Today marked the first Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes offering at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. As part of your “family-style” dining experience, you’ll be able to choose between gourmet burgers, a chicken sandwich, veggie burger and salad. Side dishes included French fries and onion rings with a house-made dipping sauce. For a sweet ending to your meal, there is a build-your-own sundae bar. Reservations can be made online and walk-ups are currently being accepted. Times for this meal are dinner hours only. Ok, let’s jump into our Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes review!
The offering is $22.99 plus tax for adults and $14.99 plus tax for children. Gratuity is not included or required as part of the dining experience. The meal qualifies for the following Disney Dining Plans:
- Quick Service Dining Plan
- Table Service Dining Plan
- Deluxe Dining Plan
As part of the dining experience, a section of Restaurantosaurus is closed off for just the burgers and sundaes experience. It’s worth noting that guests who want to utilize the quick service offering of Restaurantosaurus will be able to do so. The restaurant doesn’t close off completely to guests looking to grab a quick bite.
Guests check-in near the existing registers and are then sent to the leftmost register to place their order and pay.
Here’s a look around the space utilized for the Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes dining experience.
Guests have access to soda, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.
When we first broke the news that a new dining option was coming to Restaurantosaurus, it was described to us as a family-style offering. Disney even categorizes this as a family-style dining experience, as seen all the way at the bottom of the screenshot below.
With that out of the way, let’s talk about how the meal actually functions compared to a traditional family-style meal like what we saw with the Pizzafari Family-Style Dining offering (REVIEW).
Basically what you’re paying for is one burger, a side, drink, and the sundae with toppings bar. That said, this experience isn’t built for family dining and we’re happy with the way it’s presented.
We’ll start with a look at the menu in its entirety. Because this isn’t a family-style dining offering, we weren’t served one of each (that would be ridiculous anyway) so we’ll review what we did get.
We’ll start with the Pulled Pork Barbecue burger. Two large onion rings sit atop a wonderful portion of soft, juicy pulled pork. A mild barbecue flavoring walks down the middle of the road and will appeal to the masses.
We’ll take the time with our first burger to discuss the gourmet labeling. The inside scoop on this is that it’s actually the same exact burger blend that D-Luxe Burger uses in Disney Springs. The Restaurantasaurus kitchen was upgraded to handle the new process needed to create the burger and it shows. The carefully crafted blend is soft and wonderfully cooked. All burgers use the same blend, so you’re already starting with a good base to your burger. These are decidedly different from the normal “Disney burger”.
Next up is the Chili-Cheese Corn Chip burger. We’re met with another generous portion of chili combined with Fritos to provide a crunch. Again, we have a middle of the road chili as far as flavor is concerned, but fans of chili will enjoy the burger.
We enjoyed the addition of the Fritos to provide a crunch to the mouthfeel of the burger.
Finally, we’ve arrived at the Sunny-side Up Burger. A classic breakfast burger, we were happy to see that Restaurantasaurus could execute eggs well. The winning element of this burger was the bacon. The salt from bacon paired smartly with the egg and burger patty making it well-rounded overall.
We’ll talk about the sides for a moment before moving on to dessert. You have the option of either doing steak fries, onion rings, or a combination of both! We were happy to see that even the fries were upgraded from the regular fries to steak fries and there’s great value in that upgrade! Also available are four dipping sauces. We’ll call back to D-Luxe again with the concept of dipping sauces not only adding to, but elevating the experience. While they aren’t the same sauces as D-Luxe, they are still delicious. We loved the Barbecue Mustard and Buffalo!
As part of the Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes experience, you get access to a sundae bar. Here’s a look at the various options you have to build your own sundae!
For the ice cream, you have the option of two scoops of either chocolate, vanilla, and/or strawberry. There is also a raspberry sorbet available.
As Disney continues to add new offerings to the park, they have to realize that they’re competing with themselves. A new dining offering at a restaurant that is also continuing their quick service options only serves to cannibalize itself a bit. There’s also the issue of needing to compete with other dining locations within Disney’s Animal Kingdom such as the always-delicious Satu’li Canteen in Pandora – The World of Avatar. That said, we think there’s enough offered here to make it worth your time and money.
For $23, there is really a good amount of value to be found here. Where it turns into a really good deal is when you’re on the dining plan. For one quick service credit, you get a delicious burger, build-your-own sundae and a alcoholic drink (should you choose). I can’t think of many places around Walt Disney World where that kind of value exists. When you consider that one quick service credit can either get you a regular Restaurantosaurus meal or the gourmet burgers and sundae offering, it’s a no-brainer.
Overall, we’d definitely recommend the Restaurantosaurus Gourmet Burgers and Sundae offering and we’ll be back to enjoy it again!