 26, 2024 | Animal Kingdom, WDW Blog

We’re sharing the best quick-service restaurants at Animal Kingdom so you know where you should head to grab a good meal.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World has a wide variety of quick-service locations, which are typically cafeteria-style eateries or a counter-service venue that offers quick and easy dishes that will leave you satisfied.

The Best Quick-Service at Animal Kingdom

With over 27 quick-service locations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we decided to highlight a few of our favorites, this way, you can decide where to eat the next time you visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Satu’li Canteen

If you are looking for delicious and nutritious food options, Satu’li Canteen is the place to go. Located in Pandora – World of Avatar, Satu’li Canteen offers a wide variety of Pandora-themed dishes, all of which are some of the healthiest options you will find on Disney World property.

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Photo by Morgan Flaherty

Some highlights include the Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl and the Chili-Garlic Shrimp Bowl, but the “Create-Your-Own-Bowl” option is probably the best option on the menu as it lets you select a protein, base, and sauce.

Flame Tree Barbecue

If you are a barbecue lover, you can’t miss out on Flame Tree Barbecue, located just outside of DinoLand, U.S.A.

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Photo by Laurie Sapp

From ribs to chicken to pulled pork, this quick-service offers all your barbecue staples – plus, the mac and cheese is one of the best on Disney World property! An added bonus of Flame Tree Barbecue is the amount of seating and the atmosphere. It gives you a stunning view of Discovery River Lagoon!

Harambe Market

Another quick-service location for those looking to eat a bit healthier is Harambe Market. Here, you can choose from a variety of different types of bowls, including the Chicken and Shrimp Rice Bowl or the Shrimp Rice Bowl.

Harambe Market

Photo by Cliff Wang

Additionally, Harambe Market offers a variety of salads, including the Harambe Salad with Chicken and the Harambe Salad with Shrimp.

Yak and Yeti Local Food Café

For those of you who are Asian-food lovers, check out Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafe. From teriyaki beef bowl to egg rolls to fried rice, this is your go-to for classic Asian fare. It is located just outside of the Yak and Yeti restaurant in Asia Pavilion.

Restaurantosaurus

If you have a lot of picky eaters in your family, Restaurantosaurus will be your best bet for lunch or dinner. Here, you will find your typical theme park food, including burgers, chicken fingers, and fries.

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Restaurantosaurus – by WDW Shutterbug

The atmosphere is fun, especially for kids, and there is plenty of seating! Plus, for those over 21 years of age who are looking for a good adult beverage, there is Restaurantosaurus Lounge attached to this quick-service restaurant.

Mr. Kamal’s

Best known for its seasoned fries, Mr. Kamal’s is a great option to grab and go a light bite. While they don’t offer full meals like other quick-service locations, they do offer a variety of unique snacks, including seasoned fries and chicken dumplings.

Eight Spoon Café

After a long day of adventures in Animal Kingdom, grab a bite to eat at Eight Spoon Cafe. Their unique menu offers baked macaroni & cheese served with pulled pork and a pulled pork sandwich served on a jelly donut!

Looking for more Disney World quick service favorites? Check out our ranking at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios below.

The Best Quick-Service Restaurants at Magic Kingdom Park

The Best Quick-Service Restaurants at EPCOT

The Best Quick-Service Restaurants at Hollywood Studios

 

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After being an out of state Walt Disney World Annual Passholder for 6+ years, Kelly decided to make her lifelong dream become a reality as she packed up and moved from New Jersey to Central Florida. Now that Disney World is in her backyard, you can typically find her hanging out with the 999 happy haunts, watching the Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe, or sipping on Joffrey’s while people watching on Sunset Boulevard. Thanks to her passion of both Disney and journalism, Kelly has been reporting on a wide variety of topics for the last 12+ years and has written for several publications including BuzzFeed, NJ Digest Magazine, and The Blast.
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After being an out of state Walt Disney World Annual Passholder for 6+ years, Kelly decided to make her lifelong dream become a reality as she packed up and moved from New Jersey to Central Florida. Now that Disney World is in her backyard, you can typically find her hanging out with the 999 happy haunts, watching the Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe, or sipping on Joffrey’s while people watching on Sunset Boulevard. Thanks to her passion of both Disney and journalism, Kelly has been reporting on a wide variety of topics for the last 12+ years and has written for several publications including BuzzFeed, NJ Digest Magazine, and The Blast.
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