Disney Springs is a dining, shopping, and entertainment district on the Walt Disney World Resort property that answers the foodie call. You don't even have to be a guest of the park to wander all there is to offer.
Located along the Disney Springs waterfront, The BOATHOUSE offers an upscale dining experience with a fun nautical theme and a menu that features fresh seafood and steaks. If you're not sure what seafood to order, the raw bar offers a wide selection of fresh catches including line-caught Florida mahi and yellowtail snapper from the Florida Keys. For those who prefer more turf than surf, the restaurant has a great selection of steaks, including the massive Dry Aged Tomahawk Rib Chop that's big enough for two. Be sure to save room for dessert-the restaurant's now-famous S'mores Baked Alaska is feeds four. After dinner, take a spin around the lake in a vintage Amphicar-part car, part boat-which launches from the side of restaurant by driving down a ramp into the water.
Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC
At Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC, you can have your cake and eat it too, even if you have dietary restrictions. Known for having gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free treats, Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC has brought its baked goodies all the way down to Central Florida. Enjoy everything from cookies to cupcakes and cinnamon buns to brownies, from just after sunrise until way after sundown. Fun fact: The bakery can deliver its cakes to most table service locations on the Disney property. Give them a call if you've got something sweet to celebrate.
Sip on some Florida refreshments at Dockside Margaritas. Themed after an Old Florida fruit stand, Dockside Margaritas celebrates the Sunshine State with margaritas infused with Florida sugar cane, mojitos made with local rum and a selection of Florida craft beers on draft. Pull up a chair on the patio and watch the sunset on Disney Springs' lake.
Chef Masaharu Morimoto is best known for his work on Food Network's Iron Chef America. Visitors can get to know the celebrity chef's dishes at Morimoto Asia, which features pan-Asian cuisine. To showcase different Asian flavors and cooking styles, the restaurant includes exhibition kitchens so guests get an up-close view of how traditional dishes are prepared.
STK Orlando is a two-story modern steakhouse that brings a new level of fine dining to Disney Springs. The restaurant, with its energetic atmosphere and lounge-like design, is located in The Landing, the waterfront district of Disney Springs. STK Orlando is also the largest in the STK family, which includes locations in other hip destinations such as New York City and Milan-there's plenty of space for guests to sample some of the STK's legendary fare. STK Orlando offers the only rooftop dining in the area and a great view of Lake Buena Vista.
Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
While Paradiso 37 has been serving flavors from North, Central and South America for several years in Downtown Disney, it's transforming into something bigger and better as Disney Springs takes shape. The restaurant will double its seating, including more outside seats for terrace dining, and constructing an outdoor stage for live performances. Even with the big changes, you'll still be able to order up favorites like Baja Fish Tacos, Argentinean Skirt Steak and, of course, guava cheesecake for dessert.
Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar
If Indiana Jones had a favorite bar, it would be this one. Taking thematic cues from the legendary Indiana Jones movie series, Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar is an aviation-themed lounge that certainly isn't plain. (Jock, as you might remember, was Indy's pilot in Raiders of the Lost Ark.) Munch on themed food, like Rolling Boulder Meatballs, and sip on Indy drinks, like the Hovito Mojito. No need to worry about snakes.
Come to Kissimmee and stay a while. Disney Springs will keep your taste buds satisfied from breakfast through dessert, and we haven't even mentioned the entertainment-stilt walkers, anyone?-or shopping yet. Dig in!
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