Hidden behind the Beach and Yacht Club pool resides one of Walt Disney World’s hidden treasures — Beaches & Cream. Disney Imagineers designed Beaches and Cream to be an old fashioned ice cream parlor. This restaurant recalls memories from days gone by. While you might go for the ice cream, it’s a great place for a casual lunch or dinner.
The menu is basic All-American food – High quality at pretty reasonable Disney prices. I have tried most items on the menu — they are all good. The Beaches and Cream Burger Heaven (Hamburger) is my favorite, and it’s big enough to share. The French fries and onion rings are also both winners. I have even ordered the fresh fruit! It’s what I like to call “Disney Fruit:” cantaloupe, grapes and honey dew (it’s the same fruit salad you get all over Disney World).
The Roast Beef sub is a big hit with my family. Grilled roast beef, onions and peppers topped with melted provolone cheese will satisfy any carnivore. For the vegetarians in the group, the vegetarian Burger is grilled and served with lettuce and tomatoes on a multi-grain bun. You can make special requests for all of the food items.
But the burgers are not what got me to try this special place – it was the ice cream. The ice cream sodas, cones, malts and shakes are delicious. Beaches and Cream also serves its signature sundaes:
1. Milky Way – Bundt Cake topped with 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream topped with white and dark chocolate shavings and a cherry.
2. Fudge Mud Slide – A Brownie covered in hot fudge, 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream, Oreo cookies, whipped cream topped with chocolate syrup and a cherry.
3. No Way Jose – Chocolate and Vanilla ice cream smothered in hot fudge and peanut butter along with peanut butter and chocolate chips, whipped cream and a cherry
4. The Kitchen Sink – Scoops of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee and mint chocolate chip ice cream smothered in every topping they have along with every cookie and cake they have. At 23.99 this dessert can feed an army and maybe then some. It’s great fun to see the presentation by the Cast Members of the Kitchen Sink.
You cannot go wrong with a meal or just ice cream at Beaches and Cream. It’s worth the walk over from Epcot. Be warned, however: it gets crazy busy at night. I’ve found the best time to go is around 11:00 am and between 3 -5 pm. If you don’t mind waiting you can try it at dinner, but be prepared to wait!
Beaches and Cream is 1 Table Service on the Dining Plan. Personally, I’d use your Table Service Credit at another, more expensive restaurant to get the most bang for your buck.
AND REMEMBER! There are no calories at Disney World. Enjoy every bite.
What are your favorites at Beaches and Cream?