Diamond Horseshoe at the Magic Kingdom: Unveiling Disney’s Hidden Gem

The Diamond Horseshoe is one of the best table-service restaurants within the Magic Kingdom at The Walt Disney World Resort.  Located in the Liberty Square section of the park near the Hall of Presidents, this dining venue brings guests back to the days of early American life in a well themed colonial-style tavern.   

The Restaurant is themed as an Old West music hall and offers an all-you-care-to-enjoy meal experience that is served family style, which includes a selection of American cuisine inspired by holiday favorites. The ambiance of the restaurant reflects the pioneer days, aiming to provide guests with a rollicking good time.

The menu featuers turkey, pot roast and oven-roasted pork accompanied by a number of traditional American side dies like mashed potatoes and macaroni & cheese.  There is also a variety of beers, hard ciders and specialty cocktails along with fountain drinks, coffee, tea and milk.

The 10 Best Restaurants at the Magic Kingdom

About the Liberty Tree Tavern

The Diamond Horseshoe, a themed lunch and dinner spot, is nestled in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom park within The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This saloon-style dining venue holds a significant place in the park’s history, as it was an original feature on Magic Kingdom’s opening day on October 1, 1971.

Diamond Horseshoe’s Evolution:

  • 1971: Opens with Magic Kingdom, featuring a live stage show akin to its Disneyland counterpart.
  • 1986: Undergoes a name and show change to Diamond Horseshoe Jamboree.
  • 1995: Reservations end, with guests able to walk in at any time.

The area is famed for its immersive experience into the Wild West, capturing the essence of a time long past with its architecture and atmosphere. Despite evolution over the years, this establishment preserves the cheerful spirit of Disney parks.

Fascination surrounds Diamond Horseshoe’s dedication to theming and continuity. They have achieved a reputation for live entertainment and hearty, American cuisine, which encapsulate the Disney Park’s ethos of crafting memorable experiences.

Saloon Atmosphere

Upon entering The Diamond Horseshoe, guests are transported to a bygone era where Western music would play, and cowboys might frequent for refreshment. The restaurant’s interior resembles a classic Old West saloon, complete with wooden floors, vintage-style wallpaper, and opulent, period-appropriate chandeliers that dimly light the expansive hall. Every element, from the bar area to the stage set for performances, aims to forge a sense of time and place that is both inviting and reminiscent of Liberty Square’s historical theme.

The atmosphere is further defined by the family-style Saloon Feast, a nod to the traditional dining experiences of the American frontier. Patrons can enjoy the sense of camaraderie and festivity that comes with sharing a meal in this unique environment.

Hours of operating are typically 11:00 AM to 2:55 PM for lunch and from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM for dinner service.

Menu and Price Overview

The Diamond Horseshoe features a priced fixed menu for both lunch and dinner service which offers a salad course, main course and dessert. In addition to fountain drinks and non-alcoholic beverages, guests can purchase a variety of beer, hard cider and specialty cocktails. 

This amazing feast costs $42.00 per adult ages 10 and over and $23.00 per child ages 3 to 9.  

Frontier Salad

The meal starts with a mixed greens salad that includes apples, cranberries and cheese along with a light house dressing.  Warm rolls also accompany the salad.

Saloon Feast

The Saloon Feast main course includes traditional roasted turkey (with gravy of course), pot roast and oven-roasted pork. Side dishes include herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and tasty macaroni & cheese.  

Plant based Impossible Meatloaf is available and can be added upon request.


Desert features the Oooey Gooey Toffee Cake which is an amazing blend of vanilla toffe cake, chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.  A plant based option is available in Johnny Appleseed’s Warm Apple Cake.

Overall, the dining experience at Diamond Horseshoe is one that any guest is unlikely to forget and you can count on walking away quite full.

Reasons to Eat Here

While we can find a number of reasons to eat at the Diamond Horseshoe, here are our top three.

  • Atmosphere: The restaurant is designed to look and feel like an old west saloon right down to the stage at the rear of the dining room. This immersive atmosphere can transport guests back in time and make for a unique dining experience.

  • Family-Style Dining: The Diamond Horseshoe serves its meals family-style, meaning that large platters of food are brought to the table for everyone to share and guests can request additional servings of their favorite dishes. This can be a great value for those with hearty appetites and can be a fun and interactive way to dine with family and friends.
  • Traditional American Cuisine: The menu at the Diamond Horseshoe features classic American dishes like roast turkey, pot roast, and pork loin, along with sides like mashed potatoes, stuffing, and mac and cheese. This can be a comforting and familiar meal for those looking for a taste of home.

Our Thoughts

Our most recent meal in March 2024 was for a latey lunch.  Including the annual pass discount and tax, the total the cost was $40.26 which is a very good value for an all-you-can-eat theme park dining experience.

All three courses were excellent and what you would expect at most Walt Disney World restaurants.  Service was also top notch and the service team was on top of our meal every step of the way.

We will, without a doubt, return to the the Diamond Horseshoe again soon.


Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance and are highly recommended due to the restaurant’s popularity. Guests can make reservations online through the Walt Disney World Resort website or on the MyDisney Experience app.  While a walk-up option is offered, it is highly unlikely that there will be availability.  

Additionally, the Diamond Horseshoe is available for one table service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1988 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

Recent Posts