8 Best Gluten-Free Restaurants in Disney Springs

September 5, 2022
Gift Ideas
jason wolfe
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Disney Springs is a great place to go in addition to the parks themselves if you’re looking for the full Disney World experience. 

Though you can certainly shop for merchandise and souvenirs in each park, here you will find a variety of stores so you can do most of your shopping in one place and focus on the other things Epcot and Magic Kingdom have to offer.

Along with shops and various forms of entertainment, Disney Springs is also home to many popular restaurants that are very accommodating for those with dietary restrictions. You’ll want to know the best places for a meal to truly make the most of your day.

And to make the most of any vacation, whether it be for you or someone you care about, you’ll want to consider purchasing a GiftYa virtual gift card! With the GiftYa app, you can send a friend or family member money to spend at a participating location that they can then set up with an existing credit or debit card.

Luckily for you, some of the restaurants on this list also happen to be supported by GiftYa. Keep reading to learn more about some of the best gluten-free restaurants in Disney Springs.

T-Rex Cafe

A hands-on, prehistoric dining experience for the whole family.

Whether you buy a gift card or GiftYa for this restaurant, your loved one is certainly in for an entertaining meal. Image courtesy of Instagram.

1676 E Buena Vista Dr | Disney Springs | trexcafe.com

The dinosaur decorations at T-Rex Cafe make it the perfect place to dine with children. However, this is a restaurant that even the adults will enjoy— the food is delicious, and it’s the perfect place to book an event or party. There’s even a gift shop!

On the main menu are appetizers, soups and salads, pastas, seafood, “carnivore” entrees, burgers, sandwiches, sides, and desserts.

T-Rex Cafe is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, from 11 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on Sundays.

“This is a fun restaurant, especially if you have young kids with you. Our grandchild wanted to see dinosaurs "with their skin on", and there are plenty of them. During occasional volcano eruptions the animals move convincingly.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa for T-Rex Cafe

Blaze Pizza

Locations serving “fire” pizza all over the country.

The pizzas at this restaurant are cooked to perfection. Image courtesy of Instagram.

1508 E Buena Vista Dr B22 | Disney Springs | blazepizza.com 

One of 25 Florida locations, the Disney Springs Blaze Pizza is definitely worth a visit. Their pizza is made with care from fresh dough, and healthy, artisanal ingredients, then placed in eco-friendly packaging. The staff deeply cares about making sure your pizza is delicious and your experience at this restaurant is positive.

With the Special Diets Wizard on the Blaze Pizza website, guests with dietary restrictions or allergies can take a look at what meals are safe for them to consume. For example, those who want a gluten-free option can enjoy the Keto Pizza, the Vegetarian Pizza, or pick from the large selection of salads.

This location is open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“Decided to try a new pizza place when I was here in FL for a vacation and this was my daily dinner place because of how delicious and amazing the food was. Must go when you can.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa for Blaze Pizza

Paddlefish

Award-winning restaurant with a gorgeous view of Lake Buena Vista.

The gorgeous atmosphere at Paddlefish makes it perfect for special occasions. Image courtesy of Instagram.

1670 E Buena Vista Dr | Disney Springs | paddlefishrestaurant.com 

The sights on both the outside and inside of this restaurant are beautiful and sure to enhance your dining experience— climb aboard this faux riverboat for 360 degree waterfront views and of the best seafood in Disney Springs.

The menu offers a Daily Catch, whole Maine lobster, king crab, scallops, and even filet mignon. There are also plenty of other options on the menu for those that don’t like seafood, so you should ask your server about what on the menu is gluten free. Also, enjoy a beverage from the extensive wine list or one of Paddlefish’s craft cocktails.

Hours at Paddlefish are from 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“The cocktails were spectacular and the service was spot on. We all had a great time and it's a perfect location to get a seafood fix in while at Disney Springs.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa for Paddlefish

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Dishes made from the recipes of an award-winning celebrity chef.

You’ll want to try everything on the menu at this Disney Springs restaurant. Image courtesy of Instagram.

1602 E Buena Vista Dr | Disney Springs | disneysprings.com

The southern homestyle cuisine served at Chef Art Smith’s is perfect for when you’re craving comfort food. Inspired by the namesake and Florida agriculture, this restaurant takes both its recipes and guest hospitality very seriously. 

You also won’t want to miss out on drinks from the adjacent Southern Shine Bar, or the Rise & Shine Brunch on the weekends.

