I wish there were more dining locations like Geyser Point Bar and Grill at Walt Disney World. From the tranquil setting to the appetizing menu, it’s one of the most pleasant places to enjoy a meal.
In this Geyser Point Bar and Grill review, we return to try a few more menu items and reminisce on meals past. Additionally, I’ll share a few tips for enjoying a meal here.
Geyser Point Bar and Grill is nestled along the shores of Bay Lake at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The restaurant sits under a large covered pavilion behind the resort’s feature pool area.
Inside, you’ll find casual seating areas with oversized tables and chairs. A large bar sits in the center of the space providing additional seating on both sides.
Elements like stacked stone and large beams contribute to the restaurant’s design. Several flat-screen televisions are positioned around the bar area. This lounge-style restaurant offers a rustic vibe similar to the rest of the resort.
Perhaps, Geyser Point’s best attribute is the ever-changing view of Bay Lake. Whether you dine here for lunch or dinner, the views out to the lake are calming.
This article was last updated on October 17, 2022.
Geyser Point Bar and Grill Review
Geyser Point Bar and Grill is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Menu items include appetizers, entrees, desserts, and cocktails.
One important thing you’ll want to note is that Geyser Point does not accept or require reservations. Guests are served on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If there is a wait, a cast member will take your mobile number and text you when your table is ready. We’ve eaten here several times, and the longest we’ve had to wait is approximately 15 minutes.
Those staying at Wilderness Lodge will likely want to enjoy a meal or two here during their vacation. For most guests, it will be worth the extra time and trouble to enjoy an afternoon lunch or dinner at Geyser Point.
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If you visit the resort via boat transportation, you can walk to the restaurant from the dock without entering the resort. Boat service runs between Wilderness Lodge and Magic Kingdom.
You’ll encounter signs along the way pointing you in the right direction. Once you arrive at the restaurant, you’ll need to check with a cast member for seating.
Geyser Point looks like the kind of place where you can walk in and grab an empty table. However, there is a hostess stand toward the back side of the restaurant near the pool’s quick service window.
If there’s a wait, you might explore the pathways around the immediate area. Additionally, a few benches sit out toward the lake if you want to wait nearby.
Fire Rock Geyser is only a few steps away. It erupts at the top of the hour between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
You’ll return to the hostess stand when you receive the text that your table is ready. Guests seated on the far side of the bar will have a pleasant view of the water.
However, if you’re seated on the opposite side, you won’t be able to see the water well. With that said, I’ve sat in both locations multiple times and have yet to have an unpleasant meal here.
At night, Geyser Point Bar and Grill shines like a warm candle in the distance. If you time things right, there’s an opportunity to see the nightly Electrical Water Pageant.
Also, guests can walk to the water’s edge to see Magic Kingdom’s fireworks. Audio for the fireworks performance is played over an outdoor speaker system.
Unfortunately, the view of the fireworks here isn’t the best. So don’t expect anything elaborate.
However, sometimes it’s nice to experience the performance without all the crowds. Below is a photo of where you’ll stand to see them.
That’s Bay Lake Tower in the distance, which adjoins the Contemporary. You’ll see the fireworks just beyond the building.
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Back at Geyser Point, guests might elect to sit at the bar. One evening, we had a late dinner during college football season. I can assure you this is a popular location for watching televised sports.
Speaking of college sports, the temperature was chilly on that late Fall evening in Orlando. It was in the upper 40s, which feels like freezing in Florida.
So remember to dress warmly on cooler evenings. Usually, the restaurant will have space heaters out to provide extra heat.
Additionally, they’ll offer a variety of warm beverages. I love those kinds of evenings.
At this point, I’m sure you’re wondering if I have ever eaten anything at Geyser Point Bar and Grill. Recently, and the reason for this update, I stopped in for lunch.
I was by myself this afternoon. So I ordered an appetizer and a salad.
Here we have the crispy salmon croquettes. These were similar to hush puppies but had delicate bites of salmon inside.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t a huge fan of the sauce. However, I’m the type of person who prefers items like this on the drier side. So I wouldn’t let that deter you from ordering these.
As for the croquettes, I enjoyed them and thought they made for a nice appetizer that’s easily shareable.
For my entree, I went with the grilled Portobello salad. This is an item I’d considered ordering on previous visits but had been on the fence about.
Per the menu, the salad consists of zucchini, roasted red peppers, squash, onions, multi-grains, and goat cheese dressing. For those looking for plant-based menu items, note this same salad is available with a citrus vinaigrette.
