The Best Dining Values at Disney Springs Part II
Dining is a huge part of any Walt Disney World vacation, but it can also be one of the most expensive and overwhelming! The goal of today’s article is not to list the cheapest restaurants at Disney Springs, but rather the restaurants and quick service locations offering the most for your money. You can read part 1 of this two-part series here.
Note: The prices listed in the article are accurate to the date the article was written. Also, Disney changes their menus quite often so certain menu items mentioned in this article may not be available when you visit.
The BOATHOUSE Restaurant – Table Service
This waterfront restaurant offers casual, nautical elegance, an expansive surf and turf menu, a raw bar, and a fleet of vintage Amphicars (cars which float like a boat!), and rare dream boats. Of all the restaurants at Disney Springs, The BOATHOUSE is where I tend to dine the most.
The BOATHOUSE menu is huge and many items could be considered splurges, such as the delicious-sounding Baked Crab-stuffed Lobster or the Porterhouse steak. Fortunately there are items on the menu which are both spectacular and priced about the same as items from most quick service locations. The BOATHOUSE’s Filet Mignon Sliders with hand-cut fries is only $14.00 and my go-to order. The ability to enjoy Filet Mignon and The BOATHOUSE’s service and atmosphere for only $14.00 makes it one of my favorite values at Walt Disney World. But for those looking for a little splurge, upgrade to the Truffle Fries. You won’t regret it.
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza – Quick Service
You can have it your way! Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza allows guests to customize their own 11″ pizza which is then baked in a super hot oven and ready in 180 seconds. One can never underestimate the importance of crust when it comes to pizza, so guests should know Blaze specializes in thin crust. Although, they do offer high-rise dough for an extra charge.
I consider Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza a value as both their customized and signature pizzas are all under $10.00. Also, there’s no extra charge for extra toppings! With over 40 toppings to choose from, that’s a delicious bargain!
D-Luxe Burger – Quick Service
So this establishment’s specialty is rather obvious, but D-Luxe Burger makes this list because of its quality and affordable prices for specialty burgers. Menu items range from a Southern Burger to the El Diablo Burger to limited-time special burgers. Their classic cheeseburger is comparable in price to a park or resort food court, and there’s also Duo Combos which serve two guests. For those with a sweet tooth, be sure to check out D-Luxe Burger’s selection of floats and shakes too!
D-Luxe Burger is open for breakfast as well, and their menu is the most affordable of the two. Breakfast burgers and sandwiches run from $3.99 to $7.99. D-Luxe Burger also offers the option to mobile order.
Wolfgang Puck Express – Quick Service
This spot is great for diners looking for quality on-the-go. For breakfast, the Wolfgang Puck Express offers a variety of waffles, omelets, and even Corn Flake French Toast. For lunch and dinner, guests have their choices of reasonably priced soups, salads, pizzas, and pastas. There’s something for everyone here, but with the gourmet touch!
Earl of Sandwich – Quick Service
A longtime Disney Springs favorite, Earl of Sandwich is famous for its incredible specialty sandwiches and fantastic prices. Earl of Sandwich serves a variety of hot breakfast sandwiches under $6.00 and made-to-order omelets for $8.00. For lunch and dinner, choose from sandwiches like the Original 1762, Earl’s Club, Caprese, and ever-popular Holiday Turkey! The best part? Most sandwiches only cost around $7.00 to $8.00!
Marketplace Snacks + Goofy’s Candy Co. or Disney’s Candy Cauldron – Snack
Now I know I’ve combined locations here, but I have a reason. These locations all offer classic park treats without the need for a park ticket. Goofy’s Candy Co. and Disney’s Candy Cauldron both make and sell those themed candy apples, baked goods, and candy found at the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Confectionery or Big Top Souvenirs. Marketplace Snacks sells Dole Whips and Dole Whip Pineapple Floats for the same price as the park and resort locations!
Those are some of our picks for the best dining values at Disney Springs. What restaurants, meals, or treats do you consider to be a great value at Disney Springs? Let us know in the comments.