Where can you verbally harassed and consistently embarrassed while you try to enjoy your dinner? The Whispering Canyon Cafe, of course! Located off the lobby of the Wilderness Lodge this wild west themed restaurant will have you cheering for the pony races, laughing, and eating too much. Guests saddle up for a good time and good eats at this fan favorite.
I have dined here several times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but most recently shared dinner with 28 of my closest friends at this rootin’ tootin’ establishment. We were split into three tables since we had so many people. We also were served by two cast members since we would have been a lot to handle on one’s own. My table was probably the most rowdy and our server loved our mischievous ways. We really played up the spirit of the restaurant and we had a blast.
Speaking of rowdy behavior guests who dine here should be forewarned that things can get a little wild at the Whispering Canyon Cafe. While people might think they are coming for the food, the real star of the show at the Whispering Canyon Cafe is the wait staff. Only here can your server literally throw napkins and straws at you and still get a big tip. If you want see some of this fun in action be sure to ask your server for ketchup or a large drink and see what happens. There are also various activities which could take place in the restaurant throughout your meal. For example, if you have kids in your party they can participate in pony races around the dining area. Please keep in mind that all of the hijinks at here are all in good fun and the more you play along the better experience you will have. This is not the place for you if you are looking for a quiet, romantic dinner.
So what’s on the menu? There are several yummy options, many with southwestern flavors. However, I highly recommend the “all you care to enjoy” skillet. Trust me, get the skillet. Just do it. Different versions of the skillet are available to guests depending on the time of day. Yes, I’ve had the all three versions of this tasty treat and I’m never disappointed. The dinner skillet starts off with a salad before the main event. When entrees are brought to the table those who have elected to try the skillet will be presented with a sampling of roasted chicken, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, mashed potatoes, baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and corn bread. Wow, I’m full just typing out that list! Not only are guests offered all of these options in their skillet, but your server will keep ’em coming as much as your waistline can handle. Your server will periodically check to see if you would like more of anything throughout your meal. Still hungry for more ribs or maybe you just would like some more corn bread? No problem! Just ask and yee shall receive!
I can honestly say that I have never had room for dessert at the Whispering Canyon Cafe so I can’t attest to the quality of their sweets. However, I can tell you that several of my friends decided to order the bottomless milkshake during their meal. Several flavors are available and refills are unlimited.
Have you dined at the Whispering Canyon Cafe? Let me know what some of your favorite menu items are as well as some funny cast member stories!
Next week I’ll share my plans for my upcoming trip to Walt Disney World…