Best Places To Find Barbecue In Walt Disney World

Roundup Rodeo BBQ Menu

Nothing says “summer holiday” in the U.S.A. like a good barbecue meal. Slow cooked and smoked meats, creamy macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob and more find themselves on the menu of many households for small and large gatherings. If you’ll be spending Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day weekend at Walt Disney World and don’t want to miss out on a typical hearty American meal, check out these restaurants for the best places to find barbecue in Walt Disney World.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue – EPCOT

There are so many quality dining locations at EPCOT, but if you’re searching for the best barbecue, Regal Eagle in the American Adventure Pavilion truly has some of the best. Passersby are lured by the smell of the slow-smoked ribs, chicken, and brisket while angus burgers and jackfruit burgers are also on the menu. Choose from traditional barbecue sides like baked beans, mac and cheese, and onion rings. Regal Eagle offers many allergy-friendly items making this dining location ideal for parties of all ages and food preferences. Choose to cool off indoors or grab a picnic table outside to enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the World Showcase.

Epcot Regal Eagle
Would you care to try this brisket sandwich with cucumber salad from Regal Eagle? Photo by Disney

Flame Tree Barbecue – Animal Kingdom

Located on Discovery Island on the way to Dinoland U.S.A. in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Flame Tree Barbecue is one of my personal favorite restaurants in the Walt Disney World Parks. Choose from slow marinated chicken and pulled pork sandwiches and platters as well as St. Louis ribs. For a hearty entrée, try the baked macaroni and cheese topped with pulled pork, onion rings, and coleslaw. Open for lunch and dinner, Flame Tree Barbecue is great for a midday meal or late dinner before heading back to your resort.

Flame Tree BBQ
Flame Tree Barbecue’s signature baked macaroni and cheese is a hearty dish that is filling enough to share! Photo by Disney

Rodeo Roundup BBQ – Hollywood Studios

Newly opened in Hollywood Studios, Rodeo Roundup BBQ is found in and appropriately themed to Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This table service restaurant not only entertains guests with its larger-than-life atmosphere, but also serves delicious family-style meals that include each guest’s choice of dessert. It’s the perfect place to have a meal while still enjoying the Magic of Disney!

House-Smoked Meat Platter from Roundup Rodeo BBQ
This house-Smoked Meat Platter from Roundup Rodeo BBQ offers guests a little bit of everything to try!

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue – Fort Wilderness

Dinner and a show is a great way to unwind after a busy day and you’ll find an amazing barbecue meal along with great entertainment at Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue. Located at The Campsites at Fort Wilderness Lodge, feast on all-you-care-to-enjoy fried chicken and smoked BBQ pork ribs along with a variety of sides and a strawberry shortcake dessert! The dinner show runs three time each evening allowing you to schedule the time that best fits your itinerary.

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Chow down on this barbecue favorites meal while enjoying the singing, dancing, and comedy of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue! Photo by Disney

Whispering Canyon Café – Wilderness Lodge

Found at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Whispering Canyon Café is known for their all-you-care-to-enjoy skillets filled with barbecue favorites like brisket, pork ribs, chicken, sausage, and braised pork belly. Accompanied by traditional sides like corn on the cob, green beans, and smashed potatoes, it is guaranteed that no one will leave hungry!

Whispering Canyon Cafe - All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Skillet
Skillet featuring slow-smoked Pork Ribs, Barbecued Pulled Pork, Roasted Glazed Chicken, Oak-smoked Beef, and Western-style Sausage served with Seasonal Farm Fresh Vegetables, Mashed Yukon Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, and Cowboy-style Baked Beans available at Whispering Canyone Cafe.

The Polite Pig – Disney Springs

One of two dining locations serving barbecue in Disney Springs, The Polite Pig is centrally located near the lime parking garage. Order from the menu and dine on tender smoked meat and fish entrees and sandwiches indoors or outside on the patio.

Polite Pig
The pulled pork sandwich from The Polite Pig is topped with fennel apple slaw, tangy mustard, and Duke’s Mayo. Photo by Disney

The Smokehouse at House of Blues – Disney Springs

The Smokehouse at House of Blues offers outdoor dining on Disney Springs’ west side. Open for lunch and dinner, this quick service spot has BBQ sandwiches, turkey legs, nachos, and hot dogs along with sides, sweet treats, beer, and wine. If you’re looking for a fast, but tasty barbecue meal, check out The Smokehouse!

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In a hurry? Grab a quick bite at this BBQ Shack outside of House of Blue in Disney Springs! Photo by Disney

If you’re seeking a good barbecue meal while on your Walt Disney World vacation this summer, there are many quality dining locations from which to choose.  Have you ever had a barbecue meal at one of the above locations? Which one do you think serves the best barbecue in Disney World? Tell us in the comments below!

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Written by

Shelley Wehler

Contributing Writer

Shelley is a stay-at-home mother of two girls living outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her love of all things Disney has grown even more as she sees the magic come alive through the lens of her young daughters. She spends her free time keeping up with the latest in Disney news and daydreaming of her next trip to the parks!

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