Disney Springs Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming Offers Farmhouse Atmosphere and Comfort Food

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Are you looking to find some home-cooked comfort food with a farmhouse atmosphere during your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort?  Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine opened in The Landing section of Disney Springs on July 12th and is an excellent lunch or dinner option.  From the Bee Haven Bay Fried Green Tomatoes, to Art’s Fabulous Fried Chicken and Shine Cake, you are sure to find something that will tempt your palate.  The main dining room offers a family dining atmosphere while the Shine Bar has a more relaxed atmosphere with patio seating and walk-up bar.

The menu offers comfort food items with a southern flair.  Enjoy a signature starter to begin your meal enjoyment.   You may find yourself hard-pressed to choose just one entrée, but be sure to leave room for some amazing dessert.

The atmosphere focuses on an old farmhouse theme.  If you choose to have your meal in the main dining room, be sure to check out the wood beams along the ceiling, the open-kitchen, the lighting fixtures, and the fun decorative elements reminiscent of being in an old farmhouse.  While this restaurant has a southern style, it brought back some fond memories of eating with family in my uncle’s old farmhouse kitchen in Maine.

If you are looking for a smaller, more relaxed atmosphere, you may want to head into the Shine Bar for patio seating.  This area offers an excellent view of the Disney Springs and will likely become a very popular location in the evenings.   The walk-up bar along the patio also offers seating and you can order menu items as well.  The patio is completely screened while offering views of the Disney Springs and the surrounding area.

Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming is on the Disney Dining Plan, requiring one table service credit per person.  For now, this is a walk-in-seating restaurant, however they will begin taking reservations on August 15th.

Do you think Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming will be a good dining option for your family on your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort?  Please leave your comments in the box below.


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Lisette R lives in Orlando, FL and is a local writer for Chip and Co. She loves all things Disney. She can primarily be found exploring the Walt Disney World Parks, Walt Disney World Resorts, and Disney Springs. When she is not at Walt Disney World she enjoys spending time researching and planning her next cruise on the Disney Cruise LIne or a visit to Disney Land.
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