is a crazy, raucous restaurant full of fun and hijinks! And we love it for that!
And while we do love the food, which is consistently comforting and tasty, we also love the goofy energy of servers who deliver massive cups of soda and tables covered in ketchup bottles. It’s pretty unique.
The atmosphere of Whispering Canyon Cafe is perfectly suited to the lodge-like feel of the Wilderness Lodge Resort. The ceiling is a line-up of huge timbers, with wood beams spanning the space. Some light fixtures evoke the triangular shape of teepees. And the wooden chairs feature painted “cowboys and indians.”
There are little details — like this triangle — which is used to call you to your table.
And you’ll get a little preview of the fun when you enter. “The goings-on can get a little loud”!
Oh, and if you request ketchup, beware you may get more than you bargained for!
Don’t worry if you prefer not to get involved in the organized chaos. You can always flip your card to let the staff know that you just want to eat and observe — not get pulled into the action.
And eat you will, whether you ride a wooden pony around the restaurant or not!
The menu at Whispering Canyon contains plenty of options for diners of all types, including the popular All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Skillets available at all meals and a la carte options.
The menu also includes some pretty tasty drink options — like All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Shakes! Oh, yeah! Even at breakfast! (What? There’s milk in there, we’re pretty sure, so. Breakfast beverage.)
On this visit, we ordered a Breakfast Skillet, of course! The Skillet is comprised of Mini Mickey Waffles, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Western Home Fries, Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits, and Sausage Gravy. It’s… kind of a lot, right? But this is a delicious skillet of food and enough to probably hold you over till dinner. And remember that the skillet comes with enough food to feed everyone who ordered a skillet — so if you order it for one person, you’ll get less. This skillet was for two people.
The last time we tried the Skillet (back in 2015) the grub was mostly the same. The Western Home Fries might’ve had more peppers back then, but otherwise, it’s consistently awesome.
Also on this visit we tried Chad’s Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Flapjacks for the first time. These fluffy pancakes are packed with chocolate chunks and come with a side of bacon or sausage. Another filling option — and a good one for a picky eater on whom the Skillet might be wasted.
In the past we also tremendously enjoyed the Banana Bread French Toast, and we’re so happy it’s still on the menu!
Doc Willis’ White Omelette is also still on the menu and makes for a terrific, lighter option.
The breakfast menu here is a laundry list of breakfast hits, with not one bad bite in the bunch! Note that Whispering Canyon serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lunch and dinner offer skillets as well as a la carte options, like breakfast.
Nosh or Not?
Raise your voice at Whispering Canyon Cafe if:
- You want to indulge in a big, filling breakfast before starting your Disney World day.
- You want to check out the Wilderness Lodge — and eat some good grub in the process.
- You seek out unique dining experiences that let diners be part of the fun!
Whisper elsewhere if:
- You prefer to start your day with a lighter snack or something you can eat on-the-go.
- You don’t enjoy rowdy meals or diner participation.
- You don’t plan on spending time at the Wilderness Lodge and don’t want to go out of your way.
We love Whispering Canyon Cafe! The fact that it’s located in a stunning resort that’s just a boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom is a fantastic bonus! And we always like an All-You-Care-To-Enjoy option for cost efficiency. If you love breakfast food and want to start your day with a bang — er, a clang (of the triangle!) — Whispering Canyon is a winner!
What’s your favorite table service breakfast locale? Share with us in the comments!