Favorite spot to eat

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Favorite spot to eat
Sun, 02-26-2012 - 3:51pm
Ok so I want to try some new places on my next trip and want some help. For each park and then a general resort one tell me your favorite table and counter service and why. Can't wait to hear the answers!


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Sun, 02-26-2012 - 4:21pm
MK - Liberty Tree Tavern for lunch - lunch has a lot of unique flavor blends whereas we found dinner to be bland or Crystal Palace for breakfast - love the spread here, more (vegetarian) options here than other places. For counter service we usually find ourselves at Cosmic Rays, I like their veggie burger and the fact that we can get half a rack of ribs and a half a chicken plus sides for $15 (or 1 CS credit) and feed all 3 of my girls is awesome. Downside is the different lines for each "pod"

DHS - I haven't found a counter service here worth reccomending. Table service - not a fan of Mama Melrose's, no complaints about H&V, but we had awesome meals at 50's Prime Time.

AK- for counter service, my new reccomendation is Flame Tree. Table service.. hmmm Yak & Yeti. It's a bit more expensive, but the couple of times we've eaten here all of our food has been wonderful.

Epcot - oh where to begin?!! Sunshine Seasons for counter service in Future World, Cantina de San Angelo or Tangerine Cafe for counter service in World Showcase. For table service - our family favorite is Teppen Edo.

At the resorts - the counter service is pretty much not worth bothering and the same everywhere - less options the more expensive your resort is. The exception is Pepper Market at Coronado Springs because it is a convention resort, but it's been many yeasrs since I've eaten there. For table service, we like Boma, hate the food at Chef Mickeys, and enjoy dinner at Kona's and Whispering Canyon CAfe (though last time it wasn't as great as it had been)

Downtown DIsney - half of us love Earl of Sandwich, the other Wolfgang Puck Express for counter service. My oldest and I had an excellent lunch at Bongos with some friends, but usually we don't eat table service at DtD. Gheradelli's is a must for a treat.
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Sun, 02-26-2012 - 9:30pm
Oooo, fun! I look forward to the answers too! Magic Kingdom- CS- Columbia Harbor House. I like getting a lobster roll! My husband would pick Peco's Bill anytime though for the toppings bar! TS- Crystal Palace for both breakfast and dinner. I agree with Sonya about the vegetarian options, I am always craving their couscous, lol! And the kids French toast has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid! Epcot- CS- Sunshine Seasons for the options it has in Future Word and there are a few in World Showcase-Morocco and England's CS are faves. TS- i really enjoy Coral Reef but know it has mixed reviews, we've always been pleased there though. Hollywood Sudios-CS- Taluca (sp?) Legs Turkey, we all love the turkey leg, lol! We do sit to eat it with a fork and knife but it's a fave for us. The past two trips I have been amazed at how much my daughter liked it! TS- Hollywood Brown Derby has my favorite salad in the world but it isn't a fave for DH so we haven't been in a while. I love the atmosphere in Sci Fi and am looking forward to trying it again. Animal Kingdom-CS- Yak and Yeti! Really like the food there although eating outside in September can be tough. TS- only thing I have done is Tusker House for breakfast and it was very good. Resorts- CS- of the resorts I have stayed in Grand Floridian is my least favorite, Caribbean Beach is m favorite if I had to pick (but certainly wouldn't make a trip there, lol!) TS- o'Hana for breakfast and dinner, 1900 Park Fare for dinner, WCC for dinner, several years back I enjoyed Cape May Cafe for dinner but haven't been back in a while.


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Sun, 02-26-2012 - 9:32pm
Awww, sorry for the jumbled mess... for some reason when I post on IVillage from the iPad it takes all my paragraph spacing out...


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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 2:45am
Already some great answers!


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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 9:53am
My older daughter is too picky for us to eat many places, so we tend to eat the same (boring) foods most of the time. CS - Electric Umbrella in Epcot, Cosmic Rays in MK (which I actually like because of the chicken/ribs option that I just tried last trip!)

