Flame Tree Barbecue

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Flame Tree Barbecue
The Flame Tree Barbecue entrance sign. Photo by Michael Gray.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Land Discovery Island
Opening date April 22, 1998
Restaurant Type Counter Service
Menu Type Barbecue

Flame Tree Barbecue is a counter service restaurant in the Discovery Island section of Disney's Animal Kingdom.


Flame Tree Barbecue opened with the rest of Disney's Animal Kingdom on April 22, 1998 [1]. When the counter service restaurant opened, the land it was located in was known as Safari Village (it would be renamed Discovery Island in 2000).

In 2015, Flame Tree Barbecue closed for a significant refurbishment [2]. During this time, the restaurant's ordering area was remodeled and covered. Furthermore, some of the walkways between the restaurant's seating pavilions were covered [2] and the restaurant's color scheme changed from bright abstract colors to more earthly tones [3].

In 2016, Flame Tree Barbecue received expanded outdoor seating and covered walkways [4]. These renovations were more or less and extension of the 2015 refurbishment.

In 2017, Disney began offering mobile ordering at Flame Tree Barbecue [5].


The overall theme of Flame Tree Barbecue is the relationship between predator and prey. Each of the seating pavilions feature a different predatorial pair. The themed pavilions include: owls and rabbits, spiders and butterflies, eagles and snakes, snakes and mice, crocodiles and fish (near the restaurants reflecting pool), anteater and ants, eels and crabs.

Besides the different seating pavilions, Flame Tree Barbecue also features a reflecting pool decorated with various animal statues.

Current Menu

Click below to see Flame Tree Barbecue's current menu:


Fun Facts and Trivia

  • Prior to 2017, Flame Tree Barbecue featured a signature barbecue sauce [6]. This has since been discontinued.


  1. https://d23.com/a-to-z/flame-tree-barbecue/
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/flame-tree-barbecue/news/30jun2015-photos---flame-tree-barbecue-is-back-open-with-new-enhancements-and-updated-menu.htm
  3. http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2016/04/26/review-lunch-at-animal-kingdoms-flame-tree-barbecue-including-the-new-full-slab-of-ribs/
  4. http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/flame-tree-barbecue/news/12dec2016-photos---expanded-seating-and-covered-walkways-at-flametree-barbecue.htm
  5. http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/mymagicplus/news/16aug2017-mobile-order-rollout-complete-with-the-final-restaurants-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm
  6. http://wdwnt.com/blog/2017/01/flame-tree-barbecue-retiring-signature-barbecue-sauce/