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8 Restaurants with the Best Chefs at Walt Disney World

One of the highlights of any Walt Disney World vacation is being able to indulge in absolutely amazing cuisine in one of the hundreds of dining locations that are found throughout the property at Disney Parks, Disney Resorts, Disney Springs, and the water parks. With so many dining options to choose from, guests can indulge in cuisines and flavors from many different styles of cooking and worldly locations and there is sure to be a location that is the perfect meal no matter what a guests’ preferences are. While all of the dining locations at Walt Disney World are amazing, there are some that are even more incredible thanks to celebrity chefs that have created menus and tastes that are true works of art. These restaurants can be found throughout Walt Disney World, although they are most heavily centered in Disney Springs and guests who dine at any of the location are sure to be blown away by the offerings. Here are eight restaurants with the best chefs to enjoy while in Walt Disney World.

 

1. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

The Landing in Disney Springs is home to a wonderful restaurant that brings the fresh flavors of Florida to life through comfort food at its finest. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ is helmed by famous Chef Art Smith who aims to create a welcoming environment where guests can kick back and indulge in meals mainly sourced from local farms in addition to an impressive cocktail menu. Open for brunch on the weekends and lunch and dinner daily, some of the most popular options offered at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ include Church Lady Deviled Eggs, Hush Puppy Benedict, Thigh High Chicken Biscuits, Art’s Famous Fried Chicken, and Braised Short Ribs.

2. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

One of the most recognizable names in the restaurant industry has not one, but two dining locations in Disney Springs that guests absolutely love to enjoy. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is run by the famous chef, Chef Wolfgang Puck, who serves up his signature California cuisine infused with flavors from around the world. With a laid back atmosphere and amazing food, this full service restaurant is an amazing place to enjoy lunch and dinner in the Town Center area of Disney Springs. Popular menu options at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill include Burrata Cheese Ravioli, Faroe Island Salmon, Pan-Roasted Half Chicken, Chicken Weinerschnitzel, and Pancetta-Wrapped Meatloaf.

3. Wolfgang Puck Express at Disney Springs Marketplace

Guests who are looking to enjoy the cuisine of Chef Wolfgang Puck in a more laid back setting can head over to the Marketplace section of Disney Springs to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner at his quick service location. Wolfgang Puck Express at Disney Springs Marketplace features an extensive menu that offers up meals that are sure to meet the preferences of even the pickiest of eaters. Some wonderful menu options to choose from include Belgian Waffles, Mushroom & Spinach Omelet, Chicken Salad, Ravioli, Half Rotisserie Chicken, Oven-Roasted Salmon, and Chicken Alfredo.

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4. Morimoto Asia

Fans of Iron Chef and Food Network are sure to recognize one of the biggest names in the industry who has an amazing restaurant that they are sure to love in The Landing area of Disney Springs. Morimoto Asia is run by Chef Masaharu Morimoto who has mastered the Pan-Asian style of cooking and created a menu that celebrates flavors and cuisines from China, Japan, and Korea for guests to enjoy each day for lunch and dinner. The extensive menu features amazing options including Toku-Jyo Sashimi Platter, Toro Tartare, Pork Dumplings, Chicken Bao, Beef Lo Mein Noodles, and Spicy Stir-Fried Jumbo Shrimp.

5. Todd English’s bluezoo

The Walt Disney World Dolphin is nestled on the shores of Crescent Lake and offers up some of the most delicious dining in all of Walt Disney World including one location run by a master chef. Chef Todd English’s bluezoo focuses on coastal cuisine and serves up amazing seafood options inspired by flavors from coasts around the world. Open daily for dinner only, guests who dine at Todd English’s bluezoo will love ordering up menu options including Ywllowfin Tuna Tartare, Zellwood Corn Fritters, Blackened Florida Grouper, Shrimp and Grits, Filet of Beef, Miso-Glazed Mero, and Lobster Primavera.

6. Chicken Guy!

A relatively new location located in the Town Center area of Disney Springs is run by a popular chef heavily featured on Food Network. Chicken Guy! is run by Chef Guy Fieri who brings his signature style and bold flavors to all things chicken. In addition to chicken served every which way, guests can also compliment their meals with over twenty different house-made sauces for the perfectly paired meal. Open daily for lunch and dinner, guests are sure to love options at Chicken Guy! such as The Sauce Boss, Five Tenders, Big Bite B.L.A.T., Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ, and Chopped Chicken Caesar.

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7. Flying Fish

Crescent Lake in Walt Disney World is home to the beautiful Boardwalk where guests can feel as though they have stepped back to the turn of the century and enjoy charm, entertainment, and some amazing dining options. Flying Fish was established by Iron Chef Cat Cora and features a menu focused on contemporary American cuisine with a focus on seafood and prime steaks. Open for dinner only and featuring a dress code, Flying Fish features menu options such as Kurobuta Pork Belly, Wisconsin Burrata, Wagyu Filet Mignon, Swordfish, Hokkaido Scallops, Young Pennsylvania Chicken, and Tomahawk Rib-Eye for Two.

8. Jaleo by Jose Andres

One of the newest dining locations in Disney Springs is run by a famous chef who originated the restaurant in Washington DC before bringing it to the West Side. Jaleo by Chef Jose Andres celebrates the cuisine and flavors of Spain with a menu that has been celebrated and praised by many. Some delicious menu options that are available for lunch and dinner include Paletilla Iberica de Bellota, Jamon Serrano, Jose’s Taco, Tortilla de Patatas Clasica, Gambas al Ajillo, Pollo a la Brasa, and Carne Asada con Piquillos.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.