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Tusker House

Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL FL 34747
407 939 3463
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Ranked #145 of 3,105 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $36
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Dessert
Description: Travelers! Take a break from your safari and enjoy a taste of adventure at Tusker House Restaurant, a colorful and bustling Harambe Marketplace eatery.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We made a reservation for lunch with Donald Duck caring little about the actual food, we just wanted our son to meet a favorite character. Turned out the buffet was amazing Mediterranean food with super friendly service. The kicker is that FIVE characters were at Tusker House that day!! Our 4 year old ate so much good food and was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We especially loved steak, mash potato and a spectacular dessert selection, characters were present too and there was plenty of time to take photos with them all :)

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Houston, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It may be crowded but it is worth the wait. Tusker House was the best lunch we had in all of the four parks in Orlando with a unique spin on a fused "African" type food.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The food here is pretty good. The experience with the characters is top notch. They encourage you to take your time with your meal, and are careful to explain the path the characters will take. My kids really enjoyed this experience. So did I!!

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gilladj
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We visited here with our son's family that included triplet 5 year-old girls and a 6 month old boy. So we were 4 adults, 3 children and an infant. We book this as part of our Disney dining plan mainly for the interaction with Disney characters. The buffet was good ( a solid step above Golden Coral) with some items... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I don't really think of great food when I think of a trip to Disney. That changed after eating at Tusker House. I make lunch reservations for our large group of 7 months in advance mainly for the character experience and as a break from the park. It was by far the best meal we have eaten at any of... More

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MamaSmitty
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at Tusker House. Their buffet has plenty of choices but none that were particularly outstanding. They offered plenty of kids selections. While nothing was bad, it just wasn't our favorite meal. We saw Minnie, Daisy & Donald while there - their handlers were the most unfriendly we encountered. I am sure it was supposed to go with... More

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Buffalo, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and 2 teenage boys ate here during the last week of August. I didn't know if any in my family would be put off by the menu, but the reality was that the food was much more mainstream than what the menu seems. The food was very high quality. There was a carving station which was very good.... More

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Saint John, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Good place to eat and see the characters, the food was decent had a couple different things that were good to try than the usual breakfast, the characters came around fast it seemed like and if you t ime it right you can have some lunch and breakfast they put lunch out just as we were getting ready to leave.

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Cypress, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This buffet surpassed all other breakfasts we had during our week at Disney World. Huge selections, and a made to order omelet bar. Also had a meat carving station and a cold cereal bar. There is no juice other than "jungle juice" which is their specialty blend of a few juices all in one drink, and it was interesting in... More

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