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Old 08-06-2014, 11:57 PM   #1
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Every TS restaurant, ranked first to worst.

Here’s every table service restaurant we've been to, ranked first to worst.

Everything counts here, food quality, atmosphere, service – I rank the total package. Some I've been to several times, others only once. I've peobably forgotten a restaurant or two. With the exception of the Empress Room, I've left out any restaurants that don't exist anymore.

For background, we’re a family of 7. My wife and I were here on our honeymoon in 1994, and the kids’ first visit was in 2004.

As for restaurants still on my list. My wife and I will be going to Yachtsman’s in February, and the family may get to Raglan Road and Beaches and Cream then too. We’ll probably get to Sanaa in 2016 and possibly hit another Signature as well. Eventually, I'll get to all of them.

Without further ado, here’s the list…

Victoria & Albert’s – Easily the best restaurant in WDW, you owe it to yourself to try it at least once.
Empress Room on the Empress Lilly – Before V&A’s, this was the top restaurant, and it was quite good.
Todd English’s bluezoo – Great food, great service, adult atmosphere.
Jiko – Simply a fantastic restaurant, the best Disney owned Signature.
Le Cellier – Cheddar cheese soup, fake poutine, mushroom risotto fillet, and crème brulee – my perfect meal.
Monsieur Paul – Truffle soup!
Citrico’s – Not much to say, but really good food.
Artist Point – Love the variety.
Hollywood Brown Derby – when in HS, this is it if you’re looking for good food.
Fulton’s Crab House – Simply prepared sea food, but it has been generally good.
California Grill – Only ate here once, just did not like any of my food. I am willing to give it another try though.
Coral Reef – I know many don’t like it, but I’ve never been disappointed.
Boma – Yea it’s a buffet, but it’s a really good one.
Cinderella’s Castle – It’s in the castle, that’s got to be worth something.
Be Our Guest – The other “castle”.
Les Chef’s de France – Has been consistently good. Now that they don’t take TIW, may not go again.
Via Napoli’s – The best pizza in the parks.
Rose & Crown – Love the setting,
Grand Floridian Café – How can you go wrong with Lobster Eggs benedict for breakfast.
Biergarten – I’m a carnivore, and there’s a lot of meat here.
Tusker House – Very good variety of food.
T-Rex – I know it’s loud, I know the food is so-so, but I like it.
‘Ohana – Endless meat on skewers – I’m pretty happy with that.
Boatwright’s – I’m a big fan of the gumbo and jambalaya.
Liberty Tree Tavern – The family likes lunch more than dinner.
Tony’s Town Square – I loved the short ribs and risotto combo.
Kona Café – Ate lunch here, so no Tonga Toast, but the sticky wings were excellent.
Whispering Canyon Café – I’m at WDW, I like the antics.
Rainforest Café – Apparently I’m a sucker for animatronic animals.
50’s Prime Time Café – One of my sons was putty in our waiter’s hands. Hillarious.
Cape May – I really like the character breakfast, the dinner not as much.
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano – We’re big on Italian, but not “too” Italian.
1900 Park Fare – Very good character breakfast.
Crystal Palace – Reasonably decent food and some of our favorite characters.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Café – Great concept and setting. The food? Did I mention the great setting, don’t go for the food.
Chef Mickey’s – Best characters, fair food at best.
Trail’s End – Inexpensive (for Disney), OK food. Unless you’re at FW for a reason, it’s far too difficult to get to.
Yak & Yeti – This one’s tough. It’s probably far better than its ranking, but I was having a rough day.
Restaurantasaurus – Went here years ago when it was a character breakfast. I should have picked something else.
Hollywood and Vine – Something had to be last, H&V is it – Loud, relatively poor food, and not my choice of characters.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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I've eaten at 38 out of 245 restaurants at Walt Disney World (16%)
I've eaten at 16 out of 87 quick service/counter service restaurants at Walt Disney World (18%)
I've eaten at 19 out of 73 table-service restaurants at Walt Disney World (26%)
I've eaten at 2 out of 18 signature restaurants at Walt Disney World (11%)
I've eaten at 1 out of 3 dinner show restaurants at Walt Disney World (33%)

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Old 08-08-2014, 08:39 PM   #3
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What a great rundown. I'd largely agree except via Napoli would be higher on my list and Fulton way lower. Maybe I had a bad experience there as it seemed very red lobster to me. Via on the other hand is our go to each and every trip, dream of their pizza. And H&V as last, perfect choice.
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