Best Quick Service in Magic Kingdom
by Amy Ennis
There is a lot of great food in the Magic Kingdom, but the best quick service is Columbia Harbour House. Located in Liberty Square, close to the Haunted Mansion it is a perfect get away from the heat and to take a few minutes to just relax and decompress.
The decor at the Columbia Harbour House is themed after sea shanties found in Colonial America. Nautical decorations, including ships, ship wheels, maps and more. Heavy wooden tables and old-fashioned curtains give it that colonial feel, almost like you are stepping back in time. Nice and cozy, it offers two floors of indoor seating. Don’t hesitate to head upstairs if the dining room is full. Upstairs may seem a little more secluded, which may help if you have some kids that may need a less stimulating area. Try and sit by a window, you get a beautiful overview of Liberty Square. Seriously, I could sit there all day looking at the view.
Once you enter you will see the main ordering area. You will walk up to a Cast Member at the cash register to place your order, you will then head to the pick- up counter. Once your food is ready a Cast Member will hand you your tray. They do accept The Disney Dining plan. Each meal is 1 dining credit and they do have snacks available that are dining plan eligible.
This restaurant features seafood-based fare: fried fish or shrimp, lobster rolls and other American bites like Chicken Pot Pie. It is a “Quick Service meal with a Table Service feel.” Yet another reason I feel this is the Best Quick Service in Magic Kingdom. Columbia Harbour House is a great spot if you are looking for an alternative to the typical burger and pizza offered by other quick service spots. Don’t worry though, they still have some great kids’ meals, including chicken nuggets, fish nuggets, garden salads and a tuna sandwich, which I might add comes shaped like a fish!
My personal favorite is the Grilled Salmon. It is served with Vegetable Rice, Green Beans and carrots. It is a light, filling meal to get you through the day.
They also offer the popular Trio Platter. A combination of Fried Shrimp, Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets and Battered Fish served with their amazing Hushpuppies and a choice of Green Beans & Carrots or French Fries. If you are looking to share a meal, this one is big enough to share with 2 people. We can promise, no one will go away hungry.
This is a popular spot for Quick service, so we do recommend Mobile ordering to avoid long lines. Read our Blog on How to Mobile Order!Check out the menu while you are waiting in line at the Haunted Mansion, pick your favorites and order your meal. Once you have left the Hitch-hiking Ghosts, you just push a button to let the restaurant know that you are on your way. There is a designated pick up window, once you get inside.
So, during your next trip to Walt Disney World, we recommend you add this to your itinerary and you will see why we feel its the Best Quick Service in Magic Kingdom.
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