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My Top Places To Eat In The Magic Kingdom

I believe that everyone had fun coming up with their Top Five Attractions in Walt Disney World. As many of you commented, it was not an easy task to come up with that list.

Well, put your thinking caps back on (and make sure your brain is connected to your stomach) because now it's time to come up with your top places to eat in each of the four Walt Disney World Parks; both full service restaurants and counter service locations. However, we're going to do one park at a time.

We're going to begin with the Magic Kingdom and I'm going to make this a bit easier on you and cut the list to your top three in each category rather than top five.

So, here's my list:

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Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern

2) Tony's Town Square

3) Plaza Restaurant

Counter Service Locations:

1) Casey's Corner

2) Pecos Bill

3) Cosmic Ray's


My comments: The Liberty Tree Inn is by far my favorite full service restaurant in the MK. I really love the food and atmosphere there. Tony's is a fun place to eat and I try to get a seat looking out onto Main Street. What a great place to enjoy a relaxing meal! Another thing I like a lot are the hot dogs they serve at WDW. That's why Casey's Corner is at the top of my list of Counter Service locations.

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Comments (107)

MaryAnn Eckenrode:

Full Service Restaurants
1) Cinderella's Royal Table
2) Plaza Restaurant
3) Liberty Tree Tavern

Counter Service Restaurants
1) Cosmic Rays
2) Columbia Harbour
3) Pecos Bill's

Allison P.:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2) Plaza
3) Crystal Palace

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Rays
2) Peco Bills
3) Colombia Harbor House

Your comments:
I think the counter service is the way to go at the MK!

Dawn:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Tony's
2) Crystal Palace (breakfast)
3) Liberty Tree Tavern

Counter Service Locations:

1) Casey's
2) Columbia Harbor House
3) Pecos Bill's

Your comments:

Ken Fischler:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Cinderella's Royal Table
3) Plaza Restaurant

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill's
2) Columbia Harbour House
3) Cosmic Ray's

chris:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Crystal Palace
2)Liberty Tree Tavern
3)Tony's Town Square

Counter Service Locations:

1)Columbia Harbor House
2)Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
3)Pecos Bill's

Bonnie:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree
2) Crystal Palace
3) Plaza Restaurant

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Rays
2) Columbia Harbour
3) Pecos Bill

Amanda:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Tony's
3) Plaza

Counter Service Locations:

1) Casey Corner
2) Pecos Bill
3) Cosmic Ray

Your comments:
Casey's is the best quick service place in MK. Crystal Palace is one of my Favorite places to eat in all of Disney World.

Anonymous:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Crystal Palace
2)Tony's Town Square
3)Liberty Tree

Counter Service Locations:

1)Cosmic Ray's
2)Pecos Bill's
3)Columbia Harbor House

Pollyanna Buff:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Breakfast at Crystal Palace
2) Cinderella Castle
3) Liberty Tree

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Rays
2) Columbia Harbor
3) Main Street Bakery

Your comments:
I also love those pinapple ice cream drinks at the Dole stand. Lots of refreshing drinks at MK.

Wendy Crober:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Tony's Town Square
2) Crystal Palace (dinner)
3) Liberty Tree Tavern when they had characters.

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbour House
2) Pecos Bill's
3) Sleepy Hollow for funnel cakes!

Your comments:
The lighthouse sandwich from Columbia Harbour House is my all time favourite. One of my favourite items they removed from Crystal Palace at dinner was the special flavoured butter they made for the bread and roles (chipotle was the best).

Tim Johansen:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Castle
2) crystal palace
3) plaza

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill
2) Cosmic Ray
3) the one next to It's a small world

BLL:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace (breakfast)
2) Tony's Town Square
3) Cinderella's (breakfast)

Counter Service Locations:

1) PECOS BILL!!!!!!!
2) Pirata y el perico
3) Pinocchio's

Your comments:
Crystal Palace breakfast is the best on property in our opinion, followed closely by the Donald Safari breakfast in AK at the Tusker House.

And Pecos Bill is the very best burger you can get anywhere in WDW!! For real!! I love this place and I would eat there all the time if I could!!!

Laura Blume:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2)
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbour House
2) Cosmic Ray's
3) Pinocchio Village Haus

Your comments:
I'm ashamed to admit that the only two table service places we've been to in MK are Crystal Palace, which we loved, & CInderella's Royal Table, which we hated. Liberty Tree Tavern & The Plaza are both on our list for our next trip, for what that's worth...

We love to eat upstairs at CHH where it's always quiet & less crowded. It is a nice break in the middle of a very busy day. Cosmic Ray's has offers nice alternatives to the usual burgers, chicken strips & fries for lunch.

Casey Arflin:

Table Service:
1) Crystal Palace
2) Tony's Town Square
3) Liberty Tree Tavern

Counter Service:
1) Peco's Bills
2) Cosmic Ray's
3) Columbia Harbour House

A couple of suggestions for more top fives are; top five resorts and top five resort restuarants.

Love the posts!

