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Disney Springs Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

Posted by Lisa Marie Ponder on May 17, 2018 8:55:00 AM

Welcome to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World OrlandoDisney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) is a destination with something for everyone. Located at Walt Disney World in Orlando, it is walking distance from Old Key West Resort and Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, both part of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts Collection. Features world-class cuisine, shopping at flagship stores and nightly live entertainment at multiple stages and venues. We have put together a list of everything Disney Springs has to offer for family vacation, groups, date nights and nightlife at Disney Springs. 

Let's start with everyone's favorite... the food! Disney Springs restaurants are listed in 4 distinct categories: Quick Service, Table Service, Specialty and Lounges (AKA bars).   Below you will find a complete list of all of the best restaurants at Disney Springs, including how much they cost, reviews and more.

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  • Quick service, just as it sounds, offers visitors the opportunity to quickly purchase a variety of foods at a counter a la carte and sit down to eat at a table. This is a cafeteria style dining option great for a quick bite without the fuss of being waited on. In this category you will find sandwiches, pizza, deli style salads and pastas, as well as Cuban, Irish and Asian street foods. Don't let the delivery method fool you, Disney's quick services options are usually made with fresh ingredients, cutting edge culinary techniques and are just plain delicious.
  • Table service, also known as full service dining, allows you to sit down at a table, relax and let someone bring you your food and drinks... and clean up after you! Disney's waiters and waitresses are sure to make your dining a magical experience with customer service unrivaled in the industry. With dozens of options to choose from, you are sure to find the best dining at Disney in this category.
  • Specialty food & beverage refers to the retail-style stops along Disney Springs to satisfy your sweet tooth and need for caffeine. From the many bakeries and sweet shops to 2 Starbucks locations.
  • Last but not least, Disney's Bars and Lounges are sprinkled throughout Disney Springs to satisfy a different kind of thirst. In addition to the bars located at almost every restaurant, you will find a handful of adult-only locales.

Based on Disney's Restaurant Prices listed on their guide maps, you will find dollar symbols below representing the ranges below:

$ =  14.99 and under per adult

$$ = 15-34.99 per adult

$$$ = 35-59.99 per adult

$$$$ = over 60 per adult

 

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The BOATHOUSE® $$

An upscale nautical themed dining experience, this restaurant is BY FAR our favorite! Family friendly, romantic, great for groups and late night dining. With the world's largest restored Amphicar collection, enjoy waterfront dining at its finest.

Bongos exteriorBongos Cuban Café™ $$

This Cuban fusion restaurant is relatively quiet during the day and comes alive after dark.  Great for families, a quick bite at their outside walk-up counter, or a full service dining experience. Live entertainment after hours. Located right next to the AMC movie theater, House of Blues and Cirque du Soleil for a meal before your show!

Homecomin'Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ $$

An all-American restaurant with the best fried chicken at Disney Springs. Chef Art Smith's restaurant highlights local ingredients in farm-to-table cuisine with a southern charm. Famous for comfort food and their signature moonshine.

Edison exterior 3 The Edison $$

Open for lunch and dinner, the Edison is an industrial prohibition themed restaurant with hand-crafted cocktails and nightly entertainment. We highly recommend a night out at the Edison, which turns into a 21 and up night club after 10pm most evenings. Featuring jazz singers, cabaret dancers and even contortionists, you are sure to be entertained!

Enzo's Hideaway  Under the Tunnel SignEnzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar $$

With a secret "speakeasy-style" entrance through The Edison OR a neon lit front door under a tunnel, this is Disney Springs' best Italian restaurant. Sip on prohibition-era cocktails and enjoy delicious italian cuisine in a rum-runner tunnel environment.  Known for having the largest selection of rums and scotches than any other restaurant at Disney Springs.

Frontera Cocina menuFrontera Cocina $$

Authentic Mexican cuisine from eight-time James Beard Award winner Chef Rick Bayless. Known for their margaritas, guacamole and carne asada. A friendly environment great for family, groups and dates.

House of Blues exteriorHouse of Blues® Restaurant & Bar $$

One of the original restaurants to be built at Downtown Disney, this all-american rocker-themed restaurant and bar is attached to the world famous concert venue House of Blues.

