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allisonswonderland
05-09-2006, 02:56 PM
I have seen some great reviews about this counter service place- I always walk past and mean to eat there, but never do- I will be at Disney on Monday- the next Tuesday. What do you all think? Is this place that great? Are the chicken strips like the ones all over the park or more like the fish and chips and the CS in UK

jiminyC_fan
05-09-2006, 03:11 PM
We love Columbia Harbor House. It is a must do restaurant each time. We love the fish and chips.

stonewall1
05-09-2006, 03:27 PM
A must do for us, love the atmosphere and location. Food is always fresh and plenty, be sure to sit upstairs with a view of The Haunted Mansion.

Pixiedust34
05-09-2006, 04:12 PM
They have a pretty good salad. We didn't do the upstairs seating, but it's probably quieter up there than it is downstairs. I hope to eat there again someday!

all4disney98
05-09-2006, 04:26 PM
We love Columbia Harbor House - just found this one last fall. We always get a sandwich and the bread is delicious. Our kids like the sandwiches better than what they offer for kids meals though.

Bev J
05-09-2006, 04:42 PM
We eat here at least twice each trip. Fish is yumm, DH eats the chicken strips. Now last trip I tried the ham sandwich with the broccoli slaw on it, my goodness it was good!
We have never had a bad meal here and there is lots of seating. If you don't have to drag along a stroller there is quieter seating upstairs. I never even knew it was there till last trip, it was a nice place to get away from the crowds...

Bev

Magickndm
05-09-2006, 05:04 PM
They serve their clam chowder in a bread bowl and man is it goooooooood! :thumbsup2

One word of advice, try to eat around 11 a.m, after that it gets so crowded in there you may not find a seat.

cdntourguide
05-09-2006, 05:14 PM
Unfortunately, the Columbia House no longer serves soup or chili in a bread bowl.
the soup is still good, but not as good without the breadbowl.

I really like the tuna sandwich here.
I usually eat here about once per trip.
never had the chicken fingers, but everything else is pretty good to eat.

Ber sure to eat upstairs: seems less crowded. and nice views out the windows.

Magickndm
05-09-2006, 05:17 PM
Unfortunately, the Columbia House no longer serves soup or chili in a bread bowl.
the soup is still good, but not as good without the breadbowl.


Guess that shows how long it's been since I had their clam chowder. :blush:
I do love their chicken strips though.

nluvwithmickey
05-09-2006, 05:22 PM
One of the best counter service restaurants in MK. LOVE the tuna sandwich and the fish n chips.

Last year they had a heavenly apple pie. It was the best I had in all of WDW. We also ate upstairs and we agree, it is much quieter if you eat early.

Try it!

paras4ri
05-09-2006, 05:35 PM
I tried it for the first time in December, while on the Keys to the Kingdom tour. I look forward to going back again in September - it was great.

lovmy2girls
05-09-2006, 05:41 PM
Save the Chicken strips for another CS place because there is so many other things to get here that you can't elsewhere :teeth:

Our favorite is that Tuna Sandwich. WOW! great on a hot day. That bread is so yummy!

NC State
05-09-2006, 06:54 PM
We too just walked pasted this place in the past until this past September. We took the Keys Tour and on that tour you stop to have lunch there. It's great, I have planned to have lunch there again come October '06. I just love the tuna sandwich and we dine upstairs, it's nice and quiet there.

La2kw
05-09-2006, 06:58 PM
I have seen some great reviews about this counter service place- I always walk past and mean to eat there, but never do- I will be at Disney on Monday- the next Tuesday. What do you all think? Is this place that great? Are the chicken strips like the ones all over the park or more like the fish and chips and the CS in UK

We never miss CHH. Upstairs is a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of the MK. The chicken strips are the same as everywhere else according to DS who lives on chicken strips. I prefer the salad with pineapple, feta cheese and chicken, or the tuna salad. The only place to find Harry Ramsden's F&C are at the UK in Epcot- those are the best on property, IMO. CHH are different, though not bad either.

Luv4Disney
05-09-2006, 09:50 PM
After passing it a bazillion times, we finally tried it last year (it was lunch for the KTTK tour). Now we're in love! It's great and we love the atmosphere as well. DBF already asked if we could eat there as our first CS. :thumbsup2

princess pooh
05-09-2006, 09:54 PM
This is one of my favourite CS restaurants. I always get the clam chowder and veggie sandwich :love:

Cannot_Wait_4Disney
05-10-2006, 12:33 AM
I have seen some great reviews about this counter service place- I always walk past and mean to eat there, but never do- I will be at Disney on Monday- the next Tuesday. What do you all think? Is this place that great? Are the chicken strips like the ones all over the park or more like the fish and chips and the CS in UK

Think Long John Silvers with a heavier, less tasty breading. The soup was ok and it's no longer served in a bread bowl. They had Apple Pie that day. The CM suggested it as it wasn't on the menu. Boy was it great. I sure hope that made it to the menu somehow. Now that was worth a visit. The Big plus is even when Ray's is out the door, this one you can get into and if you get upstairs is rather quiet. It was overall good, but it didn't live up to the hype it receives on this site.

disneyjunkie
05-10-2006, 12:43 AM
We had lunch there during our trip last year. It was great! Here's a picture of our meal. (We were on the dining plan.)

I'm sorry the picture is so large, I don't know how to make it smaller. :rolleyes: :badpc:

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j221/TanyasToy/e1700bd0.jpg

Boncho
05-10-2006, 07:28 AM
We love Columbia Harbour House!!!! It is a must when we go to MK. When it is hot outside and there are alot of people, we eat upstairs where it is usually pretty quiet. :thumbsup2

mlg32
05-10-2006, 07:40 AM
I love the hummus sandwich with broccoli slaw and a cup of chowder. It is the same yummy bread and so refreshing on a hot day! They used to have a bologna sandwich for kids that my girls loved but last year they had a cold chicken meal that wasn't bad either for the kiddos.

Grumpy's Wife
05-10-2006, 08:56 AM
:thumbsup2 Gotta love it there. I think many people don't know they have an upstairs. If it is crowded be sure to look for the stairs.

daannzzz
05-10-2006, 10:15 AM
I went to the CHH for the first time in 2003. I ordered the Tuna Sandwich and thought it was really good. Sat upstairs where it was quiet with a nice view out at the Liberty Bell Landing.
In December I took Pop and my Brother and Sister-in-law here. It was crazy packed but no one was going upstairs so it was wonderfully quiet. The Tuna Sandwich was still awesome and Sister-in-law wanted to go back later in the week for another! The other food we had there was fine.

doombuggy3
05-10-2006, 10:37 AM
During the KTTK tour, we ate here and now I'm hooked!!! I had the clam chowder and later that same trip ate there AGAIN! And in less than two weeks I'll be eating there again! :thumbsup2

DISUNC
05-10-2006, 10:45 AM
A must do for us, love the atmosphere and location. Food is always fresh and plenty, be sure to sit upstairs with a view of The Haunted Mansion.

YES YES YES! A great quiet cool place and it was EMPTY at 1:00PM IN JULY!!! You sit over the path from FL to NOS.
After all the years we have been going to WDW, last year was the very first time we ate there. VERY NICE SUPRISE for us.

The fish is like Mrs Pauls frozen. But I LOVE them! :teeth: