Located in the lobby of one of Disney's most charming and well themed resorts (the Wilderness Lodge), Whispering Canyon Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants to visit for a rootin' tootin' good time! The wait staff is so much fun! They tease guests in an innocent, yet hilarious way! Seriously, when we have a server that is really into it, my family laughs through the whole meal! The restaurant has a western theme and can get kind of loud, but it is all in good fun.
Whispering Canyon Cafe has an allergy friendly menu. The guest has a choice to either order with the waiter or speak to the chef. Personally, I prefer speaking to the chef because I feel that I have more options available to me than with the limited menu.
Not only is the atmosphere awesome at Whispering Canyon Cafe, the food is pretty great too! My family and I always get the "All-You-Care-to-Enjoy Platter." This comes with cornbread, a family style salad, and an all you can eat skillet of meats and sides. Let me tell you, you will not be leaving hungry! It is A LOT of food.
And, guess what!!! Whispering Canyon Cafe serves BOTTOMLESS milkshakes! Yes, you read that right! Like as many milkshakes as your heart desires! Thick, creamy, and dreamy... just how I like them! They offer chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, caramel, and a special flavor (toasted marshmallow when I went last)! Look at that smile on my brother's face! These are literally pure joy in a cup.
To begin the meal, the chef brings out a huge slice of gluten free cornbread while the gluten eaters have their cornbread. It is a sweet corn bread with a great texture! Delicious!
Up next is a family-style mixed greens salad with tomatoes, candied pecans, and blue cheese (many celiacs avoid blue cheese, so it can be easily left off) all topped with an apple vinaigrette and chopped apple. We ordered a few refills on this one; it's that good!!
Finally, the main course; also known as barbecue heaven. A huge skillet filled to the brim with meats like pulled pork, strip loin, ribs, western-style sausage, and roasted chicken. Also, baked beans, string beans, mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob are served as sides. Every single component in this skillet was delicious and cooked to perfection. The favorites among the table were the ribs, pulled pork, sausage, mashed potatoes, and baked beans! You can ask your server for anything you would like more of!
I really love Whispering Canyon Cafe; the fun atmosphere, unique gluten free offerings, and delicious barbeque keep me coming back! And, oh yeah! Don't forget to ask for ketchup, too ;)