Heading to Disney’s BoardWalk for a stroll or some shopping? If you need a bite to tide you over until that next Advance Dining Reservation, you’re in luck!
We can always recommend the Boardwalk Bakery for quick eats, but on this recent trip I decided to find out what the Boardwalk To-Go kiosk had to offer!
This place has been on my radar for a loooooong time, because they keep tempting me with new specials listed on vibrantly colored boards hanging out front (Fried Ravioli! Chicken Wings! Corn Nugget Fritters!)! That said, I’d never actually eaten here since I’m always on my way to or from another meal (and usually I’m LATE for said meal!).
But on this recent trip, I promised myself I’d check out the goods here. And I should probably just go ahead and throw it out there: this stuff ain’t healthy. The menu is definitely “basket” and “fried” driven, so while it’s easy to grab-and-go, it’s probably not an everyday choice if you want to maintain the energy you’ll need to run around the parks!
Basically, the process is as such: pick out what you want, order, wait a few minutes while they fry it, eat. You’ll find nearby seating at table and chair groupings, as well as nearby benches; but there’s no completely sheltered or indoor seating available at To Go. PLUS, the ducks are serious about stalking you, so watch those digits as you eat your fries.
Once you’re through paying and are waiting for your food, it’s time to scope out your topping choices. Condiments are plentiful for such a small kiosk, and include the hot dog standards as well as sauerkraut, onion, hot sauce, and barbecue sauce.
I ordered a little bit of everything (I told you they’d been tempting me), and of course I asked if they had any plastic cheese to go along with it all.
Once I had my condiments all together, it was time to dig in! I started with the Fried Ravioli, since I’d been eyeing them for what seemed like years walking back and forth along the Boardwalk!
These weren’t awesome, but they weren’t horrible, either. A bit tough around the edges, but the ricotta inside has a good kick to it.
It’s a small enough portion that it’s a good snack, and the accompanying marinara sauce is tasty and plentiful.
Next up, the Corn Dog! I thought I’d been totally rad and ordered the foot-long corn dog, but it turns out I just got the regular one. Probably for the best.
Anyone who’s had a good corn dog knows that these frozen-and-fried ones are nothing to write home about. But if you want a standard carnival corn dog, this is it!
Now we get to the good stuff, though!! You guys know I heart my chicken wings, and these ones were some of the best I’ve had on property. I get that they’re probably just off-brand frozen wings, but they’re breaded, which I love.
Interestingly, these come un-sauced. That’s why that big bottle of hot sauce is standing on the counter — it’s pretty much douse-your-own here.
Which I was MORE than happy to do!! And, seriously, these were very good. Like curl-up-with-your-chicken-wings-and-watch-a-romantic-movie kind of good.
And another winner from the Boardwalk To Go stand — Corn Nugget Fritters! (I mean, come on, how could you not love something called a corn nugget fritter?!?)
These little beauties, as far as I can tell, are just bunches of corn all fried up and plated. That’s about it. It didn’t seem like there was any cheese involved to hold them together, though I’m sure there was butter-type-product in there somewhere.
Either way, I loved ‘em!! (And, yes, I dipped them in plastic cheese.)
SO, I still maintain that I don’t want to eat like this everyday, but as an every once in a while treat, the Boardwalk To Go kiosk is definitely the way to go when you need a fast fried food fix.
But be warned… Payment can be a bit tricky if you’re deep into your Disney vacation and used to paying for everything with your room key. They don’t take the Disney Dining Plan and they don’t take room charge, but credit card and cash are welcomed. (Why is it like this? Because this place isn’t run by Disney and they don’t have the correct technology to take the room keys yet.)
Now, somebody go get that foot long corn dog and send me a picture. That thing’s gotta be off the charts!
Have you tried the Boardwalk To Go Kiosk? What was your favorite choice there?