Favorite Fried Foods at Walt Disney World Resort

Ah, fried foods. Is there anything better than food that is deep fried, whether we're talking about corn dogs, French fries, or funnel cakes? We think not. There's just something so comforting about eating fried foods, even if they aren't always the healthiest choice on the menu.

What is your favorite fried food at Walt Disney World?What is your favorite fried food at Walt Disney World?

And today we're going to look at some of the best fried foods at Walt Disney World. We hope you're hungry because it's time to grab some extra napkins and dig in to the best fried foods at Disney!

The first fried food we think about when we're at Disney World? French fries. Yes, they are the ubiquitous side item at most counter service spots so it is rather difficult to not think about fries at Disney. But as good as the standard fries are (they were MUCH better when you could find hot cheese at places like Casey's Corner), Disney has upped its fry game in recent years.

French fries at Disney WorldFrench fries at Disney World

At Flame Tree Barbecue in Disney's Animal Kingdom you'll find fries topped with pulled BBQ pork and cheese sauce. At The Plaza in the Magic Kingdom we strongly recommend the Loaded Plaza Fries. These are basically a reincarnation of Figaro Fries: French fries topped with melted cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and ranch dressing. Um, yes please.

Loaded Plaza Fries at The Plaza in the Magic KingdomLoaded Plaza Fries at The Plaza in the Magic Kingdom

Other great fry locations include D-Luxe Burger in Disney Springs (get all the dipping sauces!) and the Daily Poutine, also in Disney Springs.

One of our favorite items to enjoy with fries is Corn Dog Nuggets. The best (in our humble fried food opinion) are found at Casey's Corner. For just $7.99 you can get a Corn Dog Nugget meal and enjoy the great views offered in the outdoor seating at Casey's. One of our favorite quick service spots and meals!

Corn Dog Nugget meal at Casey's CornerCorn Dog Nugget meal at Casey's Corner

If you have a hankering for a real full-size Corn Dog head over to Disney Springs and locate the Fantasy Fare food truck. You'll find a hand-dipped corn dog just like what you'd enjoy at Disneyland (home of the best corn dog around).

Sticking with the savory fried foods, let's talk chicken. As in fried chicken. The hands down best, most amazing fried chicken on Disney property is currently found at Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen (yes, they did take the 'g' off Homecoming...for reals). You'll find a lot of fried southern goodies at Homecomin', but the fried chicken is the real deal.

Fried chicken at Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida KitchenFried chicken at Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen

If you're looking for sweet and savory at Homecomin', we suggest the fried chicken and donuts. Our friends at the Disney Food Blog recently talked about the best fried chicken at Disney on their YouTube channel.

Another fried food favorite when we're looking for a meal is the fried fish and chips from Yorkshire County Fish Shop in Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion. This is probably the best fried fish you'll find at Disney World, which is why there's always a huge line. Our advice, get in the queue and order your food and then find a place to sit you can savor it all.

Fish and chips at Yorkshire County Fish ShopFish and chips at Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Now if you're looking for a sweet fried treat we have a few favorites. First on this list is funnel cake. Honestly is there anything better than fried dough topped with powdered sugar? We think not. Our favorite funnel cake spot is the Funnel Cake kiosk in Epcot's American Adventure Pavilion. You'll always find the standard funnel cake here, but at certain times of the year you'll find seasonal flavors. And you might also find cookies and cream funnel cake. With ice cream.

Cookies and Cream Funnel Cake with ice creamCookies and Cream Funnel Cake with ice cream

A few years ago we discovered the beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter. Honestly, these are drive-out-of-your-way-good. And you'll end up covered in powdered sugar but so what. It'll be worth it. Trust us.

And finally, no stay at Disney World is complete without one breakfast consisting of Tonga Toast - the banana stuffed and deep fried delight that you'll find at Captain Cook's and Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Tonga Toast - breakfast of champions!Tonga Toast - breakfast of champions!

It's one of those must-have, can't-miss items at Disney. And if you're craving it at home check out this recipe from our friends at the Disney Food Blog.

Those are just a few of our favorite fried foods at Disney World. We'd love to hear what fried foods you love. Let us know in the comments.

Many thanks to the Disney Food Blog for use of their photos.

Mike L. wrote on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 15:20:

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Traci, I think you nailed it about the fries at Casey's they are excellent. The Yorkshire fish is great, I have not eaten at Art Smith's yet but will most likely try it when I make my Sept. pilgrimage. The tonga toast is very good and the Beignets are worth every drop of powdered sugar you wear. As for me two of the fried foods I have fond to be excellent are the Pork Schnitzel at the Biergarten (Epcot- Germany) and the fried Green Tomatoes at the Riverside Mill food court.

Bill wrote on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 21:01:

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Beignets at Port Orleans. Yummm.

ScottFL wrote on Tue, 02/28/2017 - 01:28:

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Crews Cup truffle fries - no comparison!

crazycatperson wrote on Tue, 02/28/2017 - 06:23:

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Oh, yes. Corn dog nuggets. Gotta get them every trip.

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