Whether you’re looking for something affordable, trendy, or simply something open late enough after the theme parks close, Disney Springs has a variety of restaurants ready to please any Disney Guest with any taste or budget. From the heavily themed to the upscale, to the quick service priced at table service quality, we think some of the best food at Walt Disney World may be found right in Disney Springs! Keep reading to see five of our picks for the top Disney Springs restaurants to try on your next Disney vacation:
1. The Boathouse
The Boathouse is one of the best restaurants in Disney Springs (and perhaps Walt Disney World in general) because it truly offers something for everyone. With a number of entrees below $20 (and just as many well over $20) it can be the perfect budget dinner or splurge-worthy experience. It’s got the freshest seafood around, but is balanced out with their own specialty steaks and some amazing appetizers and cocktails. The kids meals come in adorable cardboard boats, their oyster bar is extensive, and you can even tour Disney Springs by Amphicar before or after your meal…What more could we ask for?
2. D-Luxe Burger
For the best burgers in Disney Springs (and again, perhaps in Walt Disney World), head to D-Luxe Burger. This restaurant is essentially a quick service spot at table service-quality serving freshly made burgers with a variety of specialty options on the menu and of course, your standard burger with cheese, lettuce and tomato. They have a nice house-made sauce selection to top off your burger or dip your fries, and you can’t leave without grabbing one of their hand-spun milkshakes. The shakes here are made with gelato and are easily some of the best on Walt Disney World property. Lines at D-Luxe Burger can get quite long at this location due to its popularity, so we recommend mobile ordering on the My Disney Experience app.
3. Morimoto Asia
Morimoto Asia is one of the restaurants by Chef Morimoto of “Iron Chef” fame, and the menu, ambiance, and quality of both food and service live up to the hype. The Pan-Asian cuisine here offers something for all tastes, with everything from sushi to dim sum all perfectly crafted for each Guest. The restaurant space itself is also visually stunning, making for a nice date night in Disney Springs in their two-story space with glittering chandeliers and beautiful decorative details. Short on time? Check the “quick service” version of Morimoto Asia, located right outside called, Morimoto Street Food. This pickup window offers a mix of seasonal dishes and some of the most popular items from the table service restaurant.
4. Chicken Guy
One of the newest restaurant ventures by Guy Fieri, Chicken Guy is one of the most affordable and most delicious restaurants at Disney Springs! As its name suggests, the specialty at this quick service restaurant is fried chicken. It’s affordable even for non-Disney standards, with food to feed an adult coming in at about $10 or so. What really sets Chicken Guy apart though is the sauce! Along with your choice of fried or grilled chicken (as strips, skewers, sandwiches, or on salads), you can choose from up to 20 of their specialty sauces to complete the meal. Desserts are also a hit at Chicken Guy. Their Cinnamon Apple Shake is a great way to get a sweet taste of fall all year long as it’s made with vanilla ice cream, cinnamon-apple cereal and topped with whipped cream. Don’t skip the side dishes either- The fried pickles and macaroni and cheese are some of our favorites!
5. Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming
Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming is a fan-favorite restaurant at Disney Springs, especially for brunch! The menu, created by the restaurant’s namesake and award-winning celebrity chef, focuses on homestyle southern cooking. It’s perfect for brunch with unique Bloody Marys and a full cocktail menu centered around Moonshines, and a nice stop for Guests looking for classic southern dishes like fried chicken, country fried steak, fried catfish, and so much more. It’s another spot where the menu has lots of variety for every taste and budget, and it really is one of the tastiest restaurants in Walt Disney World. We’d hazard a guess that it may even be one of the most underrated restaurants just because it truly is so delicious but is not always one of the first places to come to mind for many casual Disney Guests!