OK, who’s in the mood for a burger, fries and a shake?
You, too? Then join us at Disney’s newest burger joint, D-Luxe Burger!
Newly opened in the Town Center of Disney Springs (and by “newly” we mean TODAY!!!), D-Luxe Burger is a Disney owned and operated location specializing in gourmet burgers made with signature blend patties, freshly cut fries (with TONS of sauces), and artisanal gelato shakes — including “adult” versions.
So, yes — it’s that classic combo, indeed. But there’s definitely more than a twist or two involved…
Are you hungry yet?
Excellent… then let’s step into D-Luxe Burger and check things out!
So, where exactly IS D-Luxe Burger?
Well, since literally EVERYTHING is brand new in the Town Center of Disney Springs, it’s a bit difficult to provide a well-known landmark. Perhaps this handy new Disney Springs Guide Map will help you (Just click to enlarge. D-Luxe Burger is Number 54 in the orange grouping on the map).
Ever since Disney described the setting as “eclectically comfortable Florida ranch-inspired,” I’ve been wondering exactly what that means 🙂 . And now we know!
The interior is rustic and homey (and yep, “eclectically comfortable,” as promised!). It reminds me of comfort food restaurants I’ve enjoyed in Dallas and Nashville, and gives a modern farmhouse feel.
Be sure to look up and check out the sweet ceiling tiles, high beams, and cool lighting fixtures.
And of course, it’s filled with more than a touch or two of Disney whimsy and good ol’ storytelling!
Indoor seating offers a mix of both tables and booths.
And for those who need a little modern-day mixed in with their old-fashioned ranch settings, the “bar” seating has outlets and USB plug-ins.
Oh, and just in case you were wondering… 😉
The indoor fireplace is so cozy I think I’ll look forward to sitting near it even during a Florida August. (How many Hidden Mickeys can YOU spy in the wood pile?)
That said, the covered outdoor seating offers some lovely views of the springs that are the focal point of the new Town Center.
Alright, Cowpokes! We’ve had our look around. Now it’s time to order up…
… and hunker down ‘fer a bite or two!
D-Luxe Burger is considered a counter-service restaurant, and does take the Disney Dining Plan with one quick service credit.
It’s all burgers, fries and shakes at D-Luxe Burger! And if you’re craving the traditional take, it can be all yours with an order of the Classic Cheeseburger, Fresh-Cut Fries, and a good ol’ Vanilla, Chocolate, or Strawberry Shake.
But a closer look at the menu reveals that there’s much more to it. Let’s start with the burgers: aside from the Classic, gourmet variations include the El Diablo Burger, Barbecue Burger, and the Southern Classic Burger. (All burgers are signature blend ground beef patties including brisket, angus, chuck, and shortrib. The El Diablo also includes chorizo in the blend).
For guests not into red meat, the Cluck Burger (a ground chicken patty) and the Veggie Burger are options as well.
And here are the options for the Lil’ Cowpokes in your party.
Fresh-Cut Fries are served with your choice of dipping sauces: Garlic Ranch, Horseradish, Chipotle Mayo, 3 Mustard and Honey, Buffalo Blue Cheese, and Curry Ketchup. (Yes — we got them all!)
You may choose to wash your meal down with a beer, hard soda, hard cider, or wine.
Or, of course, Fountain Sodas or Iced Tea.
And finally, we have the Shakes. You gotta respect a menu where the choices of Artisanal Gelato Shakes outnumber the entrees and sides altogether 🙂 ! The requisite Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry have a few unexpected neighbors on the menu like S’mores, Cake, and Salted Caramel.
Twists custom-made for grownups include a Vanilla Porter Shake, Godiva Chocolate and Strawberry Malt, and Smoked Bourbon Gelato Shake. And Floats also factor into the menu, with Orange, Root Beer and Cherry Coke varieties (along with alcoholic versions of the Root Beer and Orange).
There’s just one dessert option (ok, NOT counting all those shakes, that is!), but when it’s Red Velvet Burger Macarons, do you really need more 😉 ?
Sooo… what did we get?
I’m glad you asked! We started with the Southern Classic Burger.
Like the other beef options, this one starts with the signature blend beef patty: a mix of brisket, angus, chuck, and short rib.
It’s topped with Fried-Green Tomatoes, Pimento Cheese, Lettuce, and Bacon.
In a word, it’s HUGE. In a few more words ;), the burger itself was cooked perfectly to a pink center. It was SUPER juicy and tender, with the highlight of the toppings being those fried-green tomatoes, wonderfully prepared to a golden brown.
But that’s not the only one we tried… presenting, El Diablo!!
This one is made with that same signature blend beef patty, but with the addition of spicy Chorizo sausage. Toppings include Fried Banana Peppers, Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, and Chipotle Mayo.
As you may have surmised by that list, this one is ABSOLUTELY for the Heat Seekers! It carries a great, spicy heat that we just loved.
Of course, what’s a burger without FRENCH FRIES?
These fresh, thick, skin-on fries taste as good as they look… except they’re made even better with the six choices of Dipping Sauce! Going clockwise from the top left, we’ve got Chipotle Mayo, Curry Ketchup, Buffalo Blue Cheese, 3 Mustard and Honey, Garlic Ranch and Horseradish.
Honestly, there’s not a dud in the bunch — this is all about personal preference. So if you have trouble deciding, you may want to ask for more than one (there was no extra charge to try all six!).
For further accompaniment 😉 , we couldn’t resist the Smoked Bourbon Gelato Shake. This was due to both the Cast Member recommendation as well as the BACON GARNISH!
Coming in at 14 bucks, this is for sure a vacation splurge. But you may find the smooth, chocolately, sweet-and-salty blend with a NICE kick from the bourbon to be well worth it!
We also grabbed a S’mores Shake. I loved the whipped cream in addition to the mini marshmallows on top!
You really can taste the difference with the choice of gelato over ice cream. It is unbelievably thick and creamy.
And finally, for that ONE dessert option we mentioned… the Red Velvet Burger Macaron.
This one is pretty underwhelming. The “looks like a burger but it’s really NOT! HA HA HA HA!” trend peaked about five years ago, so I was kind of shocked when this came out of the bag.
The taste was fine, but D-Luxe Burger has such a comfort food, southern-feel, simple-but-awesome flavor thing going on, they could have easily done an awesome house-made cobbler or something similar for their dessert option. I’m not sure I’d spend $5 on this again.
As a reminder — D-Luxe Burger does accept the Disney Dining Plan for Counter Service meals.
But here’s the thing: there are SEVEN new eateries opening up in Disney Springs today alone. So sadly, we had to wrap up our first visit to D-Luxe Burger. But it won’t be the last…
I think it’s safe to say that D-Luxe Burger has started things off with a BANG in regards to eats here in the BRAND NEW Town Center of Disney Springs! The bulk of the area formerly known as Downtown Disney has long relied on outside vendors for its dining options. And while we look forward to welcoming more of those, I think we’ve been especially looking forward to seeing what the Disney owned and operated spots such as D-Luxe Burger would bring to the Disney Springs table.
While we expected great theming — and the setting here at D-Luxe Burger certainly doesn’t disappoint — we’re happy to report that D-Luxe Burger delivers an A-Game when it comes to food as well…except that dessert option, but you can always indulge in a gelato shake instead. So we happily welcome you, D-Luxe Burger!
And we also welcome the entire new Town Center of Disney Springs!! We’ll see you all back here real soon…
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