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Old 06-09-2011, 08:48 AM   #32
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Ooh, those flatbreads look mighty tasty! We've only been to Mama Melrose once, and it was just meh. It's been a few years, though. Your review makes me think about trying it again when we go in March 2012. We already have all of our ADR's for October, and sadly, the people we are going with really want to go to 50's Prime Time Cafe. Been there. Done that. Many times. Maybe I could convince them to split up at that time. I don't think an ADR at Mama Melrose would be too difficult to get?

Thanks for the great review, keep 'em coming!
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:03 AM   #33
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Great review of Mama Melrose - I would love that mushroom flatbread
It was definitely my favorite!

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Ooh, those flatbreads look mighty tasty! We've only been to Mama Melrose once, and it was just meh. It's been a few years, though. Your review makes me think about trying it again when we go in March 2012. We already have all of our ADR's for October, and sadly, the people we are going with really want to go to 50's Prime Time Cafe. Been there. Done that. Many times. Maybe I could convince them to split up at that time. I don't think an ADR at Mama Melrose would be too difficult to get?

Thanks for the great review, keep 'em coming!
We went to Mama Melrose a few years ago, but weren't crazy about it. And when I say I few...I mean more like 6-7 I love Prime Time, but Geoff's kind of quiet and I'm not sure how he would react to being picked on at Prime Time. So I gave it up to try Mama's again. Prime Time for lunch is one of my favorite things though, absolutely love it.

So I guess it depends on my mood the day of booking which way I would go...Mama Melrose or Prime Time! ..oh, and if I remember right, Prime Time didn't have as many options for dining times as Mama's did when I re-booked the ADR a month or so out.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:27 AM   #34
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:16 AM   #35
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Okay...just finished! Enjoyed the reivews Looks like we were at WDW at the same time

I've always wondered about POFQ...we have never stayed there...basically because we are a family of 5. Have thought about POR (they have trundles) but didn't know about room size Could our crew survive??

We went to Mama Melrose a couple of years ago and LOVED it!!! However, we ate there again on this past trip and it was just so-so. That being said...I have a feeling it was just us...it was the last day of our trip...we were hot, exhausted and really weren't hungry. After 10 days of the Dxdp, I was ready for some 'home cookin' Your meal looked really good! We did have a great server. She was very attentive and super quick.

Looking forward to some more reviews!
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:00 PM   #36
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I am a big Brown Derby fan but you have me thinking about giving Mama Melrose a try!

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Old 06-11-2011, 02:26 PM   #37
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Loving the reviews so far. We've never stayed at POFQ but have been to Sassagoula to eat a couple of times - we love it there
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Okay...just finished! Enjoyed the reivews Looks like we were at WDW at the same time

I've always wondered about POFQ...we have never stayed there...basically because we are a family of 5. Have thought about POR (they have trundles) but didn't know about room size Could our crew survive??

We went to Mama Melrose a couple of years ago and LOVED it!!! However, we ate there again on this past trip and it was just so-so. That being said...I have a feeling it was just us...it was the last day of our trip...we were hot, exhausted and really weren't hungry. After 10 days of the Dxdp, I was ready for some 'home cookin' Your meal looked really good! We did have a great server. She was very attentive and super quick.

Looking forward to some more reviews!
I'll be doing a full trip report after this dining report is over. I like doing the dining one first so I get all the details of the food right! But I love POFQ, I think it's a fantastic resort. That being said, squeezing 5 in the room? Probably a tight fit. If you were just going down for a long weekend and trying to do a budget trip, I would do it. But for a week long trip, I think you'd all want to strangle each other by the end!

Mama's was good for what it was, but really we had a couple pizzas! I would definitely pay the difference to eat at Mama's again over counter service at HS.

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We initially had Brown Derby booked. But I couldn't justify spending that kind of money on lunch. I mean, yes there's the Cobb Salad, but it would just be a lot of food for lunch. I still want to give it another try, but I'm glad we went to Mama's instead. Plus it meant we got to go to Raglan Road at night!

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Loving the reviews so far. We've never stayed at POFQ but have been to Sassagoula to eat a couple of times - we love it there
You should give POFQ a try to stay! (Unless you have a larger family obv...) I love it!! Thanks for joining in!
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:37 PM   #39
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Raglan Road

We tried Raglan Road for the first time last October. We kind of fell in love with the place. So when I was looking at our schedule for this trip, I started to worry that we wouldn't have anything to do on Saturday night since we were planning on getting to HS before opening (and I know my crew isn't an open to close kind of crew!) So about a month out, I hemmed and hawed and started bugging Geoff about things we could do, one of my suggestions was "We could take the boat to Downtown Disney and go back to Raglan Road." Geoff jumped at it. I asked my parents if they were interested. Yep, they were on board! (My Dad especially liked the idea of taking the boat over since that meant he could indulge in some adult beverages!)

BUT! A snag in the plan! I could get a reservation for 4 at 5...or at 845. OR I could get an ADR for 2 at 630 and another ADR for 2 at 645...so I grabbed those. And kept stalking the Dining System, finally I got an ADR for 4 at 6pm. Great...but a little too close to our 1:10 lunch. It was pretty much decided that everyone would prefer Raglan Road, but I'd keep checking for one closer to 7/7:30pm. Such drama, I KNOW! I've gone through all this trouble to tell you that about a week out, I was sitting on this boring conference call and perusing the Raglan Road website, looking at their menu as you do. When I noticed the "make a reservation" link. Wondering if it would take me to the Disney Dining system, I clicked. And I discovered something wonderful! It takes you to Open Table, where I had my pick of times (except 7...) and was able to secure at 715 reservation. Awesome I checked: Raglan Road is the only Disney restaurant that uses Open Table. And because it probably needs to be stated so I don't get flamed, I canceled all unused ADRs...

