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iloveeeyore
05-10-2010, 05:53 PM
This is installment #1 of my thread series "What Should We Order at ____?" in advance of our upcoming 12-day celebration.

We are a family of 4, 2 40-something adults and 2 teenagers, all pretty adventurous when it comes to dining. We usually try to order all different things to share, so we can each taste a variety of offerings. Being very appreciative of expert advice here on The DIS, we would love to hear about your favorites at our dining venues. We will take your advice very seriously, will print out these threads and carry them with us as we travel the World. PLEASE chime in with your opinions and experiences, the more, the merrier! Oh, and feel free to suggest any items you think we should avoid, too! Of course, in return, we promise to do a full report, with pics, upon our return!

A little about this day: Captain Cook's will be our first meal of the trip; we hope to check in around 10:30, change into our swimsuits, and spend our first day re-acquainting ourselves with the Poly, enjoying the pool and the marina and (weather permitting), a pool-side lunch. (Dinner this night will be at Chef Mickey's, so we need to save room for buffet dinner).

I should mention, we will not be on the DDP (we prefer more flexibility), but do plan to purchase a TIW card at guest relations upon arrival (not that it can be used at CC's). Thanks for your input!

MinnieGirl33
05-10-2010, 05:55 PM
:yay::yay: Aloha Pork Sandwich !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yay::yay:

bluejasmine
05-10-2010, 05:59 PM
I want to try the grilled cheese

silvermst3k
05-10-2010, 06:25 PM
i LOVED the grown-up grilled cheese. yummmmm:banana:

3prettyprincesses
05-10-2010, 06:56 PM
We loved the cheese/pepperoni flatbread.:thumbsup2 Delish! Also, the side salad was quite good as well. And of course, you can get a dole whip there too.

Scrappy_Tink
05-10-2010, 09:27 PM
Another vote for the Aloha Pork sandwich...that's my DH's favorite!! Also, my son had the Stir-Fried Noodles that I snuck a bite of, and they were really good too. :thumbsup2 I've had the Grown up Grilled cheese before, but the cheese was a little strong and not to my taste.

cmcinc
05-10-2010, 09:35 PM
Pork sandwiches and flatbread pizzas!

iloveeeyore
05-11-2010, 07:06 AM
I want to try the grilled cheese

i LOVED the grown-up grilled cheese. yummmmm:banana:

I had this in August 2006. It was VERY yummy, and I would absolutely order it again!

We loved the cheese/pepperoni flatbread.:thumbsup2 Delish! Also, the side salad was quite good as well. And of course, you can get a dole whip there too.

Yummmm, flatbread!! I love flatbreads in general. I think that might have DSs name on it; he's a cheese and pepperoni hound! What was the side salad like? Do they offer main course salads? And the Dole Whip? Yes, that's gonna happen at some point! We all prefer the pineapple/vanilla swirl. I understand that floats in pineapple juice aren't available? If that's true, we'll have to get some floats at Aloha Isle, too!

Another vote for the Aloha Pork sandwich...that's my DH's favorite!! Also, my son had the Stir-Fried Noodles that I snuck a bite of, and they were really good too. :thumbsup2 I've had the Grown up Grilled cheese before, but the cheese was a little strong and not to my taste.

I think DD might go for the stir-fried noodles. Are they like Lo Mein? My family enjoys ALL kinds of cheese; in general, the stronger it is, the MORE we like it. I'm thinking of naming my dining report "EAT CHEESE!"

Pork sandwiches and flatbread pizzas!

:yay::yay: Aloha Pork Sandwich !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yay::yay:

Yes, I'm DEFINITELY having one of those pork sandwiches! Sounds like DH might have to get his own, because I might not want to share too much!:lmao:

Thank you all so much for your suggestions! Please keep them coming!

Scrappy_Tink
05-11-2010, 08:02 AM
I think DD might go for the stir-fried noodles. Are they like Lo Mein? My family enjoys ALL kinds of cheese; in general, the stronger it is, the MORE we like it. I'm thinking of naming my dining report "EAT CHEESE!"


I want to say they were shorter, wider noodles, but they were really good. If you like stronger cheeses, then you'd probably like the cheese sandwich. :thumbsup2

baileykelly
05-11-2010, 09:49 AM
:yay::yay: Aloha Pork Sandwich !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yay::yay:

What is on the pork sandwich? does it have a sauce?

