Walt Disney World is home to several moderate category resorts, but their food is far from moderate! You’ll find a wide variety of eats at each moderate resort from grab and go and pool bars to quick service and table service restaurants.
We wanted to bring you up to date on what’s going on menu-wise — and what a few of our favorites are! — at Port Orleans French Quarter and Riverside in case you’re traveling there soon!
What’s Happening at Port Orleans French Quarter
The resort pays homage to all things New Orleans and Mardi Gras — which means beignets are plentiful here!
At the bakery or beignet station in Sassagoula Floatworks, which serves as this resorts quick service location, you can of course order beignets. One major difference between these beignets and the genuine thing from New Orleans…these beignets are Mickey-shaped!
You can get three or six beignets with or without your choice of dipping sauce, or splurge with a beignet sundae!
In the fall you just might find pumpkin spice beignets here!
If you’re not in the mood for beignets, one of my favorite, under-the-radar treats in Disney World is the amazing Mickey-shaped Pecan Praline here!
The bakery window is also home to the traditional Mardi Gras specialty, the King Cake, year-round!
There’s even more beignets at this resort! Last summer they introduced Baton Rouge Beignets, but at DFB we affectionately refer to them as “Boozy Beignets”.
You’ll find these boozy treats at Scat Cat’s Club in the resort’s main building.
It isn’t all beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter. Back in Sassagoula Floatworks, you can create-your-own pasta dish, dine on shrimp and grits, or dive into some comfort food and enjoy a fresh-baked pizza.
No visit to New Orleans, or this resort, is complete without a Po’ Boy or Muffuletta. You’ll find both of these along with Jambalaya and Gumbo at the Po’ Boy Shop. This window also serves up the Sassagoula Power Salad and French Quarter House Salad. The Jambalaya is always my must-eat!
When you are relaxing at this resort’s pool, Double Lagoon, you can stop at the pool bar, Mardi Grogs for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, sandwiches, salads, and snacks — including a Mickey pretzel!
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What’s Happening at Port Orleans Riverside
Port Orleans French Quarter’s sister resort, Port Orleans Riverside offers a variety of southern-themed food choices. These two resorts are connected to each other with a walking path, so you can eat at either resort’s locations and get your fill of southern and New Orleans inspired meals.
Port Orleans Riverside is home to a table service location as well as quick service location. The table service location, Boatwrights, recently updated their menu to include an all-you-care-to enjoy chef’s platter, much like the Wilderness Lodge’s Whispering Canyon platter.
Read our review of Port Orleans Riverside’s Boatwrights All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Chef’s Platter and more new menu items here.
In Riverside Mill, the resort’s quick service location, you’ll find several windows or stations offering a wide variety of options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We’ll start where we love to start every meal — at the dessert window!
The magic cookie bar can only be found a few places in Disney World, and this is one of them!
You can satisfy your coffee cravings at the dessert/bakery window as well as your sweet tooth.
Riverside Mill is home to two sandwich windows, one predominately warm sandwiches, while the other is predominately cold sandwiches. Note the exclusive Bayou Burger here, which is served with Abita Beer Fondue! So good!
There are two warm sandwiches at the predominately cold sandwich window — they are the prime rib melt and barbecued pork sandwich.
If you’re looking for pizza there are a variety of flatbreads on the menu here, as well as a large pizza, breadsticks, create your own pasta, or chef’s selection pasta.
We all need a lighter meal once in a while — and there’s a create-your-own salad window at Riverside Mill where you choose your ingredients and protein.
When you’re relaxing at the pool at this resort, you can find drinks and light fare at Muddy Rivers Pool Bar.
All of the food items on the day we visited were Disney Dining Plan quick service eligible.
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We hope that helped as you plan your visit to Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter and Riverside! Let us know your favorites in the comments!
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