Mess hall or cafeteria? Either way Docking Bay 7 is serving up a variety of Batuu specialties for everyone visiting Black Spire Outpost to taste. Batuuan Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs has taken over the cargo hold and made it into his own mobile quick-serve kitchen. After traveling to a galaxy far from ours we’ve definitely worked up an appetite. Our sporks are in hand for lunch at Docking Bay 7!
Which Docking Bay Is It?
Marked with the Sienar-Chall Utilipede Transport atop the building, Docking Bay 7 is hard to miss. Situated between Ronto Roasters and the Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run, you’ll find the entrance to the quick-serve location on the evaluated platform within Galaxy’s Edge. The entrance is not well marked, just to the right of menu mounted to the building you’ll find the cargo door. With seating both outside and within the cargo hold, we found plenty of tables to choose from.
Passholder Insights: Just outside the entrance is a great place for pictures of the Millennium Falcon. Usually, you’ll a Disney Photopass photographer in the area.
We asked the same question. The feature item of the menu is the Endorian Tip-Yip, think of it as the Batuu version of chicken. Everything tastes like chicken, right? You’ll find Tip-Yip in two of Chef Tuggs offerings, one fried option and the second roasted. After our long trip to Batuu, we were in the mood for a healthier option and went with the Roasted Endorian Tip-Yip Salad.
By combining ample amounts of marinated Tip-Yip, greens, roasted vegetables, quinoa, pumpkin seeds then dressing it with a green curry ranch you have your salad. Often salad gets overlooked, this is a salad worth your while. The perfectly roasted Tip-Yip was boasting with flavors of which reminded us a Middle Eastern-style chicken. Add in the crunch of the pumpkin seeds for texture, and the subtle spice of the green curry ranch, and you have a solid dish.
The salad left us feeling full, but not uncomfortable. It was just the right amount of food for the Florida heat.
Passholder Insights: When Docking Bay 7 first opened all meals were served with metal sporks. As of the middle of September, they have switched over to standard silverware.
The Rest Of The Menu
Endorian Tip-Yip, not your thing, no worries Tuggs has you covered. In speaking with the cast members there are a couple of other recommended items we can’t wait to go back and try. One of the more highly recommended dishes is Yobshrimp Noodle Salad. The cold noodle dish sounds light and refreshing.
Not be outshined, the Smoked Kaadu Ribs, were also highly recommended by the Docking Bay 7 staff. The sticky pork ribs are served with a unique spin on a corn muffin with the addition of blueberries, and rounding out the dish is the cabbage slaw. From what we heard the ribs are served more in Asian inspired flavor palette. The more vinegar sour taste offers a different spin on the more traditional smoked rib.
Fantastic! Docking Bay 7 joins our list along with Woody’s Lunch Box and Satu’li Canteen as the best quick-serve locations at Walt Disney World. The most impressive aspect of the location is overall themeing. From the tables and chairs designed as different pieces of cargo to the large container being lower from the ceiling, everything is on point. We enjoyed our meal so much, we may or may not have headed over for breakfast as well. Can you say teaser? We’ve got to go, our Tip-Yip is getting cold!