I tried Guy Fieri's restaurant in Disney World, and I'd travel all the way back just to get more fries

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I tried Guy Fieri's restaurant in Disney World, and I'd travel all the way back just to get more fries
Before ordering, I posed with this Guy Fieri display in the restaurant. Amanda Krause/Insider
  • I ate lunch at Guy Fieri's Chicken Guy! restaurant while vacationing at Disney World.
  • Chicken fingers, fries, a soda, and eight sauces cost me about $18 - and I'd order the meal again.
  • I loved the chicken and most of the sauces, but the seasoned french fries stole the show.

With so many dining options in Disney World, it's almost impossible to choose which ones to visit.

But on my latest trip to the Florida theme park, I knew I had to check out Guy Fieri's Chicken Guy! in Disney Springs. After all, I grew up watching "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" with my family, and nothing beats good chicken tenders for lunch, in my opinion.

Here's what it was like when I visited.

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Chicken Guy is located at the center of Disney Springs

I parked for free inside the Orange Garage, passed through a security checkpoint, then headed down an escalator into Disney Springs. Once inside, I saw that Chicken Guy! is only a short walk from the entrance.

I arrived on a Tuesday afternoon around 4 p.m., and there were only a few people dining outside.

I tried Guy Fieri's restaurant in Disney World, and I'd travel all the way back just to get more fries
Chicken Guy! sits at the center of Disney Springs. Amanda Krause/Insider

Ordering was simple, and I didn't have to wait very long for my food

It was a little busier inside with a few people waiting in line, so I had plenty of time to browse the menu, which was available via individual pamphlets and digitally on a screen near the registers.

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I tried Guy Fieri's restaurant in Disney World, and I'd travel all the way back just to get more fries
The restaurant is open and welcoming, in my opinion. Amanda Krause/Insider

There were a ton of meal options - from sandwiches and salad bowls to pickle chips and mac 'n' cheese - but I was set on ordering chicken strips.

Not only are the tenders a staple of the Chicken Guy! menu, but they're also the perfect food to pair with any of the restaurant's 22 signature sauces.

I tried Guy Fieri's restaurant in Disney World, and I'd travel all the way back just to get more fries
There were menus everywhere. Amanda Krause/Insider

I ordered the five-piece tender combo, which came with a soda, fries, and grilled or fried chicken strips. The meal also included your choice of two sauces.

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But with so many sauces on the menu, I couldn't stop there. I ordered six more for $0.50 each, making my total meal cost $17.57.

And from there, I only had to wait a few minutes before employees called my name and handed me a tray full of food.

I tried Guy Fieri's restaurant in Disney World, and I'd travel all the way back just to get more fries
I couldn't wait to dig into my meal. Amanda Krause/Insider

The chicken was fresh and tasty, and the sauces were some of the best I've ever tried

When I finally sat down with my food, my mouth was watering. Everything smelled delicious, and I didn't have the patience to open a sauce before taking my first bite of chicken.

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The white meat of the tenders was fresh, tender, and tasty, while its outer breading gave it a nice crunch. I did think the chicken's flavor was a bit plain upon the first bite, but I later realized that's actually for the best - it creates the perfect base for sauce.

I tried Guy Fieri's restaurant in Disney World, and I'd travel all the way back just to get more fries
The chicken tenders tasted real and not processed. Amanda Krause/Insider

Of the surplus I ordered, my favorite sauce by far was the Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ. It tasted sweet and classic, and if Chicken Guy! sold bottles of its sauces, that's the one I would've brought home.

I also loved the Teriyaki option, Chipotle Ranch, thick Lemon Pepper sauce - which was sweet with the perfect amount of lemon tang - and the light-orange Buffalo sauce, which I thought was spicy without being too overpowering.

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I tried Guy Fieri's restaurant in Disney World, and I'd travel all the way back just to get more fries
My favorite sauce by far was the Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ. Amanda Krause/Insider

Chicken Guy!'s Honey Mustard and Special Sauce were good too, though they didn't stand out in my opinion. After all, the latter simply tasted like a mix of ketchup and mayo.

Finally, I tried the Wasabi Honey, which I wasn't a fan of. Its flavor was fine, but the green sauce was so runny that I couldn't enjoy it.

My favorite part of the meal by far was the french fries

Chicken Guy! doesn't share much about its fries on its menu, saying only that they're covered in "signature fry seasoning." But after trying them, I don't need to know more than the fact that they're delicious.

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I was served a carton filled to the brim, and the fries were hot and tasted freshly made. The savory seasoning, on the other hand, reminded me a bit of Cajun fries without heat, and it was so flavorful that the fries tasted best without sauce.

However, I found that to be a nice break after eating so much sauce with my chicken.

I tried Guy Fieri's restaurant in Disney World, and I'd travel all the way back just to get more fries
I'd go back to the restaurant just to get more fries. Amanda Krause/Insider

Chicken Guy! is worth a visit during your next trip to Disney

In my opinion, Chicken Guy! serves some of the best chicken on Disney property. But if you can't make it there, the chain also has restaurants in states like Tennessee and California at the time of writing.

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Unfortunately, I live thousands of miles away from the nearest location, so I'm hoping one makes its way to New Jersey or New York sometime soon. But if not, I'd be happy to travel to Florida all over again for another bite.

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