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Your Ultimate Guide to Everything You Need To Know About Dining in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Your Ultimate Guide to Everything You Need To Know About Dining in Disney's Animal Kingdom
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Are you looking for dining options in Animal Kingdom? Here is your ultimate guide to every restaurant complete with links to detailed reviews.

Guide to Dining In Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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This is your guide to dining in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It will provide you with a list and a brief description of every Quick-Service and Table Service restaurant in Animal Kingdom, complete with reviews to help drive your dining decisions. The guide will also indicate which meals offer traditional menus, prix fixe menus, buffets, or all-you-care-to-enjoy experiences and state whether the meal includes characters.

If you know exactly what restaurants you want to learn more about, you can use the index below to jump straight there. If you are unsure where you want to eat, feel free to browse them all in order! Don’t forget to bookmark this page for future reference as well.

Also, remember that while menus are ever-evolving, updated prices and hours of operation are always available in Character Locator.

Index of Quick Links

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Table Service Restaurants

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While Animal Kingdom offers a comparatively small number of table service restaurants, the offerings are strong! Enjoy everything from character dining to signature dining while you visit this gorgeous park.


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  • Meal Period: Dinner
  • Meal Style: Traditional Menu with la carte pricing
  • Characters: None

Tiffins is the Signature Dining experience in Animal Kingdom. Not only does it offer high-end flavors, but its 3 dining rooms serve as art galleries displaying artifacts that inspired Animal Kingdom’s creation. Visiting it is like a love letter from Imagineer Joe Rhode to the fans.

Tusker House

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  • Meal Period: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Meal Style: Buffet
  • Characters: Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy Duck, and Mickey Mouse

If you are looking for character dining, look no further than Tusker House, featuring visits with some of your favorite classic Disney characters. You will also delight in some amazing food that includes traditional breakfast, lunch, and dinner items as well as African-inspired cuisine.

Yak & Yeti

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  • Meal Period: Lunch and Dinner
  • Meal Style: Traditional menu with a la carte pricing
  • Characters: none

Travelers can relax and replenish with a pan-Asian feast in this beautiful Nepalese-style restaurant. Yak & Yeti is a Landry’s Group restaurant, so be sure to use your benefits to grab seating without a reservation and to earn rewards. You will find some truly unforgettable menu items here.

Rainforest Cafe

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  • Meal Period: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Meal Style: Traditional menu with a la carte pricing
  • Characters: none

Rainforest Cafe offers heavily themed dining at Animal Kingdom’s Entrance. This is a restaurant filled with scenery and animatronic animals. Sure, the food is not fantastic, but your kids will probably love the unique setting. It is also a Landry’s Group restaurant, so be sure to use your benefits to grab seating without a reservation and to earn rewards. There is also a Disney Springs Location, so be sure to reserve the correct one!

Quick Service Restaurants

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Animal Kingdom has some of Walt Disney World’s BEST Quick Service dining. Guests can walk up to these “fast food” style restaurants and order at the counter, and many of them also utilize Mobile Ordering.

Truly, several of the options you will find here rival table service experiences around the parks. Do not forget to consider them when you are planning your trip as they will save you both time and money while providing satisfactory options to boot!

Eight Spoons Cafe

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Eight Spoons cafe offers unique dining. This little quick service stand provides Guests with creative mac n’ cheese options that rotate seasonally. You might find BBQ-topped mac n cheese. Sometimes you may even find a sandwich served on a jelly doughnut!

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Flame Tree Barbecue

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Flame Tree is a favorite among Disney experts. Soak up saucy views as you enjoy an assortment of smokehouse meat and chicken dinners—served alongside our signature baked beans and coleslaw. For more refreshing fare, stick your fork in a selection of fresh salads!

Nomad Lounge

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Nomad Lounge is a dream for adults visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Be sure to stop off at this refreshing oasis to discover specialty cocktails and enticing appetizers from all across the globe.


