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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 #143 of 3,121 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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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Tusker House is our favorite buffet meal at WDW. They have a huge variety of food and it tastes great. They also have Mickey waffles!! The characters we saw were Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Mickey. If this will be your first experience with a character meal be please aware that space is tight so you may not get the best... More

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Overland Park, KS
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great to meet the characters and see the reaction on our daughters face. Buffet food was even good and I'm not a fan of buffets. It did take some time for all the characters to make their way around and you get a short time with them..but, better than waiting in lines to meet them in the hot sun.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First, I am not generally a buffet kind of diner. Disney is one of the few exceptions to that, and it's really only for the benefit of my children. I consider eating at a buffet an act of love for them so that they can meet the characters. (Ok, it's also a benefit for me as the mom because I... More

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Kent UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Food was great..good variety and quality. Our waiter Brad was fantastic..nothing was too much. Will revisit soon

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Booked this to get a character meal with Mickey for our last minute trip when Chef Mickey's was already booked. That turned out to be really good luck because I think this was a much more special meal. It is a buffet, which isn't my favorite way to eat, but the food really was fabulous. Lots of interesting salads and... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Not sure why I had never been here before, since I've visited Animal Kingdom some dozen times! We finally went with lunch reservations this past trip and all seven people in our party enjoyed it, from Baby to grandma. I don't want to oversell the buffet too much, but it really does have interesting but not-scary foods that can appeal... More

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Katy, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was my favorite place to eat in all of WDW!! I loved the traditional and unique choices! Quinoa, Watermelon Salad, Prime Rib, Pork Tenderloin....yum! Also pretty cool to see characters dressed in safari outfits. This will be a must dine at location for my family on future visits.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was really looking forward to this restaurant for breakfast as it had good reviews and i was not disappointed. there was the standard breakfast buffet items but they also had a variety of African food which were delicious. There was also Donald Duck and Daisy Duck and they did a parade with the kids that were there. It was... More

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Tusker House (for Lunch) remains the only guaranteed theme park restaurant that we eat in, every time that we visit Orlando. Great Service, fantastic character interaction with Daisy, Donald, Mickey and Goofy, and most importantly a widely varied buffet, with a great choice for vegetarians. I cannot recommend more!

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55 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First time in Orlando, first character breakfast! Loved it!! We saw at least 4 characters who came around to each table individually. Kids LOVED it! Food is self service, really good food, great selection, really friendly staff. Whole thing organised really well, a prime example of fantastic disney efficiency. Highly recommend!

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