Michael Joel Gainey:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Cinderella's Royal Table
2) Plaza Restaurant
3) Tony's Town Square

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Ray's
2) Aloha Isle
3) Columbia Harbor House

Your comments: Pinochio's Village Haus used to be the place to get a quick service meal back in the day, but the menu they now serve does not pique my interest.

Dizkneedoll:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Plaza
2) Tony's
3) Liberty Tree

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill's
2) Columbia Harbor House
3) Casey's

Your comments:

Leigh:

Well Mike this one is easy. My family & I only eat at a few places when we go to MK. We love them so much we hate to change.

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Tony's !!!
2)
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbor House
2) Cosmic Ray's
3) Pecos Bill's


Your comments:

Julie Becker:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Liberty Tree Tavern
3) Plaza Restaurant

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill
2) Caseys
3) Cozmic Ray's

Your comments:
How about favorite characters

DizneyMike replies: Julie, hey neighbor, thanks for commenting...Mike

Lori Edelman:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace (breakfast)
2) Liberty Tree
3) Tony's

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill's
2) Cosmic Rays
3) Columbia Harbor House

Anita:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Cinderella's Royal Table (Dinner)
3) Liberty Tree Tavern

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Ray's
2) Pecos Bill
3) Main Street Bakery

Your comments: My 50 year old sister-in-law is a special olympics athlete and I love to see the pure joy on her face when Pooh and the gang come to the table and love on her, that is what Disney is all about. She always tells them "I told you I would be back" :) °O°
What's not to love at a bakery - yum!

Christopher Barnes:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Cinderella's Royal Table
2)Crystal Palace
3)??

Counter Service Locations:

1)Pecos Bill
2)Pinocchio Village Haus
3)Cosmic Rays

Your comments: We've only eaten table service at MK with characters. Best place of all to eat at MK: Sleepy Hollow or Main Street Bakery. Great chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches and Mickey waffles with whipped cream and strawberries. Both are a complete meal.

Wendy Barney:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) The Plaza restaurant
2) The Crystal Palace
3) Cinderella's Royal Table

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Rays
2) Pinocchio's Village Haus
3) Pecos Bills

Your comments: I love the quaintness of The Plaza, the fun atmosphere of The Crystal Palace, and the regalness of CRT. As for counter service, I love to watch IASW from the tables at Pinnochio's, Cosmic Rays is alot of fun, and all I can say about Pecos Bill's is Pulled Pork Sandwich YUM!! Can't wait for your next blog!!!

Reagan:

Full Service Restaurants:
1. Crystal Palace (beautiful restaurant; my kids love the characters)
2. Liberty Tree Tavern (I did like it with characters)
3. Tony's Town Square

I can't comment on Cinderella's Royal Table because my boys won't go to a "princess girl restaurant." Years ago when I was young I did eat at King Stefan's Banquet Hall and remember liking it.

Counter Service Restaurants:
1. Cosmic Rays (great variety)
2. Peco's Bill (Good toppings bar)
3. Aloha Isle (I can make a meal out of it---mmmm!)

Samantha:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Tony's Town Square
2) Crystal Palace
3) The Plaza

Counter Service Locations:

1) ALOHA ISLE (Dole Whips count right?)
2) Casey's Corner
3) Columbia Harbour House

Your comments: No trip to the MK is complete without stopping at Aloha Isle a few times, and getting Corn Dog Nuggets from Casey's! Yum, I get hungry just thinking about it!

Lynn Johnson:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Liberty Tree
2)Cinderella's Royal Table
3)Crystal Palace (breakfast)

Counter Service Locations:

1)Pecos Bill's
2)Columbia Harbor House
3)Cosmic Ray's

Your comments:We actually play this "what is your top favorites" game when we are planning our Disney trips. It's a great way to build the fun and excitement. Thanks Mike!
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Mark Swayze:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Liberty Tree
2)Crystal Palace
3)Tony's Town Square

Counter Service Locations:

1)Columbia Harbor House
2)Pecos Bill's
3)Casey's Corner

Your comments: How could you leave off Columbia Harbor House? We generally do not eat Full Service resturants at MK. We would prefer to eat at the resturants at the area resorts which are a short monorail ride away.

cathy mullen:

Hi Mike,
Thanks for this blog because on June 5th it will be 180 days out so I'll be able to make my ressies for our Dec. 2 trip.

My favorite MK restaurants include:

1. Cinderella.s breakfast and dinner
2. Liberty Tree Tavern( I love their lunch menu)
3. Tony's ( I wish they still had breakfast because it was enjoyable to watch the guests enter early in the AM)

My Counter Service Restaurants

1. Columbia House
2. Casey's ( My husband loves hotdogs)
3. Mainstreet Bakery

Betsy:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2)
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station
2) Casey's Corner
3) Sleepy Hollow


I always eat counter service at the MK, with the exception of the Crystal Palace, which I think offers the perfect combination of a fun atmosphere, good food, and decent prices. I love the food at the Noodle Station (when it's open) for an option beyond burgers and dogs, and you can't beat the view from Casey's (when it's not too hot outside!) or the ice cream cookie sandwiches at Sleepy Hollow.

