At long last! Can you believe it’s been almost a year and I haven’t done a full blog post about Beaches and Cream? Well, rest assured I’ve been to my favorite soda shop a couple of times since the beginning of this food blog, so I’ve got plenty of photos for ya!
Beaches and Cream is located right next to Stormalong Bay between the Beach Club and Yacht Club Resorts. It’s styled as a mid-century shoreline soda shop, complete with a creamy, salt-water-taffy color scheme; beach balls adorning the booths; a counter lining two walls; a big ol’ jukebox; and white wrought iron tables.
Mirrors reflect from one side of the dining room making the place look a bit bigger, but it’s tiny in there! There are three booths (get there early to grab one!) and a handful of tables, plus counter seating. Beaches and Cream doesn’t take advanced dining reservations, so at any given time you’re likely to see a large group of folks with pagers waiting outside or in the video arcade next door.
Don’t want to wait? No problem. Beaches and Cream also has a take-out area to the right of the main entrance. Grab some quick eats and sit at one of the fun ice-cream-cone shaped tables outside while you watch fellow Disney World guests enjoy Stormalong Bay!
Now we get to my favorite part! Beaches and Cream is a soda shop, so the menu is pretty basic — burgers, fries, hot dogs, onion rings, etc. Here are a few of our favorite things to order:
The Mickey pasta chicken noodle soup is big, hearty, and delicious. Definitely worth a try, and a good choice if you’re feeling a little under the weather.
And if you’re not feeling all that under the weather, tuck into a big bowl of chili. This is my husband’s favorite.
It never hurts to order a few onion rings as a side — everyone at the table will help you eat them, I promise.
But save room for your dinner! Here are Beaches and Cream’s classic dishes, the cheeseburger and the hot dog.
But if you’re in the mood for something different, the french dip/cheesesteak is always a winner…
Finally, what you were waiting for…dessert! The list of desserts, including malteds, strawberry shortcake, milkshakes, and sundaes is long, my friends. LONG. Take your time and really consider your options. Here are a few of our recent choices. The first is a brownie sundae that I order with peanut butter, the second a butterscotch sundae, and the third is the Milky Way Sundae. I’m also including that shake photo from the other day…yum!
Those sundaes aren’t even close to the limit, though. The infamous Kitchen Sink resides here at Beaches and Cream: 8 scoops of ice cream — including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, and mint chocolate chip; Angel Food Cake, Bundt Cake, Brownies, Oreos, Milky Way Candy bar pieces; Peanut Butter, Hot Fudge, Strawberry, Butterscotch, and Caramel sauces; Bananas, Cherries, and Sprinkles; and a whole can of whipped cream. When you order it, they turn on the emergency lights and make a huge announcement to the room Never stops being fun.
Now, if you’ve not seen anything you like here, I’ve got some menu photos for you as well. Just click on them to see a larger size.
And here’s the to-go menu. Again, click for a larger version.
Other Fun Information
Another thing that we love — and that my mother, who came of age in the 50’s, never stops talking about — is that you can order flavored Cokes. By that I mean soft drinks with flavors added right there at the counter. Cherry, chocolate, vanilla…all of your old favorites. And, if you ask very nicely, they might give you some maraschino cherries in your cherry Coke… Just sayin’.
Finally, remember that as a Beach and Yacht Clubs guest, you can refill your refillable mug for no charge at Beaches and Cream. (I know…you didn’t think it could get any better, right?)
When Are You Going?
Are you headed to Beaches and Cream soon? Remember to arrive early to get a great seat without waiting. Other good times to go are mid-afternoon, and during Illuminations. (Note: don’t try to hit this great spot after Illuminations — it’s packed!)
Kitchen Sink Photo Credit: Helen Evans via facebook