8/26/15 Update: Menu updated and items added.
Location: Min & Bill’s is located inside of this ship on Echo Lake across from the Hyperion Theater that houses the Frozen Sing-Along. 50’s Prime Time Cafe and Hollywood & Vine restaurants would be directly behind it in this picture.
Food Type: Turkey legs, hot dogs, salads, soups, and macaroni & cheese.
Dining Plan: One quick service credit and a few items count as snacks.
Unique Items: With the exception of the Jumbo Turkey Leg, each item is somewhat unique. Even the hot dog is larger than most.
- Plenty of outdoor picnic table seating.
- Lines are usually short before 6pm.
- Turkey Leg and Frankfurter are easily portable.
- Limited menu.
- No indoor seating.
- The “shakes” are really soft serve ice cream, though the seasonal versions are usually above average.
Value: Average. While a few items are unique takes, this is more or less Disney standard quality and pricing.
Reputation: Min & Bill’s has undergone several major menu changes in the last couple of years, serving everything from pork shanks to bread cones filled with shrimp and guacamole. Those that do dine here for a quick bite seem to enjoy their food and the current menu is more varied than it has been in the past.
Frankfurter in a Pretzel Roll:
The pretzel crust was delicate and chewy with a pronounced pretzel flavor. Unfortunately, the dijon mustard didn’t add much to the mix. There wasn’t a lot of it and the flavor didn’t pop like you might expect from a spicy mustard. Luckily, regular mustard and ketchup were readily available. The bagged chips are best skipped in favor of saving $2 by omitting a side.
The inside of the pretzel roll – one of the better values at the theme parks.
Jumbo Turkey Leg:
Disney’s Jumbo Turkey Legs are more or less standard across property. As you can see from the picture, they’re considerably larger and thicker than the fountain beverage cup, offering a lot of smoked meat. What they don’t tell you is the leg is harder to eat than you might expect with thin bone shards making it difficult to bite into. Still, turkey legs are a theme park staple that everybody should try once.
Barbecued Pork Macaroni and Cheese:
This is a hearty bowl of Disney’s standard macaroni and cheese, which is reliably creamy and cheesy, not unlike Stouffer’s. It’s topped with Disney’s standard pulled pork and crispy onion petals for a little crunch. Altogether, it works better than most of Disney’s other macaroni and cheeses.
Chocolate Milk Shake:
This is a “Shake” in the same way a Wendy’s “Frosty” is a shake. Which is to say, it’s soft serve ice cream in a cup. That doesn’t make it bad, just don’t expect to drink any with a straw. You’ll be scooping this up with a spoon.
There are a variety of seasonal shakes throughout the year, from the “Blue Milk” version during Star Wars Weekends, to the Churro Shake when there really isn’t a holiday to celebrate, to the “Chocolate-Covered Strawberry” iteration above. As far as Disney quick service milkshakes go, they’re usually your best bet and a good use of a Disney Dining Plan snack credit.
Frozen Lemonade with A Shot:
With Three Olives Cherry Vodka. Like other lemonades of this variety, it is prepared with a shot of alcohol poured first and then the non-alcoholic lemonade dispensed on top.
It was far too tart to the point where we threw about half out. Hard to say whether it was a one-off mistake or they tend to be like that.
Min and Bill’s has several picnic-like tables with umbrellas out front. There are also a bunch of benches nearby. This isn’t a particularly popular quick service (though I recommend it) and there are usually available tables. Head down toward Star Tours to sit at Backlot Express if there aren’t any tables or you prefer air-conditioned seating. Backlot Express is two or three minutes away, past Indiana Jones and Sounds Dangerous.