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pta-mom
09-06-2007, 01:53 PM
Of these four restaurants, which would be your favorite to dine at for lunch & why? Is there something special that you like to eat there?

mkluvsmickey
09-06-2007, 02:33 PM
I've only eaten at Pecos Bills and Cosmic Rays from your choices and prefer Cosmic Rays. I like their chicken caesar salad and they have a good selection of sandwiches I think I remember having a good wrap there.

I've heard Columbia Harbor House was great though and plan on eating there on my next trip.

marsh0013
09-06-2007, 02:33 PM
i voted for CHH because i *love* their half hummus & broccoli slaw sandwich with a bowl of chili. mmm mmm good! my mom loves their tuna as well. it's nice because it's completely different than the normal burger and fries!

Philadisney
09-06-2007, 04:18 PM
i've only eaten at Columbia Harbor House and Pecos Bills. I LOVE CHH, it is a must do every trip. Their tuna sandwiches, clam chowder, and kids mac n' cheese are all so yummy. And I love being able to sit upstairs and look out over Fantasyland while eating.
At Pecos Bills I had the kids chicken strips, and they were chilled :crazy2: the atmosphere was totally blah.

ParkPrincess
09-06-2007, 04:44 PM
We've eaten at Columbia Harbour House many times and just don't like it. Most people love it! We prefer Pecos Bill for CS at MK.

helenabear
09-06-2007, 07:52 PM
It's totally mood dependent and really, mostly, where we are when we want to eat. I picked Cosmic Ray's because it has the best selection of food to choose from. Nice toppings bar too. Columbia Harbor house is a great alternative, but I'm not always in the mood for the selections there.

Pecos Bill's is mediocre to me. Okay burgers and not much else there that is worth it. I can't remember the last time Pirata y El Perico was open, but since I don't like Mexican it is totally last on my list.

I think I eat at Caseys (not on your list) the most, but I am an all beef hotdog lover :)

simonkodousek
09-06-2007, 08:49 PM
We like Cosmic Ray's as a MK quick service place. Nice selection, good food = happy me! :)

pta-mom
09-07-2007, 09:38 AM
Anyone else have any thoughts on this? I think I'm getting that the Mexican place is probably not great!!

helenabear
09-07-2007, 09:42 AM
Anyone else have any thoughts on this? I think I'm getting that the Mexican place is probably not great!!
It's also very likely that it isn't open most of the time for people now. I've only seen during peak times and then it has VERY limited hours. I wouldn't count on it being open. Out of at least my last 5 trips I have yet to see the place open for business.

biras jim
09-07-2007, 11:50 AM
I'd say the El Pirata y el Perico or Columbia Harbor House. I really enjoyed the first but it has only been open on 2 of my 8 visits. Never a bad meal at CHH.

sherabby
09-07-2007, 12:05 PM
Of these four restaurants, which would be your favorite to dine at for lunch & why? Is there something special that you like to eat there?
Cosmic Ray's has an awesome fixin's bar for your burgers! They have sauteed mushrooms and onions! Animal Kingdom had a bar like that too where they served the McDonald's fries.

stitchgal
09-07-2007, 12:57 PM
I love the toppings bar at Pecos Bills and the atmosphere too. Columbia Harbor House has become a new favorite too; great menu!

exnortherner
09-07-2007, 01:17 PM
From the choices given, I would have to cast my vote for Cosmic Rays. They do some nice salads for those watching their diet. However, going outside your selections, my first choice is always Liberty Tree Tavern. It is a restful break in a usually hectic visit to MK. I love their turkey platter. It's like a mini thanksgiving. If you have the time to spare (and it doesn't take much longer than counter service) it is a very civilized way to dine.

Mr. Moose51
09-07-2007, 02:18 PM
Always have had a good lunch at CHH. Something different than burgers. Also plenty of room to sit.

pta-mom
09-11-2007, 06:19 AM
Which is the place that has the best "fixin bar" for the burgers? My DS 11 says he wants at least one place on this trip that has AWESOME burgers....I'm thinking as long as it has lots of "stuff" on it, it would be awesome!

westcliffemom
09-11-2007, 06:30 AM
Anyone else have any thoughts on this? I think I'm getting that the Mexican place is probably not great!!

I love eating at this restaurant, and the food is good. The tacos & taco salads come without toppings, and there is a topping bar for them. It's really nice. BUT, it's not open all the time. That's what makes it iffy. HTH!

saffymom
09-11-2007, 06:53 AM
Which is the place that has the best "fixin bar" for the burgers? My DS 11 says he wants at least one place on this trip that has AWESOME burgers....I'm thinking as long as it has lots of "stuff" on it, it would be awesome!

Pecos Bills and Cosmic Rays both have good burgers and a fixins bar. But I voted for CHH because of the tuna sandwich! YUM!!:thumbsup2

sherabby
09-11-2007, 08:08 AM
Which is the place that has the best "fixin bar" for the burgers? My DS 11 says he wants at least one place on this trip that has AWESOME burgers....I'm thinking as long as it has lots of "stuff" on it, it would be awesome!

