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11-18-2001, 01:22 PM
Here's the new menu for Avalon Cove:

Seaside Family Dining

Welcome to Seaside Family Dining!

There's nothing like an ocean breeze to stir-up an appetite. At Avalon Cove, you're in the right place. For one set price per person, you'll enjoy three courses to take on your waves of hunger.

All are $19.99, plus tax


Begin your meal with a course that offers you a choice from three great beginnings.

And don't forget to choose a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage to quench your thirst.

1. Ship-Shape Cheesey Onion Soup
Rich beef broth with sweet onions and chives,
swirled melted cheeses and sourdough crouton.

2. Swimmin' Chicken Noodle Soup
Flavorful chicken broth with tender noodles and roasted

3. Boathouse Salad
Fresh garden salad with sliced tomato, cucumber, carrots,
red onion and our special house dressing.


The second course features your choice of entree from these hearty selections.

1. Paradise Bay Fish & Chips
Halibut filets lightly battered and deep fried, served with steak
fries, tartar sauce, lemon wedge and malt vinegar.

2. "Under the Boardwalk" Burger with Cheese
Melted Cheddar Cheese atop a half-pound ground sirloin burger,
served with steak fries, lettuce, sliced tomato, onion and pickles

3. High Striker Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
Tender packed stacked four-layers high, with fresh vegetables,
Ricotta & Parmesan cheese, baked in a tangy marinara sauce
and topped with melted mozzarella.

4. Surf 'n' Salmon B.L.T
Farm-raised Atlantic salmon, grilled and served on a sandwich
roll, with smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato, steak fries
and tangy tartar sauce.

5. Cove's Chicken & Biscuit Pot Pie
Tender chunks of chicken and garden vegetables in a smooth
cream sauce with a fluffy buttermilk-biscuit topper.

6. Sun Wheel Ahi Sandwich
Grilled Ahi tuna on a sesame roll, served with green leaf lettuce
and seasoned mayonnaise, plus steak fries and a side of red
& green slaw.

7. Mailboomer Meatloaf
Traditional home-style meatloaf, glazed with a tangy
caramelized tomato sauce.
Served with chunky tomato relish, accompanied by White
Cheddar mashed potatoes.

8. Beachfront BBQ Chicken Salad
Sliced chicken breast, basted with our signature barbecue
Served atop a bed of tossed romaine, iceberg and bibb lettuce,
dressed with roasted corn, tomato, scallions and ranch

9. Lobster Cobster
Tender lobster served on a bed of lettuce with crumbled bacon,
diced tomato, chopped egg, avocado and blue cheese dressing.


Since life is sweet here--choose a treat here--under the sea....

1. Haagen--Dazs Midway Triple Madness
Warm cinnamon-sugared churro, alongside caramel-covered
Granny Smith apple slices and creamy Haagen--Dazs vanilla
ice cream.

2. Chocolate Paradise Cake
Chocolate malt cake with dark chocolate icing and
caramel-corn brittle.

3. Three for the Rocky Road
Rocky Road ice cream covered in even more marshmallows,
almonds and mini chocolate chips. All atop a rich chocolate

4. Peach at the Beach Cobbler
Sweet peaches baked in cinnamon and brown sugar, with a
cobbler topper and a scoop of Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream.


Coke, diet Coke, Sprite, Barq's Root Beer, Minute Maid Lemonade,
or freshly brewed Iced Tea

Minute Maid Apple or Orange Juice

Nescafe Coffee, Regular or Decaffeinated
Nestle Hot Cocoa
Nestea Hot Tea


11-18-2001, 01:27 PM
Interesting menu, but it looks like they still don't understand why the restaurants in WDW are so successful. For the same price point, you get an all-you-can-eat buffet. I'm not sure I want to pay $20 for three courses.

The other bad news is that it looks like the only thing they did model from WDW is INSTANT coffee in a nice restaurant. I was shocked on my last trip to WDW to find Nescafe instant coffee instead of brewed everywhere.

It looks like this insidious cost-cutting measure is hitting DL/DCA. That's too bad because DL coffee was not bad for a theme park.

Sigh. Is this the best they can do?


11-18-2001, 01:37 PM
Avalon Cove will also offer a "one-price" kid's menu.


For children age 10 and younger

$12.99, plus tax

Meals served with golden fish cracker "Gulp Mix" and beverage,
plus choice of chicken noodle soup, or carrot and celery sticks
with ranch dressing.

1. Ursula's "Octa"-dog with Mac 'n' Cheese
A hot dog sliced into eighths with "tentacles" guarding its
treasure of macaroni and cheese, sprinkled with golden fish

2. "Under the Sea" Fish Sticks
Crunchy fish sticks with steak fries and ketchup.

3. Sebastian's Spaghetti
With a choice of marinara sauce or tossed in butter.

4. "Mickey" Nuggets, Ahoy!
Chicken nuggets shaped liked our favorite mouse. served with
steak fries and ketchup.

5. Minnie's Mini Corn Dogs
Miniature corn dogs with steak fries and ketchup.

6. Goofy's Grilled Cheese
Grilled white bread with melted American Cheese, served with
steak fries and ketchup.


After your meal, dessert is such a sweet deal!
They're all fun...but choose your favorite one!

1. A scoop of Haagen--Dazs vanilla ice cream with rich chocolate
fudge, whipped cream and mini chocolate chips.

2. Pluto's Dandy Sandy Treat
Yummy white "mud" pudding dessert with vanilla wafer
crumbles and vanilla pudding.

3. Wigglin' Jigglin' Flounder
Wigglin' gelatin topped with whipped cream.

11-18-2001, 06:00 PM
Interesting new menu/format for Avalon Cove. I'm interested to see how guests react to this, although I'm probably not one to plunk down the $20 for the 3-course. There's a serious shortage of different food at DCA - since Bountiful Valley, Hollywood and Dine, and Lucky Fortune are rarely open. It's nice to see some changes.

11-18-2001, 10:09 PM
I walked into Avalon Cove on 11/17 and they had artists rendering of what the place was going to look like. they also had the menu...but wait til you see the pictures of the food items...The pic do not do the food any justice...It looks like someone picked up a point and shoot and just started shooting...the portion look skimpy, and the fries look raw...For $20 (which is not going to break you) the food should taste better then it looked.

11-19-2001, 07:19 AM
Well, it is "comfort food": an improvement, but I still say DCA needs at least one buffeteria-service eatery. Perhaps if the fixed-price 3-course concept doesn't work, they'll take the same menu and put it up buffeteria-style. Or maybe put in a buffeteria-style restaurant someplace else in the park (so long as the Soap Opera Bistro remains full service). But the buffeteria concept has been a mainstay of Disneyland dining for as long as I can remember, and I see no reason why DCA (or, apparently, most of WDW) should be without it.

Just as, as far as I'm concerned, if Taste Pilots' Grill is to consider itself a "gourmet burger joint," then it ought to offer hamburgers that (1) pass the test of tasting good with nothing on them but a bit of salt and pepper (do they? I haven't eaten there, much less attempted to get a plain hamburger), (2) are available made to order, with all traditional toppings (including grilled onions), rather than simply in a few "designer" versions, and (3) have at least one other bun choice besides sesame.