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Old 07-22-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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(Insert Witty Dining Review Title Here) June 17-24 (updated 8/5)

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Hey Y'all. I just finished my TR

My Feet are Killing Me And I Want a Lollipop

and I just wasn't ready to stop reliving our absolutely wonderful trip last month. So I thought I would put together a dining review. I hope that you will enjoy reading along and that my reviews help you in choosing restaurants in Disney on your next vacation. I have read a good many dining reviews and they have really helped me decide which places to eat and which to possibly avoid.

Oh, and be ready for lots of food porn. Essential to every dining review, I think.

So I guess Introductions are in order. On this trip, my DH, DS11, DD8 and myself stayed at Old Key West Resort form June 17-24. Hop on over to my TR if you would like to see photos of the resort. I have A LOT. It was a wonderful place to stay and we would go back in a minute.

Here is DH and the kids in front of our 1 BR villa at Old Key West


And here's a picture of me and the kids




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Old 07-22-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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The restaurants we ate at are listed below.

Friday, June 17 - Dinner at Olivia's at Old Key West Resort

Saturday, June 18 - Snacks at Hollywood studios

Saturday, June 18 - Lunch at Sci-Fi Dine-in

Saturday, June 18 - Dinner at Whispering Canyon

Sunday, June 19 - Father's Day - Lunch at Sunshine Seasons

Sunday, June 19 - Father's Day - Dinner at California Grill

Monday, June 20 - Breakfast at Tusker House

Monday, June 20 - Snacks at Animal Kingdom

Monday, June 20 - Dinner at Wolfgang Puck's Express

Tuesday, June 21 - Lunch at LeCellier

Tuesday, June 21 - Snacks at Epcot

Tuesday, June 21 - Dinner from Good's To Go at OKW

Wednesday, June 22 - Breakfast at Olivia's at OKW

Wednesday, June 22 - Dinner at Raglan Road

Thursday, June 23 - Breakfast at Main St. Bakery

Thursday, June 23 - Lunch at Columbia Harbor House

Thursday, June 23 - Dinner at Good's To Go

Friday, June 24 - Breakfast at Sunshine Seasons

Friday, June 24 - Snacks in Germany

Friday, June 24 - Snacks in France

Friday, June 24 - Dinner at Electric Umbrella

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I'm in!! I just love dining reviews!!! looking forward to see where you ate.
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:17 PM   #5
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Friday, June 17 - Dinner at Olivia's

So we drove down that day and got the resort about 4:30ish. We checked in and got situated and tried to go swimming, but they had the pool closed since there had been some rain and lightening. We checked out the gift shop and on a whim, we decided to see if Olivia's could seat us for dinner.



We got seated right away even though we didn’t have a reservation. Karen was our server and she was very friendly and accommodating. We told her about DD’s nut allergy and the chef came out to talk to us. There wasn’t much on their children’s menu to worry about, but it was nice that he come out anyway.

I ordered a Magic Star Cocktail - Light up your celebration with X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, and a souvenir multicolored glow cube. The kids loved the blinking ice cube they give you. And the drink was very tasty. Sweet boozy fun.





DH ordered a Grand Margarita - 1800 Reposado Tequila, Grand Marnier, Lime Juice, and Sweet-and-Sour. He really liked it.



The kids had sodas



They brought out some yummy bread. I think it was the same kind you get at Ohana’s but I’m not sure. It was a pineapple coconut bread. VERY good.



DD ordered the children’s pizza and apple slices. She liked the pizza, but the brown sugar that they put on the apple slices turned her off and she wouldn’t eat them. Don’t ya just love picky kids ?? DD is very picky and it is often a source of great frustration.





DS ordered a cheeseburger – he said it was good. It looked and smelled good.





DH and I decided to split an entrée, But for starters, I ordered a salad - Mixed Green Salad - with citrus vinaigrette (very good)



and DH got the soup of the day, which was Chicken Tortilla soup. This was excellent. Lots of flavor with a little bit of heat. We really liked it.



