Just a few weeks ago I went to Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom to eat the Lighthouse Sandwich when this restaurant re-opened. Little did I know that was my last time getting that delicious sandwich! When the Walt Disney World’s 50th Celebration began on October 1st, many menus changed or added items to celebrate with. One of those was the removal of the Lighthouse Sandwich and addition of the Doom Burger.
The Doom Burger is a vegan crab cake topped with red onion and a slaw on a black bun. It is a play on the Doom Buggy as it is right across from the Haunted Mansion. While the black bun doesn’t look very appetizing, it’s kind of a cute homage. For vegan sides here the options are fries, green beans, or rice.
First things first lets talk about the toppings on this, my onion slice was a full slice of onion, not just rings, and was almost a 1/2″ thick. I promptly removed this from my sandwich in fear of my breath and nostrils being absolutely destroyed by this much raw red onion.
The other topping on the Doom Burger was a cabbage slaw. My slaw was very dry and just barely added a crunch for the sandwich. If they amped up the slaw or made it creamier it may have helped this sandwich. I would have even liked a tomato slice or something to add some freshness to it.
The actual crab cake patty had a nice flavor to it and a nice texture. It really reminded me of the crabless cakes we had at Flower and Garden way back in 2014. It had a nice edge with the breading and the inside was good. I would have really enjoyed this sandwich if it had had some sort of sauce with it. Otherwise it was just pretty dry.
Overall I enjoyed the sandwich but will not be getting it again unless they add a sauce. Compared to the creamy lightness of the Lighthouse Sandwich, this is definitely a let down. I do like the idea of it, since Columbia Harbour House is more of a seafood spot, so a vegan crab cake makes sense, but they missed the mark on this one.
Review from October 2021.