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tarasdad
08-10-2012, 02:28 PM
On Touringplans I notice that one of the positives listed for the Boardwalk Villas was "Good selection of off-site dining within walking distance". Could anyone elaborate on this? Thanks.

Bill

Missyrose
08-10-2012, 02:45 PM
On Touringplans I notice that one of the positives listed for the Boardwalk Villas was "Good selection of off-site dining within walking distance". Could anyone elaborate on this? Thanks.

Bill

If by "off-site" they mean lots of choices at the Swan and Dolphin. There are a bunch of well-regarded restaurants at those two resorts, plus you're within walking distance of the restaurants at Beach Club, Yacht Club, Epcot and DHS.

I'm not entirely sure how walkable it is from BW to the resaturants on I-Drive, but there are lots that are very easy to get to by car/cab.

vicki_c
08-10-2012, 02:46 PM
On Touringplans I notice that one of the positives listed for the Boardwalk Villas was "Good selection of off-site dining within walking distance". Could anyone elaborate on this? Thanks.

Bill

I don't think that means off Disney property, because there isn't any that I know. Unless we're counting the Hess station.


I see Missy's answer, yes, it could refer to S/D although they are on Disney property.

shalom
08-10-2012, 03:34 PM
I'm guessing Swan and Dolphin restaurants as well. Just as some think the Swan is "true deluxe" versus "Disney Deluxe" as a hotel, some think the restaurants at the Swan and Dolphin are higher quality (and/or more what they expect from similar quality hotels) than the Disney ones.

abdgeek
08-10-2012, 03:37 PM
You also have the restaurants on the boardwalk itself(Flying Fish, Kouzzinna, ESPN club, etc.).

2manydaves
08-10-2012, 03:40 PM
I would think that means the restaurants on the boardwalk that pp referred to -- they aren't actually a part of the resort.

amberpi
08-10-2012, 05:50 PM
I'm sure they are referring to the many "offsite" restuarants at the S/D which are exceptional. If you stay at BWI you should definitely try Blue Zoo/Shula's/Il Muliano. I even found that the same breakfast I bought (same products even from WDW's bakery) was about $4 cheaper at the S/D than at the Mainstreet Bakery or Tamu/Tamu whatever it is in AK. (coffee - or espresso - and plain croissant or just a coffee and banana depending on if I'm feeling skinny or fat:)

DizDaD7
08-10-2012, 08:12 PM
My guess is theyre talking about the restaurants that are either on the BW or over at BC&YC..Like PP's have stated .Not off property...And arriving in 12 days I too will be one visiting these for the 1st time...Yipeee:cheer2:

canopynut66
08-10-2012, 08:19 PM
it is not off site---- it is not Disney owned like the OP stated as in Swan Dolphin or on the Borad walk or in another resort on the Boardwalk area as it is a long way over I 5 to any offical off site dining. be a lo ng way to walk to the Lake Buena Vista drive dining also unless you took the bus to DTD and then walked over to them hotels.

DebbieB
08-11-2012, 02:12 PM
One time I was in the boardwalk lobby on a rainy night and a guy was throwing a fit when they told him there was no restaurant without going outside.

goofy4tink
08-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Off-site means outside of BW itself. So...you have all the restaurants at the Swan, the Dolphin, the YC, and BC. There are a ton of places to eat, outside of BW. One of my favorites?? Picabu at the Dolphin. Love it there.
And you get to have ESPN, Big River Brew, Kouzzina, and Flying Fish, all right there at BW.

dzorn
08-11-2012, 05:19 PM
I would think that means the restaurants on the boardwalk that pp referred to -- they aren't actually a part of the resort.

It could also incude any of the restaurants in EPCOT.

Denise in MI