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The Polite Pig

 

 

This is not your Dad’s BBQ (more on that later)! The Polite Pig at Disney Springs calls itself “modern BBQ” and I would definitely agree with that.

 

Corn at Polite Pig

There are over 10 market side options at The Polite Pig - this is the grilled street corn. Photo by Brett Svenson

 

Pigment, you may not want to join me for this one...

 

If you tend to enjoy adventure in your BBQ, this place is probably for you. In Oklahoma, we like our BBQ sweet, it’s not too spicy, mmmmm... Sorry, back to the article. The Polite Pig is not typical BBQ, sure it has many of the same foods, but they have a coffee rub on their brisket!!!! Coffee!!!

 

If that just made your mouth water, or if made you curious, then you probably want to give it a try!

Polite Pig

Walt Disney World quick-service has come a long way recently. Quick-service used to mean burgers and fries, but not anymore. There are fries on The Polite Pig menu (but their BBQ Waffle Fries) but there isn’t a burger on the whole menu.

 

The Polite Pig Door

The Polite Pig is in Disney Springs, next door to The Disney Corner and Harley-Davidson in the Town Center. Photo by Brett Svenson

What to Expect

When you enter the Polite Pig you’ll notice that it looks like a industrial warehouse. The ventilation pipes are exposed and there is a lot of open space.

 

There is a bar (which is where Dad ate) and both indoor and outdoor seating.

 

Since this is quick-service you order at the counter. From the counter you can see the smoker where all the meats are cooked. You can even see the kitchen where the food is being made.

 

Brisket, Ribs, Sausage, Chicken (MMMMM. . . ) among other items are available, but they are a little fancier than standard BBQ. The Disney site calls it, “New twists on local favorites.”

 

The beer, wine, cocktails, and bourbon bar menus give a lot of options as well.

 

Polite Pig Menu

Order your food at the counter before going to find a seat! Photo by Brett Svenson

Location

The Polite Pig is located in the Town Center and near the entrance to the Lime Garage.

 

Meal at The Polite Pig

The Half Chicken from the smoker, with jalapeño cornbread, mac and cheese, and BBQ cauliflower. Photo by Brett Svenson

Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast is not served and the lunch and dinner menus are exactly the same. If you want to see what the Polite Pig is cooking, check out the menu.

 

Kegs at The Polite Pig

The Polite Pig has a large variety of beer, wine, cocktails, and bourbon. Photo by Brett Svenson

Advanced Dining Reservations

This is a quick-service restaurant and ADRs are not required or accepted. However, it does get pretty busy here so if you’re going during main meal times, expect to wait for a table.

Dad's Advanced Dining Reservations page

 

Polite Pig Sauce Bar

Pick your flavor at the self-service Sauce Bar. Photo by Brett Svenson

The Disney Dining Plan

Even though this is a quick service restaurant, it is not cheap. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan this a great use of your quick-service credit!

Dad's Disney Dining Plan page

 

Sweet Potato Tots

TThe sweet potato tots are sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Photo by Brett Svenson

Extra Fun

 

Look around and see all of the pig-style theming while you’re eating your lunch. I think I even saw pig hoofprints on the ground.

 

Pigment, is that you? I really don’t think you want to be here.

 

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Dad’s Bottom Line

 

Dad prefers the BBQ that he’s used to. You know, the sweet and not too spicy type from Oklahoma. I didn’t dislike the Polite Pig, but it wasn’t the flavors that I’m used to.

 

Check out my video and written review here.

 

While the Polite Pig might be a bit too “modern” for Dad’s tastes, that doesn’t mean it won’t be the perfect BBQ joint for yours!