REVIEW: This Disney Springs Restaurant Claims “The World’s Greatest Hot Sandwich,” but Can It Live up to Its Promise?

Disney Springs is home to some incredible restaurants and while we’ve had some great meals here, there’s some hefty competition between the quick-service restaurants here. There are just too many good choices — that’s a good problem to have, though, right?

Earl of Sandwich

Now, if you’re willing to make the trip to the further end of Disney Springs, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised by a good meal at an even better price!

If you’ve ever ventured to the Marketplace side of Disney Springs, chances are this restaurant’s signature wavy yellow sign out front has caught your attention.

Ta-da!

If you’ve never stopped by Earl of Sandwich before, you can find this restaurant between the Spice and Tea Exchange and Once Upon A Time. Here, you’ll find “The World’s Greatest Hot Sandwich!” while the rest of the menu features their signature hot sandwiches, pizza breads, soups, salads, sides, wraps, and desserts. Each sandwich creation starts with artisan loaves of bread baked to perfection and piled with premium meats, cheeses, and veggies according to family recipes. We like the sound of that!

Atmosphere

Earl of Sandwich is a quiet little sandwich shop…except when at peak dining times, a.k.a. the breakfast, lunch, and dinner rush. Around noon and between 5–6PM, you might find it a bit more people-y inside. It’s very regal-themed (you know, just like nobility and dignitaries would have it) and has space for covered outdoor seating (with working fans y’all).

Outdoor seating

There is a good amount of seating inside, too.

Indoor tables and chairs

When you walk through the front door, you’ll find the indoor seating to your left and right, and directly ahead of you is where you’ll see the line to the counter.

Line and ordering counter

Unless you’re mobile ordering through the restaurant’s website, you’ll want to come through here to view your ordering choices and place the order for your main entrees, sides, and drinks.

Menu

There’s a menu posted outside before you enter to give you an idea of what awaits you inside to order, but it can be a bit hard to read (especially if there’s a glare from the sun).

Outside menu

So, Earl of Sandwich has made it easier on you and posted more menu boards above the counter where you’ll order, but here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect to find here. There are hot sandwiches…

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…wraps and salads…

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…and you can even make your order a combo! There are also a couple of soup options and a few sides.

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There are even a few options offered for kids’ meals in case you’re looking for something a bit more palatable for little ones, along with several dessert options.

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To wash it all down, Earl of Sandwich also offers various beverage options, including sodas, teas, and lemonade.

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Honestly, with such a selection, it’s hard NOT to find something that will appeal to almost everyone here! So, we decided to place our order.

Pick up area

Once you’ve placed your order, you’re given a ticket and buzzer to let you know when it’s time to come to the counter to collect your food (unless you’ve mobile ordered like we did, in which case you won’t receive a buzzer and will need to watch the time for when your food is anticipated to be ready).

Eats

Since we were looking to make a full meal for our visit we decided to order a few sandwiches and a dessert for good measure. We decided that The Full Montague, the Buffalo Chicken Wrap, and a Brookie were calling our name, and we didn’t have to wait for long!

Our entire meal

Let’s dig into the nitty gritty of each item we ordered. We started things off by unwrapping the Buffalo Chicken Wrap. This beauty is made with Grilled Chicken, Cheddar, Romaine, Roma Tomato, Celery Salt, Buffalo Sauce, and Bleu Cheese Dressing which cost us $9.49, and boy was it WORTH IT!

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

Earl of Sandwich tries to help you out and precuts your sandwiches and wraps for you, so we didn’t have to do a ton of work here other than keeping everything in the wrap…well, wrapped. As soon as we tore the cut pieces of the wrap apart, we found ourselves swarmed with a LOT of filling. The flour tortilla makes it look a bit messy — it had a hard time holding everything in on its own (which doesn’t get better with the longer you allow it to sit uneaten), but that didn’t take away from how delicious it was. The Romain lettuce was fresh and had a great crunch to it, while the pieces of chicken breast were juicy and, when paired against the buffalo sauce, were even softer.

Cross section of the wrap

Our only complaint with this one was with the buffalo sauce. It wasn’t very spicy, so we don’t think you should expect a lot of heat from it like you might typically expect out of buffalo sauce, but it had every other element to it that made it taste just like buffalo sauce! It was just a little off-putting to us.

Then, it was time to turn our attention to The Full Montague sandwich. This was the one we were most excited about. It’s made of Roasted Beef, Turkey, Swiss, Cheddar, Lettuce, Roma Tomato, and Earl’s Mustard Sauce which cost us $8.99.

The Full Montague

Again, the presentation with this one was everything, and we found our mouths watering at the mere sight of this sandwich. This one also came to us precut when we unwrapped it, and we couldn’t wait to dig in.

Cross-section of the sandwich

This sandwich had LOTS of great flavors to it. The lettuce and veggies were crispy and had a nice crunch to them. The roasted beef and turkey were well-cooked. We didn’t find the Earl’s mustard sauce spicy, but since there wasn’t a whole lot of it on the sandwich, it’s really subtle and doesn’t overpower the rest of the flavors in the sandwich. The sandwich bread was a tad bit sweet and tasted like the Parker House rolls you would find at your local grocery store, which we think made the difference in this whole sandwich.

We saved the best for last thought with the Brookie. While there’s nothing terribly special about sticking a brownie and chocolate chip cookie together, we decided it was the right choice to round out our meal. We grabbed ours (which came individually wrapped) for $3.49.

Brookie

Once we unwrapped it it was hard to let this dessert sit long enough to take pictures of it! The brownie was gooey and fudgey and broke apart so easily from the doughy chocolate chip cookie side.

Two halves of the brookie

As we said, there is nothing terribly special about this other than it’s a dessert combination fit to please even the most hard-to-please, but we found it to be just what we needed to wrap up a full meal at Earl of Sandwich and leave satisfied.

Overall

Overall, this meal really surprised us with how satisfied we were by the end of the meal. While some menu items shined brighter than others to us, we can honestly say we actually enjoyed everything we ate here.

All wrapped up!

We wouldn’t mind picking up any of these three on a return visit to Earl of Sandwich in the near future, and we think you should consider them the next time you visit Disney Springs.

Nosh Or Not?

Stop on by Earl of Sandwich if…

You’re looking for a quick, light bite. These meals are made for individual portions and aren’t meant to be super heavy.
You’re looking for something fast to eat with a little flexibility in the menu. While we ordered a few sandwiches here for this visit, that’s not all that Earl of Sandwich offers. Try pairing your sandwich with a soup or salad!
You NEED somewhere to eat where everyone you’re traveling with will eat something off the menu. As we mentioned before there are lots of sandwich options, salads, soups, sides that you could easily make a full entree out of, and even a few kid’s menu options here.

Try out another restaurant if…

Sandwiches and soup just won’t cut it for you. That’s the bulk of the menu here or you will be paying a pretty penny to combine a few sides together for a meal.
You’re looking for a full-service restaurant. This is a quick-service restaurant, which means seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and your food will be served bagged.

We’ve eaten EVERYWHERE there is to eat at Disney World and we know the BEST things to order on the menu! Be sure to check out the links to browse through a few of our most recent reviews and stay tuned with us at Disney Food Blog for more!

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What’s your favorite item to order from Earl of Sandwich? Tell us in the comments below!

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