We recently heard about a variety of new baked potatoes as Sassagoula Floatworks at Port Orleans French Quarter. There are three baked potatoes from which to choose: Barbecued Pork, Broccoli, Cheddar, & Bacon, and Chili & Cheese. Each comes with your choice of Soup or Side Salad and costs $9.99.
I was visiting Sassagoula to try one of the potatoes, and the Broccoli, Cheddar, & Bacon version was the one I planned on ordering. Of course, once I was about to place my order, I changed my mind and opted for the Chili & Cheese. Seeing the raw broccoli on the salad bar (you can create your own salad at this window as well) turned me off.
The cast member took one of the pre-cooked potatoes and put a small scoop of chili and some cheese on top before placing it in the oven to heat up. I was asked if I wanted soup or salad, to which I opted for soup. The choices were Chicken Gumbo, which I’ve had before, and Minestrone. I chose the former.
The Chili & Cheese Baked Potato came out piping hot, and was cooked nicely through with a lava flow of melted cheese. The chili seems to be “Disney Standard,” with a good amount of chili powder providing most of the flavor. I put a small dent in it, but brought the rest home so Matt could try it too. It was nothing fancy, but was prepared well and met my expectations. I’d order it again.
The Chicken Gumbo at Sassagoula is quite good. A scoop of rice is placed at the bottom of the cup before a ladle of hearty gumbo is placed on top. This cup alone makes for a decent, lighter meal.
The gumbo is filled with shredded chicken, pieces of okra, and other veggies. The broth has a little heat, but it’s not going to set you mouth on fire. It is served piping hot, too! You can see the steam coming off of the dish even around 5 minutes after I received my meal, paid, and found a seat.
Here are the breakfast and lunch menus. Note that many of the lunch items are also available at dinner. There are also some dinner-only options available, which I’ve noted at the bottom of this post.
During dinner, you’ll also find the following dishes:
Pot Roast with Cornbread and choice of two sides – $10.29
Jambalaya with Cornbread – $9.49
Barbecued Rib Dinner with Cornbread and choice of two sides – $11.99
Fried Chicken with Cornbread and choice of two sides -$9.99
Fried Chicken and Rib Combo with Cornbread and choice of two sides – $15.69
Fish of the Day with Cornbread and choice of two sides – $11.49
Overall, I thought this lunch from Sassagoula Floatworks was a really good one. At $9.99, you also receive a very filling meal, and one that’s not exactly standard on property. The food was well-prepared and served nice and hot, and the quality was there in terms of being very fresh (note I arrived just as the menus changed over for lunch at 11:00am). I’d happily reorder a Baked Potato and Soup combo here again.
Have you had a chance to visit Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory for their Baked Potatoes? Which one did you try, and what did you think?