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As a frog family of four, we understand how food costs at the Disney parks can quickly add up. Fortunately, we’ve figured out many ways to eat on a budget, such as packing our own snacks and eating breakfast in our hotel room. But sometimes we don’t want to hassle with bringing our own food. So we keep an eye out for cheap food at Disney World.

Cheap Food at Disney World - Dole Whip

After a lengthy quest, we’ve compiled a list with some of our froggy-favorite, budget-friendly options. And by cheap, we mean around $11 or less per person for a meal and around $6 or less for a snack (give or take a few cents)! Some of the options we mention may be a dollar or so higher, but we also take into account generous portion sizes. We rather have fuller bellies for a little more money than to have someone immediately ask for a churro after eating a small lunch. Plus, sometimes Tad and Lily can share an adult meal, saving even more money per person.

We’ve broken our list down into our top five spots at each park. Let’s dig into the best cheap food at Disney World!

Note: All prices were accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change.

Our Top Picks for Cheap Food at Disney World

Magic Kingdom

1. Casey’s Corner

Cheap Food at Disney World - Casey's Corner

At Casey’s Corner, personalize an All-Beef Hot Dog with your favorite condiments at the toppings bar for $10.79. Vegans and vegetarians can even enjoy a Plant-Based Dog for $10.29. Not in the mood for a regular hot dog? Order a Corn Dog Nuggets meal for $10.79. All entrees are served with a side of french fries or a Cuties mandarin. If you don’t mind spending an extra couple of dollars, Casey’s Corner also offers specialty hot dogs, including chili-cheese dogs and foot-long hot dogs, which can help cut down on costs even more by sharing.

2. Columbia Harbour House

We love sharing the Combo Platters at Columbia Harbour House! The Trio Platter, which consists of fried shrimp, breaded chicken strips and battered fish, can easily satisfy two people for $14.29. Although it already comes with hushpuppies and a choice of vegetables or french fries, we usually order an extra side of green beans ($4.99) to share … no need for more fried food! A chicken strips (four pieces) meal with fries is available for $10.99.

3. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

If you’re looking for some affordable Southwestern cuisine, stop by Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn in Frontierland. Two entrees have a price tag of $10 and some change: the Veggie Rice Bowl ($10.49) and the Mixed Greens Salad ($10.79). Tad and Lily comfortably split the Taco Trio ($10.99) and share a side of Cilantro Rice ($4.99), which equals $7.99 per tadpole.

4. Sleepy Hollow

Frogs with a sweet tooth can satisfy their sugar craving with a unique Instagram-worthy snack that’s basically large enough to be a meal by itself. Sleepy Hollow has a variety of waffle-based offerings. The first option is a Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich, topped with chocolate-hazelnut spread and has a price tag of $8.49. You can also get a Mickey waffle topped with powdered sugar here for $6.49, as well as a shareable funnel cake for $7.29 — which can be topped with strawberries for an extra dollar. The hand-dipped Corn Dog ($11.49) and sweet-and-spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich ($11.59) are just out of the price range, but still worth a mention if you want something more savory (plus, both come with house-made chips).

5. Aloha Isle

We can’t go on a Disney World vacation without getting a famous Dole Whip! This frog-favorite treat is a pineapple-flavored, non-dairy soft-serve dessert. At Aloha Isle, you have a choice between original pineapple, coconut, vanilla or raspberry swirl Dole Whip cup. The low cost ($5.99) helps this snack land on our list of cheap food at Disney World. Because Aloha Isle is a hoppin’ spot specifically for Dole Whip, we recommend mobile ordering in advance.


1. Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

Cheap Food at Disney World - Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

Tucked away in the back of the France pavilion, you’ll find this deli-bakery shop inside Les Halles. It’s a perfect stop if you’re looking for a cheap breakfast or lunch. The deli’s entrees, such as a Dinde BLT or Jambon Beurre (a classic Parisian ham and cheese sandwich), are all kept around $11 or less. Several of the pastries and desserts, including creme brulee and croissants, stay under $6. Bon appetit, froggies!

2. Sommerfest

When you think of Germany, beer and sausages most likely come to mind. Well, you’re in luck! Sommerfest, a counter-service restaurant in the Germany pavilion, sells a Bratwurst meal served on a roll with sauerkraut and house-made paprika chips for $11.49 (we're counting it since it's only a dollar more). Sommerfest also sells affordable beer for $12.25 and less. Take your pick from Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen, Beck's Pilsner or Warsteiner Dunkel — or Redbridge Lager for $10.25.

3. Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

This Norwegian bakery and cafe is another great place to find unique, budget-friendly food items. The entire menu features drinks and treats with price tags of $6.79 or less. You have to try traditional Norwegian lefse ($3.49), a soft flatbread rolled with cinnamon, sugar and butter.

4. Kabuki Cafe

Cheap Eats at Disney World - Kabuki Cafe

If you’re looking for a cheap snack, Kabuki Cafe has both sushi and Kakigōri to satisfy a midday hunger pang (and your wallet). Sushi options, such as a California Roll, a Spicy Roll and a Nigiri Combo, are served as snack-sized portions for $6 ($6.50 for the latter) at this outdoor kiosk in Japan. Kakigōri, a shaved ice treat, is available in six different flavors with or without a sweet milk topping from $6 to $7.50.

5. Via Napoli

It’s worth mentioning Via Napoli in Italy solely for its pizza. If you want a more leisurely meal experience at a table-service restaurant, this option works well mainly for small families or groups. The individual pizzas are pricey (up to $26), but if everyone agrees on toppings, split either a large (serves 2 to 3) or a Mezzo Metro (serves 3 to 5) pizza. The Mezzo Metro pizzas especially are HUGE. When we, a family of four, share a Mezzo Metro pizza, it’s about $12 to $15 per person depending on which kind we get (prices range from $48 to $60). We don’t mind splurging an extra couple of dollars per frog (plus our tip) for the overall dining experience! Because Lily doesn’t usually finish her entire portion, we end up with leftovers … but sometimes Tad will help his sister out. And keep an eye out: There's a pizza window near the restaurant that's available seasonally and offers individual slices!

Bonus: Sunshine Seasons

Though most entrees are just over our $10 and under range, we have to mention Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion. With options such as grilled rotisserie chicken with black beans and rice, bacon cheeseburger with chips and cheese flatbread with pasta salad, there is something for everyone (all priced about $9.99 to $13.79). Plus there's plenty of indoor seating to relax and enjoy.

Animal Kingdom

1. Pizzafari

Cheap Food at Disney World - Pizzafari

At Pizzafari, grab a Caesar salad for $9.79 or a Greens and Grains salad for $10.79. Pizza is just a smidge more — you can get a personal cheese pizza served with a small Caesar salad for $11.29. For the same price, there are also gluten and dairy allergy-friendly options available. If you need a little more variety, pepperoni and sausage and pepperoni pizzas cost $11.79 and $12.29, so they aren't too much over our limit. There are also allergy-friendly brownies and cookies available for under $5.

2. Eight Spoon Cafe

Eight Spoon Cafe is a small, outdoor food kiosk across from Adventurers Outpost — it’s easy to walk right past it. This hidden gem serves snack-sized baked mac and cheese bowls. A simple, plain mac and cheese bowl will only set you back $4.99! If you want to add pulled pork, the price increases by a couple dollars.

3. Flame Tree Barbecue

Cheap Food at Disney World - Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork at Flame Tree Barbecue

Once again, we’re highlighting a counter-service restaurant that has entrees large enough to split between at least two people. All entrees have a price range of $11.79 to $18.99, so at most, you’d spend about $9.50 per person. Choose between 1/2 smoked chicken or St. Louis Ribs platters — or have the best of both worlds with a chicken and ribs combo. The platters come with baked beans and coleslaw. You can also opt for baked mac and cheese with pulled pork ($12.49) or a smoked pulled pork sandwich ($11.79).

4. Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery

If you’re in need of a cheap breakfast, Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery has a variety of value items. Start your day with a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit for $6.99, or go a simpler route with assorted muffins and danishes or a pistachio honey croissant for under $5. If you’re hungrier later in the day, opt for the marinated chicken or pork flatbread flatbread ($10.79) or Impossible empanadas ($9.99).

5. Restaurantosaurus

Restaurantosaurus has classic American fare such as burgers and chicken nuggets. Some entrees are a little pricier than $11 (but do not exceed $14.79), but we like to point out that the foot-long hot dog options with fries could be easily split. The cheapest entrees are the eight-piece chicken breast nuggets meal served with fries, which costs $10.99, and the Restaurantosaurus Cobb Salad, which costs $9.79.

Bonus: Satu'li Canteen

Located in Pandora, Satu'li Canteen offers delicious customizable bowls for $13 to $18. These dishes have an other-worldly flair while still being recognizable to those from Earth. The meals are very filling and the kids' meal packs a lot in for $7 to $9.

