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Julie521
09-28-2011, 03:14 PM
Hey everyone! was hoping some veterans could help me make some decisions on which restaurants are good for both food AND service. I am a waitress, so I am not crazy but appreciate a good server when I see one. When we go DH will be 30 and I will be 24. We will be on the DDP in September for 6 nights/7 days. So far, we have narrowed it down to these places:

ESPN Club
Big River Grille & Brewing Company
Beaches & Cream
Yachtsman Steakhouse
Beirgarten
Coral Reef
Le Cellier
Via Napoli
Planet Hollywood
Sci Fi Dine in Theatre
Moma Melrose's
50's Prime Time Cafe
Liberty Tree Tavern
Yak/Yeti
Whispering Canyon Cafe

My fiance is a very simple eater, doesn't like a TON of things, so I already went through the menus to choose what places would have things he would like. We don't plan on doing Cali Grill, which has been suggested lots of times. Thanks for everyone's help :lovestruc

mommyof3princess27
09-30-2011, 09:10 AM
Looks good! I have only been to a handful of those places so cant be too much help sorry!

PryncessChrysty
10-01-2011, 02:59 AM
Congrats on your upcoming wedding! DH & I went to WDW for our honeymoon last October and had an amazing time!

I noticed you have quite a few Boardwalk area locations, but from your ticker it looks like your staying at Coronado Springs. If that's accurate, I would change some of them up:

ESPN Club - Only if you're big sports fans going to watch a game
Big River Grille & Brewing Company - I would skip this one and do something in Epcot, if possible. Les Chefs de France, La Hacienda de San Angel or Rose & Crown would be good options
Beaches & Cream - Great
Yachtsman Steakhouse - Great
Beirgarten - I haven't been here, but I understand it's communal tables, which may not be very romantic for your honeymoon.
Coral Reef - Good
Le Cellier - Great
Via Napoli - Great
Planet Hollywood - IMO, I don't think this is anything special and can be done in any major city. I would suggest possibly Raglan Road or another restaurant in the DTD area.
Sci Fi Dine in Theatre - Good (hopefully you'll get a car)
Mama Melrose's - Haven't been here yet, but the Brown Derby is a great option, too.
50's Prime Time Cafe - Great
Liberty Tree Tavern - Good
Yak/Yeti - Good
Whispering Canyon Cafe - Good

Julie521
10-01-2011, 09:27 PM
Congrats on your upcoming wedding! DH & I went to WDW for our honeymoon last October and had an amazing time!

I noticed you have quite a few Boardwalk area locations, but from your ticker it looks like your staying at Coronado Springs. If that's accurate, I would change some of them up:

ESPN Club - Only if you're big sports fans going to watch a game
Big River Grille & Brewing Company - I would skip this one and do something in Epcot, if possible. Les Chefs de France, La Hacienda de San Angel or Rose & Crown would be good options
Beaches & Cream - Great
Yachtsman Steakhouse - Great
Beirgarten - I haven't been here, but I understand it's communal tables, which may not be very romantic for your honeymoon.
Coral Reef - Good
Le Cellier - Great
Via Napoli - Great
Planet Hollywood - IMO, I don't think this is anything special and can be done in any major city. I would suggest possibly Raglan Road or another restaurant in the DTD area.
Sci Fi Dine in Theatre - Good (hopefully you'll get a car)
Mama Melrose's - Haven't been here yet, but the Brown Derby is a great option, too.
50's Prime Time Cafe - Great
Liberty Tree Tavern - Good
Yak/Yeti - Good
Whispering Canyon Cafe - Good

We are huge sports fans! So i would probably pick a day the Red Sox are playing and head there to watch the game and eat at ESPN. Other than that we are really open. Thank you for your opinions. I think planet hollywood might be something to skip. I agree, we could do that anywhere. once i get some more opinions i am going to try to narrow it down a little more. thanks again!!!

Julie521
10-03-2011, 04:50 PM
any one else have opinions or suggestions? i could use all the help and advice i can get!

