As you embark on your next Walt Disney World resort area vacation, you’re certain to be in for an array of unique delicacies during your stay. If you’re the type of traveler whose vacation won’t be complete without a juicy burger, allow us to help you plan for the perfect bite. Here are our picks for the best meat, non-meat, and specialty burgers close to Walt Disney World.
You’ll find burger options abound in and around the Walt Disney World parks. Close to the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Contemporary Resort restaurant, Steakhouse 71, offers the delicious Stack Burger created with a signature blend of beef and pork belly and served with American cheese, lemon aioli, and house-made pickles. This dish is only available on their lunch menu, so plan ahead if you want to give it a try.
At Fort Wilderness’s Geyser Point Bar & Grill, do not miss the renowned Bison Cheeseburger served with bacon, crispy onion straws, and a unique marionberry sauce. This dish topped a recent ranking of Disney burgers thanks to its amazing taste and in-park word-of-mouth reputation.
For a more elevated experience, head to the Grand Floridian Cafe for the Lobster “Thermidor” Burger and dive into a dish composed of a seven-ounce patty, lobster Thermidor parmesan sauce, and a pillowy brioche bun. Non-meat eaters in your group can also tuck into some deliciousness at this location by ordering the ImpossibleTM Burger served with caramelized onions and plant-based smoked gouda.
Over at Hollywood Studios, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant is a burger lover’s heaven. On their menu, you’ll find everything from a Classic American Burger to a Pork on Pork Burger, a Flying Saucer ImpossibleTM Burger, and even a Feature Film specialty burger that is chef-created each day. Plus, the setting is one-of-a-kind. Here, guests dine in booths made out of vintage cars while viewing movie clips on the big screen in a simulated outdoor drive-in environment.
Down the road, at Disney Springs, Raglan Road never disappoints with its Irish-inspired food, drinks, and dancing, but it may not jump to mind as a spot for a decadent burger. The OMG Burger is here to change your mind with a dry-aged prime short rib and brisket burger, Irish bacon, Dubliner Irish cheddar, and Jameson Irish Whiskey BBQ sauce. For little ones, this restaurant also serves up a tasty Little Big Burger complete with sirloin beef and Dubliner cheddar cheese. And steps away in Disney Springs, D-Luxe Burger has just the thing for the traditional burger fan in your group, with uncomplicated entrees like classic cheeseburgers, barbeque burgers, and plant-based burger options.
After a day of chowing down on these delicious dishes, rest up at a comfortable park-adjacent hotel. Fairfield Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista is close to the major resort area, and the Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center/Celebration, Staybridge Suites Orlando Royale Parc, and Fairfield Inn Orlando Airport also offer a wonderful environment. If staying close to the dining options on International Drive is a priority, consider lodging at Aloft Orlando International Drive, Comfort Inn International, Element Orlando International Drive, or Best Western International Drive.