*This dining experience took place in June 2014.
Hear ye, Hear ye! Columbia Harbour House is one of my top go-to quick service locations on Disney property. With it’s special diets menus and nice variety of options, including healthful ones, Columbia Harbour House makes for a great spot in the Magic Kingdom to grab a meal.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a review, mostly because I tend to order just the allergy chicken tenders here. However, on this most recent visit, I split a couple of entrees with family and ordered a new dish.
On this particular occasion, we stopped by for a late lunch right before the typical Florida summer afternoon thundershowers hit. It was a great thing we did because we avoided the massive storm and got into the restaurant, ordered and were seated before the floods of guests came through (which always happens during rain).
When I approached the cast member at the cash register, I let them know that I have special dietary needs. What’s nice about Columbia Harbour House is that they give you a special diets menu before the manager comes out to meet you. This is so very handy because it gives you a sense of what you might or might not be able to order. Of course, the manager always has the allergy/ingredients binder on hand to refer to as well, especially if your special dietary need is not covered on the menu.
I decided to get my standby allergy chicken tenders and fries along with the Garden Harvest Salad with chicken and Zinfandel dressing. It was a hot day out, so the salad seemed like a great idea to split. It looks to me like the salad doesn’t need really any modifications as is straight off the menu, so it’s nice they have a naturally gluten free and dairy free option at the restaurant.
I have said it before, and I will say it again. Columbia Harbour House sure knows how to fry food! They have the hands down best fried allergy chicken tenders on property. They always come out so crispy and delicious. I can’t say a bad thing about the tenders and fries. They are delicious!
As far as salads go, everyone who tried this thought it was just so-so. Not a terrible salad but not great either. The accompaniments were a little weird. It was lettuce, lots of carrots (as you can see), steamed green beans, raw red bell peppers and grilled chicken. The salad dressing, while good, was given to us in a very small portion, so next time I would ask for more. The salad was certainly fresh, but I will probably skip this and stick to my chicken tenders from now on. Or get a salad from someplace like Hollywood Brown Derby for their famous (and delicious) Cobb salad. I’m a big fan of it, and I know Alexis from Gluten Free in Orlando enjoys it as well!
Overall, I think the allergy chicken tenders will continue to be my go-to meal at Columbia Harbour House. I’m curious to try the grilled salmon with steamed broccoli sometime for something different. I give this particular experience a 7.5 out of 10.
Have you been to Columbia Harbour House? Are you as big of a fan of the allergy chicken tenders as I am?