Magic Kingdom’s Be Our Guest restaurant is one of the most popular dining locations in all of Walt Disney World. Here’s my Be Our Guest restaurant review to help you decide if it’s a must-do on your Disney vacation!
Be Our Guest Restaurant Review: Basics
Be Our Guest is located in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom. The restaurant is set inside of Beast’s Castle (from Beauty and the Beast fame, of course).
Be Our Guest is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. It is unique among Disney World restaurants in that reservations are required for all meals, even though breakfast and lunch are considered quick service (reservations are not required for quick service dining at other locations).
Since this is an in-demand dining location, I recommend making reservations as soon as possible, ideally 180 days in advance.
Remember that if you have a Disney resort reservation you can make dining reservations for your entire stay, even many days into your trip. You might need to use this tactic to get the time you want at Be Our Guest.
Though breakfast and lunch are technically “quick service”, servers deliver the food to your table on fancy brass carts. There is real silverware, though you do get it yourself. So these meals are definitely more refined than your standard counter service experience at Magic Kingdom!
The cuisine at Be Our Guest is French-inspired, though I don’t find the food to be very adventurous. Picky eaters will be able to find something familiar.
Be Our Guest Restaurant Review: Meals
Here is an explanation of the three different meals served daily at Be Our Guest.
Be Our Guest Breakfast: Quick Service Meal
Breakfast at Be Our Guest typically runs from 8:00 am to 10:30 am.
Each adult meal costs $28 and includes a drink, choice of entree, and selection of pastries to be shared among guests. Each child meal costs $15 and includes a drink, choice of entree, and pastries.
Entrees include quiches, typical American breakfast (eggs, sausage, potatoes, etc.), open-faced sandwiches, and a decadent fried croissant doughnut topped with banana-caramel sauce and chocolate ganache. Here is a link to the current breakfast menu.
Note that in addition to the entrees, the Master’s Cupcake (with the “grey stuff”) is available for $4.99.
You can use a quick service credit on any Disney Dining Plan for a meal at Be Our Guest. If you are using a dining plan credit, any drink on the menus is included with the plan, even alcoholic beverages like a Mimosa or Peach Bellini.
Breakfast at Be Our Guest is a fantastic value on the Dining Plan, with a value up to $38 from a quick service credit! Get all of my Disney Dining Plan tips and tricks in this popular post.
I’ve used a quick service credit to eat breakfast and Be Our Guest and was pleased with the Croque Madame and the pastry platter. I’m not sure how I would have felt paying $28 out of pocket for this meal, though. I think it is a great value on the dining plan but you definitely could leave feeling ripped off if you aren’t on the plan.
I have heard secondhand reports of folks being able to split an adult meal here, or share a meal with a child. I have not tried this myself, so I can’t recommend it personally. If you have light eaters in your party you may consider giving that a try.
It is possible to get an 8:00 am breakfast reservation and gain early entrance to Magic Kingdom when it opens at 9 am. If you are able to finish your meal in enough time you can sometimes get in line first for the Seven Dwarves Mine Train, though that isn’t guaranteed!
Be Our Guest Lunch: Quick Service
Lunch at Be Our Guest is served from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm and is a quick service meal where you order what you want off of a menu (no fixed price). You can just order a bowl of soup if that is all you want – there is no minimum order and not everyone even needs to order an entree.
Though lunch is a quick service meal, you can make reservations (and should) up to 180 days in advance. Lunch is the most popular meal of the day at Be Our Guest so competition for reservations can be intense!
You can either place your order with a person or via a screen once you arrive, or you can pre-order your food on the Disney World website (more on how to do this later in the post).
You’ll be given a “magical” rose to place on a table of your choosing. You get your own drinks and silverware, then a server will deliver your order to your table.
Entrees include sandwiches, salads, roasted pork, and soups. Prices range from $12.99 to $16.99. Get the full lunch menu here.
