Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes Review at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes is located in DinoLand.
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Location: Restaurantosaurus is located in the back of DinoLand. During the Burgers and Sundaes service, the right side of the restaurant serves the regular menu. Disney reserves the left side of the seating section for those with Burgers/Sundaes reservations/aspirations.
Food Type: Burgers, sandwiches, salads, and ice cream sundaes.
Dining Plan: Yes, each full meal is one quick service credit.
Discounts: None. Restaurantosaurus typically offers a 20% Tables in Wonderland discount, but the Burgers/Sundaes offering is not eligible.
Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes Reservations
Unlike just about any other quick service, Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes offers reservations. Sometimes, it requires them. You can check availability here. Here’s what that page looks like:
You won’t have any trouble booking a reservation. But you’ll also want a reservation if you plan on eating here for Burgers and Sundaes. Disney continues to offer the regular menu with no reservation requirement.
The screenshot above also takes us to our next point, which is the cost. It’s $23 for adults and $15 for kids. This includes your choice of entree, along with a side of Steak Fries, Onion Rings, a mixture of the two, or a Salad. The meal also includes the Sundae and non-alcoholic beverage.
Here’s the Kids’ Menu, which still includes the plastic pail and shovel that you probably don’t want, along with sides, sundae, and beverages:
On the Dining Plan, you should be able to add one of the “Beverages with Alcohol.”
Unique Items: While Restaurantosaurus typically offers similar fare, the quick service elevates just about everything for Burgers and Sundaes. Instead of the frozen beef hamburger patty that Disney serves at most quick services, they use a fresh blend similar to what you’d find at D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs.
Regular Restaurantosaurus continues to operate at the same time with the regular menu available.
Those seeking the Burgers and Sundaes menu check in at the podium on the left after entering Restaurantosaurus. After confirming your reservation, a cast member will point you over to one of the dedicated Burgers and Sundaes registers.
Stanchions somewhat block off the Burgers and Sundaes dining room, but the bathrooms down the hall on the right remain accessible to all. After you place your order, a friendly cast member will walk you over to an available table and explain the sundae setup. While the whole reservation thing may be a little cumbersome, it was nice to enjoy such a non-hectic experience. We walked right up to the register and placed our order. Eventually, a cast member will deliver the food on a push cart.
Cast members cover each table in a fresh sheet of white butcher paper and place a variety of crayons and Crayola markers in a bucket for your use. Disney also provides some dinosaur stencils for you to use to decorate while you wait for your food.
Is it art? We thought it was a fun little touch.
- Higher quality food than the regular menu
- Typically short waits to order
- Food brought out and presented tableside
- Plenty of customization options between burgers and sandwiches
- Opportunities for art while you wait
- May require reservations
- Fixed price per person may make substitution requests/sharing between the two different menus dicier
- Limited menu scope
- Only offered in the evening, typically from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.
Food and Drink Items
Chili Cheese Corn Chips Burger
First up, we have the “Chili Cheese Corn Chips Burger.” It’s worth noting that these are not your typical previously-frozen, then cooked to death burgers that you’ll find at most theme park quick services. Instead, the patties are a fresh combination of Ground Beef Chuck, Brisket, and Short Ribs. While they’re definitely heaviest on your standard ground beef, the addition of the Brisket and Short Ribs makes for a meatier, juicier burger with more depth of flavor. At least that would be true with a more delicate sear. We found the burgers to be reliably dry and overcooked, but they were still an improvement over what you’d find at Restaurantosaurus during lunch or across the way at dinner.
As far as this particular burger, there are some definite Taco Bell vibes from the mixture of beefy, bean-heavy chili, the thick slice of melted cheddar cheese, and the crunch of the Fritos. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the flavor works well with the tender beef patty to create a satisfying, mildly spicy bite.
Our cashier offered us a mixture of Onion Rings and Steak Fries as a side, which we took advantage of alongside the Chili-Cheese Burger. The Onion Rings are thick and crispy with a slender slice of sweet onion encased inside. The Steak Fries are a big improvement over Disney’s standard fry, also thick and crispy with a meaty potato quality.
Even better, you’ll have free reign over four unique dipping sauces. From left to right, we have Buffalo, BBQ Mustard, Mayo Ketchup, and Horseradish Sauce. These are right out of the D-Luxe Burger playbook. That means they’re both tasty and a mixed bag – it’s unlikely that your group will come to a consensus on which they prefer, which may be a good thing as there’s a lot of variety here. I like the creamy, slightly pungent quality of the Horseradish paired with the Onion Rings. The Fries were enhanced by the various sauces in interesting ways. You might as well give all four a try.
The Sunny-Side Up Burger
This arrives with a Fried Egg, two slices of Crispy Bacon, and a very melted slice of Swiss Cheese. The Brioche Buns are worth mentioning as they’re slathered with butter and toasted ever so slightly, making for a crisp bite that does a good job of keeping the considerable burger and toppings together. A manager confirmed that they were still shopping around for buns, which points to at least someone caring about quality. We liked what we got already, though.
The burger was executed surprisingly well. The fried egg is rich and crispy with a yolk that was just slightly runny, making for a more manageable bite. You could potentially argue that the egg was overcooked, but I’m not about eating a burger with a knife and fork, so I didn’t mind. Even the freshly-grilled bacon looks to be a big improvement over the regular mushy pieces that Disney typically serves. Next to it is the full side of Onion Rings, which comes with about six.