Betty:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Liberty Tree
3) ??? spot reserved for the new ones in the future

Counter Service Locations:

1) Aloha Isle Dole whips!!!!
2) Columbia Harbor House
3) The multiple places turkey legs are sold !

Your comments:
I love the crystal Palace, good food, and my kids love parade around with Pooh. I am also excited to see the upcoming restaurants in MK, there are in sore need of better restaurants to compete with Epcot or Hollywood Studios ;)

Jennifer Tremley:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)The Plaza
2)Crystal Palace
3)Tony's Town Square

Counter Service Locations:

1)Columbia Harbour House
2)Pecos Bill's Cafe
3)Cosmic Ray's

Dottie Shaw :

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2) Crystal Palace
3) Cinderella's Royal Table

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill's(love the condiments & the taco salads)......

2) Columbia Harbour House (love the salads & the chowder).....

3) Main Street Bakery (love the breakfast turnovers & really love the cookie icecream sandwiches!!).....

Your comments:

Liberty Tree Tavern has aleays been my favorite restaurant....I am a New Englander & it reminds me of home...(I love the Turkey Feast)..
Cinderella's Royal Table is special to me as our family went there for my 50th!!!& I'll always remember fun that the 10 of us had there...
Crystal Palace is excellent too...(we used to go there before it was a character restaurant & I think it was better then than now!!!!)......

Don:

Full Service
1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2)Tony's Town Square

Counter Service
1)Pecos Bill
2) El Pirata y el Perico
3) Aloha Isle

Oh - That's easy. I'll take the Main Street Bakery over any place else (counter service or table) in the Magic Kingdom. Close second is the Baked Potato cart in Liberty Square! YUMMM!

Table Service:
1) Crystal Palace
2)up for grabs.... no place compare to #1
3)

Counter Service:
1) Main St. Bakery
2) Baked Potato Cart in Liberty Square
3) Columbia Harbor House

Jeanie Johnston:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Cinderella's Royal Table
2) Liberty Tree Tavern...love the Turkey!
3) Tony's Town Square

Counter Service Locations:

1) Aloha Isle....love those Dole whips!!
2) Casey's
3) Cosmic Rays

Your comments: I really believe we need some new full service restaurants at MK! There are really not enough to choose from.

Kelly Turner:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Liberty Tree Tavern
2)Crystal Palace
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1)Colombia Harbor House
2)Pecos Bill
3)Cosmic Ray's

Your comments:
___We've only eaten at these two table service restaurants recently. We ate at Cinderella's Castle when it was called King Stephan's Banquet Hall. A really long time ago. The counter service restaurants are pretty good at MK. ______________________

Carolyn Brooke:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Cinderella's Royal Table
(sadly, that is the only table service I have tried so far!)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Casey's (LOVE those corn dog nuggets!)
2) Pecos Bills (ooh, the toppings bar!)
3) Cosmic Rays (ooh! the - er - alien entertainment ......)

Your comments:
I live in the UK so won't be eligible for the baseball cap draw - booooooo! But love the blogs from you anyway, even if it isn't fair ...

Dana Grandinetti:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Cinderella's Royal Table
2) Crystal Palace
3) Tony's Town Square

Counter Service Locations:

1) Main St. Bakery
2) Casey's
3) Pinocchio's Village Haus

Your comments

Erin Savoie:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Tony's Town Square
2) Cinderella's Royal Table
3) Liberty Tree Tavern

Counter Service Locations:

1) Noodle Station
2) Pecos Bill's
3) Casey's Corner

Your comments:
I'm glad we're getting some new choices of full service with the coming expansion of Fantasyland, that being said I love Tony's and while sometimes considered overpriced, Cinderella's castle is a must have experience at least every few trips. Pecos Bill's is awesome and the noodle station is great...when open :) Love the blog!! Thanks for the efforts!

kristine siebel:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2) Crystal Palace

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill
2) Main Street Bakery
3) Colombia Harbor House

Your comments:
We really enjoy Pecos Bill - best fast service on property and its not a trip to the world without a viist there, love the fixings bar!
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Wendy Snelgrove:

Hi Mike,

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace - fun and good food for a buffet
2) The Plaza - relatively inexpensive, a chance to sit down, and a nice sandwich. Plus ice cream, which makes everything better!
3) Liberty Tree Tavern

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbour House - good food, and usually seating even in the busiest times upstairs
2) Pecos Bill - great food and great toppings bar
3) Pinnochio Village Haus - tasty food, hampered with constant seating problems

Your comments:

Stephanie $:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Cinderella's Royal Table (breakfast)
2) Tony's Town Square
3) Liberty Tree Tavern

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill's
2) Main Street Bakery
3) Aloha Isle

Your comments:
My husband and I ate at Liberty Tree Tavern in '04 and LOVED it. We took our family back in '07 during Thanksgiving, and were not as impressed. I don't know what really changed, and we were extremely saddened b/c it was an excellent meal.
One thing to note on Pecos. They serve 100% beef hamburgers and taco salads there. We discovered this when taking my autistic cousins to WDW this past March.

