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2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was hoping to grab something for dinner and had heard good reviews of this place. No. Don't do it. Even if you want to grab something quick. They aren't quick. They are expensive. The food isn't good. The atmosphere is horrible. Kids crying. Sneezing adults. Running by both. Don't do it. Visit Boma's ... it was wonderful. Mara is... More 

Thank Lori F
North Port, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very clean and well stocked! This is the place where you will get your refillable travel mug that goes along with your dining plan. We opted for the dining plan, quick service. The Mara is located with an outside entrance at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Just take the elevator to 1st floor walk out of the hotel, turn left and... More 

Thank laurensmana
Brandon, Florida
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our last day we were at animal kingdom and wasn't sure what we wanted to eat. I decided that we try the quick service at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The Mara has a decent menu however we both chose flatbreads. My son decided on the pepperoni flatbread while I chose the Braai Chicken Flatbread. The pepperoni is just was it... More 

Thank Derek M
Nova Scotia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For quick service, the foot is excellent especially later in the day when you can get chicken and fresh veggies. the portions are generous and food is delicious and well worth the price. Chef Vicki who will be retiring soon is a real gem there and will be missed.

Thank jjejermaster
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 5 days there over Halloween, we ended up back at the Mara a lot, for either Breakfast or dinner, because it was a quick last minute trip without a dining plan. They had the same selections the whole week, ceasar salad, burger, chicken, pizza, and it tasted just like amusement park food, and just as pricey.

Thank Jennifer S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The assumption by the Disney folks is that in the middle of the day you're in one of the parks. But, if for any reason, you're at Animal Kingdom lodge mid-day, your only choice will be the pool bar, The Mara. Fortunately, it doesn't disappoint. While the menu is typical pool bar, the quality is good, especially the burgers. Keep... More 

Thank PAworldtrvlr
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've got the kids in the pool and need a lunch break, this is the closest and quickest you can find. Burgers, salads, drinks, all quick and easy.

Thank KathyS0826
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though a bit pricey, this is the cheapest restaurant in Animal Kingdom Lodge and the quality of food is quite good. Not a large selection of options, but something good for everyone.

Thank Peter J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best quick service restaurant we've tried at disney. The african dishes, as well as the plain old pizza and chicken strips are all very good. The employees there are very nice. Probably the friendliest on the property.

Thank wdfree
West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good quick service pick if you love great food, but very hectic and unorganized if it's very busy!

Thank LuvsGoofy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
Open morning to night, The Mara offers a sweeping selection of soups, sandwiches, salads, pizza and burgers. Dine indoors or poolside.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?