Food at Discovery Cove is both plentiful and free which is good news after paying out quite a large sum to visit the park. Basically, as part of your entrance fee you are given a buffet breakfast and lunch but you can also get free snacks, soft and alcoholic drinks at a few refreshment spots throughout the Discovery Cove park. In fact Discovery Cove expressly prohibits you from bringing any of your own food and drink into the park.
Breakfast at Discovery Cove
With approximately 1000 visitors a day its fairly understandable that the food at Discovery Cove is delivered buffet style. Your main dining will take place at the Laguna Grill which isto the right of the parks entrance towards Dolphin Lagoon, where your Dolphin swim will take place if you have one booked.
You have a choice of hot and some cold buffet options. The hot food mainly consisted of your typical breakfast options including ham (in gammon style chunks), breakfast potatoes, sausages, french toast and scrambled eggs.
Continental breakfast style items included breakfast cereals, various pastries, fruit and yoghurt. Sodas, coffee, chocolate milk are available too.
Lunch at Discovery Cove
Lunch is served in a similar manner to breakfast (buffet style) which
I believe the menu changes on occasion, but on our recent visit we had a choice of the following as the main course selection:
- Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken
- Homestyle Chicken Tenders
- Grilled Blackened Tilapia with Fresh Pico de Gallo
- Pasta and Meatballs with Marinara Sauce
- Hot Dog
- Beach Burger
- Veggie Burger
- BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
- Kids Mac & Cheese
You also had a choice of sides which consisted of fries or rice, as well as a selection of salads including caesar salad, a green salad with italian dressing and a tasty lobster salad.
The desserts at lunchtime included chocolate cake, cheesecake and carrot cake (which was my favorite).
Food at Discovery Cove – Snacks throughout the day
There are four snack stations throughout Discovery Cove, but the two big ones are near Dolphin Lagoon and the Freshwater Oasis. Throughout the day you can visit these stops to get snacks, soft and alcoholic drinks.
- Assorted Chips
- Granola Bars
- Ice Cream Bars (Similar to the Mickey ones)
- Trail Mix
- Pretzels (Cinnamon & Salted)
- Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Minute Maid etc
- Frozen White Cherry
- Frozen Lemonade
- Iced Tea
- Sweet Tea
- Decaf Coffee
- Hot Chocolate
There’s a fair selection of alcoholic drinks available at the main snack areas in Discovery Cove. Don’t worry about ID, the photo ID they give you when you register in the morning will state whether or not you’re old enough to dring alcohol. Anyhow they had:
- Bud (Draught)
- Bud Light (Draught)
- Land Shark (Draught)
- Canyon Road Chardonnay White Wine
- Canyon Road Carbenet Red Wine
- Frozen Alada Colada
- Frozen Island Sunrise
Is the food any good?
Well its plentiful, although the lines at breakfast and lunch seem a little slow moving for me. I’ve paid a lot of money to be in the park so I don’t want to be queueing all day for food. Lets just say it was a little better than your average counter service but lets face it, you haven’t visited Discovery Cove for the food.