The Low-Down on P&J’s Southern Takeout at Fort Wilderness
Ever since the pandemic hit, travel via RV has become the hip new way to see the country while keeping the family quarantine bubble from bursting. As a result, The Campsites at Fort Wilderness are in higher demand than ever before!
When you’re hosting hundreds of RV’s on your property, you better have somewhere offering tasty grub to keep those campers full and happy! Since Disney’s buffets are on an open-ended hiatus (Fort Wildernes’ extremely popular Trails End Buffet included), Trail’s End has been converted into a Quick Serve stop perfect for a fast lunch or casual dinner.
P&J’s Southern Takeout
Just like all Quick Serve dining locations on Disney Property, Mobile Order is highly encouraged. I placed my order through the MyDisney Experience App and before long, my burger was ready! You can access the full menu and order through the app during all meal periods.
This isn’t so much a review of P&J’s- although I will share my thoughts on my meal further down- as it is a general overview on where it’s located, what they’re serving, how to order, and how to pick it up…so let’s get deeper into it!
Like I already mentioned, P&J’s is located in the Trails End building at the Settlement Outpost. For those of you who don’t know, you can hop on an internal bus from anywhere at Fort Wilderness to get there, just look for the bus that says “Settlement/ Pioneer Hall” and you’ll be well on your way to getting some southern-style eats!
Speaking of the food, here’s a look at what you can expect to find when you visit P&J’s! Serving both breakfast and lunch consisting of both country classics and Disney staples (I’m looking at you, Mickey Waffles!) this is a very approachable menu that keeps things pretty simple.
There are plenty of indoor and outdoor tables to choose from, and Cast Members were extremely vigilant about wiping down each chair and table as soon as a party got up to leave.
Once you get notified via the MyDisney Experience app that your food is ready, simply head to one of the pick up windows to find your food!
To keep the passing of items between Cast Members and Guests to a minimum, there are grab-and-go, individually packaged condiments available near the pick up point.
I opted for a simple veggie burger and mac and cheese combo. Although my meal didn’t blow me away, it was simple food served quickly- but was it the quality I was expecting?
The plant-based burger was actually very good! Hot, topped with fresh and crunchy veggies, and on a toasted bun? That checks all the boxes for me!
The mac and cheese, though, could really only be described as bland. To me, it tasted like the perfect ‘kid’s menu mac and cheese’ you can find on a lot of Disney menus, but drier than most. Hey, I get it, there is only one type of mac and cheese on the menu right now and I totally understand that it has to appeal to both adults’ and kids’ vastly different tastes! When I go back, I’ll be opting for the fries.
Overall, P&J’s gets the job done! It’s the one and only true Quick-Serve location at Fort Wilderness right now, and they do a good job of serving traditional southern staples that will appeal to almost every palette! Would you give it a try the next time you’re visiting the Settlement Outpost Leave me a comment and let me know! For even more Parks and Resorts content, visit me on YouTube at DisneyWorldLocal for the latest ride POV’s, restaurant reviews, and updates from WDW from a Disney World Local!
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