Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a favorite destination of many Guests at the Walt Disney World Resort thanks to its charming and bright theming that is styled to feel like a seaside resort along the Atlantic coast. Guests can enjoy charming nautical details, pastel colors, crisp white molding and accents, the expansive Stormalong Bay pool area, views of Crescent Lake, shopping, and more.
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One of the most popular experiences to enjoy at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, a table service restaurant that transports Guests back in time to a vintage seaside diner with over-the-top dishes of American favorites. Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is open each day for lunch and dinner, and Guests who would like to enjoy a meal there definitely need to make reservations in advance, as it is nearly always full.
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Guests immediately feel the charm and theming of Beaches & Cream Soda Shop when approaching the main entrance, as there are a series of small tables outside that are shaped like ice cream cones. Guests can enjoy to-go ice cream treats and more at these charming tables and soak in the views of nearby Stormalong Bay and Crescent Lake.
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Once inside Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, Guests are immediately transported to the Atlantic seaside with pastel pops of color on the walls and chairs, beachy molding along the walls, comfortable booth seating, mosaic tile floor, and an open-air kitchen. The subtle touches all come together to evoke the feeling of a diner from the 1950s, and Guests can’t get enough of the inviting theme.
Those who take the time to check out all corners of the dining room at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop can also spot some great artwork and details that tie in some beloved Disney characters. Mickey, Minnie, and the gang can be found in a series of paintings decorating the space and each work showcases a different seaside diner scene including a vintage jukebox, classic counter stools, and vintage cars driving on the boardwalk.
The lunch and dinner menus at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop are identical, and the items featured focus heavily on American diner classics, with some over-the-top portions. Guests absolutely need to make sure that they arrive at the restaurant hungry, because they will not want to miss a single bite of their orders!
To begin any meal at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, Guests can choose from a beverage menu that features Joffrey’s Coffee, soft drinks, Twinings of London Tea, beer, and wine. Those who are looking to indulge even more can order up a hard float or shake, which takes classic options and spikes them with beer, cider, or liquor. Guests are sure to love options like the S’mores Shake, Tropical Sunrise Float, Grasshopper Float, Stout Float, and The Classic Root Beer Float.
The entrées at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop are all amazing, and Guests might find it hard to choose just one option! One of the most popular choices is the classic Beaches & Cream Grilled Cheese, which features buttery toasted bread and perfectly melted cheese and is served with a cup of creamy tomato soup and the option to add bacon or ham for an additional fee.
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Another sandwich option at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is the Cheddar-Bacon-Ranch Chicken Sandwich which is served on a multigrain bun and topped with sautéed onion, lettuce, and tomato for a very filling and hearty meal. Guests also love enjoying the French Dip Sandwich featuring thinly sliced roast beef, Swiss cheese, au jus, and crispy-fried onions on a toasted French roll or the Reuben Sandwich served on marbled rye bread with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing.
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop also features several entrée options for Guests who are looking to indulge in over-the-top burgers, and the classic Angus Beef Burger with cheddar, lettuce, and tomato is the perfect option to quench any burger craving. Also available is the Plant-based Burger which tops a multigrain bun with plant-based patty, mayonnaise, and caramelized balsamic-onion jam.
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While the entrées at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop are amazing, it’s the sides that elevate every meal to be completely indulgent. Guests love to dig into the perfectly crispy and fried French Fries, Onion Rings, and Potato Tots. A hearty side that Guests can enjoy is the Bowl of Chili which is topped with the perfect amount of cheese and green onions for texture.
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Sure, plain tots are delicious, but Beaches & Cream Soda Shop offers up some unique twists on the classic that are too good to pass up. The Chili and Cheese Tots are topped with chili, cheese, sour cream, and green onions — there is even a plant-based version! While the Cheese and Bacon Tots are served with cheese sauce, bacon, red onions, and a creamy garlic-peppercorn ranch.
With so many indulgent entrée and side options at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, it can definitely be hard to save space for dessert, but Guests absolutely need to try because the restaurant features some of the best ice cream options at the Walt Disney World Resort. Classic dessert options offered include the Brownie A la Mode, Strawberry Shortcake, and Cookie Fries with Dipping Sauce which are plant-based and served with an assortment of dips.
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Guests who are milkshake fans can choose from several options including the Mickey Confetti Shake which blends vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and rainbow sprinkles and tops it all with a rainbow confetti cupcake. Also over the top are the Chocolate Brownie Shake, Frozen Sunshine Milkshake, Ice Cream Soda, and an assortment of Malt & Shakes with the option of any flavor ice cream that is available.
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is perhaps most well-known for its ice cream sundaes, in particular the Kitchen Sink which is served in an actual sink bowl and is so large, it can easily feed four Guests. There is also the option of ordering the treat in a souvenir Mickey or Minnie sink. The Kitchen Sink features vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies ‘n cream, and mint chocolate chip ice cream scoops, hot fudge, peanut butter, Snickers pieces, a fresh brownie, and literally every other topping served in the restaurant right down to the cherry on top.
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Some other amazing sundae options found at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop include the Snickers Sundae, Classic Banana Split, Fudge Mud Slide, and Old Fashioned Sundae. Peanut butter lovers will go nuts for the No Way Jose which tops vanilla and chocolate ice creams with peanut butter morsels, chocolate chips, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.
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Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is one of the most popular table service restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort, and it is no surprise why with its charming interior and over-the-top meals and ice cream treats. Guests who find themselves at Disney’s Beach Club Resort definitely need to stop by Beaches & Cream Soda Shop to enjoy the ultimate lunch or dinner any day!