For our entrée DH and I decided to split the Pork Chop - Grilled Pork Chop with a Chipotle Barbecue Sauce with Macaroni and Cheese and Steamed Spinach. This was very tasty. I really enjoyed the sweet/savory sauce they had on the pork chop. Mac and Cheese and Spinach were good as well.



For dessert, we ordered the Chocolate cake with raspberry sauce. It was moist and tasty.



The kids got the make your own ice cream sundae. DD got one with just sprinkles and chocolate because the chef was worried candy covered pieces (M&M looking candies) would have some cross contamination with nuts.







The rotating fan mechanism on the ceiling was really cool.



Overall this was a very good meal and we would go there again. Service was excellent as well. We paid OOP for this meal and used our Tables in Wonderland Card and got a 20% discount.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
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Great food reviews! Just wondering how you liked the 1 bedroom at OKW??
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The pork chop looks really yummy! And fun for the kids to make their own sundaes!!
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Great food reviews! Just wondering how you liked the 1 bedroom at OKW??
And thanks !! We LOVED OKW and the 1 BR was very spacious. There's TONS of OKW photos in my TR - link in my signature

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The pork chop looks really yummy! And fun for the kids to make their own sundaes!!
It really was good. I would order it again for sure. The hidden gem in that meal was the Chicken Tortilla Soup. I was really surprised at how good it tasted. Very yummy. Yes, the kids liked those sundaes. And it gave them a reason to play with their food.
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Snacks at Hollywood Studios.


We had had a early breakfast at the resort, and our lunch ADR wasn’t until 1:30 PM. While we were waiting for our TSM fast pass time to open up, we decided to use some of our snack credits. DD and Dh each got a Mickey Ice Cream Bar





She’s a MESS !!


DS got a frozen Coke



And I got a Frozen Raspberry Lemonade



These were YUMMY and so refreshing on a hot day.

We will definitely be getting these frozen goodies again !!
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So far so good! Really like your detailed writing style!
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:02 PM   #14
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Lunch at Sci-Fi Dine-In


We had 1:30 ADR’s for Sci-Fi Dine-In. I was very excited about eating here. And I wish I could say that I got some awesome photos, but it was too dark and I didn’t want to be rude and use flash, so here are the best photos I could get.





Yeah …. I know ….. lame.

We checked in and actually had to wait about 15 min. before we got seated. Jessie was our server and she was very cute and sweet and gave us very good service. It was very dark and hard to see the menu. Thankfully, I had researched it on Allears.net before we came, so I had a pretty good idea about what we should order. DH said we couldn’t see the menu at all.

DD ordered the kids macaroni and she didn’t like it at all. She said it wasn’t cheesy enough. She ate all of her fries though.

DS ordered a burger and some onion rings and he loved it.

DH and I split

The Reuben - Corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing on marble rye bread, served with a pickle spear and a choice of cucumber salad of french fries.

I really liked it. It wasn’t the best Rueben ever, but it was good and filling. They even split it up for us and gave us each a pickle.

We all had cokes or diet cokes to drink.

For dessert, DD got the ice cream sundae which she loved.

DS got a chocolate milkshake which he loved as well, but he was too full to finish it. He couldn’t finish his burger either, so it was good thing that DH and I split something so we each took a couple of bites of his burger and It was VERY good.

For our desert, DH and I ordered

A Sweet Ending To Your Celebration... Cheesecake - with raspberry sauce and treats

Which turned out to be more of a red velvet cake with a thick cheesecake icing It wasn’t what I was expecting it would be at all. It was OK. There wasn’t any taste in the red velvet part, but the cheesecake part was good. It just wasn’t what I was expecting when I order cheesecake.

Overall, we loved this restaurant and would definitely go back. The old 50’s movie clips and drive in movie decor were really fun. But if we went again ?? I would definitely order a burger.

Oh, and the food porn gets better, I promise !!
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Those pics of your daughter cracked me up!! That frozen coke sounds really good!!
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