3 Disney World Hotel Restaurants Just Got NEW Menus…And We Tried Them ALL

Disney is full of delicious restaurants, but one of the best ways to have a great dining experience is to check out one of its many lounges.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

These dining locations have a bit more of a laid-back atmosphere, but with some of the best food. Recently,  three of Disney World’s lounge-style restaurants added some fun new items to their menus, so we decided to check them out. Come see what we thought!

Geyser Point Bar and Grill

Over at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Geyser Point Bar and Grill is a beautiful open-air spot on Bay Lake, themed to the Pacific Northwest.

Geyser Point

We ordered the new Crispy “Peking” Ribs, Charcuterie Flatbread, and Macaroni and “Cheese” Bites.

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The Crispy “Peking” Ribs are bone-in ribs tossed in Peking sauce with cashews and cost $17. These had a ton of flavor.

Crispy “Peking” Ribs

The sauce was thick and rich, heavily peanutty, and SO spicy. They also had a touch of sweetness that was really liked.

Be careful — they’re spicy!

While the flavor of these ribs was great, keep in mind these are crispy ribs, so they won’t fall off of the bone. They were a little bit tough, but we still enjoyed them — we just wish they were a bit more tender.

A tad tough

Next, we had the Charcuterie Flatbread for $17, which is topped with salami, brisket, chorizo, bacon, and smoked gouda beer cheese.

Charcuterie Flatbread

This was our favorite new thing we had here — the variety of meat made this a super savory, rather filling meal, but the veggies on top brightened it up. With all of the arugula, this didn’t feel too heavy and we loved the acidity from the shallots.

YUM

The smoked gouda beer cheese was also creamy and a bit decadent, and paired with the sweet balsamic glaze — we really loved this!

A LOT of toppings

Last, we had the Macaroni and “Cheese” Bites for $11. These are plant-based “cheese” bites served with tomato and peppers.

Macaroni and “Cheese” Bites

These surprised us! The textures were amazing — the exterior was crispy and perfectly fried golden brown.

Macaroni and “Cheese” Bites

On the inside, the macaroni and cheese was incredibly creamy, and the pasta was soft but not mushy. We liked the tangy tomato and peppers that complimented the heavier elements, and overall we thought these tasted good — but the “cheese” didn’t exactly fool us.

Macaroni and “Cheese” Bites

If you’re looking for something plant-based, this is a great option! Even if you aren’t vegan, we still think this is worth a try, as long as you don’t go into it thinking it will taste just like cheese.

Geyser Point Bar and Grill Restaurant

Rating: 8.94 / 10 Recommended By: 94%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Pub/Lounge
Services: Quick Service , Bar/Lounge

Three Bridges Bar and Grill

At Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Three Bridges Bar and Grill is another lounge-style restaurant along the water with a great atmosphere.

Three Bridges

They debuted quite a few new items recently! On the drink menu, we tried the new Cold Brew Old Fashioned and Tropical Coconut Cooler.

Two new drinks!

First, the Cold Brew Old Fashioned combines SelvaRey Chocolate Rum, Tia Maria Coffee Liqueur, Joffrey’s Mexican Femenino Cold Brew, and Hella Cocktail Co. Orange Bitters. We ordered this for $16.

Cold Brew Old Fashioned

We thought this was good, but true Old Fashioned lovers might be disappointed — it’s a loose interpretation of one! It’s quite smooth and fairly sweet due to the chocolate rum, so it tasted almost like a dessert. Chocolate was the most prominent flavor with a hint of coffee!

The Tropical Coconut Cooler is a blend of coconut, orange, pineapple, and lime juices with a salt rim for $5.99.

Tropical Coconut Cooler

This non-alcoholic option was fruity and creamy, and heavily coconutty. We thought this was very refreshing!

For food, we ordered the Korean Fried Chicken Bao Buns, Pork Carnitas Tacos, Three Bridges Signature Burger, and the Warm Churros.

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The Korean Fried Chicken Bao Buns are paired with lime mayo, sweet-and-spicy gochujang sauce, ‘kimchi’ pickles, and radish for $14.

Korean Fried Chicken Bao Buns

These were tasty and fun, with a sweet and spicy sauce that paired so well with the crispy chicken. The texture of the bao buns was spongy and soft, which we liked, but overall thought that this was a bit overpriced since you only get two.

We got the Pork Carnitas Tacos, which are served with a trio of sauces – chipotle-pineapple salsa, tomatillo salsa verde, and salsa borracha – along with cotija cheese and pickled vegetables served with black beans and rice, for $21.

Pork Carnitas Tacos

While these are fun for people who like a choose-your-own-adventure, we thought they were a bit tedious. With so many toppings to choose from, we would have preferred these to have already been assembled. The flavors were all really great though! The tortillas tasted like they were made fresh and the pork was packed with flavor.

Assembled taco

The Three Bridges Signature Burger, which is topped with topped with bacon marmalade, sun-dried tomato jam, smoked gouda queso, crispy vegetables, and arugula served with smoked paprika fries, costs $22.

Three Bridges Signature Burger

If you are a fan of artisan burgers, this one is for you. The two jams worked really well together, so the burger was very flavorful and juicy. We also thought the seasoned fries were some of the best we’ve had in Disney World!

Three Bridges Signature Burger

Lastly, the Warm Churros feature three new dipping sauces: tequila caramel, spiced chocolate, and mango-chamoy.

Warm Churros

These churros are so soft and delicious, with a nice crispy exterior — possibly our favorite churros in Disney World!

YUM

Our favorite sauce was the spiced chocolate, which was smooth with hints of cinnamon. The tequila caramel, which has Patron in it, does taste like tequila, but it’s not too strong. The mango-chamoy was fruity but only slightly, and very tangy.

Dipping Sauces

This was our favorite thing on the new menu!

Three Bridges Bar and Grill Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: Dinner, Children's Dinner
Services: Table Service

Banana Cabana

At Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Banana Cabana also has some new menu items! We tried the Banana Cabana Burger, Guava Buffalo Grilled Wings, and Seafood Fritters.

Banana Cabana

The Banana Cabana Burger — which features Caribbean barbecue, tomatillo-jalapeño cream cheese, and pineapple salsa with plantain crunch — is served with french fries and costs $19.

Banana Cabana Burger

This burger was fine, but it really didn’t scream “Caribbean” to us. We would have loved a lot more tropical flavors! The pineapple salsa was prevalent and tasty, but overall we were not super impressed with this one.

Banana Cabana Burger

We also ordered the Guava Buffalo Grilled Wings for $15. These feature two new sauce flavors – Rum Barbecue and Guava Buffalo.

Guava Buffalo Wings

These were delicious! We thought they had a ton of flavor, but they were spicy! The guava glaze that they are coated in is sweet and flavorful, and we couldn’t get enough, and the chicken was tender and juicy.

Guava Buffalo Wings

Lastly, we tried the new Seafood Fritters for $14. These are made with shrimp, crab, and fish and are served with passion fruit aioli.

Seafood Fritters

These were soft and easy to eat, but there was a bit of that slippery seafood texture to them, so keep that in mind if strong seafood elements aren’t your jam! The aioli also tasted more like ranch aioli to us, with not much passion fruit flavor.

Seafood Fritters

Banana Cabana Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: All Day
Services: Bar/Lounge

There you have it — twelve new items to try at some of our favorite Disney World lounges. Stay tuned to AllEars for all the latest Disney news!

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