If you’ve reading Eating WDW for a while, you know that I’ve voiced my opinion on WDW Hot Dogs. I’m simply not a fan, which means I often walk by Casey’s Corner without a second look. I’ve enjoyed the now-defunct Chicago-Style Dog in the past, and Matt likes the Barbecue Slaw Dog enough, so we decided to swing by when I saw there was a Polish Sausage on the menu.
The Polish Sausage is topped with Caramelized Onions and Stone-ground mustard. Nothing fancy, but it sounded like it would hit the spot. The Polish Sausage, like the other dogs on the menu, comes served with Apple Slices or Fries. I wish they would offer tater tots, like what came with my Sausage Breakfast Dog I enjoyed a year and a half ago, when I stumbled upon the restaurant being open for breakfast.
The caramelized onions were soft and slightly sweet, which paired well with the sausage. I really thought the stone-ground mustard was a well-played addition over simply choosing Gulden’s (nothing wrong with that, though). I would have liked a bit more, though.
One thing I don’t care for is the hearty roll the dogs come served on. For me, it’s a bit too much. but I also understand they need to hold up to the toppings these get loaded with. I ended up fork-and-knifing the dish and skipping the bun altogether, with the addition of some sauerkraut from the toppings bar.
The fries were okay. I neglected to see about ordering “entree only,” which I should have done as Matt got fries with his meal as well. We easily could have split one order as neither of us seemed to really want them. They acted as mindless molten cheese vehicles.
Matt enjoyed his Barbecue Slaw Dog as in the past. He said the pork had a good flavor and helped mask the sub-par hot dog underneath. He too ended up with a fork and knife as skipping the bread.
He also treated himself to a souvenir cup filled with soda. It’s a pretty slick mug for $8, and the textured sleeve has actual stitching on both sides. Matt doesn’t typically go for these gimmicks, so well played, Disney. Well played.
Overall, we enjoyed our visit to Casey’s Corner. As I mentioned, I usually skip this fan favorite since I don’t care for the dogs (although the Corn Dog Nuggets are perfectly fine), but the addition of the Polish Sausage will certainly put the location back on my radar in the future. I really wish they had some more seating or even just high tops, as the popular, tiny location gets busy, leaving people eating on top of trash cans (like during Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival!). Seats and bleachers fill up quick inside, and outdoor seating gets swamped as well. Regardless, the next time Matt is in the mood for a Barbecue Slaw Dog, I won’t mind stopping by with him.