Hollywood Studios

1. Woody’s Lunch Box

Woody's Lunchbox – Grilled cheese and potato barrels

Dine among your favorite toys at Woody’s Lunch Box, one of our favorite spots for cheap food at Disney World. Start your day with a Breakfast Bowl ($8.79) and later feast on a Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich ($10.29) or “Totchos” ($10.49), potato barrels — or tater tots — piled with chili, shredded cheese and signature queso, tomatoes, corn chips, sour cream and green onions. Then treat yourself to a Lunch Box Tart for $4.49!

2. Backlot Express

Cheap Eats at Disney World - Backlot Express

The Backlot Express has a few inexpensive, filling options for lunch and dinner. Chicken strips (four pieces) come with a side of fries for $10.99 or a cheeseburger with fries for $12.29. If you’re a fan of salads, the Southwest Salad ($10.79) consists of roasted corn relish, diced tomatoes, pickled red onion, cheese and jalapeno-lime ranch dressing. There’s an option to add grilled chicken for an extra $1.20. It has one of the few self-serve soda stations located in Disney World, so if you purchase a drink, you can get unlimited free refills during your meal.

3. Dockside Diner

Located on the shores of Echo Lake, Dockside Diner serves up classic American cuisine. Enjoy an all-beef hot dog with house-made chips for $10.29 or even add bacon mac & cheese on top for $2 more. Although the offerings at this location are somewhat limited, they are well-sized and very filling.

4. Epic Eats 

We’ve recommended several meals to split, and the same thinking can apply to finding cheap snacks and desserts! The specialty funnel cakes at Epic Eats are enormous … even Tad can’t finish one by himself. We love splitting the Funnel Cake with Cookies ‘n Cream and Soft-Serve Vanilla Ice Cream ($8.49 total — $4.25 or less per person, if sharing). If you don’t want Cookies ‘n Cream, there is a strawberry version with ice cream for $8.49 or a plain funnel cake with powdered sugar for only $7.29. You can also get a soft-serve waffle cone for $5.79.

5. Ronto Roasters

Cheap Eats at Disney World - Ronto Wrap

Looking for food that's out of this galaxy? Ronto Roasters is one of our favorite spots in Batuu (though it's just a little out of this $11 or less price range). The Ronto Wrap, Zuchii Wrap, the Ronto Morning Wrap and the Triple Suns Breakfast Wrap vary from $11.79 to $13.29 (but we think it's well worth it, and the Ronto Wrap is big enough to share!). For breakfast, you can get Overnight Oats for $6.99.

Bonus: ABC Commissary

ABC Commissary serves up classic American cuisine at Hollywood Studios. The location offers hearty entrees, including the Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich for $11.59, Pork Carnitas Tacos for $11.49 and the Mediterranean Salad for $10.29 (add chicken for $2 more).

If you're sticking to a budget, be sure to visit these restaurants and food kiosks to keep dining costs low. Do you have any other favorite places to find cheap food at Disney World? Share in the comments below! 

Related: 15 Easy ~Hopful~ Tips for Eating at Disney World on a Budget

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Jan 27, 2024 at 4:28 p.m. Michelle Says...

Are the QS restaurants/carts happy to adapt for fussy eaters, for example could you have the onto wrap without the salad or something without the sauce?

Jan 30, 2024 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle!

While it could depend on the specific item, generally yes, quick-service spots can be accommodating with special requests! In fact, if you're mobile ordering, you may even see "Customize Your Selection" — with your Ronto Wrap example, you can take the sauce off or leave it on the side.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 25, 2024 at 3:43 p.m. Sue Says...

Least expensive Disney resort restaurants seviced by monorail or ferry?

Jan 25, 2024 at 1:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sue!

It sounds like you're looking for ones in the Magic Kingdom area, so here are some of the cheapest, quick-service spots that you can get to via the monorail or ferries:

    Capt. Cook's, Trader Sam's (bar) and Pineapple Lanai (Dole Whips) at Polynesian Village Resort

    Gasparilla Island Grill at Grand Floridian Resort

    Contempo Cafe at Contemporary Resort

    Roaring Fork at Wilderness Lodge

    Trail's End at Fort Wilderness Resort

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 30, 2023 at 9:57 p.m. CL Says...

This was amazingly helpful and well written! We will definitely be using this for our family of 9 during our trip in a few weeks!

