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Old 05-21-2012, 04:34 AM   #376
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Of those three I would pick Margaritaville and remember...Lombard's is in the Studios so what time you eat will depend on the park hours. Food service stops 30 minutes prior to park closing.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:31 AM   #377
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If you could only pick one of these:

NBA City, Margaritaville or Lombardi's Seafood?

We have 6 people in the party and this is our last night.

I have already eaten steak and italian so we are looking for something easy but tasty.

Important to us since this is our last night I don't want to waste a lot of time eating when the parks close at either 9pm or 10pm.

I expect to be eating around 6pm.
I would say Margaritaville. I've always had really good food and service there. It's also a fun atmosphere.

Ive eaten at NBA City and did not enjoy it at all. Food and service were both just meh. Although, this was basically the first week, if not right before, it opened publicly, so it could definitely have improved.

If you aren't stuck on those restaurants, I really enjoy pat o briens.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:34 AM   #378
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I have tried open table for ressies for 10 in September and some show the dates are okay and some don't is this normal !!I know it is supposed to be 3 months out but as some are showing I wondered why others weren'r !!!???? Also I can't seem to pull up Bubbas at all ?????
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:36 AM   #379
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I have tried open table for ressies for 10 in September and some show the dates are okay and some don't is this normal !!I know it is supposed to be 3 months out but as some are showing I wondered why others weren'r !!!???? Also I can't seem to pull up Bubbas at all ?????

No clue why some restaurants are changing but I wouldn't worry about it with your dates.
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No clue why some restaurants are changing but I wouldn't worry about it with your dates.
You are QUICK Dam0!!Any suggestions on what to type in for Bubbas?????
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I recommend Magaritaville
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:25 AM   #382
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Thanks for this thread ! *Lots of great info. *Were seasoned WDW veterans, but this June were making our first ever on-property stay at PBR and figuring out the dining in a whole new park is a bit overwhelming.

Anyway, I made a reservation for our first night (were spening the whole day at the hotel - no parks) at Mama Dellas, but noticed there's very little comment on it in this thread. *Any opinions ? *We like big family dinners, and really like Italian food (were planning on trips to Via Napoli, Il Mulino and Tutto Gusto over the rest of the trip)

Our second day, were planning on meeting a big group at Margaritaville. *I cant seem to figure out how to make a rezzie for a table for 13 (open table wont do it for groups over 8). *Any idea how to do that ? *Trying to walk in with a big group in late June seems like a recipe for disaster.
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If you could only pick one of these:

NBA City, Margaritaville or Lombardi's Seafood?

We have 6 people in the party and this is our last night.

I have already eaten steak and italian so we are looking for something easy but tasty.

Important to us since this is our last night I don't want to waste a lot of time eating when the parks close at either 9pm or 10pm.

I expect to be eating around 6pm.
The answer depends upon which park you are in prior to dining, and which park you intend to return to after dining. If you're in Universal Studios prior to dining, and plan to continue exploring Universal Studios after dining, you should probably dine in the park, which would be Lombardi's Seafood from your list. If that is your plan, I suggest a 4th dining option - Finnegan's. Like Lombardi's, it also is located in Universal Studios; Therefore, you will not need to leave US and then re-enter US after dining.

However, if you plan to park-hop between US and IOA while dining, then the Citywalk restaurants are a viable option. Of the two you listed (NBA City and Margaritaville), I would suggest Margaritaville in this situation. For an additional Citywalk dining option, there's Hard Rock Cafe.
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Personally, I love Margaritaville but I haven't ever eaten at NBA City. It does get a lot of rave reviews too.
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Thanks for this thread ! *Lots of great info. *Were seasoned WDW veterans, but this June were making our first ever on-property stay at PBR and figuring out the dining in a whole new park is a bit overwhelming.

Anyway, I made a reservation for our first night (were spening the whole day at the hotel - no parks) at Mama Dellas, but noticed there's very little comment on it in this thread. *Any opinions ? *We like big family dinners, and really like Italian food (were planning on trips to Via Napoli, Il Mulino and Tutto Gusto over the rest of the trip)

Our second day, were planning on meeting a big group at Margaritaville. *I cant seem to figure out how to make a rezzie for a table for 13 (open table wont do it for groups over 8). *Any idea how to do that ? *Trying to walk in with a big group in late June seems like a recipe for disaster.
You can call for priority seating too.


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You are QUICK Dam0!!Any suggestions on what to type in for Bubbas?????
You can't make reservations for Bubbas for some strange reason.
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You can't make reservations for Bubbas for some strange reason.
Last time I was at Bubba Gump's, they also didn't support express seating for onsite guests. That's been a few years though, so it could have changed by now.
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The answer depends upon which park you are in prior to dining, and which park you intend to return to after dining. If you're in Universal Studios prior to dining, and plan to continue exploring Universal Studios after dining, you should probably dine in the park, which would be Lombardi's Seafood from your list. If that is your plan, I suggest a 4th dining option - Finnegan's. Like Lombardi's, it also is located in Universal Studios; Therefore, you will not need to leave US and then re-enter US after dining.

However, if you plan to park-hop between US and IOA while dining, then the Citywalk restaurants are a viable option. Of the two you listed (NBA City and Margaritaville), I would suggest Margaritaville in this situation. For an additional Citywalk dining option, there's Hard Rock Cafe.
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I am thinking of doing a stop in the afternoon at IOA and then the evening at US so Margaritaville might be the best option on our way over.
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Last time I was at Bubba Gump's, they also didn't support express seating for onsite guests. That's been a few years though, so it could have changed by now.
I think it is still that way.
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http://www.margaritavilleorlando.com...?page=policies
Thnaks, Damo. Youve been super helpful. i called and it just happened to be 30 days out, so I got our group of 13 on the priority list for the night we want to go. Looking forward to it - we always have fun at Margaritaville.
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