Captain Cooks is the quick service dining location at the Polynesian Resort in Walt Disney World. It’s a tiny spot to eat located just before you hit the entrance of Trader Sams. Most of the tables are limited to outdoor seating. This resort has some fantastic eating options like Ohana and Kona Cafe, let’s see how Captain Cook stacks up. Let’s take a look at our full Captain Cooks dining review.
Captain Cooks Quick Breakdown
- Service: Quick Service
- Type of Food: All American
- Price: $$
- Location: Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney Dining Plan: Yes, 1 Quick Service Credit
- Discounts: None
- Good For: Comfort Food
- Menu: Official Disney Menu
A Tour Around Captain Cooks
A look at Captain Cooks at the Polynesian Village Resort.
This spot used to be famous for its self-serve Dole Whip machine (seriously it was my dream come true). After a remodel that all moved to the Pineapple Lanai outside where there is no more do it yourself ice cream. The inside as I mentioned previously is very tiny with two small indoor rooms of seating. If you are planning on eating here during peak times then you can just forget about finding a table inside. Just hope you aren’t like us trying to get a spot inside in the middle of a rainstorm.
The theming on the walls is kept to a minimum, though they do have some fun destination posters on the left side of the restaurant. If you want really great theming we highly recommend visiting the tiki bar next door, Trader Sams.
Lunch and Dinner Dishes
Here is a look at the dishes we tried from our dinner at Captain Cooks.
This hot roast beef sandwich was just alright. Normally I am all about anything that resembles a steak and cheese but something about the sauce cheese combo just left me feeling meh.
Even their Caesar Salad with Chicken has some Polynesian flair with fried wontons instead of traditional croutons. Other than that it was pretty much your stand Caesar salad.
As people who don’t love spicy things, the Pan Asian Noodles and Vegetables was not a win for us. It was just a hair too spicy for us.
Avocado Toast is on the lunch and dinner menu! It’s Toasted Sunflower Multigrain Bread topped with a Guacamole Spread, Egg Omelet with Cheddar, Arugula, Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese Crumbles, and finished with a Sour Cream drizzle.
Traditional Fried Rice with Slow-roasted Pork. This was a total flow, the rice was crunchy and the sweet pork really didn’t mix well with the rest of flavors. I was better off ordering the chicken tenders here instead.
Breakfast at Captain Cooks
This breakfast burrito was perfection for me! It’s crammed with eggs, cheese, and home fries. On the side they give you salsa and sour cream.
This is Disney’s bounty platter it’s kinda like a little mini buffet on a plate. I have bacon, sausage, eggs, french toast, potato wedges, and a biscuit. We find this is often a breakfast option at a lot of the Disney World resorts. I like to grab this plate to split with my husband or when I can’t make up my mind on what I want.
What is not shown above but a highly rated item here is the pulled pork nachos. If you took a look at the menu you found that they have a really good mix of non-traditional fast food here. It’s a nice step out from the hamburgers and chicken tenders found at a lot of the other fast food spots.
Have you eaten at Captain Cooks before? Leave your Captain Cooks dining review in the comment section below. For more dining recommendations read, Magic Kingdom Dining Ranked Best to Worst.
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