Trying new restaurants is a favorite pastime for my husband and I. So, when planning a Walt Disney World vacation, we always add new restaurants to our dining list. During our December 2017 trip, we tried The Polite Pig, the new modern-barbeque restaurant at Disney Springs. Conveniently located next to the Lime Garage escalators in Town Center, The Polite Pig is a sister restaurant to DoveCote Brasserie, The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder, located in the Orlando area and is operated by James and Julie Petrakis and James’ brother, Brian.
We enjoy barbeque cuisine and were excited to try the wood fired and grilled items it offers.
The fast-casual setting worked perfect for us as we planned to spend a few hours shopping at the Town Center stores and didn’t have time for a table-service meal as we had tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party that evening.
As you enter the restaurant you are handed menus to review as you wait in line to order. There is a window overlooking a prep area and while we were there a worker was seasoning a large brisket. The menu, which is the same for lunch and dinner, includes a few shareable items, salads, from the smoker items, sandwiches, market sides and desserts. The kids’ menu has three items: chicken tenders, mini ribs and mac and cheese.
The Polite Pig accepts the Dining Plan and is currently one quick-service credit.
Once you order your food, you are given a small place tracker so the cast member can locate your table and deliver your food. You can stop at the sauce bar and select the sauce or sauces of your choice. If you ordered a drink, you head to the drink station and fill up your cup. There is indoor and outdoor sitting (heaters are available for the cold days and nights).
A unique feature of this restaurant is the indoor/outdoor bar area, that serves an extensive selection of whiskey’s and bourbons.
My husband selected the Brisket that included jalapeno cornbread, Polite slaw and one market side (he picked the baked beans) and I selected 3 market sides (sweet potato tots, grilled corn and mac n cheese). Everything we had was hot and delicious. My husband’s favorite was the brisket, which he said was very flavorful and tender. The sweet potato tots were my favorite. We wanted to try a dessert but didn’t have room after our meal, but really wanted to try the Orange Blossom Honey Cake. Maybe next time
For those who want to bring home something to remember The Polite Pig, there is an assortment of merchandise available for purchase.
The Polite Pig is definitely worth a try and I recommend getting a table outside and enjoying the atmosphere of Town Center while enjoying your meal.