08 Oct Boardwalk Villas Dining Guide
Even with so much to see and do at Walt Disney World, Disney’s BoardWalk is like an attraction on its own. This resort is located on a small body of water known as Crescent Lake and home to an actual boardwalk dining and entertainment district. You’ll enjoy stunning views on this waterway under the BoardWalk’s festive string lights. There is an eclectic mix of restaurants and places to pick up snacks. Quite a few options at BoardWalk are takeout, walk up or don’t have indoor seating. However, the boardwalk area has tables and chairs all around for outdoor dining. These spaces are at their best in the cooler months or evenings. Let’s take a look at the BoardWalk Villas dining options.
BoardWalk Villas Grab and Go, Quick Service and Mobile Order
The BoardWalk Deli, which replaced the Boardwalk Bakery in 2022, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers items like pastries, sandwiches and desserts. Expect many mouse shaped sweets! For a quick bite, the Pizza Window on the boardwalk will do. Nothing fancy here but you can get it by the slice or the whole pizza. BoardWalk Ice Cream has a selection of sundaes, milkshakes and ice cream by the scoop. As you can usually expect from Disney, even guests who avoid dairy will find something sweet to eat here. There are other various walk up eats, depending on the time you visit, ranging from funnel cakes to BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas. For those looking to purchase snacks for the room or to stock an in room fridge, try Screen Door General Store located on the boardwalk. Disney also announced a coffee bar will be added to the lobby of this resort as it receives a refurbishment. We will update you when that’s open.
BoardWalk Villas Lounges
Lounges at Disney World usually consist of a bar, tables and chairs and some more secluded seating areas. The BoardWalk has some of the best places to grab a drink at the most magical place on earth. AbracadaBar has quite the theming. As you may guess from the name, this is a magic trick inspired bar and lounge. The decor feels lush and theatrical. The Belle Vue Lounge, located just off of the lobby, is simple yet an enjoyable place to be. Jellyrolls on the boardwalk provides one of the most memorable experiences at Walt Disney World resort. Enjoy incredibly talented dueling piano players in this lively, nighttime atmosphere. Check the hours of Atlantic Dance Hall on your trip to see if you can enjoy drinks and dancing in this beautiful space on the water.
BoardWalk Villas Poolside Dining
Leaping Horse Libations is one of the prettiest poolside places to get a drink. This life sized carousel inspired bar offers adults beverages and lite bites for lunch and dinner. You can also get a Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar here!
BoardWalk Villas Table Service and Signature Dining
Flying Fish Cafe is considered the signature dining experience of the property with seafood specialties cooked from an open kitchen. Big River Grille & Brewing Works is a microbrewery with a pub style menu. The ESPN Club has closed and is being replaced by The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers in 2023. The one to remember is Trattoria al Forno. It’s highly recommended for traditional breakfast favorites and charming, Italian dinners.
For menus, pricing and more information see Disney’s BoardWalk Inn dining.
Along with the collection of options at this resort, you’ll find there are quite a few more places to dine very close by. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resorts, Disney’s Yacht Club resort and Disney’s Beach Club resort are a quick boat ride away on Crescent Lake. The Friendship Boats are complimentary Disney water transportation and take guests on a circuit to different resorts on Crescent Lake and to nearby parks Epcot and Hollywood Studios. These resorts are all also connected by bridges and walking paths and sunsets from this area are gorgeous.