Check out our full review of Tortuga Tavern, a Pirates-themed Quick-Service dining experience in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland.
(It’s a pirate’s life for me, mateys!) It wasn’t until very recently, though, that I discovered a Quick-Service treasure just steps away from the serenading pirates I’ve come to know and love.
Tortuga Tavern is located across from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and nearby Captain Jack Sparrow’s pirate tutorial.
It’s a quaint and surprisingly quiet Quick-Service location named after the Caribbean island famous for the pirates who once occupied it.
Here are my thoughts on this pirate haunt:
Inside Tortuga Tavern: Great Atmosphere
Tortuga Tavern’s quaint atmosphere provided the perfect place to drop anchor and enjoy some quiet reprieve. It features indoor and outdoor seating with both areas tastefully decorated with old-world accents.
Outside, you’ll find a tiled plaza with ample open-air seating. Inside—which is where my family grabbed a bite—you’ll find a smaller eating area.
Fun fact: This area features a prominent mural of Blackbeard and a smaller photo of the tavern’s proprietor, Arabella Smith, who is a character from the Jack Sparrow YA books.
Also inside, you’ll find restrooms that are far less frequented than other area restroom facilities. (Always a plus in my book—especially when traveling with a toddler who struggles to wait through long bathroom lines.)
Tortuga Tavern Menu: Unique Quick-Service Pirate Fare
While the menu at Tortuga Tavern doesn’t boast anything too spectacular and is rather limited, you will find a few out-of-the-ordinary Quick-Service options—some with a Caribbean flair.
So, instead of ordering an all-beef hot dog (which is available at several Walt Disney World Quick-Service locations), my family opted to try the Veranda Teriyaki Burger ($12.29) and the Peanut Butter, Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread, and Banana Sandwich ($9.99). And my little one enjoyed a Desert Pear Lemonade Pirate Slushy ($5.99).
I have to admit the teriyaki burger tasted rather average. It wasn’t anything to write home about, but I wasn’t disappointed either.
The Peanut Butter, Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread, and Banana Sandwich, on the other hand, was a swashbuckling hit in my book.
While definitely on the sweet side (pretty obvious from the name of the sandwich), it packed bold flavors and a delicious combination of tasty ingredients. A great afternoon snack!
And, of course, my daughter, Sagan, very much enjoyed her slushy. It was a tad too sweet for me, but Sagan gave it two thumbs up.
Other menu items included Veranda Chicken Tenders, a Barbecued Slaw Dog, and the aforementioned All-Beef Hot Dog.
Note: Prices and menu items are subject to change.
Ye Be Warned! Limited Hours and Availability
If you’re planning on setting sail for Tortuga Tavern yourself, though, be warned. This Quick-Service location has limited hours (usually around 11 AM to 3 PM) and is known to be open seasonally, not year-round.
Review: Tortuga Tavern Is a Worthwhile Spot to Visit
If you’ll be in Adventureland around lunchtime, Tortuga Tavern is worth checking out. You’ll find an inviting and visually interesting place to rest your feet and a menu worth trying.
And let’s be honest: You’ll definitely need a rest after braving those pesky pirates across the way!
More Pirates of the Caribbean Dining
Disney Parks around the globe include Pirates of the Caribbean attractions, all unique in their own way. You’ll also find unique Pirates-themed dining at the varying parks.
To learn more about these (and the history and Imagineering of Pirates at Disney Parks across the globe), order our Pirates of the Caribbean attraction special, 32 pages dedicated to the history, Imagineering, and behind-the-scenes details of this beloved attraction.