On a trip to Disney where it’s easy to overload on the hamburgers and hot-dogs and popcorn, Animal Kingdom Quick Service restaurants are your remedy. They have some of both the best and the healthiest food out of all four parks. You can get bowls of healthy grains, fantastic barbecue, and dishes inspired from around the world.
Here’s our guide to all things Animal Kingdom Quick Service. We’re talking about the best Quick Service restaurants at Animal Kingdom, plus the snack locations you can find throughout the park. Plus my IDEAL day of Quick Service Animal Kingdom eating!
What Does Quick Service Mean at Disney World?
Think of Quick Service (also known as Counter Service) dining like fast food. You order either at the counter or on the mobile My Disney Experience app. Then you pick up food at the window.
If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, you can use your Quick Service credits at Quick Service restaurants.
Keep in mind that not all Quick Service dining is the same though. Quick Service restaurants offer full meals. Snack locations though, confusingly, are sometimes classified as “Quick Service” on Disney maps and in the Disney app, but these are technically snack location and take snack credits if you are on a dining plan. Sometimes these snack locations do have foods you can make a meal out of though (like hot dogs or turkey legs). We cover all of them below!
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Perfect Animal Kingdom Quick Service Dining Day
This is just my preference, but here are my top choices for the best Quick Service dining and snacks at Animal Kingdom.
Breakfast at Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery. (I love their pastries!)
Lunch at Satu’li Canteen (preferably a beef bowl with a potato base).
Afternoon ice cream snack at Dino-Bite Snacks.
Dinner at Flame Tree Barbecue with a relaxing view of Expedition Everest.
Animal Kingdom Quick Service Restaurants
These restaurants offer full lunch and dinner menus and take Quick Service dining credits.
Flame Tree Barbecue (Discovery Island)
Flame Tree Barbecue is located on Discovery Island just across the bridge from Dinoland U.S.A. It’s open for lunch and dinner, and it’s a popular Animal Kingdom Quick Service spot because it’s known for consistently good food.
Plus Flame Tree Barbecue has one of my favorite seating areas in all of Disney: a large outdoor section of tables under a variety of pavilions and looking across the river out to Expedition Everest. It is supremely relaxing.
Menu options at Flame Tree Barbecue include ribs, chicken, and pulled pork. Plus they have a plant based sandwich option. The full menu can be found here.
Prices for entrees range from $10.99 to $16.29.
Pizzafari (Discovery Island)
Pizzafari is located on Discovery Island across the bridge from Pandora. They serve what it sounds like — pizza. Seating is inside throughout a series of colorfully decorated rooms. Pizzafari is open for lunch and dinner.
This isn’t known to be the best option quality-wise in Animal Kingdom, but it’s a popular family pick since pizza is sure to please just about anyone. Find the full menu here.
Entree prices at Pizzafari range from $7.99 to $13.49.
Satu’li Canteen (Pandora – The World of Avatar)
Satu’li Canteen is my favorite Animal Kingdom Quick Service restaurant, and maybe even my favorite Quick Service location in all of Disney World. It even beats out a lot of Table Service meals I’ve had at Disney.
Satu’li Canteen is located in Pandora – The World of Avatar near the exit to Flight of Passage. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, and they are open for lunch and dinner.
The food at Satu’li Canteen is a build-you-own-bowl menu. Choose a protein (beef, chicken, shrimp, tofu), a base (beans, potatoes, noodles, salad), and a sauce (green, black bean, creamy herb).
Plus Satu’li Canteen is where you can find the popular Cheeseburger Pods.
After days of too-rich theme park food, Satu’li Canteen is such a solace. And it’s absolutely delicious.
Prices for entrees at Satu’li Canteen range from $11.49 to $16.99.
Harambe Market (Africa)
Harambe Market is located in Africa on the side closest to Asia. The seating is outdoors in what is supposed to be an old train depot, and they are open for lunch and dinner.
The food on the Harambe Market menu is Mediterranean with an African flare: chicken bowls, rib bowls, and salads. Plus there is a plant-based sausage option.
Entree prices at Harambe market range from $9.99 to $14.29.
Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes (Asia)
Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes is located in Asia near Kali River Rapids. The food is Asian inspired and they are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The seating is outdoors in nearby tables under a canvas pavilion.
Lunch and dinner options include honey chicken, vegetable tikka masala, and tempura shrimp. There is also a burger on the menu. Entree prices ranges from $11.99 to $15.99.
Breakfast options are limited to breakfast bowls and English muffin options, with entrees ranging from $9.49 to $11. 49. There are also breakfast side options, like fruit salad and a yogurt parfait if you are looking for a smaller meal.
Restaurantosaurus (Dinoland U.S.A.)
Restaurantosaurus is located in Dinoland U.S.A. near the path that leads to DINOSAUR. Food is known to be hit or miss, but the theming is beloved. The whole restaurant tells a complicated story of college kids that were in Dinoland U.S.A. for a dig.
Seating for Restaurantosaurus is largely inside, and you’ll want to take in all the carefully thought out details in the decorations.