Shirley Garcowski:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern - two words "Pot Roast." To quote Homer Simpson, "Yummmmm"
2)
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill - wonderful toppings bar and reasonable prices
2)
3)

Your comments: These are the only restaurants we've ever eaten at in MK. They are just too good to try elsewhere!

Oh, and I guess anywhere that sells Pineapple Dole Whip. After 9 visits to WDW, I finally tried this on my last visit. What was I thinking? It's wonderful!

Erin:

Counter Service:
1. Pecos Bill
2. Columbia Harbor House
3. Cosmic Rays

We've never eaten at a full service restuarant at Disney. Pecos Bill's has the best toppings bar.

Jeremy Reichelt:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Liberty Tree Tavern
3) Cinderella's Royal Table

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Ray's
2) Casey's Corner
3) Pecos Bill's

Your comments:

This was a tough one for full service as we have special feelings for each. However my wife being the Pooh fan she is, she has made our daughter the same way. In addition, the buffett itself seems to be a notch above some of the other buffett offerings on property.

For counter service... who does not enjoy grabbing a dog from Casey's, and heading outside to enjoy the surroundings and soke it all in?

Bonnie Blackwell:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2)
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bills
2) Casey's Corner
3)

Your comments:
Well I hate to say that the only full service restaurant at MK that I have been too is Liberty Tree. We really enjoyed it. Tony's and the Crystal Palace are both on our list for our next trip. Also for the Counter Service Pecos Bill's is #1 for me. I can not go to WDW and not eat there at least once. I know a lot of people don't like it, but I love it. I also like the mini corn dogs at Casey's Corner. We love to eat a late dinner there and try to get a table outside to watch the fireworks. It is a great viewing area.

Mike, after we finish the parks I think we should top five restaurants outside the parks. There are some great places to eat at the resorts.

Thanks
Bonnie Blackwell

Kelly Hammonds:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Crystal Palace
2)Tony's Town Square
3)Plaza Restaurant

Counter Service Locations:

1)Columbia Harbour House
2)Casey's Corner
3)Cosmic Rays

Your Comments:
Crystal Palace is the only restaurant that we have eaten at every time that we have gone to Disney. We always start our day at the Magic Kingdom with the Character Breakfast there!

NIcole:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Breakfast at the Castle
2) Tony's Town Square
3) Crystal Palace

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Rays
2) Pinnochio's Hous
3) Casey's

Your comments:
We enjoyed Breakfast at the Castle this past March. It was our kids first time in the castle and a special moment for us all. DH and I really enjoy Tony's. I am Italian and from North Jersey and really LOVE the food here. The food no matter what meal is always great at the Crystal Palace.

QS-How can you not love a seat by Its A Small World at Pinnchios'? Wish they bring back the veggie pizza though. Love Cosmic Rays cause its so big and you can see Push around and about the place. And who doesn't like hot dogs? The mini corn dogs are good too. Caseys is great for a late night meal watching the last parade of the night. We did it at the Not So Scarry Halloween parade this past September.

Ashleigh Dzurik:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2) Crystal Palace
3) Tony's

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbor House
2) Main Street Bakery
3) Cosmic Rays

Your comments:
16 Days until I will be there!

Donna Brandt:

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Full Service Restaurants:

1) Cinderella's Royal Table
2) Tony's Town Square
3) Plaza Restaurant

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Ray's
2) Columbia Harbour House
3) Main Street Ice Cream

Your comments: The cones from Main Street Ice Cream are big enough to qualify as a meal! And the Major Domo's Favorite Pie is really good!

Karen:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Plaza Restaurant
3) Liberty Tree Tavern

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbor House
2) Main Street Bakery
3) Pecos Bill's

Your comments:
We can't go to Disney without a Crystal Palace breakfast - if I didn't book one, my husband would divorce me!
I find that the Main Street Bakery is a great spot to get a "little" something to eat (like the dinner plate sized cinnamon buns!!)while not having to spend the time in a sit-down restaurant. There's nothing like walking down Main Street and getting a whiff of the "bakery smell"!!!

SwissAmy:

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Full Service Restaurants:

1)The Crystal Palace - BEFORE IT WAS CONVERTED TO A CHARACTER BUFFET - when it was still a cafeteria

2)Cinderella's Royal Table - ONLY when you could still order from a menu - way long ago

3) NONE

Counter Service Locations:

1) NONE - GO back to any WDW hotel with a food court - you'll eat better!
2) NONE
3) Cosmic Rays

Your comments: We have such fond memories of the Crystal Palace when it was still a cafeteria... you went through the line and chose and paid for only the things you wanted...The child's spaghetti and meatballs was amazing and they had a macaroni and cheese that still makes me smile. THose memories are priceless, but alas Disney saw a chance to make more money with a character meal and we lost the best affordable sit down option at the MK. Cinderellas used to be special, now it is industrial...Such a shame...

