Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Dining

  • Rainforest Cafe

    Rainforest Cafe
    Have fun in the jungle.

  • Tusker House

    Tusker House
    Join Donald and Friends for a buffet with an African flair.

  • Tiffins

    Tiffins
    Signature dining at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

  • Tiffin's Nomad Lounge

    Tiffin's Nomad Lounge
    Grab a seat on the veranda


= Cara's Favorite

Tusker House

African-inspired breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet with Donald and Friends.

One of Disney’s more interesting buffets, Tusker House offers a wide variety of healthy fare, an emphasis on whole grains, and many vegetarian choices, all with an African twist. Accompany your meal with a nice glass of South African wine and save room for the plethora of savory desserts served in tasting portions perfect for trying just a bit of everything. Better yet, Donald, Daisy, Mickey, and Goofy are on hand to spice up the atmosphere.

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Rainforest Cafe

American cuisine at the Entrance Plaza. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Tiffins

African, Asian, and Latin-inspired cuisine. Lunch and dinner.

Fine dining at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Tiffins sits at the entrance to Pandora: World of Avatar with a sophisticated menu, but also Nomad Lounge, a wonderful indoor-outdoor bar overlooking a peaceful waterway.

Inside are three dining areas: Trek Gallery with its Asian influences; Grand Gallery, the largest filled with carved wood poles and walls of folk art from indigenous artists from around the world; and Safari Gallery celebrating Eastern and Southern Africa. The restaurant’s artwork represents the various places Disney Imagineers visited on their quest to create the Animal Kingdom park, also reflected in the restaurant’s global and exotic menu.

The house bread, served on arrival, is wheat focaccia accompanied by olive oil and pomegranate-molasses dipping sauce. Moving on to the first course, a cremy pumpkin soup is delicious but quite rich, sprinkled with duck prosciutto, spiced apples, and pumpkin seeds. Another starter to consider is a beautiful charcuterie platter with cured and smoked meats.

A daily sustainable fish is prepared crispy fried in a light batter and served on a somewhat gritty tasting, fermented and curry-spiced black bean sauce. Scattered atop the fish is a crispy green papaya salad. And know that the fish is served whole, an exciting presentation for sure. The most popular choice is the Surf and Turf, grilled South African-spiced beef tenderloin and seared scallops accompanied by potato pave and cola demi-glace.

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Yak and Yeti

Asian cuisine. Lunch and dinner.

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