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Moms Panel Monday: Dining at Disney Springs

Lisa Mendillo

by , Communications Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

When you think of Disney Springs your mind takes you to a place filled with incredible shopping and delectable dining. Did someone say dining? The Disney Parks Moms Panelists definitely think of dining, and they are offering up some of their best meal suggestions when it comes to an afternoon or night out at Disney Springs.

“Disney Springs is a foodies dream come true,” explains Jennifer V. “It’s hard to not find something for everyone in your party to enjoy!” And she is right, as this destination offers everything from sushi to fried chicken!

“As a British guest I just love to embrace the Southern States foodie culture when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, and I’m happy to share that I absolutely adore dining at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ or the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, where I can personally recommend the fried chicken at either location y’all,” said Jane, in her best Southern accent.

Anna is also a fan of Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ where she says you must go for a “homey feeling, stick to your ribs meal.”

“With country favorites like fried green tomatoes and Church Lady deviled eggs and OMG the bunch of puppies with pimento cheese, we hardly ever get to dinner – but you have to get to dessert! This is the best hummingbird cake anywhere, with the fruity favorites of bananas and pineapple combined with the sweet cream cheese frosting – incredible.”

An overwhelming amount of our panelists recommend restaurant hopping or the process of eating one course of your meal at several different restaurants!

“There are so many tasty places that my hubby and I tend to restaurant hop and get a small bite at each. My go-to every trip though, is Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar,” said Lauren. “The food and drinks are incredible, but we also love the theme and decor. Our favorite place to sit is out back on the “boat” where we can relax waterside and watch the amphicars take-off and return under the beautiful Florida sunset.”

Ashley can’t encourage guests enough to stop by Paddlefish for incredible appetizers, including a mouth-watering crab ceviche, and lobster guacamole made right at your table! After the appetizer, why not head over to D-Luxe Burger for an amazing burger. She recommends paring it with freshly-cut fries and an artisanal milkshake! Her moms panel tip for D-Luxe Burger: take advantage of mobile food and beverage ordering from you’re My Disney Experience app to pre-order your meal!

If it is a night out for two, Donyell says STK Orlando must be on your list.

“The live music at STK Orlando creates a vibrant atmosphere that compliments the upscale cuisine and fantastic views from the balcony/patio. This is the perfect place to embrace your “grown-up” side, engage in some adult conversation and top the evening off with the most incredible berry parfait. It is shockingly delicious!”

Okay so appetizers … check. Entrees … check. What could possibly be next? Oh, yes dessert! And a number one favorite from our moms and dads would have to be Amorette’s Patisserie.

“Amorette’s Patisserie is my absolute favorite place for sweet treats in Disney Springs. Think of it as a place where all of your favorite childhood goodies go to grow up and become sophisticated and decadent desserts,” laughed Veronica. “Their Mickey Mousse is my favorite offering, but their eclair does not fall far behind. Combine either of those treats with a glass of prosecco and you will find one mom who is enjoying her vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort.”

The Ganachery was also a very close second when it came to ending the night with a sweet treat!

Now that we have you thinking of all things food and Disney Springs, why not head over to DisneyParksMomsPanel.com and ask one of our knowledge panelists for more great tips and suggestions on planning your next Disney vacation.

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  • Looking forward to my stay this October with reservations at Maria & Enzo’s as well as The Edison & Paddlefish

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