Here is a picture of the lunch menu from my recent visit:
On this visit, I had the quinoa salad and wasn’t impressed. I’d suggest either the vegetable quiche or excellent potato leek soup ($5.99) if you are looking for a vegetarian option.
My daughter tried the kid’s portion of the braised pork (the “Feast ala Beast” for $8.99) and chose mashed sweet potatoes and green beans as her sides.
She liked the vegetables more than the pork. I thought the pork was overly salty, but I tend to think that about a lot of food in the parks. It was definitely tender and I liked the sauce on it quite a bit.
For dessert, we had to “try the grey stuff” on the Master’s Cupcake. I’ve read mixed reviews of the cupcake, but we both liked it a lot. The cupcake isn’t as big as those you’d find in bakeries around Disney World. but the chocolate cupcake was super moist and delicious.
You can use a Quick Service meal credit on the Disney Dining Plan for lunch at Be Our Guest. You can get decent value of the credit (though not as good as breakfast) and can get any drink with your meal, alcoholic or otherwise.
I think the prices are decent for what you get when paying out of pocket, especially considering the fantastic setting.
Be Our Guest Dinner: Fixed Price Signature Table Service
Dinner at Be Our Guest is served from 4 pm to park closing and is now a fixed price “signature” table service meal. You get to order an appetizer and entree off of a menu and the table receives a dessert platter to share. A non-alcoholic drink is also included. The current price is around $60.
You may also be treated to a character visit – the Beast himself has been known to appear in the West Wing and pose for pictures (though no autographs I believe).
Dinner entrees include Pork Tenderloin, Filet Mignon, and a Seafood Bouillabaisse. Get the full dinner menu here.
Since dinner is considered a “Signature” meal, it requires two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan. If you use a dining plan credit you can choose an alcoholic drink as your beverage and it will be included with your credit.
I don’t consider dinner at Be Our Guest to be a great use of two dining plan credits. I estimate each TS credit is worth about $40 so it would be impossible to get $80 worth of value from dinner. That said, if you really want to experience the setting at Be Our Guest and possibly meet the Beast, go ahead and use those dining plan credits!
Be Our Guest Restaurant Review: Dining Rooms
There are three distinct dining rooms at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Since you can choose where you sit for breakfast and lunch it helps to know what to expect. At dinner, you can request to be seated in a specific room.
The largest room is the Grand Ballroom, pictured above. It is very impressive and there is always snow falling outside of the “windows” on the far side of the room. That said, it can get quite loud and chaotic in there, so it might not be the best choice for little kids.
The West Wing is the smallest (and darkest) dining room. It features a portrait of the Prince which magically changes to the Beast every so often. It also has the magic rose with petals that fall periodically.
My six-year-old daughter was terrified by this room but other kids that age may really like the spooky ambiance.
Both times I’ve eaten at Be Our Guest we dined in the Castle Gallery room. It features a large music box in the center of the room that the Beast gave to Belle as a wedding gift. There are paintings of Belle and the Beast around the room that are fun to check out as well.
Be Our Guest Restaurant Review: How To Pre-Order Your Food
If you have a reservation for either breakfast or lunch at Be Our Guest, you have the option to pre-order your meal before you arrive. You can place your order on the Disney World website.
I thought I remembered being able to place my order in the My Disney Experience app at some point, though that doesn’t seem to be available at this point in time.
Just click “Place Your Order” to get started.
You will be able to choose from everything available on the entire menu, including kids’ meals, drinks, and desserts.
You can also do some customization of your order.
For example, you can order the Tuna Nicoise Salad with or without eggs, and chose to have your dressing or the side or tossed with the salad.
On the site, you place your order ahead of time but pay for it upon arrival. You can pay with a credit card, Disney gift card, cash, or use your Disney Dining Plan.
You can also use your Magic Band to make charges back to your room folio if you are staying at a Disney World resort.
