Just across from Tom Sawyer Island is Skipper Canteen, a restaurant staffed by the Jungle Cruise staff! Not only will you get food from around the globe, your servers will keep you on your toes with the same witt as you find on the Jungle Cruise ride at Magic Kingdom. While this table service restaurant is on the pricier side, the food and the experience make it worth checking out!
There are three different rooms in which you can dine at Skipper Canteen:
The main seating area is the crew’s colonial-era Mess Hall
The Jungle Room happens to be the former family parlor of Dr. Albert Falls himself
The S.E.A. Room is a once-secret meeting place for the Society of Explorers and Adventurers! We ate in the S.E.A. Room. It was quite, cozy and very close to the bathroom.
The food is different than anything you will find at Magic Kingdom. It is Boma meets Yak & Yeti; very tropical dishes that reflect Asia, South America, and Africa. When you actually eat there, be sure to flip the menu over and read what it says. I didn’t post because I didn’t want to spoil the entire experience for you.
A Glimpse at Menu Items at Skipper Canteen:
The star of appetizers at the Skipper Canteen is Orinoco Ida’s Cachapas. This Amazon-inspired sharable dish is made with Corn Pancakes, Mojo-braised Pork, Black Bean Salad, and Avocado Cream.
When it comes to meals, the menu is pretty limited, but everything on it is pretty spectacular. These are two of our favorite entrees:
“Tastes like Chicken” – Because it is! Probably some of the best Fried Chicken I’ve ever eaten, you cannot go wrong with this meal. It comes with Citrus and Ginger-scented Rice, Chili Glaze, and seasonal vegetables.
“Hardy Har Char” Siu Pork. This dish is made with Char Siu-marinated Pork and served with julienned carrots, squash and red onion and Jasmine Rice.
Perkins Thai Noodles. This is a Pho type soup made with rice noodles, sliced mushrooms, jalapeños in a Spicy Soy-Chili-Garlic Sauce.
For kids, we encourage them to try the Sizzling Savanna Grilled Flank Steak. served with Steamed Broccoli, Fingerling Potatoes (0r french fries), and fresh Seasonal Fruit.
You cannot leave without having a Schweitzer Slush. You will certainly cool off with this frozen Apple and Passion Fruit concoction topped with Bursting Green Apple Boba Balls. The texture is very similar to the Night Blossom in Pandora World of Avatar.
There wasn’t one part of this dining experience that we didn’t enjoy. In fact, it is my top pick for dining at Magic Kingdom and I will be trying to get a reservation next time we are there so I can try some more dishes!
Have you been to Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom? What was your favorite dish?