So, with that long story out of the way, I present...


Geoff and I arrived at the podium first, but they wouldn't seat us without our entire party (my Mom & Dad were a mere 5 minutes behind us...) so we chilled outside until they arrived, at which point we checked in again and waited another 5 minutes until our buzzer went off. We were led to an awesome table right next to the stage in the middle of the room where the step dancer dances. ...Well, we thought it was awesome. Not so awesome if you were planning on having a conversation, but we were there to take in the atmosphere and food, not to chit chat. I mention this because I've read some reviews that mention how this isn't a great restaurant because it's so noisy. Yeah, it's noisy, I think it makes it fantastic...can't hear all the screaming children that way

Our waiter in all honesty wasn't the most friendly guy on earth, but he got the job done and did it quickly and correctly, so there's not too much I can complain about there.

I ordered the Celtic Martini

I think anyway. I can't find the recipe anywhere online

My Mom had a standard Vodka & Tonic and my Dad & Geoff had beer flights:


We started off with some appetizers to share. In October we had the fried forest of food (officially: Appetiser D'Lirrah for Two) and it was just too much fried food, so we decided to try some different options this time.

First we have the Drunk Chicken, which is marinated in Whiskey...and really, how can you go wrong with anything marinated in Whiskey?


These were really moist and tasty. Not anything blow your mind amazing, but tasty none the less. I enjoyed the mustard that was on the bottom to dip the chicken in.

Then we got some Kinky Crabs to share:

These were good too, definitely different. The crab was nice and fresh, but I wasn't terribly crazy about the dip. And the ends might have been done a bit too much.

For our entrees, Geoff had Paddy's Pork:

Paddy's Pork - Tasty pork loin stuffed with our signature sausage, drizzled with a honey soy glaze, with buttered leeks, cabbage, and mash potatoes

Geoff said it reminded him of comfort food.

I *think* my Dad had the Bangers & Booz

Bangers and Booz - Guinness and onion bangers on mash, topped with caramelized onions and beef stew

I forgot to ask him what he thought of it, but he ate everything on his plate.

My Mom had the Chieftain Chicken

Chieftain Chicken - pan seared breast of chicken, with roasted baby vegetables and mash. Served with mushroom spinach cream sauce and a port wine jus

I was going to get this until she said she was...I knew I could get a few bites! It was delicious, I would totally get this next time! The cream sauce was wonderful, not over powering and I liked that it was on the side instead of drowning the food.

I had the Pie in the Sky:

Pie in the Sky - reach new heights with our chicken and wild mushroom pie served with a rocket lettuce salad

Basically a chicken pot pie. The salad on the side was really good, it wasn't dressed too much, but not too little either. I liked that the inside was good and thick instead of runny with too much gravy. Scrumptious!

We had multiple dancers right behind us, but this is the only picture I took. We were literally right next to this table.


Now I couldn't pass up a chance for dessert, and I knew I wanted to get the bread & butter pudding again.

This time we poured in the butterscotch & vanilla sauces ourselves. In no time this was gone!

We also tried the Trifle Sinful.

Which was sinfully delicious! Just creamy and light. Wonderful. We polished off the desserts in no time flat.

All in all, I think Raglan Road is quickly becoming our favorite restaurant at Disney. The past two trips have been absolutely fantastic, we just love it! If you haven't been, you really should go and check it out!
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:02 PM   #40
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This is the second Raglan Road review I've seen get posted today, and both were very positive. Looks like I need to add it to the list.

Your martini looks really good...like I could go for one right now.

And when something tastes like "comfort food" -- is there any higher compliment?
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #41
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This looks like a great place to eat!! However...is it on the DDP?? We usually do the Dxdp when on a longer trip. The dessert is calling my name!!! Holy cow! It kinda looks like the bread pudding at Ohana. The atmosphere seems like it would be fun...and like you said...it might drown out my screaming kids Perhaps I could actually eat in peace!!!
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We ate there on the first night of our trip and I honestly think it may have been one of the best meals I have ever eaten. I had the salmon, my dad had the Paddy's Pork and my mom had a filet ( I think). All were delicious, especially the bread at the beginning of the meal. Even the kids meals were great (mac & cheese, chicken tenders, and hamburger). The bread & butter pudding was out of this world delicious. And, yes, it is on the DDP! (making it even better!)
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We just ate there on Friday night and hands down one of the best meals of the entire trip. The bread pudding was amazing. I will book here first thing on our next trip. The service was out of this world and the food was just to die for.
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We ate there on the first night of our trip and I honestly think it may have been one of the best meals I have ever eaten. I had the salmon, my dad had the Paddy's Pork and my mom had a filet ( I think). All were delicious, especially the bread at the beginning of the meal. Even the kids meals were great (mac & cheese, chicken tenders, and hamburger). The bread & butter pudding was out of this world delicious. And, yes, it is on the DDP! (making it even better!)
You are right! It's on there!!! I so want to try this place...next time!!!
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Loving your reviews and photos! We're another family that loves Raglan Road, it's a must-do for us every vacation!
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