Hey y’all! Welcome back to my blog! If you don’t follow me on Instagram (@thenorthernprepster) you may have missed my trip to Homecomin’ at Disney Springs this past Sunday. Homecomin’ invited us out to try some of their best plates and drinks. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint! I have heard so many good things over the years about Homecomin’, but never got to try it until now. Let me tell y’all, you HAVE to make time to go on your next trip to Walt Disney World!
Homecomin’ opened at Disney Springs just a little over 3 years ago. Started by celebrity chef, Art Smith, this restaurant is all about Florida agricultural heritage and is proud to be a farm-to-table restaurant. Chef Art Smith has traveled all over and has opened 4 different restaurants across the country. He was even Oprah’s personal chef – how neat is that? Needless to say he is the best of the best! This restaurant celebrates the state he calls home, and he even includes some family recipes on the menu.
The aesthetic of the restaurant is perfect for their mission and the food they sell – very farmhouse chic. I loved how welcoming it was; it truly felt like home. I also liked that they had a little merch station filled with everything from cookbooks to tee shirts. The beams in the ceiling were just gorgeous and really opened up the space!
Now let’s get into the dishes and drinks we tried! One of the selling points of Homecomin’ is their unique selection of adult beverages: aka lots of moonshine. Neither Grant nor I had tried moonshine before this day! We were excited to see they had a large selection of different flavors, something for every palette.
I decided to go with the RumShine Punch which is strawberry RumShine, blackberry brandy, banana liqueur, pineapple juice, and house-made grenadine. For someone like me who really isn’t into alcohol, I really enjoyed it! It was definitely like an alcoholic berry punch. Very refreshing and it wasn’t straight-up alcohol flavor, which I appreciate. I got the 16oz ($13), but there is also the option to get one of their 22oz refillable jumbo squeeze bottles ($22)! This makes alcoholic 22oz refills only $13 PLUS you get free fountain drinks, and both of these deals are for life when you bring your bottle with you.
Grant opted to try the White Peach Sangria ($12) which is peach moonshine, La Perlina moscato, and fresh peach puree muddled with orange and mango, garnished with a moonshine-soaked peach wedge. Grant was a huge fan! I personally didn’t like it solely because it tasted too much like orange juice for me (since I really don’t like orange juice lol). But if you’re a fan of peach and orange, this is for you! Also just wanted to mention their Blue Hooch moonshine drink, which is 128 proof. That’s around 60% alcohol, and needless to say we were too scared to try it haha. But for any of you drink connoisseurs out there, Homecomin’ is a must do! You can view the whole drink menu HERE.
We decided to get the Thigh High Chicken Biscuit appetizer ($16) since we had heard so many great things about it. And let me tell y’all… YOU HAVE TO TRY THESE. Next time I head to Homecomin’ I am definitely ordering these as my meal. These cheddar drop biscuits are topped with the Chef’s famous fried chicken thighs, house-made pickles, and drizzled with hot honey. They were PERFECTION. Between the fresh biscuit, the perfectly fried chicken, and the mouth-watering garnishes and sauce, you can’t miss out on these. My mouth is watering just thinking about them! So when you take your trip to Homecomin’, do yourself a favor and order these babies.
When it came time to order our entrees, it was so hard to choose! I ended up going with the Fried Chicken & Donuts ($27). This came with two HUGE pieces of chicken, 2 mini donuts, and side of mashed potatoes, served with maple syrup of course. I only ended up conquering one piece of the chicken, a few bites of the mashed potatoes, then Grant and I both ate a donut. I was STUFFED and it was all delicious! The chicken was fried to perfection and I liked how one piece was boneless. I made sure to try their house-made hot sauce with my chicken as well. It has a carrot base which made it refreshing and different, but still delicious! The donuts were light, yet filling, and super yummy with their sugar coating. While these came with my entree you can also get them as a dessert option, which I highly recommend!
Grant went with the Chopped Pork Barbecue Plate ($26). This dish includes chopped pork slathered with sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, Momma’s mac and cheese, and a cheddar drop biscuit. Grant’s also came with some coleslaw – it’s not listed on the menu that way but he appreciated it! This was a TON of food. He ended up taking some left over mac with us. But he really enjoyed it, especially the barbecue sauce the pork was dressed with. Check out their full lunch/dinner dining menu HERE and their weekend brunch menu HERE.
Overall, Homecomin’ is very generous with their portions, which I really respect with them being at Disney. You don’t typically see that at Disney restaurants. This would be a great spot to book for a date night, for a family vacation, or anything in between! Whether you’re coming for a full meal or just some drinks a dessert, Homecomin’ won’t disappoint! This has got to be the best Southern Kitchen in Orlando. Make sure you check them out on Instagram HERE, and check out their website to make a reservation. Thanks again to Homecomin’ for having us and letting us experience the best your restaurant has to offer.
As always, let me know of any questions down below! And comment below and let me know if you’ve been to Homecomin’ and what your favorite dish was.
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Disclaimer: This post was made in exchange for free product. All opinions are my own.