Sometimes when we visit Disney World, we want to explore the flavors of foreign lands and dine in the countries at World Showcase, while other times we want delicious seafood or an elegant steak. However, sometimes, you just want some delicious homestyle barbecue with savory sides that makes you feel like you are at a backyard party. While there are a bunch of places that offer barbecue chicken or some ribs, here are our favorite places to have barbecue at Disney World!
Trail’s End (Fort Wilderness)
This restaurant is the definition of a hidden gem and is secreted away on the shores of Bay Lake at the campground. Guests not staying at the resort can access the restaurant by either the internal bus system or by taking a boat from the Magic Kingdom. Guests are able to dine here for all three meals, but lunch and dinner is where you’ll be treated to some amazing homestyle barbecue. Guests will be able to sample perfectly fried chicken, barbecue chicken, ribs, as well as delectable sides like baked beans and cornbread. A perfect addition to a meal here is a signature moonshine cocktail from the attached Crockett’s Tavern!
Flame Tree BBQ (Animal Kingdom)
Situated on Discovery Island before the entrance to Dinoland, U.S.A., Flame Tree BBQ has been tempting guests who arrive early at the park as the smokers begin their work early (something this writer found out on a recent runDisney weekend when running though the park). This is a counter-service restaurant, but there is a bunch of nearby seating available. Guests can dine on a rib dinner, barbecue chicken, pulled pork, a platter containing all three, as well as a pulled pork sandwich, or macaroni and cheese topped with pulled pork. Guests looking to save time can even place their orders using Mobile Ordering through the My Disney Experience app.
Polite Pig (Disney Springs)
Slinging meals for lunch and dinner, guests choosing to dine here can find a plethora of delicious offerings — burnt ends meatballs, chicken wings, as well as pork shoulder, brisket, ribs, a BBQ cheddar sausage, smoked turkey breasts, or a butcher board featuring a selection of the above offerings. Guests can also find these options available in sandwiches served with pickles and cole slaw! Guests will want to save room for sides, as there is a bevy of choices. The hardest part of a meal here is going to be choosing dessert — red velvet cake, orange blossom pie, or a buttermilk chess pie!