Hey all, Its Jason (@MedicMayhew) back with another amazing Disney Dining Food Review. This time I am back at the House of Blues at Downtown Disney to try the food at the new Smokehouse. The Smokehouse which was once the ticket window opened last week when people complained about the lack of quick service spots on the West Side of Downtown Disney. House of Blues converted this spot I sat down with Ed the head chef to talk to him about the new menu, and what to expect in the coming future.
First off I want to tell you some details about the new quick service!
- Its not offered as a meal yet on Disney Dinning plan, but it will be soon
- Hours of operation are from 11:30a- around 10p. This will change based on the weather, time of year, and crowd level.
- All the items are made in the kitchen and taken to the Smokehouse, but the food is still yummy and fresh!
- Desserts are packaged items, not made by the House of Blues
- All the seating is outside in the courtyard. Live music is also played in the courtyard
- There is a full bar available at the Smokehouse
- Meats are smoked daily!!!
Pork was great! Amazing quality, and sauce on the side. The bun was toasted and it was served with crisp and fresh coleslaw! I am a fan of pulled pork, and the quality was great for a quick service place! Exactly what I expected for the House of Blues
Pulled Chicken Sandwich
I will say that I have never been a fan of pulled chicken sandwiches. For some reason, either it misses the point of being a BBQ sandwich or the chicken is downright dry. House of Blues regained my faith in this sandwich. Great flavor, moist, and just the right balance of spice and sauce! All the sauces are the same but they take on their own flavors when placed with the different meats.
Beef Brisket Sandwich
BY FAR MY FAVORITE SANDWICH AT THE SMOKEHOUSE!!! Its not often that I turn down the BBQ sauce because the meat is that good, but here that is exactly what I did. There was a great smoke ring around the meat, it was juicy, and not much fat which makes a great sandwich. I have read some mixed reviews about this sandwich and I will say that the “kinks” of opening day are over, and this sandwich is a hit!!
Its hard to find juicy St Louis ribs that fall off the bone. House of Blues have done it again. If you love the ribs inside the House of Blues you are in luck because this is the exact same ribs. Same quality, same sauce, same amazing taste! The only downside to this is you have to be able to sit down with the ribs because its not something you can manage while walking around… well wait that’s not a bad thing at all!!!
Kids and adults alike will love this hot dog. This quality dog comes from Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, which is one of my favorite brands of dogs. Simple hot dog, chips, mustard and relish. What more can you ask for in something quick to eat before walking in to see a movie, bowling, or even catching a show at La Nouba?
Yes Die Hard Turkey leg fans, you can now get your fix of huge Disney turkey legs. This leg is big enough to share with 300 of your closest friends and even the lady holding the flag navigating your group!!! OK i am just kidding, but still this is big enough for 2-4 people to share! Juicy and flavorful meat make this a Disney hit!
Overall I think that the Smokehouse brings something new that the West Side does not have. I will be coming back here to grab a quick sandwich before some fun, or even to grab a small bite to eat with a beer while listening to some amazing local music with some friends. As I say with any of my reviews, I do enjoy this place. I dont know what kind of eater you are, so the only way to see if you like this meal is to go to the House of Blues at Downtown Disney and try the food for yourself! If you see Ed the chef, tell him Jason from Chip and Co sent you! He is a great guy to talk to, and genuinely loves what he does!
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