Restaurantosaurus is open for lunch and dinner. Entrees are focused on more standard theme park foods: burgers and hot dogs, plus some salad options. There’s also an Impossible burger on the menu. Prices range from $8.99 to $13.49. The full menu can be found here.
Need more help navigating Animal Kingdom? Check out our Complete Guide to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
Animal Kingdom Snack Locations
Animal Kingdom snack locations offer a variety of food and drinks — from popcorn to coffee to specialty alcoholic beverages to pretzels. Usually the food at these snack locations aren’t going to be enough to have a meal off of, but if you are looking for something small these locations can have things like macaroni and cheese or turkey legs.
These locations will usually be small stalls with windows and do not offer any designated seating. Snack locations generally take snack credits, but there are exceptions. Also, note that snack credits cannot be redeemed for alcoholic beverages.
Creature Comforts (Discovery Island)
Creature Comforts is the Starbucks location for Animal Kingdom. It is located on Discovery Island near the bridge to Africa.
In addition to Starbucks drinks, you can find assorted breakfast pastries and cupcakes. The full menu can be found here.
Eight Spoon Cafe (Discovery Island)
Eight Spoon Cafe is located on Discovery Island near the bridge to Asia across from Adventurers Outpost.
The menu for Eight Spoon Cafe includes varieties of macaroni and cheese and a Mickey pretzel.
Isle of Java (Discovery Island)
Isle of Java is located on Discovery Island near the bridge to Dinoland U.S.A. It is next to Flame Tree Barbecue.
Menu items include coffee and breakfast pastries.
The Smiling Crocodile (Discovery Island)
The Smiling Crocodile is located on Discovery Island between Flame Tree Barbecue and Adventurers Outpost.
The limited menu includes street tacos and pork tamales.
The Smiling Crocodile tends to only be open seasonally or when the park is particularly crowded.
Terra Treats (Discovery Island)
Terra Treats is located on Discovery Island near the bridge to Africa (diagonally across the Creature Comforts).
The menu here offers two different kinds of pizza options — a cheese pizza and a chef’s featured pizza.
Pongu Pongu (Pandora – The World of Avatar)
Pongu Pongu is located in Pandora near Satu’li Canteen.
Pongu Pongu is also where you can get the popular Night Blossom drink, a non-alcoholic fruity beverage. (It’s also available as a Rum Blossom.)
Harambe Fruit Market (Africa)
Harambe Fruit Market is located in Africa near Kilimanjaro Safaris.
The menu here mostly consists of fruit options, but they also serve hot dogs, Mickey pretzels, and corn on the cob.
Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery (Africa)
Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery is located in Africa behind Tusker House Restaurant.
The breakfast menu here includes a variety of breakfast pastries (this is one my favorite places because I think they have a great variety!).
The snack menu offers chicken and shrimp curry as well as continued pastry offerings (yes please for a croissant in the middle of the day.)
Mahindi is located in Africa just next to the bridge.
This is where you can get popcorn (including souvenir buckets) and cinnamon glazed nuts. (Menu here.)
Tamu Tamu Refreshments (Africa)
Tamu Tamu Refreshments is located in Africa near the bridge and across from Tusker House Restaurant.
This is the only place in Animal Kingdom where you can get Dole Whip. Their menu also offers other dessert options.
The Tamu Tamu Refreshments breakfast menu also offers a variety of pastries (slightly different and slightly more limited that Kusafiri).
Anandapur Ice Cream Truck (Asia)
The Anandapur Ice Cream Truck is a Quick Service snack option in a bright blue painted bus located in Asia located between Kali River Rapids and Expedition Everest.
Their menu, as expected, features ice cream.
Caravan Road (Asia)
Caravan Road is located between Africa and Asia (and is technically part of Asia). They have Asian-cuisine-inspired snacks and a limited menu.
Caravan Road is rarely open — usually only seasonally or when parks are particularly crowded.
Drinkwallah is located in Asia near the bridge to Discovery Island.
The limited menu offers chips and nuts.
Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks (Asia)
Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks is located in Asia near Expedition Everest.
Warung Outpost (Asia)
Warung Outpost is located in Asia near UP! A Great Bird Adventure.
The menu offers a Mickey pretzel, but is mostly focused on margaritas and beers.
Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages (Asia)
Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages is located in Asia behind Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes.
The menu offers a few Asian-inspired snacks, like a chicken wrap and egg rolls, and also offers a few specialty drinks.
Dino-Bite Snacks (Dinoland U.S.A.)
Dino-Bite Snacks is located in Dinoland U.S.A. near Restaurantosaurus.
The Dino-Bite Snacks menu offers a variety of ice cream treats.
Dino Diner (Dinoland U.S.A.)
Dino Diner is located in Dinoland U.S.A. near the carnival games.
The menu offers standard fair food, like hot dogs and corn chip pie.
Trilo-Bites (Dinoland U.S.A.)
Trilo-Bites is located in Dinoland U.S.A. near the bridge to Discovery Island.
The snack menu offers buffalo chicken chips and a few ice cream treats.
Don’t forget that you will also find snack carts throughout Animal Kingdom offering things like Mickey Premium Bars, pretzels, and popcorn.
Also check out our Complete Guide to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!