Whispering Canyon Cafe

Whispering Canyon Cafe offers a Western feel and menu in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. As usual, Disney has overdone itself in themeing this restaurant. Every dining room is dedicated to a different animal. Walls are covered with brightly colored murals depicting the animals. The staff is very energetic and full of Western flare.

The family dining atmosphere at the Cafe includes stick horse races, Lincoln logs on each table, and special birthday events. The all-you-can-eat shakes can be substituted as a drink and be refilled unlimited times.

Hours at Whispering Canyon Cafe

Whispering Canyon Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast starts at 7:30 AM, lunch at 11:30 AM, and dinner at 5 PM.

Menus

The menu is Basic American food nothing too fancy. For fancy go to the Artist Pointe. For a good laugh, ask for Ketchup and see what happens. Servings have large portions and include dinner salads, unlike most other WDW restaurants. The BBQ is really good, and the pecan pie is amazing!!

Breakfast Menu

Breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe is a hearty way to start the day. For a full day at Walt Disney World, you need lots of calories, and this is a great place to get re-fueled for a long day at the parks.

  • Canyon Skillet
    • All You Can Enjoy- Scrambled Eggs, Oven Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Bacon, Sausage, Waffles, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Sauage Gravy
  • Entrees
    • Barbecue Eggs Benedict- poached eggs on English Muffin, beef brisket, and barbecue hollandaise sauce with red bliss potatoes
    • Western Omelet- Three eggs, ham, cheddar, bell peppers, onions, served with Red Bliss potatoes and a biscuit
    • Ham and Cheese Omelet- three eggs. ham and cheddar with Red Bliss potatoes and a biscuit
    • Two Eggs- Bacon or Sausage, Red Bliss potatoes, and a biscuit
  • From the Griddle
    • Raisin Bread French Toast- topped with cinnamon icing, bacon, or sausage
    • Buttermilk Pancakes-bacon or sausage
    • Belgian Waffle-Strawberry fruit topping, bacon, or sausage

Lunch Menu

Lunch is more heavy, good meaty food. The skillet will satisfy any family of any size.

  • Appetizers
    • Combination Platter for two- pork spring roll and herb seafood cake
    • Herb seafood cakes- fennel slaw and horseradish sauce
    • Barbecue Pork Springrolls- barbecue pulled pork, cheddar, herbs, and barbecue-mayonnaise dipping sauce
    • Southwest Chicken Soup-creamy, spicy chowder with chicken, corn, potatoes
    • Western Chips and Dip- homemade corn tortilla chips served with salsa and queso
    • Mixed Green Salad- apple vinaigrette, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions
  • Canyon Skillet
    • All-you-care-to-enjoy- smoked pull ribs, oven-roasted chicken, pork sausage, cowboy beans, corn on the cob, creamy coleslaw, mashed potatoes, and cornbread
  • Entrees
    • Whiskey Maple Glazed Trout- on top of Arugula Frisee Salad
    • Brunswick Stew-beef, pork, chicken, potatoes, and vegetables in a savory sauce
    • Arugula and Chicken Salad- corn, black beans, and feta covered with orange-cumin dressing
    • Sauteed Quinoa Cakes- Edamame, cucumber salsa, grilled zucchini, and a tortilla crisp
    • Turkey Sandwich- dried cranberry arugula mayonnaise on blue cheese griddled multigrain, lettuce, tomato with grilled vegetable pasta or potato chips
    • Chicken Sandwich- grilled chicken breast topped with Espresso-barbecue sauce, bacon, and cheddar with grilled vegetable pasta or french fries
    • Slow-smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich- cowboy beans, barbecue sauce and grilled vegetable salad or french fries
    • Angus Chuck Bacon Cheeseburger- bacon, lettuce, and tomato, grilled vegetable pasta salad or fries

Dinner Menu

Dinner isn’t anything fancy, but it is good and hearty.

  • Appetizers
    • Combination Platter for two- pork springroll and herb seafood cake
    • Herb seafood cakes- fennel slaw and horseradish sauce
    • Barbecue Pork Springrolls- barbecue pulled pork, cheddar, herbs, and barbecue-mayonnaise dipping sauce
    • Southwest Chicken Soup-creamy, spicy chowder with chicken, corn, potatoes
    • Western Chips and Dip- homemade corn totilla chips served with salsa and queso
    • Mixed Green Salad- apple vinaigrette, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions
    • Spinach and Pear Salad- walnuts, blue cheese, and onions, with balsamic vinaigrette
  • Canyon Skillet
    • All-you-can-enjoy- smoked pork ribs, pulled pork, oven-roasted chicken, beef brisket, mashed potatoes, cowboy beans, and corn on the cob, mixed greens salad with apple vinaigrette, coleslaw and cornbread
  • Entrees
    • Whiskey Maple Glazed Trout- on top of Arugula Frisee Salad
    • Grilled Ribeye Steak- mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
    • Chicken Vegetable Penne Pasta- chicken and fresh vegetables tossed in olive oil, garlic, and parmesan
    • Meatloaf- on mashed potatoes and challah bread, topped with mushroom gravy and seasoned vegetables
    • Pot Roast- gravy, mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetable
    • Smoked Pork Loin- mango chutney, chorizo-tillamook grits, and season vegetables

Dessert Menu

The Pecan Pie is the star, but the others are really good.

  • Smores Cheesecake- New york style cheesecake on graham cracker crust with chocolate ganache and marshmallow
  • No sugar added seasonal berry dome with chocolate ice cream
  • Deep dish Bourbon Pecan Pie with chocolate sauce
  • Caramel Apple Pie
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

No one leaves hungry. All the portions are huge. Don’t make the mistake Dad made when making reservations. (Dad makes a mistake. It happens.)

Disney Restaurant Odds and Ends

You can make an Advanced Dining Reservation 180 days prior to your arrival. This restaurant reservations are required most of the year. These can be made online at Disney’s Dining Reservations or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

This restaurant is part of the Disney Dining Plan. Click on the link for more information about how the plan works.

All Disney Restaurants are non-smoking.

Dad’s Bottom Line

The Skillets at Whispering Canyon Cafe are the stars of the show. Check one out. And make sure to ask for some Ketchup.