Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’: Walt Disney World Dining Review

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’: Walt Disney World Dining Review

Comfort food so good, make you wanna slap your momma! Friends, I am not sure I can describe the deliciousness of this menu. It. Will. Change. Your. Life. {Yes, that’s dramatic. No, I don’t care.} Located at Disney Springs® Area at Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, this incredibly popular location requires your immediate attention.

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Like any Table Service location Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) are required. You’ll want to snag that ADR as soon as possible. {Currently, ADRs can be made 60 days prior to arrival.} When we visited in September 2020, reservations filled up days in advance and they refused any walk-up dining.

The atmosphere feels like farmhouse chic, and the menu matches with a comfort food base but elevated to give a fine dining vibe. It is super kid-friendly, but brings a drink list worth a look. {And a taste or two. There is also an outdoor bar with seating for walk up drinks and a “grab-n-go” menu.} The service was Southern-friendly. The décor is full of details {I especially like the nod to hens} and you could spend time just looking around if interior design is your jam.

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Women’s Room
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Men’s Room

Let’s drool over the menu, shall we? Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. We dined at dinner time so I’ll walk you through what we enjoyed. We tried the Bunch of Puppies from the appetizer menu and they ranked in some of the best hushpuppies I’ve had. Middle K {my 10-year-old chef in the making} will tell you they are the best she’s had.

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Bucket of Puppies {Hushpuppies}

We skipped the sandwich menu, but I hear the Fried Chicken Sandwich and the HFK Barbeque Bun are delish. I’ll add them to my next visit. There are soups and entrée-sized salads to choose from, but Husband and I were there to EAT. So we skipped that option too.

I ordered the Country Fried Steak and Husband enjoyed Art’s Famous Fried Chicken. Our kids had a cheeseburger {Little K is 4, and picky}, Momma’s Mac and Cheese, and the kid’s Fried Chicken Sandwich. Everyone was more than happy and we all boxed up leftovers to take back to our resort. Friends, let me share that this food tastes like it came right out of your grandma’s kitchen if your grandma was a southern comfort food cooking queen. There was no hint of “restaurant-y” flavor, it was so real and authentic.

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Art’s Famous Fried Chicken
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Country Fried Steak
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Kid’s Chicken Sandwich
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Momma’s Mac and Cheese

We will go again for sure, and I am recommending it to any clients who want some great food.

Family Favorite

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I took this pick, with the Hummingbird Cake. A giant portion of this memory-filled dessert was just what I dreamed it would be. Traditional Hummingbird cake is a pineapple-banana cake with cream cheese frosting. Chef Art slices up three layers perfectly flavored and moist. I took a few bites for nostalgia and boxed the rest to enjoy at breakfast the next day. {Worth it!}

All of our kiddos raved about the ice cream and donuts.

Oerther Rank

Grown UpsKids
{Oerther Rank Scale: 1 – we could skip it , 3 – we would go again, 5 – not to be missed, ever.}
LocationThe Landing at Disney Springs®
ServiceTable Service
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Disney Dining Plan1 Table Service Dining credit
Recommended AudienceFamilies, Kids
MenuFull Menu

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