Julie521
10-08-2011, 10:19 PM
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canopynut66
10-08-2011, 10:45 PM
Hey everyone! was hoping some veterans could help me make some decisions on which restaurants are good for both food AND service. I am a waitress, so I am not crazy but appreciate a good server when I see one. When we go DH will be 30 and I will be 24. We will be on the DDP in September for 6 nights/7 days. So far, we have narrowed it down to these places:

ESPN Club
Big River Grille & Brewing Company
Beaches & Cream
Yachtsman Steakhouse
Beirgarten
Coral Reef
Le Cellier
Via Napoli
Planet Hollywood
Sci Fi Dine in Theatre
Moma Melrose's
50's Prime Time Cafe
Liberty Tree Tavern
Yak/Yeti
Whispering Canyon Cafe

My fiance is a very simple eater, doesn't like a TON of things, so I already went through the menus to choose what places would have things he would like. We don't plan on doing Cali Grill, which has been suggested lots of times. Thanks for everyone's help :lovestruc



We are just home this week for being in WDW for two weeks
ESPN Club
Big River Grille & Brewing Company
Beaches & Cream---are all 1 TS but do not take ADR'S...Planet Hollywood is not on dining plan and we were just at cali grill and steak was good but your not missing a thing as was not worth 2 TS. to us Mama Melrose not worth 1 TS just my opinion
Whispering canyons is fun time as is Prime Time diner at HS
Kona's Grill in the Poly is very good
Le Cellier is very good--1 TS for lunch and 2 TS dinner
Liberty tree good same food as Garden grill
Sci Fi fun but food not that good
Via Napoli was very disappointed in it.
Yachstman is good for 2 TS
Captains Grill is good for 1 TS
Cape May is very good and has seafood and many other choices
O Hana's dinner is great
we had breakfast at Kona's this trip and was really good (had only had dinner there before and it was great) as for service it is hit and miss we had mostly good but some bad. my sister a waitress and she tough on them tip wise if they bad. :eek: hope you have a great trip:cool1: Bomas in AK lodge is great but is huge selection and then have Sana's as well on AKL.

Julie521
10-08-2011, 10:54 PM
We are just home this week for being in WDW for two weeks
ESPN Club
Big River Grille & Brewing Company
Beaches & Cream---are all 1 TS but do not take ADR'S...Planet Hollywood is not on dining plan and we were just at cali grill and steak was good but your not missing a thing as was not worth 2 TS. to us Mama Melrose not worth 1 TS just my opinion
Whispering canyons is fun time as is Prime Time diner at HS
Kona's Grill in the Poly is very good
Le Cellier is very good--1 TS for lunch and 2 TS dinner
Liberty tree good same food as Garden grill
Sci Fi fun but food not that good
Via Napoli was very disappointed in it.
Yachstman is good for 2 TS
Captains Grill is good for 1 TS
Cape May is very good and has seafood and many other choices
O Hana's dinner is great
we had breakfast at Kona's this trip and was really good (had only had dinner there before and it was great) as for service it is hit and miss we had mostly good but some bad. my sister a waitress and she tough on them tip wise if they bad. :eek: hope you have a great trip:cool1: Bomas in AK lodge is great but is huge selection and then have Sana's as well on AKL.

Thanks for all your advice! I don't know how I am going to pick where we go :confused3 My fiance lets me do all the planning. His only request is one day at universal cuz he wants to go on the jaws ride. I TOLD HIM ITS LAME! HAHA but it is his favorite movie so i gave in. I have heard great things about Kona's breakfast. I hadn't plan on doing a breakfast out at all because we aren't big eaters in the morning due to our schedules, but we might have to do one!

PosadaGirl519
10-09-2011, 05:09 PM
Congrats! DH and I also Disneymooned. Your list is great :) But I hope you don't mind I have a few suggestions.

