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 but some BoardWalk tables do have pretty umbrellas to help keep you out of the sun. Let’s take a look at the Disney BoardWalk restaurants and dining options.
A Complete List of Disney BoardWalk Restaurants
Grab and Go, Quick Service and Mobile Order Restaurants at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
The BoardWalk Deli
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. It’s as simple as the name but available extra late. This may be the latest of the options available, with service starting at 12:00 p.m. and going until 12:00 a.m. Check the hours on your visit.
BoardWalk Ice Cream
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.
Screen Door General Store
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. This is a large store that carries a lot of merchandise of all kinds but also has a grocery section. Disney Vacation Club Resorts usually have a decent offering of pantry and freezer goods. It makes sense as many DVC rooms have a kitchenette or full kitchen. Make mornings easier with simple in room breakfasts or save on meals with easy to make dinners.
The lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk has a grab and go coffee shop and adjacent seating area right next to the check in area. This simple caffeination stop is home to some neat images including Julie Andrews at Disney World long ago. A help yourself bakery case houses delightful sweets for breakast or an afternoon snack.
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.
Jellyrolls, Dueling Piano Bar
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.
AbracadaBar, Magic Themed Bar
This place has quite the theming. AbracadaBar is a magic trick inspired bar and lounge. The decor feels lush and theatrical.
The Belle Vue Lounge
The Belle Vue Lounge, located just off of the lobby, is simple yet an enjoyable place to be with classic decor and an old world feel. There are some outdoor seats on a veranda as well.
Atlantic Dance Hall, Nightlife and Club at Disney World
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. This is one of the few places where you can go out dancing at Disney World. After the closure of Pleasure Island many years ago, Disney has catered more to families and upscale dining and shopping with the makeover at Disney Springs. Atlantic Dance Hall is a place for adults to go out in this spacious club like atmosphere.
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
Flying Fish Cafe is considered the signature dining experience of the Disney BoardWalk restaurants with seafood specialties cooked from an open kitchen.
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
The microbrewery Big River Grille & Brewing Works has a pub style menu.
The Cake Bake Shop
The ESPN Club has closed and is being replaced by The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers in 2024. The opening was originally scheduled for 2023 and has been pushed back. This building was nearly demolished and completely redone with only the frame remaining. The crisp, bright interiors of other Cake Bake Shop restaurants foreshadow a stunning new addition to the resort’s dining options. Brunch and afternoon tea are both hard to find at Disney World and on the menu here.
Trattoria al Forno
Trattoria al Forno is one of the Disney BoardWalk restaurants to remember. It’s highly recommended for hearty, breakfast favorites and charming, Italian dinners. Trattoria al Forno has a cozy, open kitchen concept with a high, decorative ceiling. Whether it’s breakfast or dinner time, you will find the restaurants fire oven aglow. Come in off of the bright BoardWalk to find Trattoria’s dark and inviting interior. For the first meal of the day, Trattoria al Forno has traditional favorites and interesting delights. Enjoy hearty breakfast potatoes, a unique take on avocado toast. At dinner, Trattoria al Forno offers a menu filled with rich, Italian favorites.
This restaurant connects to Abracadabar, making a fancy pre dinner drink experience seamless.
Restaurants Near Disney’s BoardWalk
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.
Disney Vacation Club at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort: Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
If you find yourself enchanted with all of the seaside inspired Disney BoardWalk restaurants, this might be a place you want to stay over and over again. With the close proximity to so many other great restaurants, BoardWalk offers so much in convenient dining. The Disney Vacation Club gives travelers a chance to own a piece of the magic through the Disney timeshare. As a Member, you pick a home resort and get priority booking at the resort, four months before everyone else. Are you at a point where you want to dedicate more time to consistent travel? Raising your own kids or welcoming grand children in to your life? Disney Vacation Club can help you make amazing memories year after year all while getting a fantastic rate on your resort hotel room.
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