Counter Service at AK


#1

Does anyone have a counter service lunch suggestion for the AK? How are Tusker House and the Flametree Barbecue?


#2

I don’t know how those two restaurants are. We have eaten at Yak & Yeti counter service on their opening day and thought it was really good.


#3

Flame Tree is good…we like the barbeque pork sandwich!


#4

Tusker house isn’t a CS anymore.:crying: We really loved it as a CS. It’s now a TS buffet.


#5

When we were there in August, we ate at the Yak and Yeti counter service. It was really good. There are very few counter service restaurants at WDW that I WANT to return to, but it is one of them.


#6

I don’t really care for any CS in AK for one simple reason: NONE OF THEM ARE AIR CONDITIONED!!

Sure this might not be a problem deep in winter but most of the time, it tends to be Africa hot in Central Florida.
This is what keeps me from eating at Flame Tree.


#7

We like Restaurantosaurus. It has a great fixen bar.

Restaurantosaurus - Counter Service at Disney’s Animal Kingdom


#8

Flametree is great. I got the ribs and Mom got the chicken. Both very tender. There’s a lot of little hide away picnic areas to eat that is enjoyable when it’s not hot (we were there in April), but I can see a lot of people avoiding it when it’s hot and sticky.


#9

they also have a picnic in the park option where you order your sandwiches,wraps, and sides and then pick it up a lunchtime. I have never tried it but the options look yummy.


#10

[QUOTE=Caseys Corner;995296]We like Restaurantosaurus. It has a great fixen bar.

Restaurantosaurus - Counter Service at Disney’s Animal Kingdom[/QUOTE]

I agree - I rarely see anyone else mention it - but we think it has excellent cheeseburgers and the fixins’ bar is super (especially when they have the spicy chili relish). I’m not a huge burger fan, but this one place we always eat at AK. And everyone needs a fix of McDonalds Fries every now and then. Also - the place is huge, so it’s easy to find a table.


#11

I really love Flame Tree BBQ but Yak and Yeti is on my list for next year. I think I’ve finally gotten over the name.


#12

I would recommend trying the Picnic in the park option as well, we have planned to do it when we are there in 20 Days (woohoo)!


#13

Well, none of them are air conditioned except:

I forgot about that one.

Last April was unseasonably cool. As in “jacket weather” in the early part of the month.


#14

Like Soundgod, I never eat CS at AK. I always head over the Rainforest and eat in the air condition…lol


#15

Flametree BBQ is our meal for AK - we’ve never done TS there. We like the seating up in area surrounded by trees. The annoying birds - we could do without. :glare:


#16

We have eaten at both Flame tree and Yak & Yeti for counter service. DH prefers Flametree while I really enjoyed Yak & Yeti. Both are good choices.

I always forget about Restaurantasaurus!


#17

[QUOTE=lovemysons;995353]
I always forget about Restaurantasaurus![/QUOTE]
That’s because it’s pretty much the AK version of Electric Umbrella or Pecos Bill.


#18

[QUOTE=lovemysons;995353]We have eaten at both Flame tree and Yak & Yeti for counter service. DH prefers Flametree while I really enjoyed Yak & Yeti. Both are good choices.

I always forget about Restaurantasaurus![/QUOTE]

We have not tried the Yak & Yeti counter service, next time!

We do really like the Flametree BBQ. That BBQ Chicken salad is so refreshing on a warm day. It’s nice to sit in the shaded areas, if it’s not Africa hot:laugh:


#19

We try to limit the burgers also but this is a must do. It gets very crowded so we have an early lunch.


#20

Oh.:blow:

:laugh: