Discovery Cove Food Options and Drink Menu: Everything You Need to Know

August 4, 2022

Did you know that the world-class beach paradise known as Discovery Cove has many delectable benefits beyond its white sandy beaches?

The Orlando-based theme park, owned and operated by SeaWorld® Parks & Entertainment, is the sister park to SeaWorld® and Aquatica Orlando. The visitor experience includes interacting with a range of marine animals and a free-flight aviary with over 250 exotic birds. It also hosts its own Grand Reef with underwater caves, coral reefs, and a lazy river that cruises through tropical rain forests and cascading waterfalls.

Discovery Cove tickets include various package options like the dolphin swim, non-dolphin swim, and "Trainer for the Day." What's more, if you're lucky enough to spend a day at Discovery Cove, prepare for delicious unlimited food and beverage choices around every corner.

So read on as we uncover all you need to know about the plethora of tasty amenities. We have all the quick answers to Discovery Cove food and drinks, like whether you should include a Discovery Cove Premium Drink Upgrade (you should!)

If you're questioning what the perfect Discovery Cove package for you is, we have those answers too. Take an in-depth look at this beautiful marine-time resort with our Insider Guide to Discovery Cove and our valuable saving tips with the Ultimate Guide to Discovery Cove Discounts and Coupons.

A bright pink flamingo close to the camera looking at it with several other flamingo behind him and a family in black wet suits standing in the water at the Flamingo Mingle experience on a sunny day at Discovery Cover in Orlando, Florida, USA

photo credit: Discovery Cover via Facebook

Discovery Cove Food Options

At Discovery Cove, with the price of admission, you'll receive two full course meals, unlimited snacks, and beverages that include sodas, lemonade, Icees, beer, and wine.

This oasis of fun delights visitors of all ages with swimming, snorkeling, and the essential relaxation experience.

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Pro Tip: The park also offers free usage of towels, lockers, sunscreen, snorkeling gear, a swim vest, and a wet suit.

And with a capped attendance, the park never gets too crowded, which means short lines whenever your appetite strikes!

photo credit: Discovery Cove via Facebook

Discovery Cove Restaurant – Laguna Grill

Laguna Grill is Discovery Cove's onsite restaurant that offers a buffet-style breakfast consisting of a freshly prepared spread with delicious, healthy, mouthwatering brunch items. Most importantly, the Cove is committed to supplying its guests with more plant-based options, using local farms with humane agriculture practices. All eggs are sourced from cage-free chickens.

Pro Tip: Discovery Cove accommodates all dietary needs with fresh seafood, vegetarian dishes, and allergy-friendly recommendations. Gluten-free and vegan-friendly options are available. Just tell an attendant when you arrive to pre-order your meals.

  • Laguna Grill Breakfast Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
  • Laguna Grill Lunch Hours: 11:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Discovery Cove Food Menu

Laguna Grill Breakfast

Discovery Cove's famous breakfast includes scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, French toast sticks, cinnamon pastries, and did we mention gourmet coffee? Breakfast menu items also contain assorted yogurts, oatmeal, sausage links, hashbrowns, buttermilk biscuits, as well as seasonal fresh fruit like berries, pineapples, and mixed cubed melons.

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The Cove offers scrumptious breakfast pastries like cinnamon buns, mini muffins, as well as petite cheese and fruit Danishes. Besides the aromatic coffee, the resort provides tea, hot chocolate, and, of course, freshly squeezed Florida orange juice.

photo credit: Melissa Tyree via Facebook

Laguna Grill Lunch

Laguna Grill also highlights a delightful array of options with fresh, savory ingredients for lunch. Read on to narrow your choices and save you time better spend on your water adventure.

The Grill's lunch menu has six to seven main options, from familiar fares like pulled pork, pizza, pasta, and sandwiches to chef specials and healthy choice items. On the lighter side, check out the delicious Quinoa salad, the Laguna House Salad with baby spinach, or the seafood pasta with shrimp and crab in a spicy Remoulade.

The Grill's Signature Entrees include the Laguna Beach Burger, Grilled Churrasco Steak, and Caribbean Spiced Salmon served with island-styled rice and Pico de Gallo.

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Naturally, while in the sunshine state, the daily seafood selections cannot be overlooked!

For tasty, sweet treats, decadent desserts include Pina Colada cupcakes, New York cheesecake, and lavish chocolate cake.

