City Works Eatery and Pour House is a standout restaurant among the array of dining options at Disney Springs, the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex at Walt Disney World Florida.
The upbeat atmosphere at this large-scale eatery is unmatched, and the variety of food and drink options seems endless.
This can be overwhelming! Rest assured, this article is your complete guide to City Works; the food, drinks, atmosphere, and reservation process.
Read on to receive a rundown of the menu, as well as a few hot tips to know to have the optimal experience on your visit.
Exploring City Works’ Menu
Serving classic American dishes with a chef-driven twist at brunch, lunch, and dinner, you’re sure to find something on the menu to satisfy your taste preferences!
For brunch, choose from American favorites such as a Classic American breakfast sandwich with the works (a cheddar biscuit, breakfast sausage patty, aged cheddar scrambled eggs, and a cheesy potato casserole) or a hearty serving of Chicken and Waffles (complete with hot honey maple and dill pickles).
Or, perhaps you’d prefer something lighter such as The Clash Smash (smashed avocado on toast with pickled onion, shaved radish, a citrus dressing and microgreens)!
Brunch finishes at 3 pm, but the lunch and dinner menus are even more impressive.
You’ll be overwhelmed by the extensive selection of soups, salads, tacos, and burgers. If your stomach’s really grumbling, perhaps you’ll opt for pork chops, a bowl of cajun linguine, or fish and chips.
Something to share? With a selection of bar bites, shared plates, and sides, you definitely won’t go hungry.
If you’ve got any room, the dessert menu is hard to pass by! Further, the little ones will be pleased by the kids’ menu which offers goods like mac n cheese, chicken tenders, and mini cheeseburgers. There really is something for everyone!
Top Menu Picks at City Works
That all sounds somewhat overwhelming, right?
Never fear, we have your guide to the most popular, stand-out menu items that are highly recommended, along with options for different dietary preferences and needs!
Signature Dishes and Must-Tries
If you’re looking for a true American classic, The City Works Burger is hard to go past.
Featuring a USDA prime beef patty, aged white cheddar, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion, and dill pickle, on a toasted brioche bun, this is your classic cheeseburger done right.
It comes served with perfectly crunchy house fries, or opt for a side salad if that’s more your style!
$19.95, GF and V options available upon request
City Works is renowned for putting a brilliant spin on classic favorites. Take the Ahi Tuna Tacos for example.
A delightful combination of Tex-Mex and Japanese cuisines, these delicious soft-shell tacos are stacked with poke-style tuna, Asian slaw, avocado, a sesame ginger dressing, and cilantro. Fresh, delicious, and a true flavor explosion.
According to Trip Advisor reviews, the Cheese Curds are a starter that you must try! They’re a combination of mouthwatering cornmeal battered with white cheddar – deliciously indulgent.
Vegetarian and Healthy Options
If you’re after something a little more light and healthy, you’ll be amazed by the salads on offer.
From the Blackened Salmon Salad to the Classic Caesar, there’s surely something to make your tastebuds dance but won’t leave you in a food coma afterward!
For those with dietary preferences, City Works caters to all. Vegans and vegetarians will be pleased to see the Impossible Burger – a meat-free patty with shredded iceberg lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, and a vegan roasted garlic horseradish aioli. This animal-friendly alternative has stellar reviews!
An honorable vegan mention is the popular Kung Pao Cauliflower: perfectly roasted cauliflower with sweet peppers, green onions, garlic, ginger, chili, and peanuts, all dancing in a sweet and spicy tamari sauce. Be warned – this one packs a punch, and is best-suited to true spice lovers!
City Works’ kids’ menu features classic American favorites like mac n cheese, hamburgers, pizza, and chicken tenders – all fun-sized! Each meal comes with a side serving of kids’ fries or a fresh fruit cup.
The Kids Mac N Cheese is highly popular among little ones; Kraft macaroni and cheese. Simple, and delicious, you really can’t go wrong with this one!
Seasonal Specials and Limited Editions
City Works at Disney Springs occasionally offers seasonal specials, and limited edition menu items, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Be sure to ask your waiter/waitress what’s on offer at the time of your visit!
Beverages and Pairings
Boasting an incredibly extensive beer menu featuring over 90 local and global craft brews on tap, City Works is any beer lover’s dream destination!
With rotating handles for limited-edition and seasonal brews along with dozens of favorite permanent beers on tap, the options seem endless.
Bottlenectar is a stand-out: an American, light-bodied pale ale from Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Co. The crisp bitterness contrasts nicely with spice, so this brew pairs well with the Nashville Hot Chicken Wrap.
The wine list is also impressive, with a well-rounded selection including some of California’s best as well as international options originating in Italy.
And of course, the cocktail menu has all your favorite classics: mojitos, margaritas, sangrias, and mules!
Perhaps you fancy pairing a margarita with your tacos? City Works’ Spicy Margarita, shaken with Casamigos Blanco, Cointreau, lime juice, chili simple syrup, and Tajin, complements the Chicken Tinga Tacos perfectly and will transport you to the beaches of Cancun.
Dining Experience and Atmosphere
City Works is renowned for its upbeat ambiance.
This lively eatery holds 8,600 square feet of indoor dining space, ensuring a high-energy atmosphere, and fun dining experience!
With loud music, and crowds around you laughing, drinking, and conversing, the ambiance is sure to energize you and lift your mood.
If you’re looking for somewhere to tune in to a sports game, City Works is a hotspot.
The interior of the eatery feels like an upscale sports bar, and the place is decked out with several massive HD television screens on one side of the restaurant.
Despite the screens, the restaurant still has a light, bright atmosphere due to the large windows on the other side. It also has an extensive outdoor patio if you prefer to dine al fresco.
The servers are wonderfully well-trained and welcoming. They’re extremely accommodating and know the menu well, so don’t be afraid to ask for direction or recommendations!
Insider Tips for Dining at City Works
Reservations are highly recommended for dining at City Works due to the eatery’s popularity.
Head to the City Works website to make a reservation. Weekends are the busiest times, so if you’re planning your visit on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, you may want to book in advance!
Don’t miss out on City Works’ “Happier Hours”; Monday through Thursdays from 3-6 pm, and 10 pm – midnight.
You’ll be enticed by drink specials including $2 off cocktails, wine, and local craft beers.
During the 3-6 pm window, you’ll also find food deals including $7 for all bar bites such as the Kung Pao Cauliflower and Buffalo Dip.
Overall, dining at City Works is a lively, cheerful experience. This is an excellent place to grab a beer with friends, catch the game, or enjoy a delightful meal with the family.
The drinks menu is sure to impress, and with an extensive selection of classic American dishes with a twist, your tastebuds will certainly be pleased.
As mentioned above, the Cheese Curds or Kung Pao Cauliflower are popular starters – and for good reason!
As for mains, the City Works Burger is an option that’s hard to pass up or opt for the Impossible Burger if you’re not a meat eater.
For something a little more healthy, the Ahi Tuna Tacos are a delight as are the many delicious salads.
Making a reservation at this renowned eatery is definitely something to consider during your visit to Disney Springs. The dining experience is sure to be memorable and satisfactory!
Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.