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Old 01-09-2009, 08:07 PM   #241
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Bump...time for more! Feed my need...only 31 more days to kill
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:57 PM   #242
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I've just found this thread - and have spent the last wee while drooling over all the different things that USF have to offer.

We always have dinner at HRC - but are never sure where else to try. Now I've seen so many great places my family will enjoy, we're spoiled for choice.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:22 PM   #243
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We'll be there for 4 days starting Thursday. I will make sure to post pics here upon our return.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:52 AM   #244
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:50 AM   #245
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Bump! 20 more days to go. Any more pics anyone? Please...
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:18 AM   #246
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comparing

I am sure this has been asked before, so forgive me.
How would you rate/compare the food at US/IOA to WDW? Price/Value?

I have been to WDW several times and I personally feel the value & quality of the food has sadly declined over the last 2-3 years. We have never been to US/IOA but are planning a trip next year. Do you find the food to be consistantly good or is it hit & miss. Is there a "can't miss" rest.? Just curious to hear opinions. Thanks
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:03 AM   #247
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our family prefers the food at universal over disney,
and that covers the counter service and table service .



if we ever get food that is cold, not right, etc, it is no issue to have it replaced at universal.
we did not have that happen very easily at disney.


the cs has more variety at universal.
check out the universalorlando.com website to get the listings of the food choices at the cs places in the park.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:28 PM   #248
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agree...better selection AND food at UO. We think the value is worth the $, which could be a little pricer..... Must do Mville
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:17 AM   #249
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Having only visited UO/IOA for two days of our last trip and dining at only one place we are really looking forward to our 4 night stay and being able to compare the food to Disney's food. We are huge Disney foodies hoping that UO/IOA will be as good or better!
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:00 PM   #250
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agree...better selection AND food at UO. We think the value is worth the $, which could be a little pricer..... Must do Mville
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:36 PM   #251
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Here are a few from last week. Keep in mind that we weren't staying onsite so we didn't hit the hotel restaurants.

Mythos for lunch on 1-15





Pastabilities - Imported pasta and seasonal ingredients created daily - $14.95. This was a wild mushroom alfredo with a tomato sauce base and chicken breast. Yummy!


Blueberry and Pistachio Crusted Grilled Pork - With blue cheese and a port wine sauce. Served with smokey cheddar macaroni and cheese $13.50. According to the wife this was by far the best meal for the money that she ate on our trip (we were at Disney too). We like our pork a little more rare than this came out but the overall flavor was great! This is an awesome deal for $13.50 considering a hamburger meal can run you $10 or so!!


What was left of my pasta.


Thunder Falls in Jurassic Park -
Rotisserie Chicken - Slow roasted rotisserie spiced chicken. $9.99


Finnegans (right across from The Mummy entrance - Tipperary Corned Beef Sandwich - Fresh baked pretzel roll piled with warm corned beef. Topped with sauteed onions and Swiss Cheese. Served with wedge fries. $10.95


Misty Isle Mixed Grill - Country sausage and breast of chicken grilled with apple-smoked bacon and toasted garlic mashed potatoes, served with root cellar vegetables $11.95 - oops...took a bite of the chicken


Confisco Grill - Trader Wings - Your choice of traditional spicy Buffalo Style or Peach Chipotle BBQ. Served with Celery Sticks and Bleu Cheese for dipping. $7.49


Confisco's Fries - Nestled in Our Signature Cone and served with Fantastic Dipping Sauces on the side. $4.99 (peach chipotle and cheese)


Croissant Moon Club Sandwich - Smoked Turkey Breast, Crispy Bacon, Fresh Leaf Lettuce, Juicy Tomatoes and Balsamic Mayonnaise. Served with Red Bliss Potato Salad and Fresh Fruit. $8.99


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Old 01-21-2009, 03:39 PM   #252
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That sandwich from Finnegans looks awesome!! Must get it!
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:39 PM   #253
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Oh Finnegans,had the Bangers and Mash there OOOH!!

Thunder Falls chicken is soo juicy!!!

The only place I have found too compare US & DW food wise is at Epcot,Germany..I love brats and crouts..

But the price for the food you get goes to Universal hands down!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:46 AM   #254
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Would love to see more pics of counter service meals...
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:23 AM   #255
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