10 Places to Eat at Disney Without Reservations
November 14, 2022
Both Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort have tons of great dining options to keep you fueled up during your vacation. In-park table-service restaurants require reservations, which can streamline your visit and ensure you get to try the foods you’re most excited about, but sometimes hunger strikes when you least expect it, or maybe you just like to be spontaneous. For those times, quick-service eateries and snack carts are a great option.
We’ve compiled 10 of the top dining options across Disney parks where reservations aren’t necessary, many of which provide healthy fare and options for Guests with allergies. Don’t forget that as a Disney® Visa® Credit Cardmember, you can redeem Disney Rewards Dollars toward dining at all these spots, and you can make your visit even easier by taking advantage of mobile ordering.1
Walt Disney World® Resort Restaurants
1. Flame Tree Barbecue – Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
This quick service restaurant is a carnivore’s delight, serving up smokehouse meats like St. Louis ribs and pulled pork sandwiches, along with signature baked beans and coleslaw. Vegetarian friends will appreciate the plant-based Hot Link Smokehouse Sandwich, while kids will roar with delight at the all-beef hot dog or baked chicken drumstick, ensuring that everyone will be satisfied before their next safari.
2. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café – Magic Kingdom® Park
When it comes time to rustle up some grub, mosey on over to the Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café. The Old West saloon offers Mexican favorites like fajitas and the Taco Trio alongside crowd-pleasers like Angus cheeseburgers. Little cowpokes can tuck into macaroni and cheese or a carnitas rice bowl, and everyone will want to treat themselves to a decadent dessert before hitting the trail.
3. Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Disney’s Hollywood Studios®
Plot a course for Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge®, where Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs has docked a freighter loaded with fresh supplies from across the galaxy. Cookie is the ultimate intergalactic gourmand, and he’s prepared a menu filled with healthy and adventurous offerings, like Peka Tuna Poke, Felucian Kefta and Hummus Garden Spread, and Takodana Veggie Dippers. Enjoy your meal in the spacious hangar or sit outside in the atmospheric old marketplace.
4. Lotus Blossom Cafe – EPCOT®
Visitors to EPCOT® can celebrate one of the world’s great cuisines at Lotus Blossom Café, where Chinese classics like pot stickers, Mongolian beef and fried rice are on the menu. Wash down your meal with some lychee-flavored iced tea and enjoy the unique flavor of caramel-ginger ice cream. A veranda with tables that look out on the China pavilion provides the perfect setting for a tranquil meal.
5. Enchanted Rose – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
At the Enchanted Rose lounge, four sophisticated spaces inspired by the live-action film version of Beauty and the Beast are waiting to welcome you. A golden chandelier illuminates the bar, classical baroque designs decorate the library, the garden room recalls the forest around the Beast’s castle and a romantic outdoor terrace lets you gaze at the stars. After you’ve found the perfect spot, pamper yourself with the Artisanal Cheese Selection, Truffle Fries or Mini Smoked Brisket Sliders, among other tasty and shareable plates.
6. Paradise Garden Grill – Disney California Adventure® Park
The menu is ever-changing at this casual counter-service restaurant. The special menu might have a motif such as BBQ, Mexican cuisine or another delicious theme. Be sure to browse their latest offerings or, if you’re feeling adventurous, stop by and be surprised! Cardmembers can take advantage of the dining perk to get 10% off most meals on most days!23
7. Pacific Wharf Café – Disney California Adventure® Park
Feel the Golden State vibes at this café, where gentle sunshine and the glistening Paradise Bay create the perfect setting for Californian cuisine. For healthy West Coast flavors, try the vegetarian Asian Tofu Salad, which is tossed in miso dressing, or sink your teeth into some San Francisco sourdough courtesy of Boudin, a world-famous artisanal bakery that was founded in the bay city in 1849. After you’ve filled up on a deli sandwich or seasonal soup served in a Boudin bread bowl, check out the Bakery Tour to learn more about Boudin’s secrets.
8. Smokejumpers Grill – Disney California Adventure® Park
Taking inspiration from the brave firefighters who parachute into the High Sierras, Smokejumpers Grill extinguishes hunger with hearty American classics. Grab a seat inside the spacious hangar or outside to enjoy the views of Grizzly Peak Airfield before sinking your teeth into a juicy Double Cheeseburger or Double Impossible™ Cheeseburger. For dessert, treat yourself to a sweet chocolate or vanilla shake topped with whipped cream.
9. Refreshment Corner – Disneyland® Park
Perched on Main Street, U.S.A.® near Sleeping Beauty Castle, Refreshment Corner is perfectly placed for when you need a snack break. Kick back on the shaded patio, relax to the sounds of ragtime piano and refuel with American classics like hot dogs, chili and fountain sodas. Guests who have dietary restrictions will appreciate the huge range of gluten-free and allergy-friendly options.
10. Galactic Grill – Disneyland® Park
This space-themed eatery in Tomorrowland serves some of the tastiest dishes in the galaxy. Fire up your taste buds with the fried chicken sandwich or grab a delicious veggie wrap for a lighter option. Galactic Grill also caters to early arrivals, with breakfast bowls and French toast sticks.
Disneyland® Resort Restaurants
Whether you’re visiting Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort, you’ll find no shortage of quick-service restaurants, food carts and fast casual eateries where you can grab a bite without needing to make a reservation. And be sure to take advantage of the benefits that come with being a Cardmember by redeeming Disney Rewards Dollars toward your meals.1
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