Is Dinner at Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Worth It?

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Aged Vital West Vacation resort retains a special area in my heart, not only simply because it’s the first Disney Trip Club Vacation resort but due to the fact we stayed there all the time when I was younger. This resort is very nostalgic for me. I determined I preferred to have supper at this resort for my birthday to sense the nostalgia and relive some recollections. I hadn’t eaten at Olivia’s Cafe since I was very young, so I do not try to remember my working experience at this dining spot. Even though walking to the restaurant, I saw that the resort’s foyer experienced been totally redone, and it is lovely, and I desire they would renovate Olivia’s Cafe to appear as clear and modern as the foyer. 

Olivia’s Cafe presents off, I hate to say it, a tacky vibe with oversized nautical-themed decor. I do love all the shots on the partitions of Disney Holiday vacation Club members. These photographs give the cafe a more private emotion, and it feels like a little bit of a piece of historical past. I have heard quite a few combined reviews about the resort as a full and Olivia’s Cafe. I want to start off with the services. Our server Paul was fantastic. He paid out focus to depth, he didn’t hurry us, but he did not go away us unattended for extended intervals. He permit us know the most purchased products on the menu: the Southernmost Buttermilk Rooster and the Gradual-cooked Primary Rib. The day’s soup was the Loaded Baked Potato soup, and I like this soup from Chili’s, so I had to try it. I’ll be sincere, I like the a single from Chili’s much better than the 1 at Olivia’s for the reason that it has additional potatoes. For starters, we ordered the Crab Cake because I required to assess it to the one I had at Disney’s Vero Seaside Resort. This crab cake was amazingly scrumptious. The crab cake at Vero Seashore was built with a diverse type of crab meat, Stone Crab, and the just one below at Olivia’s was produced with Blue Crab. This crab cake experienced scarcely any fillers, so it was all pure crab and tasted tasty. The crab cake arrives protected in a jalapeño aioli sauce and pineapple slaw, which additional some excellent taste.

Crab Cake

For the main system, I decided to get 1 of the much less well-liked dishes, which is the Cayo Hueso Shrimp Pasta. This pasta dish has sauteed shrimp, zucchini, yellow squash, grape tomatoes, spinach, and penne pasta in a pesto cream sauce. I liked this dish but be aware that the serving is huge. This plate could very easily feed two men and women. Lucky me, I was able to get home leftovers for lunch the future working day. I assumed the pasta was very good, but I truly feel like they could’ve put some far more pesto in there because I feel like it was lacking that pesto flavor. My wife bought the Southernmost rooster dish with mashed potatoes, environmentally friendly beans, and a biscuit. She devoured her meal and stated it was mouth watering. She explained that the chicken was the star of the show and that the gravy was a ideal dipping sauce for the biscuit. We were being so total after the meals that we did not get dessert, but my mother ordered the chocolate martini they have as her dessert, and she stated it was terrific. She reported it was a perfect way to finish her meal. 

Cayo Hueso Shrimp Pasta

Our server found out it was my birthday, so Paul sent me household with a pleasurable birthday cupcake, which was really sweet of him. The assistance is what designed this supper greater than it was. I was not blown away by meal, but I did feel it was excellent it just wasn’t out of this earth. I am a agency believer that support can make a big difference when dining, and Paul undoubtedly built our meal enjoyment. In general, I experienced a great time, and the foodstuff was very good. I do consider the restaurant desires to be renovated to match the vibes that the resort’s foyer provides off. The foyer experienced this beautiful blue accent color that I consider would make Olivia’s Cafe glance stunning. They could preserve the pleasurable seaside Aged Crucial West vibes though also producing the cafe glimpse brighter and smooth. That is the most significant critique I have about Olivia’s Cafe at Old Vital West. 

Permit us know in the responses if you have at any time eaten at Olivia’s Cafe!