Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

Orlando, FL
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Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL
Opened in 2015
Daily 3pm-midnight
(407) WDW-MAGIC

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Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

8.9

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Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 8.8
Drink Selection 8.6
Food Quality 8.2
Food Selection 7.4
Mood 9.5
Music 9.3
Service 9.3
Tikiness 9.5
Tilt 9.1
Vibe 8.9

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Humuhumu’s description

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto opened at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
classic
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Orlando, FL
Bar, Hotel/Motel, Restaurant, Themed Attraction & Floor Show
8.7
in 2015. It is the sister of Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar
Anaheim, CA
Bar
9.1
, found at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. Like the bar in Anaheim, the Grog Grotto is a twin tribute to both the Enchanted Tiki Room
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The Enchanted Tiki Room
Orlando, FL
Themed Attraction
9.4
and Jungle Cruise attractions. It is densely decorated and intensely themed, just as you would hope to find in a Disney tiki bar.
Like the Jungle Cruise, the crew members at the Grog Grotto are trained to give you a theatrical, goofy, fun experience. Some drink orders trigger special effects around the room (order a Polynesian Pearl and watch your bartender retrieve your pearl from a large clamshell), and several drinks are served in souvenir mugs. The decor is a mix of tiki and nautical, with some nods to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and also includes pieces left over from the old Adventurer's Club that used to be part of Downtown Disney in Orlando. The menu is limited, with several small plates. There is also outdoor seating at the adjacent, relatively lightly-themed Tiki Terrace.
The Grog Grotto was added as part of a big refresh of the Polynesian Village Resort in 2015.
Children are welcome at the Grog Grotto during the day, but after 8pm it is only open to those 21 and older.

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KevinCrossman
KevinCrossman has visited Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.
November 16, 2019, 2:48 PM
Tiki Bar number 50 in 2019

I’m now on vacation mode and after a nice visit to the Magic Kingdom we made it over to the Polynesian Village Resort and into Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.

I celebrated by having a Mai Tai (subbing the dark rum instead of the Bacardi). I like this bone glazed mug.

We had a great time at the bar, with some light and tasty bites. Fun to see the skippers working.

Mrs Mai Tai had her usual Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum, then had the Pearl Diver. For my second round I had a delightful glass of @appletonestateusa Reserve rum.

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Robotolz
Robotolz is a semi-regular at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.
July 17, 2019, 12:47 PM
The staff and intimate nature give this coast the slight edge over the other out west. Love them both and always look forward to another trip.
DanTiki
DanTiki has visited Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.
July 14, 2019, 2:32 PM
A very fun tiki bar. Drinks are decent, decor is ok. The real attraction is the theatrics when ordering special drinks. “Cast members” are really friendly and seem to love what they do. Every drink is an adventure! Three minor gripes: one, I ordered the mai tai and was told they were out of their signature mugs, and it was served in a hurricane glass. Second, the music was good, but barely audible. Third, it just feels a bit “forced”. But if you want to have tiki fun, you won’t be disappointed!
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