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The Full Guide to Dining at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort

The Full Guide to Dining at Disney's BoardWalk Resort Boardwalk

Disney’s BoardWalk Resort is one of my favorite places at Walt Disney World due to its proximity to EPCOT. It’s only a hop, skip and jump from World Showcase, and the area surrounding Crescent Lake is filled with dining options. Disney is currently working on adding new locations filled with delicious menu items to the site making this a great spot for theme park breaks.

Quick Service

Boardwalk Pizza Window

The window is next to Trattoria Al Forno, and they serve pizza slices, whole pizzas, and beverages.

The BoardWalk Deli:

The BoardWalk Deli is a Northeastern-style deli with a brand-new menu that includes fresh deli sandwiches, freshly baked breads, and a selection of bakery items.

Carousel Coffee (New):

This shop is the go-to spot for caffeinated beverages and pastries for those on the go. At this location, they serve Artisan Roasted Joffrey’s Coffee. You can find the shop off to the side in the lobby. 

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Table Service

Flying Fish:

This restaurant’s contemporary yet whimsical feel is merely a bonus to its award-winning cuisine. Flying Fish is wildly popular and considered signature dining, featuring American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, cut-offs, torn clothing, hats (men only), and clothing with offensive language or graphics are not permitted.

The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers (opening in 2023):

Fans of all things sweet will find that this upcoming dining location is right up their alley! The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers will be a restaurant and bakery featuring “sweet treats and dreamy desserts.” It will also offer an afternoon tea service and separate sweet and savory dessert menus.

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Trattoria Al Forno:

This casual Italian restaurant provides an elegant yet comfortable dining experience. It boasts of traditional Italian cooking techniques and showcases the diversity of cuisine found in all the Italian regions.

Big River Grille & Brewing Works:

The Big River Grille & Brewing Works is a working microbrewery. Freshly made specialty beers are among the offerings. There are large glass enclosures where you can watch the brewing process—indoor and outdoor seating. The latter offers limited views of the EPCOT fireworks.

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Lounges & Bars


The AbracadaBar lounge is a “curious cocktail lounge” with a “Golden Age of Magic” theme. The storyline goes that “the lounge was once a secret stomping ground for famous touring magicians, local boardwalk illusionists, and the loveliest magician’s assistants of the day. After every magic show, these prestidigitators would gather at the bar, where they’d conjure up new cocktails, swap magic tips, and tricks, and often stay up all night attempting to ‘out-charm’ each other with their extraordinary illusions.”

On one of these evenings, one of the magicians disappeared and was never seen again. The lounge then sat empty for 70 years until now, when it is back in the spotlight again. The magicians are now gone, but their magic can still be found at the AbracadaBar.

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Atlantic Dance Hall: 

A club with an open dance floor where guests can enjoy dance hits played by a live VJ. A full-service bar, no cover charge, and no drink minimum.

BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margarita: 

Traditional and flavored margaritas and assorted snacks


A piano bar where guests will participate in sing-alongs led by dueling pianos. There is a cover charge, and guests under 21 years of age are not admitted.

Leaping Horse Libations: 

A full-service bar, sandwiches, and snacks

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Which if these options at Disney’s BoardWalk is a must-do for you? Which location is next on your list to try? Let us know!

Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.


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