You can make changes to your order up until you arrive at the restaurant. I have used preorder once and have waited and ordered in person on another trip. It may save you time to preorder if you are visited during peak times ( 9-10 for breakfast and 11:30 – 12:30 for lunch) but I don’t think it is required to have a good experience.
Be Our Guest Restaurant Review Summary
Overall I think that Be Our Guest is a wonderful Disney dining experience. The setting is highly themed and immersive. You’ll really feel like you are part of the Beauty & The Beast story when you dine there.
My preferred meal there is lunch since I think it represents the best bang for your buck. I like being able to choose whatever I want depending on how hungry I am without a fixed price.
If you weren’t able to get the reservation you want for Be Our Guest, I’d suggest using MouseDining.com to find a reservation. I’ve had great success using their free dining alerts.
Any questions about dining at Be Our Guest? Please leave a comment below or join the conversation in the Budget Mouse free private Facebook group!
Saturday 4th of January 2020
Great great Article.. thank you for sharing this Leah!
Friday 3rd of January 2020
Can you get just a free glass of water to drink? Also, on the Quick Service dining plan at lunch can I exchange my drink for a dessert?
Saturday 4th of January 2020
Hi Jen! Yes, you can definitely get a free glass of water as your drink. As far as trading out your drink for a dessert, you may have to ask to do that at the restaurant. I don't think you will be able to preorder and do that (though I could be wrong) but you can likely do that ordering at the restaurant. It used to be an official policy but now it's still unofficially offered most places but you do have to ask.
Tuesday 23rd of July 2019
Leah I am going to have lunch here when I go in August and there are 2 things I don't really see clarification on in any articles I read. Maybe you can help. Does the French Onion Soup count as an entrée (I'm on quick service dining plan), it seems really small to count compared to the other actual entrées. If so, do you think it is possible to get a side salad with it, like the one you get with the quiche meal? And the other thing is, where does dessert fall? Would I use a snack credit by getting a dessert?
Wednesday 24th of July 2019
Hi Theresa! Dessert first - you can either use a snack credit for a cupcake or if you are ok just drinking water, you could swap your drink out for a dessert. You can generally substitute anything that has the snack credit symbol next to it for your drink at a quick service meal: http://allears.net/dining/menu/be-our-guest/lunch/ It appears the French Onion soup isn't included on the dining plan - as is the case with most appetizers. You'd have to pay out of pocket for it if you wanted it unfortunately (it can't count as your entree).
Sunday 7th of July 2019
Thanks for the review! I'm visiting in August with my 8 yr old and 5 yr old. I scored a dinner reservation mainly for me (huge Beauty and Beast fan). I'm prepared for the prefix meal price for dinner for my husband and I but do the kids have to as well for dinner? Both are picky and won't want the appetizers or sides.
Sunday 7th of July 2019
Hi Kate! Everything I know about fixed price meals at Disney World would make me think that you will be charged for your kiddos regardless of their appetite. That said, this is a relatively new meal and I don't know if this policy will apply. If you decide to go please let us know about your experience.
Friday 31st of May 2019
This information is incorrect. Breakfast is not a fixed-price meal. Yes all the entrees are $28. But you can go in there and order a cupcake for $4.99. Or a soda for even less. Entrees all being priced the same dollar amount, does not equate to calling it a fixed-price meal. It is also not a matter of "not many cast members will enforce this so you can prolly get away with it", as there is nothing to get away with. Nowhere does Disney say what you are required to order at breakfast.
Friday 31st of May 2019
Hi Sharon! A call last week to Disney confirmed that the "official" line is that breakfast is $28 per person. That said, you likely will be able to go to breakfast and share a meal, or order a cupcake for breakfast. But I don't want anyone to go in expecting that since the expectation (from Disney) is that guests will each order an entree for $28. It is how they meet their bottom line at an otherwise low-cost meal. Time will tell if Disney ends up changing how the meal is billed - right now you pay when you go in and no cast member is charging per person. I will reflect the wording of the post to reflect this and thanks for stopping by!