The Friar’s Nook

Last Updated on: October 6th, 2022

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing The Friar’s Nook restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

The Friar’s Nook Description

The Friar’s Nook (Disney World)At the Magic Kingdom’s The Friar’s Nook, tuck into the Friar’s for some tasty fare, including macaroni & cheese, hot dogs, and veggies and chips with hummus, as well as beverages like lemonade slush and iced coffee.


The Friar’s Nook Fun Facts

  • This location dates back to 1973 when it opened as Lancer’s Inn. Over the years, it has been called Gurgi’s Munchies & Crunchies, Lumiere’s Kitchen and The Village Fry Shoppe.
  • When it was named The Village Fry Shoppe, the restaurant served McDonald’s French Fries.
  • The restaurant is named after Friar Tuck from the 1973 Disney animated movie Robin Hood.


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