Editor’s Note 4/13/16: Sadly, the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese is no longer on the menu at Captain Cook’s. It didn’t return after the restaurant underwent a recent refurbishment. Read more here.
It’s been grilled cheese weather for us out there, and I’m pretty sure it has been for many of you as well! So it’s time to put together our list of the Best Grilled Cheese in Disney Restaurants…and I can’t wait to hear your additions!
You know we love cheese around here, and Disney has found lots of different ways to be creative with this particular recipe for success.
Let’s take a look at our favorites in Disney World and Disneyland!
Walt Disney World Grilled Cheese
Before we catch a flight to California, let’s see what’s happening, grilled-cheese-wise, at Walt Disney World!
Tomato Bisque and Grilled Cheese at Beaches and Cream
OK, I’ll admit that this sammich is currently my #1 at Walt Disney World! I tried it (belatedly) in October and couldn’t get enough!
When you’re down for the count and need some sustenance to get through your park touring, trust me and head over to Beaches and Cream at Disney’s Beach Club Resort for their take on a familiar favorite: Tomato Bisque and Grilled Cheese.
Six flavorful cheeses make up the blend on this amazing entry. And buddied up with sourdough bread and super creamy tomato bisque, this is comfort food perfection.
Grown-Up Grilled Cheese at Captain Cook’s
A cult favorite among Disney fans, Captain Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Resort has a must-try entry into the Grilled Cheese category: the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese.
What’s so adult about this one? Three cheeses — cheddar, Swiss, and Boursin (Boursin!) — melted together on a hearty sunflower bread give this one the perfect marriage of creamy and nutty. It’s lovely.
Croque Monsieur at Be Our Guest Restaurant
Be Our Guest features a table service format for dinner, but during lunch hours you’ll find a more casual line up, including this delicious Croque Monsieur. I’ll have my own review of this goodie coming up very soon!
Thick-carved ham, Gruyere cheese, AND creamy béchamel sauce make this sandwich a must-try.
Get here early (they open at 10:30am for lunch) and treat this one as your late breakfast!
Note that another great Croque Monsieur can be found at Chefs de France in Epcot’s France as well!
Disneyland Grilled Cheese
Disneyland has some amazing grilled cheese options…some that you might not expect! Let’s check ‘em out over on the West Coast!
Jolly Holiday Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Three layers of cheese on toasted white bread are cut into three “fingers,” perfect for dipping! And the soup is creamy and the perfect accompaniment.
Check out the photo at the top of this post to see the inside!
Cafe Orleans’ All-Cheese Monte Cristo
Three cheeses — Swiss, mozzarella, and double-cream brie — are layered between rich bread, which is deep-fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar. The berry puree dipping sauce takes this straight over the top and into grilled cheese Nirvana.
It’s very rich, but well worth the calories (and the nap you’ll have to take afterword)!
Cheddar Cheese Stick and Corn Dog Castle at Disney California Adventure
When is a grilled cheese not a sandwich? When it’s dipped in cornbread batter and fried like a corndog!
That’s right, just when you thought there was nothing original under the sun with retro food favorites, Corn Dog Castle along California Adventure’s Paradise Pier proves you wrong with their Cheddar Cheese Stick.
Freshly prepared and perfectly decadent, no conversation about grilled cheese would be complete without this treat.
And now, please excuse me while I hop on a plane. I’m not sure whether I’m headed east or west, but it’s time for some Disney grilled cheese!
I can’t wait to hear your favorites!! Leave us a comment with any awesome grilled cheese options you’ve found in the Disney parks and resorts!