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Dining at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort



By Dave Shute

For the first page of this review of Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, see this.

DINING AT PORT ORLEANS RIVERSIDE

Dining at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside is located in the main Sassagoula Steamship Company building. Here you’ll find a fun little bar, the River Roost Lounge, the table service restaurant Boatwright’s, and the quick service venue the Riverside Mill.

Yehaa Bob Port Orleans Riverside from yourfirstvisit.net

The River Roost is a charming bar, home to “Yehaa Bob” Jackson’s singing and comedy show most Wednesdays through Saturday evenings.

Sometimes you’ll find other entertainers here. It has a pretty sound menu, of which the Mardi Gras fritters are kinda required eating.

Boatwright's Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort from yourfirstvisit.net (3)

Next is Boatwright’s, a table service restaurant open for dinner.

Boatwright's Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort from yourfirstvisit.net (2)

It’s OK–not worth a special trip, but fine if you are already staying here. The review of Boatwright’s from our book The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2019:

The menu for Boatwright’s is here.

During lunch and dinner, Boatwright’s also provides overflow seating for the next-door quick service, The Riverside Mill.

Food Court Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort from yourfirstvisit.net (3)

Food Court Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort from yourfirstvisit.net (2)

Food Court Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort from yourfirstvisit.net

Next to Boatwright’s is the Riverside Mill, which used to be one of the weaker food courts at the moderates, with both a dull menu and too little space…

Food Court Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort from yourfirstvisit.net (4)

…although some will be intrigued by the water wheel meant to drive the “mill.”

The menu has gotten much more interesting lately, with more southern and southern-inspired offerings.  You can find it here.

Note that as is becoming all too common at Disney World, the menu offers variants on standbys without offering the standby itself. So you’ll find on the posted menu here a Bayou Burger, a Baton Rouge Burger, a Swamp Burger, and a Surf and Turf Burger, but neither a simple cheeseburger nor a bacon cheeseburger. Never fear, though–just ask for the simpler standby made form a subset of the more complicated ingredients and almost all the time you’ll be able to get it.

On my last visit I have to admit I was impressed and surprised by the improvements in burger quality here–I eat a lot of Disney burgers, so should have a sound basis for judging them. The meat tasted handmade and robust, not flattened and formerly frozen.

The Baton Rouge Burger, with bacon and a fried green tomato on top, was my favorite…

…but chopped prime rib and especially the house-made pickles added a nice touch to the Bayou Burger.

Either is best with a side of fried green tomatoes.

The barbecued pork sandwich, in contrast, was a little dull, but tastes vary in barbecue so much that it might be right up your alley.

The proteins at the carving station are quite reliable, especially when it’s offering beef, although the side dishes are usually not hot enough–an endemic problem at such venues at Disney World

Breakfast offerings are typical–I quite enjoyed my omelet.

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