Is there anything more blissful than a carefree brunch with friends? After a long week, there are few things I find more satisfying than gathering with loved ones over omelets, pancakes and a mimosa or two. With Mother’s Day just around the corner – the perfect excuse for brunch, if you ask me – it seemed like the right time to share my top picks for the best brunch bets at Disney Springs, which, unless otherwise noted, are are offered every Saturday and Sunday:
NEW! Maria & Enzo’s: The newest brunch offering at Disney Springs can be found at Maria & Enzo’s. Venture into the renovated airline terminal and discover an elegant buffet of starters that include salumi & cheese, antipasti, pizza, yogurt and assorted pastries. Pair it with one of the classic and contemporary dishes on menu, including French Toast, Poached Hen Egg & Quinoa Kale Salad, NY Strip Steak ‘N Eggs, Farmstead Vegetable Frittata or Spaghetti Alla Carbonara. The prix-fixe affair is $35 per adult and $15 per child (ages 3-9); kids under two eat free. For the ultimate indulgence, you can add on endless mimosas and bellinis for just $15 more. Yes, please!
House of Blues Gospel Brunch: Taking place on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., the World Famous Gospel Brunch is a one-of-a-kind experience that puts the spotlight on local talent and southern specialties. Traditional and contemporary Gospel songs just may move you to wave a napkin and dance off some of their delicious cuisine (speaking from experience, here), including biscuits & gravy, fried catfish, peel and eat shrimp, chicken & waffles, honey baked ham, roast beef and much, much more.
Paddlefish: Come aboard and enjoy classic brunch favorites like the popular Crab & Asparagus Benedict or the mouthwatering Monte Cristo. Both pair nicely with a glass of the Southern Sangria, a house favorite. On Mother’s Day, the venue will feature a Bloody Mary Bar, so mom can customize her libations exactly to her liking.
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant: The Rollicking Raglan Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and features authentic Irish music, food, drink and live entertainment. With brunch entrees ranging from $8-$26, the menu is brimming with Irish taste treats including the Full Irish Breakfast, Pancakes Diaspora with crème fraiche, maple syrup and berry compote, and Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes, to name a few. If you prefer “lunch” fare, the slow-roasted Guinness-glazed Rack of Heaven baby back ribs, Lobster Club and famous Shepherd’s Pie are among their best sellers. Bonus: the dancers and live music are outstanding and will keep you entertained throughout your meal.
STK Orlando: Most days you can order a la carte, and while STK is always known for their superb steaks, it would be a mistake to leave without trying their Cinnamon Monkey Bread. (Trust me on this one … at the very least, order one for the table!) On Mother’s Day, the location will offer a special buffet featuring everything from shell fish to omelets, Shrimp and Grits to Dry Aged New York Strip Steak. If you’ve been waiting for the “right” time to treat yourself to STK, this may be it.
Ready to make a reservation? Call 407-WDW-DINE or make a reservation here; some venues also accepting bookings via the Open Table app.