5 of the Hottest Disney Springs Restaurants — Walt Disney World
Part of your Disney World vacation should be to get the most of the dining. Whether you want the fun of a character meal, or a fancy date night, it’s all available at Disney World. The biggest hotspot on property is Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney).
The best part about Disney Springs is that you don’t need to pay a ticket to visit! So if you are in the Lake Buena Vista area, don’t feel like doing Magic Kingdom or the rest of the parks, or maybe you were at another theme park not too far away–you can come and enjoy a little Disney magic without the price tag.
The massive shopping, dining and entertainment destination can be overwhelming for first time visitors. Don’t get caught off guard by how big and full of restaurants this place is. When you make your Disney vacation plans, consider reservations at these awesome Disney Springs eateries:
Whether you like boats or not, you will have a hard time finding something wrong with this waterfront restaurant. The Boathouse is a favorite and a must-do for many returning guests. Though they are a seafood restaurant they are known for their excellent steak as well.
The Boathouse also has a massive souvenir shop and it’s the location for the famous Amphibicar tours. The tiny classic convertibles drive right into the water for one of a kind views and pictures around Disney Springs. The Boathouse is on the Landing of Disney Springs.
The Edison is a relatively new nightspot that has an industrial turn of the century style often categorized as steampunk despite the name. The unique atmosphere is supported by equally unusual presentation of the food.
Live acts perform regularly, and although the restaurant is family friendly, it turns to adults only after 10:00 pm. The Edison is on the Landing of Disney Springs.
This is a brand new and very exciting addition to Disney Springs. It’s already a huge hit and definitely one to put on your list for the next time you are in town. Jaleo is a very upscale European restaurant that specializes in Tapas. Jaleo was founded by celebrity chef José Andrés.
While the dishes are expensive it’s a great place to take a group of friends to explore clever culinary combinations both savory and sweet. Jaleo also has a quick counter service option next door and is located on the Westside of Disney Springs.
The Polite Pig
Not all of the hottest Disney Springs restaurants have to be super fancy, or super expensive. Case in point, The Polite Pig. This is a quick service location that has always been a huge crowd pleaser.
The flavors and the proportions never miss the mark and it’s a great place to go for a quick bite when you don’t have reservations. The Polite Pig is in the Town Center of Disney Springs.
One of the Oldest Disney Springs Locations is this wildly popular restaurant. Among other things this Irish pub is highly regarded for its lively atmosphere and excellent food.
Even though it is not one of the new exciting restaurants and the chef is not a celebrity, Raglan Road manages to stay on the radar of new and returning guests by delivering a satisfactory experience, time and again.
Raglan Road also has a reputation among those with Gluten allergies as one of the best restaurants in Disney World for custom orders and excellent service.
There are TONS of restaurants in the Disney Springs area, so many more good ones including Chef Art Smith’s (great for comfort food, apparently the Fried Chicken is AMAZING), Morimoto Asia and Guy Fieri’s new restaurant “Chicken Guy!” is super popular too.
Have you ever been to any of these restaurants in Disney Springs?