Disney is a great place to try new things! You guys seem like steak and potato type people but consider places that cater to those and a little more... Our favorite restaurant in all of WDW is The Hollywood Brown Derby. You can absolutely get your steak and potatoes there and it is AMAZING! Also Jiko in AKL has great steak with mac n' cheese, plus you can try fantastic other flavors. Along those lines I HIGHLY recommend Boma for breakfast, also in AKL. It's all your traditional breakfast foods + some new and exciting things unique to this restaurant. My other gem is Raglan Road in DTD. Talk about yummy pub food and its only 1 table service credit.

Also do a character meal! DH and I were invited to 1900 Park Fare on a whim and loved the experience so much we have made sure to do a different one every trip. 1900, Chef Mickeys, Crystal Palace, and (breakfast) O'Hana are full of kids (not so romantic) but we LOVED The Garden Grill in EPCOT. The food is right up your ally and with the placement of the tables you feel a lot more secluded than in any other restaurant. It spins! How neat is that?!?

So to your list, my comments :thumbsup2
The ones I left alone I have not eaten at.

ESPN Club /Planet Hollywood - SKIP! These are everywhere
Big River Grille & Brewing Company
Beaches & Cream M'mmm The Kitchen Sink
Yachtsman Steakhouse
Beirgarten I hope you like German food. Turns out I don't but really love pretzels and beer! Lots of kids here.
Coral Reef
Le Cellier
Via Napoli
Planet Hollywood
Sci Fi Dine in Theatre
Moma Melrose's
50's Prime Time Cafe
Liberty Tree Tavern
Yak/Yeti
Whispering Canyon Cafe Bottomless milkshakes! Ask for ketchup ;)

Best of luck making your decisions and I hope your trip is as magical as ours was :bride:

Julie521
10-10-2011, 11:03 PM
Congrats! DH and I also Disneymooned. Your list is great :) But I hope you don't mind I have a few suggestions.

Disney is a great place to try new things! You guys seem like steak and potato type people but consider places that cater to those and a little more... Our favorite restaurant in all of WDW is The Hollywood Brown Derby. You can absolutely get your steak and potatoes there and it is AMAZING! Also Jiko in AKL has great steak with mac n' cheese, plus you can try fantastic other flavors. Along those lines I HIGHLY recommend Boma for breakfast, also in AKL. It's all your traditional breakfast foods + some new and exciting things unique to this restaurant. My other gem is Raglan Road in DTD. Talk about yummy pub food and its only 1 table service credit.

Also do a character meal! DH and I were invited to 1900 Park Fare on a whim and loved the experience so much we have made sure to do a different one every trip. 1900, Chef Mickeys, Crystal Palace, and (breakfast) O'Hana are full of kids (not so romantic) but we LOVED The Garden Grill in EPCOT. The food is right up your ally and with the placement of the tables you feel a lot more secluded than in any other restaurant. It spins! How neat is that?!?

So to your list, my comments :thumbsup2
The ones I left alone I have not eaten at.

ESPN Club /Planet Hollywood - SKIP! These are everywhere
Big River Grille & Brewing Company
Beaches & Cream M'mmm The Kitchen Sink
Yachtsman Steakhouse
Beirgarten I hope you like German food. Turns out I don't but really love pretzels and beer! Lots of kids here.
Coral Reef
Le Cellier
Via Napoli
Planet Hollywood
Sci Fi Dine in Theatre
Moma Melrose's
50's Prime Time Cafe
Liberty Tree Tavern
Yak/Yeti
Whispering Canyon Cafe Bottomless milkshakes! Ask for ketchup ;)

Best of luck making your decisions and I hope your trip is as magical as ours was :bride:

Thank you so so much for all your advice :) I am telling you I would be lost without these threads

Julie521
10-10-2011, 11:04 PM
So, talked to the fiance, and in the middle of trying to decide where to eat for dinner, we decided we are going to do a breakfast one day :) We are going to be spending a day at Universal, so we think we are going to breakfast somewhere first, early, then going to Universal. As of right now, we think we are going to do Boma. We will be at CSR so this would be closer. anyone have any suggestions for the BEST place to have breakfast. Please remember, not something FULL of kids. We are okay with noise but crazy kids everywhere might not be our best location. THANKS EVERYONE! :thumbsup2