Jaleo® by José Andrés

Coming soon in 2018! Authentic Spanish cuisine including paella, tapas, sangria and more!

Maria & Enzo's RestoranteMaria & Enzo's $$

An Italian Restaurant at Disney Springs, Maria & Enzo's serves Roman and Sicilian inspired dishes in a 1930's Italian airline terminal themed environment. Handcrafted pastas and mouth-watering family friendly options. Open for lunch and dinner.

Marimoto exterior building 3Morimoto Asia™ $$

Japanese-American fusion in an Asian modern-industrial environment.  One thing is for sure, make sure you are NOT in a hurry if you plan to dine here. We recommend the short ribs (served as an appetizer or main dish).

Paddlefish exterior across waterPaddlefish $$$

A full-scale steam boat replica, this waterside seafood restaurant offers family, friends and couples a unique upscale dining experience. Known for their steamed crab boils, Paddlefish serves the best seafood at Disney Springs. (Formerly known as Fulton's Seafood House).  We recommend dining on the rooftop after dark for stunning views of the night sky.

Paradiso 37 exterior Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas $$

This unique concept offers guests the best culinary offerings from 37 countries of North, Central and South America. The waterfront location gives diners stunning views whether seated inside the dining room or on the patio.  Enjoy live entertainment, a well-stocked tequila bar and the world's coldest 29º beer.

Planet Hollywood at Disney SpringsPlanet Hollywood Observatory™ $$

An All-American restaurant known for their massive burgers, the Planet Hollywood Observatory is one of the best spots in Orlando for film and music buffs everywhere! Take your time and wander the newly-renovated floors to see memorabilia from Star Wars, Hunger Games, the Wizard of Oz, Michael Jackson  and thousands more... over 4,500 to be exact. 

Rainforest Cafe at Disney SpringsRainforest Cafe® $$

You will truly feel like you have stepped into a tropical rainforest from the moment you are greeted by a hanging anaconda above the hostess stand! Every square inch is decorated with tropical vegetation, animatronic stomping elephants, snapping crocodiles and chest-pounding gorillas, waterfalls, and so much more!

Raglan Road exterior building 1Raglan Road™ Irish Pub and Restaurant $$

Known for their Fish and Chips, this Irish Pub will transport you across the ocean into Ireland! Kick up your heels 7 days a week with nightly entertainment by energetic bands and YES! even Riverdancing by The Rhythms of Raglan.  Top chefs from Dublin have created a menu of authentic offerings of the very best of modern Irish cuisine. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner. 

Splitsville Luxury Lanes bowling alley exterior 2Splitsville Dining Room $$

Not your average bowling alley, Splitsville Luxury Lanes features a full table service restaurant in a diner-style atmosphere with fun for the whole family.  This came highly recommended for the best sushi at Disney Springs of all things!

STK OrlandoSTK Orlando® $$

Open for dinner only, STK Orlando is an ultra-modern upscale steakhouse located at Disney Springs.  Known for their late night scene, we recommend seating on the patio for views overlooking all of DIsney Springs and Lake Buena Vista.

T-Rex exterior sign-600872-editedT-REX™ $$

Step into a prehistoric world in this dinosaur-themed café.  Featuring animated life-sized dinosaurs at every turn, enjoy lunch or dinner with the entire family. Plan to wander the restaurant and discover interactive exhibits.  The menu features "mammoth main courses" like the Guac-asaurus Burger, Tar Pit Fried Shrimp and Chocolate Extinction - a colossal butterfinger-topped fudge cake. 

Terralina Crafted Italian

Coming soon - this Winter! Inspired by Italy's Lake District, the menu boasts genuine Italian fare (formerly Portobello Country Italian Trattoria).

Wolfgang Puck® Bar & Grill

Coming soon in 2018!  "Modernizing the traditional bar & grill", this restaurant will feature Puck's signature California-Asian fusion cuisine. 

 

If you are looking for deals and discounts on Disney restaurants, as well as the opportunity to stay within walking distance of Disney Springs, check out our current listings of Disney Vacation Club resales. We hope you have enjoyed our Disney restaurant reviews! Check back for updates as the new additions under construction open to the public.

 

Topics: Disney Vacation Club, Walt Disney World Dining Experiences, Walt Disney World Attractions & Recreation, Disney Springs