Where to Find Moonshine and Great Food in Disney Springs? Chef Art Smith's Homecomin!!

Updated: Dec 8, 2020



Today we're back at Disney Springs for another night of great food and incredible drinks. Tonight's list is Chef Art Smith's Restaurant, Homecoming Restaurant, and the Shine Bar. Located in the Landing Disney Springs, this is one of the best places to eat at Disney Springs. Smith's Restaurant features food and dishes that are native to Florida and takes pride in the ingredients to create these dishes. This Shine Restaurant offers such favorites as Catfish, Macaroni and Cheese, Biscuits to die for, Hush Puppies, and Many other Southern Favorites, including their famous and not missed Fried chicken.




This homestyle laid back Shine Restaurant is located on the Edge of the Landing Disney Springs. It is situated on one of the spring between Morimoto's and D-Luxe Burger. The inviting Shine Restaurant offers you interior seating, seating on the porch, seating at the interior Disney Springs Bar, and finally on the patio out at the exterior Shine Bar.



For added enjoyment, during the recent remodel, a patio and outside bar ( Shine Bar ) were added to offer you more seating to enjoy Smith's Restaurant and Bar. The Shine Bar itself is the only Disney Springs Bar centered around Moonshine. Yes, the Shine Bar serves Moonshine, many versions to be enjoyed while seated on the patio or to go. The Shine Bar even has an outside bar for you to-go purchases. This fantastic Disney Springs Bar is a location you need to try.


Now you know where the Homecoming Restaurant is and that you can enjoy southern fare food and Moonshine, let's take a closer look at the food and drinks we chose. The food here at Homecoming Restaurant qualifies for the best place to eat at Disney Springs.

First, Let's take a more detailed look at our Moonshine. We tried a total of three different versions from the Shine Bar. These Moonshines can only be found here at Smith's Restaurant and Bars located at the Landing Disney Springs.

-Moonshine Margarita-

-Tequila, Moonshine with a splash of -fresh-squeezed orange and lime (16-oz or 22-oz)- Very Flavorful Margarita Moonshine was my choice, and my favorite. These 16 oz drinks pack a lot of pop, so be careful. These cocktails are more extensive than most you will find in Disney Springs Restaurants.



-Blue Hooch-

The Blue Hooch was undoubtedly the prettiest drink on the table and also the strongest by far. This light blue drink is a high-test lemonade. This drink was beautiful and lethal, but oh so enjoyable.

-Blue Flame moonshine, lemon-infused Moonshine, -blue curaçao, house-made simple syrup, -fresh lemon juice, and a splash of Sprite®. -Our strongest shine on tap (16-oz or 22-oz)-


-Rumshine Punch-

Banana, Pineapple, Blackberry, and strawberry, this fruity tropical Moonshine is smooth and boasts of the fruits incorporated into these fantastic drinks.

Strawberry RumShine,- blackberry brandy, banana liqueur, -pineapple juice, and house-made grenadine (16-oz or 22-oz)


Now that we've got our drinks here at one of the best Disney Springs Bars let's move on to the food. We had three dinners that all totally differed, so we got an excellent feeling for the overall Homecoming Restaurant Menu.



First, we had the Chopped Pork Barbecue Plate. This full-sized plate, which we had a hard time finishing, included a baked macaroni and cheese that was very flavorful. This dish is our favorite way to cook mac and cheese with the perfect crispy topping. Meanwhile, the spicy barbecue pork melted in your mouth, and the flavor didn't disappoint. Finally, this meal was all topped with a cheddar-drop biscuit to bring it all home. All of this for just $26


Next was the Catfish. We really couldn't eat at a restaurant specializing in Southern Fare without getting the Fried Catfish. This fish was fried to perfection with a Golden Brown Batter that remained crispy throughout the entire meal. Two huge pieces of fish left us full and satisfied. Hushpuppies, fries complimented the dish, and a remoulade sauce to compliment the catfish. This dish was entirely worth the $23 price tag.


Our final choice, believe it or not, was a salad with grilled chicken. Yup, The Harvest Salad with Grilled Chicken, avocado, and House-made Hushpuppies was our final dish. This salad was a perfect choice, light, and healthy. Lots of flavors came out of the fire-roasted red peppers and shredded white cheddar cheese. All of this topped with the house-made Balsamic Salad Dressing. All this for $18. The price was just right.


The three meals that we chose were a perfect combination of foods illustrating southern cooking and ingredients. I know we didn't get the fried chicken. This chicken is what Homecomin's is known for, so we chose to get items that might reveal a weakness or two in the kitchen. As we discovered, no weaknesses here, the food was terrific, and we were so full we had to take dessert to go.



For dessert, we did grab the house specialties. We took home the Hummingbird Cake and the Hamilton County Chocolate Pecan Pie.


The Hummingbird Cake is an excellent and famous banana-pineapple cake with lots of cream cheese frosting, a seasonal gastrique, and a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Sooo good. Sweet with a significant offset of the pineapple. This cake truly is a favorite. It is reasonably priced at just $12.


