*This gluten free dining experience took place in August 2018. Notes about dairy free options and modifications are included in this post.
Dinner at Liberty Inn
Liberty Inn is a quick service restaurant located in the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase. It’s been my go-to spot for allergy-friendly chicken tenders at Epcot for many years now and is always a solid option for a quick lunch or dinner in the park. On this particular occasion, we stopped by Liberty Inn for dinner while attending the Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic event in the park. The event included a complimentary meal for DVC members at several restaurants. Liberty Inn was one of the restaurants listed. So, I knew allergy-friendly chicken tenders were in order.
We totally forgot to take a lot of photos during dinner this evening, so I’m included a photo from a visit in December. As you can see, Liberty Inn has a colonial theme to it — though it’s not quite as detailed as say Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom.
One of the things that threw us on this visit was that it was jam packed. Usually when we go to Liberty Inn it’s busy, but not jammed. On this visit, it was the busiest I’ve seen it in years.
That’s probably due to the fact that almost everyone in Liberty Inn was getting their complimentary meal for the DVC Moonlight Magic event before the restaurant closed for the night. So, both Brandon and I were a little worried about ordering allergy-friendly chicken tenders and having to wait a long time.
On our way out, I did snap a quick pic of the inside of the restaurant. It was still pretty busy in there and seating was at a premium.
Like most restaurants owned and operated by the Disney Company, Liberty Inn has an allergy-friendly menu. Of course, both Brandon and I knew what we wanted — the allergy-friendly chicken tenders!
Once you place your order, you are asked to go to a counter near the end of the restaurant. From there, a manager will bring you your special diets order. On this visit, I have to admit, we waited longer than usual. But, given how crowded the restaurant was, we were not surprised or that upset by it. Since we were standing away from the main counters, we didn’t feel like we were in anyone’s way either.
When the manager brought our allergy-friendly chicken tenders to us, Brandon got so excited. He prefers the current brand of allergy-friendly chicken tenders served on property (Ian’s) over the new allergy-friendly chicken tenders that they are testing out at locations like Columbia Harbour House. I really enjoy both. So, any allergy-friendly chicken tender is alright by me!
The Ian’s brand allergy-friendly chicken tenders are free of the top common allergens but are often not soy friendly due to the oil used in the allergy fryers. Sometimes you can find them baked at select locations for those who are soy free.
As always, we both really enjoyed the allergy-friendly chicken tenders. They are always a great go-to when it comes to a quick and filling meal in the parks. We both love them and always look forward to getting them. Liberty Inn continues to be a good go to spot for them too!
Have you been to Liberty Inn? What did you order when you dined there?