By Jessica Hristov
Disney Springs is one of the best places in Central Florida that offers great food, shopping, and entertainment. It is a place where all ages can have a good time. Although Disney Springs offers so much to see and do, one of the best parts about it is the incredible restaurants! Here is our pick for the best restaurants at Disney Springs.
1. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Homecomin’ is not only one of the best restaurants in Disney Springs but it’s also one of the best restaurants…ever. Homecomin’ serves up the best Southern homestyle cuisine and comfort food. Celebrity chef Art Smith owns the delicious restaurant, and his accolades include being a personal chef for some famous former Florida governors and for Oprah! The food here is farm to table and always has the most fresh and delicious ingredients.
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Homecomin’ is open from 11am to 10pm daily and on Saturdays and Sundays, brunch is served from 9:00am to 11:00am. Some favorites from the brunch menu include House Made Doughnuts, Grits & Greens Breakfast Bowl, Short Rib Hash, Grand-Daddy Plate, and the Hallelujah Biscuit. Lunch and dinner favorites include Thigh High Chicken Biscuits, The Art Burger, Art’s Famous Fried Chicken, Fried Chicken & Donuts, Chopped Pork Barbecue, Cheddar Drop Biscuits and much, much more. For dessert, try the Hummingbird Cake. It’s Chef Art’s famous banana-pineapple cake with cream cheese frosting, seasonal fruit gastrique and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Everything about this place is great and you truly can’t go wrong with the menu selection! Homecomin’ is very popular, so you’ll want to book your reservations in advance.
2. The Polite Pig
The Polite Pig is another amazing restaurant at Disney Springs. Here, you can find some of the best barbecued and smoked dishes! The food, the atmosphere, and the service here is great! It’s a casual, quick service dining location owned by James, Julie and Chef Brian Petrakis who are also well-known in the Orlando area for their other restaurants, The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder.
Images by The Polite Pig
The Polite Pig is open from 11am to 10pm daily and serves lunch and dinner. Some great appetizers or shareables include the Hop Salt Pretzel, Polite Rub Chicken Wings and Burnt Ends Meatballs. Some of the great entrees include the Chipotle Cobb Salad, the Southern Pig, the Low & Slow Brisket, and the Smoked Turkey BLT. There is also a wide array of tasty sides such as BBQ Waffle Fries, Mac & Cheese, Grilled Street Corn, and Sweet Potato Tots. For dessert, try the Red Velvet Cake, Orange Blossom Pie, or the Buttermilk Chess Pie – all are great!
3. Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar
Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar is a hidden gem in Disney Springs. Located under Maria & Enzo’s Restaurant, Enzo’s Hideaway is a speakeasy-style establishment that serves Prohibition-era drinks and Roman-style dishes. The atmosphere here is cool and it feels as if you stepped back in time to the 1920s. The Tunnel Bar has nice servers, great music, creative and humorous graffiti, and awesome food!
Images by Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar
Enzo’s Hideaway is open daily from 11:30am to 10pm and serves lunch and dinner. Piccoli Piatti or “small plates” include Calamari, Burrata Caprese, Polpettine, Caesar Salad and Misticanza Salad. The delicious main dishes include Spaghetti e Polpette (Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Meatballs, Parmesean and Basil), Linguine Alla Burrata (Linguine with Roasted Mushroom, Spinach, Burrate, White Wine, Mushroom and Pecorino), Pasta Della Nonna (Rigatoni, Short Rib, Meatball and Sausage, Tomato Sauce, and Parmesean), Eggplant Parmigiana (Eggpant Parmesean), Ravioli Formaggi (Cheese Ravioli), Lemon-Oregano Pollo Arrosto (Creamy Polenta, Fontina, Roasted Carrots and Cipollini Onions), Salmon Alla Griglia (Grilled Salmon), and Bistecca Alla Griglia (Grilled Steak). The dessert is amazing here and I highly recommend trying all of it at some point or another! They have everything from Cannolis, Torta della Nonna, Gelato, Tiramisu and Chocolate Ganache tarts. Advanced reservations are highly recommended here because it is such a popular spot!
4. Morimoto Asia
Morimoto Asia is another great place to have a great meal at Disney Springs. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef America owns this amazing restaurant, and it serves up the finest takes on Japanese, Chinese, and Korean food. Morimoto Asia does a great job of incorporating culture in every aspect of the restaurant. The inside of the restaurant is incredible and even has a glass-enclosed kitchen that gives guests a sneak peek of the delicious food they’re about to eat.
Images by Morimoto Asia
Morimoto Asia is open daily, but the hours differ at certain points of the week. From Sunday-Thursday, it’s open from 12pm-3pm for lunch and 4:30pm-9pm for dinner. On Friday and Saturday, it’s open from 12pm-3pm for lunch and from 4:30pm-10pm for dinner.
For lunch, you can enjoy favorites such as Shumai, Pork Egg Roll, Pork Dumplings, Morimoto Spare Ribs, Morimoto Peking Duck, a variety of Ramen, and Sushi. For dinner, you can enjoy a large selection of Sushi and Sashimi including Sushi & Sashimi Combos, Platters, Rolls, and more! There are also small plates and Dim Sum available. The meat & poultry selection includes Orange Chicken, Morimoto Spare Ribs, Mongolian Filet Mignon, and Morimoto Peking Duck. Looking for a vegetable dish? Well you’re in luck – there are plenty here. There’s Wok Sauteed Chinese Vegetables, Kung Pao Cauliflower, and Stir-fried Tofu Medley. Dessert is offered here, but check the online menu to see the current offerings. Very often, you’ll find favorites like Green Tea Cheesecake, Green Tea Tiramisu, and Banana “Lumpia” Split.
There are so many great places to eat at Disney Springs. They are known for their amazing restaurants after all! The four restaurants mentioned above have consistently been amazing every time we’ve tried them. Any time anyone needs a recommendation, I always name these due to the food, service, and atmosphere. The next time you go to Disney Springs, come eat at one of these fine establishments – you won’t regret it!
Have you ever eaten at any of our top picks? Which one was your favorite?
Check out some of our other articles on food spots at Disney Springs!
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