Beaches and Cream Soda Shop Review

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop Review

If we haven’t yet expressed our unconditional love for the Boardwalk area at Walt Disney World, let us say it a little louder. We LOVE the Boardwalk area of Walt Disney World. And the Beaches and Cream Soda Shop nestled in between Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club Resorts gives us even more reason to spend time here. Filled with a fun, chill vibe it’s always nice to have a Casual Disney Restaurant to come to. This old fashioned ice cream parlor serves Lunch and Dinner, and has an ice cream To Go window too! If you’re looking for cozy foods, and a heaping bowl of ice cream after, here’s everything you can eat at Beaches and Cream.Disney Boardwalk What to Eat Walt Disney World Beach Club

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop Details

Disney’s Beaches and Cream Soda Shop is set in a  cute, 50’s style diner setting. While we had always wanted to eat here, since you needed reservations we just hadn’t had the chance to try it! This trip since we were staying at The Boardwalk Inn, we decided it was the best time to take advantage of our location. Serving Lunch and Dinner, we opted for lunch this trip and are so glad we gave it a try! 

  • Hours: 11:00 AM- 11:00 PM
    • Lunch: 11:00 AM to 4:55 PM
    • Dinner: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Location: Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Food: American, Classic, Ice Cream
  • Mobile Order: No
  • To Go Window: Ice Cream and Beverages Only

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Where is Beaches and Cream at Disney World?

The Beaches and Cream Restaurant is located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, on the Disney BoardWalk. Accessible from the wrap around porch that connects the Beach and Yacht Club Resorts. You can see this restaurant from the Stormalong Bay Pool at the resort.

To get to Disney’s Boardwalk, you can simply take the Disney Skyliner, and depart at the EPCOT International Gateway station. By car, you can park at the Beach Club, but only with a restaurant reservation. Or you can walk to the Disney BoardWalk from both EPCOT  and Hollywood Studios. 

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Beaches and Cream Soda Shop Reservations

Do you need reservations for Disney’s Beaches and Cream Soda Shop? Let us start by saying YES! you should definitely try to get reservations. In fact, reservations for Beaches and Cream are a little hard to get, but only because it is so tiny. We recommend looking for reservations ASAP at your 60 days out mark if you’re staying on property at Disney World. And if there aren’t any available keep checking leading up to your trip. We’ve seen last minute reservations pop up for Beaches & Cream a lot, so just keep trying and you might be able to snag one! We’ve gotten reservations twice now the day of, sometimes it just works out!

Can’t get a reservation? Sometimes you can ask to wait (expect to wait a couple hours) and sometimes there might be a seat open at the bar. Just ask! They’ll let you know what they can accommodate. You can also join the Walk-Up waitlist from the My Disney Experience App. This waitlist typically closes by 4PM for the day, so if you’re hoping to score dinner, be sure to check the app ahead of time. Also keep in mind, that you have to be “close to the restaurant” to join the walk-up list. You can’t do this from another park. 

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Beaches and Cream Soda Shop Atmosphere

Part of the charm of the Beaches and Cream Soda Shop is it’s old timey feel. Checkered decor, soda shop barstools, booths, and an overall diner feel makes it homey and fun. A throwback to the 1950’s soda shops of old, this Disney restaurant is perfect if you’re looking for somewhere casual to eat. 

This place is Super fun! Complete with a juke box, pretty pastels and even the servers dressed the part in true Disney fashion, the atmosphere will transport you back in time! The servers are loud and fun, so if you’re looking for peace, this is not the place! I feel the need to reiterate: this place is small. Which means you could potentially be sitting very close to another family if you are seated in the middle row like we were. Just be aware.

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Beaches and Cream Soda Shop Menu

The food at Disney’s Beaches and Cream is actually pretty standard diner food. Burgers, sandwiches, fries and the main reason you go here- lots of ice cream. Ice Cream in the form of sundaes, milkshakes and malts. If you’re not an ice cream lover, never fear, they have non-ice cream desserts here as well. The restaurant also serves alcohol, including “adult” floats, so if you’re in need of an adult beverage, you can find lots of fun options here.

Here you can find chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese, Reubens, angus beef hamburgers and more. Note that the Lunch and Dinner Menu are the same. Check out the full Beaches and Cream Menu.

