When: September 30, 2017, 3:55 PM
Verdict? Not recommended
The rules of this project are simple: if it’s an original dish served by a Disney establishment, we’ll try it.
From time to time, that means we get to try dishes with wonderful, light, airy themes — the “Grilled Eye of the Rib Eye and Cabernet Braised Top Cap” at Napa Rose, for instance, or “Le Special de Monte Cristo Sandwich” at the Blue Bayou.
It also means we’re on the hook to try things that are a tad pedestrian, such as the “Chicken Breast Nuggets” at the Stage Door Cafe.
Today, we are firmly in the “pedestrian” end of the pool: the Cheeseburger at Galactic Grill.
I don’t have high hopes for this.
Galactic Grill isn’t known for its, uh, culinary innovation. It’s a counter service burgers-n-fries joint that explicitly relies on its customers’ lowered expectations for what theme park food should be. So as I’m ordering their plain-Jane cheeseburger … my expectations are, shall we say, modest.
I order. The friendly Cast Member asks if I want fries or Danon yogurt with my burger. I find this charming. (And, like 99.2% of the population, I go with the fries.)
The burger arrives. It’s a standard-sized theme park burger, in standard aluminum foil wrap. The fries are on the side, in a small paper basket. I find a table.
Unwrapped, the burger seems … reasonable. Burger, cheese, tomato, lettuce, bun. Check, check, check, check and check. I pick it up. The weight feels OK. So I take a bite.
There’s not much to say about this. The flavor of each ingredient is super mild. The bun was a tad cold. It’s not very greasy, not very salty, not very cheesy, not very tomato-y. It’s just not very much of anything. It’s a quick shot of calories, and that’s about it.
The fries, on the other hand, were pure salty goodness. I was pleasantly surprised.
Galactic Grill does have some decent stuff – the Chicken Sandwich, for instance, is surprisingly good. If you’re in Tomorrowland, get that. Don’t get this.