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Old 03-15-2013, 11:27 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by khertz View Post
I really love this photo of you taking a photo!

Sorry Raglan Road was a disappointment for you. The atmosphere of a restaurant really can change the experience! Besides the dancing, I don't know if I'd ever really have the desire to eat there either, and your description sounds like it's not a place we would really enjoy. That would drive me CRAZY if someone kept bumping into my seat like that!! And like you, I am big on BREAD, so if the bread is not good, it sets a bad tone for the meal for me.
Haha, thanks. We have a ton of those pictures of the other person taking pictures!

I recently read a review about the restaurant during lunch, and I think that that'd be the time to go to try the food since I don't think there's entertainment at that time. But I just didn't personally like the food too much. There are so many other places that fit our tastes that we'd prefer to try instead ... places with fabulous bread or bread service like Kona Cafe! Whoops, I'm getting ahead of myself ...

Originally Posted by MEK View Post
Wow - sounds like Raglan Road was crazy that night. I have only eaten there once and we were not in the main dining room. My DH and I have an ADR there for June and I'm looking forward to eating in the main room. I guess once I have a couple beers the loudness won't bother me as much.

Your appetizer looks amazing and I enjoyed all your pictures - especially the ones of the ceiling!
I just looked at the AllEars review of the place earlier today, and they have so many other eating areas off to the side. I'm pretty sure those areas would have been much better for what we're used to! I wish there was an option because I'm sure others would have loved to be in the main dining room! I can totally see why others would really enjoy it.

Yes, the appetizer is something I'd recommend! I don't drink beer, but it just seems like it'd go PERFECTLY with some cold beer!

Originally Posted by Jennifer48 View Post
Sorry you both didn't enjoy Raglan Road. At least you can say you've tried it!

I've always wondered how loud it is in there. Most people don't comment on that. I'm with you, I don't like it to be loud when I eat.
Yeah, I'd definitely still be thinking about it if we didn't just try it for ourselves! I know most people probably won't be affected by the volume, but sometimes I get really sensitive to consistently loud sounds. I mean, it bugs me when I first get on the Nemo ride because I think those speakers really need to be adjusted!

Originally Posted by Curiouser&curiouser! View Post
First of all- LOVE the Gilmore Girls.

Second of all- Sorry you didn't enjoy Raglan Road. I have been there a few times now and I have to say I much prefer it for a late lunch after spending the morning shopping than a dinner. It is never full. You can appreciate the beauty of the room much more with the natural light. And it is MUCH MUCH MUCH quieter. Dinner is definitely an upbeat loud time. More of a "Grab a few pints with friends' type atmosphere in my opinion. Lunch is more tame. Though there isn't any dancing or live music. You might want to give it a second chance- just a thought! I understand if you don't though! At least you tried it!
Gilmore Girls is by far the greatest show ever! I've watched each season millions of times. I had to get the DVD box sets right away as each season was released.

We definitely would have enjoyed going during the lunch hour. It probably didn't help that we were at Epcot earlier as well so we were already feeling tired. A long day at DTD and then a late lunch sounds much more fitting!

Originally Posted by marDgreen88 View Post
Ooh, how's Flickr? I really want to switch over from photobucket, too.

I know what you mean, I like places I eat at to look clean and well-kept. That's one of the reasons I'm not a big fan of Cracker Barrel, hahah. Those always seem really dusty to me... I'm weird. ANYWAYS.

Oh darn, I'm sorry your meal wasn't all that. I totally get it though... super loud places like that make me really uncomfortable as well. I could NEVER go to a club. Ick! Hahaha. Your appetizer looks really yummy, at least! I want to try this place someday... but probably at lunch! EARLY lunch.
I'm liking Flickr better at this point because it's easy to choose the size of the picture you want. There's only a certain amount of space to upload per month, but I think that'll be okay for me since I don't update as often, haha. I actually am almost out of my allowed space for this month since I have the next 3-4 updates already finished since I was home sick for the past 3 days and had nothing to do while sitting on the couch. I think it'll be okay though because from what I understand, I'll get to upload the certain amount next month again. My husband also explained that they only show the most recent 200 on your photostream but that the links still work for blogs and stuff. That's fine by me because I'm only using it as a host so as long as the links are fine afterwards even if they don't show up on the photostream, it should be good!

