Good Eats – Best Cheeseburger at Pecos Bill

When Chip asked us to write about a good Disney dining experience or what we think is a “best” food at Walt Disney World, I started thinking of all the great steaks I have had at Le Cellier and the wonderful dessert at ‘Ohana, but then I decided not to write about those. One reason is that I have written about them before, but the other reason is that when it comes right down to it, I prefer a delicious burger to just about any other food.

When I was growing up my daddy would always say, “You can take Brenda to any restaurant, even the most fancy and expensive restaurant, and she’ll order a burger every time.” He was right…and some things never change!

I love the taste of a grilled burger topped with my favorite fixings and at Walt Disney World my favorite is a Quick Service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café. This western-themed counter-service “joint” is appropriately located in Frontierland. It gets pretty crowded at main meal times but there is a lot of seating inside Pecos Bill.

My favorite burger here is the Deluxe 1/3lb Angus Cheeseburger. It is topped with bacon, onion rings, and barbecue sauce and served with french fries (you can get apple slices instead but…). Once you get your burger, and while the aroma tantalizes you, you can head over to the awesome “fixins” bar to add whatever you want: lettuce, tomatoes, sautéed onions, mushrooms, hot cheese, banana peppers, ketchup, pickles, etc.

The burger at Pecos Bill is well-done, which is just the way I like it.  The buns are substantial, much like a French bread roll, so you can load it up. I think this Angus burger is amazing and eating at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café says “Welcome home!”

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Brenda is an Authorized Disney Travel Planner with Pixie Vacations, has her own blog, Ideally Disney, and loves writing for Chip and Co. She is also a regular contributor for Disney Food Report. Her articles focus on family experiences, tips, food and Disney vacation planning. Contact her at
Good Eats – Best Cheeseburger at Pecos Bill was last modified: July 23rd, 2013 by Brenda

  • Marilyn @

    I felt like I could take on the Deluxe 1/3-pound Angus Cheeseburger, and while the idea sounded good, the reality fell short. The meat was overdone and the bun was crumbly around the edges. Your burger experience is the kind I thought I was going to have, but my experience stopped at mediocre. I’ll head back some time soon for another burger. Maybe it was an off night for the Pecos Bill.