View Full Version : First timer-if you had to pick 1, what is your favorite TS & CS restaurant

04-15-2010, 04:21 PM
Hello! :)
I am frantically planning our vacation which will take place 25 Aug - 2 Sep 10. We are staying at CBR and will have DDP. Cast members are myself, Cathy (will celebrate my birthday on 1 Sep, so want to eat in a fabulous restaurant), DH James and our 3 kiddos. My two oldest are very cultured and are not picky eaters AT ALL! They love sushi, steak, fish, exotic dishes, ect...So I am not worried about them not having anything to eat. In fact, sometimes they eat things that even I won't try. There is SO MUCH information on here that it's hard not to get overwhelmed. I know this has been asked a million times, but for me (pretty please!!) would you let me know what your 1 favorite TS and CS restaurant is and why? I would be forever grateful. So far I have made ressies at Chef Mickeys our first night here, Crystal Palace for dinner, Boma for dinner, and Garden Grill for lunch. I have no problem cancelling ressies, but I feel I am running out of time and want to make the right decisions! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! :grouphug:

04-15-2010, 04:26 PM
Here some other good ones
MK- Tony's great food or The Castle good food + it's a castle (cool)
DHS- Prime Time -good food & great fun a must do every trip
Epcot- Tutto- great food, Teppen Edo- good food & fun, Coral Reef- good food and an awesome Aquarium .
HDDR- Great Show good food & fun.

04-15-2010, 04:40 PM
Cinderella Royal Table Dinner at MK

Flame Tree Barbeque QS at AK

04-15-2010, 04:43 PM
You can't tell me to pick just 1! :eek:
MK - LTT/I love the old fashioned atmosphere
Columbia Harbour House/yummy fish and chips
Epcot - Coral Reef/great staff and food and atomosphere
Electric Umbrella/the best cheeseburger ever
DHS - 50's/fun...and good food
Catalina Eddie's/love the Italian sandwich
AK - Yak & Yeti/theming goes along with AK
Pizzafari/yummy pizza
DTD - Planet Hollywood/loud but DD loves it...ok I love it too

04-15-2010, 04:47 PM
Marakeesh!!! Incredible food, incredible atmosphere! A close second would be Boma.

TS...Yak and Yeti at AK....servings are large so you could order a couple things and share

04-15-2010, 04:58 PM
ok, more than one is just fine! :lmao: Thank you all!!

Simba's Mom
04-15-2010, 05:08 PM
"So many great resturaunts, so little time!" That's the way we feel about the resturaunts in WDW. My first thoughts are CS-Tangeriene Cafe, TS-Liberty Tree Tavern's lunch.

04-15-2010, 09:43 PM
O'Hana for TS & Sunshine Seasons in Epcot for QS - just so much variety. The best food we ate was at LTT in MK but it's no longer a character meal.

04-15-2010, 09:44 PM
Hmmm...if I had to choose, Crystal Palace breakfast for TS & Peco Bills for TS. We had this awesome chicken dinner there, yummy!

04-15-2010, 09:47 PM
Since you're on the DDP, I will tell you my favorite 1 TS credit place - Sanaa at Kidani Village! If you're adventerous eaters, then you'll probably really like it.

For a CS, you can't beat Tangierine Cafe in the Morocco pavilion at Epcot.

04-15-2010, 09:48 PM
All time favorite restaurant ever, in the world (WDW and everywhere!) is....
BOMA (TS)--interesting, different, excellent--the soup is fantastic!

MK--(TS) Crystal Palace--love, love, love the food
EP--(CS) Sunshine Seasons--lots of great choices

04-15-2010, 10:19 PM
Favorite TS is California Grill book in time to see wishes the view is wonderful.
CS pepper market has the best variety of food choices as a cs meal
have a great trip

04-15-2010, 10:21 PM
Table service: Boma, but since you're going there already, I'll add a vote for Kona Cafe.

Counter service: Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom.

04-15-2010, 10:25 PM
Went there with 4 Adults/4kiddos (5,5,3,3). Had a great time! Kids loved the food, so did we. Great choices, wonderful variety!

04-15-2010, 11:20 PM
CS- Wolfgang Puck Express in DTD Marketplace. My family loves this place. Food is great and it is a step above your typical CS meal.

TS- Crystal Palace lunch. Great food and the character interaction is very good.

04-15-2010, 11:40 PM
Breakfast at Chef Mickeys for Table Service

Flame Tree BBQ... My #1 Counter Service!!! Yummm

04-16-2010, 08:01 AM
Hummmm...this is tough.

MK - CS - Columbia Harbor House.
DTD - CS - Earl of Sandwich
DHS -CS - Rosie's All American
Epcot - CS - Electric Umbella

MK - TS - Crystal Palace - never had breakfast there; just lunch and dinner
MK - TS - Liberty Tree Tavern
MK - TS - Plaza Restaurant (nice light meals. Best Turkey Club!!)
Poly - TS - Kona Cafe

Saratoga Springs Resort - TS - The Turf Club
Boardwalk - TS - ESPN
Boardwalk - TS - Big River Grill and Brewery (they brew their own beers there)

I could go on forever! Have fun planning!!! :thumbsup2

04-16-2010, 11:45 AM
Since your kids are adventurous eaters:

Marrakesh in Epcot
Chefs de France in Epcot
California Grill (it's a bit of a splurge, but it's great and the food is outta this world.)
Yak and Yeti in AK

Columbia Harbour House in MK
Sunshine Seasons in Epcot
Flame Tree Barbecue in AK
Harry Ramsden's Fish and chips in the UK in Epcot

04-16-2010, 01:23 PM
Favorite TS= LeCellier for filet/w mushroom risotto
TS= Ohana's strictly for the bread pudding

Favorite CS=My choice and DH's, Wolfgang Puck Express@ DTD. absolutely the best tasting food for your money.
CS= Cosmic Rays and Toy Story Pizza Plantet, my kids choice.

