*This dining experience took place in March 2014.
Ahoy matey’s! The nautical theme of Captain’s Grille may make you want to say “Shiver me timbers” but you won’t feel “out to sea” with the atmosphere and food offerings of this table service. Sure, I can’t help myself with the sea-inspired references but really this is a nice option for guests looking for breakfast near the Epcot resort area.
On this particular occasion, we stopped by for an early breakfast as we were headed to Epcot for the Flower & Garden Festival that day. We wanted to get a good meal in us before we spent the day touring. It’s been a while since we’ve been to Captain’s Grille, and I will say that it’s not usually my first choice for a breakfast option. However, it sure fits the bill nicely when we go. I really love the quiet atmosphere here. It’s always so calm and relaxing. One of my favorite things about it really.
The restaurant has a breakfast buffet and also an a la carte option. I had the breakfast buffet back in January 2013 but this time I decided to just get something off the menu. The chef here was really eager and nice. He gave me some suggestions, and I decided to go for a custom omelet with ham, onions, and asparagus (one of my favorite veggies) along with some Udi’s toast and Earth Balance. Nothing too crazy but filling and tasty.
My toast was great as always. I gotta admit, I really love Udi’s white sandwich bread. It’s just homey and nostalgic for me. I also like the texture a lot – just reminds me of glutenous filled bread. The Earth Balance vegan margarine is my go-to. I use it at home and in all of my cooking & baking when it calls for butter. This stuff is amazing, and I’m always glad when a Disney restaurant carries it. Never underestimate the power of butter flavor!
I have to say, I love it when I get breakfast potatoes that are just a bit different, and these definitely were. They included shredded potatoes, sweet potatoes (my favorite) and onions with salt and pepper. My only complaint was that the onions were a little raw but otherwise, these were really good. You can’t screw up a breakfast potato that much in my opinion. The omelet would have been great except for two things: 1) It was overcooked and 2) they only gave me the ends of the asparagus.
Overcooked eggs are a personal pet peeve and the omelet was too badly overcooked but enough that I could tell. The thing that was really disappointing was the asparagus. Who gives you asparagus with only the ends?! The tips are the best part! It’s really a good thing I like asparagus because I could still eat my omelet missing tips or not. Note to self…ask about that next time.
Overall, despite the weirdness with asparagus, I really enjoyed the breakfast. The combination of all of my breakfast options made it a really tasty meal. My family, who don’t have special diets, really enjoyed both the buffet and the a la carte options. We all said we’d go back again as an alternative breakfast place.
I’d give this a solid 7 out of 10 for good service, great atmosphere and decent offerings. I’d bump it up to an 8 if they gave me asparagus tips!! I also want to pop by here sometime for dinner, especially after hearing about their gluten free angel food cake!
Have you dined at Captain’s Grille? What did you think of this restaurant?