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Old 03-20-2011, 12:13 AM   #16
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My favorites:

Counter service: Louie's, San Francisco Pastry Co. (I think that's what it was called, correct me if I'm wrong), Monsters Cafe (when open)

Table service: Jake's at Royal Pacific Resort, Mythos in IOA. If you can be there during character dining, try Islands Dining Room at RPR too. It's fun.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:28 AM   #17
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What kind of character dining do they have available at the parks and the resorts? (Which restaurants, which characters, etc.)
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:30 AM   #18
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US: Finnegan's
IOA: Confisco's Grill
City Walk: Margaritaville
HRH: Beach Club
RPR: Jake's
We ate at Confiscos and Margaritaville. Great food at both. Get the Volcano Nachos from Margaritaville, OMG they're good!!
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:06 AM   #19
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have a few ? about restaurants in both parks and pastamore in CW. I have my mythos & confiscos character breakfast ressies along with the scooby doo ressie @ the kitchen. Most of what I have seen so far is mainly table service rest. My ds is 8 & I am interested in snack and counter service places that he will enjoy. Of course it would be nice if the food was great/good at all of them, but I am more interested in the "theme" and such. I really want him to enjoy himself and have fun. I hope that makes sense. I mean, Chef Mickey and Sci Fi have stinky food, but he loves them both so we go kwim? Any suggestions will be appreciated!!!! TIA!
Thanks for the quick replies! I have been going over the different sites and the food is normally the topic. Now I have a starting place and can go from there!
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:49 AM   #20
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What kind of character dining do they have available at the parks and the resorts? (Which restaurants, which characters, etc.)
There is a Spiderman breakfast at Confisco's at Islands of Adventure.

Also at the resorts, different characters make appearances. You would have to ask at the hotel which night the characters are appearing and at which restaurants. We had the Scooby Doo characters at the Island Restaurant at RPR.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:04 AM   #21
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We always seem to hit the same places every time we go! I guess because we like them so much.

US - Louies (CS) for a whole pizza pie which is very economical as far as theme park food goes. Feeds 4 or 5.

IOA - Mythos (TS) for lunch or an early dinner if park hours allow. For a few more $$ than CS you can get a really great meal in a beautifully themed restaurant.

RPR - Poolside! We love to sit by the pool in the afternoons and enjoy lunch at the poolside tables. I've never had a bad meal here and the kids love to be able to swim and play while waiting for their food. Can't beat it! Just remember tips are included in poolside drinks and dining.

Citywalk- been to NBA, Hardrock, Bubba Gump and Margarittaville. All were fine, but none were standouts that have to be revisited like the above.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:46 AM   #22
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We too always seem to haunt the same places.

In IOA we love Thunder Falls Terrace and Confisco Grille, both excellent value for money. Mythos is also good.

In US.....for TS we adore Lombards, Finnegans was alright for us but wouldn`t rush back. Love Louie`s Pizza and enjoyed Richter Burger.

Citywalk.....Margaritaville every time, always have wonderful food in there and the place is fun on a plate Also had a good meal at NBA.
We did not enjoy Nascar or HRC very much at all.

RPR......they are all fantastic. Jakes Bar....cocktails, ribs, burgers, sandwiches, pizza and atmosphere all great. Staff are among the friendliest I have ever came across. Scooby and shaggy go in there as well.

Orchids lounge Sushi bar at night is wonderful.........really fresh and very reasonably priced. Again lovely cocktails.

Orchids lounge for breakfast......wide choice of individual items like cereal, muffins,pastries, yoghurt, fresh fruit, cinammon bun and all sorts of drinks. Very good value for money.

Pool bar food is also of exceptional standard. One of the nicest burgers ever.

Islands Restaurant we have only eaten the buffet breakfast a couple of times as we got some complimentary vouchers to use.....it was lovely. Have never eaten here at night time.

Tchoup Chop.......I think we must be the only people who were not blown away by here. Atmosphere was good but found the food average. But I do think most will disagree with us on this as it does seem to get fantastic reviews.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:29 PM   #24
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Crepes and Frozen Lemonade

Is there any place to get crepes? How about frozen Lemonade? These are my 2 favorite things.
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Is there any place to get crepes? How about frozen Lemonade? These are my 2 favorite things.
Lots of frozen lemonade at several carts around the parks. I don't know about crepes though.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:03 PM   #26
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Hi I would love to know at what time Margaritaville and Bubba Gumps open ,Im planning on eating lunch at one and dinner at the other one.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:38 AM   #27
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Anyone have an idea about more healthier food options inside IOA? I've lost about 40lbs and don't want to fall off the wagon when I'm at IOA.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #28
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Hi I would love to know at what time Margaritaville and Bubba Gumps open ,Im planning on eating lunch at one and dinner at the other one.
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Both are open for lunch and dinner. According to the Universal website, Bubba Gump's opens at 11am and Margaritaville opens at 11:30am. On many past trips, we had lunch at Margaritaville on the day we arrive. We find it a great way of getting into our vacation mood.
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Anyone have an idea about more healthier food options inside IOA? I've lost about 40lbs and don't want to fall off the wagon when I'm at IOA.
Most restaurants (table and counter) offer healthy options like salads so you should have nothing to worry about.
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