04-16-2010, 01:41 PM
Table service: Boma, but since you're going there already, I'll add a vote for Kona Cafe.

Counter service: Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom.

I will second Jared's comments about Kona Cafe and Columbia Harbor House. Those were my choices if I had to suggest 1 TS and 1 CS credit each.

04-16-2010, 02:26 PM
If I was forced to choose (after discussing it with my family), it would be O'Hana's for TS and Pecos Bill's at MK for CS.

I love the grilled shrimp at O'Hana's along with their bread pudding topped with Bananas Foster, plus the ginger sesame chicken wings and the rest.

Pecos Bill at MK, it is hard to beat a good grilled hamburger with a topping bar that also has hot cheese sauce for your fries.

04-17-2010, 05:27 PM
Thank you all so much! It's so hard to narrow it down lol

04-17-2010, 06:00 PM
For CS, the best is Sunshine Season b/c of great selection and great value on DDP.
For TS its very hard to say b/c so many great restuarant but we love Naroccoosee's.

04-17-2010, 06:37 PM
Favorite TS= LeCellier for filet/w mushroom risotto
TS= Ohana's strictly for the bread pudding

I would agree for both of these but I am worried you won't be able to get reservations for either at this point.

I would recommend Kona Cafe as an alternative as we love it and reservations are easier to get. Chefs de France is also a good alternative and is easier to book.

04-17-2010, 09:10 PM
Raglan Road is one of our favorite TS. We like the atmosphere, and the food is delocious. I would go for the bread pudding alone!

Earl of Sandwich is one of our favorite QS. I know it's not the best DDP value, but we love the sandwiches.

04-17-2010, 09:58 PM
Mine are both at Epcot-Biergarten and Tangierine Cafe.

04-18-2010, 10:12 AM
JMHO, but I would recommend switching up a couple of your character meals for breakfast instead. I just don't find them all that great for dinner...food wise. You obviously have kids that like to try things....and I don't.....so while my kids don't find many things they like, yours probably will be disappointed in the quality of the taste. Where as the breakfasts also have lots of choices I also think the food is overall better. We have tried a few for dinner, but won't go back (but that's just us) because for the prices.....they are SOOOOO many better places to have dinner. We get the character fill by going with breakfast and actually enjoy the food too.

Everyone has different opionions obviously....but you just want might to mix it up a little so you can decide for yourself. Crystal Palace has an excellent breakfast buffet, probably my favorite.

My favorite meal so far in our several trips is probably San Angel in Mexico. My kids would vote for Sci-Fi. They love the atmosphere and it's good for burgers and shakes. We haven't ventured to other things. Something about that place makes me want a burger. For CS, I'd also vote for Wolfgang Puck Express. My kids like that too, but would probably vote Pizza Planet as their favorite. Again, atmosphere winning over great food.


04-18-2010, 10:18 AM
TS: Ohana
CS: Yorkshire Fish and Chips

04-18-2010, 10:20 AM
Garden Grill doesn't offer lunch anymore. However, our fave TS in Epcot does: Biergarten. The food is absolutely delicous & the entertainment is really fun for everyone. My fave CS in each park is:
MK- Pecos Bill: awesome taco salad, burgers, & bbq pork sandwich with the best toppings bar ever
Epcot: Sunshine Seasons: The freshest CS in all of WDW w/ lots of different options & an awesome bakery
DHS- Fairfax Far: Love their Fairfax salad & large bbq variety
AK- Pizzafari: Tasty pizza w/ really yummy caesar salads

I would also check out Rainforest Cafe in AK for breakfast. The prices are VERY reasonable & the restaurant is really peaceful in the morning. We always get the breakfast pizza & it's large enough for 2 big eaters to share.
Have a great trip!!!

04-18-2010, 10:31 AM
So hard to choose just one! In DTD both Wolfgang Puck Express and Earl of Sandwich offer something different than burgers and chicken strips. We always visit Pecos Bill if burgers are what you want though, the fixins bar is great. Columbia Harbour House does some very good sandwiches.

For TS we always visit 50's Prime Time Cafe, very good for laughs and the food was good. Le Cellier does excellent food but does tend to get booked very quickly. California Grill is expensive but the view is wonderful and the food exquisite.

04-18-2010, 10:37 AM
Cali grill and Columbia harbor house

Lady SnowElla
04-18-2010, 10:39 AM
My DDs love to eat dinner in the Castle & Raglan Road at Downtown Disney. Another favorite for kids is Prime Time at Disney Studios. They love for someone else to tell them to eat their veggies instead of Mom.
Favorite CS include Cosmic Rays at MK & the Japanese CS at Epcot. They really like their sushi. When at Epcot, they love to visit BC for gelato.

My youngest DD found the kid's menu boring & was so happy that she was old enough on our last visit to order off the adult menu.

04-18-2010, 10:41 AM
TS--Teppan Edo (Epcot)
CS--Pepper Market (CSR)