Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Dining Guide
When it comes to dining options, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter is set up a little differently than the other moderate resorts. Perhaps, the most notable difference is that the resort doesn’t have a formal table-service restaurant.
With that said, Port Orleans French Quarter has a counter-service restaurant, lounge, cafe, and poolside bar. We’ll specifically cover each of those dining options below.
Those unsure about French Quarter not having a formal table service restaurant need not worry. Toward the end of this article, I’ll list a few other suggestions within close proximity.
So let the good times roll because we’re headed down the bayou to Port Orleans French Quarter. There we’ll see what kind of food you can expect to find on your next Walt Disney World vacation.
Restaurants at Port Orleans French Quarter
Over the years, I have found that most dining options at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter offer excellent choices. It’s not uncommon for guests to visit the resort for the sole purpose of enjoying a meal.
Here’s a list of the restaurants at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter:
- Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
- Scat Cat’s Club Cafe
- Scat Cat’s Club Lounge
- Mardi Grogs
Below, we’ll go over each of these locations in more detail.
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
We’ll start with Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory, the primary counter service at Port Orleans French Quarter. This location is open daily from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For breakfast, the counter service offers entrees, sides, plant-based options, and kids’ meals. Here are a few items on the current menu:
- Waffle Bounty Platter
- Mickey-shaped Waffles
- Ham and Cheese Omelet
- Plant-based Mickey Frittata
- Overnight Oats
- Oatmeal with Cranberries
- Mickey-Shaped Waffles
You can preview the entire breakfast menu with prices here on Disney’s site.
On my last stay at French Quarter, I enjoyed several breakfasts at the resort’s quick service. It should come as no surprise to longtime readers of the site that I ordered the oatmeal with cranberries kids’ meal.
Generally, kids’ meals at Disney World come with two sides and a drink. So I selected a side of sausage and a side of apples with my meal. Instead of milk, I ordered a fountain drink.
In addition to my kids’ meal, I ordered a large coffee and picked up a side of yogurt from one of the refrigerated cases in the quick-service restaurant.
My kids’ meal felt like a great value given the reasonable price. With the two sides, I had plenty of food. So I didn’t necessarily need the extra yogurt.
Port Orleans French Quarter also has plenty of outdoor seating and a pleasant atmosphere. This is one of my favorite places at Disney World to enjoy an al fresco meal.
For lunch and dinner, the quick service offers even more variety. Here are a few items:
- Shrimp and Grits
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken
- Baton Rouge Burger
- Plant-Based Burgers
- Chicken Fingers
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Chicken and Vegetables with Pasta
You can view the entire selection of menu items here on Disney’s site.
During my last stay, I ordered the Prime Rib Dip to take back to my room for dinner. This reminded me of the roast beef sandwich I used to order every time we stayed at Disney’s Beach Club. Unfortunately, that sandwich (served with delicious homemade potato chips) is no longer available.
With that said, this roast beef sandwich is the kind of thing I feel every resort’s quick service should offer. My sandwich was freshly prepared, served with a hot side, and immediately cured those Disney hunger pains.
With fun menu items and enough variety to satisfy picky eaters, there are plenty of reasons Sassagoula Floatworks and Factory makes our list of the best resort quick service at Disney World.
Related: Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
Scat Cat’s Club Cafe
Our next dining option at Port Orleans French Quarter is one we recently discussed in detail on the site, Scat Cat’s Club Cafe. If there’s one word associated with food at French Quarter, it’s–beignets!
In addition to beignets, Scat Cat’s Club Cafe offers coffee, including cappuccinos and cafe au lait. You can preview the entire menu here on Disney’s site.
Take it from me, Mickey-shaped beignets make for an excellent breakfast. One morning during my visit, I had them with a side of bacon from Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory.
Yes, I went with the chocolate sauce. Each pillow-y bite of beignet dipped in soothing chocolate tasted heavenly. Of course, caramel and strawberry sauce are available if you don’t care for chocolate.
Related: Scat Cat’s Club Cafe at Disney’s French Quarter
Scat Cat’s Club Lounge
Scat Cat’s Club is not only a cafe. The location also has a separate lounge that sits off the resort’s main lobby.
Technically, you could consider the lounge a table service restaurant if you don’t mind combining a few small plates to make a meal. Scat Cat’s Club Lounge opens daily between 5:00 and 10:00 p.m.
Menu items for the lounge include:
- Loaded Potato Puffs
- Scat Cat’s Beignets (Savory)
- Oyster Beignet Po’boy
You can preview the entire menu with cocktails here on Disney’s site.
In addition to food and beverages, live entertainment is available on select nights. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
Lastly, we have Mardi Grogs, the pool bar at Port Orleans French Quarter. Mardi Grogs sits toward the front of the Doubloon Lagoon pool area.
While Mardi Grogs mostly offers beverages and cocktails, they have a few quick service options like pretzels, pre-made salads, and sandwiches.
You can preview the menu here. However, if you’re looking to enjoy a meal at the pool, I suggest placing a mobile order from Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory.
Since the resort has a boutique layout, the quick service is not far from the pool. So you can order food in the My Disney Experience app and select “I’m here, prepare my order.” When the app alerts you that your order is ready, you can walk over to pick it up.
Restaurants Near Port Orleans French Quarter
In addition to the restaurants we already covered, there are a few other locations you’ll want to be aware of during your visit. For example, Port Orleans Riverside has a few options worth your consideration.
- Riverside Mill Food Court
- Boatwright’s Dining Hall (Table-Service)
- River Roost (Lounge)
Related: Restaurants at Port Orleans Riverside
Since Port Orleans French Quarter is located on Disney’s Sassagoula River, you can hop on a water taxi from the resort to Disney Springs. At Disney Springs, there’s an extensive number of restaurants.
Some of my favorites include:
- Blaze Fast-Fired Pizza at Disney Springs
- Frontera Cocina by Rick Bayless
- Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’s Thigh High Chicken Biscuits
- The Boathouse at Disney Springs
Related: Disney Springs Best Restaurant List
Ultimately, Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter has admirable restaurant choices. However, if none of the menus strike your fancy, you can easily find alternatives within walking distance or via a short boat ride.
For more information about the resort, our guide lists every article:
Or you might enjoy some of these individual articles:
- Tour a Standard Room at Port Orleans French Quarter
- Port Orleans French Quarter vs. Riverside
- Transportation at Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts
In the comments
What are your thoughts on these restaurants at Port Orleans French Quarter? Do you have any favorites?