Magic Kingdom was Disney World’s first theme park. It is a classic, a favorite among many, and there are some excellent dining options here – both quick-service and table-service.

Touring Plans collected over 100,000 surveys in 2016, and these are the results.

Let’s take a look at which Magic Kingdom restaurants ranked highest!

Quick-Service Restaurants

1. Aloha Isle Refreshments

Aloha Isle Refreshments is the go to spot for Dole Whip fans in Magic Kingdom. It’s hard to classify this location as a “quick-service restaurant” since it only serves Dole Whip-related items like the Dole Whip Cup, the Pineapple Float, pineapple juice, and the pineapple spear, but it was the front runner, nonetheless.

It's no surprise that Aloha Isle got top regards! All they sell is Dole Whip!

It’s no surprise that Aloha Isle got top regards! All they sell is Dole Whip!

Out of 2362 surveys, over 98% of people enjoyed their Dole Whips! This shouldn’t surprise anyone.

2. Sleepy Hollow Refreshments

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments is another quick-service that is pretty unique to Disney World. They operate on the assumption that everything is better on a waffle, and I can’t say that I disagree with that. Apparent neither do other people; 95% of 723 people surveyed gave it a thumbs up.

Sleepy Hollow sells everything waffles!

Sleepy Hollow sells everything waffles!

If you want to try a fresh fruit waffle sandwich with chocolate-hazelnut spread or a sweet and spicy chicken waffle sandwich, head over to Liberty Square and check it out.

3. Columbia Harbour House

Columbia Harbour House is also located in Liberty Square, but it’s totally different from Sleepy Hollow. This quick-service location has a New England theme in the food and décor. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you enjoy New England clam chowder and other delicious fish dishes in colonial-themed dining rooms.

Columbia Harbour House is a great spot for Clam Chowder.

Columbia Harbour House is a great spot for Clam Chowder.

With such an impressive menu, it’s not surprising that Columbia Harbour House had 2067 surveys completed with over 93% of them giving positive feedback.

4. Main Street Bakery

Main Street Bakery is aptly named for its location on Main Street USA. This is Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks location, so you’ll find your favorite beverages plus some delicious pastry items.

Get your Starbucks fix at Main Street Bakery.

Get your Starbucks fix at Main Street Bakery.

It’s obvious that not too many people can forgo their Starbucks fix even on vacation since 1264 people were surveyed for this location. An impressive 93% enjoyed their experience despite the average 20 minute wait for coffee.

5. Gaston’s Tavern

People may love to hate Gaston, but his tavern has some pretty good food. Specifically noteworthy are the huge cinnamon rolls, which are served warm. Another popular item is LaFou’s Brew, which people will recognize from the movie.

Stop by and meet Gaston. His ego is almost as big as his Tavern!

Stop by and meet Gaston. His ego is almost as big as his Tavern!

Of the 1496 people surveyed, almost 92% of people liked Gaston’s Tavern. It’s hard to tell if Gaston bullied them into rating his hang out positively.

6. Casey’s Corner

Casey’s Corner is a popular stop at the Magic Kingdom. However, it didn’t rate as high as I would’ve thought; 88% of 1190 people gave it a thumbs up.

Perhaps this is because Casey’s Corner serves stereotypical “theme park” (or in this case “ball park”) food. While I love the hotdogs here, you can’t go wrong with the corn dog nuggets.

Casey's Corner has the best ballpark food outside of the ballpark!

Casey’s Corner has the best ballpark food outside of the ballpark!

No matter what time of day you’re visiting, you’ll have a hard time finding a seat nearby, but it’s worth the stand-and-eat dilemma, at least in my opinion. If you can visit while the pianist is playing, you’re in for an extra special treat.

7. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café recently got a makeover removing one of my favorite things from the menu: BBQ Pulled Pork. It was totally re-themed to a wild-west setting with fajitas, burgers, nachos, burritos, and salads – basically Disney’s version of Chipotle. While it’s still good, it’s not as good as it used to be.

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe serves South-West style food.

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe serves South-West style food.

