Review: Vegetarian Chili and Blueberry Cobbler at Columbia Harbour House

Well, it’s bound to happen once in a while… not every day can be perfectly bright and sunny in the Magic Kingdom.

Though colder days are primarily behind us for this year, sometimes it can get downright chilly, and there is potential to catch a rainy afternoon any time of year.

It’s time to escape to the indoors! Fortunately some of the best spots to get out of the rain are also some of the best food stops in the Park! Today we’re waiting out the rain in Columbia Harbour House, where the warm woods and tucked away sections and corners lend a cozy feel to lunch or snack time.

Upstairs seating in Columbia Harbor House

Upstairs seating in Columbia Harbour House

Additionally, the upstairs seating options offer some great vantage points for watching all the people in their rain ponchos.

Rainy day at the Magic Kingdom

Rainy day at the Magic Kingdom

We’re warming up with a couple of hot dishes: the Vegetarian Chili and Seasonal Cobbler. Let’s start with the Chili!

Columbia Harbor House Vegetarian Chili (3)

The  Vegetarian Chili has long been a stand-out at Columbia Harbour House, offering a meatless option as well as warmth on a cold day (though, really, it’s just a tasty option any day). I topped mine with the oyster crackers available at the Harbour House. You can also sprinkle these in a bowl of their New England Clam Chowder.

Oyster Crackers

Oyster Crackers

Vegetarian Chili Close-up

Vegetarian Chili Close-up

This tasty chili is so chock-full of veggies that I’m not even certain [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: Harbour Galley’s Pumpkin Squash Chowder, Stuffed Baked Potatoes, and More

Tucked in a corner along the Rivers of America in Critter Country lies the hidden little gem that is Harbour Galley.

Now that it’s FINALLY getting a little colder here in Southern California, it’s a great time to enjoy some warm comfort foods. Harbour Galley is a counter service restaurant that actually looks more like a snack stand, and they feature soups, salads, and stuffed baked potatoes.

The Harbour Galley


The seating is limited in this area, but there are a few tables with chairs as well as a little hidden area around the corner to the left of the utensil station where you can usually find a nice waterside table.

If it’s too crowded, you can always take your food to the nearby Hungry Bear seating area.

Harbour Galley Waterside Seating

I recently had a Cast Member tell me that I needed to try the Stuffed Baked Potatoes at Harbour Galley — specifically the Barbeque Chicken one.


So on a recent lunch date with some friends, I suggested that we head over and check them out.  To my surprise, I found something even better than baked potatoes… Seasonal Pumpkin Squash Chowder!

Don’t be fooled by the [Read more…]