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Clam Chowder from Liberty Tree Tavern (also Columbia Harbour House)

It’s a New England style clam chowder, which means it’s made with milk and ends up creamy instead of brothy in the end. This delicious goodie has been a staple on the Liberty Tree Tavern menu for years, and it’s a guest favorite.
Course Soup
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup celery diced small
  • 1/2 cup onions diced small
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced small
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 24 ounces clam juice
  • 1 12- ounce can chopped clams with juice
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 cups potatoes cooked, cut in 1/2-inch cubes


  • In a 4-quart saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Add celery, onions, and green peppers. Saute about 5 minutes until tender. Add flour and cook an additional 5 minutes to form a roux. Stir in clam juice, chopped clams, and milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat immediately and simmer for 15 minutes. Continue stirring while chowder thickens. Season with thyme, salt, and pepper and add cubed, cooked potatoes.
  • When potatoes are hot, serve immediately.


Recipe taken from Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook: The Most Popular Recipes from Walt Disney World and Disneyland, copyright 1994
Keyword Columbia Harbour House, Disney World, Frontier Land, Liberty Tree Tavern, Magic Kingdon