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The Polite Pig Review

An honest review of The Polite Pig, a quick service restaurant in Disney Springs with a surprising menu!

tables at the polite pig restaurant at disney springs

The Polite Pig has become one of my favorite restaurants in Disney Springs. It’s been consistently good over my many visits and has a menu with something for everyone, not just meat or barbecue lovers.

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.

polite pig sign

Photo credit: Disney Parks

First, let me say that the Polite Pig has excellent value on the Dining plan.

I estimate a quick service credit is worth about $23, 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.

BBQ Served on a metal tray

Pictured above are the Baby Back Ribs 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!)

polite pig review chicken sandwich

I enjoyed the BBQ chicken sandwich on a recent trip to The Polite Pig with friends. It wasn’t too big or too small and had a great combo of flavors and textures.

I could have used more pickles but I always want more pickles lol. 

polite pig veggie tray 1

If you don’t eat meat you might have concerns about going to a barbecue restaurant. 

I am happy to report that the sides menu in ridiculously good and contains lots of veggie options. I created this meal of mac and cheese, waffle fries, and brussel sprouts. Everything was SO GOOD. 

veggie platter 2

And here’s another vegetarian friendly combo of baked beans, street corn, and sweet potato puffs. 

You’ll find lots of options whether you eat meat or not. 

glass of polite punch, a pink drink with lots of ice and a lime skewer

Here’s 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!

pretzels with dipping sauces served on a metal tray

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.

Beer Flight served on a wood platter in the shape of a pig head

She ordered the Cask & Larder beer flight 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.

14 different beers on tap

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.

sauce bar sign listing all sauces

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 and one of your best options at Disney Springs. It’s also 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.

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!

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

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Susan B.

Saturday 1st of February 2020

Are you allowed to order the Butcher Board (for 2) as a QS credit? Or 2 QS credits like the resort whole pizza orders?


Sunday 2nd of February 2020

I don't think so, Susan. Usually you can't but you can always ask - there are sometimes exceptions!

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