A Guide to Dining at Disney Springs

The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs

Disney Springs is known as Walt Disney World’s center for shopping, entertainment, and dining outside of the theme parks. The area has changed a lot since it debuted in 1975 as the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village. In 1989 the district was changed to the nightclub-heavy Pleasure Island and then to Downtown Disney in 1997. In 2013 plans were announced to give the section a massive overhaul, officially changing it to Disney Springs in 2015.

Disney Springs contains over 40 Quick Service and Table Service restaurants serving everything from pizza to authentic Spanish cuisine. The area is broken up into four different districts, each representing a period of the fictional town’s past. Each district has a wide variety of dining options making it easy to find a meal, drink or a bite to eat on the go as you shop. Disney Springs is accessible by Disney bus and boat transportation from the resorts, as well as by car. There is no admission fee to enter and is open to the public. We’ve compiled a list of all dining locations and a little bit about them, so let’s take a look at all of the ways you can satisfy your cravings at Disney Springs.

Locations with (DDP) next to their name accept some Disney Dining Plans.

The Marketplace

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck: This free-standing food truck serves Latin barbecue street food dishes like tacos burritos and nachos with fillings like brisket barbacoa, pork sofrito, and black beans and rice. Great for a bite on the go.
  • AristoCrêpes (DDP): These French treats are basically like thin pancakes, only better! They come with either savory additions like ham and cheese or sweet toppings like strawberries and cream and chocolate hazelnut spread.
  • B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. (DDP): With a name based off the Big Bad Wolf and his affection for pork, it’s no surprise that this Quick Service kiosk serves artisan sausage with a variety of toppings. Guests can choose from dishes like a Hawaiian Island dog with grilled pineapple salsa or a Texas chili-cheese dog.
  • Dockside Margaritas: This waterfront bar themed to look like an old fruit stand is a great spot to grab a tropical drink and enjoy the beautiful view of Buena Vista Cove. The menu contains a selection of specialty margaritas as well as beer, wine, and cider. Live entertainment occurs on select nights.
  • Earl of Sandwich (DDP): This is a popular Quick Service spot serving made to order hot sandwiches on fresh bread, soups, salads, and wraps. Tends to get busy during lunch hours.
  • Florida Snow Company Cart: Outdoor stand selling shaved ice with a large selection of flavors and toppings like boba balls and fruit purees.
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop (DDP): Every chocolate lover will need to make a stop at this world-renown chocolatier’s location serving specialty sundaes, shakes, and floats. Guests can also enjoy drinks for a vast menu of coffee, espresso, and hot cocoa.
  • Joffrey’s Handcrafted Smoothies: This kiosk serves a variety of fruit smoothies (some with alcohol for the adults). Coffee and hot cocoa are also available.
  • Marketplace Snacks (DDP): Kiosk across from the Marketplace Co-Op serving grab and go snacks like nachos and soda. The main reason to stop here is that it’s one of the few locations at Walt Disney World that serves not only Dole Whip but also a Dole Whip float with rum!
  • Rainforest Cafe (DDP): This popular Table Service location is part of a national chain run by the Landry’s Restaurants group. Here guests can dine among over-the-top jungle theming and animatronic animals. The menu consists of American fare like burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and pasta. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • Starbucks (DDP): One of two locations of the ubiquitous coffee shop chain in Disney Springs. Serving the same menu of coffee, tea, and snacks that you’d find at your local location.
  • T-REX (DDP): This Table Service restaurant, also run by Landry’s, is similar to Rainforest Cafe in its approach to extreme theming and animatronics. This location is centered around prehistoric times and dinosaurs that roar at you while you dine. The menu is also roughly the same as at Rainforest Cafe. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels: Kiosk serving fresh-baked soft flavored pretzels with dipping sauces like caramel, pizza sauce, and cheese. Great spot for a frozen lemonade as well.
  • Wolfgang Puck Express (DDP): This Quick Service spot owned by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the mornings guests can dine on items like omelets, Belgian waffles, and breakfast pizzas. In the afternoons and evenings, the location serves a menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and pizzas as well as entrees like oven-roasted salmon and rotisserie chicken.

