Take a Swing at ESPN Club

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Do you have a sports nut in your traveling crew?  Or maybe you are on princess overload.  Then the ESPN Club should be on your Disney to-do list.  Located at the Boardwalk, this restaurant serves up a fun atmosphere with tons of sports memorabilia and tasty bar food.  The claim to fame here are the TVs everywhere so guests don’t have to miss a minute of the game.  Yes, there are even televisions in the bathrooms; the lady’s room stalls each have their own screen.  The screens broadcast various games and events so there’s bound to be something to peak any guest’s interests.  Even if you aren’t the biggest sports fan, you’ll probably enjoy the menu offerings.

The day my friends and I dined here, it was a quiet afternoon so we sat right away.  Though the menu is packed sandwiches, nachos, and other typical game day fare, we all knew we wanted a burger.  The guys in our group got their own, but since we had another ADR for later that day, us girls decided to share one.  Its a good thing we did; they were huge!  Most of the items offered have kitschy sports names like Sideline Fries, Tailgate Pulled Pork, and a cocktail named the ESPY.  Its not the most amazing meal you’ll have at WDW, but it certainly hits the spot.

In addition to being a great place to watch the big game, its also a nice place to take a break from the parks.  ESPN Club is just a short walk from the International Gateway entrance to Epcot.  Guests can also hop on a friendship boat from Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios to get to the Boardwalk.  Strolling along the Boardwalk before or after your meal can also be a relaxing respite from attraction queues and crowds.

This location does not take advanced dining reservations and its a little off the beaten path, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get a table on a typical day.  However, if there’s a big game playing it will be hopping.  If you don’t want to wait for a table or you just want to grab a drink the bar area is pretty vast.

So put on your favorite team’s gear and head over the ESPN Club for a fun night of food, beer, and sports fun.

Next week I’ll be back to bathrooms with my thoughts on Epcot’s facilities…

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Kristen Helmstetter

Kristen Helmstetter is an Unofficial Guide researcher who will share her 20-something perspective of all things Walt Disney World with blog readers. Kristen’s email address is khelmstetter05@yahoo.com. You can also follow her on Twitter: @khelmstetter.

4 thoughts on “Take a Swing at ESPN Club

  • October 30, 2009 at 7:01 am

    I also love the ESPN Club. The food is good, the prices aren’t bad, and you can almost always find a seat anytime you go. (I don’t know if I’ld go during the World Series) They also except Tables of Wonderland, so that helps keep the price down. My wife and I eat there almost everytime we go. Going again in November.

  • November 3, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great time in November! And thanks for pointing out they accept the Tables in Wonderland card!

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