National Hamburger Day – Best Burgers in Disney
Wherever I go on vacation, I always look forward to burger night. Depending on restaurants for every meal when you’re trying to stick to a somewhat normal diet gets boring quick and by day 3 of my trip, the most exciting my dinner order gets is choosing between chicken or shrimp to add to a salad…and that’s when burger night swoops in to save the day! ‘Burger night’ is something you’re familiar with whether you know it or not; it’s the night when no one can agree on what to get for dinner and as the debate continues and hunger pangs get more intense, a hero in the party says ‘let’s get burgers!’.
If you’re on vacation this week, we suggest you make May 28th your family’s’ burger night because…is National Burger Day! Now that you’ve chosen your cuisine, you have to pick the spot that’s going to cook it up for you! We’ve done some tedious research over the past few months in prep for this day, and these are the best burgers we’ve had the pleasure of eating at Walt Disney World Resort!
Quick Serve Burgers
D-Luxe Burger (Disney Springs)- This quick-serve hot spot has quickly become a hugely popular spot for a great, table-service quality burger without the wait…or the tipping! The burgers come with an unlimited amount of any and all of their special sauces and are cooked to medium unless otherwise specified. The hand-cut fries pair perfectly with the sauces too…who says they’re only for the burgers?
Disney’s Boardwalk Burger Cart- There is a very well-kept secret over at the Boardwalk that only seasoned guests of the resort have discovered. Located across from Trattoria Al Forno sits a burger cart frying up burgers well into the night on a flat top griddle. Once, my entire family got a burger and order of fries and ate them on the Boardwalk’s porch, overlooking the lake. I’m not sure which stuck with me longer, the memory of the amazing sunset or the memories of that last bite of juicy burger!
The Boathouse (Disney Springs)- The Boathouse is good for dockside drinks and super fresh seafood, and the freshest catch is what I always go for when I dine here. Although on a recent trip, a member of my party with a particular distaste (read: hatred) for seafood ordered a burger and requested that I please “order something NOT smelling like fish” so she could “dine in peace”. I obliged and ordered a burger…and I am now officially thanking her. The burger was cooked just as I’d ordered it and the toppings were fresh and the perfect compliment.
Jock Lindsey’s (Disney Springs)- If you find yourself having missed out on ordering a burger on National Burger Day, you can still celebrate the national day by pairing the Snakebite Sliders from Jock Lindsey’s with one of their specialty cocktails! Everyone raves about the tomato-bacon jam that’s slathered on the trio of mini burgers, but in my opinion, it’s the house-made pickles that really deserve the praise!
Kona Café (Polynesian Village Resort)- A burger is one of the last things I would think to order at Kona (I always go for the sushi), so when a member of my family ordered the Island Burger from the menu, I was stealthy enough to successfully sneak a bite when he took a bathroom break- for research purposes, of course. As you can tell, one bite is all it took to earn this list! Havarti is the BEST cheese to use on a burger, and its soft texture and buttery flavor are only augmented by a runny poached egg. The unexpected but delicious pile of melt-in-your-mouth pork tied the whole thing together!
Raglan Road (Disney Springs)- Rounding out the list of must-try burgers is the Boaring Burger at Raglan Road. It gets its name from the wild boar meat used to make the patty, and if you’ve never had one, you’re going to be shocked at how much more tender and juicy the meat is than beef…I’d even venture to say more flavorful, too! The arugula balances each bite of the sandwich by providing a peppery crispness to the rich burger, and, when I go back for my next burger, I’m definitely going to order an extra side of the pear chutney to slather on my bun!
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Special thanks to Maria Salerno for writing this article: Hiya pal! I am a NYC-based writer thrilled to be bringing you all things Disney! I’m a WDW Annual Passholder, so you can find me in the parks regularly throughout the year. In addition to being a Disney Parks loving girl, I’m also a Disney toy and merchandise collector, a runDisney enthusiast, and Disney music and movie aficionado. You can follow me on Instagram: NYCtoAP and find me on YouTube: NYCtoAP. Thanks for reading, hope to see ya real soon!