Work on the Wilderness Lobby will impact Whispering Canyon Cafe breakfast service in early February.
This last May the Fam and I decided to visit the aforementioned Whispering Canyon for dinner. I am happy to say I was not only pleasantly surprised, but was completely blown away! Starting with the service. The gentleman’s name escapes me, but his attention to detail, and playful banter with my children, has yet to fade from memory. From asking for “Ketchup” to quickly righting the ship after a beverage spill super server was more than happy to help! Now the food…
I ordered the All You Care To Enjoy platter. The ribs were some of the best, outside of a BBQ restaurant, I have ever "Cared to Enjoy". The pulled pork and sausage were also standouts but those ribs!!!! The kids meals were the standard fair…and the nuggets and mac and cheese looked to be tasty - no complaints lodge “pun intended” and everything was eaten! However, I cannot recommend this enough, order the Wagon Wheel Chocolate S'mores. Trust me here, order it…and a very large glass of ice water!
It was a complete package…great service, wonderful food and solid atmosphere. A wonderful dining experience and would suggest to anyone looking for a goodtime with great food!
My daughter and I popped into Whispering Canyon for a spur of the moment lunch. We had no reservations yet were seated immediately. We were on the DDP which allowed us to order an appetizer, entree, and dessert. We ordered the cheddar cheese soup and the western chips and dip. Both were excellent and we would have been pleased to have stopped there. The soup was incredibly filling and really could have made the entire meal all alone. The chips and dip were delicious and plentiful! For our entrees we ordered a bacon cheeseburger and a special that day, a salmon BLT. My daughter thought the cheeseburger was delicious. But the star of the meal was definitely my salmon BLT! It was a very generous piece of salmon cooked beautifully, served on a magnificent bit of toast, lettuce, and tomato. The bacon was in the form of bacon jam. Sounds odd but was so incredibly delicious!!! Both of our sandwiches came with fries. Daughter chose plain fries, I chose sweet potato fries. Both good but we were too full to have more than one. If you want a bit of entertainment, ask for ketchup. I won't say anything more but it was fun!! This restaurant is appropriate for all groups. Good service, excellent food, and lovely views!
I recently had lunch at the Whispering Canyon Cafe. We had the all you can eat skillet which consisted of: chicken, mashed potatoes, bbq beans, ribs, pulled pork, sausage and came with corn bread. I thought they did a pretty good job at making it taste close to real bbq but it didn't seem all that authentic to me- I doubt they are smoking any of the meats. The ribs and mashed potatoes were probably the worst of the bunch but the chicken, sausage and pulled pork were pretty good. The bbq sauce had a nice tangy flavor and was served warm, which I like. I always like corn bread, even bad corn bread, so the unlimited corn bread was a plus. For dessert I had the apple pie and ice cream. That was ok too, a little weird. I was expecting a traditional pastry based apple pie but the crust was almost more like a crumb/coffee cake. Not bad but not really what I was expecting.
I didn't find the antics in the restaurant to be very entertaining, just noisy and distracting. Obviously, I knew about them beforehand and wasn't bothered by the idea but I thought it would at least be funny or entertaining in some way but it was really just noise. For me, it didn't add anything to the experience.
Overall, if you need a bbq fix Whispering Canyon is probably going to be your best bet on Disney property (except for maybe the ribs at House of Blues). For me I think Whispering Canyon is a once and done experience.
Food was delicious and service great! Especially the fish and strip steak. Out girls loved the "pony" ride and milk shakes! We will be back!