BLTs And Bundts At The Riverside Mill Food Court

Port Orleans Riverside is a Disney Moderate Resort inspired by the simple charms of south in days gone by. The Sassagoula Steamboat Company welcomes guests to a picturesque setting that evokes the romance of rural Louisiana. It's here that you'll find the resort's quick service dining location, The Riverside Mill Food Court. I stopped by on a recent trip for dinner before seeing the show at the River Roost Lounge.

BLTs And Bundts At The Riverside Mill Food CourtBLTs And Bundts At The Riverside Mill Food Court

The interior theme of this restaurant is exactly as advertised, a Riverside Mill complete with the stunningly crafted machine workings of the 32-foot water wheel. It's soaring ceiling and tremendous rustic woodwork creates both a beautifully simplistic and creatively themed environment. Riverside Mill is open to serve guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a wide variety of food to satisfy your crew.

The Riverside Mill ExteriorThe Riverside Mill Exterior
Riverside Mill Water WheelRiverside Mill Water Wheel

Like many of the moderate resort quick serve locations, Riverside Mill has a food court full of pass-thru windows where guest can find delicious dishes just waiting for them. The menu is speckled with "fare inspired by Southern Louisiana style cookin' on the bayou."

Riverside Mill Food Court Windows Include:

  • Pizza and Pasta home to Bayou Lasagna - Pasticcio.
  • Burgers and Chicken with its Cajun Chicken Sandwich.
  • Sandwiches and Salads has Hoagies and the Pimento BLT.
  • The Bakery counter is full of sweetness.

Riverside Mill MuralRiverside Mill Mural
Riverside Mill CashiersRiverside Mill Cashiers
Salads & Sandwiches WindowSalads & Sandwiches Window

In addition to the made to order items from each of the food court windows, guests will find a substantial amount of grab-and-go selections. There are plenty of snacks, nibbles, and sweets to be found in this location. It's also the spot where guests using the Disney Dining Plan can pick up their Resort Mugs.

Those mugs can be filled all day long at the massive hot and cold beverage and condiment center that has been built around the base of the waterwheel gears and axle. The structure is beautiful and at the heart of the theme for this casual restaurant.

Grab And Go SelectionsGrab And Go Selections
Grab And Go Sweets, Resort MugsGrab And Go Sweets, Resort Mugs
Riverside Mill Beverage StationsRiverside Mill Beverage Stations

The expansive seating area accommodates 450 guests and reaches back through the mill building on both sides of the millwork beverage center. Window seats offer view of the water wheel, greenery, and ol' man island across the waterway. The oak chairs are comfortable enough, but in general this isn't a comfy spot to linger.

Guests needing to recharge electronics will find a smattering of outlets along the outside walls, but no more than required by code.

Riverside Mill SeatingRiverside Mill Seating
Riverside Mill SeatingRiverside Mill Seating
Water Wheel From InteriorWater Wheel From Interior

The Pimento BLT gained my attention at the Sandwich and Salads Window. Pimento Cheese is a popular dish sometimes known (with tongue in cheek) as the "caviar of the South." Made by combining sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, and a variety of regional additions this spread is an inexpensive way to pack in flavor.

Riverside Mill's Pimento BLT is a classic BLT full of fresh ingredients including a house-made Pimento Cheese. The sandwich is served with crispy thick cut house-made Chips. If you love a good BLT this is a sandwich you'll enjoy. It is packed full of leafy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and delicious bacon before getting a generous spread of the thick and tangy pimento cheese.

Riverside Mill Pimento BLT With House ChipsRiverside Mill Pimento BLT With House Chips
Look At All That Pimento Cheese!Look At All That Pimento Cheese!

For dessert I indulged in the Orange Chocolate Mini Bundt. The yellow cake was full of little chocolate chips and topped with an orange glaze that's then drizzled with dark chocolate stripes.

Dessert selections are always changing in the bakery case here, so while the Orange Chocolate Mini Bundt may not be available on your visit you can be assured that something sinfully sweet and delicious can be found.

Orange Chocolate Mini BundtOrange Chocolate Mini Bundt
Fun and Unique PastriesFun and Unique Pastries

The slow southern style of Port Orleans Riverside makes it a charming spot to relax and serves up gratifying comfort food. I really enjoyed my dinner at the Riverside Mill Food Court and found myself wondering why I hadn't taken the time to enjoy this resort previously. Riverside Mill accepts the Disney Dining Plan and for folks on the go is Mobile-Order accessible.

Have you been to the Riverside Mill? Leave a comment below and share what you most enjoyed about this Disney Quick Service location.

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