As for fast food/quick service, we actually LEAVE the park and go to our WDW hotel to eat rather than eating the poor selection at MK. Cosmic Rays offers the best options but seating is horrible - loud or dirty and crowded depending on where you choose to sit.
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Anonymous:

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Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Liberty Tree Tavern
3) Cinderella's Royal Table

Counter Service Locations:

1) Main Street Bakery
2) Casey's
3) Cosmic Rays

Your comments:
We always have great food & service at Crystal Palace. I am so with you on the hot dogs but I LOVE pretty much everything at Main Street Bakery! It's such a treat! (pun intended!)

Wendy:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Tony's
2) Cinderalla's Royal Table (especially before it was Cinderalla's)
3) Crystal Palace

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Rays
2) Pecos Bills
3) Columbia Harbour House

Your comments: My husband's favorite is the Main Street Ice Cream Coke Float

Sabrina:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Plaza Restaurant
2) Cinderella's Royal Table
3) ...(Haven't eaten at any of the others)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Ray's
2) Mainstreet Bakery/Ice Cream Parlor
3) Pecos Bill

Your comments:

I tend to stick to counter service and general snacking while in the MK. Although nothing can beat that veggie sandwich at Plaza. Mmmm...this poor grad student can't wait to eat it again!

Brian Frazier:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace (breakfast)
2) Liberty Tree (although it has been a long time since I ate there)
3) Cinderella's Royal Table

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pinocchio Village Haus (waving to IASW boats or on the upstairs deck)
2) Main Street Bakery (breakfast meal deals!)
3) Cosmic Ray's

Your comments: A breakfast meal from the Bakery - egg and cheese croissant with a huge cinnamon roll - plus a table by the water equals a happy family of three, but we can't resist eating and waving to the Small World boats.

Carol:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) The Plaza
3) Liberty Tree

Counter Service Locations:

1) Mian Street Bakery
2) Columbia Harbor House
3) Peco Bill's

Your comments:
We always eat a late lunch - early dinner at the Crystal Palace every trip. It seems that we eat more and more often at the Plaza - we seem to usually be able to just walk up and get in a few times every trip - we find it much better than counter service in MK.

There is nothing better than something from the Main Street Bakery before staking out a spot to watch Tink fly on the steps by The Plaza.

Jeff Morris:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree
2) Crystal Palace
3) Tony's

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill's
2) Casey's Corner
3) Cosmic Ray's

Michelle B.:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace (Breakfast)
2) Liberty Tree Tavern
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbor House
2) Pecos Bills
3) Cosmic Rays (amazingly decent veggie burgers)

DeAnna:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Liberty Tree Tavern
3) Tony's

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Rays
2) Casey's
3) Columbia Harbor House

Your comments:Crystal Palcae always offers good food and a more relaxed atmosphere than many character dining expereinces. In some we've expereinced lately, it become very "factory" like with character moving in for a photo and moving out with no personal acknowledgement or interaction. Crystal Palce always offers a unique character interaction and solid service.

Robin Stanley:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Tony's
3)Liberty Tree

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbor House
2) Cosmic Rays

Ashley Culp:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Cinderella's Royal Table
2) Tony's Town Square
3) The Plaza

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill Tall Tale & Cafe
2) Tomorrowland Terrace Cafe
3) Casey's Corner

Your comments:

John Garrity:

Magic Kingdom Full Service Restaurants:

1) Cinderella's
2) Liberty Tree
3) Plaza

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Ray's
2) Pecos Bill's
3) Auntie Gravity's

Your comments:
Haven't tried Tony's in many years -- sounds like I'll have to give it a shot
next trip!

barkley7KY:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace for breakfast
2) Liberty Tree Tavern
3) Plaza

Counter Service Locations:

1) Main Street Bakery
2) Cosmic Rays
3)

We always plan first thing in the morning breakfast at Crystal Palace - it gets everyone in the mood to be thoroughly Disneyfied for the entire trip, in addition to atmosphere the food is always flat out great - fresh and yummy. We also always plan at least one meal at the Main Street Bakery - fabulous sandwiches and desserts to die for.

Tara Weaver:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Liberty Tree Tavern
2)Crystal Palace Breakfast
3)Tony's Town Square

Counter Service Locations:

1)Columbia Harbor House
2)Cosmic Ray's
3)Main Street Bakery

Your comments:
MK is not our favorite place to eat, but it's only because we enjoy the offerings at other parks more; it's not because MK doesn't have anything to offer. During the course of a vacation, we do try to get at least one meal at the Liberty Tree Tavern. We have gone for both lunch and the character dinner (when it was offered), and we enjoyed lunch so much more. It was enjoyable, however, to see Chip and Dale start a food fight with Minnie Mouse - I think that was that particular cast member's last day and he decided to go out with a bang...

John Teehan:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Tony's
2) Liberty Tavern
3) Crystal Palace

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pirata y el Perico
2) Casey's Corner
3) Main St Bakery

Your comments:Out of all of the Dining options at the MK Pirata and Perico is my families favorite...it's too bad that it's only open seasonally.
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Suzanne Lefever:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) crystal palace
2) royal table
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Aloha Island ( Dole whips-yummy!)
2) Casey's
3) Cosmic Rays( Great value for the buck!)

