Lunch at Columbia Harbour House

On  a recent trip to Magic Kingdom, Matt and I were walking around the park starting to get a bit hungry. Restaurants were just starting to open for lunch, and Matt was happy when I suggested Columbia Harbour House. It had been over a year since my last visit, when I first ordered the Lighthouse Sandwich, and about a year and a half since Matt’s last visit.

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Matt has always ordered the same item on each visit, the Anchors Aweigh Sandwich. The sandwich is simple, and features White Tuna, Lettuce, and Tomato on Toasted Multigrain Bread with Potato Chips.

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As in the past, the Multigrain Bread is not Matt’s favorite here, but it seems to be growing on him. Any toasting of it is almost non existent, leaving the otherwise hearty bread susceptible to the moisture of its fillings. The tuna is a bit heavy on the mayonnaise, but Matt prefers it this way. Once again, he enjoyed his sandwich.

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The chips were fresh and crisp, though not necessarily warm. Still, they can usually be a better bet than the fries, especially when they’re not served hot.

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While “back in the day” I used to opt for the Battered Fish Plate, I decided to order the Lighthouse Sandwich again. Apart from the combination of Hummus, Tomato, and Broccoli Slaw on Toasted Multigrain Bread being delicious, Matt wasn’t with me last time and therefore hasn’t tried it yet. It too is served with Potato Chips.

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Much like Matt’s sandwich, the bread hardly had any toasting to it, and the hummus began to soften the bottom piece of bread it rather quickly. Otherwise, the flavor was delicious, and Matt seemed to like the bite he tasted (though I doubt it would be enough to sway him from his Anchors Aweigh). The broccoli slaw had a nice crunch, and the tomatoes were okay.

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I started to get full by the time I made it to the second half of my sandwich, so some of the chips made their way into its filling to use as a dip. I did manage to pick at some more of the bread after, though, after it had been saturated with some of the hummus.

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Here are the menus (7/26/14):

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Overall, we enjoyed our lunch at Columbia Harbour House. Matt had the opportunity to order one of his favorites, and I did too. It may not be one of the fanciest meals, but the theming of the restaurant is one we enjoy, and sometimes a simple sandwich is what hits the spot. Hopefully it won’t be another year plus before we visit again!

What is your favorite item to order at Columbia Harbour House?

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11 responses to “Lunch at Columbia Harbour House

  1. One of our favorites!! Always good quality, and the upstairs is an awesome place to sit and take a breather. Our first visit as a family, we took our food outside and watched Wishes. It was truly Magical!

  2. I love sitting upstairs, especially people watching over Liberty Square! 🙂

  3. I LOVE the Lighthouse sandwich, and eating it upstairs by the window! Last time I had it the chips were bagged, though, so I definitely need to try it again.

  4. It’s definitely better with these chips! 🙂

  5. I had the same issue with the Lighthouse sandwich getting a bit soft. It was delicious but the bread really needs to be a bit more toasted to stand up to the hummus.

  6. I love the lighthouse sandwich and eating upstairs where is usually is quieter. So yummy!

  7. V – Especially that bottom slice of bread, or flipping it so the hummus is on the “top” slice after it’s assembled might help a little.

    stretchingit – I especially love the seats by the windows! 🙂

  8. Everyone in our crew goes bananas for the lobster roll. I prefer the tuna. Great post and thanks. What about any drinks?

  9. The lobster roll there is absolutely inedible; I brought it back the one time I ordered it. As for drinks, they don’t serve alcohol in Magic Kingdom (with the exception of Be Our Guest at dinner), and a picture of a generic Disney cup of soda is not something of which I spend time taking photos. 🙂

  10. This place is a treat in comparison to most of the other quick service locations. Not the madhouse of Pecos Bills burger barn or the horror of Pinocchio dreadful chicken chunks or sauce on cardboard bread. A nice sandwich, soup along with tea and whole milk is not too much to ask for is it?

  11. The line can get long at CHH, but it’s much more manageable than Pecos! Our last experience at Pinocchio was not good at all. But I agree – a simple sandwich and soup done well can mean a lot in a theme park! 🙂