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WDW Tip of the Week: The Crew’s Cup Lounge…A Hidden Gem

Nestled inside Walt Disney World’s Yacht Club Resort, next to the Yachtsman Steakhouse, you will find one of the hidden gems of this resort. The Crew’s Cup Lounge is a place that often goes unnoticed. In fact, if you are not paying attention, you will miss it altogether. I have personally walked by this lounge for years, never even giving it a thought. On our last trip, we heard laughter and music coming from this little corner lounge. As we walked up the stairs, we were surprised to see a lively and beautifully decorated lounge. Inside, the room is cozy and inviting. The Lounge is a nod to the  rowing team “Crew,”  reflected in the décor of this nautically themed resort.  

The menu is somewhat limited, but still enough for dinner or late-night options. The quality of the food is excellent. The lounge is next to the Yachtsman Steakhouse, so there is a large window and a direct view of the butcher’s locker. Our server gave us a fantastic tip, and I will share it with you. The steaks and burgers from the Crew’s Cup Lounge come right from the Yachtsman kitchen, so if you are unable to get a reservation at the steakhouse, try this lounge! We had the Classic Crew Burger, a fan favorite for sure. This signature beef burger served with house-made ketchup, bacon, cheddar, onions, and hand-cut fries. You might also want to try the Crew’s Roasted Prime Rib, served with potatoes and house-made horseradish sauce. The food was amazing and a great, more laid back alternative to the Steakhouse. The Crew’s Cup is not included in any of the dining plans, so keep that in mind before you go. All in all, the Lounge was reasonably priced for a deluxe resort. The Crew’s Burger is $20, while the prime rib was $36. 

The drink menu is more extensive, offering a variety of wine, cocktails, mocktails, and of course, draft and bottled beer. The Bahama Mama and the Spicy Poblano Margarita are excellent!


The Lounge opens at 5:00 pm for dinner and offers a late-night menu with appetizers and snacks. Make sure to try the Everything Pretzel! It is the size of a dinner plate, so it’s shareable. It comes with house-made mustard, beer cheese, and pickled veggies. This was soooo good!

The Crew’s Cup Lounge is truly a hidden gem. Make sure to stop by and check it out with your crew!



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