*This post contains dining reviews took place in November and December 2019. It includes information about gluten free options, in addition to dairy free, fish/shellfish free, cabbage free, peanut free, hazelnut free, and chicken & turkey free options.
Dinner at Three Bridges Bar & Grill
Three Bridges Bar & Grill, located at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, has quickly become one of our favorite new restaurants on Disney property. Both Brandon and I love the food, the low-key atmosphere, and the affordable prices. Recently, we stopped by Three Bridges Bar & Grill a few times, once with my friend Christy from Pack Your Pixie Dust and another just before the December holidays.
Three Bridges Bar & Grill is located in the middle of Lago Dorado – the large lake at Coronado Springs Resort. And, the restaurant itself is actually inside a building labeled Villa del Lago.
The location feels remote yet close to everything. We always enjoy the nice stroll on the bridges that connect the restaurant to the mainland.
Three Bridges Bar & Grill offers al fresco dining. That means there is no inside dining room. While everything is open to the water and elements, don’t let this deter you from dining there. When it’s chilly out, they offer heaters, and when it’s really warm out, they have lots of fans to help keep you cool.
Both Brandon and I especially love dining here in the evening time just after sunset. The views from the restaurant are incredible, and it’s just a really lovely and pleasant way to enjoy a meal.
We do prefer eating at the traditional tables at the restaurant, but you can also sit at their standard bar area for drinks and food. There are lots of different seating options in the restaurant, which is great.
The biggest reason we go to Three Bridges Bar & Grill is the food! After our first visit, Brandon and I were a bit obsessed with signature burger which is truly phenomenal.
The restaurant does offer an allergy-friendly menu. But, I would highly encourage you to speak directly with a chef. The though menu doesn’t list many gluten free items, almost the entire menu can be easily made gluten free (including sandwiches).
We usually speak with Chef Paul when we dine at Three Bridges Bar & Grill. Formerly at Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts and the Hangar Bar in Disney Springs, you can expect Chef Paul to ensure you have great, safe options to choose from. On both visits, he went over the options for us. But, of course, both Brandon and I have a hard time NOT getting the burger.
On both visits, both Brandon and I couldn’t resist the Three Bridges Signature Burger. It comes with crispy potato, Manchego cheese, roasted garlic-lemon aïoli, arugula, and tomato served with smoked paprika fries or fruit.
If you’re gluten free, the chefs will swap out the bun for a gluten free one (currently Bloomfield Farms brand) and fry the crispy potato and French fries in a dedicated fryer. If you’re dairy free and gluten free, the only modification needed is to omit the cheese (and swap the bun out). On both visits, my burgers were gluten free and dairy free.
Brandon’s burger was exactly as is on the menu, including the regular gluten-filled bun, with his fries being made in the dedicate fryer. His meal was fish/shellfish free, peanut free, hazelnut free, cabbage free, and chicken & turkey free.
On our second visit, our burgers took just a little bit longer to prepare. As we learned from Chef Paul, this is because they now use the allergy-friendly fryer to fry gluten free churros, in addition to the other allergy-friendly fried items. The gluten free churros do contain dairy. So, if you’re dairy free or have other allergy concerns with the Cup4Cup flour being used in the churros, you’ll want to have the chef prepare a fresh pot of oil to fry your fries safely.
On our first visit, Christy from Pack Your Pixie Dust ordered the Grilled Sirloin Steak which was served on gluten free & dairy free Bloomfield Farms buns with pepper relish, 63° egg, and a chimichurri sauce on the side.
Christy and I shared samples of our meals with each other. And, we both agreed that while the steak was good, the burger was much better in terms of flavor. I do recommend asking for the chimichurri sauce (which we were told is not a regular accompaniment with the steak) to go with the sandwich. Both Christy and I thought the dish was too sweet without another sauce to compliment the sweet pepper relish. If you are a steak lover, this is a nice option.
We just can’t quit the outstanding signature burger at Three Bridges Bar & Grill. Both Brandon and I love the flavors, and we really enjoy everything about the restaurant. One of these days, I will actually order something else besides the burger! There are a lot of other options, like the chicken wings, that I’d definitely like to try in the future. If you crave a good burger in a relaxed setting, you can’t go wrong with Three Bridges Bar & Grill. One word of note, this restaurant is only open for dinner daily.
Have you been to Three Bridges Bar & Grill? What did you enjoy when you dined there?