Best Restaurants at Disney Springs and What to Skip

Best Restaurants at Disney Springs and What to Skip

Out of nowhere Disney Springs has quickly become the new food mecca for Walt Disney World foodies. If you think picking the best restaurants at Disney Springs is an easy task, think again! With so many great places to eat and more opening all the time this post will no doubt change as we catch up on trying all the amazing new restaurants at Disney Springs. See our favorites so far!

Disney Springs Restaurants We RECOMMEND

With so many new places popping up at Disney Springs just this past year there a ton we have not yet tried, so our To-Try list here is pretty long. The best restaurants at Disney Springs we’ve found so far however are really really good. So take our word for it, these are worth your attention. 

Chicken Guy

  • Where: Behind Planet Hollywood
  • Views: None
  • Theme: Guy Fieri style
  • Food: Chicken, Fries and Sauces

We Recommend it Because:

The sauces. Hands down. The combination of stellar, fresh ingredients ( and chicken) used in these sandwiches alongside 22+ special sauces means you can make your meal anything you like it! Add the freshly cut and fried french fries and you’ll be wondering if you can eat every meal here. Consider this to be your new favorite gourmet fast food place.  

Chicken Guy at Disney Springs Guy Fieri Restaurant Disney

Sprinkles

  • Where: Across from Raglan Road
  • Views: The water
  • Theme: Classic Cupcake
  • Food: Cupcakes

We Recommend it Because:

Sprinkles just has the best cupcakes! Maybe even better than the ones you find in the parks. Cupcakes is all they do and they do it well. Sometimes they’re themed, but mostly they just have the best flavors, always good. There’s also a cupcake ATM which is novel and fun and gets you a cupcake that you can order without stepping foot inside. However, if you do go inside then you can look forward to eating your yummy treat on a little deck overlooking the stream that weaves through Disney Springs. A great afternoon treat. 

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

  • Where: Near Morimoto Asia
  • Views: Southern Decor
  • Theme: Southern
  • Food: Southern fried chicken, biscuits, cakes, everything

We Recommend it Because:

We visited Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ for the Rise and Shine Brunch. Such great food! Perfect fried green tomatoes, chicken and donuts, mimosas, everything. You can also grab a slice of the Hummingbird or coconut cakes. Both Southern delicacies that no one does better. Read the review. 

fried chicken and powdered donuts at chef art smith's homecomin'

Earl of Sandwich

  • Where: Near Rainforest Cafe
  • Views: None
  • Theme: Classic Sandwich Joint
  • Food: Sandwiches

We Recommend it Because:

We love that the history of this place intertwines with the creators of the “sandwich”. A favorite among just about everyone, Earl of Sandwich is just a bunch of sandwich options with the best flavors. Thanksgiving, Southwest, Avocado and Chicken, so many. Perfect for a quick lunch or late dinner. Some say it’s a little pricey for a sandwich, but this tends to be our go-to place when we need a quick meal. It’s always good. 

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Where: Near World of Disney Store
  • Views: None.
  • Theme: French Bakery
  • Food: Baked Goods, cookies, cakes. 

We Recommend it Because:

It’s just the most decadent little pastry shop. With beautiful little cakes you can share, treats, cookies, even Mickey champagne options, we could eat everything here. An excellent option if you missed dessert or need a light treat while you browse around and shop. Order something extravagant here. That’s what they do best. 

Terralina Crafted Italian

  • Where: Near Starbucks
  • Views: Old World Italian
  • Theme: Italian
  • Food: Italian

We Recommend it Because: 

Authentic Italian, in some over-sized portions if we’re honest, makes a great dinner. But mind you it’s a big dinner! The food, though, regardless is quite fantastic. Really great menu options, Terralina Crafted Italian has pasta dishes, wood-fired pizzas and tons of antipasti options. We haven’t been to Maria and Enzo’s so can’t compare. But it’s on the list!  

D-Luxe Burger

  • Where: Near Zara
  • Views: None
  • Theme: American
  • Food: Burgers

We Recommend it Because: Really good burgers and a black bean burger option for the vegetarians. Lots of special sauces and amazing fries. D-Luxe burger has industrial decor with a rustic feel and is a great place to just “hang out!” Add a gelato shake on a hot afternoon and you’re golden. Check out the menu here. 

The Ganachery

  • Where: The Landing
  • Views: Waterfront
  • Theme: Choclatier
  • Food: Chocolates, Treats, S’mores

We Recommend it Because:

This specialty chocolate shop offers handmade s’mores, which is definitely a Disney Must-Do. Cute Chocolate treats you won’t find anywhere else and specialty chocolates make this a great place to grab a small treat. We love grabbing the special chocolates here during the holidays. 

Disney Springs that ALMOST MADE THE LIST

Wolfgang Puck Express: This quick service restaurant at Disney Springs is one of those go-to places that serves good food at a really good price. Pizzas are cheap, service is good and you can depend on everything you order getting to you super fast. 

Morimoto Asia Street Food: Truth be told, the food her is fantastic! It didn’t make the list because its also really pricey when you add it all up. And when you consider it’s just food in a bowl, you start to wonder what you’re paying for. All the spring rolls were like 8 bucks each, bowls like 12 and another 4-6 for a drink. In fact we’d venture to say you’d get more for your money if you just ate at Morimoto Asia. Check out the Street Food Menu and make your own call on price.

Disney Springs Restaurants On Our List TO TRY

Disney Springs Restaurants YOU CAN SKIP

T-Rex: We know there’s a bit of a cult following for T-Rex, and if you LOVE dinosaurs by all means head to this restaurant. It’s actually like a theme park all-in-one-experience. You can eat, peruse the gift shop, watch the dinosaur animatronics growl and move and send the kids to the play-zone. Check out the menu . All dishes are dinosaur themed and you’re paying for the prehistoric atmosphere more than the quality of the food. For us, this restaurant doesn’t necessarily enhance our “Disney” experience. Personal opinion of course.

Rainforest Cafe: We can same pretty much the same things about Rainforest Cafe. The restaurant features a “dated” concept and offers the basic themed foods you would find in a place themed after a Rainforest in the Amazon. During one meal we were seated near a gorilla that came to life every 5 minutes or so throughout our meal. Not necessarily our cup of tea. We’re definitely more Jane than Tarzan. 

The Best Restaurants at Disney Springs

There are so many good disney springs restaurants! Here are all our favorites and ones we need to try! #disneyrestaurants #disneytips #polkadotpixies #disneysprings



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