When we heard Aunt Polly’s Restaurant was extending its hours and throwing down fresh PB&Js, we knew we had to take a raft over to the famed, elusive establishment. We didn’t have a bad experience there last time they were opened (we tried their pork sliders and mud brownie). So we figured, why not try and see their take on this comfort food classic?
If you’re not familiar with Aunt Polly’s Restaurant, it’s located on Tom Sawyer Island. As we indicated earlier, you do have to take a raft to get to the island, but it’s a pleasant, unique experience.
Aunt Polly’s is down by the water, facing the Liberty Square Riverboat dock.
It’s a simple, one-register type situation, but it’s part of the homestyle, food-shack-on-an-island experience. No overhead screen menus here. Aunt Polly does things the old way:
And now, it’s on to the sandwiches.
Peanut Butter, Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, and Banana Sandwich – $9.99
For a place that used to sell pre-made, bagged peanut butter sandwiches in the form of Uncrustables, they really stepped up their game here. The bread is buttered and griddled golden-brown, slightly melting the peanut butter and chocolate hazelnut spread and making it all amalgamate into one delicious mass.
There are about three slices of banana on each half of the sandwich. There isn’t too much of either spread, making it easy to handle. It doesn’t fall apart, either. Simply put, this tastes awesome. The cajun chips are housemade and also pack a flavorful punch.
Peanut Butter with Raspberry Sandwich – $9.99
Here’s another case for simple perfection. Also deliciously buttered and griddled, the peanut butter and raspberry jelly sandwich contains the perfect ratio of each, so none of the flavors overpower each other.
We’d actually come back for the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s a great option for kids and picky eaters, too.
All in all, if you’re on Tom Sawyer Island from now through April 28 and hunger strikes, Aunt Polly’s is the perfect place to grab a bite. If you’re looking to escape the Spring Break crowds at the Magic Kingdom and enjoy a nice, comforting sandwich looking over the water, this is the spot to do so. Final verdict: Come on down to Aunt Polly’s, y’all.