The Grill's children's menu includes kid faves like hotdogs, chicken tenders, and macaroni and cheese.

photo credit: Discovery Cove via Facebook

Discovery Cove Premium Drink Package

To complement the celebrated Laguna Grill, Discovery Cove offers an assortment of ice-cold beverages and a wide selection of beer and wine for guests over 21 at several bar locations throughout the park.

The base beer package contains Budweiser, Bud Lite, Michelob Ultra, Bud Lite Lime, Miller Lite, and Landshark (draft), while the upgraded package includes Key West Sunset Ale, Heineken, and Red Bridge Lager.

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If you're searching for the complete imbibing experience, try the Discovery Cove Drinks Upgrade. The Premium Drink Package includes signature cocktails, access to a fully stocked liquor bar, a selection of craft and domestic beers, and red and white wines. This Premium Drink package is available for $40 per person.

Before you say "no thanks," keep reading.

photo credit: Discovery Cove via Facebook

Discovery Cove Drink Menu

Signature Drink Specials

The Cove's signature cocktails include the Aloha Sunrise. It's made with orange and pineapple fruit juice cocktail layered with rum, triple sec, blue curacao, vodka, and grenadine.

The classic or frozen margaritas and the Cove's specialty Pina Coladas are other drink specials worth indulging in. Mixed drinks are made with Titos Vodka, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, and Malibu Rum.

Of course, non-alcoholic beverages are available with delightful concoctions like frozen slushies, fruit smoothies, seltzer water, and soft drinks.

photo credit: Discovery Cove via Facebook

Discovery Cove Snacks & Treats

Unlimited is the key phrase at the Cove. Limitless snacks include bags of chips, warm pretzels, and cookies, --available when the mood hits you.

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Ready for the ultimate experience in indulgence? Reserve a cabana to feel completely transported. The resort stocks each cabana with a treasure chest full of delicious snacks and a fridge filled with beverages. Wine and beer are available by request. The Cove cabanas feature four chairs, two reclining beach lounge chairs, and a hammock.

Pro Tip: Since Discovery Cove features meals, snacks, and all beverages at the cost of admission, you cannot bring food, drinks, or coolers.

aerial view of Discovery Cove pool with palm trees in Orlando, Florida, USA

Discovery Cove

Restaurants Near Discovery Cove

After enjoying a freshly prepared breakfast and gourmet lunch, you might need a light dinner. Here are a few area restaurant options:

Waterway Grill: For outstanding casual dining and craft beers, this four-star eatery in SeaWorld does not disappoint. With Caribbean fare like Grilled Churrasco Steak and sweet plantation fries, the dining action is non-stop.

Flippers Pizzeria: This chain pizzeria serves brick-oven pies, other succulent Italian dishes, and beer and wine. Both the curbside pick-up and dine-in options are available.

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Moe's Southwest Grill: Squash your Mexican cravings with amazing Southwestern staples with Moe's famous enchiladas, burritos, and nachos.

Altitude Burgers: Sometimes, nothing beats a big, juicy burger, fries, and shake. This SeaWorld gem has the best fresh, juicy ground beef, grilled chicken, and beer on tap.

Other nearby chains include Buffalo Wild Wings, TGI Fridays, Taco Bell, Denny's, and Panera Bread.

photo credit: Theme Park MoJu via Facebook

Why Discovery Cove

Don't wait to begin your Discovery Cove adventure. You'll need energy for your long day of exploration, and the food at this action-packed wonderland is hands down amazing.

Equally important is to snag the guaranteed best online Discovery Cove Tickets with us. Read Tripster fan reviews and discover other top-notch Orlando experiences.

Lastly, remember that Tripster offers everything you need for a fun-filled vacation, from shows and attraction packages to your pick of Orlando hotels and resorts. Our low prices and convenient e-tickets mean you can book easily and enjoy your trip to its fullest!

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  1. The cabanas are sold out on the day we are going. If there are cancellations, can you ask to rent one?

    • Hello Jen! We suggest speaking to the Discovery Cove team when checking in on the status of available cabanas. Enjoy your day at Discovery Cove!

  2. Adam Douglas Morello says:

    were there any pre mixed alcoholic slushies like daquiris or pina coladas that were included without purchasing the drink package?

    • Hi Adam, Unfortunately, only water, soda, beer, and wine are included without the premium drink package.

  3. Alison says:

    Are you restricted where you can take your alcoholic beverages? ie are you allowed to take them to your cabana? or can only drink at the bars/restaurants?

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      Teresa says:

      Hi Alison! You can walk around with your drinks, including back to your cabana. Signs are posted for specific areas, i.e., the pools, etc., if food and beverages are not allowed. Thanks for reading!

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