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Disney Springs Dining and Restaurants

Disney Springs Dining and Restaurants

Disney Springs is a great place to take a break from the theme parks, whether it's for the day or just the afternoon.  Guests will find a wide selection of dining establishments available, with something for everyone, from kid-friendly to upscale.  Several restaurants have waterfront views and many offer live music. 

The Marketplace Dining

Dockside Margaritas

Waterfront margarita bar, themed like a Florida fruit stand from the 1960s and serving handcrafted margaritas and authentic Florida brews.  Live performers from 2:30-10:30pm on Sunday-Thursday and 12:30-10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Craft beers from Florida breweries are served, including Orange Blossom Pilsner, Bold City Duke's Brown Ale and Cigar City Jai Alai IPA.  Tropical Florida wines are also served - Mango Mamma and Key Limen.

 

Margaritas and Cocktails available include:


Earl of Sandwich

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Freshly prepared sandwiches with specialty sauces and spreads. Salads, wraps, yogurts, fruit in a pre-made "Grab 'n Go" selection. Also offering a selection of turnovers, scones, cookies, brownies and ice cream sandwiches. Beverage offerings include beer, soft drinks, smoothies, juice, tea and their trademark Earl's Grey Lemonade. Counter service with inside seating. Often busy, but another Marketplace "gem" for a reasonably priced meal. There's a selection of merchandise for sale.


Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

Featuring a wonderful menu of ice cream sundaes, malts, shakes and floats as well as the Ghirardelli line of chocolate. Now offering sugar-free and fat-free ice cream. This popular spot can get extremely busy, particularly in the evening. Annual/Seasonal Passholder discount accepted. (Certain restrictions may apply)

Starbucks

This walk-up kiosk is open 8:00am - midnight in front of World of Disney.  Starbucks beverages and baked goods are available.


Rainforest Cafe

One of the two Rainforest Cafes that are located at Disney. The other is found at the Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This chain restaurant features animatronic wildlife and a "thunderstorm" that occurs every 22 minutes. The sights and sounds place you in the middle of a tropical rainforest. There's an amazing saltwater fish tank with vibrant tropical fish, as well as waterfalls and banyan trees. The menu is fairly standard with seafood, steak, sandwiches, salads and pasta. The children's menu includes mac & cheese, burgers and mini-hot dogs. There's a large bar under a 38-foot "Magic Mushroom." It's a great spot to relax and unwind while enjoying one of their specialty drinks. A retail shop offers Rainforest themed merchandise.

Annual/Seasonal Passholder discount accepted. (Certain restrictions may apply)



T-Rex Cafe
If you like Rainforest Cafe, then you will probably love this place. It's loud, and if you're looking for a nice dinner where you can talk to the people you are with, this might not be the place.

This restaurant operates 11am - 11pm on Sunday through Thursday and 11am - Midnight on Friday - Saturday. T-Rex has a Build-A-Dino Workshop by Build-A-Bear.


Wolfgang Puck Express

A "quick service" version of the popular Wolfgang Puck Restaurant at the West Side. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast: Wood-fired breakfast pizzas, French toast, pancakes, waffles, fruit, cereal, omelets, bagels, muffins, pastries, coffee, juice. Lunch/Dinner: Wood-fired pizzas, salads, soups, sandwiches, rotisserie chicken. Ice cream, cookies, beverages and assorted items are available from Puck's Pantry. Moderate pricing and a great spot to enjoy an above average counter service meal. Annual/Seasonal Passholder discount accepted. (Certain restrictions may apply)

The West Side Dining

Bongo's Cuban Cafe
Co-owned by legendary singer Gloria Estefan, Bongo's offers a taste of authentic Cuban cuisine in a wonderful atmosphere.


Crossroads at House of Blues
The table-service menu boasts a wide variety of American, as well as international foods from celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez. The Gospel Brunch held here on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays is NOT to be missed.

The Smokehouse at House of Blues is a quick-service BBQ restaurant.  Guests can order their food at a walk-up window and seating is available in the outdoor patio area shared with the main restaurant.  Live music is featured on the venue's stage, so the patio is the perfect place to enjoy the entertainment.  Menu items include Pulled Pork or Chicken Sandwiches, Smoked Turkey Legs, Smoked Beef Brisket Sandwiches, St. Louis Ribs, Hot Dogs, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Chips and Desserts.  Beer, Wine, Cocktails, and soft drinks are available.