It seems like other diners agree with me since it only received 86% positive reviews from 1554 people.

8. The Friar’s Nook

The Friar’s Nook is located between Princess Fairytale Hall and Storybook Treats in New Fantasyland. It’s a pretty basic quick-service location, but if you need a quick bite, it’s a good place to go. The BBQ Mac & Cheese is a unique item on the menu, but you can also get a hot dog or apple and caramel dippers.

It doesn’t seem to be a very popular location since it only earned 362 votes, which is much less than any of the other quick-service restaurants on the list. Only 85% of people liked their food here.

9. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café is another go to spot for me. I love the rotisserie chicken not only because it’s delicious, but also because it’s enough to share. However, of the 1919 people surveyed, 81% liked the restaurant, which is worse than average.

Stop by Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe to see Sonny Eclipse.

Stop by Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe to see Sonny Eclipse.

10. The Lunching Pad

The Lunching Pad is a neat restaurant because of its central location in Tomorrowland underneath the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. It’s a walk-up window with tables spread around the location, and it serves pretty standard theme-park fare like hot dogs, pretzels, and chips. You can, however, get frozen beverages in souvenir cups. If you need a cool drink, this might be a good place to stop!

Head over to The Lunching Pad for a quick snack.

Head over to The Lunching Pad for a quick snack.

The Lunching Pad also performed poorly with just 81% of 378 people surveyed giving it positive reviews.

11. Pinocchio Village Haus

Pinocchio Village Haus is a popular restaurant as represented in the 1256 reviews it received. It’s surprising then that only 82% of people liked their restaurant.

Pinocchio Village Haus serves some good flatbread pizzas.

Pinocchio Village Haus serves some good flatbread pizzas.

This quick-service in Fantasyland is known for their flatbread pizzas, but they also serve pasta, sandwiches, and salads.

12. Golden Oak Outpost

Golden Oak Outpost is located in Frontierland, not too far from the Country Bear Jamboree. In fact, you can get a Country Bear Jamboree souvenir mug with your choice of beverage. It’s not a very popular location with just 127 people surveyed, and it only received an 81% positive rating.

This could be because it only serves chicken nuggets and fries. If you only have one entrée and you can’t do it perfectly, it’s not going to earn you a high rating!

13. Tortuga Tavern

Tortuga Tavern is in Adventureland. If you’re looking for a turkey leg, this is the place to go! Despite the fame of the turkey legs, only 140 people were surveyed here, and 80% liked it.  This location isn’t always open, which may have contributed to the low number of responses.

Tortuga Tavern is only open during certain times, but you can get your turkey leg fix here!

Tortuga Tavern is only open during certain times, but you can get your turkey leg fix here!

14. Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant

Tomorrowland Terrace is most well-known for their dessert party during the fireworks, but they’re also occasionally open at other times. They have some items that can’t be found at other quick-service locations in the park like a spicy chicken sandwich, a smoked sausage sandwich, and pulled pork banh mi sandwich.

The Tomorrowland Terrace is also only open at certain times, but it's a great viewing spot for fireworks!

The Tomorrowland Terrace is also only open at certain times, but it’s a great viewing spot for fireworks!

Regardless, with just 77% of 232 people giving it positive reviews, Tomorrowland Terrace fared worse than the rest of the list.

15. Westward Ho Refreshments

Westward Ho Refreshments is a small counter in Frontierland with a very limited selection. They serve corn dogs seasonally and chips, cookies, and beverages year round.

Only 33 people were surveyed here, and just 72% of them liked the experience.

16. The Diamond Horseshoe

The Diamond Horseshoe is unique because it’s an all-you-care-to-enjoy establishment. The meal starts with a salad and moves on to platters of BBQ pulled pork, smoked sausage, beans, mac & cheese, turkey, beef, and corn on the cob. It’s finished off with a brownie. Regular drinks are included in the price, but you can get Prairie Punch or Premium water for another $5.

The Diamond Horseshoe didn't fare so well on the list, but you can get a lot of food if you do choose to eat here when they're open!

The Diamond Horseshoe didn’t fare so well on the list, but you can get a lot of food if you do choose to eat here when they’re open!

Despite the fact that it’s a lot of food, it fared the worst on the quick-service list; 117 people were surveyed, and only 70% liked the buffet. This could be due to the fact that it’s only open during the busiest times of the year when every other restaurant is so packed that Disney has to resort to this one.

Table-Service Restaurants

1. The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace is a favorite in Magic Kingdom. Almost 1500 people gave it a thumbs up.

This top rated restaurant is served buffet style for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but it’s not just the food that’s popular. This is your chance to dine with your favorite Winnie the Pooh characters!

Meet your favorite Winnie the Pooh characters at Crystal Palace!

Meet your favorite Winnie the Pooh characters at Crystal Palace!

2. Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest is a new restaurant that opened with New Fantasyland. It is a quick-service location by day and a table-service restaurant by night. Its popularity is reflected in the 3891 people surveyed. With a 90% positive rating, it’s obvious that it’s a front-runner.

Ever since Be Our Guest opened a few years ago, it's been one of the hardest to get ADRs in Disney World.

Ever since Be Our Guest opened a few years ago, it’s been one of the hardest to get ADRs in Disney World.

Guests enter Beast’s castle, which is set in the French Countryside. After dinner, you can meet Beast in his study and even see the enchanted rose. Disney really outdid itself with the amazing immersive feeling of this restaurant.

3. Liberty Tree Tavern

Liberty Tree Tavern serves Thanksgiving Dinner all year round. It’s not surprising then that 1159 people gave it an 87% rating. It’s hard not to love Thanksgiving dinner!

Liberty Tree Tavern serves Thanksgiving Dinner all year!

Liberty Tree Tavern serves Thanksgiving Dinner all year!

4. Cinderella’s Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table remains one of the hardest to get Advanced Dining Reservations in all of Disney World even though Be Our Guest took some of the strain off. The character dining experience puts you face to face with some of your favorite Disney princesses including Cinderella herself!

Cinderella's Royal Table has long been one of the hardest to get ADRs, but Be Our Guest gave it a run for its money.

Cinderella’s Royal Table has long been one of the hardest to get ADRs, but Be Our Guest gave it a run for its money.

Of the 1191 diners surveyed, almost 86% rated it favorably. It seems that people aren’t as impressed as they used to be. Perhaps it’s a bit dated compared to Be Our Guest.

5. The Plaza Restaurant

The Plaza Restaurant is a casual dining experience in an elegant Victorian setting. While the décor is fancy, the restaurant is very much family friendly with dishes like loaded fries, meatloaf, cheeseburger, cheesesteaks, chicken, and sweets to finish it off.

The Plaza Restaurant is a good family dining establishment.

The Plaza Restaurant is a good family dining establishment.

While it didn’t fare as well as the others, it could be because the table-service restaurants in Magic Kingdom put up quite the competition. There were 496 returned surveys, and 85% of them were positive.

6. Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen

The Skipper Canteen opened recently filling a void in Adventureland. While this is considered a table-service restaurant, it’s almost like a hybrid.

However, the meals are priced like a table-service restaurant, and the selections reflect that standing as well. You’ll find pork, steak, duck, fish, shrimp, pasta, stew, and desserts plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Skipper Canteen is pretty new, so maybe their ratings will go up next year.

Skipper Canteen is pretty new, so maybe their ratings will go up next year.

Skipper Canteen didn’t fare so well in 2016, though. Out of 596 people surveyed, only 81% liked their meals. This could be due to the fact that they opened late in the year and didn’t accept reservations early on. Perhaps they can raise their rating now that they are accepting reservations.

7. Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant consistently ranks the worse on the Magic Kingdom table-service list. Located on Main Street USA, the restaurant may be pretty inside, but the food is less than impressive.

Tony's Town Square Restaurant is a last resort when it comes to table-dining in Magic Kingdom.

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is a last resort when it comes to table-dining in Magic Kingdom.

That’s obvious in the 579 diners surveyed with just a 76% positive rating.

What’s your favorite Magic Kingdom Restaurant?

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