Late last year, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort completed a large transformation, changing its long-running and fan favorite Captain’s Grill into the Ale & Compass Restaurant.
If you had never visited the Captain’s Grill, it was a much more open area very similar to Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club — so similar that I really couldn’t tell them apart. That has all changed with this update transforming what was one large dining area into small areas and adding to the more unique feel to the Ale & Compass Restaurant.
Both times I have visited it has been a peak dining time, but as a hidden gem, this location never seemed overly busy and the Cast Members are all amazing. The layout is also unique as it has the main dining floor as seen above, an outer rim of tables around the walkway guest pass by, a private dining room for special events, and even bar type seats looking right into the kitchen.
The food is a stand out for sure! My first visit was for breakfast and I have been craving the Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes since. For my second visit, I decided to do a tasting of different options and everything was delicious!
Serving amazing food and a nice peaceful spot this is the place you want to go to escape the parks and enjoy a perfect meal. If you can’t make it for a full meal or you’re just looking for a nice place to sit and enjoy an adult beverage and some small plate options, the Ale & Compass Lounge is the place for you.
As with the restaurant, the Ale & Compass Lounge has an off-the-beaten-path, relaxing atmosphere that is perfect for an afternoon break or a post park libation.
For a closer look at the menus for both locations or to make reservations, click HERE.
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