Best Use of Quick Service Disney Dining Plan Credits


The benefit of the Dining Plan is that you can prepay for your meals, so you don’t have to worry about the price. However, it’s best to have a strategy to get the most out of the Disney Dining Plan. You don’t want to waste your Dining Plan credits on disappointing meals. We will help you choose the best restaurants and foods to ensure you use the Dining Plan to your advantage and get the BEST food possible.

Whether you have the Quick Service Dining Plan or Standard Disney Dining Plan, you will eat at quick service locations. Your Dining Plan credits can be used at several restaurants, but let us help you make the best selection.

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Best Quick Service

1. The Polite Pig

Disney Springs

The Polite Pig is a barbecue joint owned by James Beard Award nominees and is the best place to use your quick-service dining credit. The average price of entrees at The Polite Pig is $19, but the best use of your credit is the rib platter. When you add in a craft cocktail or beer, you’re maximizing your dining credit value.

2. Docking Bay Food & Cargo

Hollywood Studios

In Hollywood Studios, you’ll get the best bang for your buck at Docking Bay Food & Cargo. This Star Wars-themed quick-service restaurant serves higher-priced items like Batuuan Beef and Smoked Kaadu Pork Ribs. Both items are priced over $16. Add on an alcoholic drink like the Takodana Quencher for over $16, and you’re looking at a meal valued at over $34.

3. Yak & Yeti Local Foods Cafe

Animal Kingdom

Head to Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafe in Animal Kingdom for unique pan-Asian food. The best dishes to order here are the American Kobe Cheeseburger priced over $18, the Sweet-and-Sour Tempura Shrimp over $16, and Rib Tips for over $16. Pair that with an alcoholic beverage like the Opici Family Sangria for $14.

4. Satu-li Canteen

Animal Kingdom

If you want a quality meal with large portions, head to Satu’li Canteen. Located in Pandora — The World of AVATAR, Satu’li Canteen offers customizable bowls and steamed pods. A combo beef and chicken bowl is priced around $17; add an alcoholic drink, and your meal comes in over $30.

5. Flame Tree Barbecue

Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree Barbecue is a popular dining spot in Animal Kingdom. You can get items like the Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork Sampler, the St. Louis Rib Dinner, and the Ribs and Chicken Combo, all priced over $15. When you add a beer or cocktail you’re meal value can be over $30.

6. Regal Eagle Smokehouse

EPCOT, The American Adventure

Regal Eagle celebrates American BBQ and serves up craft brews on tap. The price items on the menu include the Memphis Dry-Rub Pork Ribs for $16.29, Kansas City Smoked Half-Chicken for $14.29, and BBQ Burger for $14.29. A full meal with a beer or a cocktail will total just over $30.

7. D-Luxe Burger

Disney Springs

For one of the best burgers on Disney property, head to D-Luxe Burger. Here, you can get a burger between $14 – $12. They also have artisanal shakes for around $7-8 and an excellent selection of craft beers. The overall value may not be as high as some of the other options, but the quality and selection of food is superb.

8. Colombia Harbour House

Magic Kingdom

A favorite quick-service spot in Magic Kingdom is Colombia Harbour House. To maximize your credit, opt for pricier options, like the Lobster Roll for $16.99 or New England Shrimp Boil for $15.99. There are no alcoholic beverages at Colombia Harbour House, so you should order a specialty drink priced at $5 or more.

9. Roaring Fork

Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork is located at the Wilderness Lodge Resort and serves dishes that are tasty and of good value. Some particular stand-outs regarding pricier items are the Barbecued Brisket and Burnt Ends priced over $18 and the Country-Style Meatloaf over $14.

10. La Cantina de San Angel

EPCOT, Mexico Pavilion

La Cantina de San Angel is a great place to enjoy Mexican quick service in Disney World. The entrees on the pricier side are the Tacos de Barbacoa for $15.50 or the Taco Trio for $14.99. Add on an alcoholic beverage, and you could potentially get a meal valued over $30.

Honorable Mentions

Casey’s Corner

The specialty hotdogs cost around $15 each. While no alcohol is available at Casey’s Corner, they often have specialty beverages like frozen lemonade.

Connections Eatery

Connections is a great place to grab a burger in EPCOT. Their specialty burgers cost around $13, and when you add a $16 alcoholic beverage, it’s an excellent value for your dining plan.

ABC Commissary

You can order the shrimp tacos or chicken club for something different, which costs around $13. You can also add a margarita for around $16

Harambe Market

The Ribs and Chicken bowls run around $15. They also serve several alcoholic beverages that cost upwards of $14.

When choosing a quick-service dining, you should prioritize $15 or more items and get a specialty beverage. If you are an adult, getting alcohol increases the value of your dining plan. But even if you’re not going to drink alcohol, a milkshake, a smoothie, a specialty coffee, or something other than a fountain beverage boosts the dollar value of your meal.

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