We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL
Website
Today
07:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

674 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 629: English reviews
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
153 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank PAworldtrvlr
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Helpful?
Thank KathyS0826
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Helpful?
Thank Peter J
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

Helpful?
Thank wdfree
West Virginia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank LuvsGoofy
Ormond Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to grab a bite on the run. Great burgers, the stew . Not crazy about the flat bread pizza.. Fruits and saldas pre packaged but always fresh. Great breakfast sandwichs. Lots of snacks and even bottles of wine for adult's . You can eat inside or out and take it on the rum.

Helpful?
Thank LittleGRob
West Buxton, Maine
Level Contributor
132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Came back to the hotel late but was kind of hungry. Mara was open late. We just grabbed a couple pre packed items but thought the menu looked good enough for a quick lunch on our off day. When we went back we were greeted by a most friendly and helpful lady who made some awesome suggestions on the menu.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Michael B
Okoboji, Iowa
Level Contributor
50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We have stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge numerous times, and we always make sure to hit up the Mara. The breakfast is typical american breakfast, but it's good. You can't go wrong with a good ol' bounty platter. But the reason I love this QS more than others is because of the lunch and dinner offerings. The African Stew... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank April B
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

For our trip with Dining Plan we ate breakfast here 3 times. The bounty platter and waffle platters were good. My 12 year old loved the breakfasts. Definitely plenty of food, and they were good with taking the tomatoes off our pap and tomatoes; just grits then. Food quality and quantity is in line with other quick service. Cashiers were... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank titlewaive2013
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
145 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We ate breakfast here every morning. The bounty platter was our favorite. We really enjoyed the pap and tomatoes which came with the platter. It was a great way to start the day. I have some dietary proplems and needed special tweaks to my food everyday and the kitchen staff were extremly willing to do whatever they could to acommadate... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank tam t

Travellers who viewed The Mara also viewed

Orlando, Central Florida
Orlando, Central Florida
 
Orlando, Central Florida
Orlando, Central Florida
 

Been to The Mara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
Open morning to night, The Mara offers a sweeping selection of soups, sandwiches, salads, pizza and burgers. Dine indoors or poolside.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Mara and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Kennesaw, Georgia
5 months ago
Whitby, Canada

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Mara staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?