Your comments: MK is not our favorite park to eat in, but there is always something for everyone! If all else fails just have the dole whip!

Marylynn Miles:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace Dinner
2) Liberty Tree Tavern
3) Crystal Palace Breakfast

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill's
2) Columbia Harbor House
3) El Pirata Y Perico

Your comments:
Filling out this list made me realize how few restaurants in the MK that I've been to! We do most of our dining at other locations. Liberty Tree Tavern would have taken my top spot, because it was fantastic when we had a Halloween dinner with the characters dressed in costume. Sadly, they no longer have characters at the meals. We love the toppings bar at Pecos Bill's, but I want to try Casey's on our upcoming trip.

Lynne Feiz:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Plaza Restaurant
2) Crystal Palace
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Main Street Ice Cream Parlor (Does that count?)
2) Main Street Bakery (See a theme here?)
3)

Your comments:
To be truthful, other than the Plaza which we truly enjoy (someone used the phrase "bang for the buck" with respect to another restaurant, and I reiterate that sentiment here about the Plaza) and the Crystal Palace (solely for the Pooh character experience, not really the food), MK is not our favorite place to dine. Sorry to say, we typically take the monorail and dine elsewhere. That said, if I have a day in the MK without a Mint Chocolate Chip from the Ice Cream Parlor or a sweet treat from the bakery, well...it's just not a Disney day! :)

Eric B:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) The old version (no characters at certain times) of Cinderella's Royal Table
3) Liberty Tree

Counter Service Locations:

1) Aloha Isle
2) Pinocchio's
3) Pecos Bill

Your comments: Crystal Palace has great atmosphere, food, and service. Cinderella's used to have the best prime rib in WDW, I have not been there since the change so I am unsure if it is still there. Liberty Tree has great salad and pork.

Nothing can beat a Dole whip, so this places Aloha at 1. I love being able to see over It's a Small World and the atmosphere at Pinocchio's is great. Pecos Bill is great with the cheese and mushrooms at the condiment bar.

Larisa:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2) The Plaza
3) CRT Breakfast

Counter Service Locations:

1) Peso Bill's
2) Cosmic Ray's Cafe
3)

Your comments:
I am from New England so Liberty Tree Tavern Dinner is my fav! Traditional NE feast, all you can eat, yummy!
I love the Steak & Cheese sub from the Plaza.
Eating in the castle alone is worth every penny, and meeting the princesses!
I love Peso Bills burgers and the topping bar!! Sauteed mushrooms and onions, and cheese sauce, yummo!

Elaine Leviner:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Liberty Tree
2)Tony's
3)Crystal Palace

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Rays
2) Casey's Corner
3) Columbia Harbour House

Your comments: Liberty Tree is a must on all our vacations. You can't beat the warm cobbler topped with ice cream.
Cosmic Ray's is great and allows a family to share because of their large portions.
To be honest, I love all the eating places in Magic Kingdom, and who couldn't, your in the Magic Kingdom!!!!

Full Service:

1. Crystal Palace
2.
3.

Counter Service:

1. Pecos Bill
2. Cosmic Ray's
3. Pinocchio's Village Haus (spelled wrong??)

We usually only eat counter service in the MK as we save our dough for table service meals at Epcot (we haven't done the dining plan). We enjoyed the Pooh character meal (lunch) at Crystal Palace. Pretty good buffet and it was a good cool place on a very hot day in June when we were there. I love the topping bar at Pecos Bill's even more than the food itself, I think. Cosmic Ray's is a nostalgic favorite for me as I remember eating there as a young child (I'm 40 now!) and that it isn't much different now as it was in the late 70's.

Love these posts!! How fun to take some time away from work (shh!!) to put some thought into this :) Keep it up. It keeps people like me - those who only get to the parks every few years - in touch with the magic!

One other thing - to piggyback off another post about how to extend this - to fave resorts, fave resort food, etc., another idea is favorite non-theme park things or places (ie., DD, fave pool at a resort, etc.,) or fave Disney movie or character or fave 'magic moments' - I obviously could go on, but work calls... :)

DizneyMike replies: Tracy, do you really have to get back to work? -:) Love your ideas. Thanks to you (and your boss) for passing them on....Mike

Donna Hood:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2) Liberty Tree
3) Liberty...

There's just no other sit-down for me at MK!

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill
2) Cosmic Ray's
3) Main Street Bakery

Jason :

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Tony's
2)CRT for breakfast
3)Crystal Palace for breakfast

Counter Service Locations:

1)Casey's
2)Pinnochio's Village Haus
3)Cosmic Ray's

Your comments:

Right now these are my favorites because my 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter love them. I love seeing their faces when the princesses come around at the Castle, watching my son march around at Crystal Palce and when they both "suck" up the spaghetti at Tony's...If I didn't have kids, I think I would have to put Liberty Tavern up there as well...

