First, expect queues to maybe be out the door. This is because they are distancing travel parties by 6ft. We were at this point in the line and it probably only took us 10-15 minutes.
On the window, which you pass as you’re waiting, there is a QR code to scan for the menu. They also had paper menus but were not handing them out unless requested from a patron.
The staff cheerfully greeted us with their Polite Pig masks on!
Once inside, dots were placed on the floor which clearly marked where your party should stand. We noticed they were much further than 6 feet from the person in front of us but realized they wanted us to be spaced 6 feet away in all directions as much as possible.
Then it was time to order! From the first picture, you can see the employees at the register were behind plexiglass.That honestly was the only real difference here. They seemed to offer the full menu which we were happy about.
We chose the pulled pork shoulder accompanied by barbeque cauliflower, coleslaw, and cornbread. Then, of course, had to pick red velvet cake for dessert (because there were no Gideon’s cookies). They did not have the sauce bar open but you could easily request for sauces from a waiter. You can, obviously, remove your masks when seated at your table with your travel party.
Tables were spaced out a lot more than usual but they did add some additional outdoor tables. Many employees were working so I didn’t feel like I needed to get up for anything. Also, staff members were cleaning and sanitizing tables swiftly after each party left.
These signs were also posted around the store just reminding of the new policies. Mobile ordering is a good option as well.
Overall, we had a great experience at The Polite Pig. It was so delicious and the employees were wonderful. So cheerful and willing to help! It was so nice to feel a sense of normal while dining.
The air conditioning and opportunity to not wear your mask for awhile are two reasons why I recommend dining at one of the open establishments if you plan on staying at Disney Springs for more than a couple hours.
Thank you Polite Pig for an amazing first meal back at Disney Springs!
Julie de la Fé
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