Hungry Bear Restaurant

Critter Country's only dining location, Hungry Bear Restaurant, may be best known for providing one of the more relaxing spots in the park. Features of the menu are the fried green tomato sandwich, sweet potato fries, and funnel cake. The seating area is a large deck facing the Rivers of America. The lower deck in particular tends to stay quiet, providing a chance to relax, watch the various vessels on float by, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of one of the park's feral cats.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: Right side of Critter Country, just beyond Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes.
  • Date Opened: 1972
  • Seating: Outdoor tables on two-level patio facing Rivers of America.
  • Service Type: Counter service
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: Fried green tomato sandwich, side dishes and desserts.
  • Annual Pass Discount: 15% for Premium; 10% for all other levels
  • Sponsor: Dixie
  • Reservations: No
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Menu as of January 2014


Served with sweet potato fries, french fries or zesty slaw.

  • Fried Green Tomato Sandwich – Cornmeal crusted fried green tomatoes layered with two slices of fresh heirloom tomatoes, topped with havarti, rémoulade, jicama-mango slaw and served on a multigrain roll. $8.79
  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich – with lettuce, tomato, and a honey-mustard sauce. $9.49
  • Turkey and Provolone Sandwich – with lettuce, tomato and a basil mayonnaise on a multigrain roll. Served with zesty slaw. $8.99


Served with sweet potato fries, french fries or zesty slaw.

  • Pioneer Chili Cheeseburger – Angus 1/3 lb chuck burger with home-style chili, cheese and a hand-battered onion ring. $11.19
  • Classic Cheeseburger – Angus 1/3 lb chuck burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato and our signature sauce. $9.99


  • Big Al's Chicken Salad – Smoked chicken on top of romaine and iceberg lettuce with watermelon, candied pecans, dried cherries, pickled red onions, and honey-lime vinaigrette (Vegetarian option also available). $9.49


  • Onion Rings – $3.49
  • Sweet Potato Fries – $2.99
  • French Fries – $2.99

Kids' Meals

Includes choice of small lowfat milk, Minute Maid juice box, or small Dasani water.

  • Kid's Power Pack – Dannon Danimals yogurt, sliced apples, carrots, petite banana, and whole grain "fish" crackers. $5.99
  • Kid's Hamburger – with sliced apples and carrots. $6.49
  • Kid's Chicken Breast Nuggets – with sliced apples and carrots. $6.49

Minute Maid juice box, small Nesquik chocolate milk or sweet potato fries available upon request.

Toddler Meals

  • Yummy Cheesy Macaroni – With applesauce and low fat milk $4.49


  • Lemon "Bumblebee" Cupcake – with lemon-cream filling and honey-lemon frosting. $5.19
  • House-made Funnel Cake – with strawberry, chocolate brownie, or powdered sugar topping. $5.99
  • Dryer's Strawberry Fruit Bar – $3.89
  • Nestle Toll House Ice Cream Sandwich – $4.19
  • Trixie's Pie – Handmade individual pie - $5.19


  • Souvenir Sipper - Includes soft drink at time of purchase. $6.99
  • Soft drinks - Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Barq's Root Beer, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Minute Maid Light Lemonade, Powerade, Gold Peak Iced Tea. $3.19/$3.49
  • Nesquik Chocolate Milk - $2.79
  • Minute Maid Juice Box - $1.79
  • Low-fat Milk - $1.79
  • Hot Cocoa - $2.79
  • Hot Tea - $2.79
  • Coffee - $2.79
  • Travel Mug - Includes coffee or hot cocoa at time of purchase. $6.29

If a menu is presented here it is for guidance purposes only. Menus can change without notice and at some restaurants daily. If you have specific dietary needs or questions it is best to contact the restaurant directly for information. If you'd like to notify us that a menu has changed, or you can provide the complete information, please let us know through our email form.

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Average Reviewer Rating: 4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Number of Hungry Bear Restaurant Reviews: 19
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   11 Apr 09
Reviewer: abfamily Alberta Canada     April 23, 2009
Once again our son needed his burger fix. He eyed the Hungry Bear while on the Riverboat and "suggested" we go there for lunch. After we made landfall we proceeded to the Hungry Bear. Our son had the kids chicken burger + fries. I had the turkey clubhouse + fries and my wife had the Chicken Caesar Salad. The food was excellent, although the kids meal is really only for the <5 age unless your child is a small eater. Our son ended up sharing our meals; which were more than enough for the 2 of us. Our meal was about $30; which was standard for counter service at Disney.
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   December 10, 2008
Reviewer: ebstus Huntington Beach, CA     January 16, 2009
Love this place! The food is always delish and served hot. The seating area is great with the views of "the Rivers of America". The perfect place for lunch.
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2.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.0   Friday, August 15, 2008
Reviewer: adikted2disney San Jose, CA     August 17, 2008
We were hungry and wanted some burgers. So, we tried the Hungry Bear Restaurant. We will not make the mistake again. You order at the counter and then take your food to your seat. We ordered 2 cheeseburgers with fries. The burgers were somewhat cold, the meat was not even as good as most fast food restaurants. The only good part were the fries. For the price, I would not go back. It was under $20 but we could have gotten better food elsewhere. We did not even finish our burgers. I like the location of the restaurant, above the Rivers of America and I was interested in the cat that roamed the tables but other than that, I would not go back again.
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History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: The footprint of the Hungry Bear Restaurant was mostly unused until 1972, though portions may overlap with parts of the Indian Village that was in the area until then. When the restaurant opened in 1972 with the creation of Bear Country it was called Golden Bear Lodge.
  • The Restaurant's History: The restaurant remains much the same as when it opened in 1972. The name was changed in 1989 when Bear Country became Critter Country.
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