It’s hard to believe that I’m old enough for this next statement to be true: The first time I ate at Cape May Café was 20 years ago! A few things have changed in those 20 years, but overall it remains one of my favorite spots to dine in all of Walt Disney World.
Cape May Café is located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, and serves breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is an all you care to eat buffet—and a character meal! Usually you can find Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck decked out in their finest beach attire. Dinner is an all you care to eat New England style clambake. Characters do not appear at dinner.
We headed straight to the buffet and found all 4 sides filled with everything you can think of. One side consists of all types of salads, chilled peel-and-eat shrimp, fruit, cheeses, and breads with assorted dips. The buffet usually features two soups—that night was New England Seafood Chowder and Minestrone. My dining partner and I both had the New England Seafood Chowder and it was perfect. Creamy, hot and full of clams, white fish, and vegetables. Crab legs, roasted potatoes and corn on the cob can be found on two opposite sides of the buffet—one side is paired with clams and mussels in the shell and mashed potatoes; while on the other side you will find the nightly specials—a rotating pasta, paella, baked fish, etc. We were lucky to be there on an evening with fried shrimp and fried clams, which were both delicious. The 4th side of the buffet includes a carved meat, hot cornbread, a few desserts, and the kids selections, which are on a lower counter and included kid-friendly selections like mac and cheese and pizza. An entirely separate counter of desserts rounds out the offerings here. The desserts are bite sized so you can try several things and pick your favorite—don’t skip the flourless chocolate cake!