Article by Storybook Traveler Holly Averette
It’s time for part two of our beyond the burger dining series! This time we are headed to Magic Kingdom for some seafood dishes that will delight travelers of all ages.


 Located in between Fantasyland and Liberty Square, the 2 story, 18th-century-inspired building transports you back in time! The rich wood tones and nautical inspired decor make you feel like you are visiting a quaint inn on the New England coast. You’ll find plentiful indoor seating downstairs along with a large upstairs seating area. Note that the upstairs is only able to be accessed via the stairs so it is not wheelchair or stroller friendly. There is often a dedicated area downstairs for those using wheelchairs/EVCs.

FUN FACT: It is said that the restrooms are technically located in Fantasyland because there wouldn’t have been indoor plumbing in the 18th century, which is the time period Liberty Square depicts.


Not surprisingly, the menu at Columbia Harbour House primarily consists of seafood dishes. Entrees include classics like fried shrimp and fish but that’s not what really draws me in. I come for unique options like the lobster roll, grilled salmon, and clam chowder! New to the menu is a shrimp boil with corn, potatoes, and andouille sausage. Combination platters and chicken tenders are also available. I love the variety of side dishes served here! You can get the traditional fries but if you are looking to change things up, you’ll find options such as green beans, rice, and even hushpuppies. There is often a specialty dessert item, a Happy Haunts Milkshake at the time of this article, available if you’re looking for a sweet treat. Fountain drinks, coffee, milk, and tea round out the menu offerings.


Agent Impressions:  

 This is a place where everyone in my family can find something they like. If someone isn’t in the mood for seafood the classic chicken tenders will keep them happy. The grilled salmon entree has been my go-to meal in the Magic Kingdom for years. It’s light enough to eat on those hot days but also provides a nice change of pace from your typical theme park food. The clam chowder is perfect for those rare chilly days. Perhaps my favorite thing about the restaurant is the “hidden” upstairs seating. People either don’t realize it’s there or they are in a hurry and don’t take the time to venture up. It is often nearly empty, especially during slower dining times, so it provides a nice spot to linger and rest after finishing your meal.

TIP: This location requires you to mobile order. Keep this in mind before you head over to just check out the menu. If you have an allergy or other need and would like to speak with a cast member when ordering, let the cast member at the door know and they will let you in to place your order in person.

Article by Storybook Traveler Holly Averette