You’ve had a long day, you’re all exhausted, the crowds are getting stressful, and all you want is a little comfort food.
If you’re at Walt Disney World craving something warm, hearty, and a little sinful, you’ll find plenty of options that fit the bill. The next time you’re craving comfort food for dinner, try these options.
1. Meatloaf at 50’s Prime Time Café, Hollywood Studios
When you’re craving comfort food, the first place you should think of is 50s Prime Time Café. Not only is the menu comprised almost entirely of meals you’d expect mom to make, your waitress will make you feel right at home – by reminding you to wash your hands and keep your elbows off the table. What could feel more like a childhood meal than that? Cousin Ann’s Traditional Meatloaf features a mixture of ground beef and pork with a classic tomato glaze on top. Roasted garlic mashed potatoes and green beans on the side make this the ultimate in comfort food.
2. Chicken and Waffles at Fantasy Fare Food Truck, Downtown Disney
Though the Downtown Disney food truck court isn’t finished yet, you can still find the food trucks slated to appear there at various points throughout the area. For now you’ll have to chase this specialty down and hope it’s open while you’re in town, but soon this will become a staple that’s much easier to find. The sticky chicken and waffles served on the Fantasy Fare truck is the perfect pick when you want something savory and sweet all at once. The waffles are topped with a sweet Thai chile cream for a distinct flavor that makes this dish a must-try.
3. Pot Roast at Liberty Tree Tavern, Magic Kingdom
The New England pot roast at Liberty Tree Tavern is heralded as the “Tavern Keeper’s Favorite.” This rich dish features braised beef in a Cabernet wine and mushroom sauce. Best of all, it comes with a side of mashed potatoes for extra comfort food goodness. This filling pick is great when you want a meat and potatoes meal that will really stick to your ribs.
4. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque at Beaches and Cream, Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Beaches and Cream is best known for its ice cream selection, but this is also the perfect place to get a gourmet grilled cheese. Enjoy the comforting flavors from childhood with just enough of a twist to make it appropriate for an adult. The sandwich features a blend of six cheeses for a bold rich taste that takes you beyond the simple slice of Kraft you may have known at home. Instead of a basic tomato soup, you’ll enjoy a rich tomato bisque – perfect for dipping your sandwich in.