Darlene:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Tony's Town Square
2)
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1)Columbia Harbour House
2)Pecos Bill's
3)Cosmic Ray's

We have only been to Tony's once about 15 years ago, but I remember it being pretty good, otherwise we usually do counter service at Magic Kingdom. There's never any time for anything else and there are so many good resort restaurants just a monorail or boatride away!
But we really like Columbia Harbour house, the food is good and it is great for people watching when we don't have the kids with us.

Dolores:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Liberty Tree Tavern
3) Plaza Restaurant

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pinocchio's Village Haus
2) Cosmic Ray's
3) Casey's Corner

Your comments:

Barbara Gizzi:

Magic Kingdom

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Liberty Tree Tavern
2)Liberty Tree Tavern
3)Liberty (Oh, you know)

Counter Service Locations:

1)Pecos Bills
2)Columbia House
3)Casey's

Your comments: It's time for a new selection of full service restaurants in MK, don't you think? The food at Tony's could be better and the food at the castle is so-so and so-so$$$.
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Trista:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2)
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill's
2) Main Street Bakery
3) Casey's Corner

Your comments:

My husband and I have only eaten at Libery Tree Tavern. I desperately want to eat at Cinderella's Royal Table. I have begged my husband to please make reservations for our trip in January.
I had a hard time deciding between Pecos Bill's and the Main Street Bakery. I have the best memory of MSB! After my husband proposed at the MK during Wishes (the most romantic, best moment of my life!) we were starving so we went to MSB and when they found out what had just happened they gave us free deserts!

Kelly:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) The Plaza
2) Crystal Palace
3) Tony's

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill's
2) Cosmic Ray's
3) Columbia Harbor House

Your comments:
We've heard great things about Liberty Tree, but have never eaten there. I'm sure it will push Tony's off my list once I go there!


Mark D.:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Cinderella's Royal Table
3) Tony's Town Square

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill
2) Casey's
3) Cosmic Rays

Your comments:

For the number 2 in both categories, it is all about the experience. A hot dog on Main Street tastes better than one anywhere else.

Lisa:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Plaza
2) Crystal Palace
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) El Pirata Y Perico
2) Cosmic Rays
3) Main Street Bakery

Your comments:

Suzanne:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Cinderella's Royal Table (for atmosphere)
2) Liberty Tree Tavern (love the comfort food)
3) Crystal Palace (fun and yummy)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Aloha Isle (Dole Whip!)
2) Casey's (corn dog nuggets)
3) Columbia Harbor House (for food and atmosphere)

Your comments:

Walt's Warrior:

Full Service:
1. Liberty Tree Tavern
2. Tony's Mainstreet
3. Cinderella's Royal Table

Counter Service:
1. Cosmic Rays
2. Pecos Bill
3. Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies

Comments:
Liberty Tree is definitely the best place for a nice sit-down meal. Great traditional fare of Turkey, beef, mashed potatoes, apple crisp a-la mode. We are going to eat there this coming Thanksgiving!
Since we seem to spend a lot of time in Tomorrowland, we typically eat lunch at Cosmic Rays. We like to sit outside on the covered patio overlooking Cinderella Castle. Although Auntie Gravity's isn't a b/l/d place, they have great smoothies and felt it should get a plug.

Becky:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace (for b-fast)
2) Cinderella's Royal Table(for b-fast0
3) Tony's Town Square

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bill
2) Casey's
3) Cosmic Rays

Your comments:
We had a wonderful experience at Tony's, meeting Mary Poppins as she was going out to Main Street for a meet-n-greet and then went immdediately to the train station steps for excellent seats (and shade!) for the parade.


Lindsay:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Liberty Tree
2)Crystal Palace
3)Cinderella's Royal Table

Counter Service Locations:

1)Pecos Bill
2)Casey's Corner
3)Main Street Bakery

Your comments:

Diane:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2)
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbor House
2) Cosmic Rays
3) Main St. Bakery

Your comments:
I love CHH! The service is quick but the food is great! We go upstairs to eat where it's kind of like a hide away from the hustle and bustle.
You can never go wrong at Cosmic Rays - the portions are good too!

Dana:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2) Crystal Palace
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Main Street Bakery
2) The place next to the Mad Tea Party (Raspberry Slushes!)
3)

Your comments:
What can I say - we have our favorites so I'm leaving the rest blank! Can't wait to be back in WDW!

Megham:

Full Service Restaurant:
1. The Plaza
2.
3.

Counter Service:
1. Columbia Harbour House
2. El Pirata y El Perico
3. Cosmic Rays

Comments:
The Plaza is the only place we ever go for a sit down meal. The atmosphere is perfect. They also have a great reuben, which is not a common menu item. Uncommon menu items is also the reason we love Columbia Harbour House so much. The clam chowder is amazing - even in 100 degree weather!!

Rick Wasney:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Liberty Tree Tavern
3) Tony's Town Square

Counter Service Locations:

1) Main Street Bakery
2) Cosmic Rays
3) Columbia Harbor House

Even without the kids we enjoy the Crystal Palace and Winnie the Pooh.

