Best Animal Kingdom Dining

by Darren Wittko

Dining at Animal Kingdom is limited, better options are available at the Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort. Air conditioning is hard to find here so if you're visiting April through October, be prepared to be hot all day. For this reason, eating light might be the way to go. Theme Park admission is required for dining inside Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Restaurants on this list participate in the Disney Dining Plans. 

Yak and Yeti Restaurant | Asia

Yak and Yeti Restaurant | Asia

Best Table Service Dining

 

Yak and yeti

Odd name, great Asian food. The theme is impressive with artifacts from Himalayan Mountain regions. Might not be the best Asian cuisine you've ever had, but pretty good for a Theme Park. Air conditioned! 

Asia | Lunch, Dinner

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Best Quick Service Dining

Flametree BBQ | Discovery Island

Flametree BBQ | Discovery Island

Flametree BARBECUE

Average barbecue, pricey but the best option inside the park. Good value for the the Disney Dining Plan. Plenty of shaded, outdoor seating surrounded by beautiful gardens. No air conditioning. Smoked turkey, chicken, and ribs. 

Discovery Island | Lunch, Dinner

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Harambe Market

Hard to believe this is Theme Park food, very unusual menu of All-Beef Gyro Flatbread, Tikka Masala Chicken (with Basmati Rice and Black-eyed Pea Salad) probably not best for picky eaters. Kids menu available. The idea is here is African marketplace street food. Shaded seating but no air conditioning. Something really unique, great for adventurous diners.

Africa | Lunch, Dinner

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Updated August, 2017