Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Restaurant Guide

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort is home to a variety of different restaurants. The resort offers a quick-service restaurant, lounge, pool bar, and a table servicing dining option.

This guide will provide an overview of all the restaurants at Port Orleans Riverside. We’ll look at what to expect, hours of operation for each location, and a few other tips for dining at the resort.

In addition, we’ll discuss dining options at nearby locations like French Quarter Resort and Disney Springs. So no matter your mood, there’s something for everyone, either at the resort or nearby.

Restaurants at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside

Here is a list of the following restaurants at Port Orleans Riverside.

  • Riverside Mill Food Court (Quick Service)
  • River Roost (Lounge)
  • Muddy Rivers (Pool Bar)
  • Boatwright’s Dining Hall (Table Service)

Port Orleans Riverside is one of the larger moderate resorts at Disney World. However, considering the resort’s size, this might not seem like a large number of dining options.

Thankfully, Riverside is within walking distance of Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, where a few more dining options are available.

Additionally, both Port Orleans Resorts offer boat service to Disney Springs. Therefore, you’ll find a tremendous number of dining choices that are only a short boat ride away.

Below, we’ll look at each of your options in more detail.

Riverside Mill Food Court

Riverside Mill Food Court is a quick-service dining location in Disney’s Riverside Resort. The restaurant serves American food and accepts mobile orders.

Riverside Mill Food Court is open daily from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and is located down a hall off the resort’s main lobby. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

You can pick up Mickey-shaped waffles at Riverside Mill Food Court for breakfast. A few other breakfast items include:

  • Bounty Breakfast Platter
  • American Breakfast Platter
  • Ham and Cheese Omelet
  • Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
  • Chipotle Seitan and Vegetable Saute (Plant-Based)
  • Overnight Oats
  • Kids’ Meals

For lunch or dinner, the menu includes:

  • Jambalaya
  • Signature Bacon Pimento Cheeseburger
  • House Seasoned Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Chicken Strips
  • Burgers and Cheeseburgers
  • Roasted Salmon Dinner
  • Roasted Turkey Dinner
  • Pot Roast
  • Various Sandwiches, Pizza, Pasta, and Salads
  • Plant-based options
  • Kids’ Meals

You can preview the entire menu with prices here on Disney’s site.

Riverside Mill is inspired by an old-fashioned Southern mill paying tribute to the era when steamboats sailed the Mississippi River.

You’ll see a large cotton press that runs through the center of the food court’s ceiling. Outside, a massive water wheel churns along, keeping the entire place running.

Riverside Mill Food Court has indoor and outdoor seating. If the weather is nice enough, you might enjoy a meal outdoors. The views of the surrounding Riverside Resort are stunning.

River Roost Lounge

River Roost is a cozy lounge located immediately off the lobby of Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. River Roost is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., and they serve a variety of appetizers, cocktails, beers, bourbons, and wines.

Appetizers include:

  • Loaded Potato Puffs
  • Smoked Fish Dip
  • Bayou Wings
  • Charcuterie Board
  • Mardi Gras Fritters

Menu and prices are available here on Disney’s site.

River Roost is the perfect place to unwind after a long day at the parks or enjoy a drink before or after dinner.

The lounge features live entertainment on Wednesday nights through Saturday nights from 8:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. Yeeha Bob Jackson is there to sing a few songs and play the piano on these evenings.

No matter when you visit River Roost, you’re sure to leave in good spirits.

Muddy Rivers

Muddy Rivers is the quick service poolside bar for Port Orleans Riverside at Disney World. They’re open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Muddy Rivers features a large covered deck around the bar. So you can enjoy the view of the river while you sip on your drink of choice.

The menu features a few classic cocktails as you might find on the Bayou. They include:

  • Hurricane
  • All that Jazz
  • Gata-Melon Juice
  • Front Porch Freeze
  • Nola Cola

Food items include:

  • Chicken Salad Sandwich
  • Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken
  • Ham and Cheese Sub
  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Kids’ Meals

Preview the menu here with prices.

If you’re feeling peckish, they also offer a selection of light snacks like pretzels and chips. Muddy Rivers is an excellent place to relax and take in the sights and sounds of Ol’ Man Island.

Related: Pools at Port Orleans Riverside

Boatwright’s Dining Hall

Boatwright’s Dining Hall is the table service restaurant at Port Orleans Riverside. It is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and reservations are strongly recommended.

The restaurant serves up traditional flavors of the Louisiana bayou, with a menu that includes the following:

  • All You Care to Enjoy Chef’s Platter
  • Boatwright’s Harvest Jambalaya
  • General Fulton’s Prime Rib
  • Deep South Shrimp and Grits
  • Nashville Hot Chicken
  • Blackened Salmon

Preview the entire menu (including dessert!) with prices here on Disney’s site.

Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to dine at Boatwright’s, so I can’t comment on the food quality.

I haven’t spent much time dining at Port Orleans Riverside because there are so many restaurants at nearby Disney Springs.

And I do tend to favor Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory a bit over Riverside Mill Food Court. You can walk or take the boat over to French Quater if you’re staying at Riverside to enjoy their quick service.

Related: Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory Review

Before we wrap things up, we’ll look at a few favorite dining options at nearby Disney Springs.

Restaurants Near Port Orleans Riverside

Having the option to take the boat from Riverside to Disney Springs is one of the things that makes a stay at the resort so desirable. It’s a scenic ride down the Sassagoula River and a pleasant way to travel.

Related: Transportation Options at Port Orleans Riverside

When you get to Disney Springs, you’re dropped off at The Marketplace boat dock. For dining reservations, make sure you know where you’re headed.

In some instances, you might want to stay at the boat dock and take another boat to the other side of Disney Springs. Warning, Disney Springs is a vast place, and you can easily get turned around.

Related: Disney Springs Transportation Tips

You’ll want to have reservations for any table service restaurants at Disney Springs. Unfortunately, the venue is often crowded. It can be difficult to find available seating at popular restaurants.

Tip: Use the OpenTable app or website to make reservations for Disney Springs. This site has much more availability than My Disney Experience.

At Disney Springs, there are six restaurants owned by chefs who have James Beard Awards. These restaurants will have excellent options depending on what kind of food you enjoy.

We have enjoyed these:

Thigh High Chicken Biscuits at Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'

The two other chef’s restaurants that we haven’t tried yet are:

  • Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill (Chef Wolfgang Puck)
  • Terralina Crafted Italian (Chef Tony Mantuano)

If you’re looking for quick service, you might enjoy D-Luxe Burger or Blaze Pizza. These are a few of our favorite budget-friendly options.

Don’t get me wrong. These are just a few options. We have a complete guide to the best restaurants at the venue.

Related: Best Disney Springs Restaurants

Final Thoughts on Dining at Port Orleans Riverside

Port Orleans Riverside is a decent choice if you’re looking for a great moderate resort with plenty of dining options. What makes it a great choice is being near Disney Springs and having close access to its restaurants.

With that being said, Riverside does have a decent variety of Southern-style food that you won’t find just anywhere else. For more information on the resort, all of our related articles are here: Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort

Or you might enjoy these individual reviews:

Additionally, you might like to browse a few of our other resort dining guides. Some of our favorites include:

Have you been to Port Orleans Riverside? What did you think of the dining options? Let us know in the comments.

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