This fast-casual counter service restaurant located immediately to the left of the Millennium Falcon entrance is located in a working hangar bay. In fact, Chef Tuggs himself has docked a freighter right here loaded up with fresh ingredients sourced throughout the galaxy.
Chef Tuggs honed his cooking skills in the kitchen of Maz Kanata on Takodana. After his time there, he traveled far and wide finding exotic ingredients along the way to create dishes now known as “Tuggs’ Grub.” His preferred mode of transportation? A modified Sienar-Chall Utilipede-Transport which also serves as a mobile kitchen and food service location. You can see the Multi-Transport Shuttle, in fact, directly on top of Docking bay 7.
Another recognizable feature of the restaurant’s roofline is a large circular dome, so when you’re hunting for Docking Bay 7, be sure to look for these characteristics. Docking Bay, as with most other landmarks in Black Spire Outpost, does not have a sign in English labeling the entrance to the restaurant. You’ll need to scan the symbols above restaurant and shop entrances to confirm that you’ve found the right place (you’ll need your Datapad for that — click here to learn more!), but with Docking Bay 7, if you see a transport shuttle on the roof, you’ve arrived. 😉
Another feature of the roof that you’ll want to look for: a subtle homage to the first three Star Wars films! Spot three gray cargo containers with yellow writing that say 77, 80, and 83. Those are the years of Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, respectively.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is slightly elevated from the path in front of it, so diners must climb several steps or use a long ramp to get to the entrance.
But enter you must, because the atmosphere in Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is very cool.
Inside Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo you are, unsurprisingly, surrounded by cargo and transport detritus. Cargo crates, exposed ducts and pipes, and large pods and cargo containers abound.
If you look up, you’ll even spy a cargo crate being lowered through a ceiling hatch! (Note there’s a second one up there on its way down, too!
Other decor elements include alien creatures — clearly meant to represent ingredients on the menu. Most creatures look fish-like, and some alien fish are also “on ice” as decor, too.
When guests enter, the rather small (for the space and for the expected crowds) ordering area is to the right. Above the ordering area are three menu board screens. Two display the entrees; the center screen displays drinks, desserts, and kids’ meals.
The process to pick up an order is the same as is found in most quick service locations in the Disney Parks. After the order has been placed, diners move to the left and wait at a counter for their trays of food.
The seating area at Docking Bay is to the left of the entrance, and the decor here is essentially the same as we see everywhere in Galaxy’s Edge: industrial on top of industrial — but with subtle pops of color, including colorful uplights.
Thankfully Docking Bay has some interesting design elements and materials that break up (but still sustain the spirit of) the monotony of gray. Tables are mostly chunky metal, and the chairs vary from chunky metal and wood to short stools.
Some seating is in colored cargo pods that have ‘windows’ cut out of the ends and one side of it held open as an entrance.
There are several cargo pod seating areas in the restaurant. Some have only one table with seating, while others have two or more tables with seating.
Additional seating is at high-top tables. These stone-like tables provide a good amount of seating. And while they may be tricky for kiddos, they’re a welcome addition to the restaurant. Note that the high-top seats do have backs, while most low seating on stools does not.
But the real star of the dining area for us is through the left-most exit door when you look into the restaurant from the entrance. Through that door is an outdoor seating area for Docking Bay 7, and it’s lovely.
Triangular scraps of fabric are stretched across the overhead space, provided a little texture, color, and protection from the sun.
Punched-metal lanterns and lanterns with rounded corners and edges are installed in bunches overhead. These provide some nice ambient lighting after dark.
Seating here consists of twelve wood-looking tables and chairs (similar to inside) and some of the built-in stone benches.
The outdoor seating area is surrounded by a low stone wall. Pillars of destroyed stone are bolstered by pipe from which decorative lanterns hang. Decorative fencing provides some separation without obscuring views of the land beyond.
For those visitors who need a respite in Black Spire Outpost, this little seating area will do the trick. Even if the space is filled with diners, it’s a place to relax, observe, and process your experiences. And there’s a view. Brace yourself.