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French Dip Sandwich

This sandwich option was really good, and we would definitely get it again. It’s a Toasted French Roll served with Thinly Sliced Roast Beef, Swiss, and Au Jus topped with Crispy-fried Onions served with choice of Potato Tots, French Fries, or Fresh Fruit. 

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Impossible™ Burger 

If you’re going meatless, there is an “Impossible Meat” option on the menu. This is a Plant-based Burger with Plant-based Mayonnaise and Caramelized Balsamic-Onion Jam on a House-baked Multigrain Bun served with choice of Potato Tots, French Fries, or Fresh Fruit.

The Veggie burger was good, but nothing special. Again, standard diner fare and as long as you’re not expecting much more, you won’t be disappointed. 

Side Dishes

Sides at Beaches and Cream include Onion Rings, which are huge and delicious. If you’re an onion ring fan, we highly recommend these. As well as a variety of cheese tots, topped with chili and bacon, French fries, and even tomato soup. Prices range between $6- $11 each. 

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Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink Sundae

And the showstopper guys, is the KITCHEN SINK. 7 scoops of ice cream, every topping in the house, and WHOLE CAN of whipped cream. A whole can? Yes! A whole can. It says its serves 4. We beg to differ. I don’t know, after seeing several of these being served (and yes they do make a big deal about it) we would argue that number. Like 4 what?! 4 people who haven’t eaten in a week? Its big. Like REALLY big. I would actually guess it could easily serve 8.  Here’s everything you get. 

The Kitchen Sink Sundae at Beaches and Cream includes Scoops of Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookies ‘n Cream, and Mint Chocolate Chip topped with, Hot Fudge, Peanut Butter, SNICKERS® pieces, Fresh-baked Brownie, and smothered in every additional topping we have. Also available Chocolate Lovers or Neapolitan. All of this is served in a souvenir bowl. The Kitchen Sink sundae costs $38! So get ready to share! 
 
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The Milkshakes

Aside from ice cream and sundaes, they also have milkshakes! And the newest milkshakes are so fun, you’ll want to try them all. These giant milkshakes are not only milkshakes, they’re also dessert! They are big enough to share if you’re feeling generous. Sundaes and Milkshakes range from $8- $16 typically, and are elaborate creations, often worth the higher price tag. 

Strawberry Minnie Shake

As you can see from the picture, this milkshake is HUGE! A Strawberry Shake, swirled with Strawberry Sauce, and Whipped Cream topped with a Vanilla Minnie Cupcake and served in a souvenir Cup. You can easily share this one. 

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No Way José Peanut Butter Milkshake

We also got the No Way Jose, which is hot fudge and peanut butter-yum. So good. You come here for the ice cream and it is delicious. And also huge- feel free to share your sundaes if you’re also getting a meal.

The No Way Jose Milkshakes is a Peanut Butter and Hot Fudge milkshake featuring Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Morsels, Whipped Cream, and a Cherry.

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Beaches and Cream To Go Window Takeout Menu

If you just want the ice cream and don’t want to eat in, they have a to go menu too! Just walk up to the to go counter, place your order and enjoy the view of the Beach Club’s gorgeous pool. As you can see from the sign in the picture above, the Beaches and Cream Takeout Menu is as smaller, but just as good!

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop Cost

The prices here are a little high for what it is. That said, you can expect to pay between $16- $22 per meal entree, depending on what you get. And Ice Creams run the range of $8- $38. With a variety of complex sundaes and alcoholic beverage options in there it’s quite the range for ice cream. It is however, very delicious, and such a treat! 

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All in all, we loved it. Beaches & Cream is a fun little spot to grab a casual meal. The servers are great, the ice cream is great but most importantly, it gives you another reason to spend some time on the Boardwalk. We definitely recommend grabbing a meal here if you’re in the area. As a casual Disney restaurant, it’s nice to just eat things you know are good. It’s easy to grab grilled cheese, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and fries, and they’re things most everyone likes! We also loved that they had a vegetarian and plant based option here. Though, we won’t judge, if you’re just showing up for the ice cream! So yummy! 

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Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .


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  • The kitchen sink looks amazing and huge!!! I hope its enough for 4 people to share, it looks like it would be. I can’t wait to try it, thanks for the great review!

    • We’ve never personally tried it but we’ve seen groups of 4-5 share it! I believe it’s meant for 4 people, although it probably depends on how big your appetite is!