Dining at Disney World is a true foodie’s dream come true –there’s always something new and delicious to try, and one of my favorite places to eat while at WDW is Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney!). Check out my picks for Top 6 Disney Springs Dining Spots:
Sit Down Restaurants:
The Boathouse: This new restaurant is perfect for seafood lovers as well as boat enthusiasts, too – while you dine at this waterfront spot you can check out the vintage boats from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s on display. And the menu is ever-changing to allow the chefs to take advantage of the freshest seafood available! Steak, lobster, oysters, calamari, and fish tacos are all on the menu plus a TON of other options too
Wolfgang Puck Café: While this is not a “new to Disney Springs” restaurant, it is certainly a mainstay and an institution in my book! The sign has the quote “Live, Love, Eat” on it – and those are really embodied within the restaurant itself, where you can tell the innovative food is prepared with care and the freshest ingredients. Sushi lovers will really enjoy the offerings, as will pizza lovers – they serve up pies topped with Italian meats, barbeque chicken, and more. The best thing on this menu for me though is a toss-up between the bacon wrapped meatloaf and the roasted chicken entrees
Raglan Road: You can’t ever go wrong with a traditional Irish Pub – and this one delivers nothing but fantastic food in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Live Irish music and dancers keep you entertained as you wait for your food and drinks – plenty of beers, wines and cocktails to choose from here! The menu is full of amazing dishes – bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes), shepherd’s pie, Guinness beef stew, and so much more. I have eaten here several times, and it is just the best – a true gem!
Quick note about the above restaurants: As with any sit down meal at Disney, you’ll want to do your best to make an ADR (or Advance Dining Reservation) for them in advance to ensure that you are able to partake in these amazing dining spots!
Earl Of Sandwich: There are few things better than the smell of freshly baked bread – which the Earl is baking up daily for his mouth-wateringly delicious sandwiches – Holiday Turkey (featuring stuffing and cranberry sauce!), Caprese, buffalo chicken, and tuna melt to name a few. Oh – and don’t forget to grab a brownie sandwich for dessert as they are filled with frosting (and who doesn’t need a frosting sandwich in their life?). One of the best parts of this spot is it’s pretty reasonable price wise, and usually pretty speedy too
Food Trucks: Assorted food trucks park on the West Side of Disney Springs starting around lunch time daily, and while it’s not always the same trucks each day, you can be sure you will find some amazing meal options either way. The Namaste Café truck offers up freshly made naan, samosas, butter chicken, and tandoori shrimp; while Fantasy Fare serves classic dishes like corn dogs, chicken strips, and buffalo chicken and waffles. The great thing about grabbing a bite here is the variety – there’s something for everyone, and always something new and unique to try (for those adventurous eaters out there!)
Ghiradelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop: You can smell the house made hot fudge and freshly baked waffle cones as you approach this dessert spot, and it’s enough to lure you right in (well, it is for me at least!). The menu is full of delicious ice cream sundaes and assorted lattes and other coffee beverages as well (including the classic Ghiradelli hot chocolate!). You can also purchase assorted packaged chocolates to bring home with you (and if they don’t make it all the way home, that’s ok too, I don’t judge)
Check out the official Disney Springs Dining Site Here for the most up to date list of offerings so you can plan which ones you’ll eat at next time you’re in Disney!
I would love to know which Disney Springs Dining Spots Top YOUR list, too!
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