Our other choice was the Hamilton County Chocolate Pecan Pie. As always, this dark, sweet and thick pecan pie is just what Gram made for Sunday Dinner. This recipe comes to us from the Smith Family and has been prepared with care for 100 years. Top it with vanilla bean- ice cream, and you now have a fantastic combination. $11.00


Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'

Dinner Menu

Disney Springs, The Landing

Casual Dining

Starters

-Key West Shrimp Cocktail-

-Seasoned shrimp tossed with avocado, mango, cucumber,- and our house-made cocktail sauce. Served -with buttermilk crackers-$17.00

-Church Lady Deviled Eggs-

-HFK-style whole deviled eggs-$12.00

-Bee Haven Bay Fried Green Tomatoes-

-Shaved ham, rémoulade sauce, and dressed local greens-$14.00

-Thigh High Chicken Biscuits-

-Three biscuits topped with -Chef Art's famous fried chicken thighs- and bread and butter pickles. Drizzled with hot honey-$16.00

-Bunch of Puppies-

-House-made hushpuppies served with -pimento cheese and red jalapeño jelly-$10.00

-Okra Fries-

-Hand-cut okra, lightly battered and -crispy fried served with icebox dressing-$12.00

Buns & Such

-The Country Club-

-Grilled Chicken topped with white cheddar, -pecan-smoked bacon, red jalapeño jelly, -lettuce, and tomato on a brioche bun-$19.00

-Fried Chicken Sandwich-

-Buttermilk-brined for 24 hours and hand-battered, -dressed with hot sauce, aioli, iceberg lettuce, tomato and- bread and butter pickles served with -house-made barbecue chips drizzled with icebox dressing-$18.00

-The Art Burger-

-Two beef patties topped with American cheese, -Art's special sauce, tomato-bacon jam, -lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles on a brioche bun-$18.00

-Cuban Sandwich-

-House-smoked pork, shaved country ham, -house-made pickles, yellow mustard and -Swiss cheese pressed- between slices of fresh Cuban bread served- with house-made barbecue chips -drizzled with icebox dressing-$18.00

-HFK Barbecue Bun-

-Sweet and spicy barbecue chopped pork piled high -and topped with a fried egg -and our Southern Slaw-$18.00

-Salads & Such-

-Fried Chicken Salad-

-Crispy fried chicken over mixed greens, -pecan-smoked bacon, egg, heirloom cherry tomatoes, -red onion, and cucumber tossed -with icebox dressing, cheddar biscuit croutons, -and fresh herbs-$18.00

-Harvest Salad-

-Mixed greens tossed with fire-roasted red peppers -and corn, shredded white cheddar cheese -heirloom cherry tomatoes, and- house-made balsamic dressing. Topped with- grilled chicken, avocado, and hushpuppies-$18.00

-1981 Salad-

-Chopped iceberg and spring mix lettuce- honey ham, roasted artichoke, -tomato, Swiss cheese, and Spanish olives. -The secret is in the sauce with Worcestershire, -lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and -vinegar. Chef Art's- nod to the Tampa classic-$18.00

-Addie Mae's Chicken & Dumpling Soup-

-Simple, delicious, and filled with- house-made dumplings, chicken, -and veggies. Just like Momma -used to make-$12.00

-Main Plates-

-Art's Famous Fried Chicken-

-Buttermilk-brined for 24 hours -then perfectly fried and -served with creamy mashed potatoes,- a cheddar drop biscuit and love-$29.00

-Fried Chicken & Doughnuts-

-Two pieces of Chef Art Smith's famous fried chicken- served with house-made sugar doughnuts -and creamy mashed potatoes-$28.00

-Kitchen Plate-

-A sampling of three different -house-made sides. Yum, yum, and yummy! -$19.00

-Chopped Pork Barbecue Plate-

-Dressed with HFK sweet and spicy barbecue sauce -served with Momma's mac and cheese, -Southern slaw, and a cheddar drop biscuit-$26.00

-Fried Catfish-

-Accompanied by hushpuppies,- fries, and a side of remoulade-$23.00

-Country Fried Steak-

-Perfectly seasoned, battered then fried, -and topped with sawmill gravy served -with creamy mashed potatoes -and French green beans sautéed -with caramelized onions-$26.00

-Braised Short Ribs-

-This fancy "pot roast" is made by slow-cooking- boneless beef short ribs until they are -fork-tender. Served over -creamy mashed potatoes with a demi-glace sauce -and French green beans-$32.00

-Char-grilled Chicken-

-Two grilled chicken breasts served- with a healthy portion of sliced avocado -and a side salad with 1981 dressing-$26.00

-Sides-

-Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits-$7.00

-Creamy Mashed Potatoes-$7.00

-French Green Beans-$7.00

-Momma's Mac and Cheese-$8.00

-Southern Slaw-$6.00

-Roasted Sweet Potatoes-$7.00

-Sweetness-

-Hummingbird Cake-

-The famous pineapple-banana cake with- cream cheese frosting from Chef Art's bestselling -cookbook "Back to the Table" -served with a seasonal fruit gastrique and a scoop -of vanilla bean ice cream-$12.00

-Hamilton County Chocolate Pecan Pie-

-A 100-year-old traditional Smith Family Farm recipe -served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream-$11.00

