Walt Disney World Dining

Cape May Buffet – Disney’s Beach Club Resort

By Kevin Klose
November 2007

The Cape May Buffet is located just off the lobby in Disney’s Beach Club Resort. It’s theme is that of a mid-Atlantic seashore resort. The restaurant is decorated with pastel colors and ringed by large fabric beach umbrellas.

The Cape May Buffet is a deceptively large restaurant. There are several dining areas all serviced by a central four sided buffet location.

Each side of the buffet offers something different. One side is cold salads and soups. One offers seafood selections. Another side has hot dishes including meats, veggies and potatoes. And finally, the last side offers kids selections, a carving station and the breads.

The premise of the Cape May Buffet is that you are at an old fashioned clam bake and one of the main ingredients at a clam bake is clams. They are served in abundance here. You have your choice of steamed clams or clams in a garlic and butter broth and I must say, if you are  fan of steamed clams…this is the place for you. Grab a small bowl of drawn butter and have at it. The clams are replenished very quickly. You will also find things like steamed mussels, salmon, fried fish and all of the appropriate side dishes.

There are usually two soups available each night, one always being the Cape May Buffet’s famous clam chowder. It’s a thick, smoky New England clam chowder and it has legions of fans.

As you work your way around the buffet, you will find a host of other appetizing selections. There is always a chicken dish, a beef carving station and some of the best ribs around. Another favorite is the Italian sausage and peppers.

The buffet also offers a great dessert buffet. It is visible when you first enter the restaurant. It’s always tempting to make that your first stop but, I’m of the opinion that you will find some terrific stuff at this buffet. Give everything a taste and then go back and have more of the stuff you really liked.

You’ll either find my by the ribs or the clams.

The price for adult is $25.99 and kids (3 – 9) are $11.99. Your price includes a non-alcoholic beverage