If you’re looking for some down home, Southern style cooking while at Walt Disney World, look no further than Crossroads at House of Blues at Disney Springs. The restaurant is located in Disney Springs Westside across from Disney Quest. If you aren’t quite sure where that is, follow the walkways and head toward the big white building that houses Cirque du Soliel and the restaurant will be on your right. Also, you can’t miss the “rusty old” water tower which stands above restaurant itself.
The menu at the House of Blues was created by acclaimed celebrity chef, Aaron Sanchez, of Food Network fame, and offers something for everyone. Included on the menu are such delicacies as jambalaya, bacon wrapped meatloaf, shrimp and grits, steaks and big juicy burgers. Even the pickiest of eaters are sure to find something from the vast array of entrees on the menu. For a full menu, click here.
When approaching the entrance to the restaurant, you may see what looks like a check-in podium on the lefthand side of the front porch of the building. From what we have been told, that is for walk-ups only and we have always been directed to the check-in desk just inside the restaurant itself. After checking in, take a moment to look around at all of the funky/odd/cool details around you.
There are shoes all the way around the doors and on the ceiling itself:
Although there isn’t a lot of seating in the area, there are some benches for guests:
There are many different seating areas in the restaurant and all have a unique “setting” such as what some call the “fire room” which has a red glow:
The food served at Crossroads House of Blues is Southern-style and the menu includes such items as Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Cornbread with Maple Butter, Jambalaya and much more!
The House of Blues is on the Disney Dining Plan and requires one table service credit per guest. If you are paying out of pocket, this is still a good choice for someone on a budget. Visitors should remember that they are at a major tourist attraction and they will pay more than you would at one of your local eateries. But, some of the entrees are large portions and could be shared.
Hours: Hours vary so it is best to call the restaurant directly for operating hours. Phone: (407) 934-2583
For a more detailed review and more pictures of Crossroads at House of Blues, you can read Magical DIStractions team member, Lisa Mc’s, review here.
**Please note that September 29, 2015 marked the official name change of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs! As has been previously reported by Magical DIStractions, there will now be four different “neighborhoods” within Disney Springs. The Landing, Town Center, Marketplace and West Side will be fully complete in 2016.
Once an official map of Disney Springs becomes available to us, we will post the map to our site. In the meantime, you may notice that we reference the “old” areas of Downtown Disney as West Side and Marketplace. This should be helpful to you when planning your time at Disney Springs while we anxiously await the new map.