There is a wide variety of quick service restaurant options at Walt Disney World, but they don’t all deliver the magic when it comes to food selection and quality. Don’t get me wrong, there are sometimes when I want a hamburger or pizza. I expect it to at least be acceptable, considering Disney prices. In our opinion, there are some counter service options that should be avoided unless you are desperate or just feel like a burger! The following are the worst quick service dining at Disney World.
Pinocchio’s Village Haus
The happiest place on earth has some well themed and varied food options at their quick service restaurants, but you should definitely avoid Pinocchio’s Village Haus. Saying that the pizza is generic is kind. This restaurant serves theme park food at its worst.
Instead, we recommend walking around the corner deeper into Fantasyland to Beast Castle. There you can enjoy a delicious lunch inside at Be Our Guest restaurant. The have a mix of French food, my go to is the Turkey Sandwich and French Onion Soup.
Unless you want a so-so hamburger for $10.00 or frozen chicken tenders, avoid the Electric Umbrella. You have an abundance of dining option at EPCOT.
Instead, we recommend heading inside the land for Sunshine Seasons. No one in your family will be left unhappy here. They have different food stations that offer up different types of food. My stop is always the one over by Soar’n. I haven’t had a bad thing here, the Rotisserie Chicken, Sustainable Fish, and Pork are all good! Plus the portions are so large that make it a great meal to split.
Lotus Blossom Café
I have had very questionable quality of food at the Lotus Blossom Café on more than one occasion. My recommendation is to keep traveling to another country, the risk isn’t worth the reward.
The biggest disappointment has to be the Liberty Inn. Why is the best that we could represent America with is hamburgers and chicken tenders?
Instead, we recommend walking one more country and trying out the quick service in Japan. Who doesn’t like Teriyaki Chicken?
I hate to keep picking on hamburgers and chicken tenders, but that is what the Backlot Express has to offer. There isn’t even a variety in burger toppings.
The ABC Commissary continues to change its menu, yet the variety of food remains mediocre. While the pickings are slim in this park we think you should seek out other options.
The Sunset Ranch has some variety – but it is that they add pizza to the hamburgers and chicken tenders – notice a theme here?
Instead, we recommend checking out Pizza Rizzo’s if you are at Hollywood Studios. There aren’t many options here in this park but this one has the best theming. While it pretty much limits you to Pizza or a Meatball sub, I just couldn’t get enough of all the hidden gems inside this restaurant. Be sure to go upstairs if you stop by.
Pizzafari has updated their offerings from classic pizza to flatbreads, but the menu is limited and your younger picky eaters might not be happy with the flatbread options.
Instead, we recommend walking into Pandora and eat at Satuli Canteen. It has loads of healthy, yet delicious options, plus you can’t beat the atmosphere.
Restaurantosaurus has elevated their hamburger pricing to $13.49. For that price I would opt for table service. Although they do offer a salad option with chicken, they only offer one option for dressing, ranch.
Instead, we recommend Flame Tree Barbecue. Some really fantastic options are here plus you get to dine looking out on Expedition Everest. Who knows maybe you will catch a sighting of the Yeti?
Wolfgang Puck Express
While Wolfgang Puck Express has a wide variety on its menu, the pricing ranges from $11.00 to $20.00 per entrée, so this option can be just as expensive as a table service restaurant.
Instead, we recommend heading next door to Earl’s of Sandwich, it’s a perfect budget option and it’s delicious.
The Smokehouse at The House of Blues
When we ate here we were really underwhelmed. Food wasn’t the greatest and you really have no select. If you don’t like BBQ this stop is not for you.
Instead, we recommend heading over to Blaze Pizza. The pizza’s start under $10 and are customized to your hearts desire. We just love eating there. If you are looking for good BBQ go over to the Polite Pig, it’s right next to the Lime garage entrance.
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