Olivia’s Cafe restaurant sits between the pool and the main lobby at Old Key West resort at Walt Disney World. If you aren’t staying at the resort this one may be a little tricky to get to. Since we are locals we were able to drive and the parking was conveniently located right in front of the restaurant.
Olivia’s Cafe Quick Breakdown
- Service: Table-Service
- Type of Food: Steak, Chicken, Allergy Options
- Price: $$
- Location: Old Key West Resort
- Disney Dining Plan: Yes, 1 Credits
- Discounts: Annual Passholder, DVC
- Features: Reservations, Alcohol
- Good For: Casual Dining
- Menu: Official Disney Dinner Menu
A Tour Around Olivia’s Cafe
The entrance to Olivia’s Cafe is directly across from the lobby entrance at Old Key West Resort. You can also get the restaurant from the attached resort gift shop. The gift shop is one of my favorite places to roam while we wait for our reservation when we eat here.
One of the coolest things about Olivia’s is it showcases family trip photos from DVC members. Old Key West is strictly a Disney Vacation Club resort. While nonmembers can stay here it’s was built for Disney’s timeshare program. While most of these pictures are from the opening of the Olivia’s Cafe some of the families have come back and updated their picture with a newer one.
As you can see the pictures wrap into the dining area and completely cover all the walls inside this restaurant.
Olivia’s Cafe Dishes
The following are a few of the dishes we have tried from their menu.
This crab cake is Pan-seared and served with Jalapeño Aïoli Sauce, Grilled Pineapple Salsa, and Chayote Slaw. Growing up with a parent from Maryland it is hard to have a crab cake live up to my expectation. This crabcake did fall flat. I thought it had way too much filler and topped with way too much sauce.
Soup of the Day
When we were visiting the soup of the day was a chicken pot pie. This soup got two thumbs up from both of us. It was one of those few chilly days here in Orlando Florida and this soup just hit the spot as the perfect comfort food.
Slow-Cooked Prime Rib
On this trip, everyone at the table ordered Prime Rib and we weren’t disappointed! This steak is served with Slow-cooked Prime Rib. 10-oz cut with Olivia’s Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, and Cabernet Demi-glace. Of course, that doesn’t help you the reader get an idea of what to expect with other dishes on the menu. However, this one we can highly recommend.
Southernmost Buttermilk Chicken
This fried chicken dish is paired with Mashed Potatoes, Southern Gravy, a Biscuit, and Seasonal Vegetables. The fried chicken did have a slight heat but was still really good.
Cayo Hueso Chicken Past
This dish is listed as a shrimp dish on the menu but they said they can swap it to chicken which is exactly what I did. This dish hits you with some crazy overload of garlic. I think I had to brush my teeth 3 times in a row that night and I was still garlic breath. In the future, this is a dish I would not get again. It looked like store-bought pre-cooked chicken and the overpowering garlic just made it fall flat in my book.
Banana Bread Pudding Sundae
So I was hoping this would taste just like Kona Cafe which I had eaten at a few weeks prior to this. It, however, much to my disappointment did not. It’s banana bread, nice warm and moist topped with some ice cream.
Between the two desserts, we ordered this was the winner. The cheesecake was so good and I didn’t miss that there wasn’t strawberry topping.
Olivia’s Cafe Recommendation
The location at an out-of-the-way resort doesn’t put this restaurant on the map as a must do Disney World dining. Olivia’s Cafe is the perfect stop for some good home cooking. A great place to unwind after a long day in the parks, before a late night in the parks, or just when you need some downtime from the Disney parks.
If you are interested in booking a reservation for Olivia’s Cafe you can do so through My Disney Experience. We find reservations are rather easy to make here last-minute so you don’t have to rush when booking this restaurant.
Want more dining tips? Check out our Best Disney World Restaurants recommendations along with Worst Disney Dining Sit Down Restaurants. If you are visiting with young ones read our Best Places to Eat with Kids at Disney World.
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