Tusker House Restaurant

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

This buffet restaurant offers a character breakfast and lunch, plus imaginative food offerings for dinner. You can start your day with “Donald’s Safari Breakfast Buffet” with friends like Mickey, Goofy, Daisy, and Donald (of course). Breakfast food includes biscuits and gravy, vegetable frittata, cheese blintzes, scrambled eggs, rotisserie honey-glazed ham, yam casserole, and warm cinnamon rolls for $29.99–$33.01 ($15.99–$18.01/kids). Lunch and dinner (same price) are  $37-$45 ($22-$27/kids), and both include a wide variety of dishes, including salads, curried rice salad, vegetarian couscous, salmon filet, carved beef and pork, and curry chicken. A kids’ station stocks corn dog nuggets, mac and cheese, chicken drumsticks, and corn (among other items). Desserts are fruit cobbler, warm banana cinnamon bread pudding, and pastries. Seating is at tables and chairs in several large dining rooms.

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Breakfast Average: $37
Lunch Average: $41
Dinner Average: $44

Breakfast Hours: 8:00 am - 10:55 pm
Lunch Hours: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dinner Hours: 4:00 pm - closing

Seating: Indoor only at tables and chairs

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What PassPorter Readers Think of Tusker House Restaurant (19 comments):

This is one of our must eat places at AK. It is nice to have a cool place to eat and see Mickey, Minnie and friends. The food is pretty good as well. The cast members who serve here are really nice.
DisneyKimber gave this a rating of 7 on 06/30/2016 at 11:22:24 pm EDT

Wonderful food selection and loved dining with Mickey, Minnie, Goody and Donald
Gingerk gave this a rating of 9 on 06/30/2016 at 2:40:11 pm EDT

Our favorite character meal! The food and drinks are great for a buffet and the kids get to see characters. We have never experienced a wait. What's not to love?
EvaKi gave this a rating of 9 on 06/29/2016 at 11:47:37 am EDT

A fun character meal to do and the food is very good. They have a few different choices than the usual buffet fare.
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 9 on 06/27/2016 at 1:31:50 pm EDT

Delicious variety of foods. Atmosphere is OK. Characters are cute but don't hang around long.
MaryPoppinz gave this a rating of 8 on 06/23/2016 at 11:15:36 pm EDT

Excellent food, not mentioning how great it is to meet all of the characters!
StinkinDisneyFreakFan#221 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/23/2016 at 10:54:44 pm EDT

One of my most favorite places. I really go for the Passion Fruit Tarts at the dessert station, but all of the food is excellent! :-)
tdix0810 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/21/2016 at 2:39:23 pm EDT

Very good food with characters good value/magic ratio
drtiger gave this a rating of 9 on 06/19/2016 at 9:26:57 pm EDT

We usually did breakfast with the characters here, but could not get a reservation for the day we needed, so we made a lunch reservation. It was a wonderful spread of African food (and mac and cheese for the picky eaters),
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/19/2016 at 9:51:57 am EDT

Excellent quality and serving choices
Bernie bear gave this a rating of 9 on 06/17/2016 at 4:44:22 pm EDT

A unique set up for a buffet. The food is typical buffet food but quite tasty.
Missi gave this a rating of 8 on 06/17/2016 at 1:11:57 pm EDT

This is a fun place to do classic characters with better food than Chef Mickey. We like to do breakfast before the park opens to be ready to hit the ground running at rope drop.
Princess Sleepy gave this a rating of 8 on 06/17/2016 at 10:58:57 am EDT

My family and I really enjoyed Tusker House!! The food was great, the service was wonderful, and my daughter was SO excited to meet the characters here!!! Also, if you get a chance to try the Jungle Juice, you will not regret it!!! YUM!!!
Lulabelle1013 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/17/2016 at 8:40:33 am EDT

Food options are extensive. There is something for everyone. Restaurant is large so it does take awhile for the characters to make it around.
rsquirrel gave this a rating of 7 on 06/16/2016 at 11:54:27 pm EDT

Ate here for breakfast. Loved the characters and they had a great selection of food. Excellent for food allergies.
lisanc5 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/14/2016 at 3:44:58 pm EDT

Unique food choices. Love the variety especially the corn dog nuggets!
plutofan4 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/12/2016 at 5:33:48 pm EDT

Must-Do character breakfast buffet. We always book Donald's Safari Breakfast as early as we can. They even have a Gluten-Free Bar. All of the food is delicious and there are a ton of options. One of my favorite foods in WDW is the Banana-Cinnamon Bread Pudding and the most amazingly delicious Vanilla sauce. The Vanilla sauce was gone for a while, but I am glad to hear that they brought it back. YAY!! The oven roasted potatoes are seaoned and super yummy. I also liked the Spiced Corn Beef Hash with Cornbread Topping, but I know corned beef hash is not for everyone. There are a few surprises and the traditional eggs and bacon and sausage, You will not leave hungry and you will leave happy. Especially cool to visit with Donald and the gang in adorable outfits. Here is my tip... put the vanilla sauce on almost everything. Oh, and did I mention the Jungle Juice. This is similar to the juice at O'Hana. You're gonna love it. I suggest a reservation earlier in the morning.
Lunae gave this a rating of 10 on 06/12/2016 at 4:52:28 pm EDT

Great buffet with the usual and unexpected offerings. The juice is the best! The characters are great but it takes a while for them to come around. Prefer this meal hands down over Chef Mickey's. Great way to start the day-you will not be hungry until dinner.
dderesin gave this a rating of 8 on 06/10/2016 at 3:30:22 pm EDT

Loved the food and the atmosphere. I would recommend a reservation before the park opens and enjoy the peaceful walk over to the restaurant . Also the first time we had breakfast there we had a 10:15 reservation and by the time we were seated there was not much being replenished for breakfast and they were beginning to put lunch items out.
jenloveswdw gave this a rating of 8 on 06/10/2016 at 10:09:16 am EDT

Type: Buffet/Table
Cuisine: African
Noise Factor: Noisy

Dress Code: Theme park casual

Annual Pass Discount: No
DVC Member Discount: No
Disney Visa Discount: No
Tables in Wonderland Discount: Yes

Reservations: Accepted at this restaurant for breakfast and lunch and dinner.

Tip: You can make reservations at this eatery up to 180 days in advance (or, if you are a Walt Disney World resort hotel guest, up to 180 days + 10 days from your check-in date). To find out the exact date and time you can make reservations at this eatery, add it as an activity to a trip itinerary in PassPorter's Disney Trip Planner Tools.

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