Flame Tree Barbecue
A counter service location on the Asia side of Discovery Island, Flame Tree Barbecue serves up ribs, split chickens, and sandwiches. Seating is outdoors at one of more than a half-dozen covered and uncovered terraces, either tucked into the woods near the Tree of Life or overlooking the river. Kids get a break from the usual burgers and chicken nuggets, while the grown-ups can get beer or wine.
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Flame Tree Barbecue was one of the four original counter-service restaurants in the Animal Kingdom.
The best counter service restaurant in the park. Excellent barbecue and more than ample seating, even if the queue can get long around lunch time. A refreshing change of pace from the typical Disney offerings, with portions large enough to share an adult meal among two kids if they don't want the chicken leg or hot dog. A don't-miss meal.
Keep heading down until you find the uncovered terrace overlooking Discovery River. It offers a breathtaking view of Expedition Everest.
Watch out for the birds. The ducks and ibises that leech off of the legitimate inhabitants of the Animal Kingdom also can sense a free meal at the outdoor seating areas. Just make sure your table and chairs are clean before sitting down. We don't recommend feeding the animals, since it will only encourage them.