Tucked in a corner along the Rivers of America in Critter Country lies the hidden little gem that is Harbour Galley.
Now that it’s FINALLY getting a little colder here in Southern California, it’s a great time to enjoy some warm comfort foods. Harbour Galley is a counter service restaurant that actually looks more like a snack stand, and they feature soups, salads, and stuffed baked potatoes.
The seating is limited in this area, but there are a few tables with chairs as well as a little hidden area around the corner to the left of the utensil station where you can usually find a nice waterside table.
If it’s too crowded, you can always take your food to the nearby Hungry Bear seating area.
I recently had a Cast Member tell me that I needed to try the Stuffed Baked Potatoes at Harbour Galley — specifically the Barbeque Chicken one.
So on a recent lunch date with some friends, I suggested that we head over and check them out. To my surprise, I found something even better than baked potatoes… Seasonal Pumpkin Squash Chowder!
Don’t be fooled by the Halloween-ness of the sign. I just had this during holiday time, so I do believe it is there through the holidays.
So, of course I had to get the soup in addition to a Stuffed Baked Potato…
I went with the Pumpkin Squash Chowder and a Barbecue Chicken Potato.
The chowder was by far my favorite. Smooth, creamy, with a little holiday spice, it’s got a great flavor that will make you feel like you’re eating Christmas one spoonful at a time. (NOTE: a very similar Pumpkin Squash Soup can currently be found at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot at Walt Disney World — even with the same garnish!)
The chowder is served in a sourdough bread bowl and garnished with pepitas. My only complaint? That dang bread bowl. It’s really more bread than soup. I totally wanted a refill…
The Barbeque Chicken Potato was, I’m just going to go with…. OK. It wasn’t bad by any means. The chicken was actually quite good and the potato was cooked to perfection. Just not sure that I’m a fan of mixing the two together.
In addition to the Barbecue Chicken there are two other potatoes to choose from; the Bacon and Sour Cream & the Broccoli and Cheese. All potatoes are $6.39.
Below are the “display” potatoes, which don’t really do them justice. They looked much better when ordered fresh.
I think next time I’d go for bacon and sour cream. Keep it classic…
Harbour Galley is a great place to grab a “healthier” meal or snack. Their salads include a Steak Salad and a Grilled Salmon Salad.
My friends ordered the salads and other than wishing they had ordered the aioli on the side, they were both pretty pleased with their meals.
At $9.99 the Steak Salad includes roasted New York Strip on top of greens and hearts of romaine with fresh cucumbers, yellow & red teardrop tomatoes, feta cheese, green onions, and dried cherries with garlic aioli and toasted almonds.
The Grilled Salmon Salad features grilled salmon served atop of greens and hearts of romaine with red and yellow teardrop tomatoes, fresh dill, and dried cherries with herbed aioli and wheat berries.
While here, my friends also tried the Steak Gumbo, which they found to be flavorful with a bit of a kick.
In addition to Steak Gumbo, Harbour Galley regularly serves up Vegetarian Chili, Broccoli and Cheddar Soup, and Clam Chowder.
All soups are $9.29 and served in sourdough bread bowls. I can’t wait to get back over there to try the Vegetarian Chili and Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Both sound delish!
Overall, I highly recommend Harbour Galley. The atmosphere is fabulous, the food is great, and it’s a nice alternative to pizza or burgers if you’re in a “healthier” type of mood!
Have you eaten at Harbour Galley? If so, do you have a favorite soup or salad? Would you choose soup over pizza? (I would!)