Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Trader Sam's door sign

Trader Sam — the famous Head Salesman of Jungle Cruise fame — has collected artifacts from all over the globe in his travels and has brought them to his “happy hideaway” in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Disney details abound all over this 51-seat bar which also features interactive elements from special effects throughout the room and zany antics from the bartenders in response to the ordering of certain libations.

Until 8 p.m., this restaurant is available to the whole family. Only 21 and over are allowed admittance afterward.

While seating is limited, Trader Sam’s offers food as well as an extensive cocktail menu based on Trader Sam’s passion for mixology which developed as an offshoot of his professional interest in head-shrinking potions. The same menu is featured outside at Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace.

Service: Table Service

Type of Food: American, Polynesian

Location: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort


Official Disney Menu

FIRST LOOK! Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort

Important Info:

  • Seating is VERY limited for this popular spot. Expect a line, especially during busy seasons.
  • After 8 p.m. it’s an over 21 bar.

Famous Dishes and Drinks: HippopotoMai-Tai, Dark & Tropical Stormy, Corn-battered Portuguese Sausages

Disney Food Blog Posts Mentioning Trader Sam’s 

  • New DFB Video: Join Us For the Monorail Crawl!
  • Disney Food Post Round-up: February 12, 2017
  • Giveaway! Enter to Win a Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghost Tiki Mug!
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival Review: Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto
  • Tips from the DFB Guide: Indulge in a Walt Disney World Mocktail Crawl!
  • News! Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug Has Arrived at Trader Sam’s in Disney World
  • News: Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug in Disney World and Disneyland
  • Tips from the DFB Guide: Must-Eat Snacks at Disney World Resort Hotels
  • Disney Food Post Round-Up: January 10, 2016
  • Disney Food Post Round-Up: October 25, 2015

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