Today’s blog post is all about eating gluten free at the Liberty Tree Tavern in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The theme at the Liberty Tree Tavern is excellent. It is that of a home set in the late 18th century. The decor has a colonial New England style. All of the servers are dressed in colonial attire. This restaurant fits perfectly into the Liberty Square section of Magic Kingdom where it is located, with it’s tall white columns, wrought iron and colonial style sign.
We were seated for dinner in the George Washington room. It has a nice quiet atmosphere as compared to some of the bigger rooms such as the Betsy Ross room. I would suggest that you ask for this room if you are looking for some peace and quiet. Some of the other rooms can be a bit noisy.
Dinner at the Liberty Tree Tavern is called the Patriot’s Platter and is served family style. The menu resembles a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. My parents decided they would also eat gluten free to make things easier, so all of the dishes came out family style. I think they also secretly wanted to be able to give their opinion for this article. I have seen when only one person eats gluten free, they will serve them a plate of their own food separate from everyone else’s. Even though we were all eating gluten free every dish still came out with the “allergy” flag in it. This made me feel confident that we were getting all gluten free food.
The First Course
The Patriot’s Platter meal starts with the declaration salad which includes tossed mixed greens with a house made salad that resembles Italian dressing. I enjoyed the fact that it wasn’t just iceberg lettuce with a tomato. It was a nice variety of lettuce with tomatoes, cucumber and onions. I’m not a big fan of onions but they were cut large enough that they were easy to remove or avoid so I didn’t mind too much.
At the same time as the salad, our server also brought out warm gluten free rolls with butter which were soft and delicious.
The Second Course
Next our server brought out the main course. The second course included roasted turkey breast, pot roast and roasted pork. The side dishes included mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, string beans and even gluten free herb rice bread stuffing and gravy. I’m not usually a fan of stuffing but this was so good I couldn’t help but take seconds. I was also so happy to see gluten free gravy. My mom makes the best home made gravy but even she was pleasantly surprised. To me gravy is one of the most important things about Thanksgiving (besides the turkey) and this gravy did not disappoint. There was such an abundance of food, we all stuffed ourselves. Even after all of that, our server came out with a large dish of gluten free macaroni and cheese. It was similar to Stouffer’s macaroni and cheese, very creamy and such a great surprise. Unfortunately, at that point I didn’t have much room for anything else.
The Second Course
The third course was dessert. Here is where the Liberty Tree Tavern wasn’t all that exciting. My only gluten free option was the allergy friendly brownie a la mode. I was a little disappointed that they didn’t have a gluten free option similar to their ooey gooey toffee cake but the brownie topped with vanilla ice cream wasn’t too bad. I still made my parents eat the ooey gooey toffee cake because I didn’t see any reason for them to miss out on it just because I couldn’t eat it.
Overall we loved eating gluten free at the Liberty Tree Tavern. Even my parents, who don’t normally eat gluten free thought the food was excellent. It’s very easy to fall into a rut of hamburgers and french fries or salads when at an amusement park. I found the Liberty Tree Tavern to be a great break from all that with it’s Thanksgiving themed food. Of course you’re probably wondering about the biggest test of all…no I did not feel sick after eating there, not even the next day. This restaurant will definitely be going on our short list of must do restaurants when we visit Disney World.
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