The Pulled Pork Barbecued Burger
This is about what you would expect with a couple of the same crispy onion rings, a sizable pile of pulled pork, and a slice of melted cheese adorning the same bone dry burger as we’ve seen on the last two plates. At least the trays are a certain improvement over the black plastic plates from across the way. There’s a nice tang to this one that helps bring out the spices in the beef blend nicely. We also appreciated the different textures that each sandwich provided. This was the most straightforward of the burgers we tried, but it remains a tried and true mixture of flavors. That’s the full side of Steak Fries, potentially a little under-cooked, on the right.
Hand-breaded Chicken Sandwich with the Side Salad
First off, the Side Salad is legitimately delicious, fresh and vibrant with juicy slices of tomato on top of robust greens. It arrives with House-made Green Goddess Dressing, garlicky and herb-y with a cool, refreshing flavor. The Wedge Salad is topped with the same dressing. It actually made me want to try the entree size version, even if I’m typically too busy and important to cut the wedge up myself.
The Chicken Sandwich was probably the most disappointing item of the day. The light amount of Green Goddess dressing didn’t do enough to liven up the bland piece of meat. And, as you can see, the slice of tomato is just about as thick as the chicken, even after it’s thickly-breaded.
It’s still heaps better than the regular Grilled BLT Sandwich from Regular Restaurantosaurus. No matter how hard I’m coming down on any of these meals, they’re still better than just about any other quick service burger in any of the Disney World theme parks.
Upon being seated, each person who orders a meal will be presented with a Sundae Redemption Card. This will become the most valuable card in your wallet.
The Ice Creamosaurus is located in the back left of the seating area.
Your card is good for two scoops of Edy’s finest. Flavors include Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Raspberry Sorbet.
Even better, the Toppings Bar is better stocked than you might expect. Here it is from one side.
And the other. There seemed to be a dedicated cast member to tidy things up throughout the evening.
There’s a handy map with the Hot Fudge and Hot Caramel off to the side. There are plenty of quality toppings here with Waffle Cone, Mickey Sprinkles, Cake Crumbs, and more.
The look of the Hot Fudge and Caramel Sauce is probably why you usually see them offered in those steel dispensers.
But you can load up on as many of the toppings as you like.
More loaded than others.
My dad is famous for ordering dessert first and you can head up to the Ice Creamosaurus at your leisure. It actually took over 20 minutes for our food to arrive after we ordered it, so that might not be such a bad idea.
You can mix and match flavors.
The cups for the hot and cold beverages are out and available for the taking. You can use that information however you’d like.
The beverage lineup is a solid one. It includes Vitamin Water Acai Blueberry Pomegranate, along with Sprite Zero and the usual suspects.
Hot Chocolate, Iced Tea, Twinings Tea, Joffrey’s Coffee, and Joffrey’s Cold Brew are also available. If you’d like a SmartWater, Dasani Water, Chocolate Milk, or Apple Juice, then you may need to make that request to one of the cast members in the seating area. At least when we visited, they weren’t distributing beverages at the ordering area at all.
At least early on in the run, Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes hasn’t proven to be particularly popular. In turn, this makes it much more pleasant.
Cast were particularly attentive during our visit. The setup is similar to breakfast or lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant, where you order and then the food is ideally wheeled out. Be Our Guest is so big and service is so impersonal that I’m always worried that my order was lost after ten-ish minutes of sitting idly by. At Restaurantosaurus, we were much less concerned. We could have easily gotten someone’s attention if there was a problem. The butcher paper artwork situation also helps pass the time.
Atmospherically, many people probably don’t appreciate the mystique of Restaurantosaurus.
There’s a lot to see in what isn’t far off from a dinosaur lodge.
Value and Reputation: Overall, Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes is a solid offering in a Park that probably didn’t need another one. The $23 price is relatively fair. At another quick service, like Cosmic Ray’s, a basic Angus Bacon Cheeseburger and Fries would run you $13.29. Sodas cost $4. A comparable Sundae or ice cream novelty like a Mickey Ice Cream Bar would add ~$6. Add that up and you’re at $23.29, or almost exactly what Restaurantosaurus costs. On the plus side, the food is legitimately good for Disney quick service hamburgers.
Still, Satu’li Canteen in Pandora and Flame Tree Barbecue on Discovery Island remain great options with more variety. The fact that Disney offers the Burgers and Sundaes menu for just three hours from the late afternoon to early evening may also be restricting. Most of us would probably move some things around for an ‘Ohana reservation; you may be less inclined to work around a Restaurantosaurus hamburger meal where a set reservation requires you to arrive at 5:45pm. You do run the risk of the $10 per person no-show fee if you don’t show up to your reservation. The menu also isn’t particularly diverse with just sandwiches or the salad as your options. You should be able to order an extra hamburger a la carte for around $13, but probably only with another full-priced meal.
Restaurantosaurus exceeded my low expectations, offerings burgers that are about 71.4% as good as D-Luxe Burger in Disney Springs. Ordinarily Disney theme park hamburgers are about 5.7% as good, so it’s a big improvement. Disney still looks you into a restrictive set of conditions with each person needing to commit to their own meal. Disney will likely allow you to share or add a second sandwich to an order without the necessity to get a second side, drink, and sundae, but you’ll have to be “that person” for at least a moment in time. That may be worth saving $10-$23 and a couple thousand calories.
The $23 cost also isn’t far off the price of many of the entrees at a sit-down restaurant like Yak & Yeti.
But if fast food hamburgers, which may take a few minutes longer to come out of the kitchen than “fast” would imply, are exactly what you’re after at Animal Kingdom, then Restaurantosaurus should impress. At least compared to what you’d receive for similar money at lunch or across the way. Of course, more good options is always better.