Oct 2, 2023 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks for hopping by, CL! We also have a separate post about tips for eating on a budget in case those would come in handy too. Have a frogtastic trip :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 5, 2023 at 1:52 a.m. Kelvin Says...


Bought our park passes from you folks, Family of 5 first timers to disney world and really really excited. Thank you soo much for this, very well done. The pizza looks amazing. This all will fit our budget.

Once again Thank You!

Apr 5, 2023 at 9:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelvin!

We're so frogcited for you! You're going to have a toadally amazing time. Thanks for hopping by!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Dec 26, 2022 at 1:18 a.m. Linda Says...

Thank you for posting all of this information. It will help our party of six going for two days this week! Well written!

Jan 25, 2022 at 9:15 a.m. Luke Says...


Thanks for all your great information. We are spending 2 weeks in Disney World at the mid to end July. Its my wife, me and 10yr daughter.

None of us are massive eaters. We are wondering if we all need to pay to enter a character dining restaurant or can we book for 3 but pay for 2 meals that we could share?

Also would we need to pay for our daughter as an adult Disney age, so she gets adult meals then?

Thanks for you help.


Jan 25, 2022 at 1:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luke!

That's so exciting! As far as sharing meals and food prices go, if a restaurant has "per-person" prices (as most character dining, buffets, family-style and prix fixe meals are), then each person is charged the full price. An adult could eat from the kids' menu, but they would still be charged as an adult.

However, if you're at a table-service (or quick-service) restaurant, and all of the menu items have individual prices, then it's toadally fine to share meals (some restaurants may add a split plate charge). An adult could also eat from the kids' menu at the price that the menu states. Hope this helps with clearing up the differences!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 21, 2022 at 2:48 p.m. Kathy Gibson Says...

The food is ok but we found the prices were way out of reach for most people. A single cookie is $3.95 and a hamburger is $11.95! We go there to have fun, not be constantly checking food prices!

Oct 1, 2021 at 3:25 a.m. Michelle Says...

Thank you so much. We will be there next week Sunday and I am looking forward to checking out everything you have posted. Great help!

Oct 1, 2021 at 8:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

So glad we could help, Michelle - thanks for hopping by!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 28, 2021 at 3:25 a.m. Janine Says...

We will be visiting soon with a family of 4 and making a once-in-a-lifetime trip. We will be Celebrating Birthdays for both of the kids and

our 25th Wedding Anniversary.

•Any must do’s?

•Any places off site must do’s?

•Any off-site placed to eat/shop?

•Any “BIG Celebration” must do’s?


•Any money-saving tips are greatly appreciated.

Thank you, in advance!

We will be seeing you soon!????

Sep 9, 2022 at 7:55 a.m. melissa Says...

Get free "celebration buttons" at guest services that say all those things! For my 50th birthday I was sung to in every restaurant, and some rides, each in a different way and often was given a treat as well. When we went for the first time without kids, we wrote it as a button and were treated to a dole whip by the cast members who got a kick out of it.

Jan 16, 2020 at 10:31 p.m. Mark Says...

One of my favorites not on this list is Sunshine Seasons on the lower level of The Land pavilion in Epcot. It’s always reliably good and it’s affordable.

Jan 17, 2020 at 8:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mark,

Thanks for hopping by and sharing this extra tip! We love Sunshine Seasons too :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 13, 2020 at 12:26 a.m. Joanne Says...

This is so incredibly well done! This piece is really helping me plan and set a reasonable budget for our Disney World trip for a group of 7. Thank you so much for putting this together!

Jan 13, 2020 at 9:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Oh my goodness, thank you for the high praise, Joanne! We're so hoppy you found it useful - have a great trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 7, 2020 at 1:50 a.m. keira Says...

thanks for the tips you have been a great help and the website is a great help and is organized its easy to look through :):):)❤

Jan 7, 2020 at 7:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

You are so welcome, Keira! Thanks for hopping by!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 31, 2019 at 12:55 p.m. Teri Says...

I see that you mentioned there was gluten free pizza. Do you know of other restaurants through out Disney that have gluten free options?

Jul 31, 2019 at 8:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Teri!

We're hoppy to report that there are several! You can find a whole blog post about it here. If you have any food sensitivities or allergies, be sure to mention them upon booking and again to your server when you arrive so that they can notify the chef.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 26, 2019 at 12:11 a.m. PJ Says...

Nothing tops Tangiere Café at Epcot.

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