We like Ohana (mostly), 1900 Park Fare, and Cape May Cafe for dinners.

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Mon, 02-27-2012 - 11:45pm
Great thread! Ok, I didn't sneak peaks at the other replies so I can answer this honestly. Over the years we've tried to find some new places to eat but we have so many places that we just have to do every year, it's tough to decide where to eat.

Here are our Must Do's for Dining:

Whispering Canyon Cafe - at the Wilderness Lodge: good comfort food and great fun atmosphere. We love the WL so we always eat one meal here so that we can visit. We have so much fun here - my DH likes to torment the servers so they can torment him right back! Don't forget the ketchup!!

Yak & Yeti - Animal Kingdom/Asia - we just love this place! There are so many choices on the menu but whatever you pick, don't forget the wok-fried green beans! Yum! The first time we ate here, we sat upstairs and as we finished up, it had gotten dark outside - I'd never been at AK at night. To see twinkling lights in the trees out there - just beautiful!

Narcoossee's - Grand Floridian - this has become our annual Easter dinner. I was afraid it might be a bit "stuffed shirt", being at the GF and all but I was pleasantly surprised. I love the location on the water, although we've never timed our meal to see Wishes from there.

La Hacienda - Epcot/Mexico - was very impressed by the food here last year so we're going back this year. I had the steak, started with peppers and little sausages - everything was so good. Timed it for Illuminations - perfect. Plus the restaurant is so pretty :)

Fulton's Crabhouse - Downtown Disney: great seafood, great location and great service.

'Ohana - Polynesian - breakfast and dinner. We love breakfast b/c of the characters (Stitch, Lilo, Mickey and Pluto) - food's yummy too, served family style. Dinner is soooo yummy! Love the skewers that they bring to the table, love the sides. I really enjoy this meal and usually there's something for the kids to do too - a musical parade, coconut races, etc. Time it right and see Wishes from the Poly's beach after dinner.

Yachtsman Steakhouse - Yacht Club - yummmm! Delicious steaks, fine service. Great meal!

Beaches & Cream - Yacht & Beach Club: super yummy sundaes, shakes and good burgers/fries, etc. too.

Via Napoli - Epcot/Italy - delicious pizza and other Italian dishes. Ate here on a whim last year, was not disappointed.

Le Cellier - Epcot/Canada - we've never had a bad meal here; very good steaks; yummy cheddar cheese soup and delish pretzel bread :)

Cape May Cafe - Beach Club, breakfast - while we've enjoyed the Clam bake for dinner, breakfast is a lot of fun (Goofy, Minnie, Donald) and offers a lot of options.

Boma & Jiko - Animal Kingdom Lodge: Boma is a great way to try some new foods with their buffet; something for everyone and I'm a picky eater and still enjoyed it! We also ate at Jiko a few yrs ago and I really enjoyed the beautiful decor and delicious foods.

Chef Mickey - Contemporary - breakfast: we've never enjoyed dinner here, but you can't go wrong with breakfast with the Fab Five.

1900 Park Fare - Grand Floridian, dinner: food on our last visit was much better than before, but we eat here for the characters - Cindi and Prince Charming are nice but it's all about the Tremaine Family - hilarious! LOL

Tusker House- Animal Kingdom - fun yummy breakfast; different from most breakfast buffets (a little more adventurous but still something for everyone) and Donald and friends.

Casey's Corner - Magic Kingdom/Main Street - hotdogs, corn dog nuggets, fries, how can you go wrong? LOL A family favorite and must do on every trip!

Main Street Bakery - MK - gigantic cinnamon buns; must I say more? LOL

Aloha Isle - MK/Adventureland - Dole Whips!

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Wed, 02-29-2012 - 8:22am

Our family favorites are:

Hoop Dee Doo Revue - Fort Wilderness

Bierngarten - Epcot

Rose & Crown - Epcot

1900 Park Fare dinner (for the Tremaines) - Grand Floridian

Tony's Town Square - Magic Kingdom

Narcoosees - Grand Floridian