By Memory Maker Diva
If you have ever stayed at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, then you have probably already found this gem of a Quick Service Restaurant. But even if you are not staying there…it is definitely worth a trip on the monorail to check it out!
The restaurant is located on the first floor of the Great Ceremonial House at Disney’s PolynesianResort, and has both indoor and outdoor seating. To order your food, you can either select items from the cases (snacks, sides, and juice, milk, and alcoholic drinks), or order from the touchscreens. You then pay for your meal at the check out and wait at your table for your food to be ready.
Let’s start with breakfast. It is no secret that I am a big fan (HUGE really) of the Kona Café’s Tonga Toast. This delicious concoction is a thick slice of sourdough bread that is stuffed with bananas and then deep-fried and coated with cinnamon sugar…and it is available at Captain Cook’s! You don’t get the strawberry compote, but it is still amazing, and half the price!! They do have other breakfast items available as well – egg platter, Mickey Waffles, croissants – but with Tonga Toast on the menu, those don’t really matter!!
Now let’s talk about the lunch and dinner menu. For a Quick Service location, they have a good variety of options. There are a few salad options (Cesar and a Polynesian), turkey, chicken and pulled pork sandwiches, a bacon burger, a grown up grilled cheese that is both healthy and tasty, sushi, stir-fry noodles, and several flatbread options. I had the flat bread of the day – which was a pesto with diced tomatoes and it was a very good size and delicious.
If you are a cupcake fan, Captain Cook’s offers two very different options: a Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cupcake and a Lemon Ginger Cupcake. I didn’t personally try either one, but they did look good.
And now for the real reason you should head over to Captain Cook’s…it is the only place at Walt Disney World® outside of the Magic Kingdom® that you can get a Dole Whip! And not just any Dole Whip…an all-you-can-pour-into-your-cup-self-serve-extravaganza-of-a-Dole-Whip!! You read me correctly – it is a self-service machine where you purchase the cup and fill to your heart’s content. And believe me…people do!
Next time you are at the Walt Disney World® Resort definitely make it a point to visit Captain Cook’s Snack Company at Disney’s Polynesian Resort! You (and your taste buds) will be happy you did!
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