Haha, it's funny that I'm actually fine with Cracker Barrel! I don't think it's the greatest place with it's busy atmosphere and the wooden tables and chairs, but I think I was dying to eat there for so long that I just accepted it all as like, homestyle southern flair!

I could never go to a club either! I think I'd huddle in the corner and just cover my ears and close my eyes. Yeah, I'd definitely recommend lunch and that appetizer!

Originally Posted by RunningGirl View Post
DD and I had a similar experience at Raglan Road. Our server was absolutely horrible - one of the worst I've had anywhere. The food was just meh and it was loud and crowded. It didn't make me anxious to go back! If I did I'd probably try it at lunchtime.
Oh okay, so I'm not the only one who thought that about the restaurant! Previously, I really had only seen glowing reviews of Raglan Road. I can see why some people might like it, but it's just not really for our tastes or for our preferences.

Originally Posted by beachphotog View Post
Haha, Gotham! Danananananana- Batman! I totally meant Animal Kingdom I think!

Sad about Raglan Road not bring great. I wanna try it sometime but I never get to DTD to eat anywhere but quick service...

I hope your day gets better!
HAHA, I couldn't for the life of me figure out what Gotham meant! I was searching every part of my brain especially since I just recently watched Dark Knight Rises. I'm so late in the whole movie game.

We don't typically eat at the sit down places at DTD either, but we figured we'd do so for our honeymoon. I think I'd like to have some appetizers at Paradiso 37 though. That crazy corn looks like something I'd enjoy!

Originally Posted by Eight View Post

So I'm catching up, so this comment goes back to the Living with the Land post.

It is funny, how compelling it is to photograph that ride, even if it's just plants. And the fish. And the alligators. I had alligator once, it was terrible. I'm not sure if it was just cooked badly or what, but it was gross. Or maybe it was crocodile. Either way...

I also find Dr. Nigel in the moon quite creepy. It just looks so weird! But the butterfly optical illusion is cool.

And Captain EO IS mind blowing! I agree, way better than Honey, I Shrunk the Audience. I think I went on that once or twice when I was a kid and vowed to never go on it again. I don't remember why.

And what, there's like a house model in Innovations? So weird. I've never even heard of it.
Yay for catching up! Haha you're so right about taking pictures on Living with the Land. It's just automatic even when I tell myself NOT to take pictures!

Yeah, there are a few things I like seeing in Figment, but that moon makes me cringe! If I had to ride that by myself, I think I'd panic!

I was scared of HISTA when I was younger because of the feeling of the mice at your feet and the big snake or lion or something that came at you.

Yup! It seems so strange for that house to be inside the Innoventions building, but it's right there!

Originally Posted by klacey1 View Post
Ahh, I'm sorry you didn't like Raglan Road! I can definitely see how it's not for everyone-- it has a very specific atmosphere. The food does look delicious from the photos, though! We're going in August-- I can't wait to try the battered mini sausages. There's a place in the Bronx where my dad lives that does battered sausages-- they're a heart attack on a plate, but so yummy!!
Ooo, yeah, the sausages were really good. I just wouldn't suggest ordering a meal that includes sausage after eating a ton of those appetizers!

Originally Posted by Lovemy3babes View Post
Oh, bummer on Raglan Road. I am just like you with the noise, movement, etc. I couldn't do it for long either. I like to be able to hear myself think. Well, now you can say you tried it and don't have to go back if you don't choose to. Onto better things!
There are so many other restaurants that we're eager to try, so we won't make it back to Raglan Road any time soon!
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