Few types of cuisine are as indulgent as barbecue, which, in itself, can be quite diverse, depending on the region and area it’s being prepared in. No matter what style, a staple of barbecue is brisket, which is traditionally cooked over low heat for a lengthy amount of time to help break down the meat and create a flavorful and delicious meal.
Brisket can be prepared in a variety of ways such as smoking, braising, or baking, and the Walt Disney World Resort is home to some amazing cuts of meat that pack all the bold flavors of barbecue paired with some delicious sides. From sliced to sandwiched, let’s check out where to find some of the best brisket at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Geyser Point Bar & Grill – Cheesy Barbecue Brisket
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a popular destination for many Guests thanks to its rustic charm and beautiful views of Bay Lake and the surrounding area. Geyser Point Bar & Grill is a quick-service location nestled right on the shores of Bay Lake where Guests can enjoy hearty food options in an open-air patio with comfortable seating. A delicious small bite option from the menu is the Cheesy Barbecue Brisket which takes chunks of melt-in-your-mouth brisket and melted cheese and serves it hot with a side of house-made chips for dipping.
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Whispering Canyon Café – ‘Burnt Ends’ Nachos
Also found at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is the very popular Whispering Canyon Café, a table service restaurant steps from the main lobby that serves up massive all-you-can-eat skillets of indulgent barbecue for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One of the most indulgent options that Guests can order to share at Whispering Canyon Café is the ‘Burnt Ends’ Nachos which feature fresh chips topped with beef brisket, barbecued pulled pork, gooey cheese sauce, and fresh salsa for some brightness.
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Enchanted Rose – Mini Smoked Brisket Sliders
Another lounge-type restaurant that serves up indulgent small bites with wonderful ambiance is Enchanted Rose at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Capturing the elegance and grandeur from Beauty and the Beast, Enchanted Rose features several different ornately decorated rooms where Guests can sip on inventive martinis as well as enjoy small bites with decadent flavors. The Mini Smoked Brisket Sliders feature three separate sliders with generous portions of brisket paired with blue cheese and onion marmalade on split-top buns, and they pair perfectly with any cocktail on the menu!
House of Blues Restaurant – Smoked Brisket Sandwich
The West Side in Disney Springs is home to the House of Blues Restaurant, which celebrates the history of blues and music and serves up hearty menu options featuring bold southern and barbecue flavors. Guests can order some delicious options, but a favorite of many is the Smoked Brisket Sandwich, which smothers a brioche bun in melt-in-your-mouth meat, barbecue sauce, and a house-made slaw for crunch. This perfectly prepared sandwich is absolutely worth a trip to the West Side for lunch or dinner any day at the Walt Disney World Resort!
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The Polite Pig – Low & Slow Brisket
Across Disney Springs in the Town Center is The Polite Pig, a quick-service restaurant that celebrates regional barbecue cuisine and infuses it with the fresh flavors of Florida. Open for lunch and dinner each day, The Polite Pig features a mouthwatering menu of classics that Guests can enjoy in the rustic, yet modern interior. The Low & Slow Brisket is a delicious sandwich that tops prime brisket with pimento cheese, porter barbecue, pickled jalapeños, and crunchy onion straws all served with a fresh pickle spear on the side.
Woody’s Lunch Box – BBQ Brisket Melt
One of the most popular quick-service locations in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Woody’s Lunch Box in the Toy Story Land area of the Park. Guests can enjoy grown-up variations of lunchtime favorites, all served from inside of Andy’s actual lunchbox with innovative picnic tables constructed nearby. A Guest favorite on the menu at Woody’s Lunch Box is the BBQ Brisket Melt, a grown-up twist on a classic grilled cheese with shredded smoked brisket, pickles, barbecue sauce, cheddar, and Monterey jack on grilled sourdough bread.
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue – Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich
EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to some of the best dining options at the Walt Disney World Resort, including amazing barbecue options at Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue in The American Adventure Pavilion. Run by Sam Eagle, this patriotic quick-service eatery features award-winning barbecue options for lunch and dinner each day, including the Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich which begins with a secret rub before being slow-smoked. After a lengthy time in the smoker, the brisket is coated in Spicy Mop Sauce and served on garlic toast with the choice of one side such as Creamy Coleslaw, Beer-battered Onion Rings, or Baked Beans with Burnt Ends.
The Crystal Palace – Braised Beef Brisket
Main Street, U.S.A., in the Magic Kingdom features several restaurants including The Crystal Palace, a table service restaurant with airy glass architecture reminiscent of Victorian gardens and greenhouses from the late 1800s. Open daily for lunch and dinner, The Crystal Palace serves up a buffet of American favorites including Braised Beef Brisket which has been perfectly prepared so that it is juicy and packed with flavor.
Trail’s End Restaurant – Pecan-smoked Brisket
A delicious table service restaurant that is frequently overlooked due to its location is Trail’s End Restaurant at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. This rustic restaurant is open each day for breakfast and dinner and welcomes Guests to dine on hearty, family-style platters of American favorites, including barbecue. During dinner each night, the all-you-can-eat skillets include Pecan-smoked Brisket, which has been expertly prepared and features a hint of sweetness from the pecans. It’s definitely meant to share, but no one will want to after taking their first bite!