BoardWalk Inn Resort Dining
Down on Disney’s boardwalk, the pizza is hotter than the seashore
in July and the saltwater taffy is take-home friendly. From breakfast
to lunch to dinner and dessert, the dining options are a delicious surprise
at Disney's BoardWalk, the Atlantic seaboard-themed village at Walt Disney
Kouzzina by Cat Cora is the newest addition, featuring the celebrity chef’s Mediterranean-inspired recipes. At the 170-seat Flying Fish Cafe,new American cuisine means a diverse menu designed to please every palate. At ESPN Club, where fans can view “every sport, every game, every day,” guests are batting 1.000 with a Grilled Slider Burger topped with cheese and bacon, specialty drinks and the club’s signature Boo-Yeah Chili. Big River Grille & Brewing Works offers handcrafted beers and taste-tempting pub fare. And what’s a trip to the shore without a stop for fudge or taffy at Seashore Sweets’, a freshly baked cinnamon bun at BoardWalk Bakery or, at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, a sip of something special at Leaping Horse Libations, a carousel pool bar.
Kouzzina by Cat Cora
Kouzzina by Cat Cora is the newest restaurant on Disney’s boardwalk, featuring a menu of Mediterranean-style cuisine that pays tribute to Chef Cora’s Greek roots. As a Mississippi native born to a family of Greek restaurateurs, Cora grew up immersed in two different and flavorful cultures – and kitchen “know-how” handed down through generations. The cuisine at Kouzzina (Greek for “kitchen” and pronounced “koo-zee-nah”) showcases Chef Cora’s philosophy to create simple yet sensational meals.
The family-friendly restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner.
Flying Fish Cafe
Nostalgically reflecting an early 20th century Atlantic Seaboard pier,
brilliant neon above the front door welcomes guests to Flying Fish Cafe.
Named for a Coney Island roller coaster called “The Flying Turns,” with
cars emblazoned with “flying fish,” the brilliant hues carry
right inside the front door, where the décor conjures up thoughts
of the deep blue sea. Giant, shimmering fish scales hug the walls. Delicate
lights dangle from oversized fish hooks. Sleek, golden fish arc overhead.
Guests can dine at the chef’s counter by the show kitchen to watch
as a well-orchestrated team turns out nightly specials like oak-grilled
wahoo, yellowfin tuna or potato-wrapped red snapper. Flying Fish Cafe
is all about seasonal flavors and modern classic cooking, with a seafood-driven
menu that also offers a variety of vegetarian, beef and other meat dishes.
Dessert is special at Flying Fish Cafe, with creations like a decadent
banana Napoleon with crispy phyllo dough, vanilla crème brûlée
and warm caramel sauce topping it all. Wine pairings also are on the
Flying Fish Cafe is open daily from 5:30-10 p.m. for dinner only.
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Freshly brewed ale and a pub menu of distinction sets apart Big River
Grille & Brewing Works. Serving lunch, dinner and late-night snacks,
Big River features three flagship beers brewed right on premises: the
aggressive Rocket Red Ale, Tilt Pale Ale and Wowzer’s Wheat, the
lightest in body, flavor and appearance, featuring Florida-fresh orange
peel added during the brewing. Served in an eclectic, laid-back atmosphere,
the menu features Lobster Pot Pie; “Tilted” Veal Loaf with
white cheddar mashed potatoes and Tilt Pale Ale sauce; and Rocket Red
Ale Chicken, breast of chicken sautéed with shiitake mushrooms
in Rocket Red Ale sauce. With seating for 50 outside and 140 inside,
the pub serves lunch, dinner and late-night snacks.
The 71-screen ESPN Club gives noshing fanatics a palate-pleasing lineup
of choices. Creamy Spinach and Black Bean Dip with Tortillas, Bloody
Mary Chili and Red Wings -- the club’s own special version of Buffalo
wings -- make dining as much fun as viewing. Entree items include penne
pasta with choice of marinara or alfredo sauce served with grilled chicken
From the bar, guests can sample The Zone, a new twist on a pina colada
with a banana plus pineapple and orange juices or The Adrenaline, made
of fresh strawberries, banana, fruit punch and choice of liquor.
For those who want a walk on the sweet side, a stop at Seashore Sweets’ or BoardWalk
Bakery is the ticket. At Seashore Sweets’ guests can admire
vintage photos of Miss America Pageant winners while choosing from
a selection of gelato, candies and specialty coffees. Seats are available
inside and out for those who’d like to sit and sip a cappuccino
or caramel hazelnut latte. BoardWalk Bakery’s walk-up counter
(seating on the boardwalk) features a selection of pastries, croissants
and mouth-watering cinnamon sticky buns plus coffee, espresso, cappuccino,
juices and other drinks. Guests can watch bakers at work behind picture
Poolside at Disney’s BoardWalk’s Leaping Horse Libations carousel
pool bar, swimmers and sunbathers can enjoy a selection of specialty
drinks, plus burgers, salads and chicken sandwiches.