REVIEW: Lunch at Plaza Restaurant Including Brisket Mac and Cheese, Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake, and Sangria Inside the Magic Kingdom
The Plaza Restaurant is a table service restaurant located at the end of Main Street in Magic Kingdom. This location is well-known for their classic 1970s charm and bottomless milkshakes. We stopped by recently to get their monthly milkshake and a bite to eat for lunch.
Earlier this year alcohol rolled-out to Plaza Restaurant and Crystal Palace. We haven’t had chance to drink with the castle in view yet, so today was a perfect opportunity to try the cocktail on the menu.
Sangria – Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc with Pineapple Juice, Spice and Fruit – $10.25
There’s minimal spice but plenty of fruit. It’s always weird getting a cocktail where the ice isn’t broken apart from the machine, regardless it is Magic Kingdom where quantity outrules quality. Fortunately in this case the quality wins out and you have a well-balanced sangria for just over ten bucks. It’s not life changing, but it’s a better investment than $7.25 on a Bud Lite.
Plaza Club – Smoked Ham, Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Mayonnaise layered on Texas Toast – $15.00
Sans tomato and lettuce. Overall the Plaza Club is a safe option and a huge portion of great deli meats for a decent price. You can opt for a side of chips instead of fries if you want to avoid fried food as well making this a good option in the summer heat. It’s a classic (a Tom Corless staple for decades) and Plaza knows and understands how this should be created and presented.
Baked Honey-Barbecued Brisket Mac & Cheese – Baked Pasta in Cheddar Cheese Sauce sprinkled with Crispy-Fried Onions and Scallions topped with Savory Barbecued Beef Brisket – $21.00
This is a huge portion that will certainly weigh you down during your Magic Kingdom adventures. The pasta is well cooked and has plenty of cheese across the entire dish. There’s a slathering of barbecue sauce on the bottom of the plate before the pasta is placed on top which helps bring more sauce into the mixture. As for the brisket, there’s a LOT. We anticipated a healthy portion but the amount of meat we received made the dish enough for two people to split. There’s the right amount of crunch with the onions and scallions, the beef brings the perfect amount of barbecue making this a pretty great entree.
The Butterscotch Bread Pudding is now a permanent fixture on the dessert menu! That’s incredible because it’s one of the most amazing desserts around. But we’re here for milkshakes (that are all-you care-to-enjoy by the way).
August 2018’s milkshake flavor of the month is Peanut Butter & Jelly. The milkshake tastes more like peanut butter than anything else, but there’s a slight hint of jelly on the tongue. It’s good, almost too good. Take note the monthly flavor changes every month, your mileage may vary but typically the milkshakes here are always wonderful.