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Moms Panel: Top 5 Restaurants Where You Get The Most For Your Money

Eat Here!

Let’s face it. Today, everyone is looking for ways to stretch their dollars. Doug I. of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel knows exactly where to go to feed his hungry princesses and which places won’t break his piggy bank. Here’s the list:

1. Flame Tree Barbecue at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park – Enjoy a quick service meal with table service ambiance.

2. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe at Magic Kingdom Park – Start with a burger and add veggies, etc. at the fixin’s bar to make it into a great meal.

3. Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park – It’s an amazing buffet at a lower price. The characters at breakfast make it an even better deal!

4. Tangierine Cafe at Epcot – It may be more expensive than most quick service locations, but the more complete meals featured here make this like a table service restaurant without the added expense of tipping.

5. Snackapalooza at Epcot – Who says you have to go to a restaurant to eat? Grab little bites to share with each other as you walk around the Epcot World Showcase and feast on a global menu and try new things you have never eaten before.

Do you have any to share? Please let us know in the comments.


  • Crystal palace! I go there everytime I go to Disney, i love it 🙂

  • We somehow missed Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom until my 10th trip to WDW last December.

    While it’s not necessarily to be considered “affordable,” for big eaters (I’m from Mississippi, doncha know), I haven’t found a more wholesome, plentiful bet.

    I dream — quite literally — about the one meal I had at LTT. Absolutely worth the expense, and hey, you can always eat enough for two meals at a sitting!

    – John

  • Bengal BBQ in Disneyland. They have delicious beef, chicken, and veggie kabobs! It’s well worth the stop! My favorite is the bacon wrapped asparagus {safari skewer} and the sweet beef {bengal beef skewer}. YUM YUM YUM!

  • Yes, I vote for Bengal Barbeque in DISNEYLAND USA too, right across from the fantastic Mega-E Ticket Indiana Jones Adventure. The bacon wrapped asparagus is how I reward myself for surviving another journey through the Temple of the Forbidden Eye.

  • A place to try for a quick bite is Starring Rolls in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A lot of people overlook the place because it’s so small, but the food is just as good as any quick service meal in DHS.

    Now, they only have a limited selection of specialty sandwiches, but the portions are generous. Selections include Black Forest Ham, Turkey Focaccia, and a Whole Wheat Veggie Pita. They all come with fresh fruit or chips.

  • I heard Bengal Barbeque at Disneyland changed their meat and so now its not so good anymore.


  • Toluca Legs Turkey Company in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Those turkey legs are huuuge! I often split one with a family member before getting in line for another ride. It’s not exactly a restaurant, but it’s a nice, quick, filling meal for a decent price.

  • Ohanas – I think it is an excellent meal for the money and if you time it just right you watch the MK fireworks while eating!

  • Don’t forget Sunshine Seasons in The Land (Epcot). The HUGE selection of different foods will make it easy to find something for everyone in the family….portions are on the large side….and the prices are quite low by Disney standards. And of course, you can’t forget DELICIOUS!

    My two girls and I have often got the 1/2 rotisserie chicken with two sides and shared it for lunch. A great bargain to feed 3 people for around $15 (with drink and sharing a brulee for dessert).

  • I think Trail’s End at Fort Wilderness is really the best deal around!

  • Snacking around the world at the Food & Wine Festival you can find some great deals. The Fisherman’s Pie from the Ireland booth this last year comes to mind. Hope they have it again this year — see ya in October!

  • So many great choices… Sunshine Seasons definitely, and Tusker House and Flame Tree, and Tangerine Cafe, and The Biergarten, and Raglan Road in Downtown Disney. The best value by far is getting the Dining plan, which makes eating at places like the Coral Reef and the HollyWood Brown Derby possible too!

  • Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Wilderness Lodge is the best!

  • We discovered The Yak & Yeti counter service on our last trip to Animal Kingdom, and I can’t wait to get back there to eat. We got a huge takeout container filled with their delicious honey chicken that was enough to feed both DH and I.

  • Don’t forget the Brown Derby. The best Cobb salad, enough for two. Worth the prise tag, I’ve never had a bad meal here

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