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Tusker House

#99 of 2,919 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 34747
+1 407-939-3463
Today
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:45
15:45 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:45
15:45 - 19:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go every visit to Disney and we always have to book a reservation at Tusker House! This past visit a couple weeks ago, we enjoyed the food even more than before. Not sure exactly why, but we all stuffed ourselves this time, even the kids! If you're a drinker and like fun, fruity cocktails, get the Magical Star! I... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It got better after we had an "un-Disney" greeting at the podium outside. We got there 10 minutes before our reservation time, and after waiting in a queue, the lady told us to come back when it was 5 minutes before our time. This was not like a Disney welcome at all (being branded for being a bit early). So,... More 

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Thank elsiebel
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was so excited to eat here. Excited for the characters in their safari garb- excited for the African cuisine. The characters were great- we saw them plenty and got plenty of pictures with everyone at the table. The food, now that was another story. I was so disappointed. Very average. The one thing I did like was the porridge.... More 

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Williamsport, PA
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the character dinner. Mickey and Goofy were very nice. Daisy breezed on by and Donald completely ignored us. The food was alright. I wish the sliced turkey was warm and not cold, and some of the meat looked a bit more pink than I would've preferred (so I didn't eat it). I understand it's an all-you-can-eat buffet with characters,... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a reservation for 6 at 10:40 am. We were seated within 10 min of arriving. Our server came over and took our drink order ..Jungle Juice all around. And coffee. We glance up and Daisy Duck was ready to visit our table. After a quick meet and greet, we went to buffet. By is time breakfast and lunch... More 

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Thank Jgal0
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Party of 8 which always presents a challenge to get seated but we did make reservations months in advance and the restaurant was more that large enough to accommodate all of us. Buffet style food with a nice variety of choices (very expensive for a buffet style) but for those not adventurous trying new foods, there were some unusual choices.... More 

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ATL
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there very hungry, with 4 adults and 2 children. Food was very good, great buffet selection, something for everyone! There were 4 characters walking around and taking pictures with the kids. Girls loved this experience. It's a bit pricey, but very worth it!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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170 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here in the past and the buffet choices seem to have gone down hill. Not as large of a selection. The characters were very slow to come around. We had a reservation for lunch but, they were behind and we had a wait to be seated. I think there are better choices for a character meal,at Disney!

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Thank m0mmy04
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here every Disney trip for a nice meal with some more interesting flavors than many park meals. And yes the characters are a nice bonus. The salad bar is huge, and the several green salads are nice, the couscous is particularly fun with bits of apricot and golden raisin. The black eyed pea salad provides some protein and... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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104 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like any character dining I've experienced, the food is just ok. It's all about the characters. It is cool to see multiple characters, get photos and autographs, without waiting in line. It saves you time to do other attractions in the park. But you definitely don't do it for the food. You'll get better photos if you go to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36
Cuisine
American, African, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:45
15:45 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:45
15:45 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:45
15:45 - 19:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:45
15:45 - 19:00
Thursday
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:45
15:45 - 19:00
Friday
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:45
15:45 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 10:45
11:00 - 14:45
15:45 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 34747
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-939-3463
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World (requires admission)
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?