Dine in Style in Disney Springs
You can find Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It is a major complex at the Walt Disney World Resort with outdoor entertainment, shopping, and dining. There are four sections including the West Side, Town Center, Marketplace, the Landing, and the Marketplace with 99 shops, 64 eateries, and 22 attractions.
Watch a movie at one of the theaters, see a live show at the Edison, Cirque du Soleil, or the House of Blues, or take a ride on the Aerophile to get some amazing views. But do not miss out on some of the amazing places to eat. First, drop off your bags with a luggage storage site in Disney Springs for safekeeping.
- The Boathouse
The Boathouse offers a fine dining experience with a gorgeous view of the water no matter where you sit. Choose from dozens of choices from a lunch of red grouper, clams, or a burger to a mouthwatering dinner of arctic salmon or Maine lobster tail. They also have kid’s plates for $10 and scrumptious desserts like baked Alaska.
- Terralina Crafted Italian
This place is fantastic for pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and more right on the waterfront at the Landing. They have five kinds of pizza and one pizza of the week, which is always different. Or you can get lasagna, fettuccini, gnocchi, or any other pasta. If you want a burger, pork, steak, or fish, they have that too.
- Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Whether you are looking for donuts or eggs for breakfast, a burger for lunch, or Art’s famous fried chicken or catfish, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ will make it perfect just for you. The menu is a decadent delight of comfort foods like mac ‘n cheese and mashed potatoes as well as BBQ ribs or country-fried steak.
- Chicken Guy
Right in Town Center, grab some chicken on the go from Chicken Guy. From chicken tenders to a bourbon brown sugar sandwich, whatever you get, you can dip it in one (or more) of 20 different sauces. Their sides are awesome too with crispy fries, mac daddy mac ‘n cheese, coleslaw, and fried pickles.
- The Polite Pig
Wood-fired BBQ and delicious sides are on the menu at the Polite Pig. The family restaurant boasts ribs, pork, chicken, and burgers, hot off the grill or smoker. Some of the unique sides include crispy brussels sprouts, BBQ cauliflower, and tender roasted beets. And for the adults, 90 different kinds of whiskey.
- Earl of Sandwich
Known as the world’s greatest hot sandwich, these are fit for a king. Earl’s has 13 different kinds of sandwiches as well as pizza, wings, and soup. They even serve breakfast food like omelets, five kinds of egg sandwiches, burritos, and a breakfast bowl. Or just have a yogurt, fruit cup, muffin, or oatmeal.
- B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.
This kiosk in the Marketplace will satisfy your hunger after a long day of shopping and playing. They are open until 10 so you can stop by after everything else is closed. Try one of the 14 different types of hot dogs and sausages. Can’t decide? Get the Three Little Pigs, which includes three different mini dogs.
- Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
For a late-night brew and burger, stop by the Raglan Road Irish Pub on the Landing. They have live music and dancing as well as tasty food. The chicken or fish and chips are beer-battered and crispy. Or get some sweet & spicy wings tossed in honey. The Dalkey Duo mustard battered cocktail sausages are also fantastic.
- Planet Hollywood
Planet Hollywood is open until 9:30 for those who are too busy having fun to stop for dinner at a reasonable hour. Enjoy the 4,500-square foot video wall that features 3D animation and music videos and get selfies with some of the movie artifacts. The burgers are famous, and the BBQ ribs are amazing.
Fun for the Kids
- Rainforest Café
Get your fill in the jungle at Rainforest Café. Be entertained by gorillas, elephants, birds, and more while you enjoy a delicious meal. Start with the beef lava nachos or an appetizer adventure. Then you can choose from a dozen entrées like shrimp, fish, tacos, burgers, stir-fry, or steak. And the kids will love the anaconda pasta.
- Disney Food Trucks
Sometimes it is hard to find a restaurant that everyone likes. But Disney has several food trucks to choose from. The 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Truck has Mexican fare like the Taco Cone. Hot Diggity Dogs has five kinds of hotdogs and chips. And the Mac & Cheese Truck serves six kinds of macaroni and cheese dishes.
Dine with the dinos at T-Rex. Your kids get a hands-on prehistoric adventure before and after eating. The food is delicious, but the games are what the kids really enjoy! You and the kids will love the Bronto burger and prehistoric pasta. Watch out for the meteor showers, wooly mammoths, and the 15-foot T-Rex.
Desserts for Everyone
If you have not tried a bubble waffle, stop at AristoCrepes while you are at Disney Springs. The salted caramel delight has chocolate ice cream, pretzels, whipped cream, and caramel sauce. The strawberry dish has vanilla ice cream, strawberries, whipped cream, and strawberry pearls. They also have sweet or savory crêpes.
At Sprinkles, you can dine inside the bakery or buy your cupcakes and cookies from the Cupcake ATM. Order in advance or just stop in and choose from their 17 different flavors. Some of these include red velvet, coconut, carrot, banana dark chocolate, and they even have vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free.
- Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Everyone knows that Ghirardelli has the best chocolate. Try a chocolate shake, ice cream cone, or one of their specialty sundaes. The Ocean Beach Sea Salt Caramel is vanilla ice cream covered in caramel and hot fudge as well as sea salt, whipped cream, and milk chocolate Ghirardelli squares.
With 64 eateries, you would have to stay for months to try everything Disney Springs has to offer. But you can also shop for some unique souvenirs and enjoy some of the attractions. Take a guided tour of Lake Buena Vista in a vintage amphicar, go bowling at Splitsville, or let the kids ride the carousel while you are there.