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The Disney Food Blog “All-American Disney World Food Crawl”

Happy Fourth of July from Disney Food Blog!

Beaches and Cream Burger

In celebration of America’s independence, I sure wish I was eating my way around Disney World today! If you happen to be there for the holiday — or you just wish you were — we’re doing our patriotic best to inspire you with red, white, and blue eats.

Without further ado, let’s head out on an All-American Food Crawl!

Angus Chuck Cheeseburger at Liberty Tree Tavern

While the Beaches and Cream burger above is a great place to start, we’re going to head to the Magic Kingdom and somewhere a bit more historical!

Start your journey with lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern. This restaurant, located in Liberty Tree Square, pays tribute to Colonial America. Dine in rooms dedicated to notables of American history, like Betsy Ross, Benjamin Franklin, George & Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Paul Jones, or Paul Revere.

Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom

While dinner is a delicious feast served family-style, lunch is an a la carte offering. And my favorite meal is the Angus Chuck Cheeseburger topped with bacon and cheddar cheese.

Liberty Tree Tavern Burger

A juicy, thick burger is served perfectly with steak-cut fries. It may sound common, but it’s one of my favorite burgers in all of Disney World!

Hot Dogs at Casey’s Corner

When the next hunger pangs roll around, head to Casey’s Corner on Main Street U.S.A. for another favorite Fourth of July grill food: Hot Dogs!

I love a good plain hot dog from Casey’s! And there are always great condiments and toppings to dress it up, like plastic cheese!

You MUST have a Hot Dog and Fries from Casey's!

But the Corn Dog Nuggets are pretty wonderful, too.

Casey's Corner Corn Dog Nuggets

Be sure to grab a chair under an umbrella and stay a while. You’ll enjoy some awesome people-watching right here on the hub, with an excellent view of Cinderella Castle.

Barbecue at Flame Tree Barbecue

So it’s not an Independence Day celebration without some barbecue, eh? Well, Disney World has that covered, too!

One of my favorite spots to enjoy smoked meats at Disney is located in Animal Kingdom. Flame Tree Barbecue not only boasts one of the most interesting outdoor seating areas, but it’s home to some delicious eats, like Barbecue Ribs and Chicken.

Barbecued Chicken and Ribs

Many guests — me included! — also love the Pulled Pork Sandwich!

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Be sure to add extra sauce from one of the condiment stands conveniently located in the shaded pavilions throughout the dining areas.

Can’t wait until your next trip to Flame Tree? Whip up a batch of their distinctive barbecue sauce with our recipe for your own Fourth celebration!

Fried Chicken at 50s Prime Time Cafe

Fried chicken is another mainstay of family summer picnics. Crispy, golden, and flavorful…it’s a great way to celebrate freedom and fun!

For a fried chicken fix, stop by 50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and order a plate of Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken. It’s almost as good as your mom’s, we promise!

Aunt Liz's Golden Fried chicken

And if you’d like a little variety, try the mini-potluck that is a Sampling of Mom’s Favorites.

A Sampling of Mom's Favorites

With Fried Chicken, Pot Roast, and Meatloaf, you can’t go wrong!

American Dream Slush

In need of some star spangled refreshment? Hop a friendship boat for Epcot. When you get there, swing by the Fife and Drum Tavern, located in the America Pavilion.

There are all kinds of wonderful snacks and treats here, but nothing will have you whistling Yankee Doodle Dandee faster than an American Dream Slush.

The American Dream

Layers of strawberry and blue raspberry slush are combined with soft serve ice cream for one deliciously different frozen concoction. It’s the perfect cool down on a hot July day!

All-American Sundae at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Peanuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, peanut butter…and chocolate! That’s my version, anyway! I know that the saying goes “as American as apple pie,” but sometimes, I think we should change that to peanut butter.

And while you’ve been made aware of my deep love for peanut butter, we have a new entry for the list — the All-American Sundae at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom!

All-American Sundae

Scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream are loaded with hot peanut butter topping and hot fudge before they’re topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips, whipped cream, and a cherry for good measure! Ahhh. Now I’m dreaming of one of these bad boys.

So whether you’re in need of inspiration during your Disney vacation — or you’re sitting at home, dreaming along with me — enjoy this tribute to life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. And remember, you can enjoy this mash up of fabulous American eats any day of the year!

What’s your favorite All-American food at Disney? Leave a comment and join the discussion!

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12 Comments

  1. Catherine says:

    I may be a Canadian Cousin to the North, but I would love an All American Food Crawl !! YUMMY !!

  2. Sue says:

    I think you’re missing your cupcake course. Might I suggest the S’mores cupcake or the Apple Pie cupcake?

  3. Caitlin says:

    Nicely done! I’m gonna need to pack a big bottle of Tums for my next trip ;)

  4. Peanut Butter Lover says:

    Love this blog! Just want to note, though, that peanut butter is CANADIAN!!! See this quote from the Huffington Post – you’ll see Canadians got there first:

    The actual invention of peanut butter, its process of manufacture and the machinery used to make it, can be credited to at least three doctors/inventors. In 1884 Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Canada patented peanut paste, the finished product from milling roasted peanuts between two heated surfaces. In 1895 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (the creator of Kellogg’s cereal) patented a process for creating peanut butter from raw peanuts. He marketed it as a healthy protein substitute for patients without teeth. In 1903, Dr. Ambrose Straub of St. Louis, Missouri, patented a peanut-butter-making machine. In 1922, chemist Joseph Rosefield invented a process for making smooth peanut butter that kept the oil from separating by using partially hydrogenated oil. In 1928 he licensed his invention to the company that created Peter Pan peanut butter. And in 1932 he began producing his own peanut butter under the name Skippy.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/22/peanut-butter-history_n_1222585.html

    Just sayin’. :-) Won’t stop me from enjoying all of the PB treats I can find at WDW!

  5. Jill D says:

    Happy 4th everyone! Love 50′s prime time and the pot luck platter. Not a huge fan of meatloaf so last trip I asked for double fried chicken and they said no problem! It was awesome. I think this trip I’m going to ask for mac n cheese instead of the meatloaf! I’m hungry now and it’s only 9am! I’m in trouble! Happy day.

  6. Bret says:

    Very nice….. Sounds like a great time…..Happy 4th to everyone….

  7. JoAnn says:

    I usually get the Pilgrim’s Feast for lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern. I do like a good burger. Maybe I’ll try it next time I’m there.

    I would also add to the crawl, the All American Picnic Burger at Sci-Fi.

  8. Leslie says:

    Thank you AJ. Happy 4th!

  9. Jenny says:

    Very nice crawl, lots of yummy food. :)
    Happy 4th and have a safe and fun family and friends filled day.
    :)

  10. Jacky says:

    I love the hot dogs from Casey’s!

  11. Heidi says:

    Frozen Lemonaid, nice and refreshing on a hot and humid summer day. :)

  12. Mark says:

    Just looking at those pictures makes me want to go back to WDW. Flame Tree, Casey’s…YUM!

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