Disney Springs has undergone a radical change over the years, and there’s no doubt that the influx of amazing dining options are among them. So in this article, I’m going to provide you with my list of the best Disney Springs restaurants that are offer absolutely incredible meals for the entire family.
Best Disney Springs Restaurants You Will Enjoy
Let’s begin with Raglan Road.
Who doesn’t love an Irish style pub? If you’re craving a taste of Emerald Isle, or want to relax with a pint of Guinness and some traditional music, Raglan Road is the place for you! There’s a reason that, even with reservations, people sometimes have to wait for a table at this popular location. The lunch and dinner menus feature traditional Irish pub food such as shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash, but the fish and chips are probably the most popular item. They’re a generous portion of beer batter cod filets and fresh, perfectly fried chips, and you can have a gluten free option by request.
On most nights, there is live entertainment featuring Irish music and/or dancers. It can be a bit loud if you’re seated close to the stage, so if you were hoping for quiet dinner conversation ask to be seated farther away from the music.
And for those that love that magical in between space of breakfast and lunch, Raglan Road also offers a nice brunch menu as well.
Chef Masaharu Morimoto is world famous for being one of the most creative chefs when it comes to pan-asian cuisine. The menu at Morimota Asia certainly lives up to their reputation of having innovative and delicious food. It has so much more to offer than the “usual” American-Asian fare you’ll find at most restaurants. This restaurant offers a staggering selection of dim sum, sushi and sashimi, fresh seafood, and traditional asian dishes.
The interior is dazzling with dramatic chandeliers hanging from the two story ceilings. One of the most impressive features is the “kitchen theater” concept, which means you can see most of the food being prepare behind glass windows to the kitchen area. Watching the expert kitchen staff at work is a fascinating experience.
Paradiso 37 – Taste of the Americas
Paradiso 37 celebrates the culture and cuisine of North, Central and South Americas. Their menu features everything from a Nashville hot chicken sandwich, to an Argentinian steak, to Peruvian roasted chicken. It’s so diverse; there is sure to be something on the menu that will appeal to everyone. One of their special desserts is the Florida Sunshine Orange cake; a tasty orange flavored cake with white chocolate frosting. It’s a sweet taste of the Sunshine State.
Inside the dining room are large windows overlooking the lake, or you can enjoy your meal on the outdoor patio. There’s also a separate bar on the patio, if you just want to enjoy some appetizers and cocktails by the lake. It’s a fantastic spot for people watching!
Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
If you’re craving southern-style comfort food, you should definitely check out Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’. Reservations for dinner at this popular spot can be hard to get, so plan accordingly. The menu is filled with delicious comfort foods such as shrimp and grits, braised short ribs, and chopped pork barbecue. But it’s the fried chicken that has developed a loyal fan base! Their chicken is brined for 24 hours in buttermilk, then perfectly fried and served with creamy mashed potatoes.
On weekends, this is a great place to indulge in a decadent brunch. The menu features southern twists on traditional brunch items like a “hush puppy Benedict”, and short rib hash. Of course, every brunch should include a refreshing cocktail, and the blueberry mimosa here is a delicious variation of the traditional brunch libation.
The Boathouse is best described as Florida-style surf and turf cuisine. The menu features a good selection of fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and a raw bar. The outdoor seating has romantic views of the entire lake in the evenings. This is a great spot for boat enthusiasts, as the decor (both inside and outside) features classic “dream boats” from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
The Boathouse is also the only place you can take a tour in a vintage Amphicar. What is an Amphicar? It’s a unique convertible automobile that is also a boat! Just a little over 3,000 Amphicars were manufactured in the 1960s, and less than 400 exist in the world today. The Boathouse has a small fleet of these unusual vehicles, and is the only place is the only in the world where you can take a captain-guided Amphicar tour.
Another great seafood restaurant in Disney Springs is Paddlefish. This dining experience is unlike any other in Disney Springs; the restaurant is a reimagined luxury steamboat with a 360-degree lakeside view. The menu features fresh seafood, with steaks and some sandwiches as well. In addition to the regular menu, there is a fresh daily catch special each day. For those who appreciate fine whiskey, there are several tasting flights on the menu.
The outdoor rooftop deck has spectacular views and live music on the weekends. You might even catch a glimpse of fireworks from the Magic Kingdom on the horizon!
Splitsville Dining Room
If you’ve been to Disney Springs, you might be wondering why Splitsville is on this list. Isn’t that a bowling alley? Well yes, it is. But the food in their dining room is so good it has acquired something of a cult following. You don’t even need to have lanes reserved to enjoy a meal here!
