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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. 

Marketplace Dining

B.B. Wolf's Sausage Co. - now open!
Artisan sausages will be served at this kiosk. Options include:

Draft beer and fountain sodas will also be served here.


Dockside Margaritas

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


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.


Forty Thirst Street Express

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

 


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.


Wetzel's Pretzels

Walk-up kiosk serving freshly baked flavored pretzels, hot dogs, cheese dogs, frozen lemonade, granita and soft drinks.


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)

West Side Dining

AMC Disney Springs 24 Dine-In Theatres/MacGuffins

Enjoy dinner while taking in a film.


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


Bongo's Cuban Cafe Express


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.


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.


House of Blues - The Front Porch

Outdoor stage area offering cocktails and live entertainment nightly.


House of Blues - The Smokehouse

This 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.


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 Grand 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 Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe


Wetzel's Pretzels

Walk-up kiosk serving freshly baked flavored pretzels, hot dogs, cheese dogs, frozen lemonade, granita and soft drinks.

 


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.


Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC

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


Fulton's Crab House - closed until fall.  Will reopen as "Paddlefish"

This seafood restaurant is located in the large paddleboat permanently docked at the entrance to The Landing at Disney Springs.

Serving lunch and dinner, the menu focuses on fresh seafood. Featured items are fresh seafood, steaks, pork chops, and a catch of the day.  Seafood entrees will include lobster risotto with poached Maine lobster, saffron, and Meyer lemon oil; redfish with coconut milk, crab broth, tomato, peppers, and ginger.  Also on the menu are Florida stone crab, Alaskan King and Queen crab, and lobster corn dogs.  A Maine lobster guacamole will be made tableside with Maine lobster, chilies, cilantro, and lime.  A 'build-your-own-boil" will let guests customize the dish with their favorite ingredients and seasonings.

A new rooftop lounge will be open until 2:00am.  The menu will feature dishes sized for sharing.


Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar

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 offers 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 features 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 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.


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.”

 


Morimoto Asia

Service is daily from 11:30am-2:00am, serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

 

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto hasopened his own dining experience at Disney Springs, the first pan-Asian restaurant with foods from around the continent. A three-story glass corner entryway ushers guests into the restaurant, which is made up of several dining spaces, lounges, an open show kitchen and a two-story outdoor terrace that overlooks the water. The bar is a work of art; at over 270-feet long, this connects the ground floor dining room to the upper level.  Custom glass beaded chandeliers and glass mosaics complete the decor.

 

Menu items include moo shu pork, Peking duck, lobster chow fun, sweet and sour crispy whole fish and kung pao chicken.  The weekend menu includes dim sum for brunch, as well as dumplings, shumai, bao and spare ribs.  More kid-friendly dishes such as chicken ramen, kakuni pork bao and karaage fried chicken are also available.

For guests who want a more interactive dining experience, they may wish to sit at the 14-seat sushi bar and watch the chefs at work.  The bar is sculpted from ash wood and backed with a wall of hammered copper, adding to the upscale feel of the establishment.

 

The drink menu is extensive and features Morimoto's signature line of sake, as well as international wines, signature cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.  Asian bottled and draft beers are served, such as Morimoto's signature beer by Rogue Ales.

Morimoto Asia


Morimoto Street Foodnow open!

This quick service dining location is located on the lower outdoor terrace at Morimoto Asia.  Menu items include sushi, donburi rice bowls, bao tacos, takoyaki (octopus, nori, okomiyaki sauce), Morimoto sticky ribs, curry rice croquettes, pork egg rolls and taiyaki (snapper-shaped pancake filled with sweet adzuki red bean paste). To drink, try popping boba tea and a variety of Asian-influenced beers and other beverages.  There is a walkup window for ordering and covered outdoor seating.  Open daily from 5-11pm.


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 Country Italian Trattoria

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. 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 Orlando - now open!
This modern steakhouse and lounge is now open for dinner, with lunch expected to begin May 31. This 14,000-square-foot location is run by The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. There are two stories with rooftop dining, indoor and outdoor seating on both levels, a bistro, bar, private dining room, and a fire pit. Some of the items featured on the menu include Florida grouper, chilled rubbed rack of lamb and seared tuna. Signature dishes include bite-sized "Lil BRGs" made of Wagyu beef, lobster mac & cheese, steaks, seafood and desserts. Items will be sourced from Florida-based farms whenever possible.

Hours are 11:30am-3:30pm daily, dinner from 5:00-11:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:00pm-midnight Friday and Saturday. Reservations can be made at 407-917-7440.


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 Il Gelateria

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

 

 

Town Center

Amorette's Patisserie - now open!

This high-end pastry shop offers classic cakes and pastries.  Watch the pastry chefs in the open kitchen as they decorate their signature cakes. Gluten-friendly options are available as well.



AristoCrepes

This kiosk will serve a variety of crepes, including both sweet and savory options. Wine, beer, hard alcohol soda, frappes, and hot cocoa will also be available. Menu items will include:


Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza - coming soon!

