Here is the fourth installment of my Best of Disney World Quick Service Dining series… you can check out all of the posts in this series here!
Wilderness Lodge has long been a dining destination for many Walt Disney World guests, thanks to the popular Whispering Canyon Cafe and Artist Point. Well, the food scene at Wilderness Lodge has recently gotten even better with the addition of Geyser Point Bar and Grill!
Geyser Point is located right on the shores of Bay Lake a short walk from the Wilderness Lodge lobby.
It is a hybrid quick service dining/lounge, which is a new dining concept at Walt Disney World. I expect to see more quick service/lounge combos at other Disney resorts in the future because it really works well!
There is ample seating at Geyser Point Bar and Grill, both in the covered open-air building and on patios closer to the lake. There are a bunch of comfy seats for relaxing, as well as regular tables if you are eating a meal.
There are two different ways to order food at Geyser Point: at a walk-up quick service window, or from a server or bartender (more on this in a minute). If you order from the window, you’ll be given a number and your food will be delivered to wherever you decide to sit.
Here’s the most amazing thing about Geyser Point Bar and Grill – even if you sit down and order from a server, you can use a Quick Service credit on the Dining Plan here! I think this is the only restaurant at Disney World where this is the case. Get all of my tips and tricks for making the most of the Disney Dining Plan in this post.
Now on to the food!
Geyser Point has a combined Lunch/Dinner menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Prices for entrees range from $9.99 to $13.99.
I had the Salmon BLT for lunch the first day I visited Geyser Point. It had a large piece of delicious Salmon along with Lemon Caper Mayo and the standard BLT fillings. Unfortunately, it isn’t on the menu any longer.
On my second visit, I tried the Lump Crab Cake sandwich.
It was packed full of lump crab with very little filler. It was excellent and highly recommended!
My sister tried the Bison Burger and she thought it was great, too. We tried the Multigrain Salad and did NOT like it – definitely go for the waffle fries as your side!
I got this Cascadia Sangria Cocktail as my drink on the dining plan. I LOVE that I can get a fancy cocktail on the dining plan (here’s the inside scoop on the new Dining Plan with alcohol). It tasted more like sour mix than anything else – I wouldn’t order it again.
My sister had the Grand Margarita and she loved it!
Here is a link to the current menu at Geyser Point straight from the Disney website.
Geyser Point also serves breakfast from 7 to 11 am every day. I liked that the menus at Geyser Point feature regional specialties of the Northwest to tie into the theming at Wilderness Lodge.
Another option for dining at Geyser Point Bar and Grill is to pick a seat at the bar or anywhere in the lounge and be waited on by a server. If you do this, you can order any item from the above quick service menu AND you can order from the amazing small plates lounge menu!
Here are the six additional items available from the “Rustic Fare” lounge menu:
Crispy Fried Oysters – with miso tartar sauce $12.00
Edamame – with chili-salt $5.00
Cheesy Barbecue Brisket – with house-made chips $11.00
Shrimp on a Wire – with miso-lime vinaigrette, togarashi, shishito peppers, and chili-aioli $13.00
Salmon Rillette – with sourdough crisps $9.00
Handcrafted Charcuterie $14.00
And of course, since this is a lounge, there is the drink menu. I plan on making a special trip back to Geyser Point to try one of these signature cocktails:
Huckleberry Punch – 44° North Mountain Huckleberry Vodka, Bols Crème de Cassis, fresh Lemon Juice, and Cranberry Juice $12.00
Northwest Iced Tea -Rogue Dark Rum, 44° North Idaho Potato Vodka, Aviation Gin, Cointreau, and Sweet-and-Sour with a splash of Coca-Cola $11.50
Black Cherry Mule – Zodiac Black Cherry Vodka, fresh Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar topped with Fever Tree Ginger Beer $11.25
Cascadia Sangria Cocktail – Zodiac Black Cherry Vodka, fresh Lime Juice, and Orange Juice topped with Columbia Crest H3 Merlot $12.00
WhipperSnapper Sour – WhipperSnapper Whiskey perfectly mixed with Sweet-and-Sour $12.00
I really like that you can order from both the quick service and lounge menu from a server or bartender at Geyser Point.
I visited Wilderness Lodge during an afternoon break from the parks. It is easy to find Geyser Point Bar and Grill by following the signs from the boat docks if you are arriving via boat from the Magic Kingdom.
In fact, I’d highly recommend taking the enjoyable boat ride over to Wilderness Lodge as a way to escape from Magic Kingdom crowds for the afternoon. Recharge with some food and drinks at Geyser Point and get off your feet for a few hours before you head back for more fun in the evening.
Have you dined at Wilderness Lodge recently? Please leave a comment below and let us know what you thought!
Saturday 13th of October 2018
Our window service was horrible, sit down was better but slow. Food was all pretty good but they were skimpy on the fries! I would recommend the food overall! I liked the finger food plate on the kids menu!! Lots of flavor!
Monday 8th of October 2018
love WL. i will visit it in a few weeks, even though I'm not staying there..love Artist Point and Territory Lounge. might get the dining plan, so will use a credit here. thanks for the review
Monday 8th of October 2018
Great idea, Michael. I visit it often too though I rarely stay there. I think you'll like Geyser Point!