3prettyprincesses
05-11-2010, 10:06 AM
Yummmm, flatbread!! I love flatbreads in general. I think that might have DSs name on it; he's a cheese and pepperoni hound! What was the side salad like? Do they offer main course salads? And the Dole Whip? Yes, that's gonna happen at some point! We all prefer the pineapple/vanilla swirl. I understand that floats in pineapple juice aren't available? If that's true, we'll have to get some floats at Aloha Isle, too!

Thank you all so much for your suggestions! Please keep them coming![/COLOR]

The salad was good, I think it was a mixed green one with different leaves. Probably like a spring mix? I don't remember what the dressing was though but the salad was good. The flatbread was really yummy, I'd get that again in a heartbeat!

No, they don't have the pineapple floats there. I was excited because I thought they did and when we got there, the cashier told me they don't have them. The dole whip was still good though!:goodvibes

beroh2253
05-11-2010, 11:09 AM
Multigrain Turkey Club and the dole whip self serve for dessert

shezfrombermuda
05-11-2010, 02:01 PM
The multi grain turkey club is good as well as the Aloha pork sandwich. The pork is in barbeque sauce.

ktlm
05-11-2010, 02:13 PM
Just remember, Captain Cooks is basically just a fast food place so don't get your expectations up too high. We weren't impressed at all. (We much prefer the Roarin Forks at WL). We thought the Turkey Sandwich was dry and we weren't that impressed with the flatbread. I don't remember if DH ever tried the Pork Sandwich. I know I didn't. Sounds like we should have! Their burgers were decent, BUT it took us quite a while to figure out that if you want a single burger it is listed on the menu as a SIDE item. The only burger on the regular menu is a double cheesburger. It is a sad state of the country when they consider a single burger a SIDE!!! Everything is ordered by computer and you order before you ever get to a live person, so if you don't want it the way it is listed on the menu, you aren't getting it. We actually found the burger when a guy next to my husband was talking about how ridiculous it was that to order a plain old burger he had to order it from the side menu.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
05-11-2010, 02:33 PM
I would recommend the Adult Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

Scrappy_Tink
05-11-2010, 03:17 PM
What is on the pork sandwich? does it have a sauce?

Pulled pork, cheddar cheese, cucumbers, and pineapple coleslaw on a roll. Mmmmmmmmm!!!!! (Oh, and the chips are pretty good too!)

summerlady
05-11-2010, 03:52 PM
Aloha pork sandwich with chips and a Dole Whip for dessert! The sandwich is so big that even DH couldn't finish it and we both saved half to eat later.

ugadog99
05-11-2010, 06:48 PM
Aloha Pork Sandwich
Hawaiian Flatbread
Stir Fried Noodle

And of course...Dole Whips!

iloveeeyore
05-17-2010, 10:07 AM
The salad was good, I think it was a mixed green one with different leaves. Probably like a spring mix? I don't remember what the dressing was though but the salad was good. The flatbread was really yummy, I'd get that again in a heartbeat!

No, they don't have the pineapple floats there. I was excited because I thought they did and when we got there, the cashier told me they don't have them. The dole whip was still good though!:goodvibes

I wonder if the salad has an asian inspired dressing? Anyway, I imagine I'll be trying it at some point. We are considering bringing our own pineapple juice so we can make floats! We love the Dole Whips, but the floats are even better!

Multigrain Turkey Club and the dole whip self serve for dessert

The multi grain turkey club is good as well as the Aloha pork sandwich. The pork is in barbeque sauce.

DH is a big fan of turkey clubs. Maybe we'll only order one pork sandwich and one turkey club and split them.

Just remember, Captain Cooks is basically just a fast food place so don't get your expectations up too high. We weren't impressed at all. (We much prefer the Roarin Forks at WL). We thought the Turkey Sandwich was dry and we weren't that impressed with the flatbread. I don't remember if DH ever tried the Pork Sandwich. I know I didn't. Sounds like we should have! Their burgers were decent, BUT it took us quite a while to figure out that if you want a single burger it is listed on the menu as a SIDE item. The only burger on the regular menu is a double cheesburger. It is a sad state of the country when they consider a single burger a SIDE!!! Everything is ordered by computer and you order before you ever get to a live person, so if you don't want it the way it is listed on the menu, you aren't getting it. We actually found the burger when a guy next to my husband was talking about how ridiculous it was that to order a plain old burger he had to order it from the side menu.

We are aware of the set-up at Captain Cook's, thanks! The last time we stayed at the Poly, it was in a temporary location over by the Neverland Club; that's when I tried the adult grilled cheese and we grabbed breakfast there every morning. We loved it then, so we think we will like it even better now! Last trip, we stayed at WL (loved RF, too), and made a special trip over to the Poly to check out the new CC's. We thought it looked awesome, but we didn't order anything since we were on our way to Epcot for lunch. Thanks for the tips about the burgers. I doubt any of us would order them there, anyway, but it's good to know. And I agree, that is crazy and very indicative of a sad state of affairs...