-Shine Cake-

-Chef Art's signature dessert. An adult only butter cake -soaked with moonshine syrup served -with a seasonal fruit gastrique and- a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream-$11.00

-Doughnuts-

-Freshly made mini sugar doughnuts-$9.00

-Kids' Plates-

-Fish Sticks-

-served with a veggie and a starch-$10.00

-Fried Chicken Tenders-

-(grilled upon request)- served with a veggie and a starch-$10.00

-Cheeseburger-

-served with a veggie and a starch-$10.00

-Fried Chicken Sandwich-

-served with a veggie and a starch-$10.00

-Kids' menu items for children ages nine and younger.-

-Look for the Disney Check icon on- printed menus to find -options that meet Disney's nutrition guidelines.-

-Kid's Veggie or Starch-

-Peas and Carrots or Salad-

-Momma's Mac & Cheese or Creamy Mashed Potatoes-

- Kid's Dessert-

-Doughnuts and Ice Cream-$6.00

-Draft Beer-

-Bud Light - 16 ounces-$7.00

-Yuengling - 16 ounces-$7.50

-Blue Moon - 16 ounces-$8.50

-Bold City Duke's Cold Nose Brown Ale, -Jacksonville, FL-$9.00

-Florida Avenue IPA, Tampa, FL-$10.00

-Hidden Springs Orange Crush -American Wheat, Tampa, FL-$10.00

-Cans & Bottles-

-Miller Lite - Milwaukee, WI-$5.50

-Michelob Ultra - St. Louis, MO-$5.50

-Corona – Mexico-$6.50

-Stella Artois – Belgium-$7.50

-Keybilly Island Ale - Lakeland, FL-$8.00

-Rome City IPA - Lakeland, FL-$8.00

-Coors Light - Golden, CO-$5.50

-Cigar City Florida Cracker - Tampa, FL-$8.00

-Omission Ultimate Light - Portland, OR-$8.00

-Persimmon Hollow Blood Orange, Deland, FL-$8.00

-Angry Orchard Crisp- Apple Hard Cider - Walden, NY-$9.00

-Orlando Brewing Co. -O-Town Brown - Orlando, FL-$8.00

-Crooked Can Florida Sunshine - Winter Garden, FL-$8.00

-White Claw Flavored Hard Seltzer-$8.00

-O'Douls Non-Alcoholic, St. Louis, MO-$6.00

-Jet Sprays-

-Margarita-

-with a splash of fresh-squeezed orange-$12.00

-Sweet Tea Shine-

-Sweet tea, fresh-squeezed lemon, and moonshine-$12.00

-Crafty Moonshine & Resort Cocktails-

-Florida Crush-

-Tito's Vodka muddled with orange and strawberries- a splash of fresh-squeezed orange juice and agave syrup-$13.00

-Cucumber Cooler-

-Tito's Handmade Vodka with lime juice, -simple syrup, and crisp cucumber slices. -Just as refreshing with Hendrick's Gin-$13.00

-Royal Sangria-

-Red wine blend, fresh seasonal fruits- agave, lime juice, and blackberry brandy-$13.00

-Fig and Berries-

-Fresh muddled strawberries with Dobel Diamante Reposado Tequila- fig jam, agave, and lime juice-

$13.00

-The Local-

-RumHaven coconut water rum, -lime, simple syrup, and fresh pineapple-$13.00

-White Peach Sangria-

-Peach moonshine, La Perlina Moscato -and fresh peach puree- muddled with orange and mango garnished -with a moonshine-soaked peach wedge-$13.00

-Muleshine-

-Tim Smith's Climax Moonshine, peach puree, -fresh lime juice, and a splash of Q Spectacular Ginger Beer-$13.00

-Apple Pie A La Mode-

-Ole Smokey Apple Pie Moonshine, vanilla vodka, -apple juice, cinnamon, house-made simple syrup -and a dash of lemon-$13.00

-Moonshine Mash-

-Watermelon-infused Moonshine, fresh watermelon, -lime juice, and simple syrup-$13.00

-Floradora-

-Fords Gin, freshly muddled raspberries, -lime juice, simple syrup, and -a splash of Q Spectacular Ginger Beer-$13.00

-Old Fashioned Elder-

-Michter's Bourbon St. Germain Elderflower -a dash of bitters, garnished with an -orange peel and fancy cherry-$13.00

-Shine on Tap-

-Moonshine Margarita-

-Tequila, Moonshine with a splash of- fresh-squeezed orange and lime (16-oz or 22-oz)-

-Blue Hooch-

-Blue Flame moonshine, lemon-infused Moonshine,- blue curaçao, house-made simple syrup,- fresh lemon juice, and a- splash of Sprite®. -Our strongest shine on tap (16-oz or 22-oz)-

-Sweet Tea Shine-

-Sweet Tea, fresh-squeezed lemon, and -Moonshine (16-oz or 22-oz)-

-Rumshine Punch-

-Strawberry RumShine, blackberry brandy, -banana liqueur, pineapple juice, and- house-made grenadine (16-oz or 22-oz)-