In our review of The Polite Pig restaurant in Disney Springs we share our best tips and the info you should know if you’re looking for some tasty BBQ at Walt Disney World or have ever wanted to try a Gideon’s Bakehouse famous chocolate chip cookie!
The Polite Pig is located in the Town Center section of Disney Springs on the corner near the escalators for the Lime Garage. It is described as a “modern barbecue outpost” that serves “Florida-inspired” and “savory wood-fired” dishes.
The menu offers salads, sandwiches, market sides, sharables, and desserts, as well as kid’s meals. Each option is currently under $20 per plate, making this a good option for those who may be looking for a more budget-friendly meal at Walt Disney World.
The restaurant isn’t terribly large, so lines can extend out the door on especially busy days or during common eating hours. It is also quite loud inside – even when the restaurant isn’t as crowded – so sitting outside may be a better option if there are tables available. As you can see in our full video review below, we had a difficult time hearing ourselves talk because the building’s acoustics weren’t the best and the large open seating area caused a very noisy and echoing environment. For that reason we wouldn’t consider it to be the most relaxing dining experience overall inside the restaurant, but we would expect the outdoor dining area to be less chaotic on most days.
For our main entree we ordered the Smoked Turkey BLT with sweet BBQ bacon-onion jam, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise, which was $12 at the time of this review. The sandwich was smaller than we expected, but it was delicious. We aren’t used to eating lettuce and tomato on our BBQ sandwiches, so that was a flavor combo that was a little strange at first, but overall the sandwich was very good and we would order it again.
We also ordered the Market Sides of Grilled Street Corn, Southern Potato Salad, and Polite Baked Beans. These sides are an additional cost to the meal at $6 each (at the time of this review) and the Baked Beans were rather small, but we found the other two sides to be a good sharing size for the two of us.
The corn had a great flavor with a chipotle aïoli and breadcrumb topping, and the potato salad was light and creamy with an herb dressing, pickles, egg, and celery. The baked beans were a bit tangy for our taste as we both prefer them to be sweeter, but that was easily fixed by adding some sweet BBQ sauce from The Polite Pig Sauce Bar near the order counter.
Unfortunately we were not able to try a Gideon’s Bakehouse chocolate chip cookie because we found out that they are only available in limited quantities at certain times during the day. As we were told by one of the restaurant servers, Gideon’s Bakehouse only delivers thirty cookies per day – fifteen at 11:00AM and fifteen at 4:00PM (we aren’t sure if this is everyday or only certain days during the week). This was the info we were given at the time of this review, so we recommend checking with someone at the restaurant to make sure these times are still correct if you really want to try one.
These cookies are definitely a fan favorite and tend to draw a crowd, so you will want to arrive early to have a chance to get one. We plan on returning in the future to see if we can finally try one for ourselves!
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