I would recommend the Adult Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

:thumbsup2

Pulled pork, cheddar cheese, cucumbers, and pineapple coleslaw on a roll. Mmmmmmmmm!!!!! (Oh, and the chips are pretty good too!)

That sounds sooo yummy. Maybe I'll make some pulled pork with those fixings to get my family in the mood!

Aloha pork sandwich with chips and a Dole Whip for dessert! The sandwich is so big that even DH couldn't finish it and we both saved half to eat later.

We always have grab-n-go style breakfasts in WDW, because we love to hit rope drop and have an big, early-side lunch. I'm thinking Aloha pork sandwich for breakfast!!

Aloha Pork Sandwich
Hawaiian Flatbread
Stir Fried Noodle

And of course...Dole Whips!

They're all on the list!

Thanks so much for your input, everyone!

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
05-17-2010, 01:09 PM
They're all on the list!

Thanks so much for your input, everyone!You're welcome.

Jungle Cruiser
05-17-2010, 03:57 PM
No matter what sandwich you order don't forget the chips, they are delicious at Captain Cooks!

m&m's mom
05-17-2010, 05:24 PM
Can I just say one of the main reasons we are staying at the Poly are the noodles (stir fry). :rotfl2: They were soooooo good!!
Also the Self-Serve Dole Whip. Yum!!

iloveeeyore
05-17-2010, 05:59 PM
No matter what sandwich you order don't forget the chips, they are delicious at Captain Cooks!

No worries! Trust me, NO ONE in MY family is going to ever forget the CHIPS! :lmao:

Can I just say one of the main reasons we are staying at the Poly are the noodles (stir fry). :rotfl2: They were soooooo good!!
Also the Self-Serve Dole Whip. Yum!!

That would definitely make those the MOST expensive noodles in the history of the planet! ;)

Scrappy_Tink
05-17-2010, 06:22 PM
That sounds sooo yummy. Maybe I'll make some pulled pork with those fixings to get my family in the mood!

We made some at home, sans the pineapple coleslaw (we had to use regular coleslaw), it was still great!! Pork butt makes the best pulled pork...I usually cook it in a crockpot all day while I'm at work, and then pull it apart and add BBQ sauce when I get home. Super easy and yummy!

iloveeeyore
05-17-2010, 06:42 PM
We made some at home, sans the pineapple coleslaw (we had to use regular coleslaw), it was still great!! Pork butt makes the best pulled pork...I usually cook it in a crockpot all day while I'm at work, and then pull it apart and add BBQ sauce when I get home. Super easy and yummy!

Thanks for the tip about the pork butt! I have a slow cooker AND a pineapple sitting in my fridge (DH has been making me lapu lapus lately :lovestruc). I have no idea how to make pineapple slaw, but I'm going to do a search. I feel so inspired about Aloha pork sandwiches!

Scrappy_Tink
05-17-2010, 08:27 PM
Thanks for the tip about the pork butt! I have a slow cooker AND a pineapple sitting in my fridge (DH has been making me lapu lapus lately :lovestruc). I have no idea how to make pineapple slaw, but I'm going to do a search. I feel so inspired about Aloha pork sandwiches!

Ok, I shared...now you have to share how your DH makes lapu lapus. :rotfl:

iloveeeyore
05-17-2010, 09:12 PM
Ok, I shared...now you have to share how your DH makes lapu lapus. :rotfl:

Here is a link to the recipe: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2433897&highlight=lapu+lapu+recipe

My DH puts some mango nectar in it to sweeten it a little (cut the rum). For some reason, when he makes it without that, it tastes much stronger than the drink at the Poly. I think that they use another ingredient at the Poly not listed on the recipe, maybe pineapple juice? To hollow out the pineapple, you really need a pineapple corer, available at Williams Sonoma.

Scrappy_Tink
05-18-2010, 08:28 PM
Here is a link to the recipe: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2433897&highlight=lapu+lapu+recipe

My DH puts some mango nectar in it to sweeten it a little (cut the rum). For some reason, when he makes it without that, it tastes much stronger than the drink at the Poly. I think that they use another ingredient at the Poly not listed on the recipe, maybe pineapple juice? To hollow out the pineapple, you really need a pineapple corer, available at Williams Sonoma.

Awesome! Thanks for the link!! I'm banned from Williams Sonoma, I have no self control :rotfl: