The Best Disney Springs Restaurants

by | Jan 15, 2024 | Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Food, WDW Blog

We’re sharing the best Disney Springs restaurants, including both quick-service and table-service picks you can find in the shopping and dining complex.

There are nearly 100 dining locations across Disney Springs, Disney World’s shopping and dining complex. With so many choices, how do you know which restaurant to visit? Well, we have got you covered! We have made a list of our top restaurants, quick-service locations, and even grab-and-go snacks to help narrow down your selection the next time you visit Disney Springs. And remember if you have the Disney Dining Plan, there are quite a few choices from Disney Springs that are participating restaurants!

Best Disney Springs Table-Service Restaurants

When you want a sit-down restaurant option, you’ll find no shortage of choices here. Disney Springs has some of the best restaurants you’ll find on Walt Disney World property, with table-service choices for every palate. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Disney Springs restaurants to consider on your trip.

Wine Bar George

​​This estate-style wine bar features wine and food, all paired by Master Sommelier George Miliotes. Our top picks include the crispy mac and cheese bites, charcuterie boards, and the burrata. Pair any of these with a glass (or two) of wine, and you will have yourself a perfect evening with friends or family. 

 

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, as a table-service restaurant

The Boathouse

Voted #1 restaurant at Disney Springs by USA Today, The Boathouse is a must-visit. If you dine at The Boathouse, you must get the oysters as this is something they are known for here. Additionally, any of the seafood choices or the boneless rib-eye are our recommendations.

Disney Springs restaurants boathouse

Photo by Cliff Wang

The signature drink here is called the Duck Duck Razz – on the sweeter side, but perfect for that Instagram snap with a fun rubber duck!

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, as a table-service restaurant

Maria & Enzo’s

This classic Italian restaurant serves authentic dishes from Sicily and Rome in an elegant and open indoor setting. Some of our favorite starters include the Calamari Fritti, served with hot cherry peppers with spicy marinara & garlic aioli, and the Focaccia della Casa. The latter dish is house-made focaccia, whipped ricotta, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and cracked pepper.

best disney springs restaurants

Photo Courtesy of Maria & Enzo’s

When it comes to entrées, you can’t go wrong with a plate of classic spaghetti and meatballs or the chicken parmigiana. But, if you are looking for something a bit less traditional, we highly recommend the Torchio Alla Vedure. This is house-made Pasta, Asparagus, Cipollini Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmigiano, Basil, Calabrian Chili, and Toasted Bread Crumbs.

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, as a table-service restaurant

Paradiso 37

Featuring 30+ types of tequila & Latin-Caribbean fare, this is one of the hottest spots in Disney Springs. Start with the Mexico Crazy Corn, which is corn on the cob, Chipotle mayonnaise, Cotija, Mexican spices, and Queso Blanco cheese. Or, enjoy the Cuban-style loaded Yucca Fries, which are topped with Mojo roasted pork, cilantro sauce, mayo ketchup, pickled red onions, corn salsa, and Queso Fresco.

For those looking for a healthier meal, we recommend trying the Harbour Island Tropical Chopped Salad. This is made with romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, pineapple feta cheese, candied bacon and is served with a Mango Vinaigrette. The Baja Fish Tacos are also an excellent choice, made with a sweet chili guava glaze, mango salsa, creamy coleslaw, on corn tortillas. While enjoying your lunch or dinner, you can also enjoy beautiful views of Village Lake – and on select nights, live music will accompany your night out. 

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, as a table-service restaurant

Raglan Road

If you are looking for dinner and a show, Raglan Road is the place for you. This award-winning Irish Restaurant & Pub offers live music and dance nightly along with some classic Irish-style pub food and, of course, beer (lots of beer).

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, as a table-service restaurant

Summer House on the Lake

The newest Disney Springs restaurant cannot be skipped. Summer House on the Lake is a California-style cuisine that offers incredible food and a stunning atmosphere. 

Summer House on the Lake at Disney Springs

Photo Courtesy of Summer House on the Lake

Start with the Jalapeño cornbread (you will NOT be disappointed) followed by either the grilled tequila-lime chicken tacos or the crispy fish tacos. The pizza is also a great option, especially if you are looking to share a pie. But save room for dessert because the cookies are some of the best cookies you will find on Disney World property. 

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? No

Jock Lindsay’s Hangar Bar

This is one of the most popular spots in Disney Springs. This airplane hangar has turned into an exotic dive bar and offers a wide variety of specialty drinks and food items. Munch on some Snakebite Sliders (Gourmet beef sliders topped with tomato-bacon jam, house-made pickles, shredded lettuce, and cheese) while sipping on a beer or cocktail. 

Photo by Cliff Wang

Or, try the Air Pirate’s Cargo Loaded Pretzel, which consists of prosciutto, sliced brats, artisan salami, smoked cheddar, black diamond cheddar, caraway pickles, and is served with a delicious beer cheese fondue and spicy mustard. 

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, as a table-service restaurant

Best Disney Springs Quick-Service Restaurants

If you are looking to grab food without a reservation, there are tons of quick-service restaurants for you to enjoy. From sandwiches and BBQ to pizza, these are some of our favorite picks for Disney Springs quick-service restaurants

Blaze Pizza

While Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza is a pizza chain with locations all over the United States, there is one location in Disney Springs, and it’s a can’t-miss. These pizzas are made to order, allowing you to choose exactly what kind of pizza you want – from the type of crust to the type of sauce and, of course, all of the toppings, such as what type of cheese and what meats, veggies, and spices you’d like on top of your pizza.

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, as a quick-service restaurant

Chicken Guy!

If you are craving chicken, this is the spot to be. Chicken Guy is chef legend Guy Fieri’s chicken restaurant located at Disney Springs. 

Chicken Guy! interior décor and kitchen line. Photo by Courtney Reynolds.

Chicken sandwiches, chicken strips, bowls, and more are all on the menu. But, the sauce wall is what really makes this quick-service stand out from the rest. (Did you expect anything less from the boss of sauce?) From Garlic Parmesan to Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ to Nashville Hot Honey, there is a wide variety of unique sauces that you can add to any one of the meals listed on the menu. 

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, as a quick-service restaurant

Earl of Sandwich

While Earl of Sandwich is a chain and isn’t exclusive to Disney Springs, it is still a great option to grab a quick breakfast or lunch while roaming around the shopping and dining district. Here you will find, you guessed it, sandwiches! But there are so many varieties to choose from. So forget your typical ham and cheese sub or your meatball Parmesan sub, Earl of Sandwich takes these classics and elevates them to the next level.  

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, as a quick-service restaurant

Polite Pig

This indoor/outdoor counter-serve spot is perfect for BBQ lovers. Here you will find smoked meats, Southern specialties & cocktails on tap. (And yes, you can take your beverage to go!)

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, as a quick-service restaurant

Must-Try Snacks in Disney Springs

Along with quick-service and table-service dining, Disney Springs is filled with a variety of great snack options! We’ve rounded up a couple of top spots to grab a sweet treat while you’re in the shopping and dining complex.

Gideon’s Bakehouse

Aside from Summerhouse on the Lake, Gideon’s Bakehouse is the other spot in Disney Springs that offers up some of the most delicious cookies you will ever taste. This small shop bakes up almost half-pound cookies and cakes that are all handmade from scratch.

Gideons Bakehouse at Disney Springs

Photo by Jeff Chiu

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? No

Salt & Straw

If you are in the mood for an ice cream cone, check out Salt & Straw. The ice cream from here is all handmade using local ingredients, plus they debut new flavors every month! 

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? No

Sprinkles

Calling all sweet tooths – Sprinkles offers cupcakes, cakes, chocolates, and cookies – all baked fresh daily. Some of our personal favorite cupcake flavors are the classic red velvet or carrot cake, but if you are lucky and visit while they offer some of their limited-time flavors, don’t miss out on the S’mores or the pumpkin!

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Photo by Courtney Reynolds

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? No

Sunshine Churros

Sunshine Churros takes the classic churro to the next level by offering classic and gourmet flavors – plus, they are way better than your typical Disney churro. From apple cinnamon to watermelon to a personal favorite, Fruity Pebbles, these churros will leave your sweet tooth satisfied. 

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? No

Swirls on the Water

What’s a trip to Disney without a Dole Whip? Swirls on the Water offers up the classic Dole Whip as well as other unique flavors that change seasonally. If you can’t decide on which flavor, we recommend getting the Dole Whip flight!

Included in the Disney Dining Plan? No

 

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After being an out of state Walt Disney World Annual Passholder for 6+ years, Kelly decided to make her lifelong dream become a reality as she packed up and moved from New Jersey to Central Florida. Now that Disney World is in her backyard, you can typically find her hanging out with the 999 happy haunts, watching the Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe, or sipping on Joffrey’s while people watching on Sunset Boulevard. Thanks to her passion of both Disney and journalism, Kelly has been reporting on a wide variety of topics for the last 12+ years and has written for several publications including BuzzFeed, NJ Digest Magazine, and The Blast.
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Kelly Coffey-Behrens

After being an out of state Walt Disney World Annual Passholder for 6+ years, Kelly decided to make her lifelong dream become a reality as she packed up and moved from New Jersey to Central Florida. Now that Disney World is in her backyard, you can typically find her hanging out with the 999 happy haunts, watching the Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe, or sipping on Joffrey’s while people watching on Sunset Boulevard. Thanks to her passion of both Disney and journalism, Kelly has been reporting on a wide variety of topics for the last 12+ years and has written for several publications including BuzzFeed, NJ Digest Magazine, and The Blast.
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