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Old 02-19-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Thanksgiving Dinner at Disney World

Where is the best place to eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at DW - Turkey or Ham and all the fixings? Thanks!
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Where is the best place to eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at DW - Turkey or Ham and all the fixings? Thanks!
Welcome to the DIS!!! If your planning on being in the Magic Kingdom on that day I would recommend Liberty Tree Tavern. While I have never been there on Thanksgiving, it's menu is like a Thanksgiving dinner every day. They offer up dinner family style with turkey, roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, stuffing and Mac & Cheese. That is pretty Thanksgiving to me. Many of the other restaurants in WDW will offer a special menu on Thanksgiving, I'm sure there are many here on the DIS who have been to WDW on Thanksgiving and will be able to offer some other places for you as well.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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I second Liberty Tree Tavern. Many restaurants offer special thanksgiving day menus though so if you cannot get that reservation do not worry
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I would also say Liberty Tree Tavern in MK. It's the closest you'll come to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, and pretty good at that. It's also all-you-care-to-enjoy, served family-style.

If you find yourself in Epcot, another good bet for a Thanksgiving-type meal would be the Garden Grill. It is a rotating restaurant and is character dining. The characters there include (someone please correct me if I'm wrong!): Chip and Dale, Mickey, and Pluto. I am not a huge fan of this restaurant, but have not given it a second chance since I ate there a couple of years ago. Not bad, but just wasn't my favorite. I'm sure others have had different experiences there, but again, it just wasn't my cup of tea.

Between the two, I'd definitely go for Liberty Tree Tavern!
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We actually really enjoyed Whispering Canyon Cafe. They bring everything out family style and it is a fun, relaxed atmosphere with traditional food. My DDs ate more turkey here than any other Thanksgiving.
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Liberty Tree would be my suggestion.
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Whispering Canyon is a fun place if you have kids. Although it is a great place for adults too. And the food is great.
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Originally Posted by wiigirl
Liberty Tree would be my suggestion.

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So I think we are going to avoid MK on Thanksgiving Day or maybe try it earlier in the week.

Instead, for actual Thanksgiving Day, I am looking at the following:

1. Tusker House
2. Le Cellier
3. Garden Grove - Buffet
4. Whispering Canyon - Family Style
5. Captains Grille

How do I know if 1, 2 and 5 are buffet or FS? Anyone know? I'd prefer FS, but obviously more choice for the kiddos on buffet.

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1 is a buffet
2 is a table service- it is a Signature Rest so if you are on the dining plan it will take 2 credits.
5 is also a Table service.

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I'll be hitting LTT for Thanksgiving. Most traditional in my eyes. I can't wait.
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Another option...not quite so traditional...

OP - I know you requested traditional fare, but here's another thought just for fun.

Hoop De Doo Revue!

We were thinking we wanted traditional, however, after reading all the glowing posts about HDDR, we are going to try to do that for Thanksgiving this year.

I think they have fried chicken and some "picnic" like foods.

We wanted to avoid MK on this day (since it is our arrival day as well) and thought this would be fun to try.

Good luck with whatever you may decide. We are SO excited to be at WDW during the Thanksgiving holiday and are super thrilled to get to see all the holiday decor!!

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We went to Trails End at Fort Wilderness for Thanksgiving Dinner back in 2009 and it was very nice. Traditional foods served buffet style in a very "Thanksgiving-y" atmosphere.
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. . . 50' Prime Time
. . . Akershus
. . . Artist Point
. . . Biergarten
. . . California Grill
. . . Cape may Cafe
. . . Captains Grille
. . . Chef Mickey's
. . . Citricos
. . . Coral Reef
. . . Flying Fish
. . . Fulton's Crab House
. . . Garden Grill
. . . Hollywood & Vine
. . . Hollywood Brown Derby
. . . Jiko
. . . Kona Cafe
. . . Kouxzzina
. . . LeCellier
. . . Liberty Tree Tavern
. . . Narcoossee's
. . . Portebello
. . . Raglan Road
. . . Rose & Crown
. . . Sanaa
. . . The Wave
. . . Tony's Town Square
. . . Turf Club
. . . Tusker House
. . . Victori & Albert's
. . . Whisperoing Canyon Cafe
. . . Wolfgang Puck Cafe
. . . Yachtsman Steal House


1) I like good food at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
2) But, I also want a different atmosphere.
3) So, I have an off-the-wall and out-of-the-way favorite.

4) Trail's End Thanksgiving & Christmas Lunch/Dinner Buffet
2012 prices - Adult: $28.75, Child: $15.97 (tax included)
. . . Seafood Bisque
. . . Hearty Vegetable Soup
. . . Salad Bar with Mixed Greens
. . . Garden Vegetables
. . . Carved Smoked Turkey Breast
. . . Mustard-glazed Ham
. . . Fried Chicken
. . . BBQ Pork Ribs
. . . Baked Salmon with Cranberry-Orange Butter
. . . Pasta with Cannellini Bean Sauce
. . . Country-style Green Beans
. . . Steamed Buttered Broccoli
. . . Butternut Squash with Cranberries
. . . Mashed Potatoes
. . . Corn Bread Stuffing
. . . Pumpkin Pie
. . . Pecan Pie
. . . Red Velvet Cake
. . . Soft Serve Ice Cream
. . . Non-Alcoholic or Non-Specialty Beverage included

There are several WDW eateries with traditional Thanksgiving
and Christmas food. I don't think there are any bad choices.
Turkey is pretty much turkey, and I can get that at home. So,
I go for atmosphere I can't get at home. Fort Wilderness fits
the bill perfectly. PLUS, the price is right.
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I just went to WDW over last Thanksgiving and we ate at 50s PTC. They had a turkey meal with stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. I didn't get it (I went with the meatloaf. Untraditional, I know) but everyone else in my party did and they loved it. There are definitely more authentic places (LTT, for example) but we couldn't get an ADR for there. I loved the 50s for Thanksgiving though!
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