Now in its second official opening week, The Polite Pig has proven itself to be a favorite restaurant for guests of Disney Springs in Walt Disney World. This eatery offers “new twists on local favorites” with a dedicated focus on barbecue fare.
Starting with a lighter option, we tried the Village Chopped with Smoked Salmon salad. Filled with delicious smoked salmon, chickpeas, juicy tomatoes, and shredded carrots atop a bed of crisp romaine lettuce, this salad was a tasty start to the meal. The addition of cucumbers brought a refreshing taste, and the feta-olive dressing topped the dish with a creamy flavor.
The Polite Pig features a menu of “Market Sides” which includes items like standard veggies and tater tots but with a unique twist. The Crispy Brussel Sprouts made with Whiskey-Caramel and the BBQ Cauliflower were tempting, but we opted for the Charred Broccoli with Herb Buttermilk and Granola. From the crispiness of the broccoli to the crunch of granola, the flavors presented here truly elevated what could have been just a typical veggie side. Great choice!
We’re big fans of anything cheesy, and this Mac and Cheese with Aged Cheddar and Breadcrumbs did not disappoint. The Polite Pig wins big points for choosing to use shell pasta rather than the noodles included in most mac and cheese recipes. The shell is able to hold more creamy cheese, and the toasted breadcrumbs on top give this dish a satisfying crunch worth every bite.
Flavorful and juicy, the Brisket was another winner of the meal. Marinated in a smoky coffee rub, this sandwich really hits the spot. The Polite Pig also features an extensive sauce bar, and we chose to squeeze a bit of Layla’s Sweet Sauce on the brisket just for fun. This tomato-based sauce gets its sweetness from a mixture of molasses, honey, and brown sugar; combined, these flavors pack a completely delicious punch that took the brisket from a 10 to an 11 instantly!
The Polite Pig is the newest eatery in the Disney Springs neighborhood, and we certainly suggest ordering a few dishes the next time you visit Orlando. Book your visit now with Exploria Resorts. Villa and condo accommodations are available at Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts, and hotel accommodations at Crown Club Inn Orlando by Exploria Resorts can be booked by visiting our Destinations Tab at the top of this page.