Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Disney Dining Review: Cape May Cafe Dinner

Cape May Cafe decor
 Location: Disney's Beach Club Resort (For access, take a bus from any theme park or Downtown Disney, or walk from Epcot by using the International Gateway exit between France and the United Kingdom)

Dining Style:  All-you-can-eat buffet

Fare:  American, mostly seafood

Reservations:  While reservations are always a good idea for any Walt Disney World restaurant, the Cape May Cafe rarely fills to capacity, even in the middle of summer.  It is a good choice for a last minute reservation.

Child-Friendly:  Children will enjoy drawing on the restaurant's paper tablecloths, and many of the desserts are familiar enough for children to enjoy.  However, the restaurant has a very limited children's buffet, and many of the adult food choices may be too adventurous for a young pallate.

The Cape May Cafe at Walt Disney World's Beach Club Resort is styled after a New England clam bake.  As can be expected, many of the restaurant's menu items are seafood dishes, including, of course, New England Clam Chowder.

Cape May Cafe is best known for its all you can eat alaskan king crab legs, which are absolutely delicious!  It's easy to lose track of time and sit in this restaurant for two hours eating crab legs, especially when you aren't an expert at picking them apart.  The restaurant's batterd cod pieces are also good, but they don't have them every night.  From what I've gathered, they seem to swap them out for clam strips sometimes (but those are great, too!)

The restaurant also muscles, fish, spanish seafood stew, a variety of different salads, flank steak (which I've never been fond of there, even though I've loved it at every other restaurant I've been to on property), and a large assortment of desserts.  But, if you can even manage to eat dessert after all those crab legs, look no further than the Oreo Bon-Bons.  This is Cape May Cafe's signature dessert, and it is incredible!  An Oreo cookie covered in cookies and cream mousse and a chocolate shell:  pure heaven in food form.  And, they are only available at the Cape May Cafe.

Oreo Bon-Bons and a Strawberry Cheesecake bite.  Does that shape look familiar?
It should be noted that this restaurant has very few non-seafood items.  Besides the flank steak and the salads, the children's menu has some of the only other non-seafood available (cheese pizza, chicken tenders, and mac and cheese are common).  So, if you aren't a fan of seafood, this is not the restaurant for you.  But, if you love seafood, especially crablegs, this is one of the best buffets on property.  Make sure you book at least one trip.

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