Best Disney World Meals Under $20: Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

Disney World Beaches & Cream meal under $20

Updated for 2017!

Food is expensive at Walt Disney World, but if you look hard enough, you can find some excellent places for a great meal that won’t bust your budget. You want to make a reservation and then drop in Beaches & Cream Soda Shop over at the Beach Club Resort.

What can you get for under $20? Tons of entreés and sides, plus a long list of desserts!

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort was designed to resemble a boardwalk-style ice cream shop along the Atlantic seashore. They are best known for flavored sodas, malted milkshakes and burgers. With oldies playing on a classic jukebox, it’s time for some comfort foods and absolutely amazing desserts, at prices that won’t break the bank, especially compared to buffet style meals.

Dine inside or outside at a table overlooking Stormalong Bay, the pool shared by the Beach and Yacht Club resorts.

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Definitely make an Advanced Dining Reservation, because Beaches & Cream does not have a whole lot of seating, and it’s a really popular place. Then you can park at the Beach or Yacht Club Resorts and have a short walk.

Let’s take a look at that menu…

Disney Beaches and Cream entree menu and prices


Angus Beef Burger – $15.99

served with cheddar, lettuce, and tomato on a fresh-baked bun

Beaches Patty Melt – $15.99

Angus beef burger served with sautéed onions, Swiss, and garlic-peppercorn dressing on rye bread

Ruben Sandwich – $14.49

Thinly sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss, and Thousand Island Dressing on rye bread with house-made pickle and choice of fresh fruit or French fries

Beaches Seafood Salad Sandwich – $15.49

Shrimp and crab salad tossed in an avocado vinaigrette with pickled cucumber and onions served on a croissant with house-made pickles and choice of French Fries or fruit

Beaches Veggie Burger – $11.99

House-made quinoa, black bean, and portabello mushroom veggie burger served with lettuce, tomato, and a garlic-pepper corn cream on a fresh-baked bun served with house-made pickles and choice of French Fries or fruit

Beaches Hot Dog – $8.49

Add your favorite fixin’: sauerkraut, cheese, or chili .99 each. Served with house-made pickles and choice of French Fries or fruit

Chicken Sandwich – $14.49

Grilled herb chicken breast topped with brie cheese, cucumber, and frisée tossed with raspberry vinaigrette on a fresh-baked multi-grain bun served with house-made pickles and choice of French Fries or fruit

Roasted Turkey on Brioche – $14.49

featuring Ocean Spray Craisins with smoked gouda, Craisin jalapeño jam, and fried onions

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque – $10.49

with six-cheese blend

Beaches Chef Salad – $14.49

mixed greens tossed with parmesan vinaigrette topped with candied bacon, ham, Vermont cheddar, avocado, egg, tomato, cucumber, and onion
Every single entreé is priced under $20, with half the items priced under $15. This is like a three for one deal when you compare that to the cost of Chef Mickey’s. 

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Beaches and Cream Soda Shop menu

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If you are saving room for something sweet after dinner, you can always order an entreé and split it in half to share.

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Not hungry enough for an entreé? Order a side. This also leaves plenty of room for something sweet later on.


Onion Rings – $6.99

Bowl of Chili – $7.49

French Fries  – $3.29

Tomato Bisque  – $6.49

Kids’ Mickey Check Meals

These all come with the choice of a small lowfat milk or a small Dasani water.  These meals all meet Disney Nutrition Guidelines for complete meals without substitution.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich – $8.99

served with a side of grapes and strawberry yogurt topped with fresh berries.

Turkey Sandwich – $8.99

Turkey on Goldfish Bread served with Carrots and Strawberry Yogurt topped with fresh Berries.

Pasta – $8.99

Elbow Pasta with Turkey Marinara, a side of Grapes, and Strawberry Yogurt topped with fresh Berries.

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Beaches and Cream menu
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Kids’ Meals

All served with choice of grapes or French Fries and one beverage and one dessert.

Hot Dog – $8.99

Cheeseburger – $8.99

Mac & Cheese – $8.99

Grape Cup  – $2.39 (appetizer)

Garden Salad  – $2.39 (appetizer)


If you ever ate dessert for dinner, then you’ll know where I’m headed…

You can order some of the most amazing desserts at Beaches  & Cream; every dessert item except the Famous Kitchen Sink is priced under $10.

Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink Dessert at Disney World

The Famous Kitchen Sink, minus the whipped cream, is just as intense as it looks and feeds four!

Strawberry shortcake at Beaches & Cream

Shakes & Soda

Ice Cream Soda – $5.29

Your choice of Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cherry, or Pineapple

Coke or Root Beer Float – $5.29

Made with Coca-Cola or Barq’s Root Beer – A classic treat!

Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Cone or Cup – Single – $4.19

Single Scoop – Choice of: Vanilla, Rainbow Sherbert, Strawberry, Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Coffee, and Mint Chocolate Chip

Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Cone or Cup – Double – $5.19

Double Scoop – Choice of: Vanilla, Rainbow Sherbert, Strawberry, Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Coffee, and Mint Chocolate Chip

Frozen Sunshine – $5.29

Rainbow Sherbet, Vanilla Ice Cream, and Seltzer blended to perfection topped with Whipped Cream and a Candied Orange Slice

Malts & Milk Shakes – $5.49

Your choice of Ice Cream topped with Whipped Cream, Sprinkles, and a Cherry
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Old Fashioned Sundae – Two Scoops  $5.99

Drenched with your choice of one of the following toppings: Marshmallow, Strawberry, Pineapple, Peanut Butter, Hot Fudge, Caramel, or Chocolate Syrup topped with Whipped Cream, Toasted Almonds, and a Cherry. Three Scoops and Extra Toppings available at an additional cost

Milky Way Sundae – $8.49

Three Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Caramel, and Whipped Cream topped with Dark and White Chocolate Shavings and a Cherry

Fudge Mud Slide – $8.49

A gooey, chewy Brownie covered with Hot Fudge, Three Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, Oreo Cookies, and Whipped Cream topped with Chocolate Syrup and a Cherry

No Way Jose – $8.49

A Peanut Butter and Hot Fudge delight featuring Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Morsels, Whipped Cream, and a Cherry

Classic Banana Split – $8.49

A ripe Banana, Three Scoops of Ice Cream (Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry), Pineapple, Strawberry, and Marshmallow Topping finished off with Hot Fudge, Caramel, Toasted Almonds, Whipped Cream, and a Cherry

Kitchen Sink (serves four) $28.99

Scoops of Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Coffee, and Mint Chocolate Chip smothered in every topping we have

Grilled Banana Bread and Peanut Butter  – $6.99

with Caramelized Bananas, Whipped Cream, and a Scoop of Ice Cream

Beaches Chocolate Cake – $6.99

House-made Seven-Layer Chocolate Cake served à la mode

Strawberry Shortcake – $6.49

Vanilla Shortcake, Strawberry Compote, Vanilla Ice Cream, and fresh Whipped Cream

Brownie À La Mode – $6.99

A gooey, chewy Brownie, Hot Fudge, and Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Whipped Cream, Chocolate Sprinkles, and a Cherry

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Our suggestion to save money is always to order water, but this doesn’t make for the most exciting Disney experience. (My kids like to remind me we can drink water at home. Sweeties, I drank water at home to afford this vacation…) Beaches & Cream offers a large selection of drinks for both children and those old enough to be carded.


Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee $2.99

Hot Tea $2.99

Brewed Iced Tea $3.19

Pink Lemonade $3.19

Fountain Soda Pop  – $3.19 – Make it heavenly with Cherry, Vanilla, Raspberry, or Chocolate Syrup for $.50

Coca-Cola Nostalgia Bottle $3.49

New Belgium Fat Tire (16-oz) $8.75

Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit (16-oz) $9.00

Bud Light (16-oz) $6.50

Heineken (16-oz) $7.25

Ace Pineapple Hard Cider (12-oz) $7.50

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If you don’t have a reservation and the restaurant is full, you can always choose ice cream and beverages off their to-go menu.
Beaches & Cream ice cream to go
I think Beaches and Cream is known by most Disney vacation fans as an ice cream and dessert haven, but their entreés are really tasty and certainly not as pricey as character meals and table service buffets. The atmosphere is fun, especially when someone orders the Kitchen Sink, and you’ll notice this especially in the summer, the air conditioning is always cold.
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