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Tusker House

#82 of 3,170 Restaurants in Orlando
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Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL FL 34747
407 939 3463
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This restaurant is at Walt Disney World (requires admission)
Today
8:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
3:45 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
3:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Description: Travelers! Take a break from your safari and enjoy a taste of adventure at...
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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  • 263
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  • 76
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  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super fun Character Breakfast!

We just returned from our first Disney visit as a family -- and the Tusker House was a highlight of the trip! I had read reviews online, and decided to go ahead and make a reservation for the Character breakfast. I knew my 6-year old son would enjoy it. We were seated immediately, and drinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Sabower1
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Central Wisconsin
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241 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was so good, and the choices ample. We were full, before we got to try everything, and some of the offerings were quite interestingly different. Our 3 little ones thoroughly enjoyed the tableside visits by many different characters. I complimented the staff for their kindness and patience in the midst of chaos! (It seemed as if people without... More 

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Thank Bosanchubo
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had breakfast here on 1-26-16. The food was great. It had choices other buffets do not offer. The characters were so much fun. There was good service here as well. The environment felt more Unique. I would recommend to go with or without kids.

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Thank April D
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved this buffet. My boyfriend was skeptical about me having made a reservation here because he saw that it was character dining, and thought it would just be for little kids. Granted, it was mostly families with small children in the restaurant, but it didn't matter because the food was fantastic. Often food at buffets is not that great,... More 

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Thank kaw58
Orange, California
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355 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made reservations without knowing anything other then we wanted a sit down restaurant. We were a little disappointed when they seated us and we realized it was a buffet. In addition, there were tons of kids there as it turns out it was also a character dining experience. Considering we were four adults, we felt a little out of... More 

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Thank Samndjsdad
Chilliwack, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our "go to " restaurant when visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's a perfect choice for my husband and myself because he likes plain food and I like ethnic/spicy foods. There is so much for both of us to choose from!Even though our recent trips to Disneyworld and have been "adults only" we still really enjoy the character encounters.... More 

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Watertown,NY
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tusker House was also a first for us on this trip. We opted to try breakfast here. Even with a reservation there was a bit of a wait to be seated but there was plenty to look at outside while waiting. The decor is beautiful and the place is bigger than what we anticipated. We were seated in a small... More 

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Thank littlebirdie3
Pittsburgh, PA
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just returned from our first Disney visit as a family -- and the Tusker House was a highlight of the trip! I had read reviews online, and decided to go ahead and make a reservation for the Character breakfast. I knew my 6-year old son would enjoy it. We were seated immediately, and drinks were served instantly. The buffet... More 

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1 Thank Sabower1
Germantown, Tennessee
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280 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a long day at AK on MLK Day (18 Jan). We wanted to enjoy a nice dinner before we drove back to our timeshare resort in Kissimmee. This place more than met our expectations! We were seated promptly in a nice area of the huge restaurant. We were very impressed by the tremendous variety of... More 

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2 Thank Volcam
Savannah, Georgia
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291 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The characters spent plenty of time with us, joking with our kids. And the restaurant is relatively small, so each character literally came by four or five times in the hour we were there! And the food was perfect. They had foods we had eaten in Africa, yet also plenty of food recognizable to the American palate. Most of the... More 

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1 Thank DraLisa
rochester NY
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like food with flavor and spices this is a great buffet. Goes beyond traditional mac and cheese and fried food offerings at other Disney buffets. We went for lunch, there were a lot of items and lot's of variety. So plenty to choose from for people who prefer more simple foods to those who like more complex flavors.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL FL 34747
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 407 939 3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36
  • Cuisine: African, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
3:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
3:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
3:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
3:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
3:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
3:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
3:45 pm - 7:00 pm

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