The Most Popular Restaurants In Disney Springs, Ranked According To Yelp Reviews

Disney Springs, part of the Walt Disney World Resort and previously called Downtown Disney, is a prime destination for entertainment, shopping, and dining. The area offers an impressive selection of restaurants ranging from upscale fine dining to casual quick-service eateries that cater to every taste preference. With a plethora of options available, it can be challenging to decide where to dine. However, we have compiled a list of the most popular Disney Springs restaurants.

We created our list of the top-scoring restaurants at Disney Springs by looking at their scores on Yelp, as well as including our own experiences with the restaurants we've visited. The ranking of each restaurant was based on the highest score — instead of what was initially recommended — when we searched Yelp. We also excluded any businesses listed that were not located in Disney Springs or only offered specialty items such as coffee or dessert instead of full meals.

14. Paddlefish

Paddlefish, a steamboat-inspired dining experience overlooking Lake Buena Vista, offers a unique and unforgettable dining experience. Previously known as Fulton's Crab House, the restaurant specializes in fresh seafood, featuring delectable options such as lobster, shrimp, and oysters. Paddlefish is located right at the center of Disney Springs and is an option for those who want to savor the flavors of the sea with a spectacular view of the lake. 

Paddlefish is also good for larger groups as they have several levels of accommodations with seating. The reviews on Yelp are mostly positive, but many believe there are better places in Orlando to enjoy seafood. We agree that the seafood and service are fine, but the prices are a bit high for just being okay (for example, it costs $12 to add salmon to your salad). If a restaurant wants to demand a higher price, the quality of its food should be better. "[T]he food was good (not worth the price tag, but tasty), one Yelp reviewer notes. It is rated 3.8 out of five possible stars.

13. Frontera Cocina

If you're in the mood for contemporary Mexican cuisine, Frontera Cocina, located in Town Center, is the place to go. Run by renowned chef Rick Bayless, this modern Mexican restaurant boasts a menu filled with dishes like cochinita pibil and mahi mahi al mojo de ajo. To complement your meal, try one of their signature cocktails or explore their extensive collection of tequila and mezcal. Frontera Cocina is a casual, family-friendly spot with plenty of seating for larger parties.

The restaurant offers $5 margaritas on Mondays, which many reviewers on Yelp thought were a highlight of their experience. Other positive notes mention the service and the ambiance. However, several reviews also mentioned the prices were higher than expected — "super overpriced"  as one reviewer noted — but they also acknowledged Disney Springs as a vacation destination and not a typical restaurant experience. Frontera Cocina is rated four out of five stars.

12. Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Splitsville Luxury Lanes offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience by blending retro-chic bowling with delectable cuisine. This upscale bowling alley, located at West Side, features an extensive food and drink menu that has something for everyone. From sushi to sliders, the restaurant serves a variety of mouth-watering dishes along with craft cocktails and ice-cold brews. Whether you're seeking a night of lively entertainment, delicious food, or friendly competition, Splitsville is the perfect destination to enjoy it all.

Families and large groups will enjoy Splitsville because of the entertainment and the kid-friendly menu items. Reservations are highly recommended at all times, but especially on the weekends. Many of their appetizers and entrees are large enough to share, so groups or families could order a few items for the entire group and still be satisfied. Several comments on Yelp describe the restaurant's sushi as some of the best, and the comments encourage visitors not to skip it just because it's sushi at a bowling alley. However, a handful of reviewers note that they didn't experience the best customer service, which is why it's rated a bit lower on our list. Splitsville Luxury Lanes is rated four out of five stars.

11. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant

If you're looking for an authentic Irish dining experience, look no further than Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant. This lively restaurant, located in The Landing near Wine Bar George, is the perfect spot to savor the flavors of Ireland while enjoying interactive performances such as live music and dancing. The menu offers traditional Irish dishes like bangers and mash or Guinness-infused seafood chowder paired with specialty cocktails or a pint of Guinness. Patio seating is available at their quick service restaurant, Cookes of Dublin. It is located right next to Raglan Road.

The most popular aspect of this restaurant is the live Irish music and dancing. Raglan Road brings musical acts and dancers from Ireland to perform on their stage for guests. No two performances are alike. There are performances on the main stage inside the restaurant as well as on the patio. While the entertainment is spot on, the food has mixed reviews. "Overall, the atmosphere is really hype and yes, there is plenty of Guinness and Jameson to go around," one reviewer said on Yelp. "The food sadly was not that great." Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is rated a four out of five stars on Yelp.