 


Exposition Park

This is the permanent location for food trucks at Downtown Disney.  Disney owns four and one or more will always be found here. Local trucks may also be here from time to time.  The area is located between Bongo's Cuban Cafe and Starbucks. The Disney trucks are:


FoodQuest

Counter service location inside DisneyQuest.


Forty Thirst Street

Get your coffee fix with fresh brewed coffee products by Joffrey's Coffee. Frozen drinks, tea and cocoa are also available.


Planet Hollywood

More famous for its owners than its food is Planet Hollywood, just outside of Pleasure Island. Standard fare is served (burgers, BBQ ribs, steak, chicken, pasta). Consistently rated one of the worst restaurants on Disney property, this restaurant is a classic example of an organization thinking their name means more than the quality of food they serve.

The outside merchandise store has been closed due to construction.  Merchandise is still available inside the restaurant or at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Construction walls will remain up around the restaurant through 2016.


Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Not just your typical bowling alley, Splitsville offers full table-service dining.  Get your food delivered to you whil you bowl or dine in the restaurant area. Hand-tossed pizza, fresh-rolled sushi, filet sliders and more are available.


Starbucks

This 4,000 square ft. space is open from 10:00am-midnight.  Inside seating is available, as well as a covered patio with fireplace and view of the water.  Designed by architect David Daniels, the space uses reclaimed hardwood and features a living lemongrass roof and a moss mural.  An interesting addition to the space is an interactive touch screen "chalkboard" that is connected to the Starbucks at Disneyland. When activated, guests will be able to see what is drawn on the board on the other coast.

The menu features the regular Starbucks drinks, bakery items, salads, sandwiches and packaged coffee.  Starbucks Reserve Coffee, designated as some of the best in the world, is available at a special counter.


Wolfgang Puck Cafe
Legendary chef and Spago founder, Wolfgang Puck, brings his renowned culinary talents to Downtown Disney. Overpriced mediocre food and pretentious service make for a bad experience. If you don't feel like sitting down for a long dinner of lunch, stop in Wolfgang Puck Express located next to the cafe.

The Landing Dining

 

Operating hours at The Landing are Sun-Thurs 10am-11pm and Fri-Sat 10am-11:30pm.


 

The BOATHOUSE

 

This upscale, waterfront restaurant is one of the newest restaurants to join the Disney Springs area.  Featuring steaks, chops, seafood and a raw bar, The BOATHOUSE takes diners back to the 30s, 40s and 50s with their live music and floating artwork - Captain-piloted Italian water taxis and Amphicars.  The restaurant can seat 600 guests - 400 inside and 200 outside - but all the dining rooms have waterfront views.  There are 3 bars, each with a distinct nautical theme.  The walls are decorated with boat motors, regatta trophies, photography and artwork.  There's even a table built into a boat in the middle of the restaurant! The Boathouse Photo Gallery

The Boathouse photo at Downtown Disney

 

Guests can tour the Disney Springs waterfront on a 20-minutes tour in the Amphicars, a car that drives on land and floats on water ($125 for up to 3 people, plus a Car Captain driver). Downtown Disney is the only location in the world to offer rides in these vintage vehicles.  The Amphicars are available from 10am-10pm, weather permitting. 

 

For a more romantic option, climb aboard one of the restaurants' other water vehicles.  The Venezia, a 40-foot wooden Italian water taxi, offers a Captain's guided tour of Downtown Disney with live music, champagne toast and chocolate-covered strawberries. Available from 10am-10pm, weather permitting.  Groups up to 20.  Cost is $75 per person, $50 per child under age 13.  Or, try the 1800s antique steamboat Lady Rose at $150 per couple.

 

The restaurant's boats are part of a multi-million dollar collection of rare boats, found in museums, private collectors and international boat shows.

 

Hours are 11am-2am daily.  For reservations, stop by the restaurant or call 407-939-BOAT (2628).


Cookes of Dublin

Quick service restaurant eaturing classic fish and chips with Irish flair.


The Edison - coming soon!

This Industrial Gothic restaurant and bar will open in 2016.  The Edison’s décor is themed like a 1920s power plant and is filled with themed areas and entertainment, serving American food and craft cocktails. Palm readers, DJs, contortionists and more will entertain patrons. The various rooms in the space will be “The Lab performance space, The Ember Parlour, Telegraph Lounge, The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, and Waterfront Patio.”


