The Walt Disney World Resort is well known for its indulgent and delicious dining options throughout Disney Springs, Disney Resorts, and the Disney Parks that offer Guests’ cuisines from around the world with bold flavors and wonderful ingredients. While many of the meals and snacks found throughout the property are options that Guests might not necessarily enjoy outside of vacation, there are also plenty of light options for those looking to keep it healthy.
Some great lighter options throughout the Walt Disney World Resort are salads, which feature all sorts of ingredient combinations to create unforgettable meals. Cobb Salads are a huge favorite of many Guests, and the original version was said to be created at The Hollywood Brown Derby in California in the late 1930s and named for the restaurant’s owner, Robert Howard Cobb.
A typical Cobb Salad combines a bed of chopped greens topped with tomato, bacon, chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, blue cheese, and a red wine vinaigrette resulting in a hearty, yet light meal. This wonderful salad option can be found in several places throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, where Guests can dig in for lunch and dinner to enjoy a delicious meal that they will want to return for time and time again!
Our Famous Cobb Salad – The Hollywood Brown Derby
No list of Cobb Salads at the Walt Disney World Resort would be complete without The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is a recreation of the original location where the famous salad was first invented. This table service restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard invites Guests to dine on contemporary American cuisine in an upscale interior with beautiful art décor details and caricature sketches of Hollywood’s finest on the walls. Open daily for lunch and dinner, The Hollywood Brown Derby features an incredible menu, including Our Famous Cobb Salad, which features fresh greens topped with spit-roasted turkey breast, bacon, egg, tomatoes, blue cheese, avocado, and classic dressing. Guests who are looking for a more classic take on the original can opt for chicken instead, or add some seafood indulgence with the addition of shrimp. Guests can also enjoy the popular salad at the adjacent Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge.
Cobb Salad – House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
Disney Springs is home to countless dining options that Guests can enjoy, including everything from convenient quick-service spots to immersive table service restaurants. The House of Blues Restaurant & Bar can be found on the West Side of Disney Springs and serves up a menu of Southern and international cuisine in a cozy setting packed with memorabilia to help celebrate the history of music. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar features a delicious and satisfying traditional take on a Cobb Salad with romaine lettuce, topped with grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, blue cheese, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, and a creamy blue cheese dressing.
Restaurantosaurus Cobb Salad with Chicken – Restaurantosaurus
Disney’s Animal Kingdom features several delicious quick-service locations where Guests can grab and convenient bite while exploring the Disney Park, including Restaurantosaurus in the Dinoland area. This quirky location is frequented by both the scientists and students from the nearby Dino Institute and features several dining rooms packed with prehistoric relics, archeology items, and humorous and corny jokes and clever puns created by the students. Restaurantosaurus is open daily for lunch and dinner and features a menu of American favorites like burgers and one light salad. The Restaurantosaurus Cobb Salad with Chicken features a bed of fresh greens accompanied by chicken, cucumbers, tomato, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, blue cheese, and a green goddess dressing, and Guests also have the option to order the meal without the chicken.
Earl’s Cobb Salad – Earl of Sandwich
One of the best quick-service locations to enjoy in Disney Springs is Earl of Sandwich, which has long been thrilling Guests in the Marketplace area. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Earl of Sandwich specializes in delicious wraps, sandwiches, soups, and hearty salads, packed with fresh ingredients, and a wonderful way to fuel up for lots of shopping in Disney Springs. Guests looking for an updated take on a classic option at the restaurant can indulge in Earl’s Cobb Salad, which tops field greens with grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar, Roma tomatoes, cucumber, cranberries, and a ranch dressing.
Earl’s Cobb Wrap – Earl of Sandwich
Guests who dine at Earl of Sandwich for lunch and dinner and are looking for an actual sandwich option can enjoy Earl’s Cobb Wrap, which takes the same greens, grilled chicken, bacon, cheddar, Roma tomatoes, cucumber, cranberries, and ranch dressing from the salad and neatly encases it all in a delicious and lightweight wrap for some carbs.
Brewer’s Cobb – Big River Grille & Brewing Works
The final Cobb Salad option that Guests can enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Disney’s BoardWalk along the shores of Crescent Lake. Big River Grille & Brewing Works is a table service restaurant open for lunch and dinner each day, where Guests can enjoy American pub favorites in a laid-back setting while sipping on an extensive menu of microbrew options fresh on tap. A light menu option to pair with any pint is the Brewer’s Cobb, which is a fairly traditional take on the classic with mixed greens, grilled chicken, bacon, blue cheese, avocado, tomatoes, and eggs.
With so many delicious Cobb Salad options to choose from, which one would you indulge in first?