Sleepy Hollow Inn is a counter service restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom that is self described as a “refreshments” stand. The implication with that description is that its offerings are more limited than a full restaurant, and that’s accurate with Sleepy Hollow. However, the menu items it does have, and its overall quality make it worthy of being dubbed a counter service restaurant, even if not officially by Disney. It’s sort of like Gaston’s Tavern in terms of category–more than a snack cart, but less than a counter service restaurant. As far as the Disney Dining Plan goes, most of the items at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments menu qualify as snacks on the Disney Dining Plan. Unfortunately, the delicious waffle sandwiches we cover in this post do not qualify.
Since it is a refreshment stand and not a bona fide counter service restaurant with indoor seating (although in fairness, Flame Tree BBQ doesn’t have indoor seating and it’s near the top of our list of Best Walt Disney World Counter Service Restaurants), there isn’t much to comment on with regard to its theme. The building housing Sleepy Hollow is designed to look like author Washington Irving’s home (much of Liberty Square draws influence from Irving), and some artifacts from the era and references to Irving’s stories can be found in and around the refreshment stand, but that’s about it with regard to theme. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing–much like Flame Tree BBQ, Sleepy Hollow scores points here with a seating area that offers up great views of Cinderella Castle.
As far as the menu goes, the stars are the waffle sandwiches, which have been added to the menu within the last couple of years. The three main sandwiches are the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich; Ham, Prosciutto, and Swiss Waffle Sandwich; and Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich. A breakfast waffle has been on the “special” menu for over a year now, but has not yet made it to the permanent menu yet. The breakfast waffle is available for breakfast, the Nutella waffle is available all day, and the others are available from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. (more…)