You’ll often hear folks like me recommend a visit to Disney Springs during your Walt Disney World vacation. It’s a great place to hang out, grab a bite to eat or do some shopping.
You can also activate your park tickets at Disney Springs. This can save you a trip to the ticket window on your first park day.
Disney Springs also has a bowling alley and a movie theater. And also what can feel like approximately one thousand restaurants.
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What is the difference between quick service and table service at Disney?
Disney categorizes its dining experiences into quick service and table service restaurants.
Table service restaurants typically require an advanced dining reservation (ADR). You’ll be seated at a table and a server may take your order and deliver your food and beverages to your table.
At select table service restaurants, meals may be served via a buffet or family-style (where platters of food are delivered to your table).
Table service restaurants typically have higher menu price points, larger portion sizes and indoor dining areas as well as unique decor or theming. These meals are served at a more relaxed pace and guests should plan for them to take a bit more time.
Quick service restaurants have lower price points on their menus and offer quests a more expedient dining experience. They can be food trucks, fast casual or counter service restaurants.
Most locations have seating available, sometimes indoors and sometimes outdoors. Many also offer mobile ordering. Quick service restaurants are a great option to fuel your theme park touring.
Does Disney Springs have quick service?
Yes, Disney Springs has a TON of quick service places! Here are the top ten of what I think are the best quick service options:
1. Earl of Sandwich
This eatery specializes in hot sandwiches, pizza bread, soups, wraps and salads. But perhaps their most famous menu item is the Holiday Turkey sandwich.
Inspired by Thanksgiving leftovers, this bad boy includes cornbread stuffing, turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce.
Pro-tip for parents: there’s a splash pad just outside Earl of Sandwich. We love to snag one of the outdoor tables and let the kids play while we enjoy our fancy sandwiches.
Just remember to pack a dry change of clothes for them!
2. The Polite Pig
This upscale barbecue joint is all stainless steel, smoked meats and southern-gastro-pub sides. They offer sandwiches, salads and platters. My favorite menu items were the Roasted Beets and Crispy Brussel Sprouts.
My kids were dazzled by the novelty of the whole peeled baby carrots served with ranch alongside their chicken tenders or mac and cheese!
3. D-Luxe Burger
If you’re searching for smash burgers, hand-cut French fries and artisanal shakes, look no further than D-Luxe Burger.
Their classic burger is served on a house-made bun. Two pressed patties are piled high with tomato slices, lettuce and pickle. Customize it with cheese, bacon or one of their special sauces.
4. Chicken Guy
Guy Fieri brings his signature flavor and style to this fried chicken joint that serves chicken fingers and sandwiches.
The menu offers over 20 different sauces, so you can customize your meal.
5. Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
Blaze Pizza is the place to grab a delicious 11-inch pizza that is completely customizable. Choose from one of their signature pies or build your own.
It’s sure to have something for anyone in the family.
6. 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
This food truck is the home of the iconic Taco Cone. Think burrito bowl with your choice of protein and toppings, but served in a fried tortilla shaped like a waffle cone.
They also serve street tacos, quesadillas and traditional burrito bowls.
7. Morimoto Asia Street Food
This hidden gem has a limited menu that is absolutely packed with flavor.
The Iron Chef offers Ginger Chicken or Spicy Kimchi Ramen, plus several shareable bites like the pork egg rolls. Yum!
8. Daily Poutine
Load up on Canada’s favorite comfort food at the Daily Poutine. Their menu includes traditional poutine: thick-cut French fries topped with cheddar cheese curds and beef poutine gravy.
They also offer several variations inspired by cuisines from around the globe, including Korean Barbecue, Italian and Butter Chicken Poutine.
9. Pizza Ponte
Pizza Ponte offers Sicilian-style pizza by the slice. Their menu also includes sandwiches, salads and mouth-watering Italian desserts like cheesecake, tiramisu and cannolis.
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10. B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Company
Named for the infamous villain of the classic fairytale, the Big Bad Wolf’s Sausage Company serves specialty hot dogs.
Try the Three Little Pigs: a sampler of their most popular hot dogs. Served with chips, it includes mini versions of the Pastrami Reuben Dog, Hawaiian Island Dog and Texas Chili Dog.
Do Disney Quick Service meals come with a drink?
Generally speaking, drinks are sold separately at quick service locations. The exception is with kids meals, many of which do include a beverage like bottled water or milk, a juice box or small fountain drink.
Historically, Disney Dining Plan quick service entitlements did include a beverage. However, dining plans have been suspended since the 2020 closures of Disney parks.
In any case, it’s best to verify all menu information and pricing on Disney’s website or in the My Disney Experience app.
Can you make a reservation for quick service at Disney?
Nope! Disney quick service locations don’t require or even offer dining reservations.
One notable exception from years past was Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom, which formerly required an ADR for breakfast or lunch service.
The popular restaurant located in Fantasyland now operates as a table service restaurant only, and it’s open for lunch and dinner.
Do you tip quick service in Disney World?
Tipping isn’t required or expected at most quick service dining locations in the Disney parks. At Disney Springs, you may see a line on your receipt to add a tip at certain quick service locations.
Other locations might have a tip jar. However, most quick service restaurants have a service model that doesn’t require tipping.
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What is your favorite quick service meal at Disney Springs? Let us know in the comments!