Thanks to Julie Strachan Haiber for reporting on her recent breakfast visit to Captain’s Grille in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort! Julie is a WDW annual passholder, past Disney bride, and moderator on Disneymooner.com, a site dedicated to Disney Weddings and honeymoon planning. Thanks for taking the time to write up your review, Julie! Take it away!
I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a scrumptious and low-key breakfast at the Captain’s Grille (formerly Yacht Club Galley) at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. A wonderful option exists at the Captain’s Grille for those looking for a sit down meal with a great variety in breakfast offerings! This restaurant is an undiscovered gem. At the height of breakfast the restaurant had numerous open tables, compared to the bursting at the seams Cape May Café at the sister Beach Club resort.
The Captain’s Grille is right off the lobby of the Yacht Club. The décor is consistent with the resort lobby, but uses lighter woods and an open floor plan. Tables are bordered with semaphore flag details like one might see on actual ships. A passerby can gaze in upon the diners through the openings (or portholes if you will) in the walls.
Breakfast diners have the option of an a la carte menu, or an all you can eat buffet. On this particular occasion, we opted for the a la carte menu. I indulged in a sweet breakfast of Buttermilk Chocolate Chip pancakes, while my husband, Rory, enjoyed the unusual Eggs Benedict offering, made with Prosciutto!
The Buttermilk Chocolate Chip pancakes were indeed delectable. At first glance there didn’t seem to be many chips on the plate, but on flipping over the pancakes, it was obvious that this meal would be a chocolate lover’s delight! Served warm with maple syrup, it was just the sugar rush I needed to start my day. The pancakes are served with bacon or sausage.
Rory found the Eggs Benedict to be one of the better breakfasts of our many meals in WDW! The meal was a pleasant variation on the traditional Canadian bacon offering. The Prosciutto was lean and savory and added an extra hint of saltiness to the meal.
The service was fast and friendly, and the restaurant was able to accommodate walk ups. Beverages are served at the start of the meal (hot coffee or tea, juice, milk), and are freely refilled throughout your morning. I recommend the Captain’s Grille for a change of pace from your action packed mornings trying to snap photos of Mickey between trips to the buffet. When you want to sit and enjoy your breakfast and a quick service just won’t do, this place is delicious!
Thanks again, Julie! Follow Julie on twitter at @juliebird27!