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5 Reasons We Love Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

If you’ve never been to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop – well, to say you are in for a “treat” is an understatement. Growing in popularity, this tasty restaurant has grown from a hidden gem to a family favorite for many. Here are our top 5 reasons we love Beaches & Cream Soda Shop!


1 – Nostalgic Boardwalk-Style Soda Shop

Located at the beautiful Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is nestled perfectly along Stormalong Bay. There is something about the view of the pool and gorgeous landscape at the Beach Club Resort that sets the scene for what to expect inside Beaches & Cream. Cute ice cream cone tables are just outside the restaurant along with Cast Members dressed in what you’d expect to see in a 1950’s ice cream shop. The inside has recently been refurbished and while there is more room than before, it’s still quite a small space. For this reason and the food, of course, reservations are hard to come by. The interior décor is absolutely perfect from the floors to the lights – but we especially love the jukebox! Have a seat and you’ll feel the fun and light atmosphere of this nostalgic, Atlantic seashore boardwalk-style soda shop.

Inside the refurbished Beaches and Cream

2 – True American Food

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is among our list of favorite restaurants for true American food on Disney World property. As if the setting as mentioned above isn’t enough – the delicious food and aromas here are spectacular! Serving up both lunch and dinner, the menu at Beaches & Cream boasts all the American favorites such as a Beaches Patty Melt, Cheddar-Bacon-Ranch Chicken Sandwich, Angus Beef Burger, and Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup – just to name a few. We especially recommend their onion rings!

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3 – The Kitchen Sink

So, let’s get to the REAL reason we love Beaches & Cream… the DESSERTS! While we like to have a hearty meal, saving room for something from this dessert menu is an absolute must-do. From sundaes, to shakes, to sodas – there is a dessert that will appeal to everyone in your family. Some of our favorites include their Root Beer or Coke Float, Malts, Snickers Sundae, and Strawberry Shortcake. But, the ultimate – what you have to get and take a picture of as a vacation favorite – The Kitchen Sink. When they bring “The Kitchen Sink” out to your table, special lights and noises go off, along with Cast Members calling out “The Kitchen Sink”! This baby serves 4 (but even with 4 it’s tricky to finish!) and is a huge pile of ice cream scoops including flavors like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, and mint chocolate chip. To top it off – EVERY topping at Beaches & Cream is added to the already large mound of goodness! Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.

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4 – Sweet Treat On the Go

Another reason why we love Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is that they have an easy walk-up, on the go ordering location within the restaurant. This is especially great if you were unable to snag a reservation or if you have other plans to dine but still want a taste of Beaches & Creams heavenly desserts. While you can’t order from the food menu at this quick stop, it is perfect for a cool and refreshing ice cream cone on the go. Watching people pour in and out of this little sweet spot just adds to the atmosphere of the whole soda shop theme.


5 – Adult Beverage Desserts!

Beaches and Cream also has an Adult Beverage menu! Serving Adult Hard Floats and Milkshakes, adults can let their taste buds celebrate one of these 5 dessert options: S’mores Shake, The Classic Root Beer Float, Grasshopper Float, Tropical Sunrise Float, and Stout Float. Our favorite so far would have to be the Grasshopper Float because we are mint ice cream fans. The Grasshopper Float has Guinness Stout with mint chip ice cream. We also like the S’mores Shakes which is chocolate and vanilla ice cream, Amarula Cream liqueur and Cream de Dark Coco topped off with marshmallows, graham, and chocolate sauce. Amazing!

So who’s ready for some great food and superb desserts?! A couple of things before you go…

  • If at all possible, make a dining reservation well in advance. There are times when they are not able to accept walk-ups due to this size of the restaurant and the crowds trying to dine there. If they are able to accept walk-ups, the wait time for a table is usually close to an hour plus.
  • If you aren’t staying at the Beach Club Resort, you are still welcome to dine at Beaches & Cream! Simply drive to the Beach Club Resort or you can walk over from Epcot or one of the Boardwalk Resorts.

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About Mike & Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire as many MagicBands as possible while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 13 years and are blessed with two children - our 8-year-old daughter and soon to be 2-year-old son. As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.