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“Expansive buffet with friendly service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tusker House

Tusker House
Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL FL 34747
407 939 3463
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Ranked #155 of 3,243 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Expansive buffet with friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had a great meal at Tusker House, so much variety for every palette, guests with more adventurous tastes will be pleasantly delighted! We had a very friendly and attentive server, as well. Nice atmosphere.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Excellent buffet at Animal Kingdom”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We reserved dinner at the absolute last sitting when the park closed at 8pm during our visit as we didn't want to waste one minute sitting down and eating when we could be on rides and other attractions, but what a welcome place this was at the end of our day. There were very few customers that late so we had the restaurant almost completely to ourselves, relaxed, chatted with the friendly staff clearing up and getting ready to close and enjoyed the food very much, including a tip i received from a waitress to top the warm cherry pie with the vanilla custard sauce intended for the bread pudding! My daughter went up for more it was soooo yummy. The decor was also excellent, with plenty of options, including vegetarian fare, coucous and quinoa and the best salmon i have had in a long time. We didn't feel rushed and the drinks just kept coming.

Visited January 2013
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Excellent character lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We enjoyed our lunch here. The food was good for a buffet, the character interaction was great, and service was good. We were tucked away in a corner of the restaurant, so it was even on the quiet side (rare for a character meal!).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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“Character Dining is the way to go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We were on the meal plan and this restaurant only used one of our dining points! So we were highly impressed by the value. Our gauge of value may have been different if we paid full price for the meal. The characters were amazing, it didn't feel rushed at all and they were very personable. Our waiter was very attentive and we were able to change beverages throughout the dining experience. As far as the food went it was quite good, would recommend the potato gems and the Mickey Mouse waffles for breakfast!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“I have had a bad Disney experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Well! I have finally found a restaurant in Disney that had sub par service!! We waited over 30 min. just to have our drink orders taken!!! In that time we saw all the characters and still waited for a server!! The food is good and the characters are all adorable but it won't make up for this cranky hungry park thirsty customers that will not be back!!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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