|Whee, bad cell phone pic|
Captain Cook's has an interesting ordering system unlike any other I've seen at Walt Disney World. Like Pecos Bill's, there are ordering kiosks, but unlike Pecos Bill's, you can't pay at them. You order using the kiosks and then walk over to the cashiers to pay. Since the cashiers aren't really near the kiosks, it's a little confusing, but we figured it out soon enough. Upon seeing the menu, I swear it said that there was blue cheese on the adult grilled cheese, although Rikki swears there isn't. Anyway, I don't like blue cheese, so the adult grilled cheese was no longer in the running. Instead I decided to order the multi-grain turkey club (no mayo), and I believe James ordered the aloha pork sandwich. And, of course, we both got Dole Whips for dessert. Oh yeah, did I mention the best part about Captain Cook's? It has a self serve Dole Whip machine!
Once we figured out how the ordering worked, we soon got our food, and we found a table pretty quickly. The restaurant was by no means quiet, but it was certainly less chaotic than, say, Pecos Bill's likely was on that day. I honestly don't remember much about my turkey club (probably should have written this review sooner than eight months after the fact), but seeing as I don't remember anything bad about it (like I do about the yucky turkey club at the Studio Catering Co), I'm sure it was good. I'm pretty sure James liked his sandwich as well. In fact, I'm pretty sure the only reason that we didn't go to Captain Cook's last time we were at Walt Disney World is only because we didn't get over to the Magic Kingdom resorts much. I do remember that the multi-grain bread had an interesting, seedy texture, but it was really good. And both our meals came with Captain Cook's Polynesian chips. As for the Dole Whips, totally delicious, as usual.
I highly recommend Captain Cook's if you're in the Magic Kingdom area. Not only is it a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the parks, but the menu choices are quite different from most things you'd see in a counter service restaurant. Although we didn't order anything out of the ordinary, I'd like to go back (perhaps this August?) and try something a little different.
Have you ever eaten at Captain Cook's? What did you order? What did you think? Is it a must-do for you, or do you only eat there occasionally? Let me know your thoughts about this restaurant in a comment, on Twitter (@discollegeblog), or on Facebook!