Disney Places to Eat--Post your Reviews

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 12:04am

Could be the World, France, Japan, or DisneyLand proper. Don't care (but mention it at the top of your post).

Mine are for DisneyWorld. I may forget a few, but truly if it didn't make a lasting memory, that's a review of its own ;)

I'm not going to bother noting any of the quick service places we went to. I got salad everywhere at these. 99% of the time it was a caesar salad and it was fine. The ONLY time I didn't was at Disney Studios--one of the quick serve places near Tower of Terror had a Mexican salad which was AWESOMELY good. Otherwise, what can be said about croutons and romaine, right? LOL

Turf Club Bar and Grill (Saratoga Spring): We loved this one. American cuisine. I got grilled lamb chops which were absolutely delicious. Everyone liked what they got (most everyone else got steak or something like it. My DIL is the only other truly adventurous eater besides me :)

Akershus House (Norway/Epcot). We did this the time before last when John's little sister was still into Disney princesses. We did the lunchtime Princess lunch. Very good food.

1900 Park Fare: (Grand Floridian--character breakfast). Meh. I mean, it wasn't bad, but if I weren't on a meal plan, I wouldn't do it again. It *did* have different characters than most of the other character breakfast type places, so for those looking for signatures, that's a good place to get some of the more obscure ones (Mary Poppins, Alice, The Mad Hatter--the dude playing the Mad Hatter was hysterical :)

Chef Mickeys: (Contemporary--character breakfast). I liked this breakfast a lot more than 1900 Park Fare. But YMMV, because I couldn't really say precisely why this one was better. It *might* have been that it was earlier in our stay :)

Whispering Canyon Cafe: (Wilderness Lodge--dinner). This is almost a Fridays/Ruby Tuesdays-ish kind of place, but their claim to fame is the endless milk shakes (which are REALLY good, but hideously filling). They do activities with the guests--it varies from visit to visit (it may be the same schtick for several months--I've never been often enough to tell :), but the last time, they made all the men get up and dance and sing to "I'm a Little Teapot". I was never so glad in all my life that my camera has video recording capabilities :D

Hoop Dee Do Revu (Fort Wilderness--dinner). I believe this is the only meal that counts as two seated service meals. Oh. My. God. It's worth it. They do a Hee-Haw type comedy show during/after dinner and it's a family meal style service. They just bring a bunch of chicken and ribs to your table, plus a bunch of sides. Dessert when we were there was strawberry shortcake--it was the best strawberry shortcake I've ever had.

Biergarten Restaurant (German/Epcot--dinner buffet). This is the only meal that I really didn't care for at all. Based on our receipts, they hit up diners $33/person. SO. NOT. WORTH. IT. Maybe if they only charged $10 or $12, the quality of the food would be understandable, but seriously? There's no way that place was worth any $33/person. And I *love* German food...

Liberty Tree Tavern (Liberty Square/Magic Kingdom--character lunch). Colonial American cuisine. This one was very good. Another place with an awesome dessert (apple/peach crisp, served warm with ice cream).

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 3:18am
ROFL, they made people sing the little teapot? I would have been mortified. What happens if people refuse?

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 4:00am

Just the menfolk :) Your table wait staff might subject you to a bit of ribbing, but since their whole schtick during the service is to engage you in jokes and conversation, they get a pretty good idea of people's personalities and seem to be adept at knowing which people they can subject to great amounts of teasing to get them up on the floor (my ex, my son) and which they can prod a bit, but essentially leave them be.

I was very impressed with how they handled John's younger brother, for instance. At 13, he was in the throes of awkward, self-conscious adolescence, so in addition to letting my ex and John do the bulk of convincing him to get up there, afterwards our waitress told him that she thought he'd been brave to do it, that not all boys his age will and she admired his ability to suck it up. (And once he was up there, he did have a good, goofy time)

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 10:20am
LOL, difficult for me to imagine. It sounds like a whole nother universe.

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 7:34pm

I'll play--We went to DW and we ate here--my kids were 11 & 8

Chef Mickey's for breakfast, I thought it was very good, there was a huge selection of food there. It was a character breakfast.

Garden Grill (Epcot)--family style American food-- this is a revolving restaurant with characters-- Mickey, pluto, chip & dale & goofy. Food was pretty good, and the characters were more engaging & entertaining than Chef Mickey's. I wish I had eaten in one of the country places, looking back on that I would have done that. I would have liked one more day for Epcot.

Cinderella's Castle for breakfast--had to do it--the food was very good. They don't have many choices on the menu; I think you chose between french toast or scrambled eggs and they bring you a plate with that and other "sides." But it's all for the setting & the princesses anyway--kind of wish I had gone when they were really little and into princesses, but it was fun.

Rainforest Cafe (animal kingdom)--seemed good, it was really loud & busy & I remember being exhausted. I don't remember the food.

50's Prime Time Cafe (Hollywood STudios)--50s style food & theme--basic american homestyle food--meatloaf, fried chicken, pot roast etc. Waitresses are pretty funny & I enjoyed watching them have the cheerleaders bus their own tables (was a massive cheerleader event going on in that park that day).

Ate at several other places for lunch or a casual dinner, none of them worth mentioning.






Edited 9/21/2010 7:51 pm ET by litlmiss_cantbewrong

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 7:46pm

Pizza Planet-pizza place in DHS. This was a quick service place that included entree, dessert and drink. We got salads with our pizza's also.

Sci-Fi Theater-DHS-kids loved this place. It is very dark though as you are supposed to be at an outdoor movie and they play cheesy old clips from movies and TV. You sit in cars. The kids were in the front and we were in the backseat. The food was really good. I had Shrimp Pasta, very yummy and my dh had the ribs.

Crystal Palace-WDW-character buffet. It was ok. Not someplace I would probably go again. Food good though.

Chef Mickey's--Contemporary-character buffet. Very good. The service was much better than Crystal Palace, more personal, waitress talked to you more than the other place and was just friendlier.

Ohana-Polynesian-we couldn't get dinner so we booked character breakfast. Very good. Family style food. Yummy mango juice. Definately recommend. Next time going to try to get dinner as I have heard this is really great too.

Teppan Edo-Epcot-Japanese Style Hibachi. We go to one at home so the kids knew what was going go on, with the guy cooking for you, in front of you. It was fun and the food was very good. Met another couple who lived about a half hour away from us so it was funny to talk to them about home. Want to do this again.

Other places for lunch:
Quick Service in Disney, Mexican in Epcot

Hotel for breakfast every other morning.

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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 7:53pm

Okay, I'm a food snob, so you can discount anything I say.



The absolute best (and only good) restaurant at DW we tried was Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge. We ate there

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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 8:59pm
No way, it's good to know :)

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