10. Terralina Crafted Italian

Terralina Crafted Italian is a fine dining restaurant located near Paddlefish and the T-Rex Cafe in Disney Springs. They specialize in traditional Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist, and their extensive wine list features both local and international selections. Guests can enjoy stunning lake views while savoring every bite of handcrafted pasta, seasonal dishes, and other culinary delights. Previously, this restaurant was named Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. In 2018, the owners and James Beard Award Winning Chef Tony Mantuano decided a more upscale rebrand was needed for the eatery to remain relevant within the changes to the look and branding of Disney Springs.

Several reviewers on Yelp have left comments about the superior wait staff and enjoyable ambiance of the restaurant. It's worth noting, though, that other visitors weren't over-the-top impressed. "Not a bad stop if you're just looking for some basic pasta and you keep your expectations low," one reviewer explained. Terralina Crafted Italian currently has a rating of four out of five stars on Yelp.

9. Jaleo by José Andrés

Jaleo by José Andrés is a must-visit restaurant for anyone craving authentic Spanish cuisine. Located in the West Side area of Disney Springs, this eatery offers a dining experience that is not only scrumptious but also immersive. The menu at Jaleo features an array of Spanish dishes, ranging from tapas to paella, all prepared using high-quality and fresh ingredients. In addition to the food, the restaurant's atmosphere is vibrant and lively, making for an unforgettable dining experience.

This is another restaurant where we enjoy getting tapas to share with others at the table. There is plenty of seating throughout the restaurant, and it is a convenient place to get a bite to eat before heading to the movie theater directly across from the restaurant. Yelp reviewers rated Jaleo by José Andrés a 4.1 out of five stars. Most reviewers praised the staff and service, but some were disappointed in the portion sizes, with one reviewer saying that "the portion sizes of some of their dishes are unacceptable."

8. Earl of Sandwich

Earl of Sandwich is a world-renowned sandwich shop in the Marketplace, offering a range of gourmet sandwiches that elevate the everyday sandwich from good to great. From the classic "The Original" roast beef sandwich to "The Full Montagu," Earl of Sandwich has choices for every range of tastes. Its quick service and budget-friendly prices make it the perfect spot for a grab-and-go meal or a quick bite between shopping sprees. Their signature sandwiches are made using freshly baked artisan bread and high-quality ingredients, ensuring that every bite is full of flavor. 

In addition to their sandwiches, they offer salads, wraps, sides, drinks, and desserts. Whether you're looking for a satisfying lunch or a light snack, Earl of Sandwich is the go-to destination for delicious food on-the-go. Yelp rates Earl of Sandwich as 4.1 out of five stars. "Anytime I eat here it never disappoints," one five-star reviewer said. However, most reviewers say it is a better lunch restaurant than a dinner restaurant. So, if you're looking for a hearty dinnertime meal, you'll probably want to skip this one. 

7. House of Blues Restaurant and Bar

If you're a fan of music and delicious food, then House of Blues Restaurant and Bar at Disney Springs should be on your must-visit list. This vibrant restaurant is renowned for its live music performances, Southern-inspired cuisine, and lively dining room characterized by an energetic ambiance. Every dish offered at House of Blues is packed with flavor, ranging from fried chicken to jambalaya, taking you on a culinary journey through the heart of the South. You can relish great food, groove to amazing music, and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere that this iconic restaurant has to offer.

Most House of Blues visitors seem pleased. One happy Yelp reviewer said, "As a lover of live music, I've seen my fair share of concert venues around Orlando and the House of Blues will forever be my favorite!" Collectively, Yelp's score for House of Blues Restaurant and Bar at 4.1 out of five stars. Perhaps the biggest drawback we've noticed from customers is that it can be quite busy, resulting in slower service. But the entertainment might just make the wait worth it! 

6. The Polite Pig

The Polite Pig offers a modern twist on barbeque, presenting a delightful combination of smoked meats and craft beers. The restaurant seamlessly blends barbeque, craft beer, and a contemporary atmosphere. Conveniently located right next to the Lime Garage, a main parking structure at Disney Springs, The Polite Pig is a great spot for both locals and visitors to enjoy delicious food at a reasonable price. Pair your meal with one of their carefully crafted craft beers to elevate your dining experience.

It is a good choice for families because of its indoor and outdoor seating options. Patrons of the restaurant do not need to make a reservation, but the line to place your order and find a table can get lengthy during the dinner rush. We think the food is worth the wait at this Disney Springs restaurant — and over 800 five-star Yelp reviewers agree. "Ample servings and very tasty indeed," one wrote. The Polite Pig is currently rated at 4.2 out of five stars by Yelp reviewers.

