We just love exploring all the brunch options here at Disney World. If you are looking for a luxurious over the top brunch head to the California Grill. But if you need some good ole southern comfort food head straight to Homecomin’ Rise and Shine Southern Brunch at Chef Art Smith’s in Disney Springs. You can catch brunch here both on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. Plus if you dine in after 11 am you can also order off their lunch menu.
Homecomin’ Rise and Shine Southern Brunch Breakdown
- Service: Table-Service
- Type of Food: Southern Cooking
- Price: $$$
- Location: Disney Springs
- Disney Dining Plan: Yes, 1 Credit
- Tables In Wonderland: No
- Features: Reservations, Alcohol
- Good For: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene
- Menu: Official Disney Menu
A Look Around Homecomin’
The seating arrangement and setup was the same as you would find at dinner. We ended up eating out on the back deck which had beautiful water views.
Homecomin’ Rise and Shine Southern Brunch Dishes
Here is a look at some of the items we tried out here.
Mini Iced Doughnuts
Feast your eyes on fresh mini iced doughnuts piled with pecans, bacon and drizzled with house-made caramel or dusted with sugar and served with spiced cane syrup and seasonal fruit. It comes as a plate of three and you can pick between the two flavors. Unable to decide, we got two powdered sugar and one with pecans and bacon.
Of the two, the classic powdered sugar won our hearts. While we loved the pecans and maple syrup of the other, the bacon was an interesting mix we just weren’t quite sure of.
I went for the Hallelujah Biscuit off the menu. I choose to pair it with a side of fresh cut fruit. It was everything I hoped for and then some. It’s a whole lot of cheesy, bacon, egg goodness. To be exact this is an open-faced biscuit topped with Chef Art’s famous fried chicken, two over-easy eggs, pimento cheese, pecan-smoked bacon and smothered in sawmill gravy.
There is a lot of protein mixed in here with the egg, bacon, and fried chicken. With Homecomin’ you just can’t go wrong with any entree that includes the fried chicken. Their secret is a 24-hour buttermilk brine and it’s absolutely divine.
My husband went with the classic bacon and egg breakfast. This is called Grand-Daddy Plate. It’s a plate of three eggs any-style, pecan-smoked bacon, griddled country ham, cheddar cheese drop biscuit and choice of two sides.
For the side on this dish, it’s extra bacon and the Potato Gratin Mash. The potatoes were insanely creamy packed with butter and cheese. It was almost so runny it was close to a soup consistency.
Thick slices of griddled bread dusted with powdered sugar and served with spiced cane syrup and seasonal fruit. If you are a french toast fan this dish is a must get.
Short Rib Hash
Two sunny side up eggs over our short rib hash with grilled corn succotash, potatoes, onions, red bell and Fresno peppers for a bit of a kick. Served with a cheddar cheese drop biscuit and choice of side. This one fell pretty flat for me, it had a crock pot gravy taste to the short rib. Overall it was very mushy and just not what I was expecting. I thought it would be more like grill potatoes.
Homecomin’ Rise and Shine Southern Brunch Recommendation
Want more dining tips? Check out our Best Disney World Restaurants recommendations along with Worst Disney Dining Sit Down Restaurants. If you are visiting with young ones read our Best Places to Eat with Kids at Disney World. If you have eaten at Homecomin’ Brunch please share your experiences in the comment section below!
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