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Cooking Up the Magic: Cap’n Jack’s Clam Dip

Emily Amato

by , Public Relations Manager

As we continue to gear up for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in honor of the 50th Anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort, we are celebrating all of the things that make Walt Disney World special. And what’s more wonderful than the food at Walt Disney World?! 

This fall, you’ll be able to join in on the merriment of the 50th Anniversary from your own home with the cookbook “Delicious Disney: Recipes & Stories from the Most Magical Place on Earth.” The cookbook, written by Pam Brandon, Marcy Carriker Smothers, and The Disney Chefs, will allow you to create culinary delights from Walt Disney World past and present right in your own kitchen! 

Delicious Disney: Recipes & Stories from the Most Magical Place on Earth

Today we’re giving you a sneak peek at one of those recipes from one of my favorite restaurants (I really do miss it!), Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant, which offered amazing seafood and beautiful waterfront dining at Disney Springs until 2013.  

Cap'n Jack's Restaurant

No meal at Cap’n Jack’s would’ve been complete without sampling from the oyster bar, particularly his signature dish – Cap’n Jack’s Clam Dip. “Delicious Disney” went into his captain’s log and shared the delicious recipe with us. Enjoy!

Cap'n Jack's Clam Dip and crackers


Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant – Disney Springs (Permanently Closed)

Makes 2 Cups

  • 1 cup canned minced clams, drained 
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 
  • 3/4 cup sour cream 
  • 4 Greek pepperoncini, finely minced 
  • 2 teaspoons fish bouillon 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives, more for garnish 
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt, more to taste  
  • 2 dashes favorite hot sauce 
  • Crackers, for serving  

1. Mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.  

2. Serve chilled with crackers.  

NoteAlways use caution when handling sharp objects. Please supervise children who are helping or nearby. This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. 

Click here for a print-at-home version of these recipes!

“Delicious Disney: Recipes & Stories from the Most Magical Place on Earth” will be available exclusively at and Walt Disney World beginning Sept. 28, 2021, just in time for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”And be sure to share any recipes you make at home on social with #DisneyWorld50. Bon appetit!