5. Blaze Pizza

If you're a pizza lover, then Blaze Pizza at Disney Springs is for you. This fast-casual pizza chain restaurant, located in the Town Center, provides you with the ability to create your own personalized pizza masterpiece with an extensive range of fresh and high-quality toppings and sauces. Your pizza will be ready within just 180 seconds, thanks to their blazing hot oven, ensuring a delicious and speedy dining experience. Additionally, the views of the water from the outdoor seating area really elevate what might otherwise be a run-of-the-mill pizza place.

What's more, Blaze Pizza caters to those with dietary requirements by offering gluten-free and vegan options, making it a great spot for everyone to enjoy — and many reviewers have expressed their excitement. One Yelp reviewer who left a comment about Blaze Pizza in September 2023 said that she would "highly recommend the cauliflower crust." Blaze Pizza is rated 4.3 out of five stars.

4. City Works Eatery & Pour House

City Works Eatery and Pour House is a popular sports bar and restaurant in Disney Springs located near the Cirque du Soleil building. With its wide selection of craft beers and pub food, it's a favorite destination for both sports enthusiasts and food lovers. At City Works, you can enjoy watching your favorite sports games while savoring delicious dishes from their menu. The restaurant offers a vibrant and lively atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a game day with friends or family. Whether you're craving classic pub fare or looking to try some unique craft beers, City Works has something on the menu just right for you.

The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating as well as bar seating. Reservations are not required but are highly recommended on weekends during brunch hours and sporting events, as it might take a while to be seated otherwise. City Works Eatery and Pour House scored a 4.3 out of five stars on Yelp, with several reviewers sharing that the wait staff was friendly and attentive, and their food was brought to their table in a reasonable timeframe even when it was busy.

3. The Boathouse

The Boathouse, a waterfront dining destination situated along Lake Buena Vista, offers more than just delicious seafood options. With its picturesque views of the lake and live entertainment, it is also an excellent spot in terms of overall ambiance. The menu features an assortment of seafood delights such as lobster tail and mahi sandwiches. The Boathouse presents a fine dining experience that is both unforgettable and delectable, making it a must-visit for anyone in the area looking for an indulgent dining experience.

We have visited the restaurant twice, and our experience with each visit was exemplary. Save room for dessert, as their key lime pie served in a mason jar is the icing on the proverbial cake. The Boathouse scored 4.3 out of five stars on Yelp, with over 2,000 five-star reviews. A reviewer commented, "This is a fabulous Disney Springs restaurant and I highly recommend making this place a priority for your next trip to the Springs." 

2. Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' is a true gem when it comes to Southern cuisine. Located in The Landing area of Disney Springs, this restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that perfectly complements its delectable menu. Chef Art Smith, known for his appearances on cooking shows and his work as Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, brings his culinary expertise to Homecomin'. The menu features classic Southern dishes with a modern twist, including fried chicken, poutine, and cheddar cheese drop biscuits. The restaurant's commitment to using locally sourced ingredients ensures that every dish is bursting with freshness and authenticity.

It's not just the food that makes Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' a favorite among visitors. The friendly staff and cozy ambiance make you feel right at home as if you're dining in your own Southern kitchen. Sunday Brunch can be a difficult reservation to get, but it is worth your time and effort to snag a reservation on your next visit. We think this restaurant might just have the best brunch we've ever enjoyed. Homecomin' scored a 4.4 out of five stars on Yelp.

1. Wine Bar George

Wine Bar George, located in the charming Landing area of Disney Springs, is a highly sought-after dining destination that stands out from other restaurants. The establishment is led by Master Sommelier George Miliotes and provides a wine-centric experience that's truly unmatched. With an extensive wine list containing more than 140 unique selections, this restaurant is a haven for wine enthusiasts. Regardless of whether you're an expert or merely enjoy a glass of wine, Wine Bar George is sure to exceed your expectations with its diverse offerings and exceptional service. Don't miss out on the opportunity to savor some of the world's most exquisite wines while enjoying a delicious meal at this top-rated restaurant.

The restaurant scored 4.5 out of five stars on Yelp, making it the highest-rated restaurant on our list. We have visited this restaurant and can attest to its cozy, sophisticated vibe as well as its incredible small plates and wine offerings — perfect to add to a Disney World adult itinerary. Wine Bar George is a great place to order several small plates and share them with everyone in your party.