The word you’re searching for is “wow”. The Stone outcroppings in the background juxtaposed with the tan tones of the restaurant are something special. This is easily one of the loveliest spots we found in Galaxy’s Edge, and we can see it becoming a go-to place to escape. Not gonna lie: if they had alcohol at Docking Bay, this would be a terrific beer garden (or cocktail garden… that’s a thing, right?).
Using Mobile Order at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo — IMPORTANT TIPS
Note that on the first couple of days Galaxy’s Edge was open, there were definitely LINES for Docking Bay during major mealtimes. And we don’t expect them to lessen anytime soon.
So don’t forget to MOBILE ORDER your breakfast, lunch, or dinner early in the day since mobile order times go quickly here. You may find that there’s no mobile order windows available for several hours when you log into the app.
When you mobile order, you’ll enter the restaurant through the side entrance/exit (the one facing Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities) to pick up your order. This is important to note when there’s a long line out the main entrance.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo! And all entree dishes come in reusable plastic, cast iron-looking oval pots with handles. Kids’ meals are served in smaller pots of the same design. Note that we haven’t tried everything yet (we missed out on one lunch item and one dinner item!), but here’s our full review of breakfast!
We sampled several of these items at a Club 33 preview we attended last week with a friend. We weren’t allowed to take photographs then, but we bought the whole menu to sample so we could share our thoughts.
The breakfast menu features three choices: Rising Moons Overnight Oats, the Bright Suns Morning meal (also available for Younglings), and the Mustafarian Lava Roll.
The Mustafarian Lava Roll is a sweet breakfast treat — basically a spiral of puff pastry topped with oreo crumbles and icing and stuffed with chocolate mousse according to the menu. But I thought I tasted cinnamon in there. Maybe just because it looks like a cinnamon roll and feels like a cinnamon roll, so… . Note that our lava roll was served cold at Docking Bay, but warm at Oga’s Cantina, so I’m not sure what the protocol is at Black Spire Outpost in general. It’s much better when it’s warm.
This is basically dessert for breakfast, so if you like to start your day with something sweet, this is for you!
The oats are pink in color due to the dragon fruit juice. And the ratio of fruit to oats is a little heavier on the fruit. Seasonal fruit on our visit consisted of blueberries, melon, mango, and kiwi. And because it’s Disney, there are some strawberry popping pearls on there, too.
This was actually really delicious, and could be a nice walkable breakfast for you as you explore Batuu.
Bright Suns Morning is the Batuu equivalent to a breakfast platter! It’s got eggs, purple potato hash, sausage (the same as Ronto Roasters), and a miniature Mustafarian Roll.
This is a filling and hearty breakfast option, and it’s big enough to share if you plan on snacking around Black Spire Outpost after!
We’ll explore a few options specific to lunch or dinner next, but All-Day Entrees feature Smoked Kaadu Ribs, Fried Endorian Tip-Yip (crispy chicken), Roasted Endorian Tip-Yip Salad, and Yobshrimp Noodle Salad.
Smoked Kaadu Ribs are Korean-inspired and as such have a slightly sour sauce. The ribs themselves were a bit dry, and the sauce was definitely a little heavy on the vinegar for us. The ribs come with cabbage slaw which was pickled (a vague homage to kimchi, minus some of the distinctive seasoning) and, again, just too sour for our taste. The corn blueberry muffin was delicious. We’d eat a bunch of those for a snack or breakfast if they were available. 😉
Overall, not our favorite dish, but if you’re more familiar with or a fan of sour-based savory dishes, this might work for you.
Fried Endorian Tip-Yip is a dish that will be familiar in some ways — because it’s fried chicken! But of course, it’s had an other-worldly twist in that it’s a block. Seriously: it’s cut into a rectangular cube with straight edges and no sense of what that meat should look like organically. Rather than the typical Disney Parks chicken nugget breading, the Tip-Yip has a panko-style breading, giving it a different texture than you might expect from a chicken tender, essentially, in the Parks. And unfortunately, aside from the breading, the chicken didn’t have much flavor. Even more unfortunately: it was dry. Way overcooked. Maybe it’s the Tip-Yip way, but meh.
