Nestled in the back of the first floor of Disney’s Polynesian Resort you’ll find a gem of a counter service restaurant, Capt. Cook’s Snack Company. This is one of the few places you will find 24 hour dining at Disney World.
Capt. Cook’s offers a varied menu, featuring American food with South Pacific flair! Ordering is a bit different from most counter service establishments at Disney. Upon entering, you’ll see kiosks with touch screens for placing your order. It’s a simple process and photos are included to help you make your selections. Once you have ordered you can pick up any additional items from the grab and go section and proceed to the cashier. You will be given a buzzer to let you know when your order is ready.
Breakfast features standard fare, including Mickey waffles, breakfast platters and sandwiches. One of the highlights is Tonga Toast that the Polynesian is famous for. It’s a yummy breakfast treat consisting of sourdough bread stuffed with bananas, deep fried and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Tonga Toast can also be found upstairs at the pricier Kona Café.
Lunch and dinner offerings include sandwiches, salads and stir fry. Capt. Cook’s also serves flatbreads with various toppings. The vegetarian chili is delicious. Many scrumptious desserts can be found such as gourmet cupcakes, assorted cookies and brownies. However, the most popular item at Capt. Cook’s is the Dole Whip machine! That’s right folks…self serve Dole Whip, the frozen pineapple concoction that’s almost addicting! You may purchase a cup and fill it as high as you like!
Indoor seating is comfortable but somewhat limited. It can be crowded, especially during breakfast hours. Outdoor seating is plentiful but don’t be tempted to feed the birds! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Be sure not to overlook Capt. Cook’s Snack Company during your next Disney World Vacation. It’s the perfect place for a quick breakfast, a mid day break from the parks or a late night snack. Consider grabbing a Dole Whip to eat while watching the fireworks from the beach at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. You’ll be glad you did!
Written by Sheri Morris, “Main Street Morris” Sheri is proud grandmother with a keen eye for detail. She specializes in Disney Travel for adults and RV travel. Book your next vacation with Sheri at 804 405 5005 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.