Wow, it was a huge portion. Additionally, the salad was packed full of grilled and roasted veggies.
I don’t know about you, but I’m all for a healthy, tasty meal that won’t leave you feeling guilty for eating it later. This salad was all that and then some.
Previously, we’ve enjoyed several other meals at Geyser Point. Below are the crispy fried oysters, which aren’t listed on the current menu.
These oysters were absolutely delicious and came with deep-fried bites of peeled carrots. That’s the orange stuff you see on the bottom of the plate.
Our order of oysters came with a tangy miso tartar sauce that complemented the beer-battered protein. Anyone with an interest in oysters will probably enjoy this dish.
Remember that oysters are seasonal items and are not always available on the regular menu. So you might try the handcrafted crab cake or the crispy salmon croquettes if oysters aren’t in season.
Next is the charcuterie board with an arugula salad and toasty sourdough crisps. I hate to admit that I have mixed feelings about this dish.
On the positive side, it’s a considerable portion and makes for a nice meal. However, there were a few issues with my serving.
Let me preface by saying if there’s a charcuterie board on the menu, I will probably want to try it. They are one of my favorite guilty pleasures.
That little container in the photo below had a duck rillette. Rillettes are similar to confit, where the duck’s fat is used to preserve shredded meat.
I’ve had rillettes in the past at both Tiffins Restaurant and brunch at California Grill. Both times I enjoyed them, but I wasn’t crazy about this one. It was served a little too cold and almost soggy.
Additionally, my other issue with this board was the bread. While it looked almost too good to eat, it tasted like pure salt. Our server noted that most guests requested extra bread, so I must have received a bad order.
With that said, the arugula salad was delicious. I enjoyed that it was a not-so-usual addition to a charcuterie board.
Overall, the addition of the salad made the dish feel more like an entree than an appetizer. I particularly enjoyed the whole-grain spicy mustard served on the side. It worked well with the various items on the board.
On another visit, I had a chicken sandwich with waffle fries. This dish is a staple on the Geyser Point menu, and I highly recommend it.
The sandwich makes for a nice meal, and the price is extremely reasonable, given the location and overall atmosphere.
I compared this meal to a popular fast-food chain only a few miles up the road from Disney. Then, I remembered thinking I could have stopped on the way home that evening and picked up that comparable meal for less.
However, I wouldn’t have enjoyed such a pleasant dinner with a stunning view. So we’ll save those meals for days we’re not dining at Disney.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures, but I can also recommend the roasted salmon dish. Another staple menu item, the salmon, is the best thing I’ve eaten to date at Geyser Point.
Per the menu, it’s a roasted salmon served over quinoa, salad greens, and grilled vegetables with a lemon vinaigrette. It’s hard to go wrong with such a healthy and tasty dish.
Those looking for something a little more hearty might enjoy the bison cheeseburger. It’s one of the signature entree items.
Geyser Point’s bison burger comes with crispy onion straws, a Marionberry barbecue sauce, and garlic aioli. While I’ve yet to try this particular bison burger, I have had one at STK Orlando at Disney Springs. It was one of the best burgers I’ve ever enjoyed.
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Another popular menu item is the smoked turkey sandwich with cranberry mayonnaise and apple slaw. This sandwich has also been on the menu since the restaurant opened.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a few other popular appetizer items at Geyser Point Bar and Grill. They include:
- Shrimp on a Wire
- Teriyaki Chicken Wings
- Cheesy Barbecue Brisket Dip
For dessert, you might inquire if the seasonal pie is available. Other items include:
- Campfire Mousse
- Apple Cider Sorbet (plant-based)
Geyser Point is a family-friendly dining location offering kids’ meals. Those meals include:
- Finger Food Sampler
- Grilled Chicken
- Chicken Strips
In addition to food items, a drink menu is available. Said menu includes signature drinks like:
- Huckleberry Punch Juice
- Worth Melting For
- Black Cherry Mule
- Rough Rider Sour
- Cascadia Sangria Cocktail
- Northwest Iced Tea
Since the restaurant is casual, it’s a nice place to enjoy a family dinner. You can view the entire Geyser Point Bar and Grill menu here on Disney’s site.
Overall, Geyser Point Bar and Grill is one of the best places to enjoy a casual meal at Walt Disney World. Whether you’re traveling alone or with a large family, stop in for a meal on your next visit.
From my experience, the location is excellent, the prices are reasonable, and the food is good. In addition, the service we’ve received has always been great.
However, service can be slow during busy periods. But that’s understandable, given the restaurant’s popularity.
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