American Q is a new must stop restaurant at Walt Disney World. Located inside the B Resort & Spa, it has a modern barbecue concept led by Chef Justin Leo. Leo and his team are dedicated to providing high quality meats, sides, and sausages. As often as possible, they source from local farms and make items from scratch.
We were recently invited for a special dinner hosted by Chef Justin. He took us through an evening’s meal on a Wednesday, which means we were treated to the new Swine & Spirits program. It features a Tangerine and Whiskey-Brined Suckling pig, or as I like to call it “bacon wrapped bacon.”
But I’m getting ahead of myself. The evening started at the bar where I enjoyed a Cherry Maple Manhattan. Its a bacon infused 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, cherry liqueur, maple syrup & Angostura bitters. Speaking of bacon, there’s a slice Swine Candy served in the drink.
You can order a whole side of Swine Candy, smoked bacon roasted with molasses & spice ’til crunchy, at the bar. It was, by-far, my favorite item of the night. Also from the bar were a plate of Deviled blue crab & remoulade stuffed eggs. You won’t find a tastier deviled egg in Orlando.
A whole compliment of meats were also brought out to the table. I particularly enjoyed the smoked turkey, beef brisket, and flank steak. I would also be remiss if I failed to mention the Macaroni & Cheese and other sides on the Flatbed Buffet. I would have gone back for seconds if I wasn’t saving room to try all the meats.
There’s no other restaurant on Disney property quite like American Q. Like a standard buffet, there’s a selection of side dishes that are bound to please, but unlike other restaurants, at American Q the entree meats come to you at the table. If you’ve ever dined at a Brazilian churrascaria BBQ the concept is the same.
While American Q isn’t quite in the same category as Ohana or Boma, if you can’t get a reservation at either of those, you’ll be more than satisfied with American Q.
Available now, guests can enjoy promotional specialty nights, such as “Meatless Mondays,” “Prime Rib Tuesdays” and “Swine & Spirits” on Wednesdays. Each special is offered weekly.
Every Monday, American Q “goes green” with enhanced vegetarian offerings. Guests can take advantage of the restaurant’s Flatbed Buffet for $19.95; without meat options, guests enjoy signature, vegetarian-style eats like Smoked Tofu Chili, Veggie-Friendly Soup, Baked Potato Bar, Full Salad Bar, Baked Beans, Mac ‘n Cheese and Spinach Gratin, as well as endless tableside carvings of our Grilled Cauliflower Steak and Vegetable Brochette, among many other vegetarian options.
Prime Rib Tuesdays
On Tuesdays, dinner is prime time for meat lovers. During Prime Rib Tuesdays, guests who purchase the Flatbed Buffet will also enjoy all-you-can-eat Smoked Prime Rib with Cajun onions, straight from the rodízio, for no additional charge. Make sure to visit early as this promotion is offered “until it lasts” and is provided at no upcharge to guests who purchase the flatbed buffet.
Swine & Spirits
On Wednesdays, guests who purchase the Flatbed Buffet can unwind with a complimentary beverage and savor American Q’s take on the whole roasted pig. Guests may choose from two ways to indulge: purchase the Flatbed Buffet for the regular price, and in addition to the usual tableside carvings, enjoy unlimited servings of our Tangerine and Whiskey-Brined Suckling Pig, along with a complimentary featured spirit that changes each week.
The Flatbed Buffet is available for $34.95 per person (tax and gratuity not included) for adults and $10 for children under the restaurant’s “seven chickens tall” threshold (approximately 4 feet 7 inches). There is also a regular a la carte menu, but I recommend going the Flatbed Buffet direction, at least on your first visit.
The restaurant is open daily for breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The bar is open Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon. A daily Happy Hour features half off drinks and is available from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the bar. For reservations, and for lunch hours, please call 407.827.3080.
Self and valet parking are free. It’s a short walk from Downtown Disney, but from elsewhere on property you might want to take a cab.