L Simpson:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Crystal Palace
2)Cinderella's Royal Table
3)Tony's Town Square

Counter Service Locations:

1)Cosmic Ray's
2)El Pirata Y El Perico
3)Main Street Bakery

Your comments:

Eric Streebel:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace Breakfast
2) Liberty Tree Tavern
3)
Tony's Mainstreet
Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Ray's
2) Pinocchio Village Haus
3) Pecos Bill

Tara:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Plaza
2)Crystal Palace
3)Tonys

Counter Service Locations:

1)Cosmic Rays
2)Caseys
3)ALOHA ISLE

Your comments:

Valerie :

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace(Breakfast) As others have said it is the best in the World
2) Cinderella's Royal Table-- not so much for the food, but for the experience
3)

These are the only 2 I have experienced! We do counter service at MK unless it is something special

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pecos Bills
2) Cosmic Rays
3) Casey's for a hot dog!

Your comments: My family and I also love the ice cream shop and any ice cream stands. Many of our lunches are spent over ice cream instead of a full meal! We prefer to eat a big breakfast and dinner.

Rick:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2) Tony's
3) Crystal's Palace

Counter Service Locations:

1) Casey's Corner
2) Pecos Bill
3) Cosmic Rays

Your comments:

Christine:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) Liberty Tree Tavern
3) Cinderella's Royal Table

Counter Service Locations:

1) Cosmic Ray's
2) Pecos Bills
3) Pinocchio Village Haus

Your comments:

Kristen Carde:

Hey Mike! As soon as I saw you share this on your Facebook I wanted to run over here but just now had the chance. Here's my top:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Plaza Restaurant
2)
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbor House
2) Cosmic Ray's
3) Casey's

Your comments: Unfortunately the only full service restaurant we've eaten at in the MK is the Plaza Restaurant. Crystal Palace, Cinderella's Royal Table and Liberty Tree Tavern are all on our list to try! In our opinion, the MK has many delicious counter service locations which is probably why we've only done the one full service meal!

DizneyMike replies: Kristen, I hope all is going well with you. Hope to bump into you again one of these days...Mike

Marilyn:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) um . . . we liked Liberty Tree Tavern when it was a character meal
3) think I can count the dole whip stand as full service, if someone carries it over to me? :)

Counter Service Locations (these we do often):

1) Cosmic Ray's (Fun!!)
2) Main Street Bakery (baked goods are great!)
3) Pinocchio Village Haus (though I miss the giant cupcakes)

Your comments:
Having a great time reading this -- So many replies! Not sure if it is love of food or prizes, but fun to see all the reponses! We tend to have our better meals at Epcot or the resorts -- we rarely do table service at Magic Kingdom.

Terri :

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace
2) THe Plaza
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Pinochio Village Haus
2)
3)

These are the only 3 places we have eaten besides the snack places!!

Elizabeth:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Crystal Palace - wish you could go without the characters
2)Cinderella's Castle

Counter Service Locations:

1)Columbia Harbor House
2)Pecos Bill's
3)Pinocchio's Village House

Your comments: All of these picks are for their interior decors--relaxing, lovely atmospheres.

Penny from VT:

I know it is too late to chime in here, but if Disney World could recreate the Blue Bayou in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride from Disneyland, that would be fantastic. We always loved the Carnation Cafe for breakfast too. I love their Mickey waffles.

Melissa:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Cinderella's Royal Table
2) Crystal Palace
3) Liberty Tree Tavern

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbour House
2) Casey's Corner
3) Pecos Bill's

Your comments:


Cindy:

Full Service:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern
2) Crystal Palace
3) Cinderella's Royal Table

Counter Service:

1) Columbia Harbour House
2) Main Street Bakery

Comments:

I do not remember the other C.S. places. I agree that they need more and better table service locations at M.K.

Brenda:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Liberty Tree Tavern (for lunch fabulous!)
2) Crystal Palace (Best breakfast!)
3) The Plaza Restaurant (great sandwiches!)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Casey's!!!
2) Pecos Bill!!!
3) Columbia Harbour House

Your comments:
So doing this has totally made me want to go back right now. MK has some of the best food :)

Connie H.:

Full Service Restaurants:

1) Crystal Palace (Breakfast Buffet!)
2) Tony's
3) Liberty Tree (although I will miss the characters :o( Booo!)

Counter Service Locations:

1) Columbia Harbor House
2) Pinocchio's Village Haus
3) The Popcorn Cart just before you cross the bridge into Tom.Land!

Your comments: In my personal opinion.... Cinderella's Royal Table is not worth the price you pay. Food is never anything above average. You can see Cinderella at 1900 Park Fare, and enjoy a better meal at a cheaper cost!

Amy Reed:

Table Service
1. Tony's Town Square
2. Cinderella's Castle
3. The Crystal Palace

Counter Service
1. Cosmic Ray's
2. Casey's Corner
3. Pinocchio's Village Haus

Niccole Abel:

Full Service Restaurants:

1)Crystal Palace (puff toast)
2)LTT lunch (fried cheese and pot roast)
3)

Counter Service Locations:

1)Peco's
2)Columbia house
3)NEVER AGAIN cosmic rays.

Snacks - Auntie Gravity smooties

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