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Top 5 Unique Walt Disney World Quick Service Options

Many people associate theme park food with burgers, pizza, or chicken fingers.  While you can get all of those things at Walt Disney World, here are a few of my favorite quick service restaurants when you want to change things up and get something a bit different or more adventurous.   1) Satu'li Canteen at Disney's Animal Kingdom I remember when Pandora opened in Animal Kingdom and this quick service restaurant was challenging the status quo.  I really feel like this paved the way for the improvement of many Quick Service menus and more creative new openings.  The menu offers build your own bowls with fresh roasted chicken and chimichurri steak among the choices.  The food has been fresh, plentiful and tasty for my many visits here. Read more about Satu'li Canteen here . 2) Columbia Harbor House at Magic Kingdom This unassuming establishment offers a peaceful retreat from the parks.  The star here is the seafood.  You can grab a lobster roll, grilled salmon or shrimp, a fi

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes

Black Tap Burgers & Shakes is located at the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort.  It is a fast-casual restaurant, meaning you order your items at the counter, but then they bring it to the table for you.  They have a selection of burgers, wings, salads and chicken and a fun milkshake menu.  If you just want a shake, there's also a walkup window outside, but some special creations can only be ordered for dine-in. We placed our order at the counter and noticed all the tables inside were full. We found a table outside and hung out while we waited for our food to come. They have a full bar and craft beers on tap, but I was surprised to get wine in a can. Strawberry Shortcake Shake We had hoped to have this Crazy Shake for dessert, but it actually came before any of our food. The Strawberry Shortcake is described as a vanilla frosted rim with crumbled cake topped with a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar, pink & white twisty pop, whipped cream, strawberry drizzle

Harambe Market at Disney's Animal Kingdom

The Harambe Market is located in Africa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and is an open air quick service establishment serving tasty bowls and wraps. There’s also a little bar tucked away in the back with a few signature cocktails and beverages that are different than what you can find at the main market. Harambe Market offers both mobile order and traditional queuing to order, but Chef Mwanga's is walk ups only. My personal favorites here are the rice bowls; they are full of flavor, fresh and filling.  You can get chicken, shrimp, or a combo. They also offer kofta pitas with beef and lamb or Impossible meat and salads with shrimp or chicken.  I found the kofta a bit dry and would stick to the bowls in the future. For kids, there are smaller versions of the bowls or chicken nuggets or Uncrustables. The Frozen Flamingo (pictured above) from Harambe Market is bright and refreshing, but we preferred the selection of beverages from Chef Mwanga's for adult libations.  If you s

Chefs de France Review

Bonjour mon amie and come right in to a beautiful restaurant hidden in plain site in France of Epcot’s World Showcase. This is a place that I’ve walked past thousands of times, but thought I wouldn’t enjoy it or it’s too pricey, but when I finally visited, I was proved wrong. This beautiful restaurant is actually quite large inside, well-lit and appears to be quite fancy even though I’m definitely dressed for an amusement park, not an upscale bistro. Everything on the menu is written in French, but don’t fret because they also have the wording in English directly underneath. When you have options such as Beef Tenderloin, Braised Pork Shank, Seared Salmon, Rotisserie Chicken half or the famous Ratatouille for entrees, it really was hard to decide what we wanted to eat. There were so many incredible options that we decided to get the “Menu Francois,” or price fix menu, which included an Appetizer, one of five of the Entree options on the regular menu, a dessert and one glass of Chardonna

Tutto Italia Ristorante Review

From Mexico to Canada, World Showcase at EPCOT is home to many wonderful restaurants. It can be difficult to choose a restaurant when there are so many great options! One pavilion that never disappoints with their restaurants is Italy.  On a recent visit to Walt Disney World, my family and I dined at Tutto Italia Ristorante. It had been awhile since we'd dined here so I was looking forward to revisiting this restaurant.  Located in the Italy pavilion, Tutto Italia brings Old World ambience and serves traditional Italian favorites. We were seated in the dining room but there's also an outdoor patio with seating. The dining room is filled with murals of ancient Rome, rich colors and sparkling chandeliers.  Tutto Italia dining room Our table was a half booth in the back corner of the restaurant and it was absolutely perfect because my youngest was fast asleep when we arrived at the restaurant. We were able to get him out of his stroller and place him on the booth without him wakin

House of Blues Brunch

Brunch is probably my favorite meal to go out for, and Disney Springs has some hidden gems in the brunch department. House of Blues offers weekend brunch with one of the best deals on property, bottomless mimosas!  If you’re up for it, House of Blues offers a laid back atmosphere with live music for brunch. It is available Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm, with the full menu available after 12pm. We were sat in the back room where we couldn’t see the stage but could hear it and it was a great vibe!  Bottomless mimosas and coffee were the popular choice for beverages, but they also offer a variety of brunch cocktails and other options. Bottomless mimosa! We were a party of 8 and hungry, so we started with an order of nachos from the lunch menu and they were a HUGE portion, so glad we had a lot of people to share them with.  BBQ Nachos - Four cheese sauce, avocado, roasted corn salsa, pickled red onion, tomato, Memphis BBQ sauce, cilantro crema, cotija cheese. Chicken, Brisket or Pul