After a little searching, we found out about the Crew’s Cup Lounge located in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (one of the Epcot Resorts).  It is a small but wonderful little lounge.  Full bar and menu, serving up some tasty food and cold drinks. After trying it once, we keep going back for more. They make delicious Lobster Sliders ($16.99 comes with fries or vegetable orzo salad), my favorite thing on the menu. It has to be one of the smallest places to eat on Disney property.  It is adjacent to the Yachtsman’s Steakhouse, a signature dining establishment, which most Disney aficionados have at least heard about.  You can actually see the cuts of meat hanging in the chiller that separate the entry of the Yachtsman’s Steakhouse within the dining area of the Crew’s Cup.

Another great thing about Crew’s Cup is that it is right next to the Stormalong Bay which is an amazing pool complex that is shared with the Beach Club, even if you are not staying at the Yacht Club, take a 15 – 20 minutes to tour the grounds you can walk to Beach Club quite easily. Each hotel has beautiful landscaping. The Yacht Club Resort has a long wrap around patio with chairs, and you can always take a stroll around the lake to walk off some of those calories.  If you are looking for dessert after your meal, just head left out of Crew’s Cup and that takes you straight to the Beaches and Cream Ice Cream Parlor and Soda Shop. (I’ll be sure to make a separate post about it). During the holidays all the hotels are gorgeously decorated, definitely take the time to visit the hotels to see what special Gingerbread creations they have built-in the hotel lobby.

I had read in the past you were able to order off the Yachtsman’s Steakhouse menu when you were dining at the Crew’s Cup, but they stopped that a couple of years back.  The Crew’s Cup menu has something for everyone, salad, soup, sandwiches, seafood. The prices are pretty reasonable, WDW has it rated as a $ ($14.99 or under), although it is pretty easy to spend double that per person, by the time you order a salad or soup, an appetizer, plus a sandwich, burger, or entrée, and a couple of beers you can spend $70 for a couple.  They also serve up some high-end fare like mussels, grilled sirloin, crab cakes, as well as the lobster sliders I mentioned.  If you are looking to splurge it’s worth it, the food is great and the place is cozy and relaxing. There have been other times where we just stopped in for a bite to eat and spent much less.  Something that surprised me was that their ketchup, mustard, and mayo come in tiny individual jars! Too cute.

For beer lovers, they have three varieties of Sam Adams on draft, served in the Sam Adams perfect pint glasses.  Also, the Ale & Compass Lounge located off the main lobby does not have any draft beer, only bottled; so if you want a draft beer, the Crew’s Cup is the closest casual bar.  Another interesting fact is that the Ale & Compass Lounge serves complementary snack mix with your drinks, consisting of various nuts and crunchy bits (pretzels, wasabi peas, etc).

It is within walking distance from any of the Epcot resorts; Boardwalk, Beach Club, and the Swan and Dolphin. If you are not staying at the Epcot resorts, it is best to park at the Yacht Club Resort. Probably the best thing about the Crew’s Cup is that it is open LATE. They serve food until midnight daily and you do not need a reservation. It is nice to know about the Crew’s Cup if you are looking for a hot meal after 10 pm as most restaurants close by 10 pm.

Lobster sliders - delicious...

Lobster sliders – delicious…

Crew's Cup

Crew’s Cup