The menu is so much more than the burgers, fries, and nachos one would traditionally associate with bowling, although those items are on the menu and they are fabulous. You’ll also find salads, sandwiches, specialty pizzas, and even sushi! The “Killer Bee” pizza is a popular choice; it features pepperoni, mushrooms, and is finished with a drizzle of Mike’s Hot Honey. The result is a surprisingly delicious taste combination. If you’re in the mood for dessert, a brownie a la mode or root beer float are classic ways to end the meal.
Wine Bar George
Created by Master Sommelier George Miliotes, Wine Bar George is a favorite spot for romantic date nights. The menu features small plates and meat and cheese boards that are meant to be paired with a glass or two from the extensive wine list. If you want a heartier meal, there are shareable plates (serving two to four people) with steak or fish. On weekends, the “Wine Country Brunch” menu has many of the popular small plates and boards, as well as delicious brunch fare such as omelettes, sausage gravy and biscuits, and eggs Benedict.
The wine list is extensive, but the staff here is quite knowledgable. They can easily help you find a wine that will suit your tastes.
This is a very popular date night restaurant, and reservations are strongly recommended for dinner as well as the weekend brunch. The reservations can be hard to get, so consider making them for less traditional meal times for a better chance at getting a table.
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Not strictly a restaurant, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is a cocktail bar with a lounge menu full of tasty appetizers, sandwiches, and snacks. It’s a fun place to enjoy a light dinner and a cocktail or two. The “Air Pirate’s Loaded Pretzel” is a fun snack to share with a friend (or two). It’s a giant soft pretzel surrounded by an assortment of meats, cheeses, and pickles, served with mustard and a beer-cheese fondue. Loaded flatbreads and tasty tacos are just a couple more of the food options available. Even if you don’t feel like partaking of the food menu, it’s worth visiting for one of their specialty cocktails.
If you’re a fan of the Indiana Jones movies, you probably recognize Jock Lindsey as being Indy’s daredevil pilot. The story behind this bar is that Indiana Jones & Jock Lindsey were in Florida searching for some mythical springs. Jock purchased the waterfront property as a place to “retire”, and spent time piloting seaplane tours and occasionally hosting members of The Society of Explorers and Adventurers. The hangar is now a spot for all adventurers to stop in for a refreshing drink and bite to eat.
If you’re in the mood for Italian food and classic cocktails, Enzo’s Hideaway is the place for you! Inspired by Florida’s “rum-running” history, Enzo’s specializes in prohibition era cocktails and satisfying Italian meals. The menu consists of small plates, pasta, sandwiches, and scrumptious desserts. An especially decadent pasta dish is the Linguine Ala Burrata; pasta with a rich sauce of white wine, cheeses, mushrooms, and baby spinach. Be sure to leave room for dessert! The tiramisu, cannoli, and other sweet selections aren’t to be missed. If you’d prefer an after dinner cocktail, Enzo’s has the largest selection of scotches and rum in the Disney Springs complex.
Disney Springs Breakfast Options
Now, if you’re looking for the best Disney Springs breakfast imaginable, then you might be initially disappointed that most of the restaurants here cater to lunch and dinner crowds. But that doesn’t mean that breakfast at Disney Springs is a lost cause.
If fact, the best restaurant for Disney Springs breakfast options is no doubt Earl of Sandwich. At this restaurant, you get a breakfast menu that includes hot breakfast sandwiches like the Egg and Cheddar or items like Ham and Swiss or a Breakfast BLT.
No, you’re not going to come here for French Toast or Strawberry Pancakes, but if you like hot breakfast sandwiches, this is the restaurant for you.
And if you need something sweet for breakfast, be sure to check out Everglazed Donuts and Brew!
This is just a small selection of some of the best Disney Springs restaurants. There are so many more to enjoy in the area as well. While this article has focused on table service restaurants, there are also casual restaurants and food trucks with delicious and diverse menus. Disney Springs has lots of outdoor tables and benches to enjoy casual meals while indulging in some people watching.
Almost every restaurant in Disney Springs, even the more “adult” places, have a children’s menu. The menus will vary, but you can generally find kid-friendly selections such as chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, and sandwiches. Fortunately, you can check out the restaurant menus online so you’ll know if they serve something your little ones will enjoy.
Reservations are recommended for most table service restaurants. Just like the restaurants within the theme parks, you can make reservations via the Walt Disney World website. It can be challenging to get a table at some of the more popular restaurants, but choose a less “traditional” meal time (such as later lunch, early or late dinner) might make it easier.
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