We DID try this later at the media event on the evening of the Galaxy’s Edge opening and the chicken moisture and flavor was much better. So it’s worth it to take your chances with this one.
The Roasted Vegetable Potato Mash was actually quite good. Peas and carrots are incorporated into the mashed potatoes, and this side dish is seasoned well. The Herb Gravy that’s generously spooned into the bottom of the dish had a tang to it that we couldn’t quite identify. Maybe it’s just that it was so unexpected with the comfort food vibe of mashed potatoes and fried chicken, but I didn’t care as much for the gravy as I wanted to.
The Yobshrimp Noodle Salad was…not our favorite. This chilled dish consists of shrimp, marinated noodles, vegetables, and cilantro. The kids’ version of this dish specifies a sweet orange dressing, so we think that’s the dressing on the adult version, too. We found the overall flavor to be a bit one-note: pickled. Something about it, again, was just too sour for us. But if you enjoy pickled foods, you might like this! It’s certainly a light and creative option for theme park dining — no doubt about that — but we just weren’t fans.
Docking Bay also offers a few items that are only lunch or only dinner. The Lunch-only option is the Felucian Garden Spread. This vegan dish consists of plant-based ‘kefta’, herb hummus, tomato-cucumber relish, and pita. The ‘kefta’ are Impossible brand meatballs, so we know a lot of you will be happy about those! And they were very, very good.
This Mediterranean-inspired dish combines some bold flavors and a lovely presentation. We really enjoyed it and can highly recommend it even for non-vegan diners.
The dinner-only menu items included our favorite dish on the entire menu: Braised Shaak Roast! Essentially this is a pot roast with gravy, cavatelli pasta, kale, and vegetables. The pot roast was delicious — savory, well-cooked, and comforting. Just the kind of thing you’d want to eat if you traveled to another, unfamiliar planet. The vegetables we received included pearl onions, carrots, and kale. They were all prepared well — cooked but not mushy.
Surprisingly, even though pasta seems an odd side for pot roast, it really went perfectly with it. And the gravy was excellent — super savory and very flavorful. The Braised Shaak Roast is just so good. We’re sad it’s only available for dinner, but we’ll have to keep watch on the menu and plan accordingly so we can get it again!
The Roasted Endorian Tip-Yip Salad is an all-day menu item that consists of marinated chicken sitting atop Mixed Greens and accompanied by Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Quinoa, and Pumpkin Seeds. Green Curry Ranch Dressing completes the dish. The photo below is a Disney Public Relations photo, because when we ate the salad we weren’t allowed to take photos of it (it was prior to the Galaxy’s Edge opening).
This one is another healthy, light option, and the chicken was quite good — nicely marinated if served a bit dry. But the salad itself wasn’t my favorite. Still, this will likely be a more impressive dish to many than the shrimp and noodles. We’ll see! Let us know in the comments what you think!
The other dinner-only menu item is the Ithorian Garden Loaf. This is another option for vegan and vegetarian diners. This plant-based ‘meat’loaf comes with the yummy Roasted Vegetable Potato Mash, seasonal vegetables, and mushroom sauce. Again, we bought and ate this one during the Club 33 preview we attended with a friend, so we weren’t allowed to take our own photos of it. But this was probably the third most enjoyed dish after the pot roast and the tip yip (which I’m guessing is where it’s going to land for others dining for dinner at Docking Bay).
I really enjoyed this — while it wasn’t as flavorful as the impossible meatballs on the Felucian Garden Spread, it was very good. The texture was great, and the flavors were *almost* there. Again, the potato mash is super yummy here. So this one is recommended.
