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Top 10 Walt Disney World Sandwiches

Top 10 Walt Disney World Sandwiches

Walt Disney World has its fair share of signature dishes and delicious foods, but I inevitably find myself seeking out a tasty sandwich at some point (or multiple points) during my vacations.  And, luckily, there are plenty of options from which to choose.  Sometimes I want something a bit lighter in the summer months or after being on the Dining Plan for a week (but not all options are “light”—see number two), and sometimes it is just the yumminess of the sandwich itself that pulls me in.  So, here is my top 10 list of Walt Disney World sandwiches:

 

10.  The Barbecue Sandwich at Flame Tree Barbecue. 

Now, I’m from North Carolina, one of the states that knows its barbecue.  We love barbecue so much we have two different types—Eastern & Lexington styles.  I wouldn’t trade the Flame Tree sandwich for my local barbecue joint, but it does the job in a pinch.  This pork sandwich served with coleslaw for $8.99 is a great option in a theme park—if you can get over the fact that you are eating smoked meats while surrounded by all of the animals at Animal Kingdom.  It is moist and has a good barbecue sauce flavor—a great departure from your normal theme park burger.

9.  The Pizza Panini at Sunshine Seasons.

This choice is one of the kids picks at Sunshine Seasons in the sandwich area, and it is a good one!  For $5.99 it is served with two kids sized snacks and a kid sized drink.  Served on fresh focaccia bread, this melty mozzarella sandwich is both a light meal on a hot summer day and a warm taste on a cooler day.  It is served with a chunky marinara for dipping.  Yum!

8.  The Full Montagu at Earl of Sandwich.

This hot sandwich is made with roast beef and turkey with sharp cheddar cheese and aged Swiss cheese, romaine lettuce, roma tomato and Earl’s mustard sauce, and is a bargain at just $5.99.  There are several taste combinations at Earl of Sandwich that I enjoy but this is one of my regular choices—the perfect stop to refuel during your Downtown Disney shopping sprees.  The melted cheeses blend perfectly with the meats and the mustard sauce adds just the right amount of kick.

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7.  The Muffaletta at Port Orleans Riverside (lunch and dinner) or French Quarter (dinner only).

This New Orleans specialty is made on a focaccia style bread and features a marinated olive salad, as well as mozzarella and provolone cheeses and Italian style deli meats like salami, mortadella and  ham.  At $8.99, this sandwich stays true to the theme of the Port Orleans resorts by giving you a taste of its namesake while at Disney.  The Riverside version is a fresh and filling meal choice.

6.  The Carved Roast Beef Sandwich at Be Our Guest Lunch.

Reservations for dinner at Be Our Guest are hard to come by, but lunch offers a great alternative, and there are several delicious and satisfying sandwiches on the menu.  I actually like all three of them, but for my top ten I selected the Carved Prime Chuck Roast Beef Sandwich which is served warm on a baguette with horseradish sour cream and Pomme Frites for $12.19.  With our without the horseradish (I prefer the latter), this sandwich has a great flavor and makes a hearty meal in the middle of the day—to keep you going for a full day of park touring.  Don’t forget to add a “Master’s Cupcake” for dessert to get a taste of the Gray Stuff (it’s delicious, don’t believe me . . . .)

5.  The Carved Sandwich at the Mara.

The Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of my favorite food courts for the variety and quality of the food.  One of the offerings is the carved sandwich—sometimes it is turkey, but the last one I had was ham.  This is served on a bun and is like having holiday leftovers on a sandwich—thick pieces or slices carved right off the bone.  The ham was moist and flavorful—and a hearty portion (almost too much).  And in typical Mara fashion, the sides offered to accompany it were fresh and a departure from typical resort food court fare:  couscous, coleslaw, house-made chips or french fries.  For $9.19 this sandwich is a good option for lunch or dinner.

4.  The Grown Up Grilled Cheese at Captain Cook’s.

This is a much beloved favorite of many served at the Polynesian’s quick service restaurant, Captain Cook’s.  Three cheeses (cheddar, swiss, and Boursin) melt together to make a creamy inside, and is set off by the crunchy grilled sunflower bread on the outside.  It is a great combination of textures and flavors in one hearty sandwich.  Like the Mara, Captain Cook’s offers some unusual side items to complement the sandwich:  Asian Slaw, Chips, Steamed Vegetables, or Fries—and all for $7.99

3.  The Reuben at The Plaza Restaurant & The Sci Fi Dine in Theater.

Most of our sandwich stops have been at quick service restaurants—matching the grab and go nature of the sandwich.  For this choice, the quintessential deli favorite Reuben sandwich, there are two locations at Walt Disney World where you can sit down and have it served to you at your table (or in your car).  The Plaza in Magic Kingdom serves up views of the Castle along with a Reuben piled high with thinly sliced corned beef on grilled marble rye with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing for $10.99.  At the Studios you can have your Reuben served to you in your car while you watch horror flicks—their version is $12.49 for a classic sandwich with Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss, and Thousand Island Dressing on Marble Rye Bread served with Pickle Spear and choice of Cucumber Salad or French Fries.  The Reuben is my favorite sandwich and I usually order this if it is found on the menu.  I’ve enjoyed both of these versions—once I even ordered them both on the same vacation.  They are fresh, generously portioned, and very tasty.

2.  The Holiday Turkey Sandwich at Earl of Sandwich.

This is the type of sandwich of which legends are made.  In the past this sandwich was only offered during the holidays, and I can neither confirm nor deny that Disney fans without a local Earl of Sandwich would plan holiday trips to Walt Disney World just to eat this sandwich—the Disney decorations were just a bonus.  Made with turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry, this sandwich is your classic Thanksgiving leftover sandwich—all heated together for holiday goodness and now served year ‘round.  And, like all of the Earl’s hot sandwiches, it is only $5.99.  Could there be a more appropriate place to enjoy a good sandwich than Earl of Sandwich—named after the man whose legacy is inventing the sandwich?

1. The Croissant Jambon Fromage at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie.

For my number one choice I had to go with what I consider to be one of the yummiest deals on Disney property:  the ham and cheese croissant at France’s bakery.  For a mere $4.75 or a snack on the Disney Dining Plan, this rich, buttery, cheesy sandwich is all yours.  Now served in the expanded Les Halles Boulangerie, it is also easier to purchase.  It is made with ham, cheese and bechamel in a croissant, and once you order your croissant it is toasted on the spot for all of that warm, melty goodness.  Yum! My mouth is watering as I type!

There are many more delicious sandwich options at Walt Disney World for your eating pleasure—what is your favorite?

 

About Sarah Chapman

I am a long time Disney fan since I was hooked on Walt Disney World with my first trip in 1987. Since that time I’ve tried experiencing everything I can in the parks, with a total of 30 visits and counting (I’m always planning my next trip) to Walt Disney World—not to mention Disney Cruise Line and even (shhh!) Universal Orlando and Sea World. I’ve turned my Disney obsession into a profession helping others plan their magical vacations as a Dream Vacation Maker at LBAC Travel. I am a work at home mom to three wonderful boys, and each one has been properly indoctrinated with all things Disney. Walt Disney World is definitely our “Laughing Place.” Look for me on Facebook at Facebook.com/SarahLBAC for updates, discount announcements, tips, tricks and planning advice for your next vacation. You can also find me on Instagram (sarahdreamvacationmaker) and Pinterest (sarahlbactravel).