Walt Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge is a terrific place to grab a meal. It’s home to the fun and family-friendly Whispering Canyon Cafe and to the new and fantastic Storybook Dining at Artist Point. Geyser Point Bar & Grill and Territory Lounge hold down the fort with bar food and great drinks.
And when it comes to quick service, the resort isn’t playing around, either. Roaring Fork is consistently good, serving up creative, quality eats that guests (and I!!) love. And breakfast… is awesome!
Specialty waffles are one of the main draws for breakfast at Roaring Fork, and currently the returning Loaded Mickey-Shaped Waffles are killin’ it. We loved them and all the tasty flavor combinations we could enjoy with the many toppings that come with them, including Strawberry Sauce, Chocolate Chips, Bananas Foster Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Syrup, and Whipped Cream!
But with several other tantalizing options on the menu, I wanted to get back to Roaring Fork ASAP!
I went with two dissimilar items: Chicken and Waffles (because chicken and waffles) and Breakfast Flatbread. These aren’t necessarily new, but both provide two important elements for the most important meal of the day: protein for long-lasting, park-blasting fuel and carbohydrates for a burst of quick energy.
Also they’re both pretty good choices — but one is BY FAR the winner for me! 😉
Chicken and Waffles is a common find in Disney World — from Chef Art Smith’s killer version of it over at Homecomin’ in Disney Springs to the sadly lacking version at Ale and Compass in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. So I wasn’t sure what to expect from Roaring Fork
Turns out…Roaring Fork crafts a truly exceptional version. (Also: how photogenic is this resort, right?!)
The plate begins with mini Mickey Waffles, so you know it’s gonna be good.
The chicken here is flavorful, crunchy chicken tenders — and they. are. awesome. So much flavor in the breading, including prominent black pepper. These are not your average Disney chicken tenders; they’re a step above for sure.
Accompaniments include simple maple syrup, perfect for adding sweetness to savory chicken. (If you want to see this syrup in action on those waffle, check out DFB’s Instagram!)
But the other accompaniment is Pecan Butter — and it’s great. It’s rich and delightfully nutty. But I’d recommend using the pecan butter only on your waffles. It tastes a little weird with the chicken.
Roaring Fork’s Breakfast Flatbread has all the elements of breakfast — and then some!
The flatbread includes great toppings like Sausage Gravy, Pit Ham, Western-style Eggs, and Cheddar Cheese.
The flatbread is great — crunchy and sturdy enough to handle the weighty ingredients. The Pit Ham is salty and briny and delicious, and it goes naturally well with the eggs, cheese, and tiny diced peppers.
For picky eaters, this might have a little too much going on, but if you’re into the elements of breakfast and the ease of a flatbread — dig in!
Yup, Roaring Fork breakfast is great. If you’re staying at Wilderness Lodge, make some time to enjoy breakfast here, even if it’s bringing some take-out back to your room as you get ready for your day. Not staying at Wilderness Lodge? Honestly, the breakfast is almost destination worthy if you’re going to be nearby (or you want to start your non-park day with a hearty meal in a beautiful restaurant at one of our favorite resorts.