First Look: Art Smith’s Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar

by Jack Marshall
AllEars.Net Team


I took a stroll over to Disney Springs this morning to get a look at the new restaurant by Chef Art Smith, “Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar.” I didn’t get the chance to eat there yet, but I do have some “first look” photos to share.

Main Restaurant Entrance


Shine Bar Entrance


Chef Art Smith himself was on hand today to greet new patrons!




Looking into the kitchen


Dining Areas



Enclosed, air-conditioned patio



Shine Bar Area

You can come into the Shine Bar and order a drink (it’s a full bar) without having a meal here.




The Shine Bar offers a limited takeout menu (they call it “grab and go”), but this food cannot be consumed on premises.

The restaurant is currently offering a Disney cast member discount, but no other discounts — they may honor other discounts (DVC, Annual Passholder, Tables in Wonderland) in the future.

We have the current menu for Homecoming HERE.

Watch for more photos, including those of the food, coming to AllEars.Net soon!

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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  1. Will they be honoring the Disney plan?

    DEBK REPLIES: We don’t have official information on any discounts or dining plans that this restaurant will offer as yet, although we assume that they will be participating in some programs.