View Full Version : How long does a TS meal take?

01-30-2009, 09:17 PM
We have the following ADRs

3/21 Coral Reef 6:20
3/22 O'hana 6:35
3/23 Nine Dragons 5:00
3/24 Le Cellier 4:25
3/25 Biergarten 5:00
3/26 Le Chefs 5:00
3/27 Teppan Edo 5:00
3/28 Whispering Canyon Cafe 5:00

So if we arrive at the resturant 10-15 minutes before the ADR how long should a non rushed dinner take?

Thanks, Dave

01-30-2009, 09:25 PM
Based on averages, I would say about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. I've only eaten at a couple of the restaurants on your list, though.

01-30-2009, 09:28 PM
Just realized from your siggy you haven't been to WDW in a loooong time - just wanted to say HAVE FUN!!

01-30-2009, 11:03 PM
It really varies. I know from experience that at some places you can show up at your meal and still have to wait past your reservation time to be seated. This happened to us both at Chef Mickey's and at Narcoossee's. Our meal at Narcoossee's took almost 2 hrs. But that is also a signature dining restaurant. I would say 1 hr and 15 to 1 hr and 30 to be on the safe side.

01-31-2009, 06:51 AM
An hour and a half, max.

01-31-2009, 07:23 AM
I only know about Le Celliar. When we were there in September-we had a late ADR time to begin with---after 7PM and we waited almost a half hour past our ADR time. Once seated we had everything from Appetizers to Desserts and After Dinner Drinks and were there over two hours. Food was good, service was a bit slow but within reason considering they appeared to be short staffed. Overall we had a positive experience--just don't go there expecting to have a five star restaurant experiece or steak. But overall it's fine.

01-31-2009, 09:19 AM
with buffets DH and I are in and out in 40-50 minutes, with regular TS places usually 60-90 minutes.

02-08-2009, 09:42 AM
Would the fact that most of our ADRs are early, lower the chance of the seating times running late?

Like when you go to the doctor. In the morning appointments are on time but as the day goes on, things run later and later.