Town Center

  • Amorette’s Patisserie (DDP): This upscale pastry shop serves exquisitely prepared desserts like cheesecake, eclairs, and mousse, as well as specialty cakes, themed to Disney characters. These treats are made with the finest ingredients and look amazing.
  • Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza (DDP): This Quick Service spot serves customizable 11″ pizzas with over 40 toppings to choose from. Salads, desserts and a selection of beers are served as well.
  • Chicken Guy! (DDP): Quick Service location owned by celebrity chef Guy Fieri. This spot serves a menu of mainly chicken tenders with over 20 house-made sauces to pair them with. Sandwiches, salads and ice cream sundaes are served as well.
  • The Daily Poutine (DDP): Outdoor booth serving the Canadian classic dish of french fries covered in toppings like cheese curds and gravy. Guests can round out their poutine with Labatt Blue Canadian Pilsner or sangria with Fireball cinnamon whiskey.
  • D-Luxe Burger (DDP): This Quick Service gourmet burger spot serves a menu of specialty burgers, sandwiches, and salads for lunch and dinner. Guests can now enjoy breakfast as well with items like breakfast burgers, egg frittata sandwiches, and poutine.
Frontera Cocina
  • Frontera Cocina (DDP): This lively Table Service restaurant, owned by award-winning chef Rick Bayless, celebrates authentic flavors of Mexico. The location is beautifully decorated with pieces inspired by Mexican folk art and features an open kitchen. Guests can enjoy dishes like tacos, carnitas, Achiote-grilled octopus tostadas, and fried plantains. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • Planet Hollywood (DDP): One of the oldest locations still running in the Disney Springs area, this Table Service location serves American fare like burgers, steaks, and salads among famous movie memorabilia. The restaurant also has an upstairs bar serving specialty cocktails. Live entertainment is provided n select nights.
  • The Polite Pig (DDP): This locally owned Quick Service location serves authentic southern BBQ with a menu featuring chicken, pork shoulder, ribs, and salmon smoked to perfection. This spot also serves a selection of draft beer as well as a long list of bourbons.
  • Sprinkles: Gourmet cupcakes with imaginative flavors baked daily. While this location isn’t open late, you can still satisfy your cravings at their cupcake ATM that serves a selection of their menu.
  • Stargazers Lounge: This outdoor bar is part of Planet Hollywood and serves a lounge menu of cocktails, wine and beer at a covered terrace with views of the Disney Springs area.
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (DDP): This is famous chef Wolfgang Puck’s second location at Disney Springs, although his only Table Service offering. Here guests can dine on a menu featuring Puck’s signature California cuisine from Mediterranean-inspired dishes to new takes on comfort food classics. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

The Landing

  • The BOATHOUSE (DDP): This Table Service restaurant is one of Disney Springs best and serves Florida-tyle surf and turf with waterfront views. While the menu and setting make this a great place for a satisfying dinner, the location also offers guests the chance to take to the water in floating automobiles called Amphicars. Guests can reserve a guided tour around Buena Vista Cove by Amphicar for an additional fee.
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ (DDP): Guests can enjoy southern-style comfort food in this Table Service location started by celebrity chef Art Smith. Smith brings his own flair to classic down-home dishes like fried chicken and shrimp and grits. This location also features a “shine bar” serving creative cocktails made with moonshine.
  • Cookes of Dublin (DDP): Counter Service spot located right next door to Raglan Road, serving fast and fresh Irish fare like fish and chips as well as burgers and sandwiches.
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC: This dessert spot serves a menu of vegan, kosher and gluten-free cupcakes, cookies, muffins and more. All treats are baked on-site and made fresh daily.
The Edison
  • The Edison (DDP): This Table Service restaurant is easily Disney Springs’ most impressively themed and decorated spots. The massive location features an industrial-gothic theme and is designed to resemble a 1920s electric company. There are multiple themed lounge areas and the menu offers sandwiches and salads as well as an extensive drink list. On select nights, live entertainment from musicians, acrobats, and contortionists perform. There is a dress code after 10 pm, no ball caps, sleeveless shirts or flip-flops allowed. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • Enzo’s Hideaway: Located next to the Edison is a speakeasy-style hidden bar serving prohibition-era cocktails and classic Italian dishes. On Sundays, guests can enjoy Enzo’s Sunday Supper serving short ribs, meatballs and sausages served with mezzi rigatoni al pomodoro.
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar: Grab a drink in this 1940s airplane hangar owned by Indiana Jones’ personal pilot. This waterfront lounge features elaborate theming with walls adorned with finds from around the world picked up by Jock on his travels. Appetizers and flatbreads are available as well as fun specialty cocktails, beer, and wine.
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company: Well known coffee company serving a wide selection of teas, espresso, and coffee. There’s even a selection of alcoholic beverages.
Maria and Enzo's
  • Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante (DDP): This Table Service location serves classic Italian dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner in a trattoria based on an airline terminal from the 1930s. The menu features popular dishes like eggplant parmesan, lasagna, and lobster with linguini. The upscale and open dining room makes this spot a perfect place for an elegant dinner. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • Morimoto Asia (DDP): Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto brings his version of Pan-Asian cuisine to this Table Service location with exhibition kitchens that provide behind-the-scenes views into dish preparations like Peking duck carving and dim sum making. The impressive dining room features crystal chandeliers and private dining spaces. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • Morimoto Asia Street Food (DDP): This Quick Service window is part of Morimoto Asia’s facade. Here guests can enjoy classic Asian street food dishes with chef Morimoto’s added flare. Offerings include Morimoto Baby Ribs, pork and cabbage egg rolls, and octopus fritters.
  • Paddlefish (DDP): This Table Service location was voted “Best Seafood Restaurant 2018” by Orlando Magazine and serves upscale seafood in an anchored paddleboat right on the water. Menu standouts include Maine lobster, king crab, and Ahi poke. This is one of Disney Spring’s most popular spots, so advance reservations are a must.
  • Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas (DDP): An eclectic Table Service restaurant serving dishes inspired by cuisine from North, Central, and South America. Live music entertainment, starting at 5 pm, along with a “tequila tower” and international rum bar make this a popular nightlife spot as well.
  • Pizza Ponte (DDP): This Quick Service spot serves handmade sandwiches and Sicilian pizza by the slice. Guests can also enjoy Italian pastries as well as a selection of Italian beer and wine.
Raglan Road
  • Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant (DDP): Authentic Irish cuisine prepared by chefs straight from Dublin. Guests can enjoy classic dishes like fish and chips and shepherd’s pie. The location also features four bars serving an extensive lineup of Irish, European and American beers. Live entertainment is provided nightly by a rotating lineup of musicians and dancers.
  • STK Orlando (DDP): This signature Table Service restaurant is an ultra-modern steakhouse with an innovative menu, gorgeous outside seating views, and an in-house DJ. While it’s obvious that this location serves steaks, they also offer a menu featuring items like smoked Maine Lobster and braised short ribs. This is another very popular Disney Springs dinner spot, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged.
  • Terralina Crafted Italian (DDP): This Table Service location serves modern takes on classic Italian dishes like hand-tossed pizzas, antipasti, and pasta. This spot is run by Executive Chef Justin Plank and James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Mantuano who bring their years of Italian food experience. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • Vivoli il Gelato (DDP): Quick Service snack spot serving hand-crafted Italian gelati, sorbetti, espresso drinks and more.
  • Wine Bar George (DDP): Table Service restaurant serving brunch, lunch, and dinner with a menu of small plates and charcuterie expertly paired with wines chosen by Master Sommelier George Miliotes. Guests can sit down for their meal, or get it to go and enjoy their wine as the experience other Disney Springs offerings.
Disney Springs

