Friar’s Nook is at it again! Becoming known for their oft-changing macaroni and cheese-based menu items, this spot has a new version to add: Barbecue Chicken Macaroni and Cheese!
Tucked into Fantasyland, Friar’s Nook is a walk-up location with all-outdoor seating.
The covered seating offers views of Fantasyland, including Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel. There’s no A/C even though the seating is covered, so plan ahead for warmer or cooler days. This is also a popular spot for folks grabbing sundaes at Storybook Treats, so it can get crowded quickly.
This latest addition to the mac and cheese-anchored menu has replaced the Bacon Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese, which I know will be upsetting to some! They still offer the guest-favorite Pot Roast Macaroni and Cheese as well as popular items like Hot Dogs and Vegetables with Hummus.
Bevvies are the same as always.
So let’s dig into that Barbecue Chicken Macaroni and Cheese! Like the other mac and cheese counter-service options in WDW, you are getting a TON of food.
The presentation is spot on. On top of the chicken was a nice amount of coleslaw and bread crumbs. The coleslaw was especially a nice surprise and offered a nice cool, crunchy texture comparison to the chicken and mac.
The chicken doused in barbecue sauce, and was placed on top of the macaroni. I highly recommend mixing the chicken right into the macaroni!
The mac itself is extra cheesy, especially compared to other similar options.
Between the cheese and the barbecue sauce, this one is very heavy. Unless you’re super hungry and have plans for a nap afterward, consider bringing a fellow mac and cheese lover to help you finish this one.
We liked the combo of flavors and textures in this one, and we can definitely recommend it. These gourmet macaroni and cheeses have become a “thing” in WDW (remember the debacle that was the buffalo mac?), and as the price continues to creep up they become less of a value. That said, they are huge and very shareable.
Are you a fan of the gourmet mac and cheese trend in Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!