Dining at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
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With so many dining options across Walt Disney World, knowing where to go on your Disney vacation can be difficult. The good news is here at DisneyDining.com, we’re ready with all the answers to your questions. Today, we’re taking a look at all the dining options at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Barefoot Pool Bar and Oasis Bar and Grill

Barefoot Pool Bar and Oasis Bar and Grill are the Polynesian’s two pool bars. These bars serve refreshing cocktails and food poolside, so you don’t have to leave your pool day to have a great meal. Barefoot pool bar can be found near The Lava Pool, and Oasis Bar and Grill can be found near the Oasis Pool.

Capt. Cook’s

Capt. Cook's Pork Sandwich

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Capt. Cook’s is the resort’s largest Quick Service restaurant, located on the first floor of the Great Ceremonial House. This restaurant serves Polynesian favorites featuring seafood and kalua pork. Due to its popularity, this restaurant offers Disney’s Mobile Order feature, allowing Guests to place an order ahead using the My Disney Experience app.

Kona Island

Kona Island Pastries

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If we head upstairs to the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House, we’ll find Kona Island, a Quick Service location serving coffee, pastries, and sushi. This location has delicious food ready if you’re on the go and is close to the monorail entrance, so you can grab a quick breakfast before heading to the Parks.

Pineapple Lanai

Pineapple Dole Whip Float

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Just outside the Great Ceremonial House, you’ll find Pineapple Lanai. This Quick Service spot is all things DOLE Whip. The frozen DOLE Whip is an iconic Disney snack featuring pineapple DOLE soft-serve. Here, you can find the traditional DOLE Whip, a float, and a spiked dessert with rum.

Tambu Lounge

Tambu Lounge Bar

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At Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, just outside of ‘Ohana, you’ll find Tambu Lounge. This bar offers a relaxed setting to grab an appetizer or a late-night cocktail. Enjoy the atmosphere of The Great Ceremonial House while you enjoy your cocktail.

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto Zombie Cocktail

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Tucked away on the first floor of the Great Ceremonial House, you’ll find one of Disney’s most hidden gems. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is a hidden tiki bar with an immersive, unique, and fun dining environment. The menu at Trader Sam’s has drinks only available at the Grog Grotto and Tiki Terrace. After 8:00 p.m., only Guests 21 and older are welcome to dine.

Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace

Trader Sam's Tiki Terrace

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You’ll find Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace outside the Grog Grotto. The Tiki Terrace shares a menu with the Grog Grotto but has a much calmer and more relaxed outdoor environment where you can enjoy your drink. This location is also a great option if the waitlist for the bar inside is too long.

Kona Cafe

Tonga Toast Kona Cafe

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Kona Cafe can be found on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House, next door to Kona Island. This Table Service restaurant serves delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring favorites like the iconic Tonga Toast. The restaurant also serves sushi rolls, poke bowls, stir-fry, and sandwiches. Reservations can be made online or through the My Disney Experience app up to 60 days before your stay.


stitch with child at ohana restaurant

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Our last, but certainly not least, restaurant at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is ‘Ohana. ‘Ohana is a Table Service restaurant featuring a character dining breakfast and a Polynesian-style dinner (without characters). Both meals are served family-style as all-you-care-to-enjoy meals. The Best Friends Breakfast includes meet and greets with Lilo and Stitch, who are excited to visit you while you dine. Both experiences require advanced dining reservations, which can be made online or through the My Disney Experience app 60 days before your stay.

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.