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Pizzafari serves pizzas, salads, and desserts with fun theming. Here, you’ll spot colorful murals, mosaics, and animals in 5 themed rooms. This location offers indoor seating and is quite large. The food here is pretty standard Disney food, nothing outstanding, but if you want a pizza, it will do.


restaurantosaurus outside seating
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The Restaurantosaurus menu consists of basic entrees such as burgers, chicken nuggets, and fried shrimp. If you’re looking for a lighter option, go for the Cobb Salad served with Green Goddess dressing. One unique feature is that kids’ meals are served in buckets you can take home with you. If your kids love the buckets at the Boneyard, then they will love this.

Satu’li Canteen

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One of Disney’s very best quick-service restaurants is located in the heart of Pandora. Satu’li Canteen is a must-do whether or not you love Avatar. You will find customizable salads, rice, noodle, and hash bowls, s well as the ever-popular cheeseburger pods. Guests can also enjoy uniquely themed drinks and desserts.

Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe

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Not to be confused with the table service option, this is the quick service portion of Yak & Yeti. Tempt your taste buds with a feast of Asian fare—teriyaki beef bowls, egg rolls, fried rice, and more. Kids’ meals, desserts, and other beverages are also available.

Specialty Snacks

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is also home to plenty of snack options. Here are the ones you will likely find most unique and interesting. Don’t forget there are also plenty of kiosks, stands, ice cream carts, and popcorn carts throughout the park.

Anandapur Ice Cream Truck

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Animal Kingdom’s best place for ice cream is a uniquely gorgeous little curiosity called Anandapur Ice Cream Truck. As you cruise through Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, pull off from the pathway throughout the day and pick up a soft-serve waffle cone or a frosty float. This space is also often home to seasonal delights and specialty treats!

Caravan Road

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Some people don’t even realize you can get shaved ice and Kakigori in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. However, Caravan Road is located directly across Discovery River from the Tree of Life—where you can discover yummy, reinvigorating shaved ice in a variety of tasty flavors as well as adult beverages.

Creature Comforts (Starbucks)

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If you need a Starbucks fix to combat drowsiness during a long day in the parks, you may enjoy heading to Creature Comforts. This is Animal Kingdom’s Starbucks! You can find your favorite brews and handcrafted beverages here just like you can back home.

Mr. Kamal’s

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Head to the walkway between Asia and Africa to locate more addictive snacks. Mr. Kamal’s fries are freshly made and served so crispy with just the right amount of seasoning. Once you try them, you’ll find yourself coming back for more! Be sure to check out the other delights served here as well.

Pongu Pongu

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If you want a snack from Pandora, you will want to enjoy the unique offerings at Pongu Pongu. You will find amazing snack and beverage items that you cannot get anywhere else including the Night Blossom and Pineapple Lumpia.

Royal Anandapur Tea Company (Joffrey’s)

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If you need a quick pick-me-up, head to Royal Anandapur Tea Company in Asia. This is a Joffrey’s, but it is a special Joffrey’s. It is the only place on Disney property where you will find a frozen Chai Latte. Of course, you will also find other hand crafter beverages here as well.

The Smiling Crocodile

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Located at Discover Island, you’ll find this tasty treat at the Smiling Crocodile walk-up window. Here, enjoy a satisfying menu, including chicken, pulled pork, and bean/corn (vegetarian) street tacos.

Tamu Tamu Refreshments

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If you are looking for DOLE Whip, you have come to the right place. Tamu Tamu Refreshments also offers other amazing breakfast and snack items. And, you will LOVE the very special nearby seating area with hidden Disney characters.

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  1. Tusker House has delicious food and a wonderful experience with meeting Donald Duck and his friends. Not only do you get to meet Mickey, Donald, Daisy and Goofy but the music gives you the opportunity to dance along with some of the characters. Great entertainment and food makes this worth the price. Delicious desserts too.

    Yak & Yeti, on the other hand, is not worth their high prices for the OK food. Its typical Chinese food. If you have ever been to PF Chang’s don’t expect the high quality food from there, to be at Yak & Yeti’s. Their prices are outrageous for the quality and quantity food you get.

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