Dining Guide – Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

Located amongst the other resorts in the Crescent Lake area, the Swan and Dolphin are two resorts that guests can dine at after a full day at Hollywood Studios or Epcot.  Conveniently located along the path between the two parks, guests can also reach either of these resorts by using the Friendship Boats that travel between the two parks and the other Crescent Lake resorts.  Regardless of the type of cuisine you are seeking, the Swan and Dolphin has much to offer hungry guests!

1. Il Mulino (Swan)

A signature Italian dining experience where guests can enjoy a filling homestyle dinner.  Start your meal with delicious antipasti with prosciutto, Italian meatballs, or rice balls with a spicy marinara sauce. After an opening course, guests can dine on pizza, risotto, or an expansive pasta menu — tortellini, spaghetti with crab, gnocchi, rigatoni, penne, and linguine.  Guests can also choose to enjoy these meals family style.  Guests will also find entrees of beef, chicken, and fish!

2. Shula’s Steakhouse (Dolphin)

Another signature dining experience, it is no mystery what guests will find to gnosh on at Shula’s. You’ll find an assortment of seafood on the appetizer menu.  As for an entrée, guests will find a variety of cuts.  Filet, New York or Kansas City strip, ribeye, porterhouse, prime rib, as well as surf and turf, lobster, chicken, and salmon.  You’ll want to accent your meal with delectable sides or a refreshing dessert!


3. Garden Grove (Swan)

Open all day, guests can enjoy oatmeal, omelets, turkey hash, biscuits and gravy, french toast, waffles, and pancakes. Lunch offers an assortment of tasty salads and hearty sandwiches such as a pulled pork sandwich, a Maine lobster club sandwich, or a traditional pastrami on rye.  Dinner features a seafood buffet Thursday-Sunday.  Other days, guests can enjoy prime rib, roasted organic chicken, blackened salmon, in addition to delicious soups and salads!



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4. Kimonos (Swan)

Open for dinner, guests can start their meal with traditional Asian soups and salads. You’ll also find an assortment of sushi rolls.  Guests desiring something else can also find traditional appetizers, too. If you enjoy dining at Tokyo Dining at Epcot, this is quite the impressive alternative!

5. Todd English’s bluezoo (Dolphin)

Guests can dine here every night for dinner.  This restaurant features a variety of seafood — guests can start with clams, oysters, and jumbo sea scallops.  Guests will find an assortment of fish on the entrée menu including grouper, salmon, tuna, as well as other seafood scallops, shrimp, and lobster. Land lovers will find chicken, beef, as well as a classic ribeye on the menu.  The dessert menu is expansive, so save some room!


6. Fresh Mediterranean Market (Dolphin)

Guests can dine here for breakfast and lunch.  Breakfast offers a vast buffet with scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, roasted turkey breast, pancakes, waffles, french toast, as well as custom omelets.  Guests not desiring that much food can also order off of an a la carte menu with less food, but not less taste!  Lunch offers a variety of options for guests — an assortment of wraps (turkey BLT, a burger wrap, vegan, or a customizable wrap).  Guests can also have a healthy salad or hummus!

7. Splash Terrace (Swan)

Guests relaxing at the pool will be able to have a traditional Caesar salad or an inspired fried chicken salad or enjoy heartier fare like fish tacos, a burger, a lobster roll, or a meatball hoagie.  Adults will also like the variety of refreshing cocktails to wash down their meal!

8. The Fountain (Dolphin)

Open at lunch and dinner, the Fountain is a restaurant offering traditional offerings.  A variety of salads await guests, as well as traditional bar bites — pretzels, fries, onion rings, as well as chips and salsa.  Entrees feature a selection of burgers and sandwiches. To complement your meal, you may want to have one of their delicious milkshakes or other frozen beverages!

9. Picabu (Dolphin)

This quick service restaurant is open to guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for guests on the go!  At breakfast, guests will find a platter with eggs, bacon or sausage, potatoes, and toast.  They will be able to find an egg sandwich, waffles, and a design-your-own omelettes. Lunch and dinner feature the same menu, but gives guests the choice of having a family meal featuring a whole chicken and your choice of sides.  Guests who’d rather have their own entrée can choose between a variety of options: tacos, burritos, or bowls with their choice of protein.  They can also find personal pizzas, burgers, chicken fingers, and a variety of tasty sides!

Guests will love the variety offered at the restaurants at these resorts.  You’ll find what you want regardless of whether you are having a quick snack or an elegant meal!  Where do you want to dine first?

About Tyler

Tyler is a lawyer living in South Florida who visits Disney World at least once a month. He enjoys re-living classic Disney experiences and discovering new things about the parks when he visits. Friends and family always ask him to plan their trip for maximum Disney magic!

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