Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar - Disney Springs

Last week and over Thanksgiving Break, my family visited Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar in Disney Springs.

The restaurant, which is described on Disney's website as a "1940s airplane hangar turned dive bar," is themed around Jock Lindsey, Indiana Jones' pilot in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The waterfront lounge has indoor and outdoor seating, and indoor and outdoor bars.  You can even be seated in Jocks's old steamboat, named after his pet snake Reggie. Hangar Bar does not take advance dining reservations, and you seat yourself when you enter the restaurant.

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, which serves small plates and drinks, is Disney owned and operated, but it does not have an allergy-friendly menu. Servers at Jock's often do not know all the gluten free options available, so it is important to ask to speak to a chef. Besides the dishes I ordered, I was told that the Tanis Tuna and the Snakebite Sliders can be modified to be gluten free, and the Lao Che's Peppers are another option.

In November, I ordered one of my favorite small plates at Jock's, Doctor Astorga's Queso Dip with a skillet of melted soft cheeses topped with fresh pico de gallo and cilantro, and corn tortilla chips made in a dedicated fryer.

The queso dip at Jock's is just as good as the queso fundido at Frontera Cocina in Disney Springs. I love the chips and the mix of cheeses they use at Hangar Bar. Frontera Cocina's queso is much thicker, contains roasted poblano peppers and caramelized onions, and is served with warm corn tortillas instead of chips.

Last week, I ordered the Lomo Saltado Peruvian Flank Steak with piquillo peppers, pickled onion, and house-made fries served with tamari-lime dressing and yellow pepper aioli. The fries are made in a dedicated fryer, and remind me of the french fries at D-Luxe Burger. 

I asked for no aioli, but both the aioli and tamari-time dressing were served on the side. I loved everything about this dish. My steak was tender, cooked to temperature, and seasoned well. The french fries were delicious, and I really enjoyed the tamari-lime dressing. This dish reminded me of the steak salad with french fries I used to eat at a restaurant in Pittsburgh when I was in grad school. I would definitely order it again the next time we visit Jock's, because I love steak and fries with a good dressing.

My daughters and I also enjoyed the Shishak Seared Cheese, which is warm halloumi cheese served atop a bed of Mediterranean tomato and cucumber. The pita chips were left off to make this dish gluten free.

The cheese was really good, and I enjoyed eating the tomatoes and cucumber with it. The dish also contained radishes and some pieces of celery, which I am not a big fan of, so I just ate around them. It looks like the menu just changed this week, and the Shishak Seared Cheese is no longer available, but all the other small plates I mentioned still are.

After dinner, my daughters and I headed over to Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC for dessert. My gluten-eating daughters love their mocha brownie cupcakes. I have always liked them too, though this time around, I ordered a mocha brownie cupcake topper, which I allowed to come to room temperature before eating. It was pretty amazing, so I was sad to learn they don't make them every day, when we stopped in later in the week.

Photo taken by Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW 

A few days after returning to California, I saw a post on Instagram from Disney Springs that Jock's just introduced the new Temple of Bacon dessert, featuring thick cut applewood bacon dipped in milk and chipotle ganache from The Ganachery in Disney Springs. I just found out yesterday that it is gluten free, so we will definitely be going back in July! Update - My friend Sarah from Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW tried the Temple of Bacon. You can check out her review here.

Overall, it was another great meal at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, which is why we dine there on almost every trip to Disney World. My daughters love the gluten-filled jumbo pretzel with a double order of beer cheese fondue.

My husband and I have sampled some of the signature cocktails at Jock's, which you can read about in one of my past reviews here.

You can read more about Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, and view their menu and hours on Disney's website. Jock's does give a 20% discount to Tables in Wonderland members, but there is no DVC or passholder discount, and they do not accept any dining plans.

What are your favorite gluten free options at Jock Lindsey's?


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