Today, we’re heading back to Disney Springs for a lunch break at D-Luxe Burger!
With so many options newly opened at Disney Springs, sometimes it can be hard to make a decision. But we LOVE LOVE LOVED D-Luxe for their delicious Burgers, Hand-Cut Fries, interesting array of Dipping Sauces, and Gelato Shakes from our very first visit opening day.
Pricey? Yes, a bit. But we thought the uptick in quality made it WAY worth the pricetag.
The quick service spot has been open for a few months now, and you might not be surprised to know we’ve been back a few more times 😉
Join us as we share photos and impressions of our follow up visits!
If you’re looking for D-Luxe, you’ll find it centrally located in Town Center, Disney Springs’ newest neighborhood. Park in the Orange or Lime Garage; the walk is about the same distance from both.
As you’re looking at Guest Services in the heart of Town Center, D-Luxe is just to the left.
Step inside and you’ll see rustic finishes and lots of “evidence” to support D-Luxe’s backstory as the former site of a Florida cattle ranch. You can read more details and see a full tour here.
Even though D-Luxe is pricey, it’s still a counter service restaurant. You’ll order your food at the registers in the front, where you’ll receive a pager…
…And pick up everything around the corner.
There’s plenty of seating, both inside and outside.
But here’s a little tip — if you’re looking for a restroom, you’ll find it across the way. There are actually no bathrooms in the building that houses D-Luxe. (Hey. It could be worse. This is old Florida. I could have sent you to an outhouse.)
Care to see what we enjoyed this time? Let’s take a look.
On our previous visit, it was a regular meat fest. We couldn’t wait to dig into some of the beef burgers.
D-Luxe’s other claims to fame are their Gelato Shakes. We tried two different varieties the last time — S’Mores and the boozy Smoked Bourbon. Both were delicious, but the Smoked Bourbon gained the slight edge. Why? Um, Bacon Garnish, of course.
We were so impressed with the thick, creamy, decadent Gelato Shakes (there is a big difference! Soooo unbelievably creamy!) during our first visit, we had a try another version this time. We went with the Cake Gelato Shake.
To be honest, my friend chose this one, and I thought, ho-hum. I mean, how awesome can something parading as something else really be?
Lemme tell you. VERY. Very awesome.
I don’t know what kind of Disney magic they wave over this thing, but it truly tasted like birthday cake in a shake form. I couldn’t stay out of it, and ultimately, drank way more than my share.
We actually enjoyed the Burgers you are about to see over two different visits. Just a little disclaimer, because we went in radically different directions with our choices during these trips to D-Luxe.
Because we had previously tried some of the beef options on the menu, I thought it might be nice to explore the lighter side of D-Luxe the second time out, so we went with the Veggie Burger.
The Patty here, made up of Grains, Veggies, and Beans, was huge, and spilled over the edges of the bun.
A cross-section shows that the Veggies aren’t just in the burger, but on top of it, too. The sandwich comes amply garnished with Green Beans, Lettuce, Tomato, and Tzatziki Sauce.
And here’s the deal — this time I DIDN’T love it. The Tzatziki was very thick as though it was made with Greek yogurt, and hadn’t been thinned with anything. It also tasted strongly of Dill without any Cucumber flavor.
I love dill. A lot. But this was too much for me.
I think I would have really liked the burger had I requested the (very crisp) Green Beans and Tzatziki on the side. I think a combo of Lettuce, Tomato, Avocado, and maybe a sauce would have been perfect here. Next time, I’ll know.
While no one in my party chose the Cluck Burger, I was able to snag a pic.
The Ground Chicken Patty is topped with Garlic Herb Sauce, Avocado, Tomato, and Lettuce, and represents another lighter option on the D-Luxe menu.
But you didn’t think we could stop with just two visits to D-Luxe recently, right?? Because just a few weeks ago, I was back in the neighborhood yet again!
While we’ve enjoyed a good variety here, I was done trying the “lighter side,” and was out to try the burgers that sounded most amazing to me. And I knew, from the first time that I heard about it, that I had to try the El Diablo Burger ASAP. It didn’t disappoint.
The spicy meat patty, a combo of D-Luxes proprietary Beef Blend and Chorizo, was so full of flavor. But then, the Fried Banana Peppers on top! This one is spicy, rich, and indulgent. It’s the perfect vacay burger if you like foods with a little zip, like I do.
Then I had to get the Classic BBQ Burger. The Signature Blend Burger is topped with a Fried Onion Ring, Smoked Gouda, BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, and Bacon. This one came highly recommended by the cast member from whom I ordered, and it was SPOT. ON.
I really thought the spicy Diablo would be my favorite, but the Classic BBQ won me over 100%.
I’ve seen a lot of negativity about D-Luxe pricing, and I agree; a meal here is going to set you back more than some other counter service spots. (Though it’s a GREAT deal on the Disney Dining Plan.) But in terms of the quality, I think it’s worth it. These are some of the best burgers, fries, and shakes that we’ve had anywhere, but especially at Disney.
Having said that, I think they need to go back to the drawing board on the standard Veggie Burger toppings. If you’re ordering this one, my advice would be to customize your toppings, unless you’re a really big fan of crispy veggies and dill. The sweet spot here is definitely for meat lovers. I would get the BBQ Classic burger again and again.
Now, I’d love to hear from you! What do you think of D-Luxe Burger? Leave a comment and let us know if you’ll be trying any of these items soon!
One of our recent D-Luxe Burger visits (veggie burger and cluck burger) happened as part of a media event sponsored by Disney. However, we were under no obligation to review D-Luxe positively, and our views are our own. Read more in our Disclosure Policy.