A fast casual artisanal pizza restaurant.  This build-your-own pizza chain uses extra hot ovens to cook the 11-inch pizzas in 3 minutes.  It will occupy a new 5,000-square-foot building with room to seat 200 guests and will open in May 2016.


D-Luxe Burger - now open!
The restaurant features a range of burgers, all served on freshly baked buns:

The fries are freshly cut and served with a choice of dipping sauces.

Milkshakes are prepared with gelato; flavors include Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry, Strawberry, Salted Caramel, S’mores, and Cake. The drink menu also includes root beer, cherry coke, and orange soda floats, hard sodas, draft beer, and cider. Adults have the option of adding alcohol to shakes, such as Smoked Bourbon and Beer and Godiva Raspberry.


The Daily Poutine - now open!
This kiosk will feature four versions of the Canadian favorite, all served on thick-cut fries:

Beverages will include draft beer, sangria, lemonade, and fountain soda.


Frontera Cocina - now open!

Open daily from 11am; closing time is between 10:00pm and 1:00am.
Chef Rick Bayless has opened a new restaurant venture at Disney Springs. Bayless is a six-time James Beard Foundation award winner, won Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and has hosted Mexico – One Plate at a Time on National Public Television for ten seasons. Chef Bayless focuses on Mexican cuisine and operates several popular Chicago restaurants – Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco and Frontera Fresco.

 

The menu includes several versions of guacamole, such as Verde Guacamole (roasted poblanos, roasted tomatillo, toasted pepitas, cilantro and onion) and Atomic Guacamole (diced cucumbers, habanero salsa, cilantro, and onions).  Another starter available is the Chipotle Chicken Tostada and Poached Mazatlan blue shrimp and Baja bay scallops.

 

Entrees include Crispy Half Chicken, Shrimp Mojo de Ajo, Carnitas, Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas, Carne Asada Tacos, Chicken Taco, Pepito Torta, and Conchinita Pibil Torta.

 

Diners can choose sides for their meal, such as Fried Plantains, Refried Black Beans with Cotija Cheese, and Queso Anejo Mashed Potatoes.

 

Dessert choices include Pecan Pie Bar and a Coconut Lime Quattro Leches.

 

There is also a Grab and Go window, where guests can get guacamole and chips, braised pork shoulder tacos, and beef barbacoa tacos to go.



Homecoming - Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine - now open!

Restaurant hours are 11am-midnight Sunday-Thursdays and 11am-1am Fridays and Saturdays.  Reservations are available at 407-WDW-DINE and online for seating beginning August 15.

 

 

This restaurant is from Art Smith, known from his time as Oprah's private chef and a judge on the show BBQ Pitmasters.  Smith also runs Table fifty-two in Chicago, Art and Soul in D.C., Southern Art & Bourbon Bar in Atlanta and LYFE Kitchen Palo Alto. Smith has been awarded two honors from the James Beard Foundation and began his career with a culinary internship in the Walt Disney College Program.

This new venture is described as "where Florida heritage meets New Southern cuisine" and will offer Southern favorites including: homemade pimento cheese, Church Lady deviled eggs, low country shrimp and grits, kale salad with Sweet Grass Dairy cheese and spiced pecans, a grilled Blackstrap pork chop with sawmill gravy, cakes, pies and sweets. Other menu item highlights will include the Bee Haven Bay Fried Green Tomatoes and the Chopped Pork Barbecue Sandwich (line of Parker House rolls heaped with HFK sweet and spicy barbecue chopped pork and topped with Southern slaw). A signature dish is Art's Fabulous Fried Chicken, which is brined in buttermilk for 24 hours, then fried and served with "creamy mashed potatoes, cheddar drop biscuits and love." 

 

A glass-walled show kitchen will allow guests to see into the action and the Southern Shine bar will offer cocktails, punches and coolers.  Indoor and outdoor seating will be available in the 6,000-square-foot, 200-seat restaurant; views will be of the Town Center spring.

 

There is also a to-go window where guests can order fried chicken, chopped pork sandwiches and more.

 

Prices will range from $10-$15 for appetizers, $15-$18 for sandwiches, $16-$22 for salads, and $22-$41 for entrees.

 


NBA Experience - coming soon!

Featuring hands-on activities for families that will put you into the world of professional basketball.  Will include restaurant and retail store.


Sprinkles Cupcakes - now open!

Sprinkles Cupcakes will serve handcrafted cupcakes, homemade cookies, and slow-churned ice cream.

 

In addition to the bakery location, Sprinkles will also open a "cupcake ATM" that will be open from 8:00am-2:00am. The machine is stocked with about 400 cupcakes and is replenished throughout the day and again when the bakery closes for the night. A robotic arm is used to lift the boxes so the frosting stays intact. In addition to regular cupcakes, there will also be vegan, gluten free, sugar free and doggie options.

Sprinkles is known for their salted oatmeal cornflake flavor, as well as banana peanut butter, maple bacon, Cuban coffee, and lemon coconut.


YeSake

This kiosk offers sake in a variety of forms, including frozen! Food offerings range from Chinese-style pulled pork to a Sombrero with ground beef, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, and corn chips.  Cold beer is served here also.