West Side

  • Disney Food Trucks (DDP): Disney Springs has gotten in on the food truck craze with the addition of three grab and go trucks. Guests can choose from trucks serving cookie dough desserts, mac and cheese, and street tacos. It should be noted that these trucks aren’t always available and the location and times are subject to change.
  • The Front Porch: Outdoor bar and stage located next to the House of Blues. Serving a selection of beer and wine and offering live entertainment 7 days a week.
  • Häagen-Dazs: This kiosk serves up the famous ice cream in cups or cones. Shakes, sundaes and frozen beverages are also available.
  • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar: This lively Table Service restaurant serves a mix of global and Southern cuisine in a rustic down-home setting. This spot features live music as well as a Bayou Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and a Gospel Brunch on some Sundays.
Jaleo Disney Springs
  • Jaleo by José Andrés (DDP): World-renowned chef José Andrés brings his popular Washington DC restaurant to Florida with this Table Service location. The menu pays homage to the spirit and flavors of Spain with dishes meant to be shared along with tapas and paellas. Drinks include beer, wine, and sangria. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Joffrey’s Handcrafted Smoothies: This kiosk serves a variety of fruit smoothies (some with alcohol for the adults). Coffee and hot cocoa are also available.
  • Pepe by José Andrés (DDP): Another spot from chef José Andrés, this Quick Service spot is the first stationary location of his famed food truck. The menu features a selection of Spanish sandwiches and salads as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • The Smokehouse at House of Blues (DDP): This Quick Service window located at the House of Blues serves fast BBQ like pulled pork sandwiches, smoked turkey legs, and all-beef hot dogs. Beer and wine are also available.
  • Starbucks (DDP): One of two locations of the ubiquitous coffee shop chain in Disney Springs. Serving the same menu of coffee, tea, and snacks that you’d find at your local location.
  • Splitsville Dining Room (DDP): Massive indoor/outdoor Table Service location that’s part of Splitsville Bowling Lanes. Here guests can grab a bite in between knocking down pins from a menu serving burgers, pizza, sushi and more.
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels: Kiosk serving fresh-baked soft flavored pretzels with dipping sauces like caramel, pizza sauce, and cheese. Great spot for a frozen lemonade as well.
  • YeSake (DDP): Quick Service kiosk serving globally inspired bowls and wraps you can customize with your choice of protein, toppings, and sauce. Beer, wine, and sake are also served.

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