Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Resort served up a fairly popular Adult Grilled Cheese Sandwich. This comfort food classic comes with a twist though. It utilizes melty Swiss, sharp Cheddar and creamy Boursin Cheeses on toasted Sunflower Multigrain Bread. Sandwiches on the menu come with a choice of Asian Slaw, Polynesian Chips, Steamed Vegetables or Fries. Having tried the Asian Slaw before, I opted for the Polynesian Chips, as they are a pretty unique offering on the menu.
Once upon a time, this sandwich was served with tomato and frisee, but as you can see, this appears to no longer be the case. This sandwich is straight up melted cheese. I’m not complaining, just making the note. Perhaps a mistake was made in the kitchen with my order. My sandwich was also squished fairly thin, and the cheese oozed and dripped from the bread. As for the bread? I’m a bit torn on it. It was certainly hearty and seared with a nice crust, but I’m not quite sure the nutty flavor or random bits of crunchy texture pairing with the cheese. It’s by no means a dealbreaker, and I’ll gladly order the sandwich again! I brought the second half home for lunch the next day, and it held up well in the fridge.
The Polynesian chips are pretty darn awesome, and if you haven’t tried them before, you might want to on your next visit. Apart from thick, crunchy, kettle-style potato chips, you also get lighter, crispy fried wonton skins. They can also be ordered on their own as a sizable side, and if you want to turn those chips more into a meal, try the Pork Nachos!
Capt. Cook’s is one of our favorite places to stop for something quick when at the Polynesian (especially when Tambu Lounge isn’t open!). If you’re looking for some of their other menu options, check out our review of the 1/3 lb Angus Bacon Cheeseburger with Asian Slaw along with the Pepperoni Flatbread. If you’re looking for something sweet, we recently tried the Chocolate Beer Cupcake and the Lemon Ginger Cupcake, the latter of which was absent from the available options on our last outing.
If you’ve visited Capt. Cook’s, let us know what your favorite dish is there!