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Skillets and Shenanigans – A New Menu Gallops Into Whispering Canyon Café

Alex Dunlap

by , Food & Beverage Communications Coordinator

Howdy folks! If yer lookin’ for some good eatin’ and fine fixin’s, then I’ve got some news for you! Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has a rootin’ tootin’ new menu starting TODAY with skillets galore! The fun-filled restaurant is known for its sassy cast members, Old Western games, and fine frontier fare, which now includes a whole new array of all-you-care-to-enjoy signature skillets for lunch and dinner starting today as well as breakfast skillets (starting March 26). And while you chow down on these signature skillets, our rowdy canyon townsfolk are here to serve you, and their boisterous goings-on aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Do the hokey pokey, ring the dinner bell, and even ask for ketchup (at your own risk, of course). But that’s enough hootin’ and hollerin’ for right now – let’s get right into these delicious new items!

Signature Lunch Skillet from Whispering Canyon at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Starting with a hearty lunch option the Signature Lunch Skillet comes with maple-chipotle BBQ slow-smoked pork ribs, barbecued pulled pork, and citrus-herb chicken.

Traditional Dinner Skillet and The “Pig” Dinner Skillet from Whispering Canyon at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

On the dinner menu, you can try the Traditional Dinner Skillet with oak-smoked mustard BBQ beef brisket, maple-chipotle BBQ pork ribs, slow-smoked pulled pork, and citrus-herb chicken. You can also pig out on The “Pig” Dinner Skillet with heaping helpings of braised pork belly, maple-chipotle BBQ pork ribs, slow-smoked pulled pork, and mustard BBQ “piggy wings.” Both of these particular skillets come with western-style sausage as well.

Land and Sea Dinner Skillet from Whispering Canyon at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Sea-farers can order the Land and Sea Dinner Skillet, which comes with house-smoked salmon, citrus herb chicken, vegan sausage, and charred portabellas.

Vegan Dinner Skillet from Whispering Canyon at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

You can also feast on the Vegan Dinner Skillet – filled with maple-chipotle BBQ jackfruit, spicy vegan sausage, mustard-glazed beefless tips, and herb-brushed trick’n chick’n.

In addition, each one of these hearty all-you-care-to-enjoy skillets comes with a different assortment of sides that may include coleslaw, sautéed green beans, buttered corn, oven-roasted carrots, charred peppers, BBQ cauliflower, Yukon mashed potatoes, or roasted potatoes. You’ll also get to chow down on freshly-baked cornbread served with delicious honey butter with every dinner skillet.

Apple Pie from Whispering Canyon at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Now, if you’ve got a hankerin’ for something sweet, then you can order the Apple Pie. This mouth-watering slice of pie comes dusted with powdered sugar and is served with a big ol’ scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Bourbon Cowboy from Whispering Canyon at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Thirsty cowpokes will also enjoy a selection of newly-themed cocktails such as the Bourbon Cowboy, which comes garnished with apple slices and pairs great with any lunch and dinner skillet. Selections of wines and draft beers are also available to help you wet yer whistle.

Heritage Skillet and Carnivore Skillet from Whispering Canyon at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

In addition, starting on March 26, you’ll also be able to feast on an array of breakfast skillets. Rise and shine to a delicious chuck wagon breakfast with the Heritage Skillet or the Carnivore Skillet. The Heritage Skillet comes with country potatoes, hickory-smoked bacon, and pork sausage links. For the meat-lovers, the Carnivore Skillet comes loaded with  house-smoked ham, hickory-smoked bacon, pork sausage links, and oak-smoked beef brisket. Oh, and did I mention that both of these skillets come with house-made buttermilk-cheddar biscuits, scrambled eggs, and Mickey Waffles? That’s right cowpokes, MICKEY WAFFLES FOR EVERYONE!

Lighter Side Breakfast Skillet from Whispering Canyon at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

For those looking for a lighter start to your morning, the Lighter Side Breakfast Skillet is a great option. It comes with Bircher Muesli (Swiss oatmeal), egg white spinach frittata, turkey bacon and turkey sausage, country potatoes, fresh fruit, yogurt, and of course, more Mickey waffles!
Are you hungry yet? Because I sure am! So jump right on your hobby horse and trot on over to pay us a visit. The Whispering Canyon Café is located off the lobby of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and reservations fill up fast, so be sure to make yours today by calling 407 WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) or by visiting the Walt Disney World Resort website.


  • We had the vegan skillet for dinner in January and it is fantastic! I don’t see an option for a vegan breakfast skillet? Any chance of adding one? Or is it a secret, off menu item like too many of your vegan options?

  • Lots of options here. Will it be permitted to “mix and match”, choosing options from different skillets?

  • @Curtis when you photograph food or certain stills like it’s best to get a perspective and sometimes slant allows a better view and photo of the items.

    ..check out the Cafe and find out if the tables are really slanted! 😉

  • Thank you for the update! And thank you for mentioning its still a fun place to go! After it was mentioned a few months back that things would be changing, people thought all of that fun interaction with the cast members would be gone. It’s not. My wife and I were there in January. The only difference I could see was them handing you a straw as opposed to throwing a pile on the table. And that probably changed due to them cutting back on the use of plastic. 🙂 It’s still a fun place to eat!

  • Why does everything look like it’s about ready to slide off onto the floor? Are the tables at Whispering Canyon Cafe slanted like that?

  • Talk about a meat-lovers dream start to the Disney day! Looks delightfully delish, well done Dis.

  • Oh gosh, we haven’t eaten there in a few years. I think this Spring we will have to try it again for dinner. The food was amazing and we really got a kick out of the “Whispering” environment. ;))) It’s a real hoot when you are not at all aware of what is about to happen!

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