We ate at Cosmic Rays in Tommorrowland and it was excellent!

Goofy'slady
09-11-2007, 10:41 AM
I'm gonna have to go with Peco Bill's because my husband and I buy the double bacon burger and an extra bun and we each get a burger patty and buy and extra side of fries. Saves us more money we could use on our TS meals since we're not on the DDP. :cool1: Not to mention that the fixin bar is outta this world.

Toya

buckylarue
09-11-2007, 10:47 AM
I have yet to be able to try El Pirata as it is never open when we visit. I used to really love CHH for the clam chowder when it came in the sourdough bread bowl, but now that it's just in a bowl it's no big deal. CR and PB both have great burgers and fixin's bars, so it's a toss-up between them.

PortieOwner
09-11-2007, 02:27 PM
Cosmic Rays: great location, huge meals, fast service, and the "robot alien cow" to entertain the kids.

kimis
09-11-2007, 02:41 PM
We really like COlumbia Harbor House. The food is good and their ice tea is great. Enjoy

lovmy2girls
09-11-2007, 04:03 PM
:goodvibes CHH-those tuna samwichs are fantastic on a hot day,..... or cold day :rotfl: Its just a great CS meal.

I like the Pirate and the Parrot too, when its open. The mexican is a good change up.:)

maggs
09-11-2007, 05:24 PM
We have treid them all except El Pirata and Columbia Harbour House was the best - great fresh food and a change from burgers and fries.

Maggs

NannyPooh
09-11-2007, 05:24 PM
We've eaten at 3 of the 4 listed.
We ate at Pecos Bill's last October for the first time - we thought that the burgers were really good (keeping in mind that we were at WDW!). I have always liked El Pirata, but we haven't been able to eat there in several years!
My whole family loves CHH - including me, and we eat there at least once per visit. BUT...for some reason, no matter what I eat, my stomach just can't deal well with the food, and I always end up a little sick :sick: . Not sure why, as it doesn't happen anywhere else!

Ron from Michigan
09-20-2007, 01:01 PM
CHH is our favorite cs restaurant in any of the parks.

vanillarum
09-20-2007, 04:35 PM
Our favorite at the MK is not on your list - Liberty Tree Tavern. They have an awesome salad, and we love the crab cake !! Good luck !! :thumbsup2

blanq
09-20-2007, 04:41 PM
I am a big fan of Columbia Harbour House, and will be eating there again in a few weeks.:thumbsup2

lynninpa
09-20-2007, 04:44 PM
Just where in MK is Columbia Harbor House? TIA!

Conservative Hippie
09-20-2007, 04:45 PM
CHH, but I also really like Casey's. I don't normally like hot dogs, but eating a hot dog from Casey's, sitting outside listening to Jim on the piano with the castle in the background just makes me feel like I'm on vacation every time.

iluvradcliffe
09-21-2007, 07:07 AM
None of the above. I prefer Pinocchio's Village Haus.

Disneyof3
09-21-2007, 10:38 AM
:thumbsup2

I choose Cosmic Rays for lunch but for supper it would have to be Pecos Bill. Will be try CC this March for the first time so can't comment on that one. We love the burgers at CR and the chicken wrap at Pecos Bill.:laughing:

beachblanket
09-21-2007, 12:25 PM
If we decide to do an MK CS lunch (we always have a TS ADR in hand but sometimes cancel them at the last moment if our schedule changes), we tend to head for CHH (early, ergo before 11:30) and always grab a window table upstairs. It's nice to comfortably enjoy looking down at the outside mobs while eating!

http://www.disneymealvouchers.com/images/Columbia-Harbour-House-atMagicKingdom.jpg

DisneyLover75
09-21-2007, 12:47 PM
None of the above. I prefer Pinocchio's Village Haus.

I second that! I love the figaro fries, and I like to watch It's A Small World while we eat. :love: :dance3:

joleen76
09-21-2007, 01:20 PM
I vote for El Pirate but it has only been open for 2 of my 7 visits. It's a shame to, because it's really good. IMO.

grimley1968
09-21-2007, 01:23 PM
I find them all to be mediocre, but chose CCH, since it seems to offer the most comfortable environment, and happens to be in a favorite park of the park for us.

For lunch, we prefer just to go to Casey's, grab some dogs and get back on our way.

Buzz2001
09-22-2007, 04:33 PM
Pinocchio's!!

Ron from Michigan
10-22-2007, 02:13 AM
We love Columbia Harbour House for lunch. They have a fantastic salad there.

suzimar57
10-22-2007, 05:55 AM
columbia harbor house

it's cool, dark and not so noisy upstairs

we like the fish/chicken and fries, and the little chocolate cakes

i always feel more "refreshed" after eating there, and cooling off

SuzieN
10-22-2007, 06:54 AM
Columbia Harbor House is in Liberty Square, across from the Haunted Mansion. I vote for it too!