After floating around the lazy river at Stormalong Bay for a few hours yesterday, Amy and I had worked up a bit of an appetite and decided we would see what Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill had to offer!
While this location has been known for producing some pretty good food in the past, they are currently only offering a small selection of grab ‘n’ go items for guests. This is understandable considering the hotel portion of Disney’s Beach Club Resort continues to remain closed at this time.
We opted for the Seafood Roll since it is one of their staple items, and the Turkey and Swiss Sandwich. Here are a few thoughts we had about the food:
- The Seafood Roll is a unique offering you won’t find elsewhere. It has various seafood, including shrimp and scallops, and is coated in a citrusy mayo. The big selling point is that it is served on Parker House Bread.
- I’d have to say that in its current grab ‘n’ go form, this is not a dish that I will be running back to get again soon.
- We found the seafood salad’s premade portion to be hefty on both mayonnaise and lemon, which overpowered the seafood. I’m one that enjoys seafood and really wants it to speak in a dish when eating it.
- If there is one small thing they could do to enhance this in its current form, it would be to pop the Parker House Rolls in the microwave for thirty seconds before they give them to you. I completely understand the limitations they are currently facing, but this would quickly bring some life back to these buttery gifts from the heavens. Instead, they tasted as they looked – bread that has been sitting in the fridge for a few hours.
Turkey and Swiss Sandwich
- There is not a whole lot to write home about on this one – it’s a turkey and swiss sandwich!
- At least this came pre-assembled and was served with your choice of mayonnaise or mustard.
- Amy and I both ended up removing part of the bread from this sandwich as it was incredibly dense and, if eaten entirely, would have acted as a sinker in our stomachs when we returned to the pool.
- The turkey was the highlight and had a slightly smoky taste, which I enjoyed.
Both meals were served with a portioned bag of housemade chips. I’m a sucker for fresh chips, and while these hit the spot, I couldn’t help but daydream about the hot fresh chips that we were served a few months ago at the Beaches Pool Bar at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
All in all, the food at Hurricane Hanna’s hit the spot and provided some much-needed fuel before we embarked on a plunge down The Flying Jib. While we didn’t care for the food in its current form, we will be excited to try it once fully reopened as we lounge away at Stormalong Bay!
*Please note that this dining review was conducted during Walt Disney World’s initial reopening period. We ask that you take into consideration that any negative impacts may be a result of situations surrounding the ongoing pandemic, and may not accurately represent the restaurant once the resort has fully reopened.