Adventurous Kids Meals at Disney World Restaurants


Disney World offers great accommodations for families, and kids meals for those under the age of 9 are available at every restaurant throughout the parks. These kids meals can be great options for little ones who might be picky eaters, or are less likely to try new things during their vacation. However, some kids might be more brave than others when it comes to dining. If you have a little foodie in your family then they might appreciate kids meals that are more than just chicken tenders and burgers. Check out these adventurous kids meals at Disney World restaurants for your next vacation!

Cheeseburger Steamed Pod at Satu’li Canteen

Located within Pandora- The World of Avatar, Satu’li Canteen is one of Disney’s Animal Kingdom‘s most unique quick-service restaurants. Adults can expect delicious entrees like chimichurri-braised beef and chili-garlic shrimp bowls, all dressed up in an unique and exciting way. Satu’li Canteen has a selection of kids meals that includes basic foods like cheese quesadillas and hot dogs, but one of the more adventurous options is the Cheeseburger Steamed Pod. This unique meal is a kid-sized version of the adult entree and includes a steamed bao bun filled with seasoned ground beef, ketchup, mustard, pickle, and cheddar cheese. Kids can get this served with veggie chips and an orange.

Cheeseburger Steam Pod
Cheeseburger Steam Pod. Photo: Disney.

Chicken and Pineapple Skewers at Captain Cook’s

If you find yourself at Disney’s Polynesian Resort then check out Captain Cook’s for a great quick-service meal. Island favorites for adults include pulled pork nachos, spicy Korean bowls, and Thai coconut meatballs. Kids who like a bit of tropical flavor might enjoy the Chicken and Pineapple Skewers. This meal is served with mixed greens salad topped with sesame-soy dressing and is served with either milk or water.

Exterior of restaurant with outdoor tables, chairs and umbrellas and a sign that says “Capt. Cook’s”. Photo: Disney.

Jr. Reef Prime Rib at Coral Reef Restaurant

Coral Reef Restaurant located at EPCOT is an incredible dining experience. Guests can gaze upon a massive ocean-environment aquarium while they dine and see fish, sharks, rays, turtles, and even the occasional scuba diver. This is a great restaurant for families with children who need a little bit of entertainment while they dine. There are a few unique kids meals that are served at Coral Reef including Grilled Chicken with Soy Sauce and Grilled Shrimp. However one of the more adventurous meals for young foodies might be the Jr. Reef Prime Rib. This entree is served with a choice of two selections which can include fruit salad, gelatin cups, jasmine rice, or cheddar mashed potatoes.

Coral Reef
Coral Reef Restaurant Views. Photo: Disney

Pulled Pork Platter at Flame Tree Barbecue

Animal Kingdom’s Flame Tree Barbecue is a restaurant that is filled with yummy barbecued flavors and great views of the park. Flame Tree Barbecue is known for their ribs, chicken, and pork, all smoked to perfection. The kids meals here are indicative of this specialty, and the Pulled Pork Platter is a great option for kids who are looking to see what the hype is all about. This meal comes with a choice of two sides. Don’t forget to try the Flamingo Cupcake for dessert!

Expedition Everest
Flame Tree Barbecue’s View of Expedition Everest. Photo: Disney

Butter Chicken at Sanaa

Located at Animal Kingdom Lodge-Kidani Village, Sanaa is a restaurant that is considered to be a fan favorite. Offering great views of Animal Kingdom Lodge’s savanna, this restaurant is perfect for children who love viewing animals. Kids can enjoy a taste of India with the Butter Chicken at Sanaa. This meal is served with two sides that could include basmati rice, macaroni and cheese, or fruit. This dish is a great introduction to Indian or African flavors for little kids.

Sanaa’s Dining Room. Photo: Disney

Are your children adventurous eaters or do they prefer to play it safe? Let us know what your kids eat at Disney World in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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