On Mondays through Thursdays this restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Hours are 11 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Fridays, 9 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sundays.

“I would make the flight just to come eat here. The food is 10 stars. I can't even describe the food b/c there's no words for the food but AMAZING. You'll definitely have leftovers.” - Yelp Review

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant

Live entertainment, great pub fare, and delicious drinks.

At Raglan Road, the door is always open to have a good time. Image courtesy of Instagram.

1640 Buena Vista Dr | Disney Springs | raglanroad.com 

Named after one of the most well-known streets in Dublin, Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant has pulled out at all the stops to ensure that their guests will have a good time. There’s socially distant tables, live Irish music and dancing, and some top tier drinks to enjoy.

You don’t just need to come for the drinks, though, because the food at this restaurant is delicious, too! There are shareable plates, entrees, sides, and desserts in addition to breakfast and brunch menus! Some of the most popular dishes are the fish & chips and gourmet Irish burgers.

Raglan Road is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“What a great experience, both the entertainment and the food! We made a reservation for a table in front of the stage and we were seated even before our reservation time.” - Yelp Review

Morimoto Asia

Gourmet Pan-Asian cuisine in a great dining atmosphere.

There will be plenty of sushi for you to share at this Disney Springs restaurant. Image courtesy of Instagram.

1600 E Buena Vista Dr | Disney Springs | morimotoasia.com 

Morimoto Asia is an architecturally award-winning restaurant led by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who is known worldwide for his skills. The menu is inspired by Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cuisine for some truly unforgettable dishes that are only enhanced by the great dining atmosphere.

On the menu are sushi rolls, small plates, dim sum, meat entrees, noodles and rice. There’s even a kid’s menu, so it’s a great restaurant for the whole family!

This restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“Another great meal at Morimoto Asia. Our go to place every time we come to Disney.  Sushi tower was delicious, everything was so fresh!  The Waygu Nigri was awesome!  I could have eaten so much more!!” - Yelp Review

Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs

The perfect restaurant for a special occasion.

The night life at Disney Springs is something you won’t want to miss out on. Image courtesy of Instagram.

1506 E Buena Vista Dr | Disney Springs | planethollywoodintl.com

Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs is a great place to go in order to enjoy an elevated dining experience. There’s 4 stories of customizable event space, including two patios so you can plan out the perfect evening here no matter how many people you want to invite! The architecture is gorgeous, too.

However, even if you just want to dine and not celebrate, you can still stop by this restaurant, and the food is absolutely delicious. Some of the most popular menu items are the L.A. Lasagna, Chicken Crunch, and BBQ Bacon Cheese Burger. And of course, don’t forget about the desserts.

Planet Hollywood is open from 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. all seven days of the week.

“Enjoyed our time at Planet Hollywood! Went for a business dinner, group of 10. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the entertainment is constant! Memorabilia, music, large screen! Eric was our server and he did a wonderful job!” - Yelp Review

The Polite Pig

Modern BBQ dishes and tapas for Disney Springs guests to enjoy!

There’s definitely a lot to choose from on the menu at The Polite Pig. Image courtesy of Instagram.

1536 Buena Vista Dr | Disney Springs | politepig.com 

Local culinary legends James, Julie, and Brian Petrakis share ownership of this amazing Disney Springs restaurant, and they take their work very seriously. The menu takes inspiration from only the best seasonal foods in Florida, and the innovative chefs put a more modern twist on traditional local flavors and BBQ.

There are a variety of wood-fired and smoke grilled options to choose from, and a vast selection of beverage options in addition— Florida craft beers, drinks on tap, and over 60 different kinds of bourbon at the bar. They also offer catering and online ordering.

Hours at The Polite Pig are from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“Wow. If you want a good priced place to go to and eat and actually enjoy your food please go here. Everything about it was amazing considering it's Sunday and there are a million people here. 12/10.” - Yelp Review 

If none of these gluten-free restaurants in Disney Springs spark your fancy, one of our favorites is City Works! This chain has a location in Disney Springs at 1486 E Buena Vista Drive, and there are plenty of gluten free options on the menu. There are also several other locations across the country that happen to be supported by GiftYa!

While you consider visiting Disney on a vacation in the near future and where you wish to dine while in the area, you should also consider purchasing a GiftYa so you can treat someone you know to a delicious, gluten-free meal in Disney Springs!

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