Whispering Canyon Café Review
The Wilderness Lodge is like Disney’s hidden resort. I visited this resort for the first time recently and it quickly went to the top of my wish list for resorts to stay at. And I don’t even like camping! You can get to this resort by boat from Magic Kingdom or the Contemporary. When you arrive at the dock, the resort is somewhat hidden. As we made our way up to the resort, passing by the splash pad area, inside and then to the lobby. This lobby is very grand and impressive. You really have to see it in person to fully appreciate it. It’s all wooden and full of American Indian artifacts.
We were late to our reservation, so had to wait a little while for our party of ten. As my group gets seated at our table they over hear the ruckus and are quickly confused as to ‘what’s the big deal about ketchup?’ You’ll find out rather quickly that this isn’t your average restaurant. Think of it as; you’re in a mess hall and the fellow dinners are you camp mates and your servers are the camp counselors. I won’t ruin all the fun stuff for you, but you get the general idea. Bottom line – come with an open mind. We all settle in and order drinks. My nephew orders the bottomless milkshake, yes you read that correctly. My husband wanted one, but didn’t want to make a rookie mistake after he read about the infamous skillet.
This menu offers lots of Old Western dishes, but everyone raves about “The Skillet”. The skillet is an all-you-care-to-enjoy option including a refreshing salad with apple vinaigrette, smoked ribs, brisket, roasted chicken, sausage, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, baked beans, corn on the cob and corn bread. Everyone at our table ordered the skillet, so the food came out on large family style platters. After I enjoyed some salad and a couple pieces of the best cornbread ever, I moved on to the platter full of everything else. Seriously, everything all in one huge platter or skillet. I had no idea where to even begin, but I my made way on to almost everything on the skillet. Everything on the skillet was cooked to perfection and full of flavor. You could have rolled all of us out of there. Our friends that don’t have kids and go out every night, decided to go home because they were so full. I can’t believe our server had the nerve to ask us about dessert! As someone with a sweet tooth, I was a little disappointed that I didn’t leave room. Our server also came out with some fun props to take pictures with and put one us in Canyon Jail.
Overall, this was a really fun place to dine. I think it’s worth the $30 or so for the skillet. Meat eaters will be in heaven. Kids will have an absolute blast here and I would hope that even the pickiest eaters will find something they’ll like on the skillet. And if all else fails, it’s worth it for the show!
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