Liberty Inn

by josh on December 1, 2012

10/3/14 Update: Menu updated and items added.

Location: You’ll find it in the United States Pavilion to the left of The American Adventure.

Food Type: Mostly typical Disney burgers, nuggets, and salads, but some better new items too like the steak and crab cakes.

Dining Plan: One quick service credit and some items count as snacks.

Menu:



Unique Items: Steak, Surf and Turf Burger, Crab Cakes, Louisiana Style Shrimp, Red White and Blue Salad, Chik’n Breast,  Kosher Meals, and the Pasta/Grilled Chicken for Kids are unique or rare.

Advantages:

  • Tons of indoor, air-conditioned seating and plenty of outdoor tables and chairs.
  • Menu has improved and expanded greatly – several of the items are very good and at least approach being healthy.
  • Apple Pie for dessert is very patriotic.

Disadvantages:

  • Can be very loud when it’s busy.
  • No longer has a toppings bar.
  • Unusually slow service.

Value: Average to Above Average.  While still expensive, this is what you’re going to pay anywhere and the food is prepared better here than most other locations.

Reputation: Low, but it doesn’t necessarily deserve it anymore.  I think anyone visiting in the last year would have enjoyed the experience.

Food Choices:

6-ounce New York Strip Steak:

Unlike the Pecos Bill Pork Glop Platter, this “steak” at least appears to be the right kind of meat.  We’re at least not talking about old ground beef again!

And that’s a pretty substantial hunk of meat.  It’s advertised at six ounces, but looks to be more.

And I’m not sure how, but this was actually pretty good.  It’s (hopefully) not going to be the best steak you’ve ever had, obviously, but for $11 it was surprisingly tasty.  It was extremely tender and easy to cut with the plastic fork and knife.  The butter, despite being a sort of off-putting color, tasted heavenly.  And it’s grilled to order, though no one asked me how I wanted it prepared.  I’m thinking you can specify whether you want it well-done, but it came out a very nice medium.  The potatoes had obviously been plated long before the steak and were cold by the time the steak was ready.  The potatoes don’t have a ton of flavor, but they’re a little different than your usual Disney fries.  The broccoli was also warm, at best, by meal consumption time.

Surf and Turf Burger


The addition of the spicy tartar sauce and crab cake give this a bit of a zesty Maryland kick, even though everyone from the state would disavow this thing I’m sure. It otherwise “works” better than you might expect and is a little different than the standard bacon/cheddar that seems to permeate most quick service menus. Recommended if you’re in the market.

Louisiana-style Shrimp


Another potentially unfortunate name drop, this time down south in Louisiana. There are an awful lot more green pepper chunks than the menu picture and description insinuate and the flavor overall is less spicy than you might expect. The shrimp “feel” like they’ve been bathing in the sauce for far too long and come off gummy and largely flavorless. The rice underneath provides a mop for the sauce. While a little different, I’m not sure it’s compelling enough to go out of your way for, but you could do worse.

Grilled Chicken BLT:

With Monterey Jack, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Pepper Aioli, and choice of grapes (yeah right) or fries.

I was impressed by the freshly grilled strips of bacon, ripe tomato slices, and large leaf lettuce on a fresh bun.

Unfortunately, the chicken was dry and the red pepper aioli was either missing or flavorless. I may still be trying to swallow the last few bites of the chicken, I really don’t know.

Red, White, and Blue Salad


This is a well thought out salad for those looking for a light meal, though in my opinion, it’s more like three or four side salads served together without a major source of protein. The dominant flavors are the blue cheese and Craisins with the field greens, apples, and pecans offering a nice crunch. It’s very good, but potentially not very filling on its own.

Maryland Crab Cakes

The Maryland Crab Cakes – House-made Crab Cakes, Spicy Tartar Sauce and Old Bay Fries.

As far as eleven dollar Disney fast food goes, the crab cakes are a nice change of pace from the usual. Of course they will never live up to _______ at _________ in ________ (but please northeasterners, compare your favorite to mass produced Disney food in the comments), but the cakes are mostly crab and the tartar sauce adds some zing to the flavor profile. The Old Bay seasoned fries have a nice zip to them as well. I’m otherwise sort of torn on how to rate these – I did enjoy them pretty well, but they are not necessarily outstanding quality or a compelling value. They are here though.

Seating:

Liberty Inn offers the only air-conditioned seating of any World Showcase quick service.  It is popular during peak meal times (12pm – 2pm and 6pm – 8pm), but there are almost always tables and it’s a great place to take a rest during less popular times of day.  There’s also plenty of outdoor seating should you choose to watch the Fife and Drum Corps during your meal or simply prefer the Florida heat.

You’ll also find plenty of tables out front.

Condiments:

Liberty Inn offers tubs of ketchup and honey mustard along with the usual assortment of goodies.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Rick December 3, 2012 at 6:26 am

we ate here for lunch on the last day of our holiday before setting off for the airport. We ordered our food and were then picked out as VIP guests and taken to a set table and served by a cast member. As it was not busy this was a little awkward at first and we got some strange looks from other diners. However it was a very nice gesture and the cast member even crayoned with the kids whilst we finished our meal. The food was good, I had the flatbread, and it was a nice end to our visit.

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Tricia December 3, 2012 at 8:49 am

The availability of indoor, air conditioned seating makes this place great!! We only stopped here for a beer while drinking around the world, but it was nice to sit and relax for a little bit without worry.

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Figaro December 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Noisiest chairs in WDW.

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Cindy Kay December 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

The steak was good, but only had 2 tiny pieces of broccoli and 2 small slices of potatoes. BTW, why was everyone moving around and talking/screaming in the seating area?? I’ve never seen and heard so much commotion before…

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Patrick October 6, 2014 at 11:03 am

Re the Crab Cakes: “Of course they will never live up to fresh crab cakes at Rippon’s in Ocean City, MD.”

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Ivy October 7, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Advantages: Service is usually quick with short lines.
Disadvantages: Unusually slow service.
Let’s do the time warp again!

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