Okay, now, we have some issues with the kids’ menu here –– namely that very few kids will be into the food at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. Two of the menu items — Fried Endorian Tip-Yip and Yobshrimp Noodle Salad — are the same as the adult menu just in smaller portions, and the Tip Yip is served with a yummy mac and cheese instead of the potato mash. Truthfully, we think the kids actually get a better deal with the Fried Endorian Tip-Yip because theirs comes with mac and cheese! I could totally see myself ordering the adult version with mac and cheese instead of mashed potatoes (although the mash is very good).
The third kids’ menu item is A Taste of Takodana, which serves up black bean hummus, edible soil, and nuts along with veggies (ours had grape tomatoes, lettuce leaves, and cauliflower when we ordered it) and multigrain crisps for dipping. We know there are plenty of kids out there who like healthy food, but those kids are perhaps a little rarer than this kids’ menu gives them credit for. Still, what an offering on a theme park menu! Unfortunately the black bean hummus was gritty and kind of yucky when we ordered this.
To bribe your kids into eating at Docking Bay 7, you’ll want to know about two Desserts that are up for grabs: the Oi-oi Puff (a raspberry cream puff with passion fruit mousse) and the Batuu-bon, made with Chocolate Cake, White Chocolate Mousse, Coffee Custard.
The Oi-oi Puff was really stellar. It was pretty big and filled with a sweet and tart raspberry mousse. It was topped with what the menu describes as passion fruit mousse, but it was definitely panna cotta-ish in texture (like, you could easily peel it off the top and shake it around — and no I’m not telling you how we know that). The mousse didn’t have a ton of flavor, but the raspberry cream in the puff was excellent! By the way, that green stuff is a “matcha micro-sponge” whatever that means. It kind of looked and felt like a cross between cake and bread…and didn’t really taste like anything. The medallion on top is chocolate and the garnish sauce is raspberry.
But of the two desserts, the Oi-oi Puff was our favorite.
The Batuu-bon was a dense, brownie-like cake that reminded us of flourless cake. (Note, this is not listed on the online menu as Gluten/Wheat-Allergy Friendly, so check with the cast members when you order!)
It’s topped with a white chocolate mousse dome that’s filled with a small amount of coffee mousse.
While this dessert is rich and dense, it wasn’t as compelling as the Oi-oi Puff. It was small, and it was a little too fussy, plus with the strong chocolate it was kind of one-note despite the promise of coffee.
Now remember…all items are served with SPORKS ONLY! ;-D Ha ha! No knives for you!
Docking Bay 7 also has a few specialty beverages: Moof Juice, Phattro, and Batuubucha Tea. These are available all day long.
Moof Juice was our favorite of the three. It consists of Simply Fruit Punch®, Simply Orange® with Pineapple, and Chipotle-Pineapple. It was super delicious. Moof Juice is peachy orange in color, and while it claims to have chipotle in it, we didn’t taste much of that. Definitely don’t shy away just because of the chipotle; it’s a fruity drink without any smoky heat. (What a strange thing to say about a drink!)
Phattro was our second favorite drink. It combines Gold Peak® Unsweetened Tea, Odwalla® Lemonade, and Desert Pear. It’s basically fruity iced tea — not a bad thing at all, just not overly special or clever.
The Batuubucha Tea is straight-up Suja® Pineapple Passionfruit Kombucha. That’s… not our thing, so we didn’t like this at all. But if you are a fan of Suja’s kombucha, it’s good to know this drink is available.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo is a destination, for sure, in Black Spire Outpost. From the massive exterior features, it’s clear the restaurant is meant to be a stand-out in the land. We definitely enjoyed some of the items, and the menu is innovative in bringing together ingredients and options from several cultures and tastes. But overall we’re not really rushing back to eat here on every visit. With the exception of the Braised Shaak Roast and Moof Juice…oh and that kids’ mac and cheese!…there’s really nothing we would go back for too quickly.
But here at the DFB we always say that the one thing that’s consistent about Disney food is that it’s inconsistent. We may well find that the menu changes over time, that dishes get tweaked as they receive feedback, and that new items are introduced. So we’ll keep checking so you’ll know what to expect.
“‘Til the Spire”, friends!
Which of the Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo dishes would YOU like to try? Let us know in the comments!
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