Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dining Options at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Over the past few days, I’ve given a couple of recaps of our time spent at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Vero Beach, Florida.
Although we only stayed one night (I think two would have been perfect), we were able to see a good bit of the resort and dine at a few of their table side and quick service locations.
Here’s a recap – keep reading, the last one’s my favorite!

Shutters Character Breakfast at Vero Beach (4)

Our first dining stop was in the Green Cabin Room (now renamed the Wind & Waves Bar). This restaurant is located on the second floor and has a balcony that overlooks the ocean. Indoor and outdoor seating are both available – we chose outdoor.

Green Cabin Room at Vero Beach

On their site, Disney lists The Green Cabin Room (Wind & Waves Bar) as a Lounge. Even though the menu was small, we were all able to find food options to suit our needs.

Green Cabin Room at Vero Beach (5)

I can honestly say that this was the perfect start to our vacation – the sound of the waves and the ocean lapping at the shore…heaven.

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We enjoyed a late lunch with our friends!

Green Cabin Room at Vero Beach (3)

As a late lunch, Jason and I decided to split a burger and onion rings. It was all really good, especially the onion rings!

Green Cabin Room at Vero Beach (6)

Our next destination was to relax by the ocean and at the pool. Bleachers Bar & Grill (now renamed the Wind & Waves Market) serves a wide variety of options, but when I saw Pineapple Dole Whip on the menu, I was done!

Bleachers Poolside at Vero Beach (2)

Bless you, Disney. Thank you for brining this popular treat to the Vacation Club at Vero Beach!

Bleachers Poolside at Vero Beach

…and it was in a waffle cone at that!

For dinner that evening, we chose to eat at Shutters (now renamed the Wind & Waves Grill).

Shutters Diner at Vero Beach

Shutters (Wind & Waves Grill) is a nautical themed restaurant that serves – you guessed it, seafood (and a few other options as well).

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The kitchen is open – it was fun watching the chef’s prepare the food!

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We began with cornbread and Mickey butter. :)

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I had the catch of the day topped with fresh lump crabmeat…

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Jason chose the “surf and turf”…shrimp and steak.

After dinner, we moseyed on over to the Campfire, where s’mores were being served.

Smores Campfire at Vero Beach (2)

The Campfire/sing along begins at 8:30 p.m. and s’mores continue on until 9:30 p.m.

This is an “all you can eat”/free offering, so don’t miss it!

Smores Campfire at Vero Beach (3)

We were told that the record for most s’mores consumed in one night was 28!! We definitely didn’t come close or even attempt to beat that one!

Smores Campfire at Vero Beach

When you arrive, the Cast Members hand you a marshmallow roasting device and two marshmallows. After roasting, you return to the cast member who then gives you two pieces of graham cracker and two squares of chocolate – instant s’more!

For breakfast the following morning, we dined at Shutters (yes, again)…but this time was something special! Goofy’s Beachfront Breakfast with Donald and Goofy is a must-do at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort!

Please note: since the time of publishing this post, Goofy's Beachfront Breakfast has moved locations to "Seagrape" which is located next door to the Wind & Waves Grill. 

Shutters Character Breakfast at Vero Beach (12)

When I initially began my research on this dining experience, I couldn’t find much information on the web. In my head, I compared it to a character dining experience at the parks and assumed the price would reflect the same.

Imagine my surprise when we arrived and saw the menu – this dining experience is all-you-care-to-eat family style, plus characters, and is priced at $16.99 per adult and $10.99 per child. You cannot beat that anywhere!

Shutters Character Breakfast at Vero Beach (5)

I was just a little too excited about the plates…what can I say, I’m a kid at heart!

Shutters Character Breakfast at Vero Beach (8)

For starters, we began with cinnamon rolls/assorted pastries and fruit.

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Goofy stopped by our table first…

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…followed shortly thereafter by Donald.

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We also each received an autograph page when we arrived at the restaurant for the characters to sign.

Shutters Character Breakfast at Vero Beach (11)

Breakfast soon arrived with a  platter full of eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and of course…Mickey Waffles!!


Guys, this restaurant and dining experience was one of my favorites. The restaurant was not busy and neither were the characters. We had quite a few hilarious interactions with Donald who also involved the Chef…it was a riot!

Shutters Character Breakfast at Vero Beach

As we were leaving, we waved goodbye to Goofy who had taken over the podium in front of the restaurant!

Here’s my final thoughts about dining at Disney’s Vero Beach:

The first thing I noticed about the resort is how laid back everyone seemed. No one was in a rush for anything, and that included food as well. I’m definitely not complaining, it was just something we had to get used to. With our fast paced lives and at the parks, everything is fast fast fast….sit, eat fast, get out quick so you can enjoy more of the parks. At Vero Beach, it took a little while before we received our drinks…then same for ordering…and same for receiving our food. This resort seriously forces you to relax. Aft first I thought, “Goodness, this is slow”…but then I realized I had NOTHING else to do! Why rush if you aren’t in a hurry? This laid-back theme/feel carried on through all of our dining experiences…and we loved it!

There’s my final recap on Disney’s Vero Beach! I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of Disney’s little piece of heaven on the East Coast! If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them! My email address can be found at the top sidebar, or leave them in a comment below. Have a wonderful day!

What’s your favorite Disney dining experience? Tell me what made you enjoy the experience so much.


  1. What a great recap of the place to eat at Vero Beach. Very informative. My favorite Disney restaurant is Kona Cafe. I love the atmosphere, the quality of food, and the price!

  2. Oh wow! The dining all sounds fabulous! And I love that it was slow paced forcing you to relax!

  3. Very nice!! Would love to check it out sometime...great recap!

  4. All that breakfast food looks amazing. I can eat breakfast anytime of the day.

  5. Fantastic recap - everything looks incredible! This resort is climbing to my list of weekend getaway very quickly! :0) Love that they have the pineapple dole whip and free s'mores at a campfire!

  6. Wow, I'm sold! The Mickey plates alone are enough to get me. ;)

  7. I love the plates too, that alone would make me just as excited as you!! I'd be sold too! Love all the pictures. The s'mores look delicious!!

  8. Great review. I'll be staying there next week for a few nights so we may get a meal in one of the restaurants while we're there.

  9. Roseanne Brescia Rose DevineSeptember 4, 2015 at 12:14 AM

    Enjoy reading all the comments. I liked the pictures and the wooden walkway to get to the beach. When do you have to reserve lounges and umbrella'a and what's the cost? We are arriving Sept 4 and staying until Monday. Looking forward to The Sunday Brunch.


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