The Polite Pig Review: Disney Springs Quick Service Barbecue

on May 7, 2018

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I got to check out one of the newer dining locations in Disney Springs on my recent trip to Walt Disney World. Here’s a quick and honest review of The Polite Pig!

This is the second installment in my Best of Disney World Quick Service Dining series – you can check out the other posts here.

The Polite Pig is located in the Town Center section of Disney Springs, close to the World of Disney Store and right next to the elevators for the Lime parking garage.

It’s another venture by the Orlando-area restauranteurs who own The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder. The Polite Pig is a fast-casual BBQ joint and is a quick service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

First, let me say that I had the Quick Service Dining Plan during my stay and was drawn to this location because of its excellent value on the plan.

I estimate a quick service credit is worth about $20, but I got over $35 in value with my one credit here!

As you probably could have guessed, the menu at The Polite Pig consists of mostly what us southerners call “barbecue”. This means a variety of meats that have been cooked at low temps in a wood-fired smoker for a long period of time.

I went for the Baby Back Ribs ($23) which came with a mini cornbread muffin, a serving of slaw, and a choice of one side. I chose the sweet potato tots for my side based on recommendations from other Disney food lovers on Instagram.

I thought the ribs were great and the portion HUGE. You could definitely split this meal between two people and likely be full. I liked all of the sides, especially the sweet potato tots. The parmesan cheese on top is a great touch!

The ribs weren’t nearly as good as those at my favorite quick service spot in Walt Disney World, Flame Tree BBQ at Animal Kingdom. If you want the best ribs on property you’ll have to head there, but these will do in a pinch (and no park ticket required!)

For my drink, I went for the “Polite Punch” ($11) which consisted of light rum, whiskey, passion fruit juice, lime, and bitters. You can now get an alcoholic drink with any meal on the dining plan (check out my post all about the new Dining Plan with alcohol here).

I actually loved this drink. It wasn’t too sweet (my complaint about most mixed drinks) and packed a punch – just like it should!

My friend joined me and ordered the Hop Salt Pretzel appetizer ($9) that came with beer cheese fondue and IPA mustard. The pretzel was on the dry side, unfortunately, though it was definitely big enough to share. We wouldn’t recommend it.

She ordered the Cask & Larder beer flight for $10 which included an amber ale, porter, IPA, and golden ale, all of which she enjoyed. It was a great value for the money and a fun way to try some new beers!

You can check out the full menu from the Polite Pig here, which features more appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts. I would have loved to try one of their desserts (the Buttermilk Chess Pie was calling my name) but I was SO full from the ribs I couldn’t even attempt it.

Here are a few more details about the experience at The Polite Pig. You order at a counter when you first enter the restaurant and are given a tracker. All of the drinks are “on tap” at The Polite Pig, so you get your drink after you order right at the counter! You help yourself to soft drinks close by.

Be sure to hit up the “Sauce Bar” before you choose where to sit and try at least a few of the sauces available!

There is plentiful seating inside and outside. I really liked the vibe here – very comfortable and unassuming. When your food is ready, a server will deliver it to your table.

To wrap up my Polite Pig review, I thought the food here was above average for Disney World, but it didn’t knock my socks off. That said, it is a tremendous value for a quick service credit on the Disney Dining Plan (check out all of my tips and tricks for using the plan in this post).

It could be an affordable option out of pocket as well if you split an entree or went for sandwiches. There is a great selection of adult beverages on the menu and my cocktail was my favorite thing I had there.

Overall, I think The Polite Pig is a solid choice for a fast-casual meal at Disney Springs. What do you think, would you want to visit? Or have you already been? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

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