One of the best things about any Walt Disney World vacation is getting to indulge in the amazing food that can be found throughout property. With literally hundreds of dining locations to choose from guests can enjoy all different types of cuisine in settings ranging from very fancy to grab-and-go. A great culinary staple that many guests enjoy eating is barbecue, with sweet and smoky flavors infused into savory meats and sides. Since barbecue is such a popular type of cuisine, there are several dining locations throughout Walt Disney World that offer up delicious options for guests to enjoy on each vacation. Here are the best places to dine on delicious barbecue options in Walt Disney World.
1. Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
Epcot’s America Pavilion in World Showcase is home to a delicious quick-service barbecue location that is operated by a favorite Muppet. Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue opened in 2019 and is the delicious creation of patriotic Sam Eagle. Open daily for lunch and dinner, delicious menu items include Memphis Dry-Rub Pork Ribs, Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich, Kansas City Smoked Half-Chicken, North Carolina Chopped Smoked Pork Butt Platter, Macaroni & Cheese, Beer-Battered Onion Rings, and more. In addition to the delicious barbecue offerings, guests can also sip on wine, beer, soft drinks, and the Tennessee Lemonade specialty cocktail.
2. The Polite Pig
Disney Springs is home to many popular dining locations including a quick-service location that serves up modern barbecue with a Florida-inspired twist. The Polite Pig is situated in the Town Center area of Disney Springs and is open to guests each day for both lunch and dinner. Boasting an extensive menu, guests can choose from small, sharable appetizers such as Polite Rub Chicken Wings and a Slider Trio, salads like the Chipotle Cobb Salad, and Sandwiches including the Southern Pig, Low & Slow Brisket, or Fried Chicken. Those looking for a larger meal can choose from entrees including Pork Shoulder, Smoked Turkey Breast, Cedar Plank Salmon, USDA Prime Brisket, and BBQ Cheddar Sausage and round their meal out with market sides such as Grilled Street Corn, BBQ Waffle Fries, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Polite Baked Beans, and Tomato and Watermelon Salad.
Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to several quick-service eateries including on near the bridge to Asia that entices guests with the delicious smells of barbecue. Flame Tree Barbecue features a menu that perfectly balances savory and indulgent barbecue with lighter, fresh sides that can all be enjoyed on an open air patio with beautiful views of Expedition Everest in the background. Guests who enjoy Flame Tree Barbecue for lunch or dinner can dig into options including Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork, Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, Smokehouse Chicken Sandwich, ½ Chicken, St. Louis Rib Dinner, and the plant-based Hot Link Smokehouse Sandwich.
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4. Whispering Canyon Café
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge evokes the rustic charm and sense of adventure of the National Parks and a full-service dining location in the heart of the lobby serves up some incredible Western inspired barbecue options that the entire family will love. Whispering Canyon Café is as known for its delicious food as it is for the fun antics of the servers who have special jokes and routines that get the entire dining room in on the fun during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. While enjoying the shenanigans, guests can dig into menu options including All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Signature Skillets like The Lighter Side, The Carnivore, The Land and Sea, and The Traditional, Ham and Cheese Omelet, Slow-Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, Chopped Bison Burger, Cedar Plank Salmon, and Char-Crusted New York Strip.
5. Trail’s End Restaurant
In addition to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, there are also The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort where guests can enjoy traditional campsites, RV hookups, or cabins in a peaceful setting right in the middle of the magic. Trail’s End Restaurant is a full-service buffet open daily for breakfast and dinner as well as brunch on the weekends. The extensive buffet offers up indulgent options including Pulled Pork Benedict, Sausage Gravy, Mickey Waffles, Vegetable Frittata, Fried Chicken, Smoked Salmon, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Fort Chili, Baked Cornbread, and so much more. This hearty and delicious meal will thrill guests who are looking to get a barbecue fix!
6. Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort are also home to a very popular dinner show that combines delicious barbecue cuisine with live vaudeville entertainment that will have guests singing along and getting in on the action! Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is performed several times each week in Pioneer Hall and guests can indulge in all-you-care-to-enjoy fried chicken, smoked barbecue pork ribs, green salad, baked beans, fresh-baked cornbread, strawberry shortcake, beer, wine, and sangria. With over two hours of live entertainment, this dinner show is an absolute must do for fans of both barbecue and a good time!
7. The Smokehouse at House of Blues
The West Side of Disney Springs is home to the popular House of Blues which is both a full-service eatery as well as a venue for various performance. Guests can also enjoy some absolutely delicious barbecue from The Smokehouse at House of Blues, a quick-service restaurant located just outside of the main building. Open daily for lunch and dinner, this convenient location serves up amazing barbecue options including Smoked BBQ Brisket, Smokehouse Nachos, Smoked Turkey Leg, Southern Street Corn, BBQ Chicken Salad, Pulled Pork Sandwich and Jumbo Footlong Chili-Cheese Dog. The Smokehouse at House of Blues is the perfect way to enjoy some barbecue while exploring the West Side of Disney Springs.
8. The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews
Each Spring Epcot hosts the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival which features beautiful topiary and horticulture displays paired with live entertainment, art, and specialty booths that serve up various types of cuisine. The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews booth is a favorite that returns year after year in the America Pavilion in World Showcase and guests love to stop by for some delicious barbecue options. While the menu changes slightly each year, some past favorites have included Shredded Beef Brisket, Pulled Pig Slider, Beef Brisket Burnt Ends and Smoked Pork Belly Slider, and Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash. No matter what the menu each year, this is a must visit booth at the festival!