*This dining experience took place in March 2020 before the Disney Parks & Resorts closed temporarily due to COVID-19. 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, is one of our favorite resort table service restaurant locations. We absolutely love the special diets accommodations and great food. Plus, we love the al fresco dining in a quiet and peaceful dining location. On this particular visit, Brandon and I had dinner at Three Bridges Bar & Grill just a week before the Disney Parks & Resorts closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like the newly opened Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs, Three Bridges Bar & Grill has less of the Southwest flare that is featured in the rest of the resort and focuses more on Spanish inspired themes, especially with its food.
The restaurant gets its name from being located in the middle of three bridges at Coronado Springs Resort. It’s a little confusing because the location is also called Villa Del Lago, but the restaurant itself is Three Bridges Bar & Grill. We love the beautiful building and the greenery all around the restaurant’s entrance.
The restaurant features al fresco (aka outside) dining with spectacular views of the resort. It’s set in the middle of the lake, so you get a nice breeze that can be wonderful when it’s a little hot out and can make things a bit chillier in the winter months. Thankfully, Three Bridges Bar & Grill has both fans and heaters depending on the season.
On this particular visit, I managed to forget to take too many photos. If you’re interested in seeing more of the theme and restaurant decor, check out the previous posts I’ve written on the restaurant.
While we love the theme and relaxed atmosphere at Three Bridges Bar & Grill, there’s no doubt that the biggest reason we visit is the food. Both Brandon and I absolutely adore the burgers there, and even though the menu is small, the restaurant is very accommodating for guests with special dietary needs.
When you arrive, you’ll be given an allergy-friendly menu. If you’re gluten free or dairy free, don’t despair when you read the limited menu. Even though dishes are not marked safe, almost all of the dishes on the menu can be modified to be safe, especially for gluten free guests. I always recommend speaking directly to a chef about options.
On this visit, we decided to try one new dish to split as an appetizer. The Warm Manchego and Oaxaca Cheese Dip features Chorizo, Poblano Peppers, and Tortilla Chips made in a dedicated fryer. This dish is marked safe for Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies on the allergy-friendly menu, and it can be made gluten free by making the chips in a separate fryer.
Wow. If you can have dairy and love cheese dip, this is a fantastic option. Brandon was a little nervous about this dish, as he’s not a big fan of Chorizo. But, he proclaimed it one of the best cheese dips that he has ever had. I loved the rich taste of Manchego cheese, and the spice level, which was just a little spicy but not overpowering. I think our biggest complain was that we wanted more dip! This will definitely be a dish we’ll order again and again.
Both Brandon and I ordered the Three Bridges Signature Burger with Crispy Potato, Manchego Cheese, Roasted Garlic-Lemon Aioli, Arugula, and Tomato. This dish is marked safe for Fish/Shellfish and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies on the allergy-friendly menu. It can also be made gluten free by swapping out the bun and frying the components in a dedicated allergy-friendly fryer. It can be dairy free by omitting the cheese (that’s the only modification needed!). The burgers we got were also safe for chicken & turkey allergies and cabbage too (Brandon’s additional allergies).
This is a must get every time we go to Three Bridges Bar & Grill. The burgers are phenomenal, and we both absolutely adore everything about them. I think it’s truly the best burger on Disney property right now. If you’re gluten free and dairy free, this location uses the Bloomfield Farms allergy-friendly buns, and they are fantastic. Even Brandon has enjoyed his burgers on these buns — and he’s not always a fan of GF bun options.
If you want to see more of our experience, check out the vlog that we did on our visit. We highlight the restaurant, showcase the food we ordered, and give you a bit of a tour of the resort.
Three Bridges Bar & Grill never fails to disappoint. We absolutely love everything about it — from the theme, to the service (and amazing cast members), to the food. It’s a great option, especially if you’re staying at Coronado Springs Resort or have a car and easy access while you’re visiting Disney World. We especially recommend it during the cooler months of the year when outside dining is at its best at Disney World. We’re so glad we got to visit before the parks & resorts closed, and cannot wait to be going back again when the resort re-opens to guests.
Have you been to Three Bridges Bar & Grill? What did you think of the food and atmosphere there?