July 1966 – present
New Orleans Square – Whether you arrive over the bridge from Adventureland or from the Frontierland path, head to the right of the Pirates of the Caribbean entrance. You’ll find the Royal Street Veranda tucked next to the Pirates building, across from the Café Orleans patio.
- Service Type – quick service
- Seating – adjacent patio
- Reservations – no
- Entertainment – none
The Royal Street Veranda is a bustling quick-service spot located right in the center of New Orleans Square. Hungry visitors can find comfort food, hot beverages, and fritters at the Veranda, and the restaurant’s location means diners have great views of the Rivers of America, New Orleans Square, and part of Frontierland.
MY RATING – ★★★☆☆
As a native New Englander, I’m extremely picky about clam chowder, and the Royal Street Veranda’s rendition isn’t great. I thought my chowder was way too floury, which made it really goopy. That being said, I thought the bread bowl was awesome, and though I’m not a huge fan of gumbo in general, I thought the Veranda’s gumbo was a good choice for lunch. I’d rate the clam chowder two stars and the gumbo four stars, for an average of three stars.
- Steak gumbo
Though the Veranda technically doesn’t have its own entertainment, New Orleans Square’s pirate band often stops to play right next door, making the Veranda a great place to relax and take it some jazz music.