Food Network Picks Disney’s Springs Best Restaurants
According to the Food Network online, here are the best places to eat at Disney Springs. If you’re planning a 2020 visit to Walt Disney World, pencil in at least half a day to enjoy all that Disney’s downtown shopping district! And be sure to bring your appetites to sample a dish or two from one of Food Networks top picks.
Let’s take a look:
The Polite Pig
4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
Jaleo by José Andrés
Ample Hills Creamery
So this one is a “Coming Soon” but worthy of a mention nonetheless. This beloved ice cream shop is opening a 700-square-foot second Orlando store here. Once open you’ll find location-specific flavors along with tried-and-true favorites like Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Snap Mallow Pop and The King of Mangoes in a cone or cup. Ice creams are made from dairy, sugar and eggs that are carefully sourced and pasteurized by Ample Hills, though vegan options are also plentiful, and mix-ins are made or baked from scratch. Can’t wait for the new shop to open? Then head over to Disney’s Boardwalk to visit the original Walt Disney World location.
Wine Bar George / The Basket
One of Disney Springs’ biggest gems, the Wine Bar George is the brainchild of Master Sommelier George Miliotes and offers 140+ pours by the ounce, glass and bottle. It was even voted Best Micro Wine List by WBG. But the wines shouldn’t overshadow the incredible menu where highlights include the Santa Carota short ribs which comes from cattle who first graze leisurely amid the grassy lands of Bakersfield, California, then eat mostly carrots. The beef comes with mashed red potatoes and caramelized vegetables. You can also find grab ‘n’ go items at the adjacent The Basket, located outside the front door. You’ll find awesome treats like a sandwich of goat cheese, fig, arugula and ficelle, and box of chorizo, manchego, almonds and crackers.
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
Vivoli il Gelato
The place to go at Disney Springs for pizza by-the-slice, guests can choose from Sicilian-style square or thinner-crust triangular pizza, then down their hand-helds from barstools in the bright and simple dining room. Made-to-order sandwiches are on offer too, with Italian fillings like tomato, mozzarella and arugula. Italian desserts, speciality espresso drinks, and wine and beer round out the experience.
The Boathouse is a seafood-lovers paradise! Here you’ll find a raw bar that has as many as 14 varieties of oysters at a time, ensuring the right amount of brine for any seafood fan. During stone crab season, the crew creates a dramatic-looking platter to order that turns heads of envious diners. Swordfish steak, coconut-fried shrimp and New England lobster rolls are among the from-the-sea options. Save room for dessert and order up the signature S’mores Baked Alaska for the table. Also be on the lookout for the vintage “amphicars” (amphibious cars) waiting right outside to take guests around the Disney Springs waterways for an extra fee!
Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Celebrity chef Art Smith is a sixth-generation Floridian and has created a menu that pays tribute to the Sunshine State with ingredients locally sources. A highlight is Homecomin’s weekend brunch with a farm-to-fork menu that includes housemade sugar donuts with buttermilk-brined fried chicken, and an egg platter with pimento cheese. Start with a blueberry mimosa or a Southern Mary with pecan-smoked bacon and fried green tomato. Lunch and dinner involve daring takes on Dixie too. That begins with high-class moonshine and progresses to chicken-and-dumpling soup, Church Lady deviled eggs and hummingbird cake. There’s even a back porch, which is the ideal dining spot.
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