Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club in Walt Disney World will take you back to the charm of a soda shop from the ’50s. Best of all the pricing is super affordable with its classic American burgers, sandwiches, and shakes. Let’s take a look at our full Beaches and Cream review.
This super tiny dining spot is packed with charm, you can find a jukebox and of course lots of yummy ice cream. The ice cream is a part of the show, order something special off the ice cream menu and watch the lights dim and the celebration begins. Of course, the Kitchen Sink is the dessert that makes this Disney dining spot so famous.
Beaches and Cream Quick Breakdown
- Service: Sit Down
- Type of Food: Hamburgers and Diner Food
- Price: $$
- Hours: 11am – 11pm
- Location: Beach Club
- Disney Dining Plan: Yes, 1 Credit
- Discounts: DVC, Tables in Wonderland, Annual Passholder
- Good For: Family, Ice Cream, and Celebrations
- Menu: Official Disney Menu
A Tour Around Beaches and Cream
A look at Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club Resort in Walt Disney World.
First up, our parking lot shot, we drove there on this occasion but you can also walk here from Epcot. Instead of exiting out of the front of the park you would want to exit out via the World Showcase’s International Gateway. This is right between France and England in the World Showcase.
You actually need to check-in for Beaches and Cream outside the restaurant. Check-in is normally pretty painless. They collect a phone number so they can send you a text message when your table does become available. They have several outdoor tables across from this podium where you can hang out and wait for your party to be called. Note the adorable Mickey pants kitchen sink which of course is a souvenir ice cream bowl that you can buy!
At the end of 2019 Beaches and Cream underwent a full overhaul and expansion. This allows for more seating to eat here and make the reservations just a little bit easier to find. The restaurant has more than doubled in size and still is in the same spot it just consumed the space next door to it.
Our seats and pretty much every seat in the house looks right on in the kitchen. We watched the chef quickly cook up everyone’s meals. We were down at a table but there is also bar seating if you want a better view of the action. The new setup isn’t as intimate as the old layout but it still holds that little diner vibe. The kitchen is also in full view but they now have just a few more chefs on the line prepping food.
Ice cream lights, fancy straw holders, and a jukebox song selector are part of the many small details here that make you feel like you are back in a ’50s diner.
New to the menu with the re-opening is a whole section of tots on the menu.
The real part of the menu is dessert! Do not make the mistake we first made and eat too much for dinner and not have any room for dessert!
Dishes from Beaches and Cream
Here is a look at the dishes we tried from our dinner at Beaches and Cream.
I went with a newer menu item, the french dip sandwich. It was a pretty standard sandwich but I thought that it is pretty dry and lacking flavor. The sandwich was still okay.
My husband went for the classic cheeseburger here. He was delighted to find out he could swap his fries for onion rings, at an additional charge of course. He thought his burger was a little too overcooked, especially since he ordered it medium. Outside of that he really enjoyed the rest of the meal.
I went for the Chicken Sandwich topped with Smoked Bacon, Sautéed Onion, and Cheese on a Multigrain Bun. Of course, I had to try out the loaded fries because ranch dressing belongs on everything and I am obsessed. I wish we could have skipped the cardboard multigrain bun Disney serves. It’s not like any of the rest of the meal was healthy so really what is even the point?
Above is the Turkey club, you can see it is filled with thick slices of turkey. It was the perfect comfort food selection here. In order to save room for dessert, my husband and I actually split this sandwich and still was not able to quite finish our ice cream.
Of course no trip to Beaches and Cream is complete without ordering some dessert. I went the chocolate route and got a Fudge Mud Slide. This is a gooey, chewy Brownie covered with Hot Fudge, Three-scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, Oreo Cookies, and Whipped Cream topped with Chocolate Syrup and a Cherry.
Above is the No Way Jose sundae! It’s a peanut butter lover’s dream. It is a Peanut Butter and Hot Fudge delight featuring Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Morsels, Whipped Cream, and a Cherry.
Shakes from Beaches and Cream
Beaches and Cream Review Recommendation
You will be hugely disappointed if you don’t make it to dessert. Dining here means watching so many amazing ice cream dishes being served around us. Next time we are having dessert for dinner and forgetting being responsible, healthy adults! We enjoyed the coziness and character of this restaurant.
While this location recently expanded it still remains a tiny location. Which brings me to the importance of making a reservation for Beaches and Cream. This spot is popular and has grown to have a cult following. You will want to book this dining ASAP. However, we find some last-minute cancellations for this place pretty regularly so don’t lose all hope if you miss out at first.
Have you eaten at Beaches and Cream before? Leave your Beaches and Cream dining review in the comment section below. If you want to know more about the hotel this spot is located, read our Beach Club Resort Review.
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!
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Wednesday 5th of February 2020
Great review, inspiring pictures and helpful to be reminded of "eat dessert first!"