Top 5 Restaurants in Disney Springs

With all of the new changes happening at Disney Springs, many new dining locations have sprung up with many still to come. Here are a few of my top 5 Restaurants in Disney Springs. Most of them are new with an older classic that still is a favorite for many.

#5 – The Boathouse

Top 5 Restaurants in Disney Springs

This is a must see the Nautical Decor is spectacular. Each room has it’s own seaside nautical theme. There is even a speedboat inside the main dining room. Serving the freshest seafood and steaks. Also try the lobster bisque which is amazing. After dinner take a walk outside on the dock and check out some of the coolest classic boats.It is like a mini boat museum. This is more of an upscale dining experience. Featuring a nice dockside bar too.

#4 – Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar

Top 5 Restaurants in Disney Springs

(Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog)

Set in an 1940’s Airplane Hanger turned dive bar. Very small and cozy with seating inside and outside. Offering a Lounge Menu Serving small plates and cocktails. So if you enjoy trying a mix of small appetizer plates then you will like Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar. Some options on the menu include sliders, falafel, blt flatbread, chicken wings and tuna tacos.They also have an Aviator’s beer flight if you want to taste a few different beer choices.

#3 – Morimoto Asia

Top 5 Restaurants in Disney Springs

(Photo and Recipe courtesy of Disney Parks Blog)

This is Master Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s newest flagship location. This is a sophisticated upscale two story restaurant. Serving tasty dishes like dim sum, sushi rolls and  sushi towers for up to 2-6 people. Dumplings, egg rolls, tempura dishes. Rib eye steaks. There is something for the entire family. They also have a nice outdoor patio with seating on the upper level next to the Sushi bar. Don’t forget to try the Sake Sangria you will not be disappointed.

Morimoto Asia Hoisin Chili Sticky Spare Ribs Recipe:

Pork Rib Braise
Full rack spare ribs, about 16 ribs
White onion, roughly chopped
1/2 cup freshly chopped ginger
1/4 cup freshly chopped garlic
1/4 cup cooking wine
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup tamarind paste

Hoisin Chili Sauce
1/2 cup hoisin
1 1/2 cups sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup rice Vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Frying and Garnish
Oil for frying
2 cups of cornstarch
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro

For ribs: 

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Place ribs in baking pan and add onion, ginger, garlic, cooking wine and oil. Cover with water, then gently stir in tamarind paste.
  2. Cover with foil and bake 3 ½ hours or until meat easily pulls away from the bone.
  3. Remove from oven and cool in braising liquid until cool enough to handle. Slice into individual ribs.

For sauce:

Whisk together ingredients in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To fry:

  1. Heat oil to 350°F.
  2. Lightly coat each rib in cornstarch and fry until golden brown and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Place on a wire rack to drain and cool slightly.

To serve:

Toss with hoisin chili sauce, topped with cilantro and serve immediately. (We put them back under the broiler for a few minutes to get extra crisp.)

#2 – Reglan Road

This is a classic Irish Pub themed restaurant. Offering great food, live music and live Irish step dancers. This is not one of the new restaurants that just opened, but it is a must do. If this is your first time visiting Reglan Road make sure to dine inside to get the full experience. They do offer outside seating, where you will miss out on all the action happening on the main and center stage. If you are looking for a quiet place to dine, skip Reglan Road. This is a fun loud fun place to dine for the entire family. Be sure to try the Shepard’s Pie or Fish & Chips.

#1 – Chef Art Smith’s Coming Home: Click on the link for a video with Art.

Top 5 Restaurants in Disney Springs (Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog)

Centrally located in Disney Springs serving american cuisine in a casual setting. Art Smith is best known for being Oprah’s personal chef for 10 years. If you are looking for some down home cooking you will really enjoy some classic favorites. Serving his famous fried chicken and mouthwatering macaroni & cheese. Delicious desserts like fruit cobblers and signature mockingbird and shine cakes. All of the food served will be harvested from local farms in the state of Florida. For the freshest ingredients around.  Adjacent is the Shine Bar, serving great punches and retro coolers made with moonshine. This is a comfort food lover’s dream come true. So make sure to take a chance at Coming Home.

When visiting the New Disney Springs make sure to try out one of the exciting restaurants listed above. Also with all the new dining establishments opening finding an advanced Disney Dining Reservation may be easier to come by. Remember to always call 180 days in advance to book your dining reservations, by calling 407-WDW-DINE or through your My Disney Experience Account. Or have your agent from Destinations to Explore and Authorized Disney Vacation Planner book them for you.

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