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---Walter Elias Disney

Thursday, August 11, 2016

79 Days: Captain Cook's at the Polynesian Resort

Captain Cook's, on the ground floor of the Polynesian Resort, is one of our favorite counter service spots on Walt Disney World property. We love the atmosphere of the Polynesian to begin with, and being just a short monorail ride away from the Magic Kingdom is a real bonus. Plus, there are Lapu Lapus to be had just upstairs at the Tambu Lounge, so......

Our last trip to Captain Cook's was totally impromptu during our Monorail Bar Tour 2015. There was a waiting list to get into Trader Sam's Grog Grotto (which is just down the hall) so we took our little blinky coaster thingy and headed to Captain Cooks for a late night snack.The food at Captain Cook's is, in our opinions, a cut above standard resort counter service fair. It's not burgers and pizza, though they do have flat breads that are delicious. The menu is not exotic by any means, but offers some more unusual dishes with a Polynesian flair. On this night Lisa had the Hawaiian flatbread and I had Thai Coconut Meatballs, and both were delicious. We've enjoyed their pulled pork nachos on previous trips as well.

Thai Coconut Meatballs

Hawaiian Flatbread
The wonderful Disney Food Blog reports that Captain Cook's has added a few new dishes to its menu, including curry seafood stew and seared chicken with quinoa as a side. Also, at breakfast you can now get the unbelievable Tonga Toast.

Captain Cooks is great as a break from the park or as a stop on your way in or out of the Magic Kingdom, it really is worth the trip as a destination of its own. Why not give it a try?

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