Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, is most likely best known for it’s “Kitchen Sink” dessert, but has so much more to offer. It is a casual, nostalgic old-fashioned soda shop that offers some of the best grilled American favorites. The soda fountain offers flavored sodas and malted milk shakes that most of us remember fondly from our youth.
I have never been able to find the right time to visit Beaches and Cream – sometimes it is full of guests and other times it is surprisingly empty. One thing that is consistent is good food and great desserts.
The menu (current as of December, 2012) is a variety of burgers, sandwiches, fries, soups and salads. They offer a nice choice for adults but I find their child’s menu to be limited. I do think that most visitors go for the desserts and the dessert menu can leave you with some difficult choices since it is the largest menu they offer. The prices are not too high by Disney standards, they do accept the Disney Dining Plan, however, they do not accept reservations.
Everyone you talk to seems to have a favorite meal and a favorite dessert when they visit Beaches and Cream. My personal favorite dessert is the Milky Way Sundae for $8.99 and can easily be shared by 2 people. Nothing on the menu is skimpy. I have heard from a friend that the Grilled Banana Bread with Peanut Butter and vanilla ice cream is something everyone should try at least once and I plan to give it a try on my next trip.
Beaches and Creams is definitely one of my all-time favorites for casual dining. They also offer a nice to-go menu for ice cream and soft drinks so that you can enjoy an ice-cream cone sitting outside over-looking Stormalong Bay.
Menu (as of December, 2012):
From the Grill: Served with Fresh Fruit or Fries – All Sandwiches served with Lettuce, Tomato, and a Pickle; Bacon Angus Beef Burger – with cobb smoked bacon, cheddar, lettuce and tomato on a fresh-baked bun $13.99; Angus Beef Burger with blue cheese, barbecue sauce, onion rings, lettuce and tomato on a fresh-baked bun $14.49; Beaches Rachel Sandwich – griddled pastrami on marble rye with sauerkraut, arugula, swiss and peppercorn-russian dressing $11.49; Grilled Vegetable Sandwich – chilled vegetables topped with arugula salad on sea salt foccacia with goat cheese spread $11.99; Classic Turkey Sub – on fresh-baked sourdough bread with cobb smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato $10.99; Chicken Caesar Sandwich – grilled herb chicken breast topped with chopped caesar salad on a foccacia roll $11.99; Pot Roast Sandwich – open-faced on fresh-baked sourdough bread on top of mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy $11.49; Beaches Hot Dog – with coleslaw and sauteed peppers $7.99
Sandwiches, Salads and Soups – All Sandwiches served with Lettuce, Tomato, and your choice of fresh fruit cup or french fries.
Chopped Caesar Salad with Chicken $12.99; Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque $8.99; Tomato Bisque $5.99; Chili $6.99; Onion Rings $6.49; French Fries $3.19
Kid’s Menu – 9 and under – Choice of 1 Beverage, 1 Appetizer, 1 Entree, and 1 Dessert $8.59
Fresh Fruit Cup Hot Dog or Cheeseburger Strawberry Yogurt or Mickey Mouse Sundae
All meals served with choice of 1% Milk, small Bottled Water or Juice.
Kids’ Complete Meal $8.59
A) Fresh Fruit Cup; Grilled Chicken Strips with five-grain rice and corn; Strawberry Yogurt with fresh berries and almonds
b) Grilled Beef Skewers (add $2.00) with five-grain rice and corn; Strawberry Yogurt with fresh berries and almonds
French Fries and Soft Drinks available upon request
Hand scooped ice cream: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Mint Chocolate Chip, Coffee, Butter Pecan, Orange Sherbet, and Fat-free No Sugar Added Vanilla; Kitchen Sink – Eight Scoops of Ice Cream served with all the Toppings in the house and a whole can of Whipped Cream $26.99; Grilled Banana Bread and Peanut Butter with caramelized bananas, whipped cream, and a scoop of ice cream $6.49; Milky Way Sundae – Bundt Cake topped with three scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Caramel, Whipped Cream and a Cherry $8.49; Fudge Mud Slide – A gooey chewy Brownie covered with Hot Fudge, Three Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, Oreo Cookies, topped with Whipped Cream and a Cherry $8.49; No Way Jose – A Peanut Butter and Hot Fudge Delight with Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Morsels, Whipped Cream and a Cherry $8.49; Old-Fashioned Sundae – Choice of one of the following toppings: Marshmallow, Strawberry, Pineapple, Peanut Butter, Hot Fudge, Butterscotch, or Chocolate Syrup topped with Whipped Cream, Toasted Almonds and A Cherry. Two Scoops ($5.99) or 3 Scoops of ice cream ($7.99); Extra Toppings $.99 each; Classic Banana Split – ripe banana, three scoops or ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry), pineapple, strawberry and marshmallow topping, finished off with hot fudge, butterscotch, toasted almonds, whipped cream and a cherry $8.49; Strawberry Shortcake – Slice of Angel Food Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream, Strawberry Topping, Whipped Cream, Rainbow Sprinkles and a Cherry $6.49; Milkshakes & Malts – your choice of ice cream flavor topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry $5.29; Frozen Sunshine – orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream and seltzer, blended to perfection, topped with whipped cream, and a candied orange slice $5.29; Brownie A La Mode $6.49; Coke or Root Beer Float $4.99; Beaches Chocolate Cake $6.49; Apple-Cranberry Pie $6.49;
Ice Cream Soda – Your choice of Vanilla Chocolate, Strawberry, Cherry, or Pineapple $5.29
Hot Coffee – Regular or Decaf – $2.59; Hot Tea $2.59; Fountain Soda Pop – Coca-cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Orange, Root Beer $2.99; Brewed Iced Tea $2.99; Pink Lemonade $2.99
Beer – 16 ounce bottle of Budweiser or Bud Lite $6.25; Bud-Light Lime $7.00; Heiineken Can $7
The Kitchen Sink dessert is definitely meant to be shared by an entire group. It is an enormous bowl (in the shape of a basin), overflowing with all of the following:
½ cup fudge topping, warmed
½ cup butterscotch topping, warmed
½ cup peanut butter topping, warmed
1 medium banana, sliced in 1/2 –inch slices
1 cinnamon spice cupcake (2 ½ x 1 ¼-inch), quartered
1 angel food cupcake (3 x 1 ½-inch), quartered
2 4-oz. scoops vanilla ice cream
2 4-oz. scoops chocolate ice cream
2 4-oz. scoops strawberry ice cream
1 4-oz. scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream
1 4-oz. scoop coffee ice cream
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
¼ cup marshmallow crème
¼ cup strawberry topping
¼ cup pineapple topping
1 14-oz can dairy whipped topping
1 brownie (6-inch x 6-inch), quartered
1 regular-sized (2 ounce) candy bar, quartered
4 chocolate cookies with cream filling
1 tablespoon sliced toasted almonds
1 tablespoon dark and white chocolate shavings
1 tablespoon chocolate cookies with cream filling, crushed
1 tablespoon chopped jellied orange slices (approximately 2 large slices)
1 tablespoon milk chocolate chip morsels
1 tablespoon peanut butter chip morsels
1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles
½ cup drained maraschino cherries
Beaches and Cream at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is definitely something everyone should try!