Erin McKenna's Bakery

Bakery featuring gluten-free and vegan menu.  Operated by the founder of Babycakes.


Fulton's Crab House

This seafood restaurant is located in the large paddleboat permanently docked at the entrance to Pleasure Island at Downtown Disney.

Serving lunch and dinner, the menu focuses on fresh seafood. Featured items are lobster, crab, oysters, seasonal specials, steak, combination entrees, chicken and shrimp.

Stone Crab Lounge - Located in Fulton's, this lounge offers an Oyster bar, oyster sampler, salads, soups and appetizers.

Price Range: Lunch - $8.95 - $25.95 / Dinner - $17.95 - $44.95
Annual/Seasonal Passholder discount accepted. (Certain restrictions may apply)


Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar - coming soon!

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, an aviation-themed lounge located between Paradiso 37 and The BOATHOUSE, is named after the pilot from the Indiana Jones films.  The lounge will offer 150 seats, including some outdoors. 

 

The storyline for the space is this: "As the tale goes, Jock made a home at this waterfront property in the 1940s after discovering this charming little town while flying Indiana Jones over the Sunshine State in search of the elusive Fountain of Youth in 1938. As a member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, Jock often welcomed his globetrotting friends to his hangar for a drink and fun times."

 

 

The menu will feature unique cocktails, such as "Reggie's Revenge and The Fountain of Youth" featuring Florida vodkas; Hovito Mojito and The Bitter Barkeep with Peruvian Pisco; Anything Goes with an Asian spirit; The Aviator's Flight and The Scottish Professor; and the Cool-headed Monkey with African spririts.

 

Appetizers will include: Dr. Elsa's She-Deviled Eggs are brined in beet juice with lump crab filling; "Good" Dates with goat cheese-stuffed dates with Marcona almonds and pickled veggies; Snack of Ra features salads and dips served with injera (bread) and naan crisps; Tanis Tacos with falafel, shredded lettuce and cucumber-tomato salad; “’Air Pirates Everything Pretzels’ with house-made mustard and beer cheese fondue.

 

More substantial options include Rolling Boulder Sliders with three spice meatballs on mini-buns served with yogurt sauce; Brody Brats, grilled bratwurst with mustard and pickled cabbage; Lao Che's Revenge (spicy Asian wings); "Squid! Why'd It Have to Be Squid" fried calamari flatbread with spicy harissa.

 


Morimoto Asia - coming soon!

Iron Chef Morimoto will open his own dining experience at Disney Springs, the first pan-Asian restaurant with foods from around the continent. A show kitchen will allow guests to watch their food being created.


Paradiso 37
This restaurant overlooks Village Lake and features 2 stories of waterfront views. The menu features North, Central, and South American cuisine. There is also a international wine and tequila bar. Open daily for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining. Restaurant hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Advance reservations are available by calling the restaurant directly at (407) 934-3700. This restaurant does not participate in the Disney Dining Plan.


Portobello

This wonderful Italian cuisine at Downtown Disney is served in an inviting Mediterranean setting. Indoor and outdoor lakeside seating.

Open for lunch and dinner, menu offerings include fresh seafood, wood-burning oven pizza, beef, pasta, chickens and desserts. There's an extensive wine selection.
Price Range: Lunch - $9.00 - $16.00 / Dinner - $16.00 - $45.00

Annual/Seasonal Passholder discount accepted. (Certain restrictions may apply)


Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
Irish Pub & Restaurant. Raglan Road is one of the newest restaurants at Downtown Disney and is located at the main entrance of Pleasure island. The ambiance and decor make for a really nice setting for dinner. If you don't like listening to a live band when you dine, then you should try to get there early before they start.


STK Steakhouse - coming soon!
This modern steakhouse and lounge, will open in 2015. This 14,000-square-foot location will be two stories with rooftop dining and is run by The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc.


The Tea Traders Cafe by Joffrey's

Serving a variety of specialty teas, both hot and cold. Bakery items will be made with various tea blends.  Retail tea and related accessories also available.

 


Vivoli Gelateria - coming soon!

Serving specialty gelato, paninis and espresso.  This is the sister